31 Oct 2015 48 comments

5 Things: Everyday Beauty Staples.


As much as I love trying new beauty buys (being a blogger and all), I do remain loyal to a few certain products. My daily moisturiser rarely changes, for example, and I’ve been using the same foundation since discovering it last year! Here’s a little guide to some products I reach for day in, day out…

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel; I rave about this stuff endlessly! I think this is pretty much a blogger essential, and the hype is to be believed. This buttery balm (as I always describe it) is the ultimate skincare essential, it ensuresΒ makeup removal is the most effortless of tasks, and it really does promise a big difference to my complexion.
The delicious formula is all-natural, super nourishing and really softening on the skin. Try it once and I promise you’ll also have a Renaissance habit – lucky the tube lasts a while, huh.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream; I ignored the buzz surrounding this stuff for far too long! If you haven’t already tried this gorgeous daily moisturiser, I urge you to treat yourself to a tub. Jordan and I go through so much of this, as it really is the best ever moisturiser. It sinks in so quickly, never leaves the face feeling tacky, and it even primes my skin perfectly for makeup.
It’s so quenching but not at all greasy – I just can’t fault it!

R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray; I’ve always been a salt spray kinda girl, but there’s another product I spritz on daily for big locks – Dallas Thickening Spray. I reeeeeally like this stuff, and I don’t go a day without it. It’s maximum body without the crispiness, and I think it pairs nicely with salt spray (especially the R+Co spritz) for a lovely, wavy ‘do.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation; This has to be my favourite base, it’s just divine. The light, super-liquid formula melts in to the skin and blends out for the most natural yet perfected finish ever. The shade range is more than ideal, and the long-wearing result means I’m never topping up by lunchtime. I covers my acne, redness and uneven tone whilst promoting a touch of radiance that looks so fresh and beautiful. Me love.

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight; Yup, this complexion-enhancing wonder has made the cut too. Before I treated myself to this, I thought it was just like any old highlighter – I was wrong. This is a superfine powder that adds an all-over supermodel-esque glow to the skin, transforming a dull complexion in seconds. It blurs imperfections, and really gives the skin this immaculate glow. I use a large powder brush and lightly dust it all over – perfection.

Have you got any ‘everyday staples’? What do you think of my picks?

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  • I think I want everything here, especially the Oskia cleanser. I only hear great stuff about it and I’d imagine it’d work pretty well for me!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  • BeautyByMeryl

    Would love to try the foundation and cleanser. Adding them to my wish list πŸ™‚

  • We just got Bobbi Brown in Latvia and I’m so eager to try her products! And seems like the foundation has to be the first!

  • I really want to try Oskia cleansing gel, I heard a lot about it.


  • Amy Capper

    What brush would you recommend using with the highlight Kate? I need to up my collection

  • Candlelight looks gorgeous, the perfect highlight colour!

    Maddy, xo

  • Totally agree with you about the Bobbi Brown Skin foundation, it’s one of my faves too! Looks so natural on the skin! x

    Brigitte | brigittehayley.com

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Is the Kiehl’s moisturizer for all skin types?


  • I haven’t tried any of these but I now really want to try the Oskia cleansing gel!

    Lauren x | http://www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  • Wonderful post girl! Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your everyday beauty favourites. The R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray sounds like something I’d definitely wear everyday. And the Kevyn Aucoin Powder! I really really need that one!

    Kiara x // http://www.lioninthewild.com

  • FloralsandCoralsx

    I’ve never tried the bobbi brown foundation, but it looks and sounds amazing! Will have to give that a go!
    Our Blog // FloralsAndCoralsx

  • I really need to try the Oskia cleanser, I’ve heard good things endlessly for a very long time! Also the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream (I use the oil-free one) is my favourite moisturiser for the colder months, it just absorbs so well!

    The Girl From the North | An Amazing Giveaway Here!!

  • Anastasia Brow Wiz always, Sleek Face Form Palette for the contour, and recently I’ve been using a Korean CC cream which I am obsessed with – can’t wait to try more!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Dorota Gornicka

    I love the Oskia Cleanser. In general Oskia has been on my radar for ages now as they produce most incredible skincare πŸ™‚ Great post !!


  • I’ve had that R+Co spray on my “to buy” since I got my hair cut last week and the hairdresser used it – my hair felt amazing after! And I think once my everyday moisturizer runs out I need to try the Kiehl’s one.

