Friday, January 18, 2013

Best of 2012 | Part 1...

Hiya lovelies.

I know I' m a tad late posting this but I've really been enjoying reading everyone else's posts on their favourite products last year and decided I'd join in!

In previous years I've separated my favourites into beauty and make up products but this year I've decided to just keep them all together & there's no specific order. Hope you enjoy! 

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
£4.99 - Available Here

This has featured in my favourites for the past couple of years & I still love it just as much. I use 3 Minute Miracle at least once a week and nothing leaves my hair feeling as soft and healthy, I couldn't even count how many bottles I've been through!

HD Brows Foxy Palette

I received this in my Glossbox last year & have used it to fill in my eyebrows ever since. I missed this the first time it was in the box so was delighted when I received it the second time around. The shade I use is the brown on the bottom right, I really should try and utilise the rest of the palette but never do. Unlike most brushes that are included in products like this it's actually very good quality and useful. I struggled to find this online so you may need to check eBay or a local HD Brows salon in order to purchase this.

Benefit Bella Bamba Blush
£23.50 - Available Here

I received this for Christmas last year & haven't stopped using it since. i love the colour of this blush, it works with so many make up looks and I don't need to use a highlighter when I use this, winner! The only downside is the packaging, as you can see mine is looking a little worse for wear! The mirror was smashed on a flight and the cardboard is falling apart, I wish benefit would make the packaging more substantial. Never the less this still makes my top 10 as it's been used practically every day in the past year.

Urban Decay - Naked Palette 2
£36.00 - Available Here

I was & still am a huge fan of the original Naked palette so when I heard a sequel was on the cards I was ecstatic! I pre ordered this and when it arrived at work I couldn't wait to get home and use it. I use this palette at least 4 times a week, it's great for every day eye make up and also for something a little more special for a night out. Using this in conduction with the original Naked is a dream & all I can hope is that Urban Decay release a third.

XEN Dark Lotion Self Tan
£21.95 - Available Here

There was lots of hype surrounding this product last year and I finally caved in & purchased it when there was a feel unique code knocking around. This tan is faultless to apply, leaves a lovely streak free tan and smells of cherry bakewells! Everytime I apply it i have to stop myself from licking my arm! I don't apply a fake tan every week but when I do I always reach for this over my St Tropez now. When this bottle runs out I think I may take the plunge and try the Absolute Luxe.

So there we have part 1 of my favourite products of 2012.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for part 2!

Sarah xx


  1. I've been meaning to try HD brows for a while now, but none of the shades in there would suit my really dark brows. Do they do darker palettes?

    Lindsey. x

    1. Hi Lindsey,

      They have another palette called 'Vamp' which looks like it has a darker shade of brown, might be worth googling for some reviews as I don't have this one sadly.

      Sarah xx

  2. Great choices, i've always wanted to try HD brows, and who doesn't love Aussie 3 minute miracle :)

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. Deffo worth checking out the palette if you get a chance :)

      Sarah xx