Monday, 6 January 2014

2013 Favourites!

Hey Guys, 

Normally I would be posting a monthly favourite at this time of the month however with the New Year I thought it would only be appropriate to do an end of year favourites. This is a collection of things I've been loving most the year round (depending on when I bought them) and always come back to using on a regular basis.  

Lets jump right in!

Real Techniques Blush Brush, Real Techniques Detailer Brush, Mac 217 Brush.  

First up are brushes, now I haven't always been a user of make-up brushes in other years until I started watching YouTube and reading blogs. This is when I started to see the importance of a good brush and the different brushes available. My far favourite have been the Real Technique brushes as their so affordable and great quality.

My two absolute favourites are the Blush and Detailer brush. I love the Blush brush because it's so fluffy with a domed structure and tapered tip it's perfect for applying blush to the apples of my checks. It is quite big but I personally love big brushes for blush and I'm thinking about buying another one for my bronzer.

My second favourite is the Detailer brush. I like this brush because it's so soft yet stays in shape. I like using it for inner corner highlight and adding precision colour to my lids and underneath my eyes, especially for a smokey eye look.

Lastly my Mac 217 brush, oh my this was a complete game changer to eye make-up for me. I love how fluffy it is and blends eyeshadows beautifully. I've never been able to master a smokey eye until I found this tool!

 Maybelline Gel Liner in Black and Natural Collection Eyeshadow in White Opal. 

I've been using my maybelline gel liner ever since it first come out. I always use this when I'm going clubbing because it gives me that dramatic black unlike any liquid liner was able to. I also like it because the problem I find with liquid liner is the line needs to be perfect otherwise it looks wonky, but with gel by using a brush it's easier to apply and because it gives an almost textured smudgy look you can get away with not being so neat.

My little Natural Collection pot it's such a pretty colour. Although it's white it also has a slight shimmer to it making it pearly. I like to use this in the inner corner of my eye and finds it really brightens up my eyes and makes me look more awake. I also like the fact that because it's this pearly colour you can wear it in the day for a wide eye look and also it contrasts really nicely in a black smokey eye. (full review here)

Bourjois Colour Boost 'Red Sunshine', 'Orange Punch', 'Peach on the Beach', 'Plum Russian'. 

Oh the Bourjois Colour Boost lip crayons, my heart melts. If you've read my blog a lot you'll know I'm obsessed with these, I love them! There a dupe for the Clinique Chubby Sticks which I've never personally tried before because the price tag in out of reach for me. But these Bourjois sticks are so good they're so easy to apply, give great pigmentation, the perfect amount of gloss and wonderful staying power. I'm just in love with them. (full review coming soon)

 TopShop Glitter Nail Polish 'Adrenaline' and 'Tingle'.

My nail varnish collection was complete when the purple toned one came home with me. I could not believe how good it was, the colour was opaque within 2 coats! They are both full with tiny specs of multi toned glitter which catch the light so beautifully. They are the best glitter polishes I have ever come across and love wearing them on my forth fingers with a similar colour on the rest.

Schwarzkof got2be 2 Sexy Big Volume volumizing spray mousse.  

Now this product smells incredible, just like strawberries! I've tried many different mousses to get volume and I always end up using too much and my hair just goes sticky and crispy. Then I found a spray bottle. The mousse itself does a great job, it lifts my roots and gives instant volume with staying power. Although I don't think I would get along with it as well if it wasn't in a spray applicator, because of the spray function you can apply it exactly where you want it without using too much.

Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch.  

This was a present from my Mum for graduating and I haven't stopped wearing it since I got it in July. How could you not love it! I can't pick out or explain why I love it so much, but I do. I love the chunkiness, the roman numerals, the dials, everything!

The colour orange.

This pick is a little bit broad it is simply the colour orange. I've really enjoyed wearing this colour be it dresses, nail varnish, jackets, lips, the lot. My obsession started with wearing pink a lot which then moved to coral which turned into bright vibrant orange! However my problem now lies that I have so much orange I need to do a separate orange wash, next on my list are the orange skinny jeans from H&M for summer!

New Look Heel Boots. 

Last but not least these heeled boots from New Look, now I know they look a bit battered but thats because there my go to shoe for a night out. I've had them for just over a year now and they have been worn to death yet still going strong. I really like the fake suede look because it means they don't stand out to much with the bulkiness of them so you can get away with wearing them with dresses. I love the lace up style and I tend to wear them quite lose so they don't look too like riding shoes, if you know what I mean haha.

So that's it my 2013 favourites. I'm so excited for the next year ahead and can't wait to discover new beauty and fashion favourites!

Have any of you used any products I've mentioned?


  1. I'm totally with you on the MAC 217 and Michael Kors watch!! I also got both this year and I couldn't be without either of them now. x


    1. I think my mac 217 was the best brush purchase I made last year! xx