Recommendations at the Ready…

I think it’s fair to say that I pull the contents of my whole beauty wishlist and wishlist-turned-purchases from the Internet. From other bloggers, from the comments under my posts, a copious amount of YouTube viewing, enabling tweets alerting me that I need something/a product I’ve wishlisted has come back into stock/sale items that it would be rude to not take advantage off, etc etc. I love ’em. And take your recommendations in like a super absorbent sponge that likes to go shopping, so I thought I’d tap into them a little further and see what gems you would suggest for some slots that are currently unfilled in my stash…

  • A good daytime and evening moisturiser. I’ve had long affairs with the Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask, and am currently switching between Lakme’s offerings for morning and night but I still haven’t found ‘the one’. The bill? Something that’s light, but hydrating and not too rich for my oily skin.
  • And I need a product that gives pesky dry patches a kick in the butt. I’ve developed annoyingly placed patches above my eyelids and although the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion is doing the trick, it’s so pricey and I’m quickly running out of my decanted sample. Any cheaper alternatives out there?
  • A non-fast drying top coat. Now this might seem like a bit of a weird one coming from myself. But a helpful YT commenter suggested that to prolong the chip-free life of CHANEL polishes they require a sticky base, and a non-fast drying top coat. Interesting, huh?

So what ya’ got for me? My pen is poised and my notepad open. Ready, steady, recommend.