Beauty: The Essential Beauty Tools
For when less is more and a routine of small classic luxuries are better then trends or expensive procedures. Here are our six essential tools every one should have in their beauty cabinet. They are simple, cost effective and we couldn't live without them.
One: The Eyelash Curler
If we had to pick one beauty product we couldn't live with out this guy would be heavy weight contender. It can take you from tired eyes to wide eyes in a second, keep your look natural or enhance even the best mascara. If you don't have one you are really missing out. Our favourite is the Shu Uemure Eyelash Curler.
Two: The Dry Body Brush
We have recently divulged into the secret weapon that is the dry body brush in a post, but being able to help our body detox, hinder cellulite, exfoliate, rejuvenate cells and improve the texture and muscle tone of our skin deserves another mention and an inclusion into our top beauty tools.
Three: The Tweezers
Brows are such an important aspect of your face and they need a little TLC from time to time to keep them in check. A great pair of tweezers will make this job a breeze and make you feel in control, there is nothing worse then taking a hair accidentally and leaving a gap in your proud brow. Less is more when it comes to brows so only take hairs that are really straying from the pack. When it comes to the hairs in the middle of your eyes the easiest thing to do it place your pinky finger in the middle and only take the hairs that fall under it.
Four: The Blotting Paper
Another product we recently dedicated a whole post to, blotting paper is ofter unrecognised and under appreciated. These little sheets of paper have so many great uses and help your skin stay matte and fresh all day and aren't at all expensive. You can find the ones featured above at Japanese lifestyle store Muji.
Five: The Cotton Bud
Another very cheap and readily available product that often flies under the radar, the cotton bud isn't just for your ears. In face we find ourselves using it less for cleaning our ears and more for removing eye makeup with coconut oil, applying tea-tree oil to a pimple or cleaning up our fresh red lip. The uses really go on and on.
Six: The Large Tooth Comb
Last but not least, the large tooth comb. Essential for pulling off the messy beach wave and still looking chic. Allowing you to tame your locks enough but not too much, a hard grey area to pull of but made much easier with this guy. After washing your hair run the comb through and clear any knots or slight tangles, then spray with sea salt and scrunch lightly with a towel and let air-dry. If you prefer to use a straightener to give your hair some body and waves then run the comb through after to loosen the curl and soften the look without making it fluffy.