2013 favourites

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So, it is very nearly 2014, am I the only one who thinks that sounds scary? Where on earth has this year went to anyway? Time seems to be flying, but I suppose they say it does fly when you’re having fun! In this post I will be writing about my favourite products and trends of 2013. I could do this post for a lot of things but I thought beauty and fashion would be the most interesting ones to read! Stay tuned to find out my favourites from this year guys!

ImageSleek eyebrow palette in ‘light’

I have tried a number of different eyebrow palettes such as the famous HD Brows, Benefit Browzings and then the Sleek eyebrow palette. I purchased the HD Brows palette in the shade ‘foxy’ and it crumbled into tiny pieces after a few weeks. I thought it was a very pigmented palette and you could not make many mistakes or you’d end up with dark, scary brows! I have repurchased the Sleek palette a number of times and I honestly can’t fault it. I have tried the medium and the light shade. I currently have the light shade and it looks very natural and gives a high definition effect at the same time. The price is a lot more reasonable compared to the HD Brows palette as well. It comes with a pair of tweezers, an angled brush and a flat brush, a wax and a powder. Over all I think the statement eyebrow look is very much IN this year! Everyone has the bold, perfectly defined eyebrows going on, and I think we have never looked better ladies! 

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Thierry Mugler ‘Womanity’

I have tried a lot of different perfumes over the years and I have found it difficult to find one that lingers on me all day, they all usually wear off too quickly, but this one is different. The smell is beautiful and it lasts on your skin and clothes all day and longer! I did a review about this perfume early in the year which you can check out here. This has been my signature scent for 2013 and i very much intend to carry it on into 2014!

 

 The ‘midi’ dress

I for one have been loving the midi dress trend this year! I have to admit when I seen Michelle Keegan in this photograph it made me want to get one. This one she is wearing is from Topshop but it is out of season now! I think they are stylish, feminine, classy and modern! They hug your body beautifully and only show minimum skin. This is the perfect style of dress for a night out where you want to look classy but stylish at the same time. These styles of dresses can be bought everywhere now a days! 

Mollie King at event of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

The middle parting

This year the middle parting has hit back with a vengeance. So many celebrities are rocking it which has encouraged a lot more ladies to make the change! I used to think I looked ridiculous with a middle parting, but once you master how to make it sit and get the right position for your face it can make you look a lot more grown up than a side fringe for example! I adore this style and it is also great for me as my side fringe has grown out so much and I don’t want to get it cut again! Middle partings rock!

MAC Up the Amp Lipstick

Purple toned lipsticks

I have seen this colour SO much this year and I am a big fan of it. At first it scared me a little, but once I tried it, I was in love! There are a lot of different tones of purple lipsticks, some are very dark and vampy, some are more violet toned and some are a mix of both. I think that it is a total fashion statement, when you put it on it can make a whole outfit look ten times better. I will definitely be rocking this colour more through the winter!

That is my list of my main favourites of 2013! I hope you have all enjoyed reading this post! Feel free to do a post like this 🙂 lots of lovin, Lyndsy x

Image credits go to;

http://www.missnattysbeautydiary.com/2013/07/mac-up-the-amp-lipstick-review-photos-swatches.html

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3080074/

http://www.shelikes.com/renee-tribal-print-midi-dress-michelle-keegan.html

October products of the month

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I decided to create a post similar to monthly empties, but in this case I haven’t used up every single product and that’s why I’m calling it products of the month! I had a lot more products I could of talked about but I didn’t want to blather on too much than I already will do!

The first product I’m going to write about is the glaze cinnamon scented candle with a Christmassy design on the holder. I bought it for £2 from Tesco on special offer, it smells amazing and is really appropriate for the Winter season! It’s a good size for the price and I’ve got a lot of turns out of it and there is plenty more to come.

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The next item is the finishing touches fake glue on nails produced especially for Superdrug. The ones I purchased have half a white tip at the top with 3 glitter line coming from it. The glitter gives it a more glamorous finish than just the plain white French look. This product was just over £3, all the other fake nails were dearer. I got mine in short length as I have teeny fingers and hands. I am really impressed with these as I usually am left with 1 fake nail after a couple of days but these have lasted me 6 days and I have only had to reapply 2 nails. I have been swimming, in a jacuzzi and sauna, washed dishes etc and they have still managed to last this long, for £3! I’ll be repurchasing these again. (Glue is included.)

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The third item i’ll mention is the ‘Lovely’ perfume by Sarah Jessica Parker. I love this perfume as it’s a light sweet scent that you could go to use every day, the bottle design is so chic and classy, it reminds me of pink roses! I think over all it represents Sarah Jessica Parker perfectly. I would definately buy this for a friend as a gift for Christmas as it isn’t very expensive but it’s beautiful for the price.

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My boyfriend bought the “Lynx Arrract for her” for himself, even though it’s meant to be for girls, so I ended up using it a couple of times and I have to say it is a lovely smell. It’s fruity and sweet but I find these type of body spray/deodorants don’t keep their smell for long at all. I wouldn’t buy this again.

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The next item I’ve been using this month is the Avon Nail experts liquid freeze product which is a quick dry nail spray. It cost around £3 and the bottle is 50ml. I have to admit it does work, every time I paint my nails, I smudge them without a doubt. I am just far too impatient to sit waving my hands around to dry, so this product I just had to try. Luckily for me, it worked, within a couple of minutes I dared to touch my nails and they were dry, hooray! it does have a chemical smell to it and it is quite greesy, but as long as you wash your hands after you’ll be fine.

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The last product I’m going to mention is the hair, skin and nail vitamins I have been taking to try and get my hair to grow, you can read about my hair growth battle here. They were £3 from Tesco and I wasn’t willing to pay double the price for a different brand that was a bit more “posh,” when the ingredients were exactly the same! First of all, these tablets are big brutes, I HATE taking tablets so it’s not nice trying to swallow them down, it doesn’t help the fact that they taste disgusting. The taste lingers in your mouth for a couple of minutes and makes me want to vomit! (Sorry about the graphic thought.) If you take a drink straight after taking them you should be fine. I don’t know if they are doing much for me as of yet as I have only been taking them for a couple of weeks, but for the price you can’t really ask for more, I’d buy them again if I notice a difference with my skin, hair and nails! x

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