Holy Grail products – March 2017

As soon as you read the words Holy Grail I’m sure there are products that pop straight into your mind that you know you just could not live without! All of the products that spring to my mind are things I’ve been using for years and are staples in my beauty routine. Here’s my top 5 products I couldn’t be without!

Original Beauty Blender

It took me a while to give in and purchase a beauty blender, the £16 price tag always put me off. It seems a crazy price for an egg shaped pink sponge. Like I always do though, I gave in and purchased one to see what all the hype was about and now there’s no way I’ll go back. I’ve tried numerous beauty sponges including the Real Techniques blending sponge in an attempt to find a more affordable sponge but nothing compares to the original beauty blender. It blows my mind how much this little sponge expands when placed in water and I adore the finish this gives my foundation.

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Mac – Strobe Cream

This was the first ever product I purchased from Mac, I’ve been using this everyday for years! I first heard about it from Allana Davison (if you haven’t heard of her, you need to check her YouTube out!) Mac describe Strobe cream as ‘A moisturizer that boosts the look of dull skin and luminizes with iridescent particles.’ I wear this daily under my foundation, not only does it moisturise my skin but it gives it a lovely natural healthy glow, something I normally struggle to achieve due to having such dull, dry skin. I also wear this on its own when I’m having a ‘no makeup’ day as the glow it gives you is so natural.

*Tip – it’s more cost effective to purchase the travel size Strobe cream than the full size! The travel size is 30ml for £10 (£33.33 per 100ml) and the full size is 50ml for £25 (£50.00 per 100ml)!!!*

Nars – Radiant Creamy Concealer

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I searched far and wide to find a concealer that was pale enough for my skin but was also high coverage, long lasting and didn’t crease as I need to put a lot of concealer on to cover up my awful dark under eye bags! (Any tips to get rid of them or atleast minimise them are greatly welcomed!) The Radiant Creamy Concealer is amazing! I have the shade Chantilly. It ticks every box on my list, it’s very high coverage but doesn’t look cakey. I love that it can be used as an under eye concealer as well as to conceal blemishes. Honestly if you haven’t tried this I’d totally advise purchasing it, it’s worth every penny and definitely something I repurchase again and again!

Marc Jacobs – Daisy Eau de Toilette

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This has been my go to perfume for years! My mum bought me it for Christmas years ago and I fell in love with it. I recently purchased their limited edition bottle to go along with my growing collection! I love the packaging of the perfume, it looks so pretty sitting on a dressing table and it comes in different sizes. The handbag size is adorable and comes with a refil tube with is really handy! I’m extremely picky with perfumes as I don’t like a perfume to be overpowering. As the name would suggest Daisy is a floral smelling perfume with a mix of violet, strawberry, jasmine, musk and vanilla notes.  It’s a lightweight perfume and perfect for everyday!

Burts Bees lip balm

I couldn’t make a Holy Grail post without mentioning my beloved Burts Bees lip balms! I mentioned them in my January Favourites , I always have one in my pocket or handbag. My favourite flavour is pomegranate and I love that it has a slight pink tint meaning when my lips are very dry I can use this instead of a lipstick. I love using products with beeswax, they work really well with my sensitive skin! I’m actually running low on my stock of them so I shall have to repurchase some new ones soon! If you have any flavour suggestions let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about my Holy Grail products, are any of these on your list? Let me know what some of your Holy Grail products are!

PaleGirlRambling xo

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58 Comments

  1. March 13, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I haven’t bought the original beauty blender, I keep going to but I refuse to pay that for a sponge even though it probably is the best haha! I use the Vintage Cosmentics Co sponges and they are really good! I also love Marc Jacobs perfume, I love them all! I need to try the Nars Concelear definitely!

    Alix
    xxx
    https://crutchesoflife.wordpress.com/

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:16 am

      Oh I saw you won that giveaway! Their sponge looks good and way more affordable, I’ll have to try it! Have you tried the newest one in the pink bottle? It smells amazing!
      It’s so good! Well worth investing in!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  2. March 13, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    The burts bees lip balm in the (scent? flavour?😂) peppermint is lovely & really energising! I use it daily! X

  3. March 13, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I’m such a massive fan of Burts Bees products as well, they’re always such great quality and so moisturising! I’m actually on the lookout for a new concealer right now so I need to check NARS out! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:14 am

      They really are excellent! Think I’m going to try one of their new lipsticks next time I place an order!
      The Nars Concealer is amazing! I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it! Hope it works for you too!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  4. March 13, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Great post and some great recommendations here. I’m yet to try a beauty blender! xx

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:05 am

      Oh it’s so worth trying one! They’re amazing!!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  5. March 13, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Ooh, I absolutely love the products you have on this list! I totally agree with the NARS creamy concealer! It definitely lives up to the hype!
    Bisous, Faz
    http://www.livinglikeaparisienne.com

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:05 am

      So pleased you like the post lovely! I put off buying it when I’d read reviews but once I tried it I fell in love and I wouldn’t go back!!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  6. lolitambonita
    March 13, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I seriously need to invest in a beauty blender. This month I am loving my manuka honey facemasks and georganics oral care! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:04 am

      They so worth it! Do ittttt!
      I’ve never tried either of those, will have to check them out!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  7. March 13, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Can’t go wrong with the original beauty blender! They are just life savers!

