I feel like this year there has been some really big discoveries for me, finding two new favourite lipsticks, managing to have skin that is actually blemish free and getting a new shorter do has meant finding new products that I have really fallen in love with. I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet, I have more than likely posted a full review so I will leave a link to them as I go along.
I’m starting with skincare, my first discovery is the First Aid Beauty Daily Face Cream, I used to use moisturiser here and there thinking my oily skin didn’t really need it. Since having this and slotting it into my skincare regime it has made so much difference to the texture and moisture levels in my skin. My skin looks more plump and hydrated. The Avene Cleanance Expert is another product that has made a massive difference, the under the skin lumps I used to have on my skin are starting to disapear and I’m not breaking out nearly half as much, it is honestly a wonder product that has lifted my confidence with my skin.
I always want my hair to look thick and fuller than it really is, a product that has seriously helped me with that is the TRESemme Perfectly Undone Sea Foam. It’s a bit odd as it is like a sea salt spray in mousse form, but it leaves my hair having amazing texture and volume without weighing it down. I didn’t like hairspray for a while as it reminded me of the days when I would have spiral curls solid with the stuff for school discos. The got2b Volumizing Hairspray helped me change my mind as it actually helps give more volume without look crunchy and brushes out easily, it smells amazing too!
The Soap and Glory “scrub of your life” has been a little God send, not too harsh that I’m leaving my skin feeling dry and sensitive but just a really good exfoliant that does the job of providing smooth skin and getting rid of any remaining fake tan. I also love that it comes in a tube rather than a pot, I find those big pots with the screw top lids are a faff!
Lipsticks now, ahh… They look quite boring actually and something that I wouldn’t have ever thought I would wear this time last year. Firstly the absolute star of the show Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl I talk about this way too much but it just really suits me as far as a nude/ brown lip goes. Amazing formulation and it goes with any makeup look my heart desires. I feel like I’ve found a really fab mascara this year that ticks all the boxes. The Maybelline Lash Sensational doesn’t smudge, gives me volume, length and separation plus isn’t too much hard work removing it, I don’t ask for anything else really.
Last but not least is the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette, 100% the palette of the year for me. The shade range is gorgeous, for me this makes the perfect travel palette as it houses a few matte shades and then a mix of light to dark shimmery shades that are wearable and look lovely together. The pigmentation and staying power are good, £15.50 on BeautyBay, ya’ll need it! For brows all I have reached for is the powder in the L’oreal Brow Artist Kit, I feel like high street brands have stepped up their game with brow products this year as this is the perfect shade and tone for me, and I just find powder easiest to work with.
I’ve had such a fun year blogging this year, I’ve discovered so many products mostly down to fellow bloggers. Thank you for all the support, I’m excited for what 2016 has to bring!
What are some of your favourite discoveries this year?