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October 28, 2011

Products I Can't Live Without.

With my last post, Products I Regret Buying, being so negative, I wanted to lift my mood by sharing all the products that I can't live without. Some of these are going to be a given, considering they feature in a lot of my post, but others are new to Born to Buy. 

The first is one that I'm sure you're all expecting from me, my Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser. I could rave about this product for years so, instead, I'll link you to my review of all three of the Laura Mercier tinted moisturisers. Click here to see all three but, remember, this is about the oil-free! 

I haven't changed the mascara I use in about 8 months (don't get me wrong, I've bought new tubes)  and that's because I've finally found one I absolutely love, Max Factor's Lash Extension Effect. I love everything about this product so, again, I'll link you to my Max Factor Lash Extension Effect mascara review here.

As seen in my review, I love the Manicare Precision Blending Sponge and I could not live without it. I know that for a fact. Last week I washed my sponge and couldn't remember where I put it (turns out it was in the bathroom where I washed it, go figure). I literally freaked out. It felt so unnatural to be applying my tinted moisturiser with my fingers.

My Fudge Paintbox Cherry Bomb hair colour, as featured in my Looking After Red Hair post, is a life saver, along with DeLorenzo's Nova Fusion colour care shampoo in Fire Red. These two products help me to maintain my red hair.

I love my Napoleon Perdis Set Cruise Blushes, especially in Atlantic. They're cream blush in stick form and I find them to be a really great options for cheek colour when it comes to spring/summer. I really like these so stay tuned for a full review.

I love Benefit's PosieTint cheek/lip stain. It's another great summer product! When applied to cheeks it provides you with a natural and pale pink flush. It also makes a fantastic lip stain for the same reason.

My skin routine isn't the most comprehensive one out there, but it does the job for me. Actually no, I need a new moisturiser (if anyone knows of a good mattifying moisturiser, please leave the name in a comment below). Anyway, I love the Garnier Pure Active Exfo-Brush cleanser. It's a product with a cleanser and an exfoliating brush head. The cleanser works great for me on its own but I've started using the Exfo-Brush everytime and my skin is starting to feel and look amazing. Score!

That's all for now, folks, but I hope to add to this list soon. Until then, comment below with a list of products you CAN'T live without. You know I'd love to hear them!

Always look your best,



  1. You put me onto the Max Factor mascara Sophie, and now I can't live without it! :D

  2. Philosphy's Purity made simple cleanser <3 mac studio fix fluid. mac sheer powder. maybelline volume express waterproof, and my clinique concealer!

  3. To Anonymous, I'm so glad. It's amazing. I have three tubes at the moment!
    Amy, I've never heard of that cleanser. I'll have to check it out. Love the rest of your can't live withouts!


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