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:03 am

      Aren’t they just! Make my makeup look so flawless!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  8. March 13, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I have heard so much about Marc Jacobs fragrance but never go to try them! Your pictures look great and now I really really want to get my hands on the Daisy. Gosh. SO many amazing things! xx Corinne

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:03 am

      Awww so pleased you liked the post hun! Daisy is honestly well worth getting! It’s so fresh and light! They’ve a whole range so you should check them all out! Let me know which is your favourite!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  9. March 13, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Hi. I love Burts Bees lip balm I discovered in New York and was so glad you get it here to. An all year round essential, Chloe #TeacupClub

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:02 am

      I literally always have one with me! It’s a life saver for my lips!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  10. March 13, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I’ve tried 4/5 of these products. Love a beauty blender and Daisy – strobe cream i’m still not sure about because I have more oily skin so I only really use it on my cheek bones and I brought the full size (wahh) but I’m going to dig it back out now and give it another go Xo

    Jay Xo

    • March 16, 2017 / 12:01 am

      Beauty blenders and Daisy perfume are both amazing! Oh that’s interesting to hear! Let me know what you think of it again when you’ve reused it! I never thought about it not working with oily skin types as mine is so insanely dry!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Glad you liked them! I’ve a new beauty blender on the way too! Can’t have too many!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  11. TheCrimsonCardigan
    March 14, 2017 / 5:36 am

    Great favorites! I’ve tried out everything except the Beauty Blender. I still can’t fork over $20 for one of those. I love Burt’s Bees lip balms, especially the grapefruit one. So good!

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      Honestly you have to try the beauty blender! I was sceptical about the price too but I would never go back! They have offers on sometimes so worth keeping an eye out!
      I haven’t tried the grapefruit burts bees so I shall add it to my list, thanks for the recommendation!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      The whole Daisy range is lovely and they have such pretty bottles!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:20 pm

      I feel it really hydrates my lips for the long run rather than others that just dry them out further! I haven’t tried EOS, will give them a go!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  12. March 14, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Great beauty favs! I want to own NARS so bad, never purchased from them. My beauty holy grails are anything Maybelline, Rimmel, Benefit, or Sephora!

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      The Radiant Creamy Concealer is a great starter Nars product! I love Benefit products too! Hoola is my favourite!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  13. March 14, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Aah! The only one of these that I’ve tried is the Burt’s Bees lip balm, and it is seriously the best. I’m totally with you on putting off buying a beauty blender. I need to get on that! These are great picks, thanks!

    Jaycee | anthropolojay.com

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:48 pm

      Burts bees really are amazing! Really pleased you liked my post! A beauty blender is definitely a splurge but soooo worth it!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  14. March 14, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I love see Burt’s & bees lip balms! Need a new one actually, but good picks!

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:50 pm

      They’re the best! I’m placing an order for some new ones soon too!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  15. March 14, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I’ve never tried any NARS products myself but that concealer looks so dreamy!!!

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:50 pm

      It’s honestly the best! A great starter product from Nars, well worth the price in my opinion!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  16. March 14, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I really want to try the Mac strobe cream, it sounds like such a great product. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      It’s so good, literature use it every day! Gives your skin such a natural and healthy glow!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  17. March 14, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Great suggestions! I really want to try NARS products so I may start with the concealer!

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      It’s a great starter product from Nars! Well worth the money in my opinion!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  18. March 14, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I love this post so much! I love hearing other people’s holy grail products.
    I love my beauty blender too and I would definitely say it’s one of my holy grails too!
    Marc Jacobs perfumes are also my absolute favourites, I just love the pretty extravagant bottles and the amazing scents!
    Great post lovely!
    Love,
    Hayley X

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      Awww so pleased you liked it! We sound like we have awfully similar tastes! I love how pretty the bottles are, really want to add one of the new pink version bottles to my collection!
      I’ve a new beauty blender on the way to me, got to stock up!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  19. March 15, 2017 / 8:25 am

    I love your picks! Really want to try out the Nars product, think I might now!

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:53 pm

      So pleased you liked the post! The Nars Concealer is well worth the money in my opinion! Such good coverage but also super lightweight!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  20. March 15, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I love Marc Jacobs Daisy! It’s so fresh! I really need to try the Nars concealer too! x

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      I love that it’s such a light scent, not over powering at all!
      The Radiant Creamy Concealer is amazing! Well worth investing in!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  21. March 15, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    First time I’ve heard of Mac Strobe Cream and it sounds right up my street! I love anything that gives a natural glow. Do you know if it works well with oily skin?
    Thanks.

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      Strobe cream is amazing! I literally use it everyday! I think it would work with all skin types as it moisturises and gives such a subtle natural glow! Well worth giving it a go, especially seeing the travel size is £10! Which is so affordable for a Mac product!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  22. March 15, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Great choices! Most of these have a regular spot in my beauty regime and I love them so don’t take much convincing! I’ve never tried the NARS concealer but it’s on my list! Xx

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:57 pm

      Sounds like you’ve got great taste too! Hehe the Nars Concealer is definitely worth adding to your beauty routine, you will not regret it!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  23. March 15, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    I absolutely love every single thing you’ve mentioned! Especially the beauty blender, you don’t realise what you’re missing out on untill you buy the real thing🤷🏽‍♀️
    Have you smelt the new daisy scent? Girl it’s so good!!
    Clo x

    https://xvousetesbellex.blogspot.co.uk

    • March 15, 2017 / 11:59 pm

      Awww so pleased you liked it lovely! I’ve a new beauty blender on the way! Got to stock up! Hehe
      Omg yes! I smelt it the other week and I absolutely love it! It’s next on my list and the pink bottle is adorable!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  24. March 17, 2017 / 12:59 am

    I live for Burt’s Bees! I really need to try the strobe cream!! I was always just worried that it would come out glittery!

  25. March 22, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Burt’s Bees lip balm is definitely firmly on my Holy Grail list, i love it. I’ve never tried anything from NARS but you describe it so beautifully I’m really tempted! Lovely photos too 😘😘

    Hels xx

  26. March 23, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I love Burt’s Bees lip balm! I have a minty one at the moment, it makes your lips tingle!

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