Tuesday, 1 January 2013

2012 Favourites




Happy New Year! 2012 has finally ended, and we begin 2013! What a perfect post to begin with, my 2012 favourites! I was tagged by the gorgeous Kat to share my favourites with you, so make sure you check out her blog and find out what her favourites were! (You can visit Kat's blog and read her post here)


I had a really tough time trying to figure out which were my favourites, without photographing and writing up a list of practically every beauty product I own!

Lip Products

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight

Nude Delight has featured in many of my every day looks as it is so versatile and works with practically any look you want. This lipstick achieves the perfect nude without making you look like you're simply wearing foundation on your lips. You can read my full review here.

Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

It was inevitable that a lip butter would make it's way into my favourites, as the whole idea of these lip beauties is just amazing and easy. Tutti Frutti is my go to "special look" when I want to be noticed!



Makeup Base Products

Rimmel London
 Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory

The Wake Me Up foundation was just released this year, and was the perfect sounding foundation for me - a night shift worker! Anything that will give me an anti-fatigue effect is bound to make it on my favourites. This is my go-to daily foundation. You can read my review here.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent

This has been my favourite pressed powder forever, so it will constantly feature in my favourites list. This has major shine control and is fantastic for touch-ups during the day, as it always makes my make-up look fresh!


Eye Products

Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Eyeliner

The Supercat liner has become a very fast favourite ever since I received this from the lovely Amy (read her blog here) from our international blog swap! (see my post here). The Supercat liner doesn't smudge or fade, and stays strong and dark all day long!

Australis Multi Mega Lash Mascara

This has been the mascara I've been using almost all year. I have never had clumps using it, and it always makes my eyelashes look amazing. I'm on my second tube already, despite having a lot of other mascaras to test out! You can read my review here.



MUA Undressed Palette

I also received this from Amy in our swap, much to my delight! The Undressed palette is on almost every British beauty blog I've read, and I have read no bad reviews! I've been using this non-stop since receiving it, as it's perfect for day to night, and so versatile!



Cheek Products

The Balm Cabana Boy

I chose Cabana Boy because it is darker pink in colour and looks beautiful on paler skin, as well as darker skin. It's a great colour to use as eyeshadow as well, and is definitely my most used blush. You can see more here.

Too Faced Pink Leopard Brightening Bronzer

As I'm so pale, I'm not a huge fan of bronzer. I use this for contouring most of the time, as it has excellent colour pay-off and looks excellent when used in all the right places! You can read my review here.


Nail Product

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Hardener

I've been searching for a hardener for a long time, as my nails are fairly brittle and seem to break easily. I've been using the Diamond Strength for a few months and have to say that the change in my nails is amazing! It's definitely made my nails harder and they break a lot less often, which is fantastic!



Beauty Tools

Sigma Beauty Make Me Blush Essentials Kit

I didn't photograph the entire set of brushes, as that would have been too difficult! I just photographed my two favourites from the set, the gorgeous Angled Contour and the Large Powder. This set is absolutely stunning, and the quality is amazing. I now have two sets from Sigma, but would be more than happy to own more! You can read my review here.
You can buy this set here.



Skincare

Bior
é Triple Action Toner

I've been using this non-stop for a few months now, and the results are just amazing. My skin has never been smoother or less oily, and it's all thanks to this toner! You can read my full review here.

Fixaderm Skin Repair

Fixaderm is my absolute go to for any skin problem I have whatsoever! Pimples, cuts, rashes, itchy spots, you name it, Fixaderm can fix it! Even my boyfriend uses this now as he's discovered how well it works! You can read my review here.


Perfume

Vera Wang Princess

My boyfriend gifted me Princess for my birthday in February, so I've been using this lovely perfume all year long. This has been on my wishlist for many years, so he knew exactly what to buy for me! Vera Wang Princess is a subtle scent but beautiful, perfect for absolutely any occasion.




Hair Products

Lush Big

I have extremely long hair. Unfortunately, I also have very greasy and oily hair, something I have been struggling with for years. After many expensive trips to the hair dresser, only to have them all convince me to spend money on designer shampoos which seemed to do nothing, I decided to try something different. I went into Lush and purchased Big - not for oiliness but simply to get some volume into my flat, oily hair. When I realised this baby was made up mostly from sea salt, I figured this would also help with the oiliness. I've been using this for months, and will NEVER go back. I used it in between a normal shampoo and conditioner, but the results have literally changed my life. My hair has never looked better, and I have so much more confidence within myself. Prepare to read a very detailed review of this sometime in the future, which will more likely read as a thank-you letter to Lush!

