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 week she and her team will recommend just one product which leapt out of the mass and made them feel Sassy. There will be no scientific analysis, no influence from marketing departments, no product to sell. Annie and her team have only one mission:
Try it, like it, Sassy-test it and recommend it.
Origins RitualiTea Matcha Madness Revitalising Powder Face Mask
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating
Price: £29 for 50ml
Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser with Neroli
Price: £39 for 50ml
Nuxe Masque Crème Fraiche
Price: £18.50 for 50ml
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy
Price: £10 for 50g
Bellapierre Cosmetics, Mineral Lipstick, Catwalk
Price: £14.99 (but I bought one for £8 online).
Benefit The POREfessional face primer
Price: £24.50 for 22ml
Lacura Multi Serum Q10 – Renew (From Aldi)
Price: £3.49. Yes! I know!
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy
Price: £3.75 for 200 ml
Body Shop Shea Body Butter
Price: From £6 for 50ml to £28 for 400ml
Trevor Sorbie Volume Thickening Spray
Price: £5.70 for 200ml (but often on offer at Boots)
Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer
Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Cream
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow – Khaki
Avon Anew Clinical Hydrating Overnight Mask
Price: £24 online for a 50ml jar but sometimes on offer in the catalogue
Penhaligon’s Bluebell Soap
Size: 3 100g
The London Soap Co, Milk and Honey Antibacterial Handwash
Price: An absolutely ridiculous £2.95! Why?
L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream
Price: £19 for 150ml