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what is the best beauty product you've ever bought (toiletries and/or makeup)

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milkyman Thu 28-Nov-13 20:41:31

I need inspiration!

Drywhiteplease Thu 05-Dec-13 22:47:07

L'Occitane Shea hand cream
Touché éclat
Max Factor mascara
Mac lipsticks and eye shadows
Jessica pure brilliance top coat
Anything by Nivea
No 7 lift and Luminate foundation
(Clarins facials)

Moggy72 Sun 08-Dec-13 10:10:15

Hi - have seen a few people mention oil pulling ? What is that please ?

LindaRichmond Mon 16-Dec-13 09:49:38

Unnique Hair Straightening Mask. I love this product. Drumroll please...the results were amazing!

lizzypuffs Mon 16-Dec-13 09:53:26

Body shop vitamin e night cream. I've used it as far back as I can remember.

Clarins blue orchid oil.
Touche eclat

lizzypuffs Mon 16-Dec-13 09:53:56

Body shop vitamin e night cream. I've used it as far back as I can remember.

Clarins blue orchid oil.
Touche eclat

LindaRichmond Mon 16-Dec-13 09:54:06

Oil pulling or oil swishing is a traditional folk remedy that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text. The practitioner rinses the mouth with approximately one tablespoon of oil for 15–20 minutes on an empty stomach (before eating/drinking) then spits it out and washes the teeth, gums, tongue (softly) and palate thoroughly. Cold pressed (raw) oil is critical to the (alleged) effectiveness. Sesame oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil are the most recommended. According to an Irish study, coconut oil is the only effective oil used in oil pulling that can stop growth of Streptococcus bacteria and is therefore recommended for oil pulling. Oil pulling is usually recommended to be done first thing in the morning, followed by rinsing the mouth with (sea salt) salt water and then brushing the teeth in a normal, morning

clarequilty Mon 16-Dec-13 10:42:58

OCM cleansing and flannels

Coconut oil/argan oil for hair

DIY lactic acid cream

Curlygirl method for hair

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Bobbi Brown pot rouge in Chocolate Cherry

Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon

Skin79 gold BB cream

Gel eyeliners applied to waterline but also fuzzed out with a blending brush in outer 'v'

Collection wand concealer

Oilatum natural repair cream

Louise Young makeup brushes, particularly the concealer one and the eyeliner one.

Maybelline colour tattoo in Tough as Taupe

Naturtint hair dye. I have 80 percent grey at the front and this is the only dye that does it but doesn't hugely stain my skin.I can get two goes from a 9.99 box. Daniel Field watercolour is also great but can only do one head from a box so works out as costly

cloggal Mon 16-Dec-13 12:47:38

Oh I forgot L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. The best.

Bobble33 Mon 16-Dec-13 20:24:30

Clare - what's the DIY lactic acid cream & what do you use it for?

clarequilty Tue 17-Dec-13 08:39:22

Hi Bobble, it's a moisturising, exfoliating lotion - basically a copy of 12 pct AmLactin which you get in the States and which is prescription only I think.

Here's a thread on it

But go easy. I overdid it and burned my skin a bit a while back. Made a new batch and only use on certain areas now. You need to add a bit of bicarb to buffer it. Also don't use on face and don't use everyday.

I got 80 pct lactic on ebay. And I used Vaseline

clarequilty Tue 17-Dec-13 08:39:59

I found it great for KP (which I have very very mildly) and really sorted my dry feet out.

Sunflower49 Tue 17-Dec-13 08:53:51

Ambrosia shaving cream from lush-bye bye ingrowing hairs and my skin's really sensitive.
Ginger anti-dandruff shampoo from the body shop.

madmomma Tue 17-Dec-13 16:15:49

Estee Lauder advanced night repair - been using it so long and I think my skin would fall off without it,
the aveeno range - a godsend for the whole family - no more dryness, exzema or rashes/itching because of soap.
clarins blue lotus facial oil
l'occitane almond shower oil, which I rub on then scrub off with sugar for baby-soft skin with no clammy afterfeel.

Fuckitthatlldo Tue 17-Dec-13 18:42:23

I was in Space NK the other week on one of my rare trips to London, and I thought the Chantecaille make-up was just gorgeous. They had a lipgloss called Folly and I want.

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