2015 Favourites

I cannot believe that we are in 2016 already, 2015 has absolutely flown by!

So, here are the things that I have been loving throughout 2015.

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First, is something that I have been using every single day for about 6 weeks. This is the L’Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation. This is a medium to full coverage foundation and blends beautifully. The pigmentation is great and it really does last all day! I find that I don’t have to powder as much when I use this foundation and I think it is a really good, cheaper alternative to NARS Sheer Glow. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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My next favourite is something that goes alongside the L’Oreal Infallible Foundation, and this is the L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer. I have only been using this for a week or so, but it is such an amazing product that I had to include it! I find it really hard to find a product that helps control oil and shine, and this is absolutely does the trick! You only need to apply a small amount; a little really does go along way!

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Something else that I have only been using for around a week, is the Liz Earle Radiant Skin Classics gift set. This gift set includes the oh-so-famous Cleanse and Polish, Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer and the Superskin Moisturiser. I have been using the Cleanse and Polish every night to remove my makeup and to freshen up my skin in the mornings, and even after a week, I can honestly say that I can notice the difference. It leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated and this has now become a staple in my everyday skincare routine and I will 100% be repurchasing! I don’t know how I ever managed without it! The Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer is also amazing; this really wakes up your skin and makes you feel refreshed and awake. The Superskin Moisturiser has become my go-to moisturiser. I really struggle finding a moisturiser that I like and that suits my skin, and I have finally found it! I have been using this morning and evening and along with the other two products, it has a very fresh and refreshing, almost minty scent to it. I will most definitely be repurchasing all of these products!

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Another thing that I have been loving this month is the Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner. I have used this before and loved it, but it seemed to have lost its way among the many other eyeliners that I have. This eyeliner is so easy to use and is very pigmented; a lot of eyeliners tend to fade and lose their colour but this one stays the same throughout the day. As you have probably already guessed by the name of the eyeliner, its main purpose is for the cat-eye look. This is something that all girls have struggled with at some point (if you haven’t, you’re lying) and this product just makes the process go a lot smoother and simpler. I find that it doesn’t smudge and lasts me all day. This product is an absolute must!

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Two products that I have been loving are from The Body Shop. These are the Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate and the Nutriganics Smoothing Serum. I have been using these products morning and evening for around 6 weeks now and they have made such a huge difference to my skin. The eye concentrate really moisturises and hydrates around my eyes, reducing the amount of puffiness and making my eyes look a lot more awake. The serum has also helped revitalise the condition of my skin and I use it as a pre-moisturiser. I mainly bought this to help fight the first signs of ageing; I know I am only 18, but I have always been told to start this early! Both of the products are now a staple in my skincare routine and I will be repurchasing these along with other products from the same ranges!

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A lipstick that I have been wearing pretty much everyday for the past month, is Mac’s Velvet Teddy. I love this lipstick as it is a matte shade and it does not dry out lips as some others tend to do. It is a lovely nude shade with a warm, brown undertone to it, making it the perfect colour for the colder months and it goes with almost everything! This has become my go-to lipstick and I am already thinking of buying a back-up!

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I have also been loving the Urban Decay NAKED 2 palette. I have been wearing this palette every day since I bought it around 4 months ago. It has a mixture of matte and shimmer shades, making it perfect for every occasion. The eye shadows are so pigmented and they blend like an absolute dream, lasting all day. I have very recently got the original NAKED palette and I have been loving it so far. I haven’t had chance to try it out as much as I would like, but if NAKED 2 is anything to go by, I am guaranteed to love it!

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I have two hair favourites that have been an absolute saviour to me this year. First of all is OGX. I have tried the majority of their shampoos, conditioners and treatments and I love them all. They all seem to have done wonders to my hair, particularly the Coconut Milk. My second hair favourite is Lee Stafford’s Coco Loco Coconut Mask. This has also helped my hair massively, getting it back to being soft and silky after many years worth of damage. Since using these products, my hair seems to have grown, gotten thicker and the condition of it has improved SO much. I think I will struggle finding other hair brands as good as these.

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The perfumes that I have been loving are Marc Jacob’s Daisy Dream and Paco Rabanne’s Olympea. These are two completely different scents but they are both so goregous! I have already mentioned Daisy Dream in a previous post, but it has such a fresh, floral scent to it without it being to overpowering. Olympea is a much more powerful scent and is very feminine and floral with hints of vanilla, but it is just the right amount. I only just got this perfume but I am obsessed with it, so I had to include it! The packaging to both products are beautiful which makes it even better! And of course, Olympea is rose gold…

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I have never really been that into candles but over the last few months I have become obsessed! There’s just something about having a candle lit during Christmas and Winter that makes is so much warmer and cosier. I have been loving the whole Yankee Candle Christmas Collection and I think I pretty much own the whole lot now! I have three small jars; Sparkling Cinnamon, Cosy by the Fire and Sparkling Snow. And many of the votive sizes, some Christmas, some not; Sunlight on Snow, Cinnamon Stick, Snowflake Cookie, Cosy by the Fire (again), Fireside Treats, Candy Cane Lane, Frosted Snow, Vanilla Cupcake, Fluffy Towels, Pink Grapefruit, Champaca Blossom and Snow in Love. I love all of these and even though some of these are Christmassy, I will be burning these all year round!

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And finally, Lush. Lush is something that I have been completely and utterly obsessed with all year round, in particularly, their limited edition Christmas stock. I just find that all of their products are perfect for a bit of relaxation and pampering, especially during the colder months. I think I have enough of their Christmas products to last me until next year. I definitely went just a little bit overboard in their post-Christmas sales – oh well! I am also awaiting two Lush deliveries (oops). I’m not going to list every single product that I love because it would take me forever!

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I hope you enjoyed my 2015 favourites and I wish you all a happy and healthy 2016.

Happy New Year!

XO

 

 

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