My Top 11 of 2011 -TAG

Monday 2 January 2012

Hey Ladies,

I was tagged by the gorgeous Tali to do this tag so here goes ... My Top Eleven of 2011

Benefit They're Real Mascara
I heard so much hype about this mascara when it was first released & I can see why, it is seriously fantastic, it gives you the longest, curliest & blackest lashes you could wish for & in without any effort. The only negative of this product is the price tag of £18.50, but you can get it cheaper if you shop around so many department stores sell it these days you'll find an offer & stock up when you do. I will do a full review soon.

L'oreal Superliner in Carbon Gloss
I have never come across an eyeliner that stays put all day whether I wear a shadow underneath it or not, this doesn't move it remains completely black & glossy all day & doesn't transfer onto the top of your eyelid, plus at around £7 it is a complete bargain.

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre
These are fantastic, the strangest texture you'll ever come across but they work like no cream shadow i've ever used (including my beloved Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows) they are buildable so you can wear them alone or perfect under a powder shadow for a really intense look, the thing that makes them special is they do not crease at all. Yes they're expensive but worth it for a treat.

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
If you have tried the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage & used it under your eyes you made an error with Laura Mercier Concealers as that is for use on blemishes. The Secret Concealer is amazing for under the eyes as it is incredibly creamy & opaque perfect on my dark circles & dry under eyes, I have nearly gone through a pot after 3 months but it's totally worth it!

Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua
This was my summer foundation, my original review is here for you to ponder but in fewer words it is a light medium foundation that is buildable, it feels and looks like you have nothing on your skin but gives you a decent coverage & effortless looking skin, smells great too.

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
At the opposite end compared to the sophisticated Chanel foundation & to be a total contradiction to myself I have to say this winter I have loved Mac Studio Fix Fluid, its crude in every sense of the word compared to the Chanel, heavy coverage, heavy texture & smells awful but do you know what it makes my skin look flawless & lasts & lasts & doesn't highlight any dry areas on me. I can't believe I am mentioning it let alone putting it in my yearly favourites but I have to say there's a reason it's mentioned so much.

Sleek Makeup Brow Kit
The day before I received this I actually looked round Boots & thought to myself there are actually no decent high street brow products, well now there certainly is one! The Sleek Makeup Brow Kit I have used everyday since I got it, the light version is perfect for lighter hair shades, it gives you a decent colour not too dark & not too light & the actual powder & wax have great formulas which are long lasting.

Moroccan Oil
I am late to this bandwagon but I'm glad I've hopped on, this really is a fantastic hair product not only as a treatment before drying your hair to help detangle & de frizz but also for dry hair that looks a little bit frazzled and frizzy and providing you don't use to much it doesn't look greasy or weigh it down. It is quite expensive so an honorable & cheaper alternative is the Lee Stafford Argon Oil, it doesn't smell as nice but it very effective on damp hair to make it smooth & silky.

Chanel Particuliere Nail Polish
This was probably my favourite polish of the year, its formulation is fantastic (should think so for £17.50) & the colour is a sophisticated mud. Grown up & yet still young & edgy one you can wear to the office & a night out as well.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
How can I not mention my beloved Lizzy E, the most perfect cleanser of them all my original review is here but again to sum it up, smells lovely, ultra gentle & rids you of every scrap of makeup on your face, doesn't cost the earth either. I will never be without it & if I run out before I get hold of another bottle my skin doesn't thank me for it I can tell you, this an addiction I am happy to have.

So those are my products of 2011, If you've tried any let me know or let me know what are yours below, they could end up on next years list!

I tag Kelly, Gemma, Laura, Zoe & everyone else!!


  1. Love these sort of posts. Lots of things for me to add to my 2012 products to try list! I did a post on my top products of 2011 over on my blog :) x

  2. I've seen quite a few of these but none mention Chanel Vita lumiere aqua - how could everyone forget?!
    Liz Earle hot cloth is definately on my top products list!

    Happy 2012 and best wishes for the year ahead :)

  3. i have just got particulaire and cant wait to get it on my nails, looks very similar to barry m mushroom :D

  4. Oh wish I'd read this before I Went shopping at the weekend - bought a new liquid black eyeliner and really not happy. I guess I'll have to nip back to the shops!!

  5. Hiya :) iv just ordered from Liz earl and told them it was your blog that sent me to them!! hopefully they will send you something for free!!. xx


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