Welcome to a post on my 'Holy Grail' (HG) products! I will be doing a series of these periodically to share my list of favourite, tried and trusted products that never fail to live up to my expectations.
1. Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil
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This bottle of pink goodness is a wonder for so many reasons. It takes everything off (and I mean everything, including waterproof mascara) without the need for scrubbing! All you have to do is pump some into the palm of your hand (I use about a 10c piece amount), massage it over your face in circular motions, dampen your hands and massage your face again to emulsify the oil. Then, all you have to do is rinse off with warm water and you're left with gorgeously clean, smooth skin. You can either do a double cleanse, or follow with a foaming cleanser for a deeper clean. Not only does it work brilliantly, but it also never causes break outs! I was a little worried about using an oil cleanser when I first tried it, as I have combination skin, but it works so beautifully, my skin is actually in much better condition as compared to before I started using it!
Where to buy: You can buy it from StrawberryNET (if you like shopping online) or David Jones (if you like real life shopping). I have found that it's a lot cheaper purchased overseas or from duty-free stores.
2. Poshé Super Fast Drying Topcoat
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At the risk of sounding like a complete nitwit, this product changed my life! I've reviewed it here, so feel free to read the full review if you want all the pertinent details. If you want a summary, this amazing topcoat is the big 3 free (which means free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP), dries in seconds (I can literally paint my nails and run out of the door without smudges) and provides a shiny, glassy finish! Winner! I find that it also increases the longevity of my poorer quality polishes, and it's great for nail art as you don't have to wait a long time for your base polish to be completely dry before drawing on it. I have heard some users say that Poshé topcoat causes tip shrinkage but I have never had that problem. If you have, try 'wrapping' the topcoat over the tip of your nails. I've recommended Poshé to quite a few people and they've all loved it as well, so that's definitely cemented the HG status!
Where to buy: I bought mine from Crush Cosmetics.
3. 1 Skin Solution Vanilla Lip Balm
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Okay, I'll admit it, I'm a lip balm addict and I'm always looking for the next amazing product that will achieve wonders for my chronically dry lips. I was first introduced to this gorgeous lip balm when I received it in my March Lust Have It box, and I've never looked back since! While I do have many other fantastic lip balms, I keep coming back to this as it's just so moisturising and smells fantastic! It has a position of honour next to my bed, and it's what I reach for every night before I go to sleep. It has a lovely, light, vanilla scent, no discernible taste and always leaves my lips feeling well protected after application. And when applied right before bed, I always wake up with soft, supple lips!
Where to buy: Directly from the 1 Skin Solution website!
There you have it, lovelies, my first post on HG products. What do you think of the concept? I do love sharing products that have worked brilliantly for me with others. It's such a wonderful feeling when someone tells you they love a product you/ve recommended.
I do have a second edition post planned for very soon, so please stay tuned!