My BFF List

A library of my Best, top Favourite Five things
that help to bring out the best in me.

Always on the hunt to find bigger and better besties
I would love to hear yours too

Tight-ass Beauty Steals That Give Your Buck A Bang

1. Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in Hula
2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
3. Face of Australia Eyeliner Mechanical Pencils
4. Maybelline Color Sensation High Shine Lipcolor
5. Australis Papparazzi Perfect HD Blush in Flash It

Pinch your pennies over here to see why

Post Party Pig Pick Me Ups
Silly season has officially landed.And I have got myself officially silly.I always need to psych myself up for this time of year.A time when all virtuousness and good intentions go sliding like a slippery nipple by the wayside replaced by cocktails and goodies wrapped in prosciutto and served on a cocktail stick.

Not one for self-restrain if I am out and partying about I will drink what is put in my hand and eat what is presented to me on a tray. Le oink.

These next-day remedies help - to get me through. Flush those Flaming Sambucas out of that liver: 
2. Stimulate that Sauvingon Blanc away3. Hydrate back in what the Harvey Wallbangers took out:
4. Soothe Pina Coladaified peepers:
5. Conceal away the Cosmopolitans, Illuminate away the Iced Margaritas
Drag your liver kicking and screaming over here for more hangover hints

My BFF Cuppas

I seriously can't get enough of the stuff.

Tea, tea, tea, tea.......gimme a t...

Recently waxing lyrical about my daily detoxing dose of Qi Detox Green Tea as part of my skin fixing mission got me thinking about my other good old favourite Jack Dees, Rosy Lees, Kiki Dees... and brought me to my BFF - Best Favourite Five go to brews.

1. Qi Detox Green Tea
2. Vital Organic Rooibos Tea
3. La Tissanerie Drainage et Elimination
4. Dilmah Exceptional Rose and French Vanilla  
5. Natureland Night Cup

Put the kettle on and drag your fine bone china over here to find out why

MY BFF Desk CPR Tricks

Find yourself flagging and licking your QWERTY in the arvo at work? If your keyboard starts to look like a pillow around the 3:46 mark regularly like me, then here are some Desk CPR tools I use to revive myself when flat-lining so I can find it from deep within me to face that pile of invoice coding without throwing myself off the top floor balcony.

  1. Liquid Chlorophyll
  2. Planet Eve Certified Organics Rose Hydration Mist
  3. Natio Wellness Handcream -
  4. Burts Bees Lip Shimmer - Peony
  5. Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme
Drag your weary ass over here to find out how to get some pep!

My BFF Holiday Beauties

What is about holiday make-up and hair that is so exhilarating?

For me its a combination of being liberated from the normality of day to day life, the sea and wind and change in humidity that makes my usually disastrous hair texture just work and something about being warmer just gives skin a dewier, glowier look made healthy looking by a sprinkling of freckles peeking through.

I love the heat, love sun holidays, love exploring and experiencing.I loathe having to obey the 200ml rule and restrict my cosmetic stash!!

Here's my holiday hotlist;
  1. Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35
  2. Invisible 4HR Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF30
  3. The Body Shop, Honey Bronze Bronzing Face Gel
  4. KMS California HairPlay Sea Salt Spray 
  5. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Put on your sunnies and grab your cozzie and head here to find out why these are worthy of vacationing with you!

My BFF Gym Buddies

So I have lived out of my gym bag for the past two weeks which has made me appreciate some of my gym companions all the more.

While making like Jane Fonda and feeling the burn and getting downright physical like Olivia Newton-John these accessories have also being working out hard with me...

  1. Lululemon Tote
  2. The Anti-Bottle by Vapur
  3. Nike Womens Free TR in Cherry
  4. Revlon Mock-Croc Purple Hanging Toiletries Bag 
  5. Lululemon Cardio Kick Crop
Star-jump your leg-warmers and sweatbands over here to read the full review

My BFF Home Brew Remedies

This Best Favourite Five list  is inspired by a recent trip to a Naturopath to try and sort out my spotty chin and skin from within!Apparently the state of your skin on the outside is a direct reflection of what is going on inside, makes perfect sense.
  1. Bicarb scrub 
  2. Avocado eye treat 
  3. Brewers Gloop Mask  
  4. Aspirin mask 
  5. Hot oil hair mask
Bring your cauldron on over here to find the recipe

My BFF Faux Glow Illuminators

I still remember my first illuminator it was a golden liquid from Boots No 17 in a pump bottle and it smelled of peppermint! Well I got totally fresh with it one summer on holidays in Turkey, slathering it all over my face and body and have an awful lot of photos where my face looks like its plastic and melting. I had 2000 mega-watt shine.

