2010 In A Blog Shell.

Hi dolls! Are you all ready for the new year? I hope you all have a fantastic NYE whether you’re staying in & celebrating at home with loved ones or partying the night away – let’s all go into 2011 with a POSITIVE outlook!

So I thought I’d do my favourite products of 2010 (which there is no doubt I’ll be taking into the near year with me!) This was very hard as I have A LOT of favourite products & it was tough to pick them… But I thought I’d only feature the ones that I have used more throughout the year! It’s in no particular order, nor is there one item from each beauty category (I chose my favourite 10… If I have missed any out I’ll be sure to add them in the post somewhere!) So… Here it goes!

I have been blown away by Nicole by OPI! These nail varnishes have such a good lasting power! I really couldn’t believe my eyes that I only managed to get ONE chip in a whole weeks wear! I can’t wait till their colour range is HUGE like OPI so I have more of a selection to choose from! If I were to choose a nail varnish COLOUR of the year. for me it has to be PARADOXAL by Chanel… I love the everything about the shade! I’m glad to have it in my collection :)

If you know me or follow me in any way you’ll know how much I’ve been loving this palette this year! The one & only NAKED palette by Urban Decay! I really don’t think I need to buy a neutral colour eye shadow in a very long time! It was my first UD buy & if their other products are as good as this I’ll be getting more in the new year :) I love how pigmented the shadows are! If I were to choose my second favourite palette it would have to be SLEEK! Cheap & cheerful with great colour pay off :)

This baby here, has to be my saviour for my tired, run down days! The Garnier Caffeine eye roll-on has literally REPLACED my concealer. It cools my skin & makes me look wide awake & not to mention healthy (& not death like!) LOL I think I can say that I’ve used this every day since I got in back in summer & will definitely buy it again! The product has lasted me ages & still looks like there’s a lot in there WOOHOO! :D

Lady Million by Paco Rabanne has become my favourite perfume of all time… I like to think of it as my signature perfume :) I tend to wear this on special occasions as I have too many perfumes at the moment but my god, I can’t get enough of it! If you haven’t smelt it yet I suggest you get yourself down to your local department store – it’s like HEAVEN in a bottle!

The almighty MAC Face & Body foundation has been the one product which I always put on my face! If you love light/sheer coverage this is totally for you! Even if I decide to wear another foundation I always like to mix this with it because I LOVE it that much! It’s even better because you get a lot for your money!

I’m a sucker for anything that smells sweet… & I’m a sucker for all things Soap & Glory! I love smelling like sweets coming out the shower :) My favourite has to be their ‘Righteous Butter’. It’s super moisturising & has a gorgeous fluffy texture – this body butter along with their ‘Flake Away’ scrub has made my skin INCREDIBLY soft.

Okay, I know there’s 3 different products in here. But I’ve converted a lot of my eye products to drug store brands. I used to spend lots of money on expensive mascaras & eye liners but have found some real GEMS this year! These include Falsies by Maybelline, SuperSHOCK Mascara by Avon & SuperSHOCK Gel Eyeliner by Avon!

ADDICTED. Yep, I’m addicted to Carmex. Sometimes I think why I haven’t used this for longer? It’s ALWAYS in my handbag now without a doubt. I hope they bring out new flavours too!

You must have heard me rave about OCC’s Lip Tars a couple of times on my blog but these little tubes of exciting colours has made me fall in love with them. I only have 4 right now but am definitely going to add to my collection. From their colour to their lasting power is pretty AMAZING. My favourite has to me ANIME, hands down!

I have been re-introduced to ‘Dazzle Dust’ by Barry M! These little pots of pigment are pretty darn good! The last time I used one of these was about 5 or 6 years ago but can’t remember why I wasn’t amazed by them. Their colour range is GORGEOUS & to be honest pigments like these tend to last AGES so I think I’ll stop getting MAC pigments next year & stick to Barry!

I thought I’d also mention 5 products which have FAILED me this year…

High end mascaras. After using drug store ones, my MAC mascara’s don’t really get touched! I’m definitely trying more out in the next year as I’ve nearly finished the ones I currently have!

A lot of people raved about this product but I really didn’t see the big deal in it?! I’ll have a review coming up soon but for me it was a big waste of time & money!

My hair naturally is pretty wavy/curly. I thought I’d get this product because the packaging caught my eye. However it really did nothing to my hair! It didn’t even define my curls which was a shame :(

I think the whole Samy range has disappointed me. Well not whole but the 2 products I got a hold of. This again didn’t make my hair look any thicker either? Samy in general was not on my good list!

This was my very first Chanel buy. I never knew brands did waterproof eye liners?! But as soon as I did I thought I’d opt for Chanel… However after using Avon’s SuperSHOCK gel liner this hasn’t even been looked at! I actually forgot that I had it! I’ve only used it once as well… It was a big waste of money too!

So this was my (fairly rushed) 2010 in a blog shell :) I hope 2011 brings you all nothing but happiness! But for now… I’ll see you all next year!


