A few of my favourite things….

Anyone close to me will testify to the fact that I love all things make-up and beauty.  I have ammassed quiet a large collection over the past few years, and have some favourite go-to products and brands that always deliver.

Having had bad skin in my teenage years, I tried everything under the sun in an attempt to have a clear complexion. Of all of the products I tried, from Dermalogica, Clinque, Estee Lauder, YSL down to Body Shop Tea Tree skincare range, the one brand that I saw clear results with was Clarins.  I use their cleansing milk & toner, which are made from natural plant extracts, so you don’t have that stinging feeling after use.  I explain this because, my bad skin was the main factor in influencing my beauty purchases since my teens ( set your clocks back around 15 years ).  In the quest for perfect skin & flawless make-up I have tried a huge number of products across a wide ranging spectrum of brands.

I have chosen to share a few of my favourite items overall, but will go into more detail about skincare, my make-up routine & how to cover acne at a later date (so please subscribe & follow me for updates).

I will start with my favourite perfume, Theirry Mugler Alien.  This was the first perfume my fiance brought for me for Valentines’ day a few years ago.  I love the musky scent and the bottle is beautiful.  I am a huge fan of more deep and musky smells, over more light and citrus scents.  I love Vivienne Westwood Boudoir perfume, this is one of my all time favourites, but Alien nabs the top spot.

Secondly, my Clarins bronzer is something I do not leave the house without.  My skintone is pale/medium (depending on season), and the palette is a lovely warm brown with hints of light pink running through it, which perfectly compliments my skin.  I use a little over the bridge of my nose, under my cheekbones and across the hairline on my forehead to give a sculpted, contoured finish.  For me, the great thing about this product is, when I am busy during the day and my make-up starts to look a little faded, this is perfect to give your skin life again.  It is not too heavy so you can swipe it across the same areas mid-way through the day and you are left looking refreshed again.

Moving on to my Soap & Glory love.  They do, arguably, produce some amazing smelling body products.  I simply love the smell.  In the picture you can see the body scrub, which I use religiously throughout winter, as the cold weather and heating leaves my skin dry.  The product range is budget in terms of price and I always feel pampered after using them.  A definate winner.

Boots Sanctuary body butters are also amazing.  They are so rich and smell amazing.  I am on a mission to keep my skin feeling soft and smooth and moisturise twice daily at minimum.  These butters help retain moisture in your skin and again are easy on the wallet.

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Much Love,

Lisa xx





  1. March 17, 2017 / 8:48 am

    These products are amazing I need to try yhem!

  2. March 17, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I’ve gotten lovely reviews about Thierry Mugler’s Alien ….might try it soon

    • wonderlingblog
      March 17, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks Veera! You are too kind!

  3. Thomas
    March 17, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Great post! My sister is using Alien perfume and i know it has amazing smell! 😀

    • wonderlingblog
      March 17, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      It was the first perfume my fiancé brought for me I absolutely love it!

  4. May 16, 2017 / 9:26 am

    That is such a cute pic. That is def one of my fav perfumes too!

  5. May 16, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Though I don’t like make-up at all as it consumes a lot of time and I feel bad when I can’t complete my job on time. But, after reading your blog, I have to rethink about my decision. Sometimes, I also face the skin dry problem and I believe, I can solve the problem now.

  6. May 16, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I had a bad skin too in my younger days..and can’t wait to see your next update on that. Love the perfume though..that’s one of my favorite.

    • wonderlingblog
      May 16, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Thanks Anmaria! It is strange how memories of bad skin are some you don’t forget!

  7. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 16, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    My sister is a big fan of Soap and Glory and I’ve tried the body scrub which is amazing. Might try out some of the other bits you like above

  8. May 16, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    I am not much of a make-up person, but sometimes I do feel like putting on some, and then I struggle with the choices. Thanks for making this easy 🙂

  9. May 19, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    What a great make up haul. I do like a nice warm medium bronzer as it makes me look less pale lol. Especially in winter! x

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