Monday, 31 December 2012

Favourite beauty products of 2012 TAG

I was thinking of doing something like this instead of a December favourites post (especially considering they'd probably contain all the same products), and then Kat from Kitsch Snitch tagged me to do a beauty favourites of 2012 post! I'll have to start this by saying, I really only got into wearing makeup during this year, so my collection is quite small. I guess that just makes it all the more easier to pick my favourite products, but it also means I haven't used many. But here goes anyway

Lip Products
I've used some amazing lip products this year and I have so many lovely lipsticks, so this is hard.

MAC lipsticks. I got given 3 MAC lipsticks this year as Christmas presents and they're fantastic (I got 2 lots of Vegas Volt because my friends are great at picking presents, so I get to choose another colour to swap one of them with... so hard)! In particular, Vegas Volt is a fantastic orangey pink colour. Angel is also the perfect nude, as I prefer nudes that lean more towards pinks. They're creamy, smell lovely and last a decent amount of time.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter. I started using these kinda by accident when I found them 40% off in Target. I now own Strawberry Shortcake, Peach Parfait and Sugar Plum and I think they're great products.

Eye products
MUA Undressed. Everyone can already guess why this is my favourite. It's a great palette and if you're ever going to do an order from MUA, I insist you get this!

It's hard to choose a runner up here because I've used a lot of great eye products and they're all so different from one another, so I'll briefly mention some products I love using: Covergirl lashblast volume mascara, Covergirl lineexact liquid liner, Australis eyeshadow primer.

Makeup Base Product
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in 51. For me, this is a great foundation. It gives a light - medium coverage, smells great, and doesn't irritate my skin. I probably don't need to talk too much about this seeing as everyone's already reviewed it!

Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals loose powder foundation in 105. This is the first powder foundation I own that I've actually used, and I think it's great. It's a little pricy at $40 for 5g, but this is great for my dry skin, lasts all day (without primer) and doesn't irritate my skin.

Cheek products
Benefit sugarbomb. This is a super lovely blush, it smells good, and applies lightly enough that you can build it to the colour you want.

Australis High Lights Mineral Face Highlighter in Gold. I think this gives a great glow to your cheeks and I really need to get my hands on Pearl too.

Nail Products
Ulta3 polishes: These are by far my favourite nail polishes, mostly because they are super cheap, are pretty decent quality considering and come in most of the colours you'd ever need. I've bought a whole bunch of these this year, with my favourites being Watermelon, Precious and Earl Grey.

Beauty Tools
Australis 6 piece brush set. This was less than $20, and so far has suited my needs. I really only use the eyeshadow and blush brush but I think they're pretty good.

Skincare products
Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. I got this in my first Bellabox (as my first Lush product, too!) and after figuring out how to use it I really love it. I have super dry skin and this stuff is great - especially after shaving my legs. I've given it as presents to 2 people this year because I love it so much and want to spread the word about it around.

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Polish. Fine, I only just got this but I love it so much that if I got it at the start of the year I'd have totally used this all year. I'm bummed it's limited edition because I'd love to use it all year round, but I would also be happy to use the strawberry version.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom. I got a sample of this in a beauty box and loved it, and was lucky enough to get given it for Christmas from my sister!

Hair Care 
This year I've been batling with getting my hair into good condition. Last year I decided to dye my hair pink, and the bleaching involved with that completly destroyed it, to the point I had to cut it super short because it was so thin. Anyway, it's getting pretty healthy now after using different shampoos and conditioners in the L'Oreal Elvive range. Particularly the 'conditioning repair spray' helped when used before brushing my hair.

I tag:
Tegan from Lucie Daisy
Sammi from Material Gurl88
Candice from You Review
Lu from Glaring Embers and Stark Twilight
Nay Denise from Tres Beau Glamour

...and everyone else who is reading this post!!!

What were your favourite products of 2012? Have you used any of my favourite products?


  1. You have some fantastic favourites! I love the DKNY Fresh Blossom perfume and got it for Christmas as well! Sugarbomb is pretty fantastic as well!

    Thanks for the tag! I've just done my favourites for the year. I also have a mini giveaway if you're interested!

  2. I just got a little sample of the DKNY perfume for Christmas and it smells gorgeous. I personally like the Be Delicious one better, but this is still lovely. Great post!

    1. I haven't even smelt any other of the Be Delicious perfumes! Probably should try some more, haha.

  3. Ohh some lovely favourites in there, some that I definitely agree with!!! I recently completed this tag too!

    1. Seems there are a lot of the same products in everyones 2012 favourites! Just shows how great they are.

  4. Ulta3 nail polishes are the best! I didn't do this tag exactly but I did post my favourites here!

    1. So great for $2! I will probably never stop raving about them.

  5. Thans so much for dong the tag! Great favourites! the DKNY perfume was going to be my runner up perfume, but the post was taking ages to write so I left it out. This reminds me that I need to go to the body shop to pick up some of their christmas body polishes!

    1. Yes do it! I think my local Body Shop has already sold all their Christmas products so I hope yours still has some left.

  6. The DKNY perfume smells amazing & I've always wanted to try Ro's Argan body conditioner.
    I'm doing this TAG today :)

    1. I'll be sure to check out your post. You really need to try Ro's Argan, I feel it's worth the money :)

  7. So late at seeing this, due to my busy work schedule, but I'll get right on it !!! Thanks for tagging me!!!