‘Beneath the make up and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world’ – Marilyn Monroe.

If anyone knows me, then they know I’m not really into the whole beauty or makeup thing. In all honestly it’s because I’m too lazy and it takes too much time to perform a long routine that you end up wiping off before bed – but that’s just my opinion! However, there are a few staples in my make up bag that I use on a regular basis, so I thought I would share them with you!

Without further ado, here are my top 5 beauty products. (*All descriptions and prices from the Boots website, and are correct at the time of writing, 15/10/14*)



L’oreal Paris Triple Action Day and Night Moisturiser – £6.49/£7.49

Day – ‘Hydrations, protection and radiance in this light and soft day cream moisturises, from the L’oreal Paris laboratories, suitable for dry and sensitive skin, skin is protected against daily stresses.’

Night – ‘The night is the best time for the skin to recover comfort and hydration. Triple Action provides it with hydration throughout the night.’

Click here for the L’Oreal Triple Active range in Boots.

This basically counts as a set, right? Exactly! I love both of these so much and use them both every day without fail. I suffer from really dry and sensitive skin in the winter, so the day cream is absolutely perfect for me. They are both non-greasy and sink into your skin in no time. I would say, because it is so thick, a little goes a long way with both these products. The night cream leaves my skin so soft and velvety in the mornings, especially when I use it after my Micellar Water to help pack as much moisture in as possible.


L’oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution – £4.99

‘A high performance hypoallergenic cleanser for face, eyes, life and is suitable for sensitive ski. Dissolves make up, unclogs pores, removes impurities and tones and smooth’s the skin.’

Click here for the L’Oreal Micellar Solution from Boots.

I absolutely love this stuff. I use it every night before bed; it refreshes my face and leaves me feeling clean. If I have been wearing any make up, it cleans it all off with no fuss at all. I love it so much I use it even if I haven’t been wearing any make up. Pop a bit on a cotton pad, and gently wipe over your face and you’re done, there is no product that is easier than that!



No7 Extreme Length Extend Mascara – £12.95.

‘Fibre enriched formula delivers even longer lashes and greater volume for ultra lash impact.’

Click here for the No7 mascara from Boots.

I am IN LOVE with the brush on this mascara! I cannot stand the ones with the really thick bristles because I feel like they clump my eyelashes together too much and just look a mess, but this is the complete opposite! With small spaced plastic bristles, it coats my eyelashes evenly with no clumps, and looks very natural while doing everything it says on the tin.


Clinique Chubby Stick in shade 07 Super Strawberry – Full Size £17

‘Combines the ‘good for you’ benefits and sheer colour of a lip balm with the ease and convenience of a pencil.’

Click here for the Clinique Chubby Stick range from Boots.

I am not really one for lipstick unless I’m going somewhere and I have to make a real effort. (There’s that laziness again!) This is super quick and easy to use, and as you can see, I have the travel sized one so it is great to just chuck in my bag, ready for use throughout the day. This is my favourite shade too, its very subtle, just adding a slight berry tone to your lips.



Ghost – Gift Set £25

‘Romantic and delicate scent which surrounds the wearer with an aura of sensuality and feminity.’


Click here for the Ghost gift set from Boots.

This is my all time favourite fragrance! I go through it so quickly that I should probably bulk buy it while it’s on offer! In all honestly I’m not really sure what ‘an aura of sensuality or femininity’ is supposed to smell like, but this smells pretty damn good. With its really subtle smell that has a slight hint of fruitiness, it is perfect to wear in the evenings – especially if I’m going out!

So there you have my top 5 beauty products! What are your favourite beauty products to use daily? Do you use any of these in your routine?


Taylor-Louise Rowley