Best of 2013: Beauty & Nails

This is my personal favourite beauty and nail bits that I ‘discovered’ in 2013. Had to  split this into two as I realised that most of my favourites of the year were nail polishes and I thought that might be boring for you non nail obsessed people out there.

Beauty Beauty favouritesBoom! Look at these lovelies.

Beauty faves*Not even a bit sorry for my stupid face in the mirror* No prizes for guessing my favourite colour palette for 2013. Rooossseee Goooolllldd foreverrrrr! Did a little dance of joy when I got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. Also loving the Maybelline Colour Tattoo range, the cream eyeshadows and the loose pigments. Left to right: Eternal Gold; Pink Gold; On & On Bronze; Breaking Bronze; Downtown Brown.

Honey BronzerMiracles happened in summer when I found a bronzer that I liked and could actually wear – lightly of course. The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Bronzer in shade 01 is my favourite (and only) bronzer.

Bourjois colour boostFave lip colours were without a doubt the Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayons. Top to bottom: Peach on the Beach; Fuchsia Libre; Plum Russian; Red Island.

Real techniquesI finally invested in some decent makeup brushes – the unbeatable (according to many) Real Techniques. Top to bottom: Expert Face Brush, Blush Brush; Buffing Brush; Stippling Brush; Deluxe Crease Brush; Brow Brush.

Nails NailsAnd on to nails. Blues and greens have been my favourite this year. I’m really liking Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid, so perhaps next year will see more pinky-purply tones sneak in.

Barry M GellysBarry M Gellys were by far my favourite nail polish range and the colours went from strength to strength this year. Left to right: Lychee; Guava; Prickly Pear.

Topshop nail polishAnd the award for cutest bottle goes to…Topshop! With a great colour range, high shine and easy application these little bottles are a winner. Left to right: AWOL; Spilled Milk; Flamingo Coral.

Bourjois nail polishBourjois’ 1 Seconde Gel nail polish is something pretty special. Just try the brush, you’ll be hooked! Left to right: Blue No Blues; Green Fizz; Turquoise Block.

Barry M TexturesLots of brands did textured nail polish this year but my favourite was Barry M’s due to its range of colours – pastel for spring, sparkles for autumn. Plus it retained its affordability. Perfect. Left to right: Princess; Countess; Atlantic Road.

Maybelline BrocadesA new addition but I was so pleasantly surprised by Maybelline’s Brocade range that they shot to the top of my favourites. Left to right: Foil Flash; Knitted Gold; Rosy Rosettes.

So there you have it, the beauty products that have been rocking my 2013. Honourable mentions must go to Maybelline Baby Lips (who else is excited for Baby Skin?); Bourjois Cream Blushers; Loreal Color Riche Confetti top coat; Rimmel Space Dust Nail Polish; Covergirl LashBlash Clump Crusher mascara.

What have been your favourites?

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