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Thursday, 28 February 2013

miss b loves........favourite beauty products and a few new discoveries.



Last week I was tagged over at Lila Moonlight and the topic was favourite beauty products. Not only does she have a gorgeous collection but her photographs are beautiful too! I can definitely recommend a visit to her lovely blog. 

So my favourites.........

FACE

Firstly, to some extent, I am a creature of habit as far as skincare is concerned. I've been very happy and impressed with Clinique products for a few years now. Developed by dermatologists, allergy tested and fragrance free, they definitely suit my skin and I'm therefore reluctant to change my basic routine..


  Take the Day Off, Rinse-off Foaming Cleanser,
    Liquid Facial Soap, Clarifying Lotion, 
      Dramatically Different Moisturiser

I have tried different serums by other well-known brands but I have noticed a definite improvement since I switched to Repairwear Laser Focus. It may seem quite expensive but a little really does go a long way....



Bonus Time gifts are the perfect size for holidays and weekends away.....mini versions of everything I need and a supply of new make-up and toiletries bags too...........


BODY

I'm a fan of dry body brushing before a shower to stimulate circulation and to improve the appearance of the skin. There's an interesting fact sheet about the benefits of body brushing here on the Liz Earle website.


After showering, I use a body lotion on damp skin. I've tried body lotions and creams across the price range and prefer the ones which are either fragrance free or with just a hint of fragrance. 

My latest purchase, which I spotted in the new Waitrose, is made in France. Le Petit Olivier own one of the last traditional mills in the South of France to make a premium olive oil which is used in this lotion. It's light, leaves the skin feeling soft and silky and another plus, it's paraben free and inexpensive too so you can be really generous with it!


HANDS AND FEET

As you can see my Jurlique hand cream is almost finished but I love my new one which was a Christmas gift from the Olive Farm in Istanbul which I mentioned here. Lovely smell and non-greasy.... 



....and a special treat for feet..... Sanctuary Foot Butter and Heel Balm leaves skin silky smooth and ready for summer...even better when I remember to wear the overnight socks with lashings of cream..... 



MAKE-UP

Having spent a fortune on various mascaras over the years I've finally found 'the one' - Inimitable Intense from Chanel and for very glossy lips...Lèvres Scintillantes.. 


It's Clinique though for eyes....quickliner (no need for a messy sharpener!) and lid smoothie which goes on easily (I use a brush)and it stays put too without creasing.......



The brand new chubby sticks for eyes are so easy to apply and blend well with the lid smoothie....... 


I'm already a fan of the chubby sticks for lips which are moisturising too. I sometimes use a clear gloss over the top for extra shine and isn't this special holder cute too! 




...here's a very useful London bag for my brushes and bits and pieces......another Clinique gift!



Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream deserves a special mention.....multi-funtional.....chapped lips , dry skin , minor burns......and they do a handy little lip balm in a tin.....


HAIR

Frédéric Fekkai Full Volume Shampoo and Conditioner is my current favourite. Although expensive compared to many others, the tiniest amount is needed and the shine spray is the best I've ever used....



and finally two new perfumes...Hermès Elixir des Merveilles and Amouage Honour, both long lasting and a change from my usual fragrances which I mentioned here




PS These are simply my opinions.....this post has not been sponsored by Clinique (although you might have thought so the number of times I mentioned it!!!) or any other brand mentioned. 

I'd like to tag the following lovely bloggers and ask them to share their favourite beauty products - if they have the time of course! No pressure! 
















68 comments:

  1. What an amazing list of products, Miss B! My beauty routine is pretty simple and I rarely deviate from my trusted products, but I am on the market for a new mascara as Lancome has changed the formula of the one I've used for years and it's not the same. I'm a big fan of Chanel but have never used their mascaras - I will definitely be keeping your recommendation in mind :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. The Clinique products look and sound so good. I can't believe i have never tried them, but after all the good reviews I hear, I must! Great post :)

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  3. Brilliant review and recommendations Miss B. Clinique is one of the best brands put there. I love the Chanel products. Their lip glosses are just fab! I will try the Clinique Laser focus serum. I've heard so much about it.

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  4. Bonjour miss b. I feel like I got to stop by your house and take a peak at your vanity! I know some of these wonderful products already, but was also happy to discover a few new ones, like Sanctuary or the Olive Farm. Very generous of you to share your beauty tips with us! A bientôt, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. so many Nice produits! I love Clinique it's the best!


    http://www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  6. I love these bits! sanctuary have actually got a new collection now, ive not tried it but a few people are saying its very nice :)

    lovely blog, im following :)

    www.hollys-beauty-box.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Love all your picks!! I'm a huge fan of Jurlique and I adore anything by Chanel (so much fun being a girl:)

    Thanks for popping over to my new blog!

