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Guest Contribution : My Favourite TBS Products

Everyone has a favourite product from certain stores.  The Body Shop is definitely one of my favourite stores, there are a few items that I find myself going back to, often and then there are a couple that are new and I am absolutely in love with.  So with that, I give you a few of my favourite items from The Body Shop.TBS1

The Body Shop’s Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover

This beauty is my second bottle, I don’t think there is another “drugstore” eye & lip make-up remover that works as well as this guy.  No stinging, works like an absolute dream.  I simply soak 2 cotton pad’s and then lay them over my eyes for about 30 seconds, wipe away and then flip the pad and wipe one final time and everything is gone! #Miraculous


The Body Shop’s Camomile Sumptuous Body Butter

Another product that I have used time and time again and if I can recall correctly, I am on my way to finishing my second little tub.  I use this baby directly after I have removed my eye-makeup and gently massage it into my skin for about a minute and then add a little bit of water to my face and then wipe off the rest of the Cleansing Butter with a flannel.TBS3

The Body Shop’s Warming Mineral Mask

A few weeks ago I went onto Twitter and stated how badly I needed a thermal mask and I am so happy that I managed to get my hands on this guy.  I use this after cleaning my face and then use a generous amount over the areas that need the most care – my chin and nose area.  Upon skin contact the product heats up but not to a degree where you feel like your face is going to explode.  The reason it does this is to open up your pores and penetrate the problem areas.  Love it.  Would totally repurchase.TBS4

The Body Shop’s InstaBlur

This is my first tube and wont be the last.  As I have mentioned in a previous Friday Five post, this guy promises to control your shine for at least 12 hours, reduce the appearance of pores, hide blemishes, unify your complexion and to extend your make-up.  I can absolutely assure you that it does every single thing that it promises to do.TBS5

The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder

This is a fairly new product to me and the main reason I picked it up is because I really want to start the whole contouring & colour thing on my face.  I am still very much of a n00b when it comes to contouring so it’s a work in progress but I can tell you that I adore the colour payoff from the product, it’s a very natural shade, looks good and lasts a good few hours!TBS6

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Move your tools!

Have you got a favorite brand of makeup brushes?

I have M.A.C, The Body Shop and one stunning set I bought at the Beauty expo by  Creative Glamour.  My sister recently bought me 2 brushes from Palladio (The Makeup Geek uses them) AND a stunning brush from SEPHORA.   My fabulous better half got me a gift voucher from INGLOT.  I’ll definitely try out a brush or two from them. (Cannot wait, thanks babsie)

But the one set I REALLY want is Billy B’s.  Oh I’m sure you’re rolling your eyes thinking, “What is it with Sandy and Billy B?”.  Hey!  Leave me B!  He IS the bestest best of the best!

He would use makeup brushes and anyway cut the bristles according to the way he wanted them.   Guess he figured having brushes specially made for him would be easier at the end of the day.   Makeup artists who have used them only seem to rave about them.

Here are a few of the most talked about makeup brush brands out there…




SEPHORA (I have the pink one! hehe)






and of course (drumroll)


BTW, which method of foundation application do you use?

Fingers?  (On yourself only I hope)

Foundation brush (Fi’s blog post shocked me once, when people told her they didn’t know what it was.  I use mine daily!)

Stipple brush? 


A new tool used by some makeup artists is the Kabuki brush.  Initially used as a powder brush, Mario Dedivanovic used it on Kim’s face as a foundation brush.  He says it brings on a whole new flawless effect.  Give it a try and tell me if you agree with him.

So which brand do you use?  Are you happy with it?  I’m happy with what I have, but the collection keeps growing!

Just remember, if you use a makeup sponge, wet it beforehand.  You can wash certain sponges and reuse them, but if you’re going to work on a client, ALWAYS use a new sponge.

Wash your brushes.  Personally I use shampoo!  Shampoo is made to remove grease build-up from your hair.  You must see how it cleans the brushes.  Afterwards I’ll rewash it with Savlon soap.  Any disinfectant soap will do!




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