    Kelsey | beautybykelsey.com

  • Victoria

    My ultimate staple is my homemade oil balm, it makes my skin so smooth and soft and really helped to calm down my break outs and fade acne scars.


  • Such great products – I really need to try out the Oskia Cleanser soon, so many people are recommending it!

    Katrine Bjarnhof

  • I’ve been using a sample of the Oskia cleanser and I love it though I’m not to keen on the scent xx
    Glossy Boutique

  • Katherine Hart

    I love the Oskia cleanser, I had a spa facial and they used Espa products, they were incredible- you should check them out I think they may even be better than Oskia!
    I really want to try the candlelight highlighter!

  • I must try the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel – its such a hyped about product and I’m desperate to see what its all about!

    Lucy | http://www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

  • emily couture

    I must try the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel! πŸ™‚

    emily xx


  • I’m definitely going to try the cleansing gel. Love this post! x


  • SamanthaSeries

    Love your blog makeover πŸ™‚ I’ve want to try that Bobbi Brown foundation!

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

  • Elle – beauty and lifestyle bl

    The Bobbi Brown foundation is a favourite of mine too – I love it when a beauty brand caters for my paler skin with a wide variety of shades for a change! xo

  • I haven’t tried any Kiehls products yet but I really want to! Everyone just raves about them

  • That Oskia Cleanser is my life! I cannot live with out it! πŸ™‚


  • I love the sound of the foundation, it sounds dreamy!

    alice x // beautybyalicee

  • The Sunday Mode

    Some great picks here, the Kevin Aucoin powder sounds like something I would love and I really need to get around to trying that Oskia cleanser- everyone seems to love it!


  • Great post! I’m a fan of the kiehls ultra facial cream too! Will be checking out the rest of your recommendations πŸ™‚

  • I reaaallly need that Kevyn Aucoin Celestial powder! It looks so lovely.

  • My two favs, Oskia cleanser and one that has been a love of mine is Bobbi Brown Skin foundation. Such a brilliant foundation and when I remember to wear this it always gives me such brilliant looking skin.

    Sara Ali | http://www.saraswonderland.com

  • I adore the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, it’s been too long, need to pick that one up again πŸ™‚
    Beauty Wanderer

  • I’m a huge Oskia Renaissance fan too! It’s so lovely to work with and neither dries me out or irritates the skin like some cleansers I used before, just super nourishing and complexion enhancing!
    One of my everyday staples just now is the Aussie Volume + Conditioning mousse…gives my limp hair the volume I crave without the crispiness and root clogging I’ve experienced with other products and it’s so soft and shiny too.

    roisinfarmer.co.uk | Beauty, Lifestyle etc.

  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation is one of the best bas products in my collection. I need to buy the new one because mine is almost gone haha! Definitely worth the price!


  • I’ve got to try the thickening spray! I’m a huge salt spray fan too, it’ll be nice to try another product!

  • I love Kiehl’s products, I really want to try this face cream.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  • Cherry Jam Street

    so happy Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation made it on the list! it was my first ever foundation and still love it and come back to it.


  • beautifulbeakers

    How does the Kevin Aucion powder compare to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders? Need to decide if I need both or if the Hourglass will suffice…



  • I’ve been loving the R+Co Dallas spray, like you said it gives lovely volume without leaving your hair crispy, which I hate.
    xxx Claire

  • Adele Miner

    Would love to try that cleansing gel! X

  • I really need more R+Co products in my life- I have the salt spray and totally love it! xo


  • Gemma Carey

    The Bobbi Brown foundation sounds really lovely. I’ve always used Estee Lauder Double Wear but have recently been thinking of trying something new.


  • I love the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, especially now it’s getting colder and my skin is more dehydrated xx

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  • Heehee, I have only followed your blog for a month or so, but I already know your addiction to Oskia cleanser ;). The ingredient are great, it even has the same pumpkin enzyme the Peter Roth pumpkin exfoliate has AND lots of skin vitamin yummies, the ingredients definitely get a HUGE tick πŸ˜‰


  • I’ve heard such positive reviews about the thickening spray πŸ™‚ As a girl with super fine hair that lacks volume, I can’t wait to try it! <3 Thank you so much for sharing!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • I need to try the Oskia cleanser, it sounds incredible!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  • Oh I definitely have a Renessaince habit now. Which not too sure is it good or bad since Oskia products are up there in price haha! The cleanser does make a huge difference and I believe my skin would be twice as better if I were to use it in the morning but….just can’t. Too pricey to be replenished every 2 months :/

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com

  • Where do you got the tape from :O Love it!