Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 Beauty Picks

Bioré Pore Strips//Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment//MAC Viva Glam Lipstick//Essie Nail Polish

I've changed up my usual beauty routine a lot this year and tried out many new products. There are so many products I use on a day to day basis, but these are the products that stand out the most to me as they're all so good!

Bioré Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips £7.99

I've mentioned these before and commented on so many posts I've seen of people reviewing them, but these pore strips are seriously worth the money! So many brands claim to be good, but when I peel them off I never see as many little gross pores as I do when I use Bioré. (I'm one of those gross people who loves popping spots and blackheads, it's just so therapeutic!) I think when I run out of my current skincare products, I may try a few of the Bioré ones to see if they're as good as the pore strips!

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment £7.99

Okay, so my hair hasn't gotