Thursday, 9 January 2014

2013 Favourites: Amazing Year for Amazing Products



I wasn't planning on doing one of these posts but after enjoying reading so many of them over the last week or two I just had to join in with my lot.

1. Cocoa Brown 1hr Tan
This was the one that blew me away totally this year! Before I got this I hadn't used a fake tan in about 5-7 years as I could never do them and the smell and colours were always awful. This beauty breaks all the rules when it comes to fake tans and does it right! Smells great, looks great, no fuss and leaves my skin glowing. I am a bridesmaid in February and this is what I will be using to get my glow on. I reviewed this in full and you can read all about it here.

2. URBAN DECAY Glinda Palette
This has been my holy grail of palettes this year and always end up going back to it. I got a new makeup bag at Christmas and it fits in perfectly so I will never be without it. It was a limited edition but if you manage to get your hands on one I did a full review here for you. It retailed at €40.00 and you get a travel eyeliner and lip crayon with it, so it was definitely best buy of 2013 too.

3. VO5 Plump It Up!
I have really fine/limp hair and backcombing just damages it, so when I discovered this little wonder I had to try it out. It works as a dry shampoo and it lifts the root just like backcombing would, so now my hair looks fuller and with more body. I absolutely love this product which is a bargain at €4.59

4. Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation.
I love the coverage, the colour and the radiance it brings. Another bonus is that it manages to stay on me the whole day which is never happens for me with my foundations. This was €13.99 and would recommend it.

5. Hask Argan Oil.
I go nowhere without this, it makes my hair so healthy looking and with less frizz. I think since June I have gone through 4 of these. I use it on my hair after it is washed and then after it is dried and styled. I can see me using this the whole way through 2014 too.

6. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
I can't rave about this enough, it amazing and got it's own review here. My skin is great when I use this but the minute I stop and use something else it is noticeable that I am not using it. It feels amazing on the skin and even though it's a butter it doesn't leave your skin greasy. At €14.95 some may think it is a bit pricey but there is loads in it and it lasts for ages and gets that makeup off with ease.

7. HD Brows Bronzer.
I got this in a Glossybox and I have to say I was skeptical about it as I have never gotten on well with bronzers, but this is my favourite and I am getting braver using it every time. Once this runs out I will purchase this with out hesitating. So far I haven't hit pan and I have had it a few months now, I am also not sure of the price of this in Euro so need to hunt down where I can get it in Ireland.

8. L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. 
This is my Holy Grail of hand creams! I love hand creams and will admit to having an ever expanding collection. For years I have been looking for "The One" and this is it. It might not suit everyone as it is not the quickest for soaking in (here's looking at you Squidgy Moments) but that could just be me as I am not liberal with it at all. My hands seem to repair in front of my eyes when I use this and the dryness is gone in a blink! This is also one of the most expensive I own with a 150ml costing €23.00 but my hands are worth it.

9. Catrice Glamour Doll Volume Mascara Waterproof
Mascara would be my desert island makeup and I love trying out new ones all the time. I always run out really quick. I was in a rush one day and I was all out of mascara when I picked up this blue packaged beauty. It is a rarity for me to repurchase the same mascara but this is one I have bought a few times. It is a bargain which I think cost me €4.59.

So that's it for my 2013 favourites I would love to know what yours were? So let me know in the comments section below. Also have you got high hopes for a certain product in 2014? Mine would be the Cleanse Off Mitt.

6 comments:

  1. Oh I definitely think I'll have to try out that mascara and the body butter! I'm definitely a mascara hoarder (I have around 5 of them on the go now - only because I got a few for christmas and in my last GlossyBox!), and I'm simply awful at moisturising my skin but that butter sounds beautiful!

    Sarah xo
    Beauty With Brushes

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    1. I am a divil for having a load of mascara's on the go love trying out new ones all the time. The butter is great for getting makeup off and leaving your skin looking fab. Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment xx

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  2. great post! I'm really beating myself up for not picking up that palette (especially since it was on sale!)
    It looks soo magical and gorgeous!!

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    1. Hi Miss Louise, thank you for the line words. The palette really is amazing I know that when I have used this I will be lost without it! Hopefully you might come across it again. Xx

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  3. I love the loccitane hand creams I'd like to try that Catrice mascara too

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    1. I just ran out of Catrice mascara so I will be down town tomorrow stocking up, I think for the price of their mascara they are very good. L'Occiatane I just can't get enough of lately, thanks so much for coming by and commenting xx

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