2015 Favourites

I’ve tried and tested a lot of different products throughout the past year and thought I would share my favourites with you!

Benetint

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This rose coloured lip and cheek tint blends seamlessly and lasts all day long. It’s a bit pricey at £25 but totally worth it!

Topshop lipstick in ‘Inhibition’

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This lipstick is a gorgeous dark berry colour which is perfect for Christmas parties! It goes on smoothly and leaves an incredibly pigmented matte finish which lasts for hours – even after eating!

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Pac

These sachets only cost £1 or less and are great for pampering yourself. This one is for combination/oily skin as it cleanses pores but there are lots of different ones to suit your skins needs.

Prada Candy perfume

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This has been my go-to perfume this year. It is described as a ‘unique signature in keeping with the traditions of High Perfumery, combining Laotian benzoin, a synthetic Caramel accord and a more neutral cocktail of musk.’

Benefit Gimme Brow

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This product leaves my brows looking even and defined yet still natural. It retails at around £18, however i’ve used this one everyday for 8 months and it’s only starting to run out now!

NYX soft matte lip cream

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These lip creams glide on smoothly and then don’t budge! They’re also extremely buildable and can be put on lightly for everyday and layered up for a dark, bold look. I bought this one from Feelunique.com as they aren’t available in the UK yet.

Real Techniques brushes

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These brushes blend my makeup flawlessly and are well priced at around £8 each.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo

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This cream eye shadow is great on its own or as a base as it doesn’t crease and conceals any discolouration on the lids. It retails for around £5.

What were your favourite products in 2015?

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Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray

Being a girl with limp, straight hair I really struggle to achieve volume! I recently bought the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce texturising spray after a recommendation from a friend and am seriously impressed! It gives my hair natural looking volume at the roots and can be sprayed through the ends to add beachy texture. I love it so much i’ve bought the travel size for my bag for touch ups!

All I do is wash and dry my hair then spray it into my roots from around 30 cm away and ruffle it up with my fingers for every day volume, but you can use it to help give hair grip for an updo too.

Have you ever tried it?

 

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Weekly Favourite – Benefit Gimme Brow

Benefit Gimme Brow is a tinted brow-volumizing fiber gel. It looks almost like a mini mascara and needs to be applied in gentle strokes until you reach the desired look. Most importantly, it gives an extremely natural  looking finish and is quick and easy to use; perfect for when you’re doing your makeup in a hurry.

Its also has amazing staying power, I wear it for around 12 hours on average and it does not budge at all! I’ll definitely be repurchasing.Benefit Gimme Brow Medium Deep review

It retails at around £18.50 and I wear the shade medium/deep.

Have any of you tried it out? If yes, what do you think?

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Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Dry Body Mist

Let me start off by telling you how awful I am at applying self tan, I usually end up with patches of orange all over my body with horrendous patchy hands. I gave up a while ago and decided to just apply my beloved Dove ‘summer glow’ gradual tanner whenever I wanted a bit of colour.

That was until one sunny day while I was sitting in the garden desperately trying to get some sort of colour from the sun, reading the latest Look magazine. There was an interview with Michelle Keegan talking about the tan that she uses, and since she’s always so gorgeous and brown I decided to give it a go. I purchased my bottle from Boots where its reduced at the moment to £7.79 from £11.69.

Prior to application I moisturised my whole body with my Soap and Glory ‘The righteous butter’ to ensure that I didn’t have any dry patches and let it sink in. After about 15 minutes I finally applied the dry body mist all over my body, including my face, and let it dry for a few minutes. It felt instantly dry and I didn’t feel sticky at all so I put my pjs straight on and went to bed. The next morning I woke up to bronzed, slightly orange tinted skin but after showering I was left with a gorgeous natural looking even tan. Even my back was perfectly tanned and I really struggled to reach it. I also applied it the next night and was left with an even nicer, deeper colour. I’m now just going to apply it once a week or so to top it up.

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 The only thing That I would say is that it can stain the bottoms of your feet (even if you wipe them after application) and its such a fine mist that it can be so easy to apply too much! I would definitely reccomend giving this self tanner a go if your a beginner or are looking to try out something new.

I use the medium shade as I am naturally very pale and thought the dark would be too extreme.

Have any of you tried it yet?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

This weeks favourite is Yankee Candle in ‘Black Cherry’

I received this candle for my birthday back in February and have been using it constantly since. It smells absolutely amazing even when it isn’t lit and is quickly becoming my new favourite scent over red velvet cake.

What’s your favourite Yankee Candle scent?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

This weeks favourite is Montagne Jeunesse blemish mud face mask.

This mask is amazing at clearing up blemishes and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. It retails at only £1 a sachet too, which is great as each sachet does around 2-3 treatments.

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Have any of you tried this mask?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

This weeks favourite is Boots Simply Sensitive Gently Refreshing Toner

I recently ran out of my Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic and decided to try out a cheaper brand as I just couldn’t face paying for a new one. I got this one for £2.69 and have used it every day since. It works absolutely brilliantly at removing any leftover makeup and dirt on my skin and doesn’t irritate it in the slightest. I think it’s a brilliant product for people with sensitive yet oily skin as it is extremely cleansing and leaves no residue.

What are you favourite toners?
Have you ever tried the Boots Simply Sensitive Gently Refreshing Toner?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

This weeks favourite is my crushed velvet Dr Martens.

I got these gorgeous shoes for my birthday in February and absolutely love them. They’re extremely comfortable and required no breaking in what so ever.

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They were on sale for around £55 when i got them on www.drmartens.com but I can’t find them on the website anymore. Very.co.uk are selling them for £77 though, which isn’t too bad.

Do any of you own a pair of Dr Martens?
If not, what are your favourite pair of shoes?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

This weeks favourite is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

I absolutely adore this cleanser, it wipes of every trace of my makeup (including the most stubborn mascara) with minimal effort. All you do is massage it into dry skin, then wipe away grime and stubborn mascara using the muslin cloth supplied.

It is a bit on the pricey side at £24 for 200ml however only a small amount is required and honestly, it’s worth paying for a product that really works.

Do any of you have a favourite cleanser? Or have you tried the Cleanse & Polish before?

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