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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Beauty Favourites of 2013

While many say it's never a good thing to dwell on the past I am going to be a little rebel and do some dwelling. 2013 may already be done and dusted and 2014 is well upon us, I want to take a look back on my favourite beauty products of 2013. Last year was a big year for me in terms of beauty, I started this blog and well and truly embraced my love of all things beauty, and so I've been itching all year to write out this post. I decided to select a small range of the products that have been well loved and have been my most reached for items instead of writing a massive post, because honestly we could be here all year before I really finish rattling off all my favourite products. So, let us begin! 

Bioderma Crealine H20- I have already sung (extensive) praise for this here but let me just say that this make up remover is easily a HG product for me and my skincare routine has not been the same since introducing this product.

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-oxidant facial Toner - I have also mentioned this toner in one of my empties post that can be found here. It is a tad pricey but without a doubt the quality of the product is well worth the price. I started using this about mid year around June and I haven't looked back.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette - If I had to pick one product as my favourite for the year this would have to be it. Since it's purchase I have probably used it every day unless I was going out some where a little bit fancy or if I wanted a look that was a little less matte. I love the neutral colours and I always use when I'm in a rush for fail safe look. I have also reviewed this extensively in this post.

MAC Face and Body Foundation- I love this foundation for the light and dewy coverage that it gives. To me it is similar to tinted moisturizer and is great for days when you want a bit of coverage but don't want heavy or cakey make up (no one really wants that but what I'm trying to say is that you can barely feel it on!)

Toni & Guy Glamour Shine & Anti Frizz Serum Drops - I haven't been using this for long and I received it as a gift from one of my internships but it is easily one of my favourite hair products. It has a great scent and is also darling for managing my unruly mane. My hair isn't curly but can get quite frizzy in heat and humidity. My hair can also get quite oily but this serum is the first I have found that doesn't make that worse!

Essie nail polish in Bikini So Teeny- Easily one of my most reached for nail polishes this year! I love the way this blue matches my oh so pale skin regardless of the weather or season!

MAC Lipstick in Ravishing - This is (almost) my favourite MAC lipstick at the moment. It is a cremesheen so it is easy to apply and is quite long lasting. It is a peachy coral that I adore and I find myself working it into many of my make up looks.

Benefit Ooh La Lift- I have mentioned this product in my Feb Faves and ever since then I still use it quite a bit (probably because I still don't get much sleep).

NARS blush in Luster- My fave blush at the moment and all year, hands down (and closely followed by MAC Stereo Rose). I love how this is peachy and shimmery but not too pink, so it's great for daily and subtle contour if you don't want a full blush and bronzo duo.

Stila eye shadow in Kitten - Other than the Naked Basics, this is my second go to eye shadow, if you don't have this you need it in your life stat.

L'Occitane Delicious Hands hand cream with almond milk- Throughout 2013 I developed a huge love for hand cream. Coupling this with my love for almond milk, this hand cream was love at first sight. It is a bit small and I am running out but the small-ness is what makes it great to take it around with me everywhere.

Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara- And last but not least my favourite mascara this year. Between you and me, I am on my third tube and have about another 3 in back up supply. Whenever this goes on sale or is discounted I'm there! Quite possibly my HG daily mascara. 

Do have any 2013 favourite in my list? If not, what are some of yours?

Chantalle X


  1. You know, I really keep meaning to pick up that Aesop toner, and I keep forgetting. I'm sure it's beautiful, and I've heard so many great things, so I don't know what my deal is :| Aesop products are just so GOOD.

    And next time I see it, I might actually pick up that Toni and Guy serum, that sounds like exactly what I need!

    Great blog fyi, followwinggg!

    1. Yes, Aesop is just the best! Go for it gal pal!

      Thank youuuu! Love your blog also!


  2. Naked basics and MAC lipsticks all day everydayyyy xx