Beauty Products: Tried & Tested

I have been feeling the need to pamper myself more and reading blogs like Style Scoop, Kiss Blush and Tell as well as PlayPlay Creations has inspired me to invest in new beauty items as well as share some essentials with you.

1 >  Benefit's Bum Deal:  This is an exfoliator which works well all over your body.  No excuse for dry wintry skin!  I did read on Kiss Blush and Tell that Benefit will be leaving South Africa so quick... stock up!

2 >  Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara:  Cheap and cheerful in every way!  Essence is a skincare and makeup brand that can be found at Dischem and Clicks.  Their prices mean that you can stock up on a whole range of items to update your makeup bag.  The majority of their products are made in Europe and not tested on animals!  Their nail polish is long lasting and fast drying too.

3 >  Batiste Dry Shampoo:  It helps to keep hair looking fresh and smelling great.  Let's be honest - the I have to stay home and  wash my hair excuse just doesn't cut it anymore.

4 > Lucas' Papaw Ointment:  This is the only product that I didn't buy locally.  I first got introduced to it in 2004 on a trip to Australia and swear by it.  I seem to think I am a domestic goddess until I burn myself making something super easy and this takes that nasty sting away.  I am yet to find a local stockist of this miracle product.

5 >  NYX Super Fat Marker:  Dramatic...yet easy to apply.  It works like a marker with the look of liquid liner, but blends easily if need be.  Candice from PlayPlay Creations introduced me to this brand, available at the bigger Clicks stores.

6 >  Crabtree and Evelyn's Jojoba Oil Lip Balm:  I have been using this for years and I never go without it.  It keeps lips kissable!

What are your favourite beauty products and what should I add to my 'essentials list'?