top 5 of 2013: misc
Over the last few days of 2013, I'll be covering my top 5 products of the year. I'll be looking at my top 5 picks of skincare, face, eyes, lips, hair & more! Let me know your top 2013 products from each category in the comments!
xen tan dark lotion absolute luxe, estee lauder bronze goddess, nailene full cover nails in petite square, origins no puffery*, Real techniques contour Brush
Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe: This is still my self tanner of choice. The perfect not too orange tan that really warms up my olive skin tone without making me look like an oompha loompa. I also really liked the Xen Tan Morrocan Tan for serious deep dark tanning but this one edge over the finish line for me. I stopped fake tanning for winter, Therefore I cant wait to bust this out again! There is nothing I enjoy more than being all glowy and bronzed.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: Long time readers…How much did I go on and on about this perfume in the summer? It was literally my favourite perfume in the world; therefore I quickly snapped up three bottles of stuff to tide me over till the next summer. The best way to describe it is basically summer in a bottle. Super coconutty, fresh, holiday-y and just oh so warming. Although not very seasonal, I have actually worn this most of the year. It's the dream perfume in my eyes, and I literally cannot get enough of. Roll on summer for Bronze Goddess 2014.
Nailene 200 Petite squares: Although I've stopped wearing nails recently (I have no idea why, laziness probably) My favourite falsies have to be the Nailene Petite Squares. They are really short, wearable and have a "my nails but better" type of look to them. They are short square finish,, so they are only a little bit larger than natural nails and have such a lovely shape. I like that they are so small and perfectly sized for smaller hands and nail beds (like my own) Which means I don't have to spend ages filing them down to get them to fit. Coming in a handy 200 pack means whenever one pings off I can quickly and easily replace them. Hero.
Real Techniques Contouring Brush: I had to include a Real Techniques brush in my favourites, and I decided on the Contour brush. I just felt out of all the RT ones I own that this one was the one I liked the most. The small shape is perfect for sculpting the cheeks or depositing colour on the apples. While I really rave about all the RT brushes this one has been my favourite in 2013.
Origins No Puffery: My sleeping pattern took a turn for the worse in 2013, so I was left with the puffiest, driest eyes ever. Although soon after discovering No Puffery my eye area calmed down and felt a lot more soothed. I actually keep this in my fridge, so I grab it as Im grabbing the milk for my wake up coffee. Smart.