We all have items we love and use all the time.  These are mine at the moment.  I absolutely adore all of them and can’t live without any because, quite honestly, they keep my world turning.


Sabena’s Essentials

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Not only are they so cool right now but they go with everything.  Bought for a measly £10 at a market stall, these are now my go-to’s.

With top notes of hibiscus, rose petals and ambrette grains, flowing into a heart of jasmine, sandalwood, frankincense tones, rounded off with a base of vanilla, musk, ambergris and apricots. This fragrance has been a favourite of mine for nearly 16 years now at only £20.99 you can’t go wrong with this everyday perfume.

This is officially my favourite bronzing and highlighting palette.  I love having fresh makeup and a glow on my cheeks.  This product does just that! It’s easy to apply and I can see it lasting forever because all  I  need is a few swipes to get my desired look. This retails at £7.99 and is available in all high street cosmetics stores right now!

I started using this when I was going through my acne treatment and my dermatologist highly recommended it because it just works! It does not leave my skin dry and keeps the right amount of moisture on my skin all day. Retailing at £5.99 this product is value for money.

Not only is this product good for your skin but it is lightweight and looks so natural.  The coverage is floor-less and creates a perfect base for your makeup.  Because it oxidises when on the skin, I would recommend trying it out first.  Debenhams will let you try a few at their counter, this gives you a chance to try all the fantastic products produced by BareMinerals, I’m in love with this brand! For only £28.00, you can get a foundation that suits every occasion.

Topshop have always just been a clothing store for me but my gosh do they have the best range of lipsticks.  They are long lasting and light weight all in one.  They also have the best variety of unusual colours.  Totally impressed with their range of lipsticks in particular.  Snapped this one up for £3.00 on sale, bargain!!!

I recently learnt so much about using acids and how you can benefit from keeping a balance of acids and moisturisers. This one in particular relieves tired skin and plumps.  The perfect solution for ageing skin. I purchased this on Amazon for a very reasonable £13.99 and it has lasted ages considering I apply it morning and night.

Purchased from ASOS for £18.00, these were a bit of a splurge.  I find every opportunity to wear them and love how cool I look.  Nothing more to say than LOVE!


Anthea’s Essentials

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Everything5pounds Pink bottom denim heels !SOLD OUT!

These are my go-to shoes that go with just every outfit.  They are simple yet add that touch of sophistication and funk to every outfit I team it with.

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Killer Queen by Katy Perry

I am always on the trail for artist perfumes.  Not only are they cheaper but they always smell so good.  When my Britney perfume ran out, I jumped on the Katy bandwagon. What a treat this perfume is with delicate floral notes and IT LASTS ALL DAY!  You can’t go wrong for a mere £12.99

Cat-eye sunglasses at Camden Market

Camden Market says it all.  Although I can’t link these, I must say they are my prized possession, so I wouldn’t want too anyway.  Again, my utmost essential item in my wardrobe.  Love the cat-eye and the colour is so unique.

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Poundland Nail Varnish

Poundland only means I can have every single shade they have in stock.  These nail varnishes are genuinely long lasting.  The shades are also always on trend too.

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Everyone with natural lashed needs a good mascara but in all honesty, anyone will do for me.  I buy what’s on sale and if it says lengthening, then it’s mine!

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Rimmel Bronzer

Rimmel bronzer has been a favourite of mine for many years now.  It’s light-weight and adds the perfect amount of shimmer over my freckles.  Because I have freckles I try not cover them up so that and mascara is literally all I wear, this bronzer always has my back!


*Disclaimer – some items do not identically match the pictures and sites were chosen to find the closest match.  Some items were sold out or bought elsewhere.