Best in Beauty | 2012

I may be a little late with this post (soreee...x) but I didn't want to upload bad images and my camera was lost - now it is found! (obvz.x). So I have categorised everything into, well, categories (hmph... that didn't go as planned). So, here they are...


Dry Shampoo - this year I discovered and fell in love with dry shampoo. As someone with naturally greasy hair, even just after washing, I really appreciated this miracle and love Batiste (which my Dad also loves) and Superdrug Own Brand.

VO5 Strong Hold Hairspray - A virtually no-residue, long-lasting, weather-resistant hairspray that I love and will continue to repurchase.

Timotei Shimmer Shine Shampoo - I have a really sensitive scalp and this ph balance shampoo does not irritate it - I'm so sad it's discontinued!

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Hair Mask - This has made my hair so soft, detangled and shiny - I just love it and is well worth a try!

Skincare and Bodycare

 Dove goFresh Green Tea and Cucumber Deodorant - A great deodorant, an even better smell!

St Ives Apricot Blemish Fighting Scrub - Leaves my skin supersmooth and fights and prevents blemishes and acne.

Superdrug Tea Tree Facial Wash - An easy wash for mornings - I may have found something better but I used this for most of the year whilst loving it.

Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser - Originally I did not like this but my skin was gradually becoming less blemish-prone and acne-fied - I know it was this and I will repurchase when it runs out.

Primark Beauty Deep Cleansing Wipes - These do not irritate the eye area when removing makeup, work so well and smell delicious.

Blistex Moisture Max - After a really bad cold my lips were left soooo chapped and this was the only thing that would work! 

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter - I used this for most of the year and love the smell (however, though I have only been using it recently, The Righteous Butter by Soap and Glory is better).

Harajuku Lovers 'G' Fragrances - I love all of these and am so sad of the discontinuation of the line.

Morgan de Tol 'Sweet Paradise' - A great sweet, fresh summer scent and a staple.

Face Make-Up

e.l.f Tone Correcting Powder in Cool - As you can see, I've used this so much. I creates a really even complexion with just this! I also use the yellow for my undereye area to brighten.

e.l.f Clarifying Pressed Powder in Ivory - I've loved this more than the Tone Correcting as it provided coverage - great for school!

Witch Anti-Blemish BB Beauty Balm ( -  I have loved this all year, especially for summer, as it was sheer coverage but treated my acne instead of masking it.

NYC Smooth Skin All Day Long Foundation in 737 Classic Ivory - I wore this on days I needed more coverage and lasted all day long. A great bargain at £3.99!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair - I love this for hard-to-conceal things as it works so well and is so full-coverage!

2true 3-in-1 Concealer in 1 Light - For everyday and medium coverage this is my favourite concealer - it conceals so well for £1.99 and is by far my favourite overall.

e.l.f Tone Correcting Concealer in Rosy Beige - For summer, I used this and it lasted long and looked perfect on better skin.

e.l.f Studio Blushes in Blushing Rose and Peachy Keen - Great, pigmented, glowy blushes that I've used soooo much and loooove (notice tons of ooos x) 

Lip Make-Up

MUA Lipstick in Shade 2 - A great wintery, vampy, dark lip for night or day in a creamy formula!

No7 High Shine Lipgloss in Smile - A 'my lips but better' colour for everyday.

17 Ultimate Volume Lipgloss in In the Nude - A gorgeously opaque bronze gloss that looked amazing with a light tan.

Bobbipin Lipgloss tin (colour unknown) - This is a longlasting dark plum for everyone and looks so pretty. I wore this at least one day a week.

Eye Make-Up

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette - The neutrals in this worked for two days a week and looked great everytime!

MUA Trio Eyeshadow in Pink Sorbet - Such pretty pinks to be worn together or on their own for a gorgeous light eye paired with a bright lip.

MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner in Jet Black - Used this everyday in my tightline (upper lash line) for fuller, thicker looking lashes. It did not tug and was super creamy.

No7 Stay Perfect Eyeliner in 10 Brown - This was great as a lashliner or for my pale blonde brows.

MUA Single Eyeshadow in Shade 17 Matte - Again, a great brow product as well as concealer setting powder. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold ( Loved this under the MUA trio as it was such a nice glittery base.

Clear Mascara - I've really gotten into brows this year so this has become an essential.

NYC Showtime Mascara - Such a great, cheap, volumising mascara that always fails to disappoint.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance - Love this primer and use it all the time, alternating with the...

e.l.f Eyelid Primer in Sheer - Love this and is just as good as Shadow Insurance. 


Avon Nail Colour in Wicked - A gorgeous black/red that makes my nails really stand out.

Momiji dolls - I have Smiling and Gigi and looove them on my little shelf.

Company Magazine - The fashion in this mag is me down to the 'T' - I love it so much (even though the've bumped up the price about six times this year x) 

Lawson Cahpman Square - My absolute fave boyband of 2012 - I say of 2012 because now I am obsessing over Of Monsters and Men x

My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher - This book made me cry sooo much and you cannot live without reading it!

Malteasers Hot Chocolate - A total step above normal hot chocolate and with marshmakllow fluff cannot be beaten!

and finally...

my baby... My IKEA Gosig Golden dog Muchamore who I looove so much and he sleeps on my bed next to me.

I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and wish you all a great 2013!

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