Best in Beauty Awards: My 5 favourite products nominated in this year's awards
As well as working with a group of totally bomb beauty babes, the best part of my job is testing, trying and trialling all the new products that land on counter every day. My personal top 5 nominations in this year’s Best in Beauty Awards is a combo of ride or die faves, along with a couple of fresh new obsessions that cover all categories.
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Ultraceuticals Ultra Smoothing Pore Refiner, $125
Enlarged pores have become one of my key skin concerns of late - I’m told it’s partly due to genetics and having oily skin growing up. Incorporating the Ultraceuticals Ultra Smoothing Pore Refiner as a serum into my routine has changed the texture of my skin majorly. The blend of acids in it has resurfaced the areas around my nose and cheeks so that they’re much smoother and pores are definitely less obvious. I’m also prone to the odd bout of rosacea too and this did not cause any reaction on my skin whatsoever, so it does its work effectively but gently.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $37
I’m not exaggerating when I say I literally could not live without this product. I’ve got three tubes of Eight Hour Cream on the go at all times and go into a serious panic when I can’t locate one. I use it mainly as a lip balm – I find it incredibly nourishing on my constantly dry lips – as well as a daily cuticle nourisher.
Batiste Dry Shampoo - Original, $11.99
BK (before kids) I used to wash, dry and style my long hair every day, setting aside at least an hour every morning to do so. Now that I’m a mum of two, this is simply not humanly possible. Enter my saviour, Batiste Dry Shampoo - a literal time saver in a can. A few blasts into my roots every morning between washes has my mane looking totally presentable, plus I love the Original variant is it’s not too strongly scented.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam One Hour Express, $29.99
I unashamedly consider myself a self-tan guru, having been manually bronzing my limbs for 20 years plus. Bondi are the innovators of the category and I love the new One Hour Express version the company launched last year. It’s ideal for the time poor tanners among us who need the glow asap, with the lightweight foam developing in just 60 minutes.
Revlon Photoready Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation, $30
I do love a good liquid foundation and wear one every day. I’ve fallen in love with this new launch from the PhotoReady range, it offers medium coverage so is ideal for daytime and creates a super flattering glow on skin. The best part is that it contains anti-blue light ingredients, so I can scroll through Insta guilt-free, knowing I’m protected!