Hey there upper-east-siders, Gossip Girl here; your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite... Just kidding! It's Jane here. Do any of you watch "Gossip Girl"? It's my new guilty pleasure.
I'm sorry I didn't post on New Years Day; my friends invited me to go ice skating and go see Disney's Frozen (which was spectacular!) and then the day after I invited other friends ice skating (I really love it) and I lost track of time. Tomorrow I'll post my 'big' post, then I'll begin my new blogging schedule which will go to plan I hope...
But now I'd like to introduce the point of this post which is my favourite beauty products of 2013. You may have seen these pop up lots in my monthly favourites or reviews throughout the past year. I thought this would be fun to write about, and lots of bloggers are raving about their top products these days too. I'll start from my 13th product right down to number 1, which will be difficult. Here we go...
13. Vaseline in Rosy Lips
I think Vaseline's is everybody's first love when it comes to lip balm. I love this colour because it's tinted but subtle and super smoothing. Perfect for any situation; *drops it into the handbag*.
12. Rimmel Glam'Eyes Professional Liquid Liner
I have used this a lot throughout the year. I bought it I think in May or sometime like that, and I've almost mastered the cat eye. Almost. What really annoys me is that I can't get the lines 100% identical to each other on my eyes, but that's probably impossible. Anyway, this liner is the only liquid one I've ever used, but I love it! It's tricky to use at first but once you get the hang of it, it'll be your best friend.
11. Pantene Overnight Nourishing Spray for Fine Hair
This is great for when you know you won't be showering your roots in the morning and you want your hair to become soft and, well, nourished while you dream. It works very well, and it's good to spray on when your hair is in damp plaits so it's wavy the next day.
"This mascara is easy to apply; it glides on nice and smoothly leaving a clean sleek look. You don't need to apply many coats as it gives out massive volume. It gives the illusion of longer lashes and zero clumps appear if applied correctly. This mascara is fab for any time, any place!" Taken from post linked above.
9. The POREfessional by Benefit
This is fantastic. The formula is silky, lightweight and translucent and it helps problem skin look flawless and it primes the skin for make up. Its even helpful to wear on its own - ideal for young skin that might need a teeny, teeny, teeny amount of coverage but doesn't need something as heavy as BB cream.
Firstly, the colour is so pretty, it makes me ooh and aah. The application of this is easy, no mess, and you only need around two coats for it to not look sheer. I recommend a top coat, and then it lasts, oh it lasts, for aaaagggeess, unlike other nail lacquers. I got great use out of this nail polish, and so did my sister, haha.
"It makes my complexion feel nice and smooth and look awake. It has a very slight coverage, but does blur my small imperfections, so therefore I wouldn't recommend this to someone with acne-prone skin. Since it is a BB cream, it moisturises my skin for quite a while (maybe not a whole day) and does not feel heavy at all. I don't look overdone, which is a big plus." Taken from post linked above.
"This perfume is so elegant and unique, just like Taylor herself. An enchanting scent, fit for any occasion. I received a sample for this from Mizz magazine and from that moment on I longed to have it. And now I do! Unfortunately my bottle does not have charms on it, but it's the scent that matters!" It's wonderful, I've used it up after like 6 months or less!
Captions taken from post linked above.
"A floral fragrance with sparkling fruity tones on a wooden background. The top notes are raspberry, dewberry, green tea, freesia and apple blossom."
5. World Famous Neutrals: Eyenessa's Easiest Nudes Ever Eyeshadow Set from Benefit
I got this for my birthday this year, or should I say, last year, and it's amazing! It comes with two cream shadows and four normal eye shadows. It comes with tips on how to us the colours and the packaging is super cool. They're great to use for school for that natural look.
"This is very light and does absorb quickly and is very radiant. I feel more awake looking with it applied. It's very moisturising (usual for a moisturiser I suppose) but not for 24 hours! If it does hydrate for that long, I just don't notice anywho.
I've seen reviews of the other moisturisers in the collection and some of them weren't fab... But this 'texture' is honestly great! If you have normal skin (sounds a bit mean doesn't it?) try it out!" Taken from post linked above.
"The formula of this is creamy, but not hugely, and it's easy to blend and definitely hydrates my eyes. It hides my dark circles and makes me look more awake, but it does crease a tiny bit and rubs off after a few hours, even when skin is primed or powder is applied on top. So it's just a matter of re-applying I'd say! It isn't cakey and looks pretty natural when blended. It's comfortable and smooth; I love this concealer! I recommend it loads and it is worth the money!" Taken from post linked above.
2. Benetint by Benefit
Before I get into this, yes, the writing did rub off the bottle, and yes, it is annoying, but the actual product is lovely! You can use it for your cheeks and lips and blend it out for a cute tint. Excellent for everyday wear and re-application is simple! This is definitely an all rounder; the missing piece of the jigsaw for naturally kissable lips and rosy cheeks.
And the moment we've all been waiting for...
1. Batiste Dry Shampoo
This. Is. A. Life. Saver.
If you have been following this blog for a while, you know, oh you know alright, that I LOOOVE Batiste dry shampoos. They have come up multiple times in my 2013 monthly favourites, as they are incredibly handy for rushed school mornings, with a collection of different scents for everyone. Picture the scene; you're stressed, in a hurry and your having a bad hair day. Sucks right? Spray Batiste into your hair, rub it in, and style it, and then, voila, you're less stressed, you have time to spare and your hair feels as good as new, if that's possible.
And that's all!
Ah, it's so late, like 12 in the morning! Haha, talk to you later babes.
And who am I? That's a secret I'll never tell. You know you love me, XOXO, Gossip Girl.
What were your top products of 2013?