Due to my 'most used, favourite beauty products of 2017' video being SO long already, I had to cut out a few products that I use ALL. THE. TIME. So I thought I'd share some of the extras on here instead!
If you've been following my channel for a while, you'll know that I LOVE individual lashes even more than full sets. I find them to be most natural, and even though they're so tiny, I actually find them easiest to apply too. Not to mention they can literally last DAYS.
Ardell make my favourite individual lashes due to their wearable lengths (not all lash lengths are created equal) plus they have knot-free versions which look even more realistic.
This fragrance has been my absolute JAM this Summer. It may technically be a men's fragrance but I feel like an absolute BOSS WOMAN when I wear it, and I receive so many compliments from both men and women, which surprised me a little at first. The best way I can describe it is fresh. Really, really fresh. And aquatic. Which is apparently a word that can be used to describe fragrance. This would make a great gift for a special man in your life (it's a super sexy scent) or would suit a woman wanting to ooze confidence. This scent is literally that to me - a major confidence booster.
In case you're into fragrance notes, here are the top notes for Dylan Blue: Calabrian Bergamot, Grapefruit, Fig Leaves, Aquatic Notes. I've also seen it described as having a 'Mediterranean freshness'. That works too.
I've been using this bronzer for at least 2 years now, but maybe it's even been 3. It's THAT good. It was given to me in a goodie bag from one of Sephora Australia's first media events, so there is no shade name on the packaging (that's often a thing when we get given samples). I can't even tell you how many people have become (just a wee bit) aggressive trying to get the shade information from me. AND I JUST DON'T HAVE IT! I'M SORRY! Ha! I completely understand though, this product is so worth getting your hands on. Because it does come in a few different shades, it's best to check them all out before purchasing, particularly if you can make it into a store, just to make sure you're purchasing the right shade for your skin tone. I have to say, I don't go for typically popular bronzers as they often look too muddy on my skin, so I think it can sometimes be a tricky product to get right. Almost like foundation! The formula is really unique, it's described as a gel-powder that's waterproof and long lasting, which I can totally vouch for. I can come home with hardly any makeup left on my face but my bronzer will still be going strong. This is a product I'll be repurchasing for many years to come!
These are my most used brushes in my personal makeup bag, hands down. They come in a variety of different packaging, catering for lovers of rose gold, those who like simple black packaging as well as those who only want to use Vegan brushes. There's a set for everyone!
For brushes that are professional quality they're also priced fairly, so the everyday makeup wearer can justify the purchase too.
Again for those of you who love the details, Laya's official note description: "a powdery fragrance around vanilla, surrounded by cedarwood and a background of musk and dry wood."
6- DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIR DRYER. I'd like to start off by acknowledging that this hair dryer is quite the investment at around $500. It's not cheap. You're probably wondering "why the heck would I purchase a HAIR DRYER for that price?!" and I get it. I was skeptical too. But boy, oh boy it has proved worthy of it's price time and time again. For someone who uses a hair dryer once a month, it may not be so necessary, but for a regular user, or a professional hair stylist - it's sooooooo worth it.
I loved it from the moment I started using it, and then around a year later I went to an event where they explained all of it's brilliant features and then I totally geeked out on the technology and fell in love with it even more.
One of the biggest bonus' for me is the magnetic nozzle. This may seem like a small feature, but it's actually a game changer. I don't want to throw any other hair dryers under the bus here, but if you've used ANY other brand, you'll notice that once the nozzle heats up you cannot move it at all until it cools. You can't twist it, you can't remove it. It's basically melted itself onto the hairdryer temporarily. As a hairstylist this is incredibly annoying. We need nozzle freedom when working on clients! The Supersonic gives us that. I've sold myself on it again already.
A few other reasons why I (and why you will) love it; it cuts your hair drying time in half. The motor is in the handle which means the weight is in the handle which means your arms don't get sore like they do when you're trying to balance a top heavy hair dryer. I can feel the relief just typing this. It's quieter than any other hair dryer I've personally tried, which is particularly helpful if you're the first one in the household to get up and ready in the morning (I can't relate to this one, but I figure someone reading this might, haha). It also helps to reduce static and frizz, and helps keep your hair shiny and healthy by preventing extreme heat damage.
It's a lot to take in, I know. Whenever I'm asked by friends, family or acquaintances whether they should buy the Supersonic, I tell them to go into their closest hair salon that uses it (you might want to call up and ask first) to get a little lesson while having their hair blow dried. The hairstylist is most likely going to be stoked that you're showing an interest and will happily let you have a little go yourself so you can feel the difference.
If you want to book in for a blow dry and a Supersonic chat in Sydney, I recommend my mane man Richi at Academie Salon. Tell him I sent you, and he will be more than happy to give you the run down so you can decide for yourself if it's worth the investment.
If you'd like to see my video featuring the bulk of my beauty favourites, you can watch it below.
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