Monday, 28 December 2015


It feels so strange to be writing a round-up of 2015 already - as I get older the years are definitely flying by quicker than ever, scary!  The year definitely got off to an awful start for me, and I didn't really start to feel like normal again until around September where luckily things started picking up.  So, I'm definitely looking forward to 2016 and hope that some good things are in store!  
I Have to say though that 2015 was a fine year in terms of make up - I found some absolute gems and all the products I've included in the post are ones that I've been using for the majority of the year and haven't felt the need to switch.

Obviously, Charlotte Tilbury's make up is featuring here - and with very good reason.  I resisted buying the Filmstar Bronze and Glow for a long time, but when I finally caved in I was so glad that I did!  I love using this to contour; the bronze shade is perfect for my skin tone and the highlighter is subtle yet still creates a beautiful sheen on the top of my cheeks.  I also having been loving the lipsticks in Charlotte's range, particularly the shade 1975 Red which is a lovely orange-red that I lived in throughout the summer.  The lipstick has a matte finish and lasts for hours, whilst giving your lips a fuller look.  

I love the Zoeva Rose Gold brushes so much that I've just put in an order for another set!  The quality is fantastic and for just over £50 for 8 brushes it is really good value.  Obviously they look great too so that is always a bonus!  

My favourite foundation of the year has to be the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Photo Finish.  The colour is a perfect match for my skin and it is ideal for getting some extra coverage without looking cakey.  I've used the same concealer all year too, which is the Estee Lauder Double Wear one, it works well on both my spots an dark under eye circles so I can definitely see me repurchasing this many times next year.  

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade is my holy grail brow product these days - it's another product that I've just reordered for about the fifth time I think.  It last for ages and it's all you need to define and shape your brows.  

Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils have to be my best bargain of the year - at £4.99 each they are an absolute steal and are on par with their NARS counterparts.  I have so many shades now, but my favourites are Nude Perfection and Fab Orange which is pictured here.  The pencil means shaping your lips is made easy, and the colours are bold and deeply pigmented too.  

Last but not least, I couldn't not include my favourite nail polish brand of the year - and it's no surprise that it's Barry M.  I say it all the time but this is my favourite nail brand or all time, and this year I've been loving the Daylight Curing collection which is full of vibrant shade that have a gel-like finish.  

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas!  What did you get this year?  What have your favourite products been? xx


  1. Lovely post I love seeing what people have been loving throughout the year - I think next year I'll have to make a few purchases from Charlotte Tilbury!

    Lucy |

  2. I love your photography! And your favourites look amazing - the packaging of them all makes me want to buy them haha! I've never tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury so i might have to have a splurge in 2016!

    My 2015 Favourites - Leah Talks

  3. Zoeva brushes always sound wonderful, hopefully next year I'll purchase some. As for CT, it seems to be the brand of this year! I personally want to try everything!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  4. The CT Filmstar Bronzer & Glow and the Zoeva brushes definitely make my favourites of 2015 too!

    Karishma |

  5. You're right - how can the years be flying past so quickly?! I am in love with so many of these products - the Zoeva brushes and ABH Dipbrow made my favourites too! I adore the Estee Lauder concealer, but this year I discovered the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer and I am IN LOVE!

    Lilies and Lipbalm

  6. I love the Zoeva brushes! I just bought them for my sister but may have to buy myself some too!

    Amy x

  7. I think I finally need to give Zoeva brushes a go:)

  8. Love the picture, I've yet that anastasia dip brow, been all my wish list for forever now! X

    From veganism to fashion to 1D, the highlights of 2015 over on


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