Best of 2014

Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Happy new year! I am going to kick the year off by looking back at my beauty favourites over the past year.


Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray
Towards the beginning of the year I was having a real problem with flat looking hair, I wanted to avoid so much back coming as it's damaging so I experimented with different texturising sprays to give my hair a bit of umpf. This was my favourite and the only one I've repurchased. It really gives natural looking volume and texture.

NARS Laguna Bronzer
Simply my most used bronzer. It's the best best thing ever, unfortunately though I have hit pan, so a repurchase is imminent. The pigmentation is incredible and it is so long wearing. I love it as a natural looking contour or sort of all over to warm up my complexion. I even use it as an eyeshadow, all over  or just in the crease.

Naked 2 Palette
I really don't think I could live without this palette. This is my go to palette every single day, it is perfect for a neutral every day look or a really sultry smokey eye with it's variety of matte, shimmer and micro glitter shadows; predominantly a taupe based palette but also silver, copper, gold and bronze get a look in. It's also incredibly travel friendly, the packaging is great, it's snap lock closure means no risk of opening in transit. It also includes a double ended brush which is great quality a flat brush for packing on colour and a crease brush for blending. I'm thinking about getting the other naked palettes too!

Chanel Chance
This has been my absolute favourite perfume I have owned. It is a feminine, elegant, warm floral. It is soft, sweet and fresh. It's very versatile and well suited to day and night.

MAC Dark Side Lipstick
This is my go to bold lip shade, if ever I have a day where I don't know what to wear on my lips this is what i'll always go for and it goes with everything! The amplified creme formulae of Dark Side is my favourite MAC Lipstick formula, it's moisturising but still long lasting and really pigmented.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
This entered my collection just this year but I love it. It really sets the scene for a flawless finish in a full face of make up; It's equally at home with in a no make up make up look to brighten up your under eyes with a bit of contour and mascara - job done.

Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara
This is by far my favourite mascara, it gives perfect volume and length. Its extra smooth glossy formula means it's not clumpy and doesn't go flakey by the end of the day. It looks good and does good by conditioning your lashes too!

Maxfactor Copper Excess Shimmer
Another recent addition but it really has changed my life, i'm not even sure I am exaggerating. I have been really into subtle shimmer for my daytime eyes, I use this alone when I need to be really quick, or under eyeshadow, it makes it last literally all day. If I were to do my makeup at 8am, my eyeshadow would look exactly the same at 11pm.

Maxfactor Masterpiece Glide & Define Liquid Eyeliner
This eyeliner is sooo easy to use and so long-lasting! It's the perfect liner to create a super quick cat eye flick, or just a subtle line above the lashes to give the illusion of thicker lashes.

Essie Buy Me A Cameo Nailpolish
This is a metallicy/pearlescent neutral shade, a frosted, coppery, mocha. I am a real fan of a nude nail and this is a perfect alternative while not being too bold. It's a lovely everyday shade with a little bit of character.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Ethereal Glow
Earlier in the year I was really looking for a pale baby pinky blush, this was perfect. It's really subtle and adds a highlighting boost. I'm really keen to try some more i'm eyeing up Dim Infusion in particular.

Nip Fab 365 Body Glow Fix
I actually originally got this in a magazine in 2013 I think, and I loved it so much that I bought the gert biggun one. It's a fast drying self tanning gel that gives a streak free natural golden glow. It's really easy to apply and moisturises your skin too! It contains white tea to brighten and refresh, and vitamin E to moisturise and protect skin. It gives a subtle golden glow, enhances a natural tan in summer and adds some much needed colour in winter. I love this so much.

COLAB Dry Shampoo
Well just wow, so this only came out in October I think, but this is a really solid favourite. It is truly the best dry shampoo I have ever used. It does what a dry shampoo should do but better, I don't know what more I can say really. It's lightweight and invisible and voluminsing and I like it a lot a lot.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multicolour 
An extension of the regular Les Beige powders, in the same chic packaging with the signature floral scent. I carry this in my bag wherever I go, I swirl the brush around for a flush of colour on my cheeks, or I focus on either the highlight, the bronzer or the blush depending on what i'm after for a subtle on the go make up revamp.

Maxfactor Facefinity All Day Primer
I'm having a real love for Maxfactor at the moment! This is such a good primer, it leaves such a velvety finish over the skin, smoothing over imperfections. It's neither too watery nor too silicony so foundation can really adhere to it, i've noticed a real difference in the longevity of my foundation since using this. Plus it has SPF.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
This is my favourite foundation I've tried. It vanishes into the skin creating a weightless flawless coverage. Deauville is the perfect match for my skin and it looks really natural.

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