    Enjoy your day:)
    xxleslie

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  8. miss b, these are so fabulous! it's awesome when someone finds a product that works for them. especially when you can stay in that same product line. it surely makes things easier. what i've liked about Clinique is that they have the COOLEST gifts when you make a purchase. i love your makeup bags and such. they are awesome. i have got to try their chubby stick line. everyone has commended them! i love how your friend displays her products on a mirror. i think that's so fab. my mom believes in using a brush also. i've got to try that. great post doll! i loved it!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. I love Clinique- and I can certainly vouch for their Laser Repairwear serum!

    Hmm, body brushing... I need to look into this! I've heard about the benefits; so interesting!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  10. These are great products! How are those Fekkai products? I've been wanting to try them but I don't want to spend much on something that wont work.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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    1. I've tried so many shampoos and conditioners but I really like these. I do think they add some volume and a bottle lasts ages.

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  11. I love Clinique products too. As for lipstic I have to say I like MAC Rooby Woo.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  12. I can't live without my MAC lipstick and Aveda shampoos!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  13. I must start to experiment more with products, my latest acquisition a Clarisonic has been great!

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  14. These are such excellent finds...I haven't tried them all but thanks to your great reviews, i am eager to. I really need to get a few chubby sticks, the shades of your Chanel gloss is lovely. Both hand creams sound really nourishing and I also want to try the Fekkai range after reading this. Thanks for your visit, have a great start to March!

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  15. Loved reading about the body brush - great info!!

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  16. Sounds like you are Clinique kind a girl;) I have never tried their skincare line but I do like their eyeliner a lot. And I am getting pretty excited about their new chubby stick for eyes, the colours appeared to be quite beautiful. Great post!
    Catherine xo
    www.pearlsandcaramel.com

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  17. Very nice recommendations! I like to switch between brands and Clinique will be next in line.

    LUXESSED

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  18. Hi, Lovely post! I'm a product junkie so i'll be trying a few of these recommendation. xx

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  19. these are all very nice products, I have heard a lot of Amouage but still haven't had the time to try their products!

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love what you love!!! Hermès perfumes (both for men and women) are the best!! I am in love with them!!

    Have a wonderful weekend and a beautiful Spring!!

    Hugs
    MM

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  21. More of an Alpha-H girl now myself, Clinique still gets it's use in our house - particularly love all their scrubs. Though the body brush does a good job too - just have to think of it!
    Have a great day. Caroline x

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  22. Great review, would love to visit the nearest Waitrose for the lotion and the Sanctuary Foot Butter and Heel Balm is something I'd love to try. I'd like to take a whiff of your recommended perfume as well. Have a great weekend Miss B. XX

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  23. A great detailed post. I particularly live the bag for brushes it is a great idea. I am a fan of the body brush also i find my skin is not as dry when I use it. Have a great weekend

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  24. Miss B, your products must be all so good, thanks for the suggestions, Clinique is one of my fav brand, alwways find its stuff for face amazing! love also the Chanel glosses! Kisses and happy Friday! xo

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  25. I love sanctuary products too and those chanel lipglosses are to die for =)

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  26. Wonderful products Miss b, it's nice to know that you're a huge Clinique fan as well. I love it snd use the Clarifying lotion religiously. Thanks for sharing and also for your lovely comment dear! Happy weekend! xx/Madison :)

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  27. Great to read all your recommendations Miss b....

    Love Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream too.
    Must try those Chubby sticks.

    Have a great week and I hope that March will be a good month for you.

    Fiona ♥

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  28. These beauty products are very nice. I love Clinique - the face make-up that I use is Clinique. It's so soft and natural looking. That is wonderful that you take care of your skin, as you do. Love the London bag, it's so cute. Happy Friday.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  29. I wanted to thank you for all your lovely comments. Every time I read them, they sound so sincere and beautiful. It sounds like we have many things in common.
    ~Sheri

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    1. You're welcome. I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog.

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  30. Very nice products!
    Like your blog!


    xoxo, Agata
    agatillaa.blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks for the recommendations! You can't go wrong with Clinique! Enjoy your weekend! xoxoxo

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  32. WOW, it's like we're twins. I've been a longtime Clinique user, as well, and I use many of the same Clinique products that you use. I love the idea of body brushing and haven't tried it, but will have to try to find a soft brush and do that ... so interesting to read about. I also have to find a good cream for feet since spring is getting so close! Loved the post, sweet Miss B ... have a great weekend! xo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for your comment...have a wonderful weekend!

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  34. Yep, we do seem to have a few crossovers in products...
    I always love to see what is in other people's make up bags.

