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29 December 2014

Revisiting My 2013 Favourites

As I was scrolling through my BlogLovin feed this morning, I noticed Lily Pebbles created a '2013 Favourites Revisited' post where she discussed her favourite products last year and if they continued to be her favourites for the year of 2014. I thought her blog post was fantastic and I've decided to write a similar kind of post. 

You can view my 'Favourite products of 2013' blog post HERE.

L'oreal EverStrong hair care range. I haven't actually picked up this product again this year. As new hair care products are always being released, I like to switch up the products I use on my hair to stop it becoming too used to one product. I find shampoos don't have the same effect when I use them constantly for a couple of months and I love to try out new products regardless.

Tangle Teezer. After a whole year, I still swear by this brush. It's not until I borrow someone else's supermarket hair brush that I realise how great the tangle teezer's are. The brush doesn't hurt when I'm untangling knots and I feel as though my hair isn't going to snap or break when I'm brushing it when it's wet and at it's most vulnerable.

Real Techniques Makeup Brushes. I've continued to use my real techniques brushes every day this year. I find them to be great all-rounded products and I haven't noticed a single hair fallout from the brush since I purchased them in the Summer of 2013. I use the large face brush every day to apply powder and the eyeshadow brush whenever I apply eyeshadow. I haven't used the foundation brush much this year, as I prefer to use my fingers instead.

Maybelline Mascaras. 2013 was definitely the year for Maybelline mascaras. I was completely hooked on the Falsies and the Rocket mascara when they were released and I still agree today that they are great mascaras. However, I've become a great fan of Max Factor mascaras, which I've been using throughout the year. I find straight and thin mascara brushes easier to work with than the spoon/chunkier brushes on the Maybelline mascara wands. 

Carmex Lip Balm. I had my Roaccutane treatment in 2013 and this product was my saviour then. I barely use lip balms nowadays as my skin is nowhere near as dry as it was on the medication. If my lips are dry, however, this is the first product I reach for.

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette. This is still my favourite eyeshadow palette. I haven't worn as much eyeshadow on a daily basis this year, but it is definitely my go-to palette when I decide on a smokey eye or for heavier eye makeup looks.

Max Factor CC Cream. I find this product is very pale, which is perfect for my skin tone in the Winter months, but not so much in the Summer. Over the last couple of months, I've re-discovered this product as it suits my skin tone perfectly during this time of year. In the Summer, I used my Rimmel London BB Cream religiously. 

Roaccutane. I haven't been back on the drug since I finished my course in November of 2013 and, fingers crossed, I won't need to take it again. The drug changed my life and I'm really pleased with the results and my skin continues to improve every day. I've booked a couple of microdermabrasion appointments in 2015, so I'm excited to see how it helps reduce the appearance of my acne scars left over from acne breakouts. I'll be sure to blog about my results next year! 

As I said before, brands are constantly releasing new products so I'm not really surprised most of my favourites from last year won't be included in my 2014 favourites. However, there have been a few products I've discovered - such as Carmex lip balms and the Naked Palette - which I can't see budging from my favourites any time soon.

My 2014 favourites posts will be released tomorrow and on the 31st! 

Have your 2013 favourites changed this year? Or are there still products you swear by from last year?


  1. The Naked 1 Palette is one of my all time favourites too! Can't get enough of it!

    Happy new year! <3

    1. It's great, I'd be surprised if I ever found another palette that's better than the Naked palette!
      Happy new year to you too!



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