Currently loving: basics

I know it’s far more exciting to talk about the newest YSL lipstick, but sometimes a beauty routine just needs a few basics to make it work. Here are a few that I’ve been loving recently…

Boots Essentials, Cucumber Cleansing Wipes

Hardly a product to get your heart racing with excitement, but I do love these. They smell nice and they are a refreshing quick cleanse when I get home from work. Plus they are so cheap I don’t have a problem using quite a few when doing the blogger-swatching routine. I picked these up last week when they were 3 for £3 – bargain tastic. Highly recommend, no – they don’t take every inch of make-up off, but they refresh.

Oral B Pro Expert Toothpaste*

Yup, you read that right – a toothpaste. I really like this, mostly because the taste reminds me of American chewing gum (yes, might sound odd…it has that really strong, super minty flavour that is also a little bit sweet) This toothpaste also has a gritty texture, that might sound odd again, but I like it – super refreshing and leaves teeth feeling really, really clean. It also has all sorts of apparently amazing, highly scientific ingredients to stop staining, which I won’t try to explain… but is an added bonus.

Dove Invisible Dry Stick Deodorant

I’ve mentioned my love of Dove deodorant before, this is no different – simple, but I love it. I do think the stick style seems to do good things for my underarm skin. It feels like it doesn’t get as irritated when shaving. Plus it has that classic Dove scent. Nope, another very non-glam choice – but it kinda defeats the point of having nice make-up if you smell of B.O…

Jergens Naturals Cocoa Butter Moisturiser*

You can’t beat a bit of Jergens for all over moisturising, I’ve pretty much finished this bottle and love it. It really does an amazing job of moisturising, especially after I came back from holiday – I really needed it. It does the job, smells nice, absorbs quickly and leaves skin soft. What’s not to like?

So there we have it, my picks of my current favourite beauty basics. Which beauty basics do you rely on as part of your beauty routine??

Products marked with a * are PR samples. All others bought by me.



  1. Victoria
    September 28, 2011 / 11:26 am

    i also use the boots wipes! they arent harsh on my skin i just wish they got all the makeup off!

  2. October 10, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    I regularly stock up on the Boots wipes when they’re on the 3 for £3-agree, they’re not the greatest at getting rid of makeup but I use them before using a full on cleansing makeup removal routine. Works for me!x

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