2015 favourites

by - January 08, 2016

Hey guys, as I haven't done any December favourites I thought I would share with you my favourites from 2015! Hope you enjoy. xx By the way this may be a really long post - I am sharing 15 products with you :)
1- Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Over this year I have loved the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. I have talked about this a lot of 2015 and I have to say it is one of my all time favourite mascara. It gives your lashes a really fluttery pretty look and is great for going out as you can build it up or on an everyday basis as you can just apply a little. I have this in the mini size from the All For Eyes set but you can only buy the mini by itself  at boots and the full size is £22 but it is definitely worth it.

2- Tanya Burr Hollywood Palette

An eyeshadow palette have been loving is the Tanya Burr Hollywood palette. This contains 4 nude shades which all have really pretty name : nude delight, gold coin, enchantment and bookworm. All of the shades are really easy to apply and last for a long time without creasing. This product is really affordable and is available in Superdug and online at FeelUnqiue

3- MAC lustre Lipstick in Plumful

This lipstick has been a huge favourite of mine ever since I got it in August. It is a gorgeous plummy red which looks great with gold eyeshadow and really fluttery lashes. I used this most days in 2015 and I have to say it hasn't really gone down much. It is super long lasting and it doesn't really fade. This was the first MAC lipstick I had ever tried and I have to say it is amazing quality and I will definitely be re-purchasing this and buying more in different shades. I did a whole post on this last year so click here to read it.

4- Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Cotton Cane

This is kind of a cheat because I got this at Christmas but oh well! This lipgloss I think was exclusive to the Tanya Burr Candy Cane set which packaging was the cutest. It came with a nail varnish in be bright, be happy, be you and a nail file. This lipgloss is not sticky at all and lasts most of the day which I was really surprised about. It is a gorgeous candy pink (hence the name) and is quite pigmented. I have 2 other Tanya Burr lipglosses but I have to say this one is my favourite. Also, the packaging is beautiful and it smells nice - not really on the list of things i want in a lipgloss but it is a nice extra!

5- Real Techniques Brushes

Before Christmas I only had 2 Real Techniques brushes - but for Christmas I got the 1046 Starter Set. Now I have 6 eye brushes and 1 lip brush. The brushes are so soft and I have to say I use them all. I have the Deluxe Crease brush, Base Shadow brush, Shading brush, Brow brush, Accent brush, Fine Liner brush and the retractable lip brush. If you want me to do a tutorial with these brushes then let me know in the comments and will be sure to do that for you! The brushes are really good quality so they apply and blend the eyeshadows really nicely. Then even apply base/cream shadows easily which not all brushes do!

6- Zoella Beauty Wonder Hand

I got this hand cream for Christmas and I can honestly say it has improved my hands so much. I use this 3 times a day and it stops my hands from getting dry and chapped. It is in the original collection scent (fresh and florally) and it is really moisturizing. As you may know I used to be obsessed with the Soap&Glory Hand Food and I can't believe I'm saying this but I think it is actually better than the Hand Food. Also the packaging is so nice and looks really pretty on my dressing table - if you want me to do a dressing table tour/organisation just let me know!

7- Beauticology Toasted Marshmallow Foot Lotion

I got this in a set with red and white striped fluffy socks from my friend for Christmas. I have really dry feet and I get quite peely skin and this has stopped that completely. I use this twice a week then put my fluffy socks on to stop the cream going onto the floor and keeping it locked on my feet. This smells amazing - I wouldn't necessarily say it smells like toasted marshmallow but it does have a really nice sweet scent which I absolutely love!

8- Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water

I use this cleanser daily and i have to say it is my all time favourite cleanser. I squirt a little bit of this onto a cotton pad and wipe it around my face to get all the make-up off. This takes your make-up off really easily and you don't have to scrub at your eyes to get the mascara. All the past cleansers I have used you have to scrub at your eyes to get all the mascara off and that used to make my eyes quite sticky. I also have quite sensitive eyes and this doesn't affect my eyes at all. Also as it is for sensitive skin so I wasn't expecting it to be that good at taking mascara etc. off but I was really surprised!
9- Simply Sensitive Hydrating Moisturizer

I use this every night and some times in the morning too. It feels quite light on my skin but it is really moisturizing. I would recommend this if you have dry or sensitive skin as it is really moisturizing and kind of helps your skin from being less red. However, I wouldn't recommend this to you if you have oily skin as I think it might be a little to moisturizing and might make your skin look more oily/greasy.  This is a really affordable moisturizer so it would be great if you were on quite a tight budget.

10- Avon Cherry Blossom Hair Refresher

I ordered this from Avon in about May and it is so good! It basically makes your hair really glossy and shiny without it looking greasy - basically it makes your hair look like it is freshly washed. I only use this in the ends of my hair because if I spray it into my roots it makes the look quite greasy so I tend to stay away from there. Unfortunately Avon don't sell this anymore and I'm so sad about it! However, I am sure there are many other things like this from other brands - I might just have to do a bit of searching around.

11- The Comforter

As you all probably know , I am a huge Lush fan and this is my all-time favourite lush product! It is berry scented so I have been using it a lot over winter. Recently they released this a shower cream and I love the shower cream/gel as much as the bubble bar. If you don't know what a bubble bar is it is basically a slab of product that you crumble into your bath - kind of like a solid bubble bath. Sorry that was a really bad description but it was the best I could do.

12- Velvetgh0st's homeware range from Primark

Although the Primark near me didn't sell this range - when I was in Leeds in summer I managed to pick some bits up which I was very happy about. I got the fairy lights that are clear with rose gold sparkles on the top half, the duvet set, the Nellie cushion - it's so cute, it has a black Nellie on one side and a white Nellie on the other- and the cat cup. All of the things I managed to pick up were great quality. Unfortunately, Primark does not sell this range anymore but Gabby has recently released a stationary range with Primark which I managed to get hold of as well - if you want a review just let me know.

13- Reed Diffusers

I recently got the Madagascan vanilla scented reed diffuser from Sainsbury's and it smells amazing. It is quite a relaxing scent and if you didn't know vanilla is my favourite scent so I fell in love with this. Also the bonus about this is once you have the pot you can buy the same or different refill and new reeds so you don't have to pay for the glass pot again. I keep this on my dressing table and it looks really cute as it has a little bow on the front.

14- Sacconejolys

I think the Sacconejolys are just about my all time favourite vlogger family. If you don't know who they are they are a quite well known vlogging family from Ireland who are currently living in Surrey. There is Anna and Johnathan then their 2 children Emilia and Eduardo (3 and 1). They vlog everyday and have been for nearly 6 years! They upload at 6pm GMT everyday. Anna and Johnathan also have separate channels and Anna has a blog.

15- Blogging!

I know just about every blogger does this but I have honestly loved my blogging experience so far! I loving interacting with you all on a nearly daily basis. You guys are honestly the best readers ever and I could not thank you more for all the support you have given me over the 4 and a bit months I have been blogging. Also, I love writing my posts and I love when you guys enjoy my post. Basically, I just wanted to thank you all for all your continual support - you guys are the best. I honestly can't put into words what you all mean to me :) I honestly appreciate every single one of you!

Thank you so much for reading,
Love Lou

By the way, I tagged the website of where I got each one within each section to help you out. :) Let me know your 2015 favourites in the comments. Also, sorry this post was a it late - I hope you don't mind. xxx

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  1. I love RT brushes too, they're so good at applying make up without paying extraordinary prices! xx


    1. I know - I find them really good value for money! xx

  2. Great Post! RT Brushes is my favorite brush for my make up ^^ also Mac luctre Lipstick!

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