The concept of applying it where the light catches on your body went over my shiny head. We live and learn!!I'd like to think I've progressed since those days of guising as a gloworm and downgraded to a subtle sheen on my uppermost upper cheekbones, brow bone, inner eyes and temples and if I'm feeling angelic my cupids bow!!

These are my top 5 gimme gimme shimmy shimmy sheen sheen illuminators

  1. Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
  2. Jemma Kidd Dual Illuminator Crème Highlighter & Shimmer Dust, Champagne
  3. Inika Cosmetics Light Reflecting Highlighting Creme
  4. Benefit Moon Beam
  5. Natio Mineral Powder Bronzer and Enhancer in Warm Day 
Read how I get my glow on and see swatches in the full post here

My BFF Body Lotion Keepers

Oh yesh, yesh, yesh, thish is a keeper! 

One of the most damaging things I’ve ever seen on the bigscreen is Goldmember’s body dandruff episode. Heinously, horrendously, hideous! I am scarred for life and also turned off pancakes! However this shuddering thought that stays imprinted in the back of my semi-conscious is one of the driving forces behind making sure I keep my limbs supple, moist and flaky free, particularly this time of year when I tend to make like lizard a little on my elbows, knees and random patches on my legs (what is that about skin??)
  1. Kiehls, Crème de Corps 
  2. Dove, Summer Glow Body Cream 
  3. Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body Butter
  4. Aveeno, Daily Moisturising Body Lotion with Collodial Oatmeal 
  5. Lush, King of Skins

My BFF Make Me Crazy Brushes

As a recent new owner and lover of a Sigma Make Me Crazy 12 piece brush set I've been having an awful lot of fun playing with my shiny purple toys. I seriously look forward to putting my make-up on and trying out each little brush with different make-up types. They are also allowed take up prime real estate on my dressing table beside my perfumes, not a privilege any of my make-up gets!

These brushes have honestly been making make-up time so effortless. Now I’m not a professional by any means and I am pretty slapdash where make-up application is concerned if I am to be truly honest but I like tools that save time & deliver results and this is what I’ve been getting with these crazy purple bad boys.

Out of the set of twelve these are the five I am daft as a brush about and make the BFF grade!

1. E40 Tapered Blending
2. F40 Large Angled Contour
3. F50 Duo Fibre
4. E30 Pencil
5. E65 Small Angle

See whey they make me so darn crazy here

My BFF Cheeky Creams That Will Make A Girl Blush

I'm a cheeky chappie who only really blushes with the help of a brush......or my fingers or my latest discovery, a Sigma F50.My blush of choice is usually rosy pink or peach toned and 95% of the time creamy, liquid or tinty.I have almost fully graduated from powder blushes as I am hooked on the blendable, dewy, translucent finish a creme blush offers.

These are my top 5 liquid rouges that make me blush with unadulterated excitement  like a schoolgirl playing dirty Chinese whispers with the Beibs!

  1. Becca Beach Tints 
  2. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge
  3. Stila Convertible Colour 
  4. Max Factor Miracle Touch Soft Pink 
  5. Benefit Posie Tint  
Check out why they are so bloomin wonderful here

My BFF Lip Lovelies

What with Old Man Winter knocking on our door down south of the world her and than Young Fox Summer  bouncing in for the folk up north, I thought a lip-care post would be apt. A beauty requirement we all need seasonly on our schmackers right now!

So what five lip lovelies do I most reach for to keep my kissers in peak snogging condition?
(Yes I am a newly-wed, it's imperative!)

