Friday, 6 January 2017

A Belated 2016 Favourites


*Insert obligatory comment on how fast 2016 went* 

Aloha! I didn't want to write a huge long post about my 2016 favourites, as there were many, so I gathered a small selection of products I couldn't put down, and here they are!



Skincare

Lush Snow Fairy
How could I do a yearly favourites without including my favourite shower Gel from Lush. Snow Fairy is a Blogger favourite but it's a limited edition shower gel, meaning you can only get it at Christmas time. On boxing day every year I am that crazy person who queues up outside Lush to get half price Bath Bombs, and grabbing multiple bottles of Snow Fairy to last me the rest of the year. It's such a unique, sweet scent, and reminds me of Candyfloss and Rhubarb and Custard sweets. 

Pixi Glow Tonic
I discovered this favourite after reading so many other bloggers skin-care posts, and almost all of them involved this. Its an exfoliating toner which you apply onto a cotton pad and then wipe on your face. It always leaves my skin feeling so smooth and cleansed, and it's supposed to even out skin tone over time as well, which I can actually see happening! Since buying this I've actually stuck to a pretty solid Skin Care regime which I wrote about here

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil
Another product I spoke about in my recent Skin Care post was this oil from The Body Shop. It's a super nourishing oil which I apply every other night before I go to bed to ensure that my skin is hydrated. I have really been using this throughout the whole of 2016, and I've noticed my skin is much less dry and always tends to have a glow the morning after using this.



Makeup

Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows
After doing two Colourpop orders in 2016, I discovered the beautiful Super Shock Eyeshadows, which are a cream/powder hybrid, with intense colour payoff and long staying power. You have to use your fingers to apply these, which with acrylics is a massive pain in the arse, but once they are on they are absolutely stunning. One of my particular favourites is Rex, which is a dark navy colour with a purple iridescent shimmer running through it. It's safe to say that single eyeshadows are now winning over palettes, which is something I thought I would never say!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
Sooo a general highlight of the year was Kat Von D now being stocked in Debenhams *can I get a woohoo?!*. Before this happened though my friend picked up this beauty from one of her travels, and I genuinely haven't put it down since. It's my go-to lip colour on minimal makeup days, when I go to work, and for nights out. I have so many liquid lipsticks but this colour is just like no other, and the formula doesn't dry out my lips too much either which is a bonus!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Aside from the name, I can not fault this mascara. I was never one for non-waterproof mascaras as my eyelashes naturally grow down and I need waterproof ones to hold my curl. However, the Better Than Sex mascara manages to hold my curl, not crumble throughout the day, and also not transfer onto my eyelids. It only takes two coats to get really full and volumised lashes which makes it morning friendly! 

NYX HD Finishing Powder
Loose powders seem to have had a real moment in 2016, with the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder being particularly in the spotlight. I didn't want to splash out on this one so found this NYX one instead for a fraction of the price. I love using it for baking, and if I need my makeup to last a long time and be sweat proof this is the one. 

Morphe 9B Blush Palette
I was never really much of a blush girl before I bought this palette in the latter end of 2016, but now I wear it whenever I am doing a full face of makeup. It has every single colour you could possibly want, with a range of mattes and shimmers thrown in there too. Aside from the bright red shade, I really do use every colour, and they all blend like a dream.

Events

One of favourite events of 2016 has to be going to my first ever blogger event in Colchester. I wrote a post all about it here, and it was honestly such a surreal experience. It was only a small event at a local Jewellery shop, but I never thought I would ever get invited to a blogger event, and it gave me the opportunity to meet some other amazing bloggers.


Not so much an event, but another highlight of the year was going back to Camp De Mar in Majorca. It is one of my favourite places in the world and I was so lucky to be able to go back again in 2016. The whole week was so relaxing and much needed after the stress of second year exams, I'd do anything to go back right now! I wrote a post about my first trip there in 2015, if you'd like a read it's over here.


Let me know what some of your favourites in 2016 were in the comments!
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