Do you know what we never talk about? Our everyday essentials, those products that quite happily line up inside the shower serving you daily and yet they get next to no air time. Well today I'm not only going to share what I rely on day to day but also ask what your hidden beauty gems are. What do you use without a second thought and why? Admittedly not the most exciting of beauty posts but hey never overlook the beauty basics!
I've dabbled with waxing and even hair removal creams but personally I'd rather stick with a razor to remove body hair. For quite some while now I have been relying on the Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women (£6.99) - a light razor that has a swivel head to reach even the trickiest of areas - I've blindly raked this over my air pits in the morning free from injury, the same applies with my ankles. If like myself you are a razor kinda gal, give these a whirl the next time you require razors - I can all but guarantee you will not be disappointed. For those wondering, yes I do use a shaving gel - more often than not it is Gillette Venus Satin Care Radiant Apricot Shave Gel (£3.49), Why? It smells of apricots so it is a non-brainer as far as I'm concerned.
Nail polish remover - less than exciting but you can bet your bottom dollar you will panic should you be without it. I'm not particularly fancy nor picky when it comes to nail polish remover - it stinks and only has one real job, to remove chipped or unwanted nail polish from my nails. More often than not I will purchase Cutex Nourishing Nail Polish Remover (£2.15) as it is both gentle and effective, it quickly removes all traces of nail polish without drying out my nail beds. It is also pretty much readily available on the UK high street and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
While we are somewhat on the topic of hands, I do want to mention Origins Plantscription Anti-Ageing Hand Cream (£29.50). Yes it is fairly pricey at just under £30 but I do believe that a lot like your face, you should really put the time and effort into looking after your hands as they are one of the first places to show the signs of ageing. I like that this cream not only moisturises but also protects and restores - it is thick, luxurious and quickly absorbed. I use it several times a day and have yet to finish my first tube, I can't recommend it enough to all ages.
I like to scrub my body daily, it makes me feel fresh and as someone who is partial to self tanning it is somewhat of a necessity to prevent my skin from looking both scaly and uneven in colour. As many will know I adore the & Other Stories Body Scrubs, as there is no store in the UK outside of London I have had to find a suitable alternative. For me Sancturay Spa Cooling Glacial Scrub (£8) is the answer - a similar texture to my beloved & Other Stories scrub (thick, gritty yet it foams) with cooling technology. If you enjoy sea salt scrubs that have a aquatic scent this should be your next purchase. As a side note it effectively removes even the driest of skin without ever being harsh and doubles up as a great foot scrub.
If like myself moisturising your body daily is somewhat a chore, then may I suggest Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Deep Moisture Body Milk (£10). Not only does it smell exactly like a scrumptious malt based vanilla milkshake but it deeply moisturises the whole body with next to no effort. This creamy lotion is quick and easy to apply, non-sticky and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. It's not often I get to say this but I occasionally look forward to moisturising my body when this lotion is concerned. If that doesn't convince you to give it a try I'm not sure much else will ha!
So what daily beauty essentials do you use daily that you seldom rave about?