Happy New Year everyone, I hope you’re all feeling refreshed and hangover free by now (likely?)! I spent New Years Eve at a party at my best friends house, it was a fantastic night, I haven’t had so much fun in ages! I’m not setting any new years resolutions for 2012 as 2011 was such a bad year for me that I’m positive 2012 will be a much better year. I tell myself all the usual things lose weight, spend less, take better care of myself… but really none of that matters. This year is going to be about enjoying myself and spending time with those I love and who love me. I’m surrounded by such amazing people at the moment and I’m so lucky to be going into 2012 with them. Instead, I thought I’d share with you my top 11 products for 2011.
Top 11 for 2011
1, St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mist Spray in Natural Medium Glow Fair to Normal- this incredibly cheap fake tan puts every other tanner in the corner. It applies like a dream, looks so natural and fades really evenly.
2, Decleor Aroma Confort Moisturising Body Milk– its light, absorbs quickly, smells beautiful and is super moisturising. I often go for a Decleor facial and massage and the beauty therapist always uses this, so when I use it at home, the scent takes me back to the beauty room and I instantly feel relaxed.
3, Decleor Aromessence Solaire Tan Activator Serum– I use this year in, year out, prior to tanning on holiday. Its great at preparing my skin for sun exposure and helping to speed up my tan so that the moment I step off the plane, I start bronzing straight away, rather than a few days into the holiday.
4, Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream– 2011 was the year I discovered this foot cream and its the best I’ve ever used. Its light, absorbs quickly, has that signature Clarins scent and works gently to soften hard skin, reduce any swelling in the feet and banish any odour.
5, Manuka Doctor Apiclear Skin Treatment Serum– This little gem is like bee botox! Its perfect at plumping the skin to smooth fine lines and make the skin appear even. My skin has never been as good since I started using this. Read my full review of this product here.
6, Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner– This is, hands down, the best eyeliner I’ve ever used. I picked it up while doing some grocery shopping at the beginning of the year and have used it ever since. I hadn’t heard much about it online until recently so I’m pleased more and more people are trying this. It is easy to apply so great for those who don’t have a steady hand and it gives the most opaque black line that doesn’t budge. Perfect.
7, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black– I’ve really enjoyed using this mascara this year as my others just weren’t cutting it on my bottom lashes. The teenie tiny brush defines, lengthens and separates all of my lashes. It takes some getting used to but it can be incredibly buildable and if you like the controversial spider eyes look, then you can achieve it with this.
8, YSL Rouge Volupte no. 19– Thick, creamy, long lasting and the most perfect pink colour. My favourite, most worn lipstick this year by a mile. Read my in depth review here.
9, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 2 Light- Another product I discovered while grocery shopping this year. Its the best concealer I’ve ever used. Its thick, blendable and covers absolutely everything.
10, Estee Lauder Double Wear Light– This is my favourite foundation of 2011. The coverage is fantastic without feeling heavy, it lasts all day without oxidising and it keeps my oily skin at bay.
11, Decleor Aromessence Rose D’Orient– Another favourite of mine from Decleor that I’ve been using daily in 2011. I apply it using the Decleor acupressure method after cleansing and toning. It soothes renews and softens my skin.
So there you go, my top products of 2011. I would love to know what yours are! Many thanks to Tali from The Gloss Goss for tagging me to do this. If you’re looking for a good blog to read, then I’d recommend both of hers. She’s been my must read in the blogging world for 2011! As for me, I tag whoever would like to do this! Link it in the comments if you do it, I’d love to read what your top 11 products for 2011 were!
What products have you most enjoyed using in 2011?