Saturday, December 24, 2011

Lovely Girlie Bits - 2011 favourites part 1

Another year has bit the dust folks and it's been a good one in terms of finding some new products.  I couldn't pick just one for each category and these took me ages while I rifled through my brain to see what were the stand out products for me this year.  I've had to split it up into two posts, otherwise it would have been War and Peace - the beauty edition, so sit back, grab a cuppa and see if you agree with any of my choices!  And there might be a few ideas in here for you to try in the future!

Favourite foundation. I've reached for The Body Shop's Liquid Mineral foundation above all of the ones in my collection so far this year.  A close second but relative new addition to my stash is Avon Ideal Flawless Liquid Foundation.  Right now my oily/combination skin is erring on the dry side and so The Body Shop's Liquid Mineral foundation leaves my skin looking dewy without a hint of dryness.

Favourite mascaras.  This was a toughie because I love trying new mascaras but Benefit They're Real wins.  A very close joint second is Bourjois Volume Fast & Perfect rotating mascara and Bourjois Volumizer Mascara followed by Max Factor's False Lash Effect Fusion.  I absolutely love trying new mascaras and couldn't narrow it down any further.  These are always in rotation in my make up bag!

Favourite lip products.  I'm in love with Sleek Pout Paints, Lancome L'absolue nude and Avon lipsticks.  Have a look below at swatch central and see if any tickle your pickle.

Favourite shampoo & conditioner.  I loved Ojon's Damage Reverse Shampoo and Conditioner and Orofluido's Shampoo and Conditioner this year.  Both made my hair feel and look amazing and were proper treats for my poor locks that started off the year dark brown and are now blondey.

Favourite hair treatment.  It's a tie between Lush's Marilyn treatment and Orofluido's Mask.  Both are gorgeous and leave my hair feeling hair-ad-worthy.

Favourite blush/bronzer.  I loved Benefit's Cha Cha Tint something fierce this year and wore it nearly every day during the summer.  Bronzer-wise, it's no secret that The Body Shop's Bronzing Gel for face was my go to bronzer this year.  I am nearly finished the tube and that's saying something and can't wait to buy another one.  Benefit's Coralista is one of my all time favourite colours and is rarely off my face in the summer months.  Everyone should have this in their collection.  Finally, New York Colour's new Blushable Creme Sticks have been on my cheeks almost every day.  At €3.49, they're a bargain and a really lovely product to use on your face during the winter months.  I'm all about dewy skin and this fits the bill!

Stay tuned for part 2 coming up very soon! 


  1. I really want to try some of the Ojon hair range :)

  2. i gave you an award.


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