Wednesday, 21 December 2011

2011 Favourites

2011 has been a great year of discovering new things for me and I've come across some firm favourites which I'm planning to bring into the new year with me.

{Beauty Products}

Especially in the latter half of 2011, I've found myself branching out into the beauty and hair world. I blame it on all the beauty blogs I now read. However, I have now come across a ton of products which I don't know how I survived without.

After reading lots of reviews on the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser I really wanted to try it BUT it is so expensive! One day a couple of weeks ago I found this gem in Superdrug for only £2.99 and thought I just had to give it a go.
It is a brilliant product. It leaves my skin feeling really clean and smooth. I don't think you can go wrong with that price, especially on a student budget, and this has definitely become a firm favourite in my skincare routine.

Another significant change in 2011 is the introduction of lipsticks into my makeup collection. My favourite has to be this MAC Wonder Woman Empowered shade which is perfect for winter. It is a very light pink with a matte finish and I've really enjoyed using it.

I've also been introduced to skin primers this year and I really don't know how I survived without them. A major problem I have with my skin is that I have HUGE pores which I always find are pretty noticeable when I apply my makeup. However, after using this primer which is reasonably priced at £5 compared to over £10 for many others, I'm not looking back. Not only does it provide a great base for my makeup but my pores are minimised and my foundation stays in place all day. 

Up until quite recently I applied my foundation with my fingers because I really didn't get on with the standard flat foundation brushes. I just found my fingers did a much better job of blending in the foundation. However, after reading some blog reviews I discovered that using a flat top brush may be the answer to my brush worries. It has completely changed my attitude to foundation and it creates such a flawless finish by stippling the makeup into all the crevices and creases. This is definitely a lifelong favourite rather than just at 2011 favourite.

Finally, another firm beauty favourite is the V05 Miracle Concentrate but you can read my review here!


When my phone contract needed to be upgraded in April of this year I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try a new type of phone. So I bought an HTC. Which I love. I can't imagine not having my emails, Facebook and Twitter at my fingertips all the time. Android now need to bring out a Pinterest app please!!

For as long as I can remember I have absolutely despised spicy food. However, over the last couple of months I have grown to love curries and other spicy dishes. My family and housemates are in complete shock about the whole thing. My new favourite crisps are the Doritos Chilli Heatwave and I enjoy nothing more than a good chicken tikka masala.

About August/September many of the highstreet shops started selling brown loafer pump shoes and I absolutely love them. By the end of 2011, I have ended up with 2 pairs - one flat and one high heeled version. I'm also eyeing up a pair my sister has. 
They go with almost any outfit and they have definitely become my shoe of choice so these will definitely follow me into 2012.

If you have been reading my blog over the last 12 months I'm sure you will have noticed that I love to bake. A firm favourite new recipe I've discovered is that of the red velvet cake. These cakes not only look stunning but also taste so moist and chocolately. They have definitely become one of my signature bakes.

Do you have any 2011 favourites?
Have a lovely Wednesday, I'm back to work this afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. These are some great suggestions, I'll have to check some of them out.


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