In no particular order:
- Konjac sponge in French red clay. Everyone's been loving all over this little treasure for a while now, I got it last month when beautyemporium.ie had free delivery and I had points saved, so I got this for the bargainous price of about 3.95 (normally 7.95). Huzzah! These are marketed as the "softest, most gentle yet effective skin cleansing product", with no colourings or additives other than french clay in this edition- specifically for dry and sensitive skin. These last several months, just have to be resoaked in water before each use. I find I cant use it for eye make up removal but that's not a major difficulty. My skin feels really soft after using it, much more gentle than a muslin cloth.
- Olbas oil- not technically a beauty product but a little lifesaver nonetheless! I've been horribly struck down (extreme exaggeration) by sinusitis/a head cold for the past few weeks and this oil liberally sprinkled on a tissue and inhaled akin to a drug addict has been fairly useful.
- Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I took advantage of Boot's 3 for 2 offer and picked this up- it leaves an absolutely perfect finish to foundation and makes it really easy to apply.
- Schwarzkopf got 2b Powdered volumising styling powder. Again 3 for 2 in Boots. I have really thin hair so I said I'd give this a go- basically it's a white powder, you either apply it straight to roots or rub it between your hands and then disperse it throughout your hair. It feels a tiny bit sticky at first but once it's worked in it disappears. I have noticed a definite lift at my roots so I'm going to persevere with this one and see how it goes!
- MAC Mineralise Skinfinish powder in Soft and Gentle. I've just been using this as a highlighter on my cheekbones- it adds a nice glow but really does need to be used in small doses to avoid the C3PO look.
- YSL Shocking Faux Cils mascara. The super version of their regular Faux Cils Mascara, this is a bit of a superhero product. It makes lashes look amazing and is easily removed. Perfect.
- Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment. I should just clarify that I've been using this on my LIPS, people- I have no need for nappy ointment. Having said that, I've used this on many a newborn's tush and it is pretty great for nappy rash. Back to me though! My lips get super dry in Winter so this is a bit of a lifesaver, I've been using it for a couple of weeks and my lips are way softer, especially when used after Lush's Mint Julips lip scrub. Love it!
- I finally gave in and picked up a Maybelline Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, again 3 for 2 in Boots. I love this- the formula is great, creamy and easily blendable. The shade is particularly flattering, sometimes I use it on it's own with black liner for a really basic smokey eye and other times I use it as a base colour- both work equally well.
So that's the lot for now, have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments!