I can't believe it's already almost 2014, i swear this year has flown by for me. I've had some many great times and I've made a lot of memories that I'll never forget. I also started this blog and fell in love with blogging and met friends when i thought i wasn't ever going to find any again. So, for me, 2013 has been a lovely year. I hope everyone else has had the same!
Now, onto the real order of business, beauty. As it's the end of the year, i thought I'd skip out a December favourites post as I'd much rather do a round up of my favourite products all year. But it will be a little different than usual, I'll be having category's and may the best products win! I don't have a category for every single thing, as some i couldn't choose as i had a lot of favourites! <3
Best Foundation - Max Factor FaceFinity 3in1 Foundation. For me, this was a really easy decision. The last few months I've been using this foundation every day. It's long lasting, great coverage and for a really great price! Full Review Here.
Best Concealer - Revlon PhotoReady Concealer. I've always raved about the Collection Lasting perfection concealer, but this concealer has worked its way into my heart. It covers everything from blemishes to under eye circles without looking cakey or creasing. Full Review Here.
Best Highlighter - MAC Mineralize Skin Finish "Soft and Gentle". It took me ages to give in and buy this product. When i eventually picked it up, i fell in love instantly. It has a gorgeous golden shimmer and lasts all day, easily. Full Review Here.
Best Eyeliner (Liquid, Gel or Pencil) - L'Oreal Superliner Blockbuster. When i first saw this, i thought it would be hard to use, but I've found it to be my favourite liner for all occasions. It's easy to get a thin line or a thicker more dramatic line depending on my mood. The black is very pigmented and the staying power is brilliant!
Best Primer - Benefit The POREfessional. I'm sure no-one needs to read another post raving about this primer but I'm going to do it anyway. It keeps make up in place for ages, no matter what. It helps make your face pore-less, which is always a plus too!
Best Eyeshadow Base - MAC Paint Pot in "Bare Study". I love this product as it keeps my eyeshadow stay on for even longer and the champagne shimmer in the product, helps shine through helping to add a little bit of extra glam into any eye look. (Pssst, it even looks great on the lid alone!)
Best Eyeshadow - Maybelline ColorTattoo "Metallic Pomegranate". Like every other beauty blogger, i was so happy to see this little pot when it came to the start of Autumn. It's a gorgeous (as the name suggests) Metallic... Pomegranate colour. It's got lots of shimmer and is just so easy to use. Full Review Here.
Best Mascara - Benefit They're Real. Yet another beauty lover favourite, but it's easy to see why. It's extremely pigmented, adds so much volume and length to your lashes and makes them look like falsies! It'll stay on all day no matter what (through tears and all). Full Review Here.
Best Palette - TheBalm BalmJovi Rockstar Palette. I've literally never loved a palette more. TheBalm's gorgeous packaging as well as the theme and the play on words for the shades make it lovely. Add in the lovely shades of eyeshadow, blush, highlight and lip and you'll see why this palette is my best of the best. Full Review Here.
Best Face Wash - Clean&Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash. I've raved about this a lot of times in the past, but let me just tell you this: It's soft enough to not irritate my sensitive skin but not too gentle that it doesn't clean and exfoliate my skin.
Best Face Mask - Origins Drink Up Mask. Sadly, i was cursed with very dry skin and this product really does help add back moisture into my skin. It smells so lovely too!
Best Make Up Remover - L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution. Now can i say, I'm actually pretty lazy so this product is a godsend to me. It takes off all my make up gently and with one cotton pad! Full Review here.
Best Moisturiser - Garnier Moisture Match. I've said many times how much i love this. It's gentle and soothing on sore skin and it really helps make my skin feel soft and hydrated. Full Review Here.
Best Facial Oil - BalanceMe Radiance Face Oil*. My skin has a tendency to look quite dull and this oil really helps with making my skin look glowing and radiant. I swear i use this everyday for a while and it still looks brand new!
Best Body Wash - Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash. I love anything that smells like lime, so when i saw this, i was sold. Add in how long the scent lasts and how well it cleans, it's perfection!
Best Body Butter/Lotion - Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream. This ties in with the last one, as they're the same line but together, they work so well. The butter smells beautiful and helps keep skin on the body smell gorgeously sweet and feel soft and nourished! Full Review Here.
Best Brush - Macadamia No Tangle Styler Brush*. Ever since i received this, i don't think I've used another brush since. It helps untangle my hair and keep my hair looking soft and healthy looking! Unlike other brushes, it doesn't pull any hair out!
Best Hair Mask - Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask. I found this little gem for only £1 and I've fallen in love with it. It makes my hair feel soft, healthy and looking shiny. It doesn't weigh down my hair but just makes it look amazing!
Best Hair Treatment - TRESemmé Split Remedy. I've been loving this for ages, it helps make my hair feel silky smooth and looking it too - especially helping disguise the look of split ends too!
Best Conditioner - L'Oreal Elvive Full Restore5 Conditioning Spray. I love the L'Oreal Elvive hair care line but this especially helps keep my hair healthy. I bleach my hair a lot and use heat often so this helps it make my hair look healthy and nice again!
Well, that took a while but there is my Best of Beauty Products for 2013! I hope everyone else has had a lovely year!
Happy New Year!!
And thank you for all the comments, views and follows this year. You're amazing.