So, strap in, because this is gonna be a long post! I've split things into 4 catergories- Hair, Skincare, Makeup and Nail Polish.
HairDavroe Hair Wellness. I was first introduced to Davroe at the Adelaide Beauty Convention in October and oh my god. I am in LOVE. I was gifted their Smooth Senses pack (3 of the 4 products are in the photo above), and the Replenish Hair Balm. The Smooth Senses pack is designed to control frizz, and it has worked wonders! I'll be doing a full post soon.
Australian Pure Organics Cleansing Wipes, Sensitive Face Scrub and Sensitive Moisturiser. Another brand I met at the ABC, and again, another hit! The cleansing wipes are AMAZING, I use them daily. The Face Scrub leaves my face feeling so, so clean. And it has a lot of 'scrubbiness' to it, which I prefer. And the moisturiser is thick, absorbs quickly and leaves skin super smooth.
Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser. An absolute staple. This controls my oil slick face like nothing else. Love it, definitely recommend it.
Guinot One Step Cleansing Water. This give a good clean feeling to the face and is perfect if you need to correct any tiny makeup mistakes! Winged liner, I'm looking at you!
Help Me Ronda Pina Colada Cuticle Cocktail and Pamper Me Bath Salts. BEST CUTICLE BALM EVER. Smells amazing, absorbs quickly, smooth as butter and a little goes a long way. The bath salts are so calming. This is my second container! And all handmade!
Real Techniques Core Collection and Your Eyes Enhanced Starter Set. THESE BRUSHES. Omg I am in LOVE! Chances are you'll have seen these being raved about all over the net, and they are definitely worth the hype!
Bourjois Volumizer Mascara (brown). An awesome, non clumping, lash extending neutral mascara. Perfect for days when black is too much.
Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain Darling. Totally an out of my comfort zone colour, but I adore it! A light blue toned pink thats non drying and leaves a nice stain. Plus, it smells great!
Lancome Moisture Masque Primer. The back of this product says it's designed for Asian skins, but I have found it to be a very good oil-controlling primer. It has a sheer, shimmery pink colour and is good for evening out skin tones and my foundation lasts forever.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Black Metal Dahlia. Dark, metallic satin finish liquid lipstick. Gorgeous vampy almost burgundy colour. Will do a proper post soon!
Australis Fresh & Flawless Mattifying Powder, All Over Face & Body Tint and Totes Smokin eyeshadow palette. All Over Face & Body is a light coverage liquid foundation. Perfect for summer. F&F Mattifying Powder is a heavier coverage powder, stays matte for EVER and doesn't cause me oiliness. Full post soon! The eye palette is awesome. Great pigmentation, and all neutrals, that can be perfect night or day!
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Shadow Magic Eye Primer. This primer has been my absolute FAVOURITE beauty product of the year. I cannot get over how good this is. Trust me, you NEED it. Full post soon.
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Liner Silver, Lasting Finish Lipstick 04, and Lasting Finish Matte Lipsticks 111 and 113. Gorgeously pigmented, super shiny silver pencil liner. A must have. 04 is a dark, dark purple lipstick with a gloss finuish. Not for the faint hearted! 113 is a matte nude, that is the perfect nude shade for my skintone. I have a back up! 111 is my ultimate matte red lippie, in fact, it's my fave red lippie all together! It will suit everyone!
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner, ColorSensational Vivids Lipsticks 906 Hot Plum and 912 Electric Orange. I raved about the liner yesterday, so go see that post for details! The ColorSensational Vivids lippies are amazing. So bright, so pigmented, so smooth, and very long lasting! Bright purple and orange lippies rocked this year.
Couleur Caramel Terre Caramel Bronzer. An amazing baked bronzer, with an easily buildable formula.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. Enough Said!
Essences Lash Mania Reloaded. Super black, non clumping, crazy length-giving BARGAIN of a mascara.
Sleek Acid iDivine Palette. LOOK AT THOSE NEONS. And the metallics! My god, I love this. SO many looks to be made. Full post soon!
EOS Lip Balm Summer Fruits. Another cult beauty product. This balm smells and tastes amazing, is nice and moisturising and a really unique design.
BYS Blusher Candyfloss. A super cute, buildable, wearble pink shimmery blush.
And finally... POLISH!
2013 was the year of the Aussie Indie. So many brands have blossomed and it's so great to see this brands getting recognition. It was hard to narrow down favourites, and all but two have been on the blog before so I won't describe.
- Sayuri Galaxy Magic and #012
- Peita's Polish I'm a Chatterbox and Pocket Full of Posies
- Deadset Babes Atlantis to Interzone and Gunshot Glitter
- Lilypad Lacquer Zombee and I Am Miss Haughty Taughty.
- Shades of Phoenix Poseidon
- Alanna Renee Black Cherry
- Celestial Cosmetics Galactic Holo
- MckFresh Nail Attire Shattered Dreams
- Femme Fatale Keeper of the Grave and Mana Ruby
- Pretty Serious Haddonfield
- Gloss 'n Sparkle The Lotus Eater and Boogeymans Briefs
The Indie brand of the year for me though, was hands down, Love Thy Polish. Emmas polishes always have the best formulas, and are some of the most amazing polishes I've got. Not to mention the STUNNING holos! Here are some faves:
So, if you've made it thus far, congratulations, and have a safe and happy new year!
Until Next Time,