Top 10 Products of 2015

 

Top 10 Products of 2015

A little later than some for my 2015 favourites but here they are. I have decided to only include items that were released in 2015 rather than every favourite I have or this list would go on for quite some time. Here’s my top 10 for 2015…

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September Favourites.

September, can you believe its over already? And still soooo warm! Only 3 months until christmas and im still getting the sunny’s out on the school run! 

Anyway for me this has been a busy month. Ethan has started pre school and is going through a series of tests for Autism. Kara is now running to everything and anything that appears remotely unsafe so without any real effort Ive been sticking to a good weight! (he he.)
My favourites this month have been more fuss free and speedy for getting my look pulled together just in time.

My first product is the TRESemme Texture Style Spray, quick easy, keep it in the handbag kind of product. I am currently also trialing the loreal offering but Im finding slightly different results with that one.
This spray adds texture without buildup, i do not have to wash and restyle my hair for the look im after and I find I can use as often as i like throughout the day without matted hair at the end of the day! 

Next up is Rimmel’s instant tan (Matte) with September being as warm as it’s been and the fact im not organised enough to apply fake tan the night before for a lasting finish. This stuff is great, quick to apply easily rubs into the skin and lasts the night! I use the fair matte formula which is perfect for my skin tone. I think this is the most flesh Ive ever had on show for september.

Lack of sleep is something ive really suffered from this month, late nights, night wakings and early mornings have given me the dark circles of a clown that has just peered through a pair of binoculars with black paint rubbed all over them! 
Bobbi Browns colour corrector has really helped me through these “dark” (ouch bad joke) times. I find you still need a concealer over the top but this like gem has become a staple of my makeup bag very quickly!!! 

Another thing ive found a great go to in the mornings is Dr Jart’s BB cream. I could not get to grips with this originally. I need more coverage and something that lasts longer. Getting 2 children as well as myself ready in the morning ive found ive just been using this instead of moisturiser in the morning as there is never any time to apply foundation. The formulation I use is for blemished  and oily skin and it does cover well. It still does not last the day though!

Finally I have used this nearly every day MACs Viva La Glam in shade 5. A fab nude that I can apply straight from the bullet and run out the door, no fuss guaranteed! I even used this on my wedding day as I find it makes me feel polished and together on more minimal makeup days.

I have to say I as surprised by a couple of the items for this month myself. Still having my legs on show at this time of year and a BB cream!! What were your september favourites? 

xXx

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Blog induced purchases.

Long before I began my own blog I was already addicted to reading the blogs of many, many others.
This is a little post Ive put together to reveal a couple of purchases I could not leave on the shelf and if they were really worth the hype!

First up the HG of makeup brushes, the mother of all foundation brushes…… The Real Techniques Buffing Brush. This was only in the Core Collection but is now going to be in a limited edition set to be released before christmas. It will be the best of collection.
Worth the hype? My god YES!!!! Looking back now why the hell did I paint my foundation onto my skin like I was redecorating my walls, yes I could get a good finish but it took a lot more work than this God among other inferrer brushes could do!!!


Next onto concealer and to any a blogger they would recognise The Collection’s Lasting Finish Concealer in any bloggers makeup bag a mile off.
The coverage was good for a high street brand however on the down side was quite drying (terrible for under eyes) and I found I had to reapply a couple of times in the day. (Lasting Finish My A**)

Another forced purchase and im talking arm twisted around back and shoved into a boots store kind of forced* (*honestly) was the Mayberlillne Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. Now this was on every blog I came across for like a month before I took the plunge and I have to say I have not looked back. The formula is that of a cream shadow, the finish is very polished and looks alot more “high end” than “high street” 
The lasting power is just amazing and I also find it great to use as a primer for other shadows which when done right can give a really chic finish.
Worth the hype? At £4.99 for this quality of formula, shade and finish I would of paid double!!!

Next up this little duo from bumble and bumble the Surf Shampoo and Conditioner. Now I really ummed and arrred about this one. I managed to find them and pay less than £30 for the 2 of them at the time which I was very impressed with but Im not so sure they are a must.
Here is why, the sent is really bland, no lasting impression or heavenly sent when in a warm streamy shower. They really provide the same finish as the surf spray just a lot lighter and more natural for a just got out of bed look. If you use this duo to often with no break your hair becomes really clogged and knotty and just a nightmare to deal with. 
Worth the hype? for the results it gives hell yes! But if you only want the textured look every now and then, id say to stick with the spray and by shampoo and conditioner for your hair type not requirement. 

Finally my last blog loving induced item. Alpha H liquid Gold. My little miracle in a bottle. This has cleared all the little blocked pores I had on my face and made a difference to my over all skin. 
Since making this purchase unless for some evil reason my skin decides to not love this stuff anymore I will be a repeat offender of repurchasing. Worth the hype? Well if I could of only had one item from this post it would be this!

Do you have any blog induced purchases? What are they? 

xXx


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