|Nail horse fertiliser: £17, Butter London. Nail polish in ‘Babe Watch’, £7, Cheeky. ‘English pear & freesia’ cologne, £42, Jo Malone|
I rarely paint my fingernails, but I do like to keep them in good condition – this horse fertiliser keeps them nice and strong and when I do, they’re usually blue. I love Mavala ‘Cobalt Blue’ but Cheeky also do fab colours – I get lots of compliments on this colour.
The ‘Prozac’ cannister is one of my favourite brands, Jonathan Adler – my sister bought it for me from New York (it’s much cheaper over there, and the store on Greene Street Soho is so much fun). It’s a far more interesting place for my cotton wool buds!
I love trays to separate items – Muji has great china ones, as does H&M. I keep my perfume on mine, ‘English Pear and Freesia’ by Jo Malone was my wedding fragrance and it’s divine – I can never afford the full size bottle, so it’s always these handy smaller sizes I use (better for travel, anyway).
|Day cream, £85, Verso. Micellar water, £25, Darphin. Gentle eye make-up remover, £3, Nivea|
This is where it gets sad, as this verso cream was a gift (I would never spend this much on moisturiser) but it is so amazing that I don’t want it to run out! I love the packaging, the thickness of the cream – it’s dreamy. This Darphin micellar water is also my first choice of toner – it’s not cheap, and when I’m feeling a bit ore frugal, the Liz Earle one is also good for £10 cheaper. The Darphin is also gentle enough to remove most eye make-up. I do, however, usually like to use a separate eye make-up remover – and this Nivea one for £3 does the trick.
You are probably aware by now that I swear by Muji storage. These acrylic drawers separate all my favourite jewellery and stop all my fine chains from getting tangled. Anthropologie and H&M also do lovely ring stands (I love my quirky mushroom one from Anthropologie, pictured).
|Wearing nail polish in ‘Babe Watch’, £7, Cheeky.|
|Nail horse fertiliser: £17, Butter London. Nail polish in ‘Babe Watch’, £7, Cheeky. ‘On The Hoof’ foot balm, £19, Cowshed.|
I love a bit of ‘me’ time, and keeping my feet soft with this cowshed balm is my idea of heaven. I also love anything by Margaret Dabbs – her foot oil, in particular, is divine.
|‘Cato’ desk, £125, Habitat. Storage basket: H&M. Peacock print cardboard box, TK Maxx|
We ended up buying a desk instead of a dressing table for this room, as the space was so narrow, nothing else would fit. It has served us so well and at a good price we ended up buying the grey version for a second desk in our spare room.
In terms of make-up, I am a creature of habit. I often carry the same items in my Anya Hidmarch washbag. I mainly stick to a neutral, soft palette with a touch of rosy cheek. These are my can’t live withouts…
Stay Matte powder, £22, Clinique – this helps tame the shine.
Eye Basics, £21, Laura Mercier – I’ve sung the praises of this so many times – helps eye make-up’s durability and eyeliner no longer runs down my face!
Corrector in ‘Extra Light Bisque’, £19, Bobbi Brown – I now wear this religiously underneath my concealer, and have had a few compliments.
Studio finish concealer, £15.50, MAC
Magic eyebrow concealer, £10, Lord & Berry – this pencil is great as it is not just one colour and blends really well.
Express day tan for face, £22, James Read – the only fake tan that hasn’t given me spots.
Cream blush, £27, Chanel – I prefer cream blush to poder for a more ‘glowy’ look.
Camera Ready BB Water, £29, Smashbox – this has revolutionised my make-up regime. Stays on like foundation but feels very sheer, almost like nothing.
Lipstick in ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G Bitch Perfect’, £23, Charlotte Tilbury
Liquid eyeliner, £15, Eyeko – my everyday liner. So easy to apply.
‘They’re Real’ mascara, £19.50, Benefit – I’d heard good things about this mascara, and it lives up to my expectations.
Illuminating balm, £42, Bobbi Brown – I’ve just started using this under my makeup for a dewy glow.