Top 8 beauty faves of 2013 + 'resolutions'

Thought is was only right to write up a post on my top faves, I will also include some cliche resolutions at the end. Just because.

I have been pretty much using the same products all year even though I have tons of other options - a resolution for next year? Try more products maybe.

Anyways lets get to it;

Urban Decay Naked Palette
I have a full review on this palette here so I won’t write too much but this is a MUST HAVE! It has what I personally believe to be all the shades you will ever really need, the quality of the eyeshadows is amazing! This is my only UD Naked Palette, I don’t think I need the other two as this is perfect for me.

Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner
I have been using this eyeliner for around 8 years I think, I have lost count of how many I have purchased over the years. The nib of this is cone shaped so you can achieve a thin line, a think line or even a cat eye. It stays on all day and doesn’t smudge at all. It also dries super quickly. I have tried many other liquid eyeliners but always come back to this one! I have a full review here.

GOSH natural touch foundation
This foundation is really lightweight but still provides such a great coverage, they have a range of shades so its definitely worth a look. This foundation provides such a gorgeous healthy looking finish to the skin. I have a full review here.

Collection concealer
I brought this after reading countless good reviews! I was not disappointed, this concealer is so good for the little price tag. I personally need to mix two of the shades to get the right colour. The consistency is great for under the eyes to cover dark circles and on top of spots. It doesn’t appear cakey at all.

Rimmel moisture renew lipstick - Nude delight 700
My most worn lipstick of 2013, it’s nude but not really if that makes sense. This lovely peach pink lipstick is super moisturing which is a must for light shaded lipsticks! I am eager to try more from the range.

Maybelline falsies mascara
I purchased this after seeing promising reviews too and it lived up to the hype! This mascara is great at thickening, lengthening and separating the lashes. I wrote a review here. It really does provide a 'false lash' look.

Maybelline baby lips
I recently gave into the hype and purchased the whole baby lips collection! The favourite definitely has to be the blue one, hydrate which is the moisturising lip balm out of all of them. I have a full review here.

Fashionista blush quad
This palette has been all the blush I’ve been using for most of the year. The colours I picked out are perfect for me, so I often alternate between them. Although my firm favourite is Cinnamon! I have a full review here.

We all know the cliche resolutions that come with the beginning of a new year. I have quite a few personal resolutions. I don’t think i’ve ever stuck with resolutions previously but here goes, maybe 2014 will motivate me to stick with them! Here are a few of my resolutions -

Get healthy
This is a no brainer - ultimate cheese. In the new year I am going to try and eat as clean as possible, so in short non-processed foods. This includes dairy. If you’d like to hear how its going and want me to write a post on the reasons why etc let me know.

Try out more products but also throw out what you don’t need
This past year I have been sticking with the same few beauty products all year just because I know it’s what works for me. I will be shopping my stash and will attempt to rediscover old products that I have brought.

2014 Memory jar
I love this idea and will definitely be making one this year! It is such a cute idea. Throughout the year in the jar you pop in snippets of things that made you happy; tickets to an event? a sweet gift, a receipt for a luxury purchase you made, pictures, charms, happy quotes the list is endless! It’s almost like a journal in a jar.

I want to say a huge thank you for everyone who has followed my blog this last year, I reached 300 followers the other day and that was my goal to reach by tonight and it was achieved a few days earlier! This year has flown by so quickly, I have thoroughly enjoyed writing up posts for you all to read and the feedback has been great. I am also wanting to focus on my blog a lot more next year.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what products you have been loving and what resolutions you might have! I wish you all a happy and healthy new year, may it be filled with lots of good times! x


  1. The blush quad looks lovely!

    1. I recommend it highly! It is so good, cheap too x

  2. Urban Decay again .... every beauty bloggers are recommending it that makes me want to get it so badly too ! So sad I can't buy it here...

    1. It’s such a great palette :) Could you not order it online?

  3. Great post. I'm doing a memory jar this year too. I think it will be lovely to look back on!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


    1. Ah thank you! I know its such a great idea isn’t it! x

  4. I love my Naked 1 so much! I have a resolutions and favorites (including Naked 1) up on my blog, too!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

    1. Its great isn’t it?! Oh will definitely have a look x

  5. Lovely post :) nice blog too - now following! x

  6. Memory jar is so cute. Following now! xx

  7. That blush quad looks great, I like that you can make your own.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing


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