Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Listography - Top 5 Beauty Products

Once again I am joining in with Kate Takes 5's Listography which this week has the theme of Top 5 Beauty Products. 

I'm probably as guilty as many busy mothers, working or otherwise, of not taking care of myself but I do have some favourite products and for your perusal, here they are!

1. John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

I recently discovered these hair dyes as my mum had bought one for me to colour her hair with. I liked the ease and non-drippiness (technical term...) of the product so started buying them for myself. It's quite an experience hair colourant but you can often find them on offer in Boots. I like that it gives a good overall colour, doesn't smell too bad and is easy to apply yourself. I am currently sporting the Radiant Red but due to the darkness of my hair, it's not actually that radiant.

2. Diorskin Nude

I'm not big on foundation but once I hit 30 I realised I probably needed a little something to even out my skin tone. The nice lady at the Dior counter tried this on me and I was pleasantly surprised at how it felt on my skin and how natural it looked. I can never be without a bottle now! 

3. OPI Nail Polishes

I have a vast array of OPI polishes, in all kinds of fabulous colours. My favourites are the ones that are metallic or glittery and I really only ever paint my toes as my fingernails chip in an instant, no matter what base or top coats I use.  When I was in the US in the summer I stocked up on a few more at Sephora as they can be quite difficult, or expensive, to buy here in the UK. I tend to get them off Ebay. The names of the polishes are fun and I like the mini sets you can get, they even did a Muppets themed one.

4. Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

Mr M bought me this perfume for Christmas last year. Silly man even bought the uber-expensive Eau de Parfum but that does mean a little goes a long way and the bottle is lasting forever which is good because I love this perfume and I feel like a goddess when I wear it, which is always a good thing!

5. Philosophy Hot Buttered Rum Shower-gel

I mean, who wouldn't want to smell like hot buttered rum? This smells so delicious, you could eat it. I love all Philosophy Shower gels and I have a few different ones but this is probably my favourite at the moment. So far, I haven't found one I didn't like, they all smell fabulous.

And there you have it, my Top 5 - well my current Top 5 anyhow. I reserve the right to change my mind. Do check out the rest of the entries over on Kate's blog.


  1. I love the John Frieda foam too and also find they are never as radiant as on the box due to the darkness of my hair :(
    Love those nail polishes too x x

  2. I love OPI nail varnish. My favourite colour is a coral-orange colour, can't remember what it's called.


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