Thursday, 5 January 2012

Top 11 of 2011

  • L'Occitane Shea Butter hand cream - I cannot say enough good things about this hand cream.  I'm a big fan of pretty much all of the L'Occitane hand creams, but there is just something about this one.  Thick, creamy and incredibly moisturising, this is an absolute year round staple for me.  Even the Mothership is a convert - and for someone who is not remotely interested in Beauty/Skincare, that takes some doing!
  • Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Pop - I have seen these Watercolour Blushes for a while and wondered what they would be like, but never actually got around to purchasing.  Then in the Summer, launched a limited edition shade 'Pop' with £5 of every purchase going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Say no more, I logged on and purchased. Wow, I'm so glad I did.  Never mind the warm fuzzy feeling that you get for donating to a fantastic charity, it made me look pretty good too! Well, as good as I ever look.  It looks beyond terrifying  in the bottle.  But once you squeeze a single drop (and I truly mean a single, solitary drop!) of this watermelon liquid onto your hand and blend into the apples of your cheek, you'll notice an amazingly natural flush, that stays put all day.  Some days, I use it as a base before applying a powder blusher. Good news is that you can still purchase 'Pop'  here  I think I'll have to order a backup and try out other colours in the range. 
  • Sephora Mineral Powder brush - has been my foundation brush of choice since June 2010 Purchased from Sephora in Times Square, on the most fantastic trip to New York for my 30th Birthday.  I've used this brush every single day since and it's still perfect.  Its never shed, gone weird when I wash it, nothing.  Its just perfect, every single time.  I love it.  Enough said.
  • Revlon ColorStay- my HG foundation. Great coverage, fantastic longevity, amazingly cheap price.
  • MAC Fix + - has become a staple in my daily routine. I spray my Sephora foundation brush with it prior to applying ColorStay to ensure a flawless application.  Can also be used as a facial mist/setting spray.
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP  -  was my Birthday present from Nic and what a pressie.  Absolutely love it. Always get comments when I'm wearing it.  Sexy,  grown up and the complete antithesis of me! The beginnings of my lust with Tom Ford - you mark my words. 
  • Alpha H Liquid Gold - talked about this a million times over. Love. It. Thank you again Mrs Hirons
  • Benefit They're Real mascara - another birthday present, this time from Ames. Literally does what it says on the tin.  Gives length, volume and definition to even the most puny lashes. My two issues with it are the price (roughly about £18 a pop) and the fact that it is a complete bugger to get off!!  That being said, I will certainly re-purchase after I have waded through my stash of mascara. I have accumulated a fair few mascara's in 2011, most of which are new to me and I'm challenging myself not to purchase mascara in 2012. 
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion - love this in all its many guises. Original, Sin, Eden and Greed. Love them all.  Changed eye shadow for me - forever!
  • Avon Supershock (black) and Prestige Total Intensity (brown) eyeliners - if I don't use one, I use the other.  Great basic black/brown eyeliners.  Supershock is fairly easy to get hold of from the Avon website, but the Prestige Total Intensity is going to prove a little more difficult to source.
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette - what is there to say that hasn't already been said a million times over?  A great palette of neutrals. Perfect eye make up every time, from the subtlest wash of colour and definition for daytime, to the sootiest smoky eye for evening.  Didn't think it could get any better, then Urban Decay launched Naked 2 in the States and soon to appear in the UK.  The Boy purchased the Naked palette for me last year and has kindly offered to furnish me with the Naked 2 palette. I'm seriously one lucky girl.
What products did you love in 2011?


  1. I'm ashamed to say I haven't even tried any of these products. On your recommendation I will...

  2. Seems like we all did a post like this one, haha. Love seeing everyone's favourites. I really must get the Naked palette! x



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