Friday 3 January 2014

2013 Favourites

Hey! Happy New Year, and hello 2014! I personally haven't bothered with resolutions, don't really feel the need for any changes (and I don't believe a change of date should be the inspiration for change anyway).

Today I thought I'd put together a collection of my favourites from the whole of 2013! Products I've used consistently and some I honestly couldn't live without!

So I've chosen 13 products for my 2013 favourites, and in no particular order, let's talk about them!

1. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I bought this spring last year, and as you can see from above, I've now hit pan on 5 of the shadows! The quality of these is amazing, and the colours are so wearable and blendable. I dropped this earlier (sad times) and one of the catches broke, but all the shadows remained intact, how's that for durability?

2. MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
Bought back in October, I've used this to apply bronzer nearly every day since - the shape makes application so easy! I've already talked about this in my October Favourites, but I felt it deserved another mention!

3. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Another brush I've used nearly everyday since I bought it! This applies my foundation so much more evenly and smoothly than my previous one (RT Stippling Brush), and at £9.99 you can't fault the price for such a decent brush!

4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
It's very rare that I'll wear eyeshadow without first applying this. It literally makes my eyeshadow last all night if I'm going out, and it lasts absolutely forever! My only tiny issue, is that I have the old packaging, and when I cut up an old tube I had thought ran out, there was still 80% product inside!

5. Kate Moss Lipsticks
This year I have been introduced to the Kate Moss lipsticks (both matte and normal finish), and subsequently bought 3 (110, 016, 107). These have such a lovely texture/finish and great lasting power for the price!

6. Ted Baker Balloon Dog Necklace
I bought this cute pendant back in the summer Ted Baker sale, it's rose gold plated, utterly adorable, and goes with everything! So I've basically worn it most days, and despite not really being a beauty product, I couldn't not include this!

7. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
This stuff is fantastic. Forget primers for making your makeup last; this is so much quicker and easier! A few quick spritzes and voilĂ , your makeup isn't going anywhere for a solid 6-8 hours (depending on what you're doing).

8. Nina by Nina Ricci Eau de Toilette
The perfume I got last Christmas, this smells divine and has quickly become one of my favourite fragrances. It works well all year round, day or evening, I would super recommend this to anyone! (Okay, maybe not guys...)

9. TIGI S Factor Body Booster Plumping Spray
This could have been featured here based on smell alone. I've raved before about how the strawberries and cream scent of this is amazing here, but also how good the product itself is. As well as adding volume to my roots, this leaves my hair super soft and silky.

10. Models Elite Professional Detangling Hairbrush
This beats the infamous Tangle Teezer any day. I never knew I could get so excited about a hairbrush, until I tried this! Hairbrushing, transformed into a pain-free experience I've talked about this more here. The fact that it was only £3 from TK Maxx is a great bonus too!

11. Essie Matte About You Top Coat
I love me some nail art, and nail effects! Using a matte top coat really transforms some nail looks, and it helps to mix things up a bit! I've yet to try mixing matte and glossy finishes on the same nail, but I'd really like to give that a go!

12. Mavala Nail Polishes
Mavala is my absolute favourite nail polish brand. Their quality, cute size (which means you can actually use up all the product before it goes gloopy!), brush application, wear-time, and colour range are all impeccable.

13. Thalgo Biodepyl 3.1 Gel
I don't know of any other products like this, and feel this needs a bit of a mention! It's basically a gel you apply after shaving/waxing to stop ingrown hairs. And this really does the job!

What have you been loving this year?


PS. This is my last post for a couple of weeks while I concentrate on exams :( in the meantime don't forget to enter my 50 follower giveaway here!


  1. I need to try some RT brushes, probably that one first!
    I second the Kate Moss lipsticks, I think I have about 5! They're so lovely
    Estelle x Let Me Go Xo

    1. I can definitely recommend! I heard the buffing brush is great for foundation too, but I didn't want to purchase the whole core collection! xx

  2. I have a lot of these products too, absolutely love them! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog
    I have also followed you on GFC, if you could follow me back

  3. I love Real Techniques brushes! They're so much cheaper in America and I've just been but I couldn't find any in any of the supermarkets I went in :( I bought mine with Boots points so they didn't cost me anything haha! I love the UD Naked palette and have almost hit pan on a few colours too! Great post & Happy New Year! xx

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