Beauty must haves

We all go through phases, where we find new things that we love and forget about our old favourites, but 
occasionally there are some things that are so incredible they always remain a staple. A lot of my beauty 
products are those that I've loved for a long time, and swear by. I like to stick to a routine as often as I can, 
so I thrive of knowing what I'm using; whether than be skincare, makeup or even food. I've seen a lot of 
people share their everyday staples, but since I've fell back in love with beauty products I wanted to share 
my beauty staples and must have items, that I cannot live without.

2 years ago it was nearly impossible to get your hands on the ELF putty primer as Jeffree Star duped it for 
the Tatcha silk canvas face primer over £40 dearer. This primer is unlike anything I've ever tried and is a 
favourite for a reason. Using a small amount on your finger this glides effortlessly over the skin, blurring 
out your pores giving your base a truly flawless base without any creases or moving throughout the day. 

The newest product in my collection is the Tarte shape tape concealer* but instantly this became a must 
have. Finding a concealer that is full coverage, lightweight and doesn't crease or move throughout the day 
is nearly impossible. But this somehow manages to do all of that, and is the reason it's America's number 1 
concealer brand. This contains Shea butter, mango butter and liquorice root to smooth, brighten and 
condition the skin whilst providing full coverage for 16 hours of wear. 

I never realised how much loved the Loreal true match powder until I tried using something else. The 
Loreal powders have become very popular recently as they blew up on TikTok due to their insane 
coverage. This gives you a flawless finish, and builds up coverage without looking cakey. A lot of people 
like to use these alone for a more natural base, however I like to wear it on top of my foundation to help 
me get a smooth canvas without any imperfections peaking through. 

For the last 3 or so years I have been using a primer before my mascara and it's made such a difference. 
The Loreal lash paradise mascara primer is my absolute favourite as it boosts yours lashes in length and 
volume to look even fuller than before. I don't have the longest natural lashes, so using a mascara primer 
not only helps enhance that but also gives the impression that I'm wear falsies, just without the hassle. 
Ever since I've been using a mascara primer, I cannot apply my mascara without it. 

If there is anyone to trust when it comes to creating a blinding highlighter its Jaclyn Hill. The Jaclyn Hill 
beaming light loose highlighter (extra) is all I've ever wanted. This is a dazzling white gold that is super 
intense yet buildable on the skin, helping you achieve that high impact wet glow look. 

I feel like I've raved on and on about my love for the Grounded Egyptian gold retinol serum*. Theres 
something about this serum that makes my skin drink it up. The mixture of hyaluronic acid and intense 
hydration is everything my skin needs, and this serum has it all. This helps target fine lines and wrinkles
 as well as dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, without clogging up my pores.

If I could recommend one product from Dermalogica to try out it would be the skin smoothing 
moisturiser*. Having sensitive skin, it can be hard to find products that work for me without giving me 
a reaction. A lot of moisturisers I've tried are very thick and heavy, which is a lot for my skin. This 
moisturiser has all the nourishing and beneficial properties that I want to help improve my skin overtime 
whilst being lightweight and letting my skin breathe. 

There are very few beauty products that I still like to collect, but the Dr Paw Paw multi purpose balms are 
one of them. They are beyond incredible and staples in my life. They were designed with the purpose of 
helping with eczema without any side affects, but have been adapted to be used on the hair, lips, skin and 
nails over time. These have repaired my lips a countless amount of times, whilst saving my cuticles and 
dry patches amongst my body when it gets to the colder seasons. There are only 2 of the balms that I do 
not own (shimmer and overnight) because I love them that much!

For years I've been using the Boots cucumber clay face mask and I continue to repurchase it. This is 
intended to only be on the skin for 3 minutes as it targets impurities and excess oils in the pores leaving it 
cleansed, toned and smooth. This works best on my skin, when I leave it on until it's complete dried like a 
regular face mask. This is one of the only face masks that I have purchased multiples off and that I notice 
immediate results with, doing what it aims to do! 

Batiste dry shampoo is a favourite to the majority of people. But there's something about this dry 
shampoo, that makes it so unique and sets it aside from other brands. The affordability and quality of this 
is beyond insane and unlike other dry shampoos that I've tried, this actually absorbs all the excess oil from 
the hair instead of sitting on top of it. I have used this for as long as I can remember and cannot imagine a 
day when another brand does it better! 

The Vaseline spray moisturiser has been my go to body lotion for at least 5 years now. Remembering to 
apply body lotion is something I've always sucked at, and I've never enjoyed the feel of it on my skin. 
Each one I've tried have either been too thick, heavy or sticky on the skin. I picked this up originally 
because I like the concept of a spray moisturiser, rather that it being in a tube or a pot. Now I buy it 
because it leaves my skin feeling super hydrated, nourished and silky smooth whilst immediately 
sinking into my skin, without leaving it feeling heavy or sticky. 

One of my all time favourite perfumes is Ted Baker sweet treats Mia. It's very rare that I will repurchase
 a fragrance, as I already have so many, but for this I had to make an exception. With notes of lemon, 
raspberry and blackcurrant and a base of patchouli and golden ember, is provides and effortlessly floral 
scent that's not overpowering and wears beautifully on the skin throughout the day. 


Some of these products were gifted (have been marked with an asterix) to me however this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. 


  1. I need to try the Tarte Shape Tape so badly! I've heard people rave about it for so long but my current concealer just won't run out haha! x

    Steff |

    1. I'm so glad it came into my life. Don't know how I lived without it x

  2. I love all of your recommendations. I love everything Ted Baker, as a brand they can do no wrong for me!


    1. Thank you! Definitely want to try more from them x

  3. I love the Dermalogica Moisturiser too

  4. I still haven't tried Tarte Shape Tape, I feel like the only one who hasn't!

    Amy x
    The July Rose

    1. I can't believe it took me until now to try it! x