self-confessed goo hoarder.

Many months ago I was tagged by my friend Des (@elledesire on instagram) to post a photo of what makeup/beauty products I regularly use. After a gentle nudge from her, I'm finally getting around to doing it. ;) By the way, it wasn't until I sat down to write this post that I realised just how much goo I have. Oops.

MAKEUP REGULARS. This is my usual routine. If I'm feeling lazy, I'll leave it at bb cream and mascara. It's sufficient, haha. (I've never been one for eyeshadow or blush - my face is red enough hahaha!)

Rimmel BB Cream / This stuff is ace. That's all that needs to be said. Rimmel Foundation / I'm not totally happy with my foundation but this one works for now and I can't be bothered to try a new one and I'm totally broke anyway so I need to use it all up before I even consider buying something else. Yeah... It does the job. Napoleon Perdis concealer / I love this one. It lasts such a long time! I think it might actually be foundation and if you mix it with moisturiser it works pretty well. This is one of my favourite products and essential for trying to cover up evidence of late night TV marathons. Maybelline eyeliner This is my very first liquid eyeliner. I finally got the courage to move up to liquid after hating the smudges that pencils and gels bring. It was difficult at first but I've got the hang of it now. I love winged eyeliner. That's my usual. MAC mascara / The MAC mascara is okay... but I'm not entirely sure it's worth it. I'm the type of person who thinks that the mascara actually does matter. (I remember Jenna Marbles saying they're all the same. NO.) The cheaper brands I've tried kind of suck so the MAC one is great in comparison to that. The best mascaras I ever had were from Avon and I loved them to pieces. Unfortunately I have lost my Avon contact (she worked with my mum) and I'm too awkward to 'request' a new one. So MAC will do. But it's running out so I'm going to need to find something else. Suggestions?

SHOWER REGULARS. Just kidding. I don't use all of these every day. I like to ~mix it up. Also I have a terrible habit of buying new products because they smell lovely even when I don't need anything and thus I have far too many body washes than can be necessary for anyone. Yeah, I'm a goo hoarder.

Dove Triple Moisturising Body Wash / this is my favourite favourite favourite of everything. It smells lovely, it makes my skin soft and smooth, it's soft but foams up to a perfect lather. Ahh, so much love. Head & Shoulders shampoo/conditioner Ehhh. I don't love this but I don't hate it. It does the job, I guess. Organix shampoo/conditioner / these smell delicious. But I don't love them for some reason. I alternate between these and H&S (and sometimes mix and match). Whatever. Dove exfoliating facial cleanser I love this product! It's the right blend of soft and rough and it leaves me face feeling so smooth. The bottle says to use it daily, but I don't. Instead I use it every couple of days and the rest of the time I use... QV wash(forgot to take a photo!) So soft! So smooth! So lovely! This is a really gentle wash, perfect for sensitive skin and cutie little faces. It's good for all over your body, too. Body Shop Vineyard Peach shower gel Ugh, this one smells delicious. Totally worth stalking every single Body Shop store for. Whenever I use it, in the bath or shower, it makes the bathroom smell so lovely. The only thing I dislike about it is that the smell doesn't stay on your skin. Like, at all. I know, BOOO. But it's still lovely. Body Shop Peach body scrub I don't know about this one, to be honest. It was given to me as a gift because I loved the peach shower gel so much and sure, it still has the delicious scent but I don't think I like it as a scrub. Instead of exfoliating my skin in a lovely way, it somehow manages to be too hard and too gentle at the same time. But hey, I might be doing it wrong. Thoughts on that one? (It's a lovely scent!) Johnson's Kids Watermelon Top-To-Toe wash Ugh, childhood favourite. I still stock up on bottles when I run out. It has such a lovely smell and feels so gentle and kiddy. It's so nice to lather it all over myself, including my hair, when I'm tired or lazy and then just crawl into bed and have sweet, sweet watermelon dreams. Johnson's shower gel Bought this one because it (a) was on sale and (b) smelled delicious. I love using it for a bubble bath. (Showering is basically a hobby for me HAHAHA #awkward)

ETC. or miscellaneous. Whatever floats your boat.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh I don't love this one as much as I love the original Daisy or the new daisy sunshine but it's still a brilliant perfume. Unfortunately I have almost run out. The silver lining is that now I have an excuse to be poking around the Myer fragrance section, eyes glued to Daisy Sunshine. Hehe. Dove silky nourishing body cream As I was telling Des last night, I have far too many moisturisers. I buy them and then don't like them (I have very sensitive skin!) and they just pile up. This one is my favourite. It's lovely after a good exfoliate, and does wonders for my poor, pathetic feet. Also it smells lovely: of happy dreams and fluffy, white doonas. Lucas' Papaw Ointment I don't know about you, but I'm prone to chapped lips, basically all year round. It sucked, until I discovered this. Honestly, it's wonderful. Don't know what I'd do without it. I carry a tube everywhere with me and leave another beside my bed for middle-of-the-night ouchies.

So those are my regulars. What do you use? Any suggestions? Or differing opinions? :)


  1. You post so much now! =)
    Have you tried maybelline mascaras? They seem to be okay (I've heard) (although I would be the last person to know anything about makeup haha)
    I used to use QV wash! I can't remember the reason why I stopped, I think it was quite pricey though
    You seem to like Dove products, I haven't tried but I shall.
    I totally bought the lucas paw paw ointment after I read your favourites post and it has been a life saver hehe =)
    Have you tried the St Ives apricot scrub, it's quite good and Emzie uses it too =)

  2. hahaha yeah i guess i do!
    yeah i have tried maybelline and hated it. in fact i think i still have one lying around somewhere! but hey, maybe it was just a bad one.
    hmm well my mum buys the QV wash so I wouldn't know. ;)
    I LOVE DOOOOVE. Hehe, yes. Very much. :)
    HAHA really? Great! I actually bought the lucas papaw one because of Emzie - she alllllways had it at school. hehe.
    Nope, but I have been meaning to for quite a while so I will!

  3. love your blog hun! just followed you on blogger, bloglovin and insta! keep in touch lovely xx

  4. There's a bunch of mascaras I would recommend! I really like the Bourjois ones that you can get at Priceline. Illegal Length is good, I'm using Rimmel Wow Lash right now and really like it. Benefit's mascaras are good. Try the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation after you finish Lasting Finish! I might have to try that Dove silky body cream, sounds like heaven.

  5. Woohoo, writing all of this down! Thank you! :) New products are such fun, hehe.
    And yes, it really is heaven. *drools* :')

  6. I keep missing your blog posts apparently :(

    I love Rimmel products! I have their wake me up foundation and I absolutely love it, so maybe you should try that one? It has a very 'young' feel, and I do look awake when I wear it :D I have recently been using the Maybelline the falsies mascara and I think it is absolutely amazing, it can even make my sorry excuses for eyelashes look very decent :p

    There will never be a better brand than Dove, I love their everything! Dove and Nivea were my absolute go-to skincare ranges for years, but I have been trying to change it up a bit recently and have found that I like Garnier products a lot as well, so it was good to broaden my skincare horizons :p

  7. aww boo!

    Someone else has mentioned Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation so I'm definitely going to have to try it!
    Hehe, Dove is so great. <3