Thursday, 20 December 2012

My Top Ten Products Of 2012

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For me 2012 has been a year full of trying out and discovering new products. Some which have been on the market for years and some which are only a few months old but are already a firm favourite of mine. I'm sure most, if not all won't be a shock to anyone who reads my blog as I blabber on about them constantly.

In no particular order:

Liz Earle Brow Pencil in 'Fair'*: Word's cannot describe how much I love this! The only brow pencil I've ever been able to use due how brilliantly the shade matches my brows. I'm sick of pencils being too green or too red, in my opinion 'Fair' is perfect. The texture isn't too soft which eliminates any smudging and my brows last (even in the rain) untill I cleanse. If like me you find all brow pencils to be too red, give this a go.
Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse: 'Ultimate Cleanse' describes this cleanser perfectly. It starts off as a balm but once you start massaging it into your skin it turns to oil and never loses it's slip allowing you to give yourself a good facial massage for as long as you wish. When you add water the oil turns to milk and is easily removed with a flannel/mitt/muslin. Skin is left feeling plump, soft, moisturised and looks so radiant.

I didnt have any Ultimate Cleanse left for the photo and I won't get my hands on my new tube untill Christmas so I'm going to cheat and throw in another product I love...

Beever Daily Revive*: I use Daily Revive as a detangling spray everytime I wash my hair. Unlike a lot of leave in sprays it doesn't leave my hair feeling weighed down or sticky. It also makes straightening my hair alot quicker
Soap & Glory Pulp Friction: The newest addition to my body care arsenal but good enough to make it into my top 10. When you're not in the mood for an oily, moisturising exfoliator and don't want a layer of residue left on your skin then Pulp Friction is the way to go. The exfoliating particles are small but densely packed and leave your skin free from any rough/dry areas.
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base & Top Coat: I'm still waiting for something to come along and knock this duo off my top spot. Kensington Caviar made it into my favourites last year and here they are again this year. I can't fault them. My mani's last longer and as promised, my nails are touch dry in 45 seconds.
Real Techniques Delux Crease Brush and Buffing Brush: Am I cheating by including 2 brushes as one item? I have a feeling the answer is yes but I'm doing it anyway. I never thought I'd be sat here declaring my love for make up brushes. Before Real Techniques came into my life my brush collection was minimal. I'd never found a brush that gave a finish I liked so always used my hands to apply foundation. The Buffing Brush and Delux Crease brush make such a big difference and the brush sets are reasonably priced.
L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream: If you're hands are dry to the pont of cracking, try this. If they're not overly dry, try this. If you just want to start using hand cream, try this. L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream is the best I've ever tried.
L'Oreal Color Riche Nail 'Opera Ballerina': Not only my most repurchased nail colour this year but my most repurchased nail colour ever! Opera Ballerina is the perfect colour for any occasion. You can do one coat for a subtle, clean nail look or add 3 coats for an opaque, clean nail look. 
Tangle Teezer: I have a feeling the Tangle Teezer will make it into my favourites every year. It featured last year and here it is again! My hair resembles a matted dog when I get out of the shower. No type of comb or brush is ever going to get through my wet hair and using anything else takes upto an hour to fully detangle my hair. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made and I now have my eye on the shower version.
Chanel Illusion D'ombre 'Emerveille': This beauty can be used as an eye shadow base or worn alone. It instantly brightens the eyes and makes me look more awake. You don't even need to use a brush to apply it and it lasts a full day on me without creasing. I've now got a back up thanks to Lina :)
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat: It's rare that I get excited over new foundation launches but I was like a kid at Christmas when Le Teint Touche Eclat first hit the Selfridges website. The shade is the best colour match I've ever had, it covers imperfections without masking the skin and most importantly, it leaves a fesh dewy finish. This has to be my most worn foundation this year.

What products have made it into your top 10 this year?
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23 comments:

  1. Great picks! Real Techniques brushes will definitely be featuring on my top 10 too - it's weird when I think of what I used to use before those because I use them literally every day now! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I haven't so much as touched another brush since owning RT and the price is brilliant!
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  2. agree SO much with your comments about the L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream! i LOVE it so much i want to buy the full product!

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    1. Me too :) I made sure to stock up when they came as a magazine freebie.
      xo

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  3. Great products :)

    http://sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great products. A couple that I am going to put on my wish list. Especially the Nails inc Top & base coat. x

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    1. They're really worth trying. I find the top coat lasts a lot longer before going gloopy compared to other quick dry top coats.
      xo

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  5. Just bought the compact tangle teezer after reading all the great reviews! Can't wait to try it :)

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    1. It's a life saver for me. Hope you love it as much as I do :)
      xo

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  6. Oh noooo I didn't know you already had Emerveillé :( I would have send you a different shade! So sorry!! You are so right, the Real Techniques brushes just give the most amazing finish!! Love them as well :) xx

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    1. No, I was glad you sent it! :) I wear Emerveille almost everyday and would have repurchased it again before trying a different shade. You know I love my neutrals :)
      xo

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  7. Oh I adore this post! Making a mjaor wishlist now haha.

    xo,
    Lela - http://www.lelaLONDON.com

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    1. Hopefully you'll be able to get some bargains after Christmas ;)
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  8. Emerveille... one of my faves as well... it's been on my eyes daily for the past 3 weeks :)

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    1. It's so easy to use. I reach for it out of laziness but luckily I love the shade. :)
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  9. I couldn't live without my tangle teezer now. It would definitely feature in my top products of 2012.

    Gillian x

    www.glamupeveryday.com

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    1. It just looks like a pointless lump of plastic but it's so bloody good! I would probably have 4 strands of hair left by now if I hadn't started using it.
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  10. I couldn't do without the YSL foundation now either, it is superb. I have to try that cleanser x

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    1. My bottle still looks full, a little goes a long way (unless I'm having a worse than bad skin day)

      I'm having withdrawal symptoms from the cleanser.
      xo

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  11. I really want to try the Sarah Chapman cleanser, the S&G scrub and I love L'Occitane hand creams x

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    1. I wish I'd tried the S&G scrub sooner. It really does the job!
      xo

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