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Annie recommends

So who the hell is Annie?

Annie is a 55 year old Sassista with a gift for product acquisition. Her bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living room and even the outside shed is a veritable graveyard of loved, liked, loathed, left-over and yet-to-be lathered-on products.

She has sample boxes delivered every month, cannot pass a pharmacy without trying a container promising perfection and offers guests more solutions and serums than is decent. Other than that she is quite normal.

So Annie has been co-opted onto the Staying Sassy panel as resident multi-tester. Every month she will recommend just one product which leapt out of the mass and made her feel Sassy.  There will be no scientific analysis, no influence from marketing departments, no product to sell. She has only one mission:

Try it, like it, Sassy-test it and recommend it.

Annie Recommends:

Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara

Price: £25.50 for 8g. Available in 4 colours

Annie Recommends:

Olverum Bath Oil

Price: £26 for 125 ml

Annie Recommends:

Garnier Ultimate Blends - The Sleek Restorer Balm

Price: From around £3.00 - £4.99 for 300ml

Annie recommends:

Nivea invisible antiperspirant for black & white

Price: £2.50 for 250ml/ £1.75 for 150ml

Annie Recommends:

L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickness Booster

Price: £4.37 for 30ml

Annie Recommends:

Mac Eyeshadow

Price: £13 for 1.5g

Annie Recommends:

Neal’s Yard Geranium & Orange Body Lotion

Price: £21.50 for 200ml

Annie Recommends:

Lush Love and Light Hand Cream

Price: £8.95 for 100g

Annie Recommends:

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II

Price: £40 for 15ml

Annie Recommends:

Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti – Fatigue Foundation

Price: £8.99 for 30ml, but often on multi buy offer in Boots

Annie Recommends:

Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray

Price: Around £8.99 for 320ml

Annie Recommends:

Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash

Price: £16 for 125ml

Annie Recommends:

John Frieda Fine to Full Blow-out Spray

Price: £5.99 for 100ml

Annie Recommends:

Naobay Calming Face Toner

Price: £9 for 200ml

Annie Recommends:

Ren Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream

Price: £28 for 50ml

Annie Recommends:

Schwarzkopf got2b Volume and Shine Soufflé

Price: £3 for 100ml

Annie Recommends:

Forever Aloe Moisturising Lotion

Price: Around £23 for 118ml

Annie Recommends:

Caudalie Huile Divine (Divine Oil)

Price: £17.50 for 50ml or £27 for 100ml

Annie Recommends:

Teoxane Perfect Skin Refiner – Skin Renewal Cream (Night)

Price: £54 for 50ml

Annie Recommends:

L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée Body Milk

Price: £21 for 250ml

Annie Recommends:

Boots Botanics Purifying Face Scrub All Bright

Price: £2.50 for 75ml

Annie Recommends:

Boots Expert Thickening Shampoo

Price: £3.49 for 200ml

Annie Recommends:

Mio Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak

Price: £26 for 200ml

Annie recommends: 

Origins RitualiTea Matcha Madness Revitalising Powder Face Mask

Price: £30

Annie Recommends:

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating

Price: £29 for 50ml

Annie Recommends:

Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser with Neroli

Price: £39 for 50ml

Annie Recommends:

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Body Lotion

Price: £25 for 500ml or £16 for 250ml

Annie Recommends:

Garnier Ultra Lift Day Cream

Price: Between £4.50 and £8 for 50ml. Yes - £4.50!!

Annie Recommends:

Nuxe Masque Crème Fraiche

Price: £18.50 for 50ml

Annie Recommends:

Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy

Price: £10 for 50g

Annie Recommends:

Bellapierre Cosmetics, Mineral Lipstick, Catwalk

Price: £14.99 but I bought one for £8 online.

Annie Recommends:

Benefit The POREfessional face primer

Price: £24.50 for 22ml

Annie Recommends:

Lacura Multi Serum Q10 – Renew (From Aldi)

Price: £3.49. Yes! I know!

Annie Recommends:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy

Price: £3.75 for 200 ml

Annie Recommends:

Body Shop Shea Body Butter

Price: From £6 for 50ml to £28 for 400ml

Annie recommends:

Trevor Sorbie Volume Thickening Spray

Price: £5.70 for 200ml (but often on offer at Boots)

Annie Recommends:

Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer                                 

Price: £19

Annie Recommends:

Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Cream

Price: £55

Annie Recommends:

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow – Khaki

Price: £17.50

Annie recommends:

Avon Anew Clinical Hydrating Overnight Mask

Price: £24 online for a 50ml jar but sometimes on offer in the catalogue

Annie Recommends:

Penhaligon’s Bluebell Soap

Price: £24

Size: 3 100g

Annie recommends:

The London Soap Co, Milk and Honey Antibacterial Handwash 

Price: An absolutely ridiculous £2.95! Why?

Annie Recommends:

L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream

Price: £19 for 150ml

Annie recommends:

Body Shop Drops of Youth range

Price: Ranges from £14 - £24

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