Beauty Products I Couldn't Live Without

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - this gets a lot of hype in beauty circles, but all for good reason. It's the only topcoat I use now and I find that this paired with a good gel based polish will last me well over a week before touch ups are needed. I also tend to paint my nails in the evening, so having freedom from worrying about the dreaded duvet print in the morning is a wondrous thing.

Clinique Happy - it's only as I've got older that I've begun to pay more attention to fragrance and this Clinique option is slowly becoming my trademark. A fresh, citrus-based floral; this breaks my usual opposition towards feminine scents. It's easy to wear and lasts all day - what more could you ask for?

Anastsia Dipbrow Pomade - as someone with less than perfect eyebrows, I swear by this stuff. It saved my skin when I was recovering from a seriously disastrous bout of over-plucking and even now that they've grown back I use it religiously. It makes such a difference to the overall appearance of my brows, defining and enhancing them whilst still looking incredibly natural. One of mine is naturally a little more angular than the other, so this is the perfect product for evening them out and making them look a bit more twin-like.

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm - sheer lips are the only way for me and very little has impressed me more than the Burt's Bees Tinted Balms. A subtle wash of colour alongside a healthy dose of moisture and nourishment has me sold. Red Dahlia is probably my favourite shade and very rarely leaves my handbag, although there are colours to suit every taste. 

Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream - I've been wearing Dr Jart+ BB formulas all the way through summer and I can't see my obsession with them ending any time soon. My skin is looking and feeling better now than it ever did in my teens, so I suppose that's the main reason behind my switch to more lightweight bases. Water Fuse is light and comfortable whilst still managing to cover redness and leave a healthy sheen to the skin.

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