LA BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Here are my ultimate LA beauty essentials that I couldn't have gone away without!... 


LASHES BY LIANA
My 'I couldn't ever go away without you' beauty essential has to be my AMAZING eyelash extensions by Lashes by Liana. It was such a treat to have my lashes looking perfect during my entire holiday! Even on my no-makeup days lounging by the pool and sunbathing on the beach they were an absolute DREAM being waterproof it meant I could go in and out of the water without having to worry about panda eyes! So if you're a water baby like me and thats one of the reasons you've never had your lashes done before a holiday, please don't let that put you off! 
It was so nice to wake up every morning with perfect lashes and cut my getting ready time in half- who wouldn't want that? 


TOP TIP: I recommend having your lower lashes done too, they look incredible! 


CLARINS INSTANT SMOOTH
This award-winning primer by Clarins is such a little saviour, its so silky and velvety to apply and holds your foundation on all day acting like a makeup magnet! (It also reduces the appearance of pores too!) 

TOP TIP: You can even wear this primer on its on if you're having a non-makeup day- just gives your skin that extra oomph and smoothes out fine lines, wrinkles and helps to disguise uneven skin tone.
                                              VICHY AQUALIA SERUM 
I literally don't know what I would've done without this serum with me! It saved my skin from dehydration due to my 11 hour flight, and over-exposure to the sun during my holiday. I applied it before and half way through my long-haul flight and noticed immediate results. It was the first time I'd tried it so I really put it to the test as my skin was feeling dry and lacking radiance prior to my flight, it most definitely gave it the pre holiday skin boost I needed and was fab whilst I was away too after long days in the sunshine. I highly recommend investing in this as part of your winter skincare regime, your skin will love you for it. 

TOP TIP: Use this in the morning and evening for the very best results- my skin has been behaving incredibly well these last few weeks since I first started using it and this has been the only new skincare product I've added to my regime. 


NAILS INC GEL EFFECT NAIL VARNISH 
As you probably already know I'm a huge fan of Nails Inc nail varnishes, and I'm so glad I discovered this before my holiday as it saved me from going to get my nails done and giving into tempting shellac!! My nails have finally recovered from my shellac days and I don't intend on going back especially when there are long lasting, chip-free brands like this to keep my nails looking perfect.I adore this colour, Hyde Park Place chic and versatile.

TOP TIP: I advise applying two coats and a top coat for extra long wear and added gloss!


KIEHL'S LIP BALM #1
I bought this lip balm after a recommendation by a friend and I'm so glad I listened as it's probably the best lip balm I've used to date! I actually love the look of it on my lips as a lip sheen, not to mention it saved my lips from being scorched my the californian sunshine! 

TOP TIP: Apply a thin layer before your lipstick, it adds extra gloss and keeps your lips super hydrated! 


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