Beauty tools and accessories everyone needs


I often talk about the make-up and skincare you need in your beauty collection, but it’s easy to overlook the essential items everyone needs in their kit.

Cleansing cloths and flannels

For removing make-up, I really recommend the Wipe Out Facial Cleansing Cloths from Magnitone. They help get rid of long-wear make-up, and are a great companion to your chosen facial cleansing wash.

Problematic skin types could also use the Australian Bodycare Skinwash with the Magnitone cloth for the anti-bacterial effects. It’s an easy and efficient way to remove make-up in the shower or by the skin.

An alternative to the Magnitone cloth would be the SBC Skin Shammys, as they are great for easily drying and not holding onto bacteria. These also work with both gel and cream cleansers, making them a great choice for keeping in your bathroom for all your different types of cleansers.

If you like a gentle exfoliating action, the Liz Earle Muslin Cloths are excellent, while the Gatineau Double-Sided Cleansing Cloth has a slightly softer, more luxurious texture. The Gatineau Cleansing Mitts with a flannel texture are also excellent for removing a facial treatment or mud mask – perfect for recreating that spa experience at home.

Lastly, the gorgeous Sarah Chapman Cleansing Mitts work to mimic the feeling of finger tips, and are great for getting close to facial contours.

Essential make-up brushes

I thought about adding a selection of individual brushes to create your own bespoke brush set, but I’ve just seen this great collection from Rio and I’m so impressed with the price and array of brushes for face, lips and eyes. It comes boxed, and has everything you need, from detailing to blending.

Plus, it comes with a great bag for travelling, so I’d recommend this if you’re sharing a room on holiday with the girls, so everyone can keep their brushes together. It’s really nice to be able to store everything in one clean, sleek and professional-looking setup.

A lovely make-up bag

My final pick is this gorgeous Orla Kiely Wash Bag. It has a lovely design, two zips and offers great quality from an iconic designer brand. If you use the same bag every single day it’s a must-have, and lovely as a gift too! Great for your desk, handbag, travel bag or gym bag.

Do you plan on purchasing any of my picks? What beauty accessories do you love?

Let me know!

Ali x


  1. Michele child November 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali can you help me? I have been getting headless spot on my chin, what can I do about it ? Thank you Michele xx

  2. Linda Parker November 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison – will there be a Beauty Bash in 2018 after this year’s sabbatical? Thanks from Linda

  3. Molly November 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Can you tell me if there is going to be another Liz Earle Todays Special Value before Xmas. Thanks Molly

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