KMS California
Free Shape spray

Earlier in 2012 when Glossybox was still a beauty box here in Australia, I received a sample size of the Free Shape. Not thinking much of it at the time, I tried it out on my bangs before blow drying to see what would happen. Needless to say I fell in love. My bangs stay sturdy and in place for a lot longer than usual. You can read my review here.

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So there we have it, my favourites of 2012. It was an extremely difficult process trying to pick out which products were worthy to be included in this post, and which were just fazes that I would probably be bored of by the end of January!

I hope you liked them, anyway! A big thank you to Kat for tagging me and giving me a gentle push to post something awesome like this! Make sure you check out her blog here!

I tag absolutely anyone and everyone, and if you do the tag, please let me know in the comments! Leave me your link and I'll be happy to have a read!

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39 comments

  1. Lovely favourites Jasmine!
    That Biore toner sounds promising, I may have to try it!
    I now have several tabs open to read the reviews of the products you mentioned! :)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Haha thanks Sheri! The older reviews aren't very good, I'm considering re-doing them all!
      Happy New Year to you too :) xx

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  2. Cool post! I totally know what you mean about struggling to narrow down your favourites. With my monthly favourites it is often a struggle not to include every product I own!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Candice!
      I couldn't even imagine trying to do a monthly favourites, I'd either have the same ones every time or I'd be posting everything hehe! Don't know how you manage :P
      xx

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  3. I've tried Sally Hansen and Lush products and I'm absolutely in love with them too! Great list!:D
    I've got a giveaway to celebrate Christmas and the New Year and its open WORLDWIDE!^^ Do check it out if you can!:)

    Belle Epoque
    http://the-bellepoque.blogspot.sg/2012/12/giveaway-1.html

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    1. Thanks lovely!
      I'll be sure to check it out :)
      xx

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  4. I was um-ing and ah-ing at the Lush store over Big but I decided not to get it.. I really want it now :) I'm also going to try find fixaderm :)

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    1. Yay! Good to hear! Hopefully you love both products as much as I do :)
      I was a bit eh about Big too since I knew that because my hair was oily, I'd never get us much volume as I really wanted, but tried it anyway and so happy I did! :)
      xx

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  5. I just got cabana boy as a gift for my friends birthday next week yay! Great picks hun :)
    x

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  6. Great post. I want to try that Big shampoo now because I struggle with having greasy hair too. :( That Rimmel powder is also on my list, sounds great! xx

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    1. Ohh definitely give it a go, it really dries out your hair (in a good way for people with greasy hair!), if you do give it a go, let me know what you think!
      xx

      Delete
  7. Almost everybody includes Stay Matte Rimmel Pressed Powder :D
    I've heard a lot about Lush Big and other products, never came across it here :(
    Anyways, nice picks :)

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    1. It's definitely a favourite! I think Rimmel really hit gold with that one!
      That's a real shame! It's such a great product, hopefully they release it!
      xx

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  8. A fantastic list of favourites! I included Tutti Frutti in my favourites as well and I just picked up Nude Delight yesterday. What a fantastic nude! They usually don't work for me, but wow!

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    1. Oh yay! Nude Delight is somehow different, I can't explain it! It's just a good nude haha! Glad you like it!
      xx

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  9. Great favourites, lovely! I absolutely love Cabana Boy and Vera Wang's Princess. It's pretty much my all time favourite perfume :D Happy new year! x

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    1. Oh yay! Princess is just so beautiful and easy to wear!
      Happy new year! :D
      xx

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  10. loved the post its always good to know other's fave products ., I am keen on trying Australis Multi Mega lash .. I tried their Mega lash, which I liked too ..
    Your post has made me really want Lush Big Shampoo as I have oily hair too ..Could I ask which shampoo do u use on a regular basis ? i am using Lush's solid shampoo for oily hair ..

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    1. Thanks lovely! The Multi Mega Lash is definitely one of my favourites, it's just a good all-rounder!
      Definitely give Big a go, I hope you'll love it as much as I do! I don't really use any shampoo on a regular basis as I'm constantly changing, but at the moment I'm using John Frieda Volume, and I'm having really positive results :)
      If I do find the perfect shampoo, I'll let you know! How is Lush's sold shampoo going?
      xx

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    2. its good for keeping oil under control definitely .. but my hair is not as soft after using it :( , still using it ..lets see will review may be sometime soon ..

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  11. I love the lip butters too. Everyone seems to love the Rimmel pressed powder, I'm yet to try it!