  • sabina

    hi babe,
    great products! i also love one million.its soo gorgeous!!!!!
    hope you a excellent news years xxxx

    • Kaushal

      Thanks my lovely! I haven’t heard anyone say they don’t like one million – it’s just too good! :D

  • http://luckiebeautyblog.blogspot.com/ Claudia

    So many products yay! I heard a lot about the OCC’s Lip Tars, do they stay for a long time? Drying formula or Moisturizing formula? I’m really curious! They have so many colors.

    Love the Lilac nailpolish from OPI *_*

  • Sriya

    HAPPY NEW YEAR.. Again! :P

    Lovely favourites :) xx

    • Kaushal

      Thanks doll :D x

  • DalaLuz

    Nice line-up! Thanks for giving us the not-so-goods too. Wishing you a new year full of beauty, love, happiness & to us many lovely post to read :-)

    • Kaushal

      Hehe I thought I’d quickly bang that in there :) Thanks so much!! You’re too nice xx

  • http://www.xthetiarafitsx.blogspot.com Lauren

    I really want to try those OCC lip tars! Great post and great little blog, glad I found it :) x

    • Kaushal

      Thanks a bunch Lauren! :) I’ve actually got a review of ‘Anime’ right HERE!

  • http://gabysbeautyblog.blogspot.com Gaby

    I LOVE The Falsies!!

    • Kaushal

      Me too! Really want to try some more drug store ones now :D x

  • http://www.trulymadlybeauty.blogspot.com Aysh

    Fab post darl! Love looking at everyone’s fav’s :) Oh my gosh I loooove Garniers roll on concealer, it really brightens the eye area amazingly & your right it lasts bloody ages! I so need to try out this Avon eyeliner…have heard so much about it? Am glad I did because I was gonna get the UD 24/7 one which is like triple the price?!? Hope you have a great New Years hun!

    Aysh xoxo


    • Kaushal

      Thanks Aysh :) Mine doesn’t seem to wanna end (I’m not complaining though hehe)

      This Avon eyeliner is seriously too good! I wouldn’t waste my money on the UD one as you can get way more SuperSHOCK’s for the price of that (as back up) LOL x

  • http://makeup-and-macaroons.blogspot.com/ Lilit

    Great post! I think I have the majority of items listed here. I only recently discovered Nicole by OPI and definitely impressed! As for the naked palette, no further wods needed as to why it’s the best pallete EVER.


    • Kaushal

      Thank you Lilit :D I had high hopes for Nicole by OPI & it deffo exceeded them! Can’t wait to get some more colours… & I’m totally with you about the Naked Palette! I’m so glad I got it :D x

  • http://mamalovesmakeup.blogspot.com Elyse

    Awesome post! What is the liptar to the far right?? It
    looks like a nice nude pink, is it? Have you swatched it before??
    It’s so hard to tell from their website what the colors actually
    look like.

    • Kaushal

      Thanks Elyse :D I’ll be swatching it very soon doll :) I’ve got three left to swatch :) Can’t wait to show you! It’s called ‘Hush’ by the way – gorgeous colour! x

  • http://getgawjus.blogspot.com Shifa

    You’re tempting me to try Lady Million now! I will defo
    give it a sniff if I spot it somewhere :) Totally agree, drugstore
    mascaras are THE best! and about hair volume products, there’s only
    a few that work isn’t it? I love my Osis Dust It and Lee Staffords
    Super Spray.

    • Kaushal

      Let me know once you’ve had a sniff :) Can’t wait to try some more drug store ones in 2011! Yep, hair products have been a major let down this year – but will have to check them out :) x

  • Lauren Jackson

    Kaushal! Happy New Year! I love your blog I always have a
    little read every week or so! I have been looking for that Urban
    Decay Naked Eye Palette EVERYWHERE! The only place you can get it
    now is on ebay for about £40-50! If you see it anywhere let me know
    I’m desperate! Have a great year my lovely! xxxx

    • Kaushal

      Thanks Lauren :D yay – I’m so glad you still check & haven’t forgot about me! LOL I’ll be on the hunt for them & will let you know as soon as I find one ;) Hope you have a excellent new year! xx

  • http://www.ashinebunny.blogspot.com Ashinebunny

    Great products!!

    • Kaushal

      Thank you :D

  • http://saadiyaahmed.blogspot.com Saadiya

    Hi Kaushal!
    Im new to blogger and i love your page! it draws a lot of positive energy. Please check out my blog and if you like it, please follow! Thanks! Have a wonderful day!

    • Kaushal

      Hi Saadiya! Thank you so much! Of course I’ll check yours out :) x

  • http://katiegene.blogspot.com Kate Gene

    My all time favorite polish is a Nicole by OPI polish! “Black Cat-cha Later” goes with everything!


    • Kaushal

      Ah, I must check this out! Thanks for the heads up Kate :D x

  • Sukee Basra

    Ahh love this post! I’ll defininetly be trying out the liptar, and I totally agree with you about the backcomb in a bottle, I’ve used it once and never again. :) x

    • Kaushal

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that doesn’t like it! Hehe :) Oh my gosh! You need to try them, they’re amazing! All my friends love them too :) x

  • http://www.imz-itsalondonthing.blogspot.com Imo

    Ive never heard of the brand nicole before, where can i get this in the UK

    • Kaushal

      It’s amazing! You can get it from Boots.com – I’m hoping they sort it out so we can buy it from their stores rather than just online :) x