Bathroom Blitz - inside my make-up bag

As you know I am on holiday this week, staycation-ing in the lovely London town. Although we have some typically tourist-y things planned (when you live somewhere you never actually do those things) I am also planning to have a bit of a clear out.

The first place that needs a little attention is my bathroom and my make up bag. It's full of half used products, broken pencils and years old lipsticks. So I have been brutal. I have thrown out more than half of the bathroom's contents and created a capsule make-up bag which I am going to share with you today. Also below are a few storage ideas for your bathroom. Enjoy!


Decleor Aroma Cleanse
I have been on the hunt for the perfect cleanser for honestly years. I suffer from breakouts but also dry skin and none that I have tried have helped either issue. However, I was introduced to Decleor's Aroma Cleanse and it has been a complete revelation. It foams into a silky lather and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight at all. I have also noticed a reduction in spots and generally a more even skin tone - a big recommendation from me

Decleor Hydra Floral
Another Decleor wonder product. After cleansing its really important to moisturise in order to replace any oils which have been taken away during the cleaning process. This product is so light and silky it is the perfect base for make-up in the morning. Not at all greasy but really refreshing and my favourite part of the morning - it smells amazing and just feels wonderful on your skin

Chanel Vitlumiere Aqua
Again I am constantly looking for the perfect foundation and since I have started using this one from Chanel I think the search may be over (until some new products I just HAVE to try come out). Its water based so not at all oily which is so important when you need a foundation which lasts all day, particularly in the summer. Its light so has that 'barely there' feel but you can get as much coverage as you like just by building it up. I use my fingers to apply it as I found that using a brush for my foundation was causing breakouts

Bobby Brown Bronzer
I love this bronzer because it doesn't have any glitter in it at all. The biggest problem with the majority of bronzers out there is that so many have glittery fragments which just don't work for an everyday look. It can look a little crazy in the daylight and you can't achieve the same naturally sun-kissed look as you can with a matte powder. Because of the matte finish this product also works really well for contouring if you are after a more dramatic look on an evening. In the morning though I just apply to my cheeks, temples and down the centre of my nose

Mac Powder Blush in Pinch Me
I often switch between a cream and a powder blush but when it comes to powder I love Mac's Pinch Me. The colour is vibrant enough to be interesting but subtle enough to look natural for work. I build it up when I am going out but generally I just dust a light coating on the apples of my cheeks

Eco Tools Brusher Brush
To apply both my blusher and bronzer I use this chunky blusher brush from Eco Tools. Not only are the bristles the softest I have found (which feels amazing on your face!) but all of their brushes are completely eco friendly and made with sustainable materials

Benefit High Beam
With the bronzer and the powder there is a danger of looking a little chalky so this high-lighter just ensures the skin looks dewy in ll the right places. I apply to the bridges of my eyebrows and on the very top of my cheekbone to catch the light

MaxFactor 2000 Calorie Mascara
I haven't ever been able to tell the difference between the high-end mascaras and the more affordable ranges from the like of Maybelline and Revlon. Therefore I am pretty fickle when it comes to mascara and I try a new brand each time I buy a new one. At the moment I am using this one from Maxfactor. I would say it is a really good day mascara as it achieves good coverage and lasts all day without smudging or running. However it is difficult to build up layers with it so creating a more dramatic look is difficult without things getting a bit clumpy

Rimmel Glam Eyes
I love a smear of liquid eyeliner across my eye lids whatever the occasion, day or night.  Getting the 60s style flick does take practice and I have tried many eyeliners to help me achieve the perfect shape and this is by far the best. The colour is dark dark black and does last all day without moving. The thin brush also helps keep things precise and its not too smudgy if you do make a mistake



So you've seen what's in my make-up bag, now take a peak at the storage solutions I am coveting at the moment to help me sort the rest of my bathroom cupboard...


Clockwise from top left...

  1. Make-up pouch - Comme de Garcons at Net-a-porter
  2. Glass storage container - Laura Ashley
  3. Asker container (great for toothbrushes or flannels etc) - Ikea
  4. Storage unit - Loaf
  5. Cotton pad dispenser - Lakeland
  6. Storage boxes - Next
What do you think?




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