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    1. Oh you have to give it a go! Although we've all probably hyped it up so much you won't think much of it haha! :P
      xx

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  12. Great post, a few of these were in my favourites as well. The Rimmel wake me up foundation is fantastic x

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    1. Thanks hun, glad to see my favourites are liked by a lot of other people too hehe!
      The Wake Me Up was such a great idea from Rimmel! xx

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  13. Lovely everything!
    Happy New Year sugar!!! Whooo hoo.. Here's to many more happiness and awesomeness in our lives!

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    1. Thanks hun!
      Happy New Year!! Hope you have a great 2013 lovely :)
      xx

      Delete
  14. Thanks so much for doing the tag! I have some of the products that you mentioned and I also love them! I thought I was the only person who uses that toner! Happy new year!

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    1. My pleasure, it's a great idea putting it into a tag! :D
      Haha that toner is awesome, it's definitely underrated!
      Happy New Year Kat :)
      xx

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  15. I love the biore toner too :D ALmost out on mine :)
    And :O I definitely need to try that nail strengther, my nails always chip and are so thin lol.
    Happy New Year ! :D

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    1. Oh yay, another lover of the toner!
      Give the nail strengthener a go, hopefully it helps :)
      Happy New Year to you too! xx

      Delete
  16. You've made me want to try Big again! Before it did bugger all for me. Lovely favourites, so many I want to try, especially the cabana blush.
    Lucy x

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    1. Oh really? That's too bad! The Cabana Boy is gorgeous!
      xx

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  17. Such a great range of products some I haven't really read about of. I'm intrigued by the Soap & Glory Eyeliner.. & Vera Wang Princess is amazing :):)

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    1. The eyeliner is amazing! I love it to bits! :)
      And the Vera Wing Princess is so lovely, I'm so pleased that my boyfriend gave it to me haha!
      xx

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  18. I loved reading through your favourites! I just recently purchased Rimmel's Wake me up foundation and definitely happy about it. I haven't tried any of Australis' mascaras before but glad to hear that they are good! The MUA Undressed palette looks gorgeous too, super jealous :(

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    1. Thanks! :)
      That's great that you like it! It's a lovely foundation! Definitely try out Australis' mascaras, they're pretty good :D

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

2012 Favourites




Happy New Year! 2012 has finally ended, and we begin 2013! What a perfect post to begin with, my 2012 favourites! I was tagged by the gorgeous Kat to share my favourites with you, so make sure you check out her blog and find out what her favourites were! (You can visit Kat's blog and read her post here)


I had a really tough time trying to figure out which were my favourites, without photographing and writing up a list of practically every beauty product I own!

Lip Products

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight

Nude Delight has featured in many of my every day looks as it is so versatile and works with practically any look you want. This lipstick achieves the perfect nude without making you look like you're simply wearing foundation on your lips. You can read my full review here.

Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

It was inevitable that a lip butter would make it's way into my favourites, as the whole idea of these lip beauties is just amazing and easy. Tutti Frutti is my go to "special look" when I want to be noticed!



Makeup Base Products

Rimmel London
 Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory

The Wake Me Up foundation was just released this year, and was the perfect sounding foundation for me - a night shift worker! Anything that will give me an anti-fatigue effect is bound to make it on my favourites. This is my go-to daily foundation. You can read my review here.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent

This has been my favourite pressed powder forever, so it will constantly feature in my favourites list. This has major shine control and is fantastic for touch-ups during the day, as it always makes my make-up look fresh!


Eye Products

Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Eyeliner

The Supercat liner has become a very fast favourite ever since I received this from the lovely Amy (read her blog here) from our international blog swap! (see my post here). The Supercat liner doesn't smudge or fade, and stays strong and dark all day long!

Australis Multi Mega Lash Mascara

This has been the mascara I've been using almost all year. I have never had clumps using it, and it always makes my eyelashes look amazing. I'm on my second tube already, despite having a lot of other mascaras to test out! You can read my review here.



MUA Undressed Palette

I also received this from Amy in our swap, much to my delight! The Undressed palette is on almost every British beauty blog I've read, and I have read no bad reviews! I've been using this non-stop since receiving it, as it's perfect for day to night, and so versatile!



Cheek Products

The Balm Cabana Boy

I chose Cabana Boy because it is darker pink in colour and looks beautiful on paler skin, as well as darker skin. It's a great colour to use as eyeshadow as well, and is definitely my most used blush. You can see more here.

