Monday, 31 December 2012

The Beauty Stars of 2012!

Happy New Years Eve guys! This year has been a great year in terms of blogging, I've learnt so much and met so many amazing people. Thank you to each and every one of you who has visited, commented and even followed my blog - It means the world to me that so many of you have joined me on this journey.

Since It's the last day of the year I felt it appropriate to look back on a year of beauty products. I wish I would have something clever with this post like '12 for 2012' and so on, but I literally made a grab for everything I've raved about over the past year and continue to love now. There isnt really any facial skincare/hair because my routines have changed so much although if I could pick one thing from those categories it would be without a doubt Superdrugs own hot cloth cleanser.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (£7.99/30ml)
Although I haven't used this since the winter hit, I have loved the amazing glow this has given me over the summer months and will continue to use it when my skin is clearer - My skin is seriously suffering from the colder months, but as soon as they're over I'll be whipping this stuff out. Its hard to believe it costs the same as an lip butter!

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder (£7.19/9g)
You can probably tell by the broken lid and fact that I've hit plan that I use this quite a lot. I've never really bothered with powders until I tried this and just find that it sets my make up without adding any more colour and is perfect for everyday use.

Look Beauty Make Me Blush in Flush (£8.00/8.6g)
Before this year I was so scared of the thought of blushers, Now I own a little collection with this shade being my favourite. It's just such a lovely subtle shade and I love the packaging!

Benefit Sunbeam (£18.50/13ml)
I didn't expect to love this half as much as I do, It just gives the prettiest natural highlight! I really want to pick up MeMeMe's version to see how it compares.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19)
I recently went through a stage of not owning this - and let me tell you NOTHING compares! I don't think I'll be going without anytime soon and will continue to buy.

Witch Anti Blemish Skin Clearing Primer (£6.99/30ml)
Although recently I've been putting other primers to the test, for the best part of 2012 this is all I used - making my way through quite a few bottles. If you have blemish prone skin its worth a try, after all its sitting here above all the other primers I've tried including Benefit.
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss (£7.99)
 Since discovering more lip products I haven't bothered much with lip glosses, although this one from Revlon is just perfect. Not only does it offer longer lasting colour than most lipglosses , you also don't get that awkward stickiness, so its a winner in my book!

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick (£5.49)
This has to be my favourite lipstick ever! Its just a perfect shade, not quite nude but at the same time not too much. I always get a load of complements when wearing it and continue doing  so in 2013.

Nivea Milk & Honey (£1.99)
 I've tried lip balms that were so much more expensive than this one, but no where as near as good. I honestly think this is one of the best on the highstreet It just leaves my lips feeling so soft!
 I picked this up for £1 earlier in the year and was amazed by the great job it does, I've barely touched my loreal one since as this does such a great job at making my lashes stand out.

MUA Palettes (£4.00)
 Generally the haven and Earth palette is the one I use most, although MUA have some other fantastic offerings. I currently own four of these and love them all. Not only are they cheap as chips they're actually great quality. 

MUA Eye Primer (£2.50)
 This stuff is amazing! You can face it with anything the elements decides to throw at you and your eyeshadow is pretty much granted to stay in place. At just £2.50 I will buy over and over again!

 I'm useless with eyeliner, but these felt liners have allowed me to wear liner without applying and reapplying for hours. This ones so easy to use allows you to get a thin line which can be built upon if you wish.
Daily brush cleaner (£3.75/50ml)
   Let me start by saying I paid less for 250ml of product, so I'm really disappointed with ELF on that one. But that said this does a great job at cleaning and has lasted me forever.

Avon Angled Brush (£6.00)
 I use this to apply my blush and think it does an amazing job, Avon always have an amazing deal on so if you look out you can probably get this half price.

EcoTools Blush Brush (£7.99)
 I use this to apply my powder, Its really soft and applies great.

Soap and Glory Clean on Me (£5.50/500ml)
 I think this smells amazing, and is worth every penny. I love the fact that this comes with a pump too!

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub (£8.00/300ml)
 I think all Soap and Glory body scrubs in general are amazing so had to include on in this post - This is the one I'm currently using which smells great and leaves skin feeling so smooth.

The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter (£13.00/200ml)
 I love all Body Shop Body Butters but feel the Coconut one is just that bit nicer, Its a great thick product with an amazing scent!

So there you have it, my stars of 2012! What products have you been loving this year?


  1. Lovely post! I'm working on my Best of 2012 and the Lasting Perfection concealer is on the list as well.
    Happy New Year! xx

    1. Thank you lovely, I look forward to reading it - Its such a great product. I hope you have a great year xxx

  2. great post! I love clean on me its been my favourite shower gel this year by far! Happy new year hun xx

    1. The smell is just amazing, Have a fab year lovely xx

  3. Love love love soap and glory products they all smell so amazing! Happy new year xx

    1. They do,I love using them!
      You too lovely xx

  4. Lovely post! I've really been resisting grabbing that Revlon lip gloss for months, you just reminded me how beautiful it is! xx

    1. It's such a lovely shade you should honestly try it xx

  5. Great post, I love clean on me it smells amazing x

  6. Great post, and great products. I have never seen the Witch Hazel primer before, dont think its available here in Australia!!!

    And great blog too, im a new follower!!

    I have an international giveaway on my blog, hope you will enter;

  7. I've never actually used BB i feel a bit scared because my skin is quite pale, i can look tired so easily so i tend to stick to my good old foundations, but they're not making much difference to me ATM. Do you recommend them? xx