Friday, 13 June 2014

The Beauty 5-A-Day Tag

Today I'm bringing to my little blog my 'Beauty 5-A-Day'. 5 beauty products that I can't live without on a daily basis. Think the whole 'If you were stranded on a desert island what item would you take with you' but change one item to five and instead of life-saving components, it's just five fab items that I find to be 'vital' to my routine, much like your average 5-a-day. Now this isn't my typical everyday make up, this is basically just a quick rundown on all the products I would use to gain some normality to my face if ever I was limited to only five products (even thinking about this scares me slightly).

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
First of all, I'd need the perfect base. Considering I would most likely sacrifice concealer, I'd need a foundation that offers enough coverage to still make my skin appear near enough flawless, well as good as it can look! I'd also prefer a foundation that gives a nice dewy glow to my skin as so to ensure that my overall complexion would appear more alive and healthy. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Can we all just quickly take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this little compact trio is. I guess this is a slight cheat product as it's kind of a 3-in-1 job. With a beautiful all over radiant setting powder, a lovely champagne highlight and a bronzed shimmer to add some colour to the complexion, this is without a doubt a definite product in my 5-a-day. Plus just looking at how beautiful it is makes me feel slightly emotional (sad I know!). 

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush 
Once again, a slight cheat, 2-in-1 product but it's still really only one, right? A beautiful, sheer pink blush that can be added lightly for a quick pop of colour or built up more intensely for a bold, bright statement cheek. Plus, if you really want to get creative you can also dab a little bit of this pretty pink to the lips as so to save space for an whole extra product. Think Benefit's Cheek and Blush tints but  more affordable and maybe even better! 

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade 
Now I'm the kind of girl that can't leave the house without my brows being groomed and filled or else I just look 'half finished'. This is a great, easy-to-use product that gives the perfect brows without the need of multiple other products. This is definitely my 'go-to' brow product and I really can't see that changing anytime soon. 

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
Finally, my make up never looks done without applying a few lashings of mascara. I haven't picked this one for any particular reason other than the fact that its cheap and cheerful as well as the unique shaped wand ensures that those lashes will be looking as curled as ever without the use of any extra tools.

So that's my 5-A-Day in a quick, straight to the point(ish) post. There's of course a million other products that I would love to use alongside these but then that would completely defy the point of this post. I would love for all you to do this tag so I can see what your five would be and maybe swap out some of mine for some of yours!

Let me know what you think in the comments.
What is your Beauty 5-A-Day? 


  1. Oh my god, the ambient lighting palette is absolutely gorgeous, first time I've seen it mentioned it a while and immediately reminded me why I need to get my hands on this again. Great picks.

    Kristy |

  2. I don't know how I'd cope with only 5 products! The Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush looks like such a pretty colour x