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Monday, 31 December 2012

My Top 10 Favorites Of 2012

Hello lovelies! Today I thought I would sum the end of the year up by sharing my top ten picks of 2012. 
-MUA Heaven & Earth Palette, I'm sure a lot of my followers won't be surprised to see this in the list. I have used this palette a lot this year and for a long time was my go to day palette. I also especially love the first shade as a highlighter for my brow bone and cupids bow. It's £4 and you can pick this up at selected Superdrug stores or on MUA's website. For full swatches click here.

-Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick, I have two of these lipsticks so far but i would have to say shade 111 Kiss of life is by far the most worn. At the start of the year I would never of thought i would wear a red lippy, but now I can't stop wearing it. If you'd like to know more please read here.

-MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, my god i love this powder. I haven't owned this powder for very long but it is simply amazing. It gives me a perfect matte finish without looking cakey and is a really great colour match. I agree it is a little on the pricey side at £21, but i shall certainly always have one of these in my makeup case, very much worth the money and hype in my opinion.

-Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick, in shade 143 pink fizz. I wore this basically all throughout summer, such a lovely pink lipstick. I will certainly be pulling this shade out again when the sun comes out again.

-Soap & Glory Solar Powder, my holy grail contour and highlighter. I use this every single time i do my make up. I am very pale but i find a light sweep of the bronzer perfect for my complexion and it is buildable. I also love that it's not shimmery as i prefer a matte look, and i found that rather hard to find.  If you would like to read my full review please click here.

-Models Own Nail Art Pen, of course in black. I use this pen so much and it makes nail art so much easier. Without this little baby i don't think i would be able to get my leopard print nails as good. It really does make it a million times easier and lets face it we all know how much i love leopard nails haha. Models Own nail art pens are £6 and you can find them at Boots or on the website, here is an example of one of the leopard print nails i have created with this pen.

-Body Shop Vitamin E Day Cream, I have really bad dry skin and i find this a life saver. There's nothing worse than having bad dry skin and trying to put foundation on, I'm sure they'll be some gals out there that will understand. Well i find this cream helps keep my dry skin under control and feeling moisturised and smooth. And the beauty is i can use this as a night cream but it's light enough to wear prior to doing my make up. 

Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File, i couldn't leave this one out. It may sound like a boring choice to some but until i actually used this file i didn't realise the benefits of using a crystal file. Since i have used this my nails are in better shape and i get less breakages, now for a nail polish junkie this is fantastic haha.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, in shade ivory. I suffer with ridiculous dark circles, i swear they are the bane of my life and seem to get worse every day. So as you can imagine concealers are a essential in my makeup bag, and i have tried many. I chose this one however as i find it conceals them quite well and i also like to use it as a highlighter, it really brightens up my under eye area. If you are interested here is my full review.

Collection 2000 Extreme Felt Tip Liner, in black. I had to add this as every time i do my make up, i now have to have eye liner on my top lash line. I'm not going to lie but i can never get them even in any way shape or form especially with liquid eyeliner, it takes me for bloody ever with that stuff. However i do find it a lot easier with this felt liner, it literally is just like using a felt tip pen. I also like this one compared to the other felt liners i have tried as it hasn't dried out, it's rich in colour, not watery and it has lasted me for ages now.

I found it hard limiting it down just to ten as i could easily just put ten polishes in this post, but i wanted to try and get a nice variety or products without having a list of fifty haha. I would love to know your top picks of 2012. Thank you all for reading, i hope you all have a great last day of the year and i shall see you all again soon xx



  1. I love the look of that Soap & Glory powder!
    The MUA Platte and Rimmel lipstick are also on my 2012 post xx

    1. It's such a lovely contour powder x

  2. Great picks. I'm dying to try a MAC MSF x

    1. Thank you, i know i was like that until i got it haha x

  3. These all look like great products! I have been wanting to try the MAC MSF for ever now! I have to try it in 2013!

    1. I wanted it for so long i had to put it top of my Christmas list haha x

  4. Thanks for the comment on my blog hun :) I also loved the kate moss lipsticks still want to try the MUA eye shadow palette too.

    1. Than's ok :), they're such good quality for the price. It's such a great neutral palette x

  5. I use MAc's mineralize too!!!

    Would you like to follow each other? ❤ ❤ ❤


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