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As this year is coming to an end, I very much wanted to do a blog giving special mentions to my own personal stand out products from each category. The difficult thing is, I love many products from every category…

I would absolutely love to hear any of your own, in the comments section below!

Cleanser –
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Exfoliator –
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Oil Cleanser –
Laura Mercier Purifying Oil Rich oil

Serum –
Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum BiPhase

Luxury Face Moisturiser-
Creme de la Mer (so expensive, I know, but my skin looks so plumped up and healthy)

High Street Face Moisturiser-
Olay Total Effects Day Moisturiser SPF15 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing (I bought this when I was abroad and had left my Dermalogica at home, it’s great, and available everywhere)

Eye Cream –
Elemis Pro Collagen Eye Renewal

Eye Gel Morning –
Clarins Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum (A man’s product but I love it)

Eyeshadow –
MAC Sumptuous Olive (my old favourite that I feel I neglected this year)

Tinted Moisturiser –
Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20

Eyeliner –
MAC Kohl Liner in Powersurge

Mascara –
MAC Zoom Lash

Marcel Wanders Moisturising Lipstick in Jewel (I have heard these are leaving M&S in the New Year – I would be so disappointed – these are excellent lipsticks)

Lipgloss –
Clinique Air Kiss (this was my Footballers’ Wives lipgloss, only then, it came in a pot!)

Daily SPF –
Clinique City Block SPF25 (as I mentioned in my first post about the blog, I first used this when I was 13 years old)

Body Moisturiser –
Kielhs Creme de Corps SPF30

Self Tan –
St Tropez Bronzing Mousse

Face Tanner –
Xen-Tan Face Tanner Luxe

Foundation –
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer in Beige (I’m not cheating by adding an extra, the concealer comes in the lid – fabulous)

Cream Blusher-
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme-Rouge Blusher in Soft Peach

Powder Blusher –
Nars Sin

Eyelash Strips –
Ja Maal Buster ‘Sold Out Show’ (these are everywhere in Ireland and I don’t think in UK)
Eyelure Lashes (these are definitely sold in the UK, I like their 116)

Nail Product –
Opi Crystal File

Shampoo –
Frederic Fekkai Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hair Serum –
Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Serum

Electrical Beauty –
Clarisonic Mia

Bedside Essential –
Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm BUY

Bath Product-
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil

Body Exfoliator-
Soap & Glory Flake Away

Natural Product –
Argan Oil (100% pure)

Travel Essential-
Marks & Spencers Deluxe Bottle Set (This set of mini bottles and tubs has saved me twice, 71 Degrees North they were imperative, and again this year couldn’t have been without them on my round the world trip. They even give you little labels so you remember what is in each container!!)

Beauty Website –

Beauty Store –
Space NK

Supplement –
Siberean Ginseng

And the list could go on….

I have put links next to a few of these products, that I thought may be less clear, or hard to find. If you need any advice on where to get anything or look at anything, please do ask.

12 Comments on Top products of the Year 2011

  1. Wow! such fab recommendations that I’ve jotted down. Some of mine are:-
    Cleanser: Liz Earle and Yes to Carrots facial wash
    Serum: Yes to Blueberries Serum
    Eye Cream: Yes to Carrots Eye Cream
    Eyeshadow: Any by MAC
    Eyeliner: Gel liner by Bobbi Brown and the new gel liner by Maybelline
    Mascara: Lancome’s Hypnosé Drama Mascara or YSL Faux Cils
    Lipstick: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    Foundation: Lancome Teint Miracle or Photogenic
    Shampoo: Kerastase
    Hair Serum: Kerastase Fibre Architect Serum and Kerastase Elixir
    Beauty/Health website. http://www.victoriahealth.com
    Beauty Store: Selfridges (London)
    Supplement: Vitamin D and Spatone (a gente iron supplement)

    Can’t wait to see other recommendations here also 😉

  2. Love this post!

    I love dermalogica too, but I think liz Earle is equally as amazing! If you haven’t tried I would recommend their cleanse and polish cleanser, skin tonic and moisturiser! I have also been using their skin relief oil as a night treatment and it’s great!

    Also highly recommend the burts bees mango lip balm, clinique moisture surge tinted moisturiser and organic coconut oil as a hair treatment- fushi or holland and Barrett is where I get mine! Xx

    • Also I have recently tried the lipsticks by look magazine, I am quite impressed! Good staying power, quite moisturising and nice colour! Toffee cup is a great neutral shade xx

  3. Great information – thank you! Pleased to see Dermalogica features as for me, nothing beats their products! I used to get cosmetic-related acne but since using Dermalogica I have had clear skin! Emma x

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