Thursday 19 December 2013

Best beauty products of 2013

I just wanted to apologise firstly for not blogging in a while. I haven't stopped, I just took a little break. I have lots of posts written and ready to publish which I am looking forward to sharing with you!

I love writing and reading monthly favourites post, so I thought a yearly favourites post would be a good one to write!

These products are ones which I have been using over and over again, either for years or months, so I'm excited to share them with you.

My favourite and most worn foundation this year has definitely been my YSL Touche Eclat foundation. I love this for everyday wear because it leaves my skin looking so natural and glowy, whilst also providing decent coverage. It definitely doesn't provide full coverage but it is buildable and concealer blends seamlessly over the top.

I have been wearing my Bobbi Brown Corrector quite frequently and I really like it! I am starting to run out and I'm still undecided on whether or not to repurchase it. I find it by far one of the best under eye concealers I have used, however one product I have been using recently is the Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer, which I find to be a very good and much cheaper alternative. I am planning to review this soon as I really like using it.

My favourite bronzer this year has been my Dior Nude Tan Bronzer. I looked back on when I first reviewed this and it was December 2012! That really shows how much I love it, as it's quite unusual for me to use a product consistently for a year.

I've spoken about my Origins Ginzing moisturiser a couple of times before and this seems to be the perfect moisturiser for my skin. I find it great for hydrating and moisturising, especially as the weather gets colder.

The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum had been on my wishlist for a very long time, however I was always reluctant to buy it because it is a little pricey. I am so glad I finally bought it though! I use this some evenings either on it's own or followed with my moisturiser and in the morning my skin looks healthy, smooth and feels so soft. The little pipette has unattached itself from the lid, which means I can't travel with it because it will leak everywhere! I've tried to attach it again but I can't seem to.

I visited Buckingham palace with my family in the Summer and bought these adorable little Buckingham Palace lip balms. I honestly didn't think they would be that great, they are just so cute I couldn't resist, however they have turned out to be some of the best lip balms I have used! I have one at home, one at my boyfriends house and one in my handbag, which I use repeatedly everyday. There are 2 pink ones and 1 blue one, but I can assure you it doesn't make your lips blue!

My hands never used to suffer from dryness, however at the beginning of this year and partly throughout the year they started getting very dry, so my mum bought me the Body Shop Hemp Hand Cream. Some hand creams don't make a massive difference to the dryness of my skin, however this one really does. I personally love the smell of this and it feels as though it is properly hydrating and repairing my hands, rather than just making them softer for a little while. I don't have to use this everyday as my hands stay moisturised for ages.

This year my favourite hair care set has definitely been the Tresemme Platinum Strength range. I own the shampoo and deep conditioning treatment, which I've just run out of. My hair is very thick and can get quite dry on the mid-lengths/ends, so I find this range has really helped. I recently bought the L'Oreal Ever Riche range which I find lovely and I'm excited to use that more, however I always find myself coming back to the Tresemme range, especially when I am in need of hair hydration and repair!

Those are all of my favourites from 2013! I really hope you have enjoyed this post and I would love to know what your stand out products from this year have been, so please let me know in the comments!


  1. I still really need to try the GinZing moisturiser, it sounds so lovely!

    Michaela-Leigh xx

  2. I'm going to buy the YSL Foundation, I really loved it when I had a sample but never purchased it and I'm in need of a day-to-day foundation.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  3. How cure are tho lipbalms omg! I'm also dying to try that Origins moisturizer, I've heard so many good things about it!


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