2 January 2013

Favourite Beauty Products Of 2012

Last year definitely had it's ups and downs, so I'm really looking forward to what 2013 will bring. I know it's a bit cliche but I wanted to thank you all for your support over the last year, it's so appreciated you will never know.

Anywho like every other beauty blogger, I've been through my extensive product stash and have pulled out a few of my stand out products for 2012. I tried a fair few last year and I'm sure most of them will come as no surprise, so lets get started.

Favourite Beauty Products Of 2012
Bioderma Crealine H2
I'm sure this little beauty will be in most beauty bloggers 2012 favourites, but I had to include it. This is pretty much the only thing I've used to remove my make up ever since it came into my life in April. I can say without a doubt this will be carrying through to 2013, I can't live without it, sad but true.

Origins Super Spot Remover:
Strangely enough I've not actually mentioned this product before on my blog, but I've loved it ever since I picked it up. I've not had it as long as some of my other products but I had to include it. Whenever a spot rear's it's ugly head (sorry, bad joke lol) I apply this and it significantly reduces redness and helps send it on it's way.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover (Review)
Again no surprises here. This product has definitely made removing nail polish easier and less time consuming. I think my little bottle my be on it's way out, as it's stuffed full of glitter, but I will 100% be repurchasing another one.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir
This has been my go-to toner ever since my curiosity got the better of me and I picked one up. I think this product is a love or hate kind of thing. I think if you have really high expectations of it completely changing your skin you will probably be disappointed, but if you are just after a nice skin refresher/toner, this might be for you.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum:
I got this sample for Christmas in 2011 and I can definitely see myself buying the full size in 2013. It really helps skin discoloration and spot scarring by working overnight. It's quite expensive but in my opinion very much worth it.

Favourite Beauty Products Of 2012
      OPI Living Daylights Nail Polish (NOTD)
This is one of my stand out polishes this year, OPI very rarely disappoint me. They are pricey but if you shop around you can find them cheaper most of the time. Can't wait to see what collection's they have to offer in 2013.

Revlon Lip Butters (Swatches)
Now I didn't technically discover these in 2012 but I did just about double my collection lol.

Stila In The Light Palette:
This has been my go-to eyeshadow palette for the later half of the year, though I wish I'd picked it up sooner. It's such a beautiful selection of colours and it contains my favourite Stila colour kitten.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy:
This is my most used blush of the year since I picked it up in June, it's a beautiful colour that works well in every season. I will definitely be picking up a few more of these in April when I go back to the USA.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Oyster Glow:
This champagne coloured eyeliner had been a regular fixture on my waterline ever since I bought it. It really brightens up my eyes, makes them look a lot less red and more awake, even when I'm half asleep lol.

   Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic:
This is a gorgeous limited edition highlighter that I picked up while I was in Florida and I'm still obsessed with it. It's pretty much the only highlighter I've used and I definitely recommend it.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation:
Sticking with Laura Mercier, this has been my go-to foundation this year after rediscovering my love for it. This bottle/tube has lasted me ages and I still have over half left. It's definitely worth the bucks.
Favourite Beauty Products Of 2012
Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo (Reveiw)
I'm so glad I found this shampoo in 2012, manly thanks to Anna, but it gets my hair so clean. Goodbye product buildup, I'm looking forward to trying more Bumble & Bumble products in 2013 that's for sure.

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Perfume:
This has been my stand out scent this year. At first I wasn't so sure, but as I'm a huge T-Swift fan I bought it anyway and I'm so glad I did because now I wear it most days. It's so fruity and girly, it's exactly how I would imagine her to smell. So I definitely recommend trying it again if your not sure, it worked out for me.

Philosophy Cinnamon Buns 3 in 1 Shower Gel:
This has been my go-to shower gel for the whole of the Autumn/Winter season and as you can see I still have tons left. It might have to be put away as we move into Spring, but for now I love using this baby.

There we have it, just a few of my favourite products that I discovered and loved last year. I'm looking forward to finding lots on new products in 2013.

Let me know what your favourite products of 2012 are?

      XOXO Claire


  1. Great selection. I'm after some tarte blushers and going to ask my friend to send me some !

    1. Thank you, oooh they are amazing, I'm definitely going to pick up some more in April :-)

  2. Great faves :) I am off to Las Vegas at the end of this year. I will be making a trip to sephora and buying a few beauty bits especially some tarte blushes :) do you have any recommendations? Already started on my what to buy list lol
    Love your blog :)

    1. Oooh you lucky lady, lets see... definitely go to Ulta, they have Butter London polishes, Essie & OPI. Make up forever smoky lash mascara, The Tarte lipsticks,I could go on forever lol :-) Have a nice time.

  3. So many amazing products! I love the Beauty Elixir and Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift! I still have yet to try the Bioderma Cleanser but I always hear amazing things about it!

    Happy New Year!

    1. Oooh you much try it, it's amazing :-)

  4. I love the super spot remover too- never found anything else that works half as well!x


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