  1. Nivea Repair & Protection Balm 
  2. Carmex 
  3. Burt's Bees Shimmer Stick, Peony 
  4. Dermalogica Cimate Control
  5. Clinique Chubby Stick, Whopping Watermelon 
Read why they made the lip list here

My BFF Dehydrated Skin Saviours

If your skin that feels as dry as a dead dingo's donger here are some fixes for that awful dehydrated skin feeling.

  1. Demalogica MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque 
  2. Good old Rosehip oil 
  3. Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster
  4. Natio Glow Skin Brightening Balm 
  5. Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Restorarative Cream
Learn how I don't make like prune in the full post

My BFF Beauty PowerTools

Get out the big guns, high visibility wear and steel cap boots beauties, we are about to call up some serious beauty powertools here...These are the hardcore, heavy duty, beauty tools that get the job done and not a builders crack in sight!!

1. Parlux 3500 Ceramic & Ionic hairdryer
2. EcoTools Bath Sponge
3. BabylissPro Ceramic Conical Curling iron
4. Gillette Venus Breeze
5. The Humble Face Washer

Read why these Beauty PowerTools make the BFF list in the full review here

BFF SpotBusters
While I’m still by no meansfootloose and spotty free I’ve found that these little warriors have helped to take the sting out of the tail of brewing spots and help to heal and clear faster. Bless their salicylic socks!!
1.      Dermalogica Overnight Skin Treatment
2.      Mario Badescu’s Drying Cream
3.      Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque
4.      Get Hot & Steamy
5.      Monthly deep cleanse facials with a side order of microdermabrasion

BFF Spotbusters explored further in the full review

My BFF Tanning Products

No “UhOhLiLo” moments  guaranteed!!

  1. Dove Gradual Tanner
  2. Xen Tan
  3. St Tropez
  4. Tuscan Tan Mousse
  5. Sunshimmer Instant Tan Make-up by Rimmel
Learn how I avoid looking like Li-Lo with my BFF Tanning products in the full review here

My BFF Dermalogica products

I have to admit I am an out and out Dermalogica devotee. It just works for my skin. Simple, effective products that are gentle and a little goes a long way.
  1. Special Cleansing Gel
  2. Daily Microfoliant
  3. Sebum Clearing Masque
  4. Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30
  5. Overnight Clearing Gel
NB I had Skin Smoothing Cream in the list which I use as my night cream, but I removed as I felt I needed to include the masque. In fact I could really have a top 10 Dermalogica. It just works so well for me. I will do full reviews on these prodz soon. Promise!!

Read why I heart these Dermalogica beauties so much here

My BFF Scents

I'm juggling a few perfume samples at the moment trying to find a few new delights to add to the collection. It's a serious task. The scent one gives off is very defining, just ask Monsieur PePe le Pew!

My top 5 weapons of Mass Seduction:

  1.  Narcisso Rodriguez for Her
  2. Aqua Di Parma Colonia
  3. Dolce & Gabana D&G Anthology 3,  L`Imperatrice
  4. Prada Tendre
  5. Chanel, Coco Mademoiselle
Get my two cents on why these are my BFF scents in the full review

My BFF Mane Hair Products

As a Leo I am destined to be somewhat obsessed with my hair. I wish this obsession was born out of adoration for a luscious flowing mane but it stems from a rather thin, hard to grow, damaged mop. I spend my life trying to find the wonder products that will help my hair behave – here’s what I’m currently love

1. Kerastase Ciment Thermique
2. Redken Blonde Glam Shampoo/Conditioner/Colour Enhancer (Rich Vanilla) 

3.KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray + Batiste Boho
4. Kevin Murphy Easy Rider
5. TRESemmé 24HR Root Boosting Spray

Trot on over to the full post to read why

My BFF Benefit products with benefits

Inspired by a recent play at a Benefit counter and Finding Mr Bright purchases here is my top Benfit  list. I love this brand. Their marketing, tounge in cheek names and products that simply work.

  1. Big Beautiful Eyes palette 
  2. Bo-ing concealer 
  3. The Gloss in Streakin 
  4. Posie Tint 
  5. Fluff Shadow Brush 
Benefit from the full product review post here

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