I love makeup, it has been part of my life since my early teens. I have always worn it, it is part of my morning routine and the only time I leave the house without it is when I’m going to the gym, and even then I usually pop on some mascara, it just opens my eyes and makes me feel better. I always try and make an effort when makeup and hair is concerned, but I do still stick to my old routines, I’m not someone who spends hours contouring with different palettes, I’m pretty old school. I like a good foundation, a good under eye brightener, a good bronzer/blusher, lipstick and mascara they are my every day tools.


Would you be shocked if I told you I do my own hair? I must have been to loads of hairdressers and asked for my hair to be done a certain way and I have yet to walk out of somewhere and be totally happy with the results. This is the colour I’m talking about not the cut, I always have my hair cut professionally, but I do the colour myself and I have always used L’Oréal Hair colorants. I really need to look after my hair with it being blonde so I do use a good shampoo and conditioner and a treatment every week (when I remember) Its definitely worth spending a little bit more money on good products and seeing results.

I have listed below all the products I use on a daily basis, including the hair treatment.


Mac Face and Body foundation £29.50 is so silky and light when applied its a lovely coverage not too heavy, I use colour c2


Benefit Dew The Hoola £24.50 is the bomb, I wear it mixed in with the foundation to give a natural glow its a must item for me


Benefit Ooh La Lift £19.50 under eye brightener is one of my favourites from Benefit as it really does what it says, my eyes look so much better when I have applied this


Benefit bronzer £24.50 this is the perfect bronzer for me it just gives the right amount of colour and its not sparkly which I don’t like


Mac eyeshadow in Gesso £13.50 I have used this eyeshadow for years it instantly wakes my eyes up and makes them look brighter



Dior Diorshow mascara £25.50 has to be one of the best in my opinion it just makes me look like I’m wearing false eyelashes! 090


Mac Makeup Patent Polish Lip Pencil £18.00 is a great lipstick/gloss its really silky and easy to apply, my favourite colour is Hopelessly Devoted


Rosie for Autograph lipstick £14.00 in Lady Rose this is a good lipstick, it goes on lovely and stays on too, also very pretty packaging if you like that

Philip Kingsley Re-Moisturising shampoo and conditioner £18.00-£21.00 great duo together they are really worth it as I have dry hair and these two just do the job


Philip Kingsley Elasticizer £30.00 150ml An excellent treatment for dry damaged/colour treated hair

Hope you have enjoyed the sun today, wishing you a lovely evening, Joanna xx


2 thoughts on “My beauty and hair essentials

  1. What greatly choices – all reliable and trustworthy cosmetics which do what they say on the tin. I cut and colour my own hair – I can’t stand letting anyone else do it! Great post xxx

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