Day-to-day life has a certain amount of hazards for the well-groomed (ish) spooky girl. Whilst I have never achieved the grooming standards of, say, Adora BatBrat, I have, through trial and error, found a bunch of products that help me maintain a modicum of style with minimum fuss. These are the products I carry everywhere I go and would hate to be caught without.
1. TresEmme Freeze Hold hairspray.
OK, so it comes in a damn huge can and it's really not practical for travel, but I haven't yet found another spray that holds like this does. I don't know what my fringe would look like at the end of a working day without it and I'd rather not find out.
2. Facial blotting papers.
Any brand, I'm not fussy. Gets rid of shine without that powdered-corpse build-up of make-up on the T-zone.
3. Nail strengthener.
I'm partial to Sally Hansen's, personally. Maintaining stiletto nails (all the better for elaborate nail art) doesn't come easy in a manual job, so I slick on a coat of nail strengthener every night to help my talons stop flaking and breaking.
|If you want nails like these, look after your talons!|
Recently discontinued in the UK (as far as I'm aware), but I had a fresh tub sent to me by Kitty Lovett. This keeps my fringe tamed, despite the fact I sleep on my face, smells lovely, and a little goes a long way. Can anyone recommend a replacement product?
5. Nivea Soft moisturiser.
For hands, face and body - I find it too heavy on the face but really softening for my hands.
6. A flavoured lip balm.
I'm addicted to lip balms! It's pretty sad but I collect dozens in different flavours. In my handbag right now I have absinthe, sugar cookie, blackberry (tinted purple) and raspberry. I tend to use heavy lip stains that last all day so without balm my lips can often feel dry.
What products would you recommend unreservedly? What items couldn't you live without?