Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2011 favourites

So I thought I would do a quick post of my top 11 favourite products of 2011. Very behind on all these new year related posts, but hopefully you’ll excuse me.

1. Clarisonic Pro — how could I start with anything else?! The Clarisonic completely changed the condition of my skin for the better. My skin isn’t perfect but this tool has given me something much better to work with. I couldn’t be without it now.

2. Bella Pierre mineral foundation — I love this foundation. It gives good coverage, doesn’t irritate my skin, and after over a years use have only just repurchased — making it amazing value for money. Although I occassionally try out other foundations, I always come back to this.

3. Urban Decay Naked palette — I do love a nude eye look and this palette is perfect for that. Urban Decay’s eyeshadows are the best in my opinion. It’s taking a lot of will power for me not to order Naked2, I am sure I don’t need it, but since when were makeup purchases about need?! 

4. ELF studio concealer pencil and brush — I use this every day, it suits my skin tone perfectly and also helps to clear up spots and scars.

5. Vivo sunkiss bronzer — This is such a great shade for my skin tone. It isn’t too dark and it isn’t too shimmery, which makes is great to use every day.

6. Benefit Coralista blush — This is my favourite blusher, the peachy-pink shade is really pretty and although it shouldn’t matter for a blush, it smells amazing!

7. Benefit They’re real mascara — I love this mascara, it does exactly what it claims and gives a great false lash effect.

8. ReGen cream — This has come very close to replacing my love of Bio Oil. It is an excellent non-greasy moisturiser, which has helped to clear up spots and scars and as a bonus is much cheaper than BioOil

9. Rimmel nude delight lipstick — I always grab this lipstick when I am in a rush, I know it suits any occasion.

10. Nutrogena spot dots — This is not the easiest product to get hold of, I have only found them in recent years in 99p stores and when I do I tend to clear the stock. They work really well to clear up spots overnight. I have no idea why these are not more popular and readily available.

11. Sleek contour kit —in particular, the highlight. This is my go-to highlight and as much as I have used it I am yet to create a dent in it.

Considering this is the year I expanded my makeup collection, I am looking forward to seeing how these have changed this time next year. I haven’t included many skin care or any haircare products, since nothing really stood out for me last year but with lots of products waiting to be tried and tested, I may have my own little awards ceremony next year.

What were your favourite products? Feel free to post your links below. I would also love your suggestions for skin and hair care to try over the next 12 months.

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