    Such a fun post!

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  35. Clinique is brilliant. I'm a fan too!

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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  36. I used to be a fan of Clinique facial treatment but I found out about APIVITA creams and moisturisers and I had to put them aside for a while, although Im with you, the chubby sticks are fabulous!!!!

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  37. Hi miss b, I am having issues with my gmail and google at the moment...I am trying to reboot. You are going to think I am crazy but have you heard of mercury retrograde? It's the only astrological thing I believe in and electronics ten d to go haywire.

    Anyway am following you on bloglovin for now bc I am having no issues there but posts aren't coming thru on google reader at the moment, will try GFC again and see if your posts come up. Best, naomi

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  38. Hi again, Just FYI - your posts still are not coming up on my google reader. must be my side. had to go through bloglovin to get to you. oh well - i am going to let it sort itself out and in the meantime bloglovin is doing its job! have a lovely weekend.

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  39. These items look amazing! Lovely post.

    xo, Meera | www.momentswithmeera.com

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  40. awesome post!

    www.glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow you have the most amazing beauty products! I like a lot the 8 hour cream! It's super useful!

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  42. Clinique is my absolute favourite too! I'd also like to try Jurlique. Lila Moonlight definitely rocks!
    Stop by whenever you like and share some love!
    Kiss
    Coco

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  43. Clinique has definitely been a favourite of mine for a while although I have recently moved on to Elemis which seems to be even gentler on my skin. A Chanel lip is always chic, but I tend to go for YSL. I love mixing and matching and playing around with different cosmetics every now and again. Not heard of the hand creams before so may try them.

    Great picks lovely post!

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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  44. Miss B must have the most amazing skin outthere :>

    XOXO

    Sofia

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    1. Well, I definitely wouldn't describe it as amazing. I just try to take care of my skin and the older I get, the more time and effort I seem to spend on my routine!!!

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  45. Dear Miss B, what a lovely surprise I found here when I returned from my holiday : ) Thank you so much for doing the post and sweet words about me : ) And you made a great post covering all personal care areas, I am adding many items to my list now : ) I also love Clinique products, I used their travel sets many times and the lilac bottles, cleaning milk and makeup remover are in my next airport duty free shopping list, and DDM too, and now I am curious about the serum : ) That London bag is so cute btw : ) And your perfumes are great choices, love the bottle designs too : ) Thank you so much again and have a lovely week : )

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    1. You're very welcome! I enjoyed writing a post on this topic - it was a change from some of my usual ones and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. The serum is definitely worth trying.

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  46. It's always very interesting to read about different beauty and make-up routines. Thank you for sharing! x

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  47. I absolutely love Clinique!

    Defo one of my fave beauty brands!!

    http://www.candyliquor.co.uk
    UK High Street Fashion
    xoxo

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  48. Oh wao! So many great ideas here. I do love Clinique as well. I'm intrigued by these Hermes perfumes because I don't think I know what they smell like and I do love the bottles. Packaging is so important! Also love the Fekkai hair products. Oooh I see you tagged me....I will do my best to comply....if not this week the next. xx

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  49. Great post! I love Cliniques foundations and makeup, also their moisturizers. Have a great week! Love Caroline

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  50. these look great! thanks for sharing :)

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  51. What a fabulous collection of products you have there! Hope you had a lovely weekend:)Nice and sunny over here but needs to warm up more!
    ~Anne

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  52. ohh i need a new handcreme i d love to try the jurlique one~ xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  53. To invest in a good bodyscrub is always a good idea. It just makes all the difference.
    Thank you also for the bday wish,it made me smile :)
    Sofia

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    1. I agree! I like the Sanctuary body scrub as it's a gentle scrub and it has a lovely light fragrance too.

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  54. These products look amazing. I must try them!
    xo
    Sharon

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  55. clinique is one of my fav!

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  56. I use Le Petit Olivier lotion and I love it, it's the absolute best!

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  57. Thanks everyone for taking the time to write such positive comments. It looks like quite a number of you are also Clinique fans too!

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  58. Interesting products I always try Clinique but never seem to be happy with the products. I need to look at some others listed. I am a beauty junkie!!

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  59. Hi Miss B, Thanks for sharing your beauty favorites. I'm always interested to hear what's inside other peoples beauty cabinets! And thanks for the tag :) I'll be sure to write a post in the next couple of weeks to share my beauty favs too.

    x Rigel

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  60. Love your favorites!
    Maybe you wan to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? Check my blog and let me know! I would love it!
    http://velvetavenue.blogspot.com

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Thank you for taking the time to write a comment on my blog. I really do appreciate it. miss b

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