Friday, 27 December 2013

My Picks of 2013


I can't believe it's the 27th December and this year is almost over. It literally feels like two minutes ago since I celebrated last New Years and now, I'll soon be celebrating another. I've tried and tested many beauty products over the year and here's what's made it into my top picks for 2013.

9 times out of 10, on a day to day basis I will opt for the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory. This does everything I want it to, the coverage is good, this creates a flawless finish with a hint of radiance and this really does last all day (tried and tested on an 9 hour shift). At around £8 it's a bargain and I'm on my third bottle of this. I've found that I've been able to wear this foundation through all seasons on my dry skin and it really has kept my skin in balance and hasn't interfered with it at all.

My newest and most favourite addition to my collection is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. This really works wonders on my skin, the finishing powder Diffused Light really sets my make up and blurs any imperfections. I use Incandesent Light as a cheekbone highlighter which gives a subtle sheen and then Radiant Light to emphasis the bronze on my cheeks.

For lips, I'll always go back to my trusty peachy nudes and the best one I've tried this year is the Topshop Lipstick in Macaroon. This lippy gives the right amount of nude and peachy hint and it looks great teamed with any make up look. I find that this looks especially nice with a bronze smokey eye I like to wear far too often.

In terms of skincare, I've found nothing has really wowed me. I've searched high and low for a decent night time moisturiser that can hydrate my skin. The Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask really has changed my night time routine and every morning I wake up with plump, hydrated and nourished skin. If you're suffering from dehydrated skin, I definitely recommend this to anyone.

Body care is not my forte. I neglected my body care routine and I'm always left with dehydrated, rough skin. When I do eventually motivate myself to look after my skin, I exfoliate like crazy with the Caudalie Divine Scrub and I am left with beautifully smelling, soft skin. This really does live up to its name because it certainly is divine. The smell is a favourite of mine and knowing the have a candle in the scent, it's gone straight to the top of my wishlist.

What are your favourites for 2013?
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  1. What a lovely list, that hourglass palette does sound amazing x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. I can't believe how much I've used it in such a short space of time - I highly recommend to anyone! xx

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  2. I really liked the UD basics and apocalips and baby lips :D

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. I've never tried any of them but I've heard the Baby Lips are lovely!
      xx

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  3. I've only had a sample of the Drink Up mask and it was absolutely amazing, know I have to buy the full size!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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    1. I use this every night as a moisturiser and my skin feels amazing the next morning.
      xx

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  4. The topshop lipstick looks gorgeous and I really like the name. I have a similar colour from virgin makeup which is about five years old and I never use anymore but it's just too pretty xx

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    1. Maybe get it out of your stash then, it's a great all round shade!
      xx

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  5. Still can't get over how gorgeous the Hourglass palette is haha! I had the mask in my favourites too, just such a great product. xxxx

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  6. I love the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. It makes my skin look very healthy.
    I wish I could afford the hourglass palette, its gorgeous
    hourglass palette

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    1. It's such a great high street foundation and I'm so glad I discovered it! Perfect for those on a budget too!
      xx

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  7. My list definite includes Origins mask too.

    Kah-Feh Yen

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