Too Faced Pink Leopard Brightening Bronzer

As I'm so pale, I'm not a huge fan of bronzer. I use this for contouring most of the time, as it has excellent colour pay-off and looks excellent when used in all the right places! You can read my review here.


Nail Product

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Hardener

I've been searching for a hardener for a long time, as my nails are fairly brittle and seem to break easily. I've been using the Diamond Strength for a few months and have to say that the change in my nails is amazing! It's definitely made my nails harder and they break a lot less often, which is fantastic!



Beauty Tools

Sigma Beauty Make Me Blush Essentials Kit

I didn't photograph the entire set of brushes, as that would have been too difficult! I just photographed my two favourites from the set, the gorgeous Angled Contour and the Large Powder. This set is absolutely stunning, and the quality is amazing. I now have two sets from Sigma, but would be more than happy to own more! You can read my review here.
You can buy this set here.



Skincare

Bior
é Triple Action Toner

I've been using this non-stop for a few months now, and the results are just amazing. My skin has never been smoother or less oily, and it's all thanks to this toner! You can read my full review here.

Fixaderm Skin Repair

Fixaderm is my absolute go to for any skin problem I have whatsoever! Pimples, cuts, rashes, itchy spots, you name it, Fixaderm can fix it! Even my boyfriend uses this now as he's discovered how well it works! You can read my review here.


Perfume

Vera Wang Princess

My boyfriend gifted me Princess for my birthday in February, so I've been using this lovely perfume all year long. This has been on my wishlist for many years, so he knew exactly what to buy for me! Vera Wang Princess is a subtle scent but beautiful, perfect for absolutely any occasion.




Hair Products

Lush Big

I have extremely long hair. Unfortunately, I also have very greasy and oily hair, something I have been struggling with for years. After many expensive trips to the hair dresser, only to have them all convince me to spend money on designer shampoos which seemed to do nothing, I decided to try something different. I went into Lush and purchased Big - not for oiliness but simply to get some volume into my flat, oily hair. When I realised this baby was made up mostly from sea salt, I figured this would also help with the oiliness. I've been using this for months, and will NEVER go back. I used it in between a normal shampoo and conditioner, but the results have literally changed my life. My hair has never looked better, and I have so much more confidence within myself. Prepare to read a very detailed review of this sometime in the future, which will more likely read as a thank-you letter to Lush!

KMS California
Free Shape spray

Earlier in 2012 when Glossybox was still a beauty box here in Australia, I received a sample size of the Free Shape. Not thinking much of it at the time, I tried it out on my bangs before blow drying to see what would happen. Needless to say I fell in love. My bangs stay sturdy and in place for a lot longer than usual. You can read my review here.

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So there we have it, my favourites of 2012. It was an extremely difficult process trying to pick out which products were worthy to be included in this post, and which were just fazes that I would probably be bored of by the end of January!

I hope you liked them, anyway! A big thank you to Kat for tagging me and giving me a gentle push to post something awesome like this! Make sure you check out her blog here!

I tag absolutely anyone and everyone, and if you do the tag, please let me know in the comments! Leave me your link and I'll be happy to have a read!

39 comments:

  1. Lovely favourites Jasmine!
    That Biore toner sounds promising, I may have to try it!
    I now have several tabs open to read the reviews of the products you mentioned! :)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Haha thanks Sheri! The older reviews aren't very good, I'm considering re-doing them all!
      Happy New Year to you too :) xx

      Delete
  2. Cool post! I totally know what you mean about struggling to narrow down your favourites. With my monthly favourites it is often a struggle not to include every product I own!
    xx

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    1. Thanks Candice!
      I couldn't even imagine trying to do a monthly favourites, I'd either have the same ones every time or I'd be posting everything hehe! Don't know how you manage :P
      xx

      Delete
  3. I've tried Sally Hansen and Lush products and I'm absolutely in love with them too! Great list!:D
    I've got a giveaway to celebrate Christmas and the New Year and its open WORLDWIDE!^^ Do check it out if you can!:)

    Belle Epoque
    http://the-bellepoque.blogspot.sg/2012/12/giveaway-1.html

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    1. Thanks lovely!
      I'll be sure to check it out :)
      xx

      Delete
  4. I was um-ing and ah-ing at the Lush store over Big but I decided not to get it.. I really want it now :) I'm also going to try find fixaderm :)

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    1. Yay! Good to hear! Hopefully you love both products as much as I do :)
      I was a bit eh about Big too since I knew that because my hair was oily, I'd never get us much volume as I really wanted, but tried it anyway and so happy I did! :)
      xx

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  5. I just got cabana boy as a gift for my friends birthday next week yay! Great picks hun :)
    x

