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!
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!