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31 Dec 2010

Products of the decade!

I've seen a lot of bloggers doing their 2010 favourites and I love reading them - I find it so interesting that everyone has different favourites and I love going out and trying them for myself.

For me, the noughties was a decade of growing up and trying out beauty products. I turned 12 when 2000 came around, so I'm going to round up my favourite discoveries, through my personal trials over the last decade. Let me know if you feel the same!

  • Boots No7 Intelligent Balance Foundation - the only shade light enough for my skin and gives great coverage for those bad skin days
  • Barry M blusher in "rose" - a lovely pink shade without shimmery tones
  • Eylure Naturalites lashes in "volume plus" - really light lashes, easy to apply and look gorgeous.
  • MeMeMe Flawless Concealer - I've raved about this in a review here. A really brilliant concealer
  • Boots No7 lash and brow perfector - this really neatens up my eyebrows and gives a great finish
  • MAC lipstick in Girl About Town - the perfect pink. As worn by Cheryl Cole apparently
  • MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara - I know a lot of people don't like this mascara, but I think it's perfect. I don't like clumpy eyelashes, and this is brilliant for separating, lengthening and volumising. I love it!
  • Sleek Storm Palette - I don't need to say anymore. It's just amazing.
  • Barry M nail varnishes - just amazing. So many colours, such perfect application. I don't know anyone who doesn't love these.

  • Jergens naturals ultra hydrating moisturiser - this is brilliant for post epilating or shaving soreness. It's soothing, great for sensitive skin and very moisturising
  • Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic - a lovely toner. It smells great, refreshes tired skin and is lovely. Read here for my review. I still love it!
  • Palmolive naturals shower gel - I love the "caring" version of this. It's very moisturising and smells fresh and delicious
  • Boots exfoliating gloves - I can't rave about these enough! They leave your skin (and hands) super soft and ready to soak  up moisturiser
  • Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser - so many blogs talk about this cleanser, and that's because it's genuinely amazing. A great product, try it out and you will be converted!
  • Braun Silk-├ępil Xpressive Pro Wet & Dry rechargable epilator - an expensive product but does the job. I have the middle version which doesn't have a shaver attachment, but I'd suggest you get the more expensive model with a shaver and epilator attachment. The epilator claims to get hairs as small as a grain of sand and it does really work. The only thing they don't tell you about epilators is you'll never get as smooth a finish as shaving, but it's fab and the hairs come back softer. Get the exfoliating gloves though!
  • Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser - a lovely smooth moisturiser which delivers what it promises. It hasn't made me break out, which is rare for a moisturiser and I am a total convert
  • St Tropez Bronzing Lotion - the original and best. I love St Tropez for the even, non-orange tan it delivers. It's expensive but worth it for the lack of digestive smell and great performance. Run to Boot's half price sale for a full size pack for £12.50. I buy the set every year in the sale and it gets me through the summer!

Hair Care:
hair care
For me, the end of the decade was all about ditching the GHD's and poker straight, boring hair, and instread embracing BIG hair! Here's what I use to achieve huge, sexy 60s hair
  • Tigi Bed Head "Queen for a Day" thickening spray - this spray is brilliant for thickening up hair and making it easier to back comb, when combined with...
  • Tigi Bed Head Superstar thickening lotion - when used with Queen for a Day, it gives volumous hair which is easily back combed, styled and looks gorgeous
  • Tigi Catwalk Headshot shampoo and conditioner - sadly this product has been discontinued by Tigi and is not being replaced (I emailed Tigi and asked, they said it was "removed due to changes in fashion" but I think moisturised, soft hair is never out of fashion!) so you'll see me buying up the remaining stock!
  • Super huge velcro rollers - use these for Beyonce hair! They don't curl but add volume and root lift when your hair is cooling after drying.
  • Tresemme hair spray - only Tresemme make a hairspray that holds so well! Great for beehives!
  • Batiste dry shampoo - a saviour! I don't need to say anymore
  • Accessorize hair flowers and accessories. More pricey than Claire's but much better quality and prettier
  • Osis Dust It powder - I have never heard of a product like this before but it's amazing. It's a tiny bottle of powder which you can dust directly in and it mattefies and makes hair a bit "dirty" feeling (but not looking) to give it great volume and texture which holds. You have to try it to believe it. It's just genius.
Hope you like my noughties favourites. I love reading what yours are.

Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is wonderful for everyone and thank you for reading my blog. I only started it this year and it means so much that you all like it.



  1. i've heard so many great things about batiste i really really really wanna try it! it's exactly what i would need for my hair that gets so oily and flat at the end of a day! but it's not available in my country and uk online retailers don't ship it either. :(

  2. Love your selection of products. Batiste is amazing and I love Sleek Storm too.
    Hope you have a fab NYE and Happy 2011! x

  3. Great selection, i really love batiste and barry m nail paints. Probably couldn't live without them.
    Hope you have a great NYE and i wish you all the best for 2011.
    Kelly x

  4. Such a great selection! I love the boots exfoliating gloves, so cheap but so good! x

  5. Great post you have some very similar to mine! Interested to see the MEMEME concealer review :)

    Heres my 2010 Best-Loved products-

    Happy New yEar :)

    Sherrie xx

  6. this is such a useful and well thought out post girlie! thanks for taking the time to list and share all your faves with us :) xx

  7. Many new products indeed. I've learnt new information about epilators which is helpful for skincare.


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