Monday, April 2, 2012

In my beauty bag

Hello lovelies, its good to be back! Last week was crazy with my day-job, but I'm hoping this week will be a little less so!

A couple of weeks back, I asked if you would be interested in finding out what was in my beauty bag, and the resounding response was "yes" so today I thought I'd give you a little peek.

All of these products I use on daily basis, with a few of them being products I have used for years (I tend to get fixated on certain products + brands). More recently I have tried to incorporate organic products, or products that have mostly natural ingredients in them, into my routine. I don't subscribe to having to spend a lot on good skincare, I rather think its more about what kind of ingredients the products contain; + pretty packaging also helps!

Anyway here goes…

{1} Grown's Rose Absolute Toner :: I'm loving Grown's products right now and their refreshing toner is exactly that - it smells lovely + is very gentle on the skin.

{2} Kiehl's Creme de Corps :: I've used this on and off for years and despite me trying loads of different moisturisers, I keep coming back to this one for the simple reason that it makes my skin feel so silky smooth + supple.

{3} Ole Heinrikson walnut complexion scrub :: I have oily/combination skin which is prone to break-outs so I love having a good scrub that makes my skin feel really clean afterwards; highly recommend!

{4} Antipodes Vanilla Pod day cream :: this is a New Zealand brand that I have recently discovered, with all of their products being organic. The day cream is incredibly hydrating and the vanilla smells so good!

{5} Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Power Firm :: this eye cream is a little gem - so rich and hydrating, it glides on the eye area so smoothly.

{6} Grown's Geranium Leaf cleanser :: another Grown product that is a recent new favourite, having switched over from using Dermalogica's Special Cleansing gel. I was apprehensive at first, after having used a few organic cleansers none of which I was happy with, but this one is a great cleanser that not only gets all traces of make up off, it's all natural too.

{7} Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant :: this is one of the products I have been using for years; it has made its way to many top beauty product lists and I have to agree, it is fabulous! I use it everyday after cleansing and it makes my skin feel so squeaky clean + refreshed.

{8} Trilogy CoQ10 booster serum :: I actually bought this when the product I normally buy (Rosehip Oil) was unavailable. This also contains Rosehip oil, along with other good stuff, but at double the price, I don't think its worth it + will be buying the Rosehip Oil next time.

So now tell me, what are your best beauty recommendations + products you can't live without?

Rachel xo 


  1. Great products!

  2. I'm a huge dermologica microfoliant fan too Rachel! It's fabulous :)

    Abbey x

  3. Thanks for giving us this peak! You know I live for this, right? :) I never heard of Antipodes. Would love to try it!

    Have a great week, sweetie! xoxo

  4. I like these types of posts, especially because I like getting to know new products and it's nice to get an opinion from someone who's actually using the products.

    I have a few Dermalogica products myself that I like but now I'm moving on to and experimenting with Embryolisse, which is French label (and I've promised to talk about that on my blog).

    Good you have you back ;-)

  5. I have never heard of some of these but I know Aussies have some great brands so must check!! Greta pick!

  6. Oooh these are great Rachel. Hope your week is significantly less busy! I recently discovered Say Yes to Cucumber face wash and I LOVE it. Very refreshing!

  7. I love Keihls and Dermalogica! Thanks for sharing your makeup bag, lovely!

  8. I use Dermalogica body wash, hydrating cream and treatment oil and it smells divine. I keep meaning to try Keihl's Creme de Corps - thanks for the reminder.

  9. I like hearing other people's recommendations on skin care. I'm trying to find new products, mostly with natural ingredients too. xo

  10. I have recently heard about the Grown products and it's good to read about them from someone actually using them - I will definitely have to investigate. I have heard great things about Trilogy's Rosehip Oil too... am going towards organic products over in recent months and it's great to get some 'real' feedback. I used to spend way too much on skincare (Clarins - my first love, Lancome- for years, Chanel - recently, L'Oreal - whenever)... but skin changes according with, dare I say it, 'age' so products need to be updated and changed for me. Thanksxx

  11. Helen, I can completely relate- I used to spend stacks on skincare too on brands like Lancome, Clinique etc, but then I started switching over to using natural products as more of an experimentation and haven't looked back. I'm spending far less + I think the products are equally as good, in most cases - better!

  12. I use a lot of Dermalogica too! I really loved this post, so nice to see which products you use as I really admire your opinion! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  13. Thank you for sharing your favourites! Kiehl's Creme de Corps and Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant are also part of my beauty routine and they are simply great.

  14. Lovely! I love getting a peek into bloggers' beauty routines! Kiehl's is a favorite brand of mine and I love Argan Oil as a moisturizer too--the Josie Maran one is great! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday to check out the Q+A with Jessie from Sweet Thing--hope you liked it!

  15. I use the Trilogy Rosehip oil! I was converted by Zoe Foster (with whom I'm obsessed) and use it morning and night! My skin isn't naturally oily so it seems fine but I wonder how people with oily skin find it?

  16. I use the Trilogy Rosehip oil! I was converted by Zoe Foster (with whom I'm obsessed) and use it morning and night! My skin isn't naturally oily so it seems fine but I wonder how people with oily skin find it?