January 09, 2014

favourite products of 2013

I've discovered lots of great beauty products yet again last year but I've decided to include only the very best of the best in this post that I've been using for at least a few months throughout the year. This post is ridiculously long but I promise every single product is worth having a read about.


DJV BEAUTENIZER FIBERWIG MASCARA - £18: This mascara has fibers built in to give your lashes a real boost in thickness and length, it also ensures that your lashes look full all day long. It takes a little while longer to apply but gives incredible false lash looking results. 

SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER - £20: I've been using these constantly for most of the year and find they give my lashes the perfect gentle curl that makes mascara look a million times better.

NARS COPACABANA MULTIPLE - £30: I've loved this for years and years, it's my staple highlighter and the only product in my make up collection which I simply can't live without. It gives the skin such a beautiful glow that makes your complexion look radiant even after a late night.

MAYBELLINE GEL EYELINER - £6.39: For the first half of 2013 I was in love with the Collection liquid liner but found it too drying on my lids so invested in this gel version from Maybelline and haven't looked back since. It isn't quite as jet black as a liquid liner but applies so much more smoother and I usually just use a dark black shadow on top to give a more intense colour.

BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR FOUNDATION - £30: This is the best foundation I have ever tried, it looks so natural that it doesn't look like you are wearing anything on your skin yet covers imperfections and gives the skin a radiant glow. I will put a full review up soon but I've already gone through two bottles and have converted other people to using it too.

CHANEL ROUGE NOIR NAIL COLOUR - £18: If I had to pick just one nail colour to wear for the rest of my life it would be this by miles. Enough said.

HD BROWS PALETTE - £18: It's always hard to find brow products for brunettes which have an ash tone rather than a warm golden colour which is why I love this palette so much, and because the powder lasts all day once on the brows.

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TANGLE TEEZER AQUA SPLASH - £11: I have the worst knotty hair and this makes brushing through it a hell of a lot easier than using a regular brush, plus it looks pretty too.

MOP PEAR DETANGLER - £10.95: This smells beautiful, like peardrops, and makes hair so much easier to manage after coming out of the shower. I've had this bottle for well over a year and it's still more than half full so is great value for money.

KLORANE OAT MILK DRY SHAMPOO - £6: Whenever I used to think 'dry shampoo' the first brand I'd go to was always Batiste but thankfully I've found a much better alternative which doesn't leave my hair feeling chalky and dry. The Klorane dry shampoo feels gentle and nourishing, you can barely feel the product in your hair but it definitely does it's job.

MACADAMIA HEALING OIL TREATMENT - £24.45: This is the best hair oil that I've tried out thus far, it's perfect for the ends of my hair which are dry and damaged whilst sealing split ends.

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KIEHL'S LIP BALM #1 - £9.50: This is a great no-nonsense lip balm that actually works. It's a lot more nourishing than anything else that I've ever tried and really treats dry and damaged lips, I find that if I apply this at night I will wake up to soft and hydrated lips.

SISLEY EXPRESS FLOWER GEL - £69.75: With it being Winter my skin has been looking rather zombie like lately and if I've had a particularly late night followed by an early morning this is my skin's saviour. 

STELLA MCCARTNEY STELLA PERFUME - £32: I've been using this perfume non-stop throughout the whole year and am pretty sure that it has now become my signature scent. It's just the perfect balance between musky and woody yet is wearable for both daytime and evening.

SOAP AND GLORY THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER - £10.50: The most yummy smelling and hydrating body butter that I've tried, an oldie but a goodie.

DHC DEEP CLEANSING OIL - £18: Using oil to cleanse my skin and remove make up was new to my skincare routine last year, I've now found out that using an oil based cleanser rather than cream is much more nourishing to my dry skin and is actually the easiest way to remove make up too.

MAC FIX+ - £14.50: A great product for both refreshing the skin and setting make up, if you struggle with cakey looking foundation then you absolutely need this in your life.

REN GLYCOLACTIC RADIANCE RENEWAL MASK - £30: This has been my favourite skincare discovery of 2013 by far, if I've ever got something special planned for a particular day I will use this the night before and wake up to even looking glowy skin. I always notice that my foundation goes on so much better which must be down to the fact it buffs away dead skin cells so well. 

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  1. Lovely products. I always enjoy reading what products people have loved in the past year. I enjoy using cleansing oils too because it seems much more gentle on the Skin. I love the Shu uemura ones~ :)

    Have a great day! ^^
    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
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  2. I have had Chanel Rouge Noir on my wishlist forever and actually got it for Christmas 2013 :-) I agree with you. It really is 'The One' as far as nail polishes go. :-)


  3. I'm nearly at the end of my tub of the Righteous Butter. It is such a wonderful product :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

  4. I could not live without my tangle teezer!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)

  5. I think I might pick up that eyeliner, I also have the collection one, I agree that it is definitely too drying! x

  6. I really want to try DHC oil cleanser. It looks like it would work well for my skin.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

  7. So many lovely products. I love my HD Brow Palette & I use it everyday without fail. I mix a couple of shades & get the perfect brow colour. LOve it.

  8. Great round up, love your presentation - xx