So it’s 2012 and it seems for most today was the day to get back to reality. Being a uni student, I’m not back until next week *smug grin* so I’m making the most of that little extra time off as next year I will hopefully be back at work this time *fingers crossed I get a job that is.*
So to celebrate the new year and all that I thought I would have a rummage through my make up bag and choose my favourite products of 2011, I’ve also recorded a video for YouTube which is HERE, there you can see me ramble on a little more in detail as I plan to keep this blog post quite short and sweet. I’ve been planning this post since mid November so I’ve thought very carefully about my favourites (yes I know that sounds very sad ;)) So without further a do, let’s start.
Foundation & Concealer
(Everything that is mentioned suits my skin which is oily/combination and I do suffer from breakouts so these all help with my skin problems)
Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation: Full coverage but not cakey, my absolute saviour as it makes me look like I have ‘alright’ skin.
Bourjois Healthy Mix: A fab drugstore foundation which is medium coverage with a dewy finish, I mix EL doublewear with this and they make a perfect duo.
Estee Lauder DoubleWear Maximum cover foundation: Use this as a concealer and it hides everything but doesn’t make you look like you have an inch of make up on, you just look like you have perfect skin. Not a fan of it for foundation but more detailed review to come soon.
YSL Touche Eclat: Great for making you look like you got twelve hours sleep instead of five.
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer: Full coverage concealer that doesn’t break the bank.
aww Mummy and Baby blushers..
MAC Blushes- I’ve loved dipping my toe into the MAC blush water, in 2011 I have loved Warmth of Coral and now Melba which I received for Christmas, long lasting and pigmented.
Bourjois Blush in a Pot: I’ve loved Rose D’or in 2011, a gorgeous girly pink which suits pale or tanned skin and smells really nice. Also doesn’t break the bank 🙂
Urban Decay Naked Palette- Words cannot describe how much I love this palette. Nothing comes close to it.. well until I get Naked 2 that is 😉
Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara– A cheapie mascara that makes your lashes long and luscious.
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner– This is amazing for your waterline, lasts all day and all night, it’s cheap and creates the most amazing dramatic eye. LOVE.
MAC lipsticks: I discovered MAC lipsticks in 2011 and well it’s a love affair that will continue for a long time, I love them so much, they smell gorgeous and the colours are just beautiful. I look forward to building my collection in 2012.
The rest of the best
Morrocan Oil: Expensive yes but leaves your hair shiny, soft and healthy.
Aussie Leave in Conditoner: Detangles and conditions hair, perfect for my hair as it gets all knotty once washed. Amazing.
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter: Smells like holidays in a tub, moisturising and helps prolong your tan. #winning.
Models Own Nail Polishes: What can I say? Fab colours, fab price and just fab. Favourite shades of 2011: Pink Fizz, Pink Punch (pictured) Emerald City (pictured) and Utopia.
Tangle Teezer: Makes brushing my hair actually enjoyable. Well not enjoyable but you get my drift..
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish; Hot Cloth Cleanser: A lovely product that leaves your skin clean soft and just well lovely. I love the menthol/herby smell and my skin has been clearer since using this. Would never go back to just make up wipes now.
Phewwweee they we are, my favourite products of 2011! What have been your favourite products of 2011? Any that I need to check out for 2012?
I hope you all have a great Tuesday evening, I’m looking forward to watching the new season of 90210 SCREEEEAMMMMM and having a steak pie for dinner! Ha I think it’s safe to say that my appetite has well and truly returned, though I don’t know whether to be happy or sad about this! Ha! 🙂