I tend not to be too fussy when it comes to some of my basic staples. I know what I like and what I don’t, some bits are a regular occurrence and others I pick up depending what’s on offer.
For example when it comes to face wash, deodorant and shower gel, I like a few brands so go with whatever I can pick up at the time. When its shampoo, dry shampoo and cleanser, I am more fussy and go back to my trusted favourites time and time again.
Shampoo and Conditioner: Aussie Colour Mate is my choice here; my hairdresser recommended it to me when I was getting my hair coloured. I often use Aussie in the miniature size when travelling and I love the smell of their products! This stuff cleans my hair and leaves it smelling sweet so I would definitely continue to repurchase.
Dry Shampoo: If you’ve read my blog before you know that I love dry shampoo and have tried a fair few in my time. As a brunette I don’t want white, chalky hair that feels crispy as if caked in product. For me the Colab Dry Shampoo works every time and I would very much recommend. I love that it comes in large and travel sizes, as well as having a nice range of scents (they smell soooo good) my favourites are New York, Paris and London. I pick mine up from Superdrug where there is usually have some sort of offer on. They are affordable, smell great, don’t leave white marks and help get rid of unwanted grease; I have bought countless times. A definite winner!
Cleanser: I use two cleansers (alternating between the two) and a firm favourite is the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish but also The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil which comes in at about £11.This is really good price wise and feels lovely on the skin; very soft and clean! It has a slight scent of camomile but nothing over powering. Once applied to dry skin, add water then rinse off with a muslin cloth. I have normal to combination skin and I don’t find that an oil makes it feel greasier; it says it is for all skin types so I would recommend giving a try. It is super gentle even over my eyes; the only point I would say is packaging wise it would be good to have a lid over the pump as sometimes mine tends to leak and I wouldn’t take this on my travels in this packaging.
Foot Cream: You all know what’s coming, it is my absolute favourite and I think I must be on at least my eighth pot, say hello to The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue. Coming in at £9 it is on budget and lasts ages; I use every night without fail and a tub can last me around four months. The peppermint smell is great and the cream really nourishes my feet.
So there you have my basic recommendations, I hope that helps! Let me know your recommendations by commenting below!