Confession: I’m not great at organising stuff. Whether it’s my handbag, my car or my desk at work, I can never manage to find anything I need. Safe to say, I lose a lot of things, so when it comes to my beauty bag, the products I do actually manage to retain need to do a lot of heavy lifting.
Besides, who’s got the cash to splurge on a hundred different products? As the perfect cure to my forgetfulness and frugality, I’ve started spending on products that have multiple uses. Not only am I saving more on space and time but I’m getting more bang for my buck when it comes. Here are five of my favourites.
It’s the one lip product I have to have on me at all times. I’ve recently noticed that my skin has started to change now that I’m getting a bit older, which has made me realise the importance of looking after my skin – and my lips are no exception. My Blistex Deep Renewal contains SPF 15 and not only works to keep my lips hydrated and protected, but also assists in reducing the visible signs of ageing.
And whenever I forget to throw a hand cream in my bag, I have been known to give it a smear of my Blistex to prevent any cracking and dryness. Talk about handy.
Blistex is an absolute beauty essential. Image: iStock.
Come Friday morning, there’s no product that works harder than dry shampoo. As well as its oil-absorbing, root-lifting goodness that revitalises too-long-unwashed hair, you can get many more miles out of this bad boy.
It’s other clever use? Spray it onto clammy feet to prevent yourself from slipping, sticking and sliding in your shoes. Or spritz a little onto your bobby pins before securing them in your hair. It’ll make their hold stronger.
This stuff is liquid gold for beauty enthusiasts. From a moisturising body oil to a hair mask, is there any job that this natural wonder can’t master?
To help your hair get the nourishment and shine that it deserves, apply a generous amount of coconut oil to the ends of damp hair – just as you would a conditioner. Twist it into a bun and secure into place to stop the oil from dripping. Let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing it out with water and voila! Beautiful, silky hair.