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  6. Great post. I want to try that Big shampoo now because I struggle with having greasy hair too. :( That Rimmel powder is also on my list, sounds great! xx

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    1. Ohh definitely give it a go, it really dries out your hair (in a good way for people with greasy hair!), if you do give it a go, let me know what you think!
      xx

      Delete
  7. Almost everybody includes Stay Matte Rimmel Pressed Powder :D
    I've heard a lot about Lush Big and other products, never came across it here :(
    Anyways, nice picks :)

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    1. It's definitely a favourite! I think Rimmel really hit gold with that one!
      That's a real shame! It's such a great product, hopefully they release it!
      xx

      Delete
  8. A fantastic list of favourites! I included Tutti Frutti in my favourites as well and I just picked up Nude Delight yesterday. What a fantastic nude! They usually don't work for me, but wow!

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    1. Oh yay! Nude Delight is somehow different, I can't explain it! It's just a good nude haha! Glad you like it!
      xx

      Delete
  9. Great favourites, lovely! I absolutely love Cabana Boy and Vera Wang's Princess. It's pretty much my all time favourite perfume :D Happy new year! x

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    1. Oh yay! Princess is just so beautiful and easy to wear!
      Happy new year! :D
      xx

      Delete
  10. loved the post its always good to know other's fave products ., I am keen on trying Australis Multi Mega lash .. I tried their Mega lash, which I liked too ..
    Your post has made me really want Lush Big Shampoo as I have oily hair too ..Could I ask which shampoo do u use on a regular basis ? i am using Lush's solid shampoo for oily hair ..

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    1. Thanks lovely! The Multi Mega Lash is definitely one of my favourites, it's just a good all-rounder!
      Definitely give Big a go, I hope you'll love it as much as I do! I don't really use any shampoo on a regular basis as I'm constantly changing, but at the moment I'm using John Frieda Volume, and I'm having really positive results :)
      If I do find the perfect shampoo, I'll let you know! How is Lush's sold shampoo going?
      xx

      Delete
    2. its good for keeping oil under control definitely .. but my hair is not as soft after using it :( , still using it ..lets see will review may be sometime soon ..

      Delete
  11. I love the lip butters too. Everyone seems to love the Rimmel pressed powder, I'm yet to try it!

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    1. Oh you have to give it a go! Although we've all probably hyped it up so much you won't think much of it haha! :P
      xx

      Delete
  12. Great post, a few of these were in my favourites as well. The Rimmel wake me up foundation is fantastic x

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    1. Thanks hun, glad to see my favourites are liked by a lot of other people too hehe!
      The Wake Me Up was such a great idea from Rimmel! xx

      Delete
  13. Lovely everything!
    Happy New Year sugar!!! Whooo hoo.. Here's to many more happiness and awesomeness in our lives!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thanks hun!
      Happy New Year!! Hope you have a great 2013 lovely :)
      xx

      Delete
  14. Thanks so much for doing the tag! I have some of the products that you mentioned and I also love them! I thought I was the only person who uses that toner! Happy new year!

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    1. My pleasure, it's a great idea putting it into a tag! :D
      Haha that toner is awesome, it's definitely underrated!
      Happy New Year Kat :)
      xx

      Delete
  15. I love the biore toner too :D ALmost out on mine :)
    And :O I definitely need to try that nail strengther, my nails always chip and are so thin lol.
    Happy New Year ! :D

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    1. Oh yay, another lover of the toner!
      Give the nail strengthener a go, hopefully it helps :)
      Happy New Year to you too! xx

      Delete
  16. You've made me want to try Big again! Before it did bugger all for me. Lovely favourites, so many I want to try, especially the cabana blush.
    Lucy x

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    1. Oh really? That's too bad! The Cabana Boy is gorgeous!
      xx

      Delete
  17. Such a great range of products some I haven't really read about of. I'm intrigued by the Soap & Glory Eyeliner.. & Vera Wang Princess is amazing :):)

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    1. The eyeliner is amazing! I love it to bits! :)
      And the Vera Wing Princess is so lovely, I'm so pleased that my boyfriend gave it to me haha!
      xx

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  18. I loved reading through your favourites! I just recently purchased Rimmel's Wake me up foundation and definitely happy about it. I haven't tried any of Australis' mascaras before but glad to hear that they are good! The MUA Undressed palette looks gorgeous too, super jealous :(

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    1. Thanks! :)
      That's great that you like it! It's a lovely foundation! Definitely try out Australis' mascaras, they're pretty good :D

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