7 Jan 2013

12 of 2012.

The Ultimate Favourites Post.

I wasn't sure I was going to do one of these posts, we're a week into 2013 now, they're everywhere you look if you read lots of blogs and I hadn't really given any thought to what my favourites might be. (Also, quite sorry the photo's are a tad terrible, I seem to have forgotten how to use my camera today).

But ah, I've done it now, so lets get on with it! If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you'll probably recognise a lot of these, they're obviously my faves and I've blogged about most of them! with the rest to follow eventually ;)

1. The Clarisonic Classic has been in my possession since october, not exactly all year but it's easily stood out as a favourite, I'm sure you can imagine why! 
2. The REN combination range - I've used this whole range since summer and can safely say it's amazing, I love it. I've just ran out of the cleanser and my skin has gone insane without it, repurchase needed ASAP! The moisturiser is also my go-to day time essential, I don't feel normal unless it's been slathered on my face.
3. Emma Hardie's Amazing Face Moringa balm is life changing, I swear. I've had my pot for over 4 months and I might cry when it runs out and I'm forced to repurchase, though I might as well get used to it as I'll be doing so for a long time! 
4. Origins Night-a-mins - my night cream of choice for 7-8 months now, surely that means it's a favourite? You can read my original review here, I think my love has only grown stronger with time.

5. No7 Essentially Natural in calico- love at first match!  This is a light coverage foundation, similar to a BB cream really, it's moisturising and good for dry skin days. I hate feeling caked in make-up but still want to cover up and this is perfect.
6. Real Techniques brushes - I think most people know about these by now, what's not to love, they're excellent make-up brushes.
7. Collection concealers are so so good for the price, I love the illuminating one for under my eyes and the lasting perfection for anywhere else that needs to be covered up.
8. Black eyeliner is a staple for me, I find wthout it my eyes look almost naked and strange, especially with my glasses on, I've loved Barry M for long lasting blackness and inika for a super soft gentle eyeliner this year.
9. My Stila highlighter is a recent but very much adored puchase, I use it most days for a bit of a glow anywhere needed, the two colours in the compact are so handy. This product is the reason I fell in love with Stila make-up in general!

10. Naked detox shampoo - I used up an easy 5 or 6 bottles of this, it's brilliant for the price, gentle but effective. Even though I'm ready to try something new this year I know I can always fall back to Naked haircare, it's a good 'un!
11. Topshop nail polishes are my weakness, with their little polka dot tops, pretty and often sparkly contents, it been hard to resist them this year and I have a mini collection growing steadily. 
12. The Tangle Teezer is now a necessity in my life, for the sake of my poor hair anyway, without it my hair is a perpetual nest of knots and pain. You can really tell the difference when using this, I suggest you buy one, or twelve ;)

Do we have any similar 2012 favourites?


  1. Lovely post hun! I really want to try the Emma Hardie cleanser, it sounds incredible! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  2. I recently got some RT brushes and a tangle teezer and they CHANGED my life. Can't go wrong with these x

  3. I couldn't live without my tangle teaser :)

  4. Great post. Everyone loves Collection concealers and Real Tecniques brushes! I think we all discovered some fab products during 2012! What lovely things will 2013 bring us?!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

  5. Annabel, I've got a blog now,
    Love yours! :)
    Anna xxx


  6. I've heard a lot about the tangle teasers and I need to try it out! Great post!

    xx Christal xx

  7. I love the Topshop polishes:) Lovely blog, now following:)



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