my holy grail products!

Hi guys! Today I’m going to be discussing the products that I can’t live without. These are products that are apart of my everyday routine that I’ve been using for quite a while now and have gone back to buy replacements of my empties because I love them that much!


I use this product everyday underneath my make-up. I literally cannot even explain my love for it! I was always trying out new foundations, primers, moisturisers etc. to make my foundation stay on all day. My skin is quite oily so my make-up always tended to look patchy by the end of the day. I did use the Maybelline Superstay foundation, it did a better job than past foundations but still not quite good enough alone. And then I found Mac’s Oil Control Lotion. It’s a moisturiser that I put on before my primer and it controls my skin all day, I could wear the same make-up from 9am until 9pm without requiring a touch up, it’s just that good. I bought this product in the “sized to go” travel size because it’s such better value for money. It costs $15 (AU) for 30ml compared to $52 (AU) for 50ml, basically 50 cents per ml versus $1 per ml. So far this 30ml bottle has lasted me over ten weeks and I’ve still got product left, it’s a must have!


Next is the Loreal True Match foundation and as cheesy as it sounds, it is my true match. I’ve never had a foundation that matches my skin so well and is long lasting on my face as well. I use this product in W1 Golden Ivory, which I believe is the lightest shade. I discovered this foundation by watching Lauren Curtis’s Youtube videos, so I went and picked it up and was amazed. I remember when I put it on that night before I went out, I was so proud of my make-up I thought it was perfect. Lets be honest, you can never be happy with your overall look if you don’t have the perfect base.


Loreal’s Infallible foundation would be my next pick after Loreal True Match. I use this foundation in shade 130 True Beige. Just like the Maybelline Superstay that I used to use it also claims to last 24 hours. This foundation has a thicker consistency than what True Match does so I find that I need to use just a little bit more to cover my whole face. My only issue with this foundation is that I wish it came in a shade only a slight bit lighter than 130 but darker than 120. It has only been brought out recently so as it gets more popular it is likely that they could release more colours.


Next is Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara. I have quite short lashes but this really emphasises what I have. The short bristled, long brush extends the length of lashes but it adds just enough volume as well. I have tried other mascaras that are designed to make lashes longer and thicker such as the Maybelline Falsies but it always tended to make my lashes clumpy no matter how many layers I did, which this mascara doesn’t do. It’s a must have!


My favourite product ever, Mac Pure Zen Lipstick. I obviously have to really love it if I’m willing to spend $36 on a product. It’s the ultimate nude pink colour. I wear it everyday that I go to work or if I’m going out somewhere. The only day that I won’t wear it is to school because I find it unnessescary to wear too much make-up to school…and I’d rather make it last as long as possible! If you’re looking for a colour to give your lips a bit more life or want to purchase a Mac lipstick and don’t know where to start, Pure Zen is the way to go.


The Biore Blemish Clearing Scrub is the best facial scrub that I have ever used and I’ve tried a lot! As you rub the beads into your face you can feel it heating up, it’s like you can feel it working. It is a complexion clearing scrub so if you suffer from acne or breakouts it is perfect to control or maintain them. I used a whole bottle (tub, I’m not even sure what to call it) and like I usually do decided to try out something else. Big Mistake. My skin was terrible during the time that I changed scrubs and once I re-purchased this one my skin cleared up and became more controlled. This scrub only cost around $10 in Australia depending on where you go and lasts a few months, keeping skin under control very well. I love it!

dic-26516-3After I wash my face or remove my make-up I always tone my skin using the T.N. Dickson’s Witch Hazel. This toner has been around for ages and is so cheap (around $6 in priceline). It has a very strong and I suppose less than appealing smell but it’s amazing. It tones skin really well and reduces redness and the appearance of blemishes incredibly! It’s so cheap, such good value and does an amazing job, you’d be crazy not to get it!

I hope this post might benefit some of you, remember to like this post and follow me if you want to see more! Next post I will be sharing a haul on all the products I’ve bought recently and a quick little review, keep checking in to keep posted!

Love Kayla x.



  1. Jessica Leeman · October 1, 2014

    The L’oreal True Match is my holy grail foundation too. I LOVE IT! Xo


  2. bhavi89 · October 1, 2014

    I love loreal true match foundation. I love the colour it looks so natural. But I have found it not to last as long as some other foundations however love the colour match!! Great blog. If you are free, would be great if you could check out my blog on x


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