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10 Jan 2013

My favourite products of 2012

I love reading people’s yearly round-up posts so thought I’d do one with my favourite beauty products in too.
Favourite skincare
I’m hugely in love with Dermalogica at the moment! 

I was suffering with really bad skin recently and decided to change up from my previously beloved Liz Earle. I bought the oily skin kit for £20 which lasted a month and since have started buying full sizes. Yes, they are quite expensive but shop around for bargains because they’re worth it. My favourites are

  • Dermal Clay Cleanser – this cleanser doesn’t strip my skin and helps clear spots
  • Oil Control Moisturiser – I suffer with greasy skin so this is a saviour!
  • Skin prep Scrub – this exfoliator is so good! The particles are tiny and really help remove dead cells leaving skin so soft, but doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin

Favourite foundation, concealer and powder
Foundation – for a second year in a row, Dior Skin Nude is my favourite foundation. I’ve cut back on foundation and try to only wear it for occasions, but when I need something this foundation gives a really natural “nude” look and is so light. It has a lovely light-reflecting finish but isn’t too shiny for a naturally oily girl like myself. It also comes in a great range of colours, particularly for people with pink-toned skin who find most foundations too orange.

Concealer – I am still in love with Boi-ing by Benefit; the only concealer pale enough for me but with amazing coverage. For under eyes I like Bourjois 12 hour sleep effect concealer
Powder – 17 Oil Control pressed powder is brilliant and again not too orange so I can layer it up for a foundation-free day
Favourite mascara
I’m always recommending it, but my best mascara of the year is L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic in black. I’ve repurchased this so many times and am still obsessed with it for creating super-long looking lashes that don’t flake. Check out my review here

Favourite lipstick
my go-to colour of the season is Bourjois Sweet Kiss lipstick in Rouge Glamour. A Beautiful berry colour with matte finish, great staying power and really moisturising.
Favourite haircare
Shampoo and conditioner – TIGI Epic Volume shampoo and conditioner - these smell so fruity, like strawberries. I love them! They are moisturising and don’t weigh down hair too much.

Products - VO5 Plump it Up mousse and blow dry lotions/sprays - I use all three styling products in the range to get huge hair. They’re just as good as the TIGI Superstar range at a percentage of the price.
Hair styling tool – ghd hairdryer! I’ve yet to review this but keep your eyes peeled!

What have been your favourite products?



  1. L'oreal telescopic is my favourite mascara this year as well! It is beautiful and i'm a bit obsessed haha! xx

  2. I need to try dermologica! Where do you purchase yours from? x


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