20 Oct 2017 26 comments

Everyday Beauty Staples.

I’m going to be honest with you – as much as I love trying new products, I’m totally a creature of habit! I usually use the same products daily until they’re used up, and then I’ll switch it up and give something else a go. It works for me, and it means I get a good idea of what I really love.
This is more true for skincare and haircare etc. (I am a little more adventurous with makeup I swear), so here’s a little rundown of what I reach for daily…

I have fine hair that gets tangled often so I can’t live without leave-in conditioner – I even find a way to pack it when I go away for the night! I ran out when we were in the US, which was a great excuse to pick up this cutie from Kristin Ess – who, by the way, is my ultimate girl crush!
This smells like my favourite perfume (more on that below), softens the hair like no other, and leaves my locks tangle-free. Woop!

I never used to find under-eye concealer all that essential, but I discovered the Bobbi Brown Corrector and I haven’t looked back! This works to neutralise dark circles, and it’s supposed to be used with the concealer on top but I find one quick slick of this little lovely is enough to perk up my eye area – it gives them that healthy awakened look, and it stays all day for brightened peepers in a flash.

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I always, always use a primer – every single day. Sometimes I layer them up if I feel I need it, but it’s a step that seems to make a big difference considering how little effort it requires to apply.
My go-to is the Estee Lauder The Smoother, it’s the ultimate quick-fix for skin in need. It’s so silky and seems to work wonders on blemishes, uneven texture and surprisingly, redness.
One quick application after my moisturiser (and before foundation) is all I need for skin that looks fresh and flawless.

If you’re from Glasgow there’s no doubt you will have heard of NAF Salon – it’s pretty legendary. It’s owned by one of my closest friends, and they specialise in incredible nail art (I get all my cute manis done there!), swoon-worthy decor and just about the best playlists ever!
They released a line of cuticle oils a little while back and Tammy gave me a handful to try – I’m always suffering from dry, peeling cuticles (laaavely) but these have changed that!
The light oil comes in a handy brush pen for effortless application. I usually use ’em before bed for best results.
Plus, the scents are all delish – I’m currently working my way through Juicy Mango but Cherry Pie is another fave!

Finally, my favourite fragrance of them all. I recently realised that I’m actually quite picky when it comes to scents, and there’s only a few that I truly, truly adore – the ultimate being Byredo Mojave Ghost. Yes, I’ve talked about this before in insane detail, but I reach for it everyday. It’s my absolute favourite, with notes of amber, musk and violet coming together to create a floral, musky combo that lingers on skin beautifully! This deserves a spritz on counter, gals.

A few favourites that I haven’t strayed from in a long time! Do you have an easy routine that you stick to?

  • Love ❤️ youe simple beauty staples! 🙂

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  • Natali

    I’m obsessed with Byredo’s perfumes, you should def. try Pulp and Blanche if you haven’t!


  • I’ve been so lazy with primer lately, but that Estee Lauder one sounds great – I may have to check it out!

    Pumpkin Lemonade

  • Think I have been swayed by Byredo Mojave Ghost added to my wishlist 😀

    Great post and such lovely beautiful photography!

    Hayley (www.ourdubailife.com)

  • These products all sound so good! X

  • my cuticles are the worst! i might give the cuticle oil a try x

    erin | erinazmir

  • Need to try the Byredo Mojave Ghost fragrance! I’ve never heard of the Estée Lauder The Smoother, but it sounds like my dream primer!


  • I love love LOVE the bobbi brown corrector – I’ve used it for years and it still remains a constant favorite. It’s so nice even for no makeup makeup days ‘cos it makes me look awake while still appearing natural with just the tiniest dark circles showing through. I have one on backup right now, hehe.

    becky @ star violet

  • I like the sounds of the Estee Lauder smoother!

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • I have been wanting to try the Bobbi Brown corrector, but I can’t seem to get myself to make the purchase because there are so many good drugstore alternatives for concealers. I will have to give it a try though – it sounds amazing!

    Mia | http://www.verymuchmia.com

  • Ooooh, thanks for the recommendations Kate!
    Fragrance wise, I’ve heard so many lovely reviews about the Byredo perfumes, especially this one… maybe it’s time for me to make a splurge! 🙂
    Daisy xxx

  • Jessica Arzetti

    I’m a creature of habit too! I find it so hard to switch up my skincare. I love all your recommendations though. I have been wanting to try out a Byredo scent for the longest time! I’ll have to check your suggesting out!


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  • Haha I know what you mean! I love trying new things, but at the end of the day, I always go back to my favorites! Loving all of these recommendations, especially the leave in conditioner! I have very fine hair too, so this is a must for me! 😀 <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Oh, Kate. You’re so lovely. Love this post!

  • I really don’t think I could survive without my Bobbi Brown corrector, it literally gave me life when I had my daughter and somehow managed to function on 5 hours sleep a night! I also adore the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow and Diptyque’s Philosykos fragrance. I need to get me to a counter and have a sniff of that Mojave Ghost because it sounds incredible!


  • The cuticle oil in the pen is such a good idea! I tend to use the same products, I love this serum by Superdrug of all places – definitely one of the best I’ve ever tried! x

    What Josie Did Next

  • I love hearing about new perfumes and that sounds like my kind of thing! Definitely going to test it when I next see it!

  • JoannasCorner

    I always love reading about other people’s everyday products!!


  • Jeran Johnson

    I love reading about some of your favourites! I take your recomendations very seriously 😂💕


  • Lisa Autumn

    The primers sounds fab! Will put it on my list.. Thanks girl!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • The Estee Lauder smoother sounds interesting. I’ve been having so many breakouts lately, I need to give that a try.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • 不止一次的来,不止一次的去,来来去去,这就是这个博客的魅力!

  • The Byredo Mojave Ghost perfume sounds lovely! The bottle is super cute as well xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  • I love the Bobbi Brown Corrector too! My dark eye circles are really a pain to conceal but the Bobbi Brown one never fails me. Thanks for sharing! xx

    Sarah //Beautybyrah