Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Beauty Products Always In My Stash

You know those staple beauty products that you don't even think about; they're just a permanent fixture in your stash? The ones that get overlooked and have never even featured on the blog? Yeah, I thought it was about time we talked about those! For me, these are the affordable little products that often have multiple uses, that you're just never without...
The Beauty Products Always In My Stash - Beauty Essentials
Carmex Classic Lip Balm
Carmex for me is an absolute essential; I really like the flavour and the slight tingly sensation it ha on the lips... Not to mention it's super effective at softening up dry, chapped lips in next to no time! If my lips are a little bit worse for wear (which usually happens as the seasons change) and dry, chapped or cracked, a thick layer of this overnight usually sorts them right out. I sometimes apply a thinner layer during the day as well. I've used Carmex for probably about ten years now and have been through I don't know how many tins and tubes. (£2.69/7g at Boots)
Tea Tree Oil
My other must-have beauty product is Tea Tree Oil; this works so well dabbed onto spots and blemishes, working to clear them up, again almost overnight. I tend to just dab on a tiny bit each evening with a clean fingertip to any blemishes on my face, chest and shoulders, and they're always smaller by morning. Tea Tree Oil is also great for bites - I don't usually get bitten much but for some reason I had five bites a week or so ago, and this worked really well to soothe the itching. This is just Boots' own brand Tea Tree Oil (£7.99/20ml - they don't seem to do the 10ml bottle anymore...) but I really like The Body Shop's, too (from £8/10ml).
Beauty Product Must-haves
Both are absolute beauty bargains in my book as they last for an absolute age and work so well for me - they're utterly dependable! Have you tried either of these products? Do you have any beauty must-haves? I'd love to hear what you consider to be essentials!

xo
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31 comments:

  1. Completely agree that both are absolute essentials. I always find myself reaching for Carmex as it's so cheap and reliable to just make my lips feel SO much better pretty much instantly. Tea tree oil is something I only started playing around with recently for spot treatment but when I looked at the packaging of my favourite skincare products my face wash and face mask had the ingredient in but not in the pure form of an oil you can just dab on. :)

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    1. Definitely, Carmex works wonders and tea tree oil is an absolute saviour at times! :) xo

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  2. I dont have either in mine, but similarly I am never with Dr Lipp within my stash for the very reasons you give for Carmex

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    1. Everyone has their thing! I did love Dr Lipp when I tried it but you can't beat the tingle you get with Carmex haha xo

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  3. Definitely agree with these, I always keep some tea tree oil around my house! I think your blog is lovely also, let me know if you want to follow each other! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks Adele! Tea Tree Oil is always hand to have for sure :) xo

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  4. Definitely always have to have a lip balm on me!

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  5. Tea tree oil was one of those tips my mum passed on to me, you've reminded me how much I need to grab myself a bottle!

    Musings & More

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    1. Haha it's funny what our mums pass on isn't it? :) xo

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  6. Both great products! I always make sure I have a tin of Vaseline with me - with the constant weather changes it works a treat for my lips :)

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    x

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    1. Ah see Vaseline never really worked for me - it's a shame as I love the tins! xo

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  7. YES! both of these are my go-to items as well. I use doTERRA oils :) carmex also does wonders as I live in a very dry climate. thanks for sharing xX

    kynialikethecountry.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh I've not heard of doTERRA, will have to look into them :) xo

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  8. I adore Carmex it has a delicious smell and really does soothe my often chapped lips.

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    1. It works brilliantly doesn't it! It's so soothing :) xo

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  9. I don't think I have ever used either, lip balm is something I never seem to need, but Rachel goes through loads.

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    1. Lucky you! My lips get chapped so quickly haha xo

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  10. classics, I like Sudocream for when I have a break out.

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    1. We all have our classic must-have products! xo

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  11. Ooh, next time I go to Boots I'm going to pick up some tea tree oil... I've been breaking out so badly recently!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. Ah I hope it helps Aleeha! I'd love to hear how you get on :) xo

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  12. For me it's lip balm (I'm using a Carmex one too) and hand cream, I have them everywhere around my flat!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Ah yes, hand cream is definitely a must have for me as well! xo

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  13. Wow so glad I just stumbled across this post! I'm on a euro trip at the moment and have been bitten to pieces, I'm totally going to get some Tea Tree Oil out my wifes bag and try see if it helps them

    Pesky mosquitos!

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    1. Oh I hope it helps! Pesky blighters indeed! xo

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  14. Tea tree, always need it. Agree it's good for any pimples that may appear on the face. I always drop a few in an oil for my face!

    LaaLaa | Dolce Vanity

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    1. Yesss Tea Tree Oil is fab for spots! :) xo

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  15. Nothing beats Tea Tree! So so helpful with my skin too. I have a toner from Lush which is amazing too xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Ah I really want to try the LUSH toner, I've heard such good things!! xo

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  16. I used to always use tea tree oil but quit using it for some reason!! I'm not sure why! I'll have to get a new bottle now. Lol great products!
    JennyLovesBeauty♥



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