Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best Of 2011!

I can't believe 2011 is coming to a close. I say this every year but Wow! this one went so fast. Instead of doing a December Favourites, I've decided to do a post on my favourite products from the last twelve months.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
I've only started using this product this year. It has already been included in previous favourites. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish has done wonders for my skin. One bottle lasts me a long time. If you'd like to see a full review you can check it out here.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser
Another Liz Earle product I really like. I'm already on my third bottle, I fly through this stuff. I have quite oily skin so this is perfect for me. It's not heavy like other moisturisers I've tried.

No7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes
I've lost count on how many packs of these wipes I've finished. If I'm in a rush, I take my makeup off with one of these. They are my favourite wipes on the market. No7 4 in 1 wipes are quite expensive at like €9.45 so I usually wait to get No7 vouchers (For €1.95 you can't go wrong).

Nars Blush Bronzer Trio
I love this palette, it was a part of the Nars Summer collection, Portrait of Paradise. This Blush Bronze Trio contains Orgasm (blush), Laguna (bronzer) and Albatross (Highlighter). I like how it's the perfect size for my handbag. This trio was my first and only purchase from Nars so I hope to get something else soon.

Mac Fix +
Again perfect size for my bag. I like how I instantly feel refreshed when I spray this over or under my makeup. I'm tempted to buy a full size bottle and keep refilling this!

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Palette 
I received this in a swap from MakeupLand2011. I wish we could get this brand in Ireland. I love how this product is very compact. I've already hit pan on one of the concealers so I'm going to try to pick one up again.

Smashbox Blush Rush in Everlasting
My favourite blush by far this year. I got this Smashbox Blush Rush in a Limited Edition set ages ago, it;s a gorgeous everyday pinky peach shade. I'm nearly all out of this so hopefully I can buy a replacement.

YSL Faux Cils Mascara
Love this mascara, it's like none I've tried before. Faux Cils mascara leaves my lashes full of volume, they look amazing. Price wise, this is expensive so I'm going to wait and repurchase it the next time I'm in Duty-Free.

MAC Paint Pots
I love MAC paint pots, I'm not going to pick one in particular cause I own a few. I like how they give you a pop of colour across the lid aswell as being a great base for eyeshadows.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
I couldn't list my yearly favourites post without including this fantastic eyeshadow primer. I'm a big fan of the new packaging, no product goes to waste with it. I prefer Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to Too Faced Shadow Insurance. You can see why here! I'm going to purchase one of the other Urban Eyeshadow Primer Potion shades , I'm thinking Sin.

No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Wheatsheaf
I have four No7 Stay Perfect eyeshadow, Wheatsheaf is my favourite. It's a neutral shade that I use everyday all over my lid. Stay Perfect Eyeshadows blend beautifully and for €1.95 with a No7 voucher you can't go wrong in my books.

Sephora Lip Attitude-Star lipstick in Rosy Mad
I got this lipstick in Barcelona in September and I've been using it so much ever since. Rosy Mad is a rose pink shade with glitter. It's a lip colour that everyone may not appreciate but I do. Next time I'm in Sephora, I have to get more of their lipsticks!

Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid
I've had this lip balm for quite a while and I love it. Lemonaid Lip Aid  has been a great help with my chapped lips.The product leaves you with a light shimmer on your lips. I love the lemony taste too.

EOS Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew
Another product I got in a swap with Makeupland2011. EOS lip balms are also very good for those dry lip moments. I like to put this on before I apply my lipstick, they are so moisturising. I was waiting to try this product for ages and I wasn't left disappointed!

MAC Wonderwoman Lustre lipstick in Marquise D'
This was my favourite purchase from this collection. Marquise D' is a pinky nude colour, it's perfect for everyday. I wear this most days but as it's Limited Edition I really don't want to see this lipstick run out. I adore the Wonderwoman packaging aswell, so pretty.

Butter London Nail Polish in Rosie Lee
Yes this nail polish is a part of Butter London's Holiday Glitter Trio and it's only been out a short while. Needless to say I've been wearing it alot this month so that's why it's being featured. This rose pink shade is so beautiful, I love it. You can check out a NOTD using Rosie Lee here.

Opi Mini Polish in Planks a Lot
This is a mini polish from OPI's Pirates of the Caribbean collection. A lovely purple shade, it's very wearable. I've been using Planks a Lot regularly since I purchased this set.

Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub
I'm constantly repurchasing this scrub. Not only does The Breakfast Scrub smell amazing (like maple syrup) but it's also a brilliant scrub. One of my favourite Soap & Glory products by far. If you haven't tried it already I highly recommend you do. You can check out my full review here.

Bliss Super Sized Lemon + Sage Body Butter
Firstly, although a tube of this body butter costs €36, I got it for the bargain price of €18 during the Summer. The citrusy scent of this body butter is so nice and refreshing. I like how it's moisturing  and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy.

Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-in Treatment + Kerastase Ciment Thermique Heat Activated Reconstructor Milk
My hair has been in bad condition lately because I straighten it too much. After I towel dry my hair I apply both of these products to the lengths and ends. The difference is great and I'm really happy with the results. My hair looks much healthier thanks to both if these products.

Tangle Teezer
I couldn't find my Tangle Teezer while I was taking the picture above but it's still one of my favourites. As I have distressed hair which is prone to snapping this hair tool is perfect for me. Tangle Teezer leaves my hair tangle free without me feeling like I'm pulling my hair out. I have the Disco Tangle Teezer which  is purple and full of sparkle.

What made it into your 2011 favourites?



  1. Haha, I just wrote a post like this one for my blog! Really glad I found your blog, especially this post - I want to try some of the things on your list :)

  2. The Butter London nail polish looks so gorgeous!

  3. @Summer Thanks hun glad you liked it!! I'll have to check out your 2011 favourites too!

    @Sandra It's beautiful I've been wearing it so much since I bought it!

  4. love liz earle & soap & glory's products too :) great favourites! xx

  5. You have loads of things I want to try! NARS is amazing, hope you can get your hands on more stuff soon :D
    S xx

    1. I hope to get more stuff soon:) Any products you'd recommend? xx

  6. Great picks!
    I love planks a lot by OPI also. It is so pretty on and I love purples in general.

    1. I know it's a very wearable shade:)Same I love purple nail polishes too:):) xx


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