this Sainsbury's version not so long ago (FYI I've had an allergic reaction to Sainsbury's products in the past - SORT IT AAT SAINZ). I put this on after my shower before bed to reap the full effects of it's deep moisturising qualities and wake up still feeling silky smooth and smelling good enough to eat (don't eat it though, I've tried that...). If I had to pick a favourite flavour I think it would be Coconut... or Cherry... or Satsuma. HECK, I can't decide; they all smell amazing and are super moisterising!
3. Real Techniques Buffing BrushI honestly can't remember how I applied my makeup before this little baby was invented. This is perfect for all liquid foundations and I will, without fail, use this every day. It works product seamlessly into the skin, offering a flawless coverage which I'm sure has saved me a few pennies splashing out on new foundations. You can buy it as part of the Core Collection set from Boots in the UK but a little tip for you if you're not interested in owning the whole set you can either buy or sell on eBay. I can vouch for both of these methods after loosing two brushes to the dance floor.
Aqua Splash for after swimming practice and the Compact Styler for on the go hair nightmares.
If you read my blog post yesterday you won't be surprised to find this product amongst my top 10. I truly believe Revlon are the KINGS of drug-store foundations and I am yet to find one that matches up to the coverage this one gives - particularly on my oily skin. I think it will always be a staple piece in my collection because it's price to quality ratio currently remains unbeaten. If you'd like to read a more in-depth review click here but for now I will just say that I love it and throughly recommend it!
6. GHD IV Limited Edition StylerThis is a slightly more obscure item on the list as I don't actually straighten my hair a great deal. That, mainly being due to how thick and long it's now gotten - it's a bloomin' workout and a half! That said a life without these straighteners makes me shudder. I am sure there are other great brands out there but GHD have always worked for me and everyone else. I have also had a couple of pairs break on me thanks to an African plug socket and a tripped fuse and GHD have been the best company I've ever had to deal with, sending a completely new set, no questions asked. My exact model is no longer available but you can see the ruddy wonderful new limited edition sets right here. My favourite is the yellow?
This can be purchased at discount stores such as Savers, Wilkinsons or TJ Hughs and online at Missguided, Katy's Cosmetics and, of course, eBay.
9. Bioderma Sensiblo H20It may sound a bit dramatic but this product has changed my night time skin care routine. For years I have been scared to stray from my Johnson's Sensitive Wipes after suffering numerous allergic reactions to all kinds of skincare. But after reading countless reviews and knowing the positive reputation French skin care has I took the plunge. Luckily I wasn't disappointed and I love this so much I've even got the mini bottle for travelling. I use this to take my makeup off at night followed by a deeper cleanser and alone as a cleanser in the morning. It's absolutely perfect for removing all traces of make-up quickly and effectively whilst still remaining gentle. 4 for you Bioderma, you go Bioderma. Despite it's popularity, it's still not readily available to purchase in the UK but I currently buy mine from this seller on eBay. I do hear from certain sources (1, 2 and 3) that it is set to arrive any day though... *fingers crossed*
So there you have it my complete 'Perfect 10' list and I think I could live quite happily with just these items (as long as the desert island is included of course). I challenge you all to create one of these lists - you may even surprise yourself with what you go for when you really think hard. If you do, don't forget to link back to me here as I'd love to read them all if you do. Also why not leave some of your own 'holy grail' products below? I'm always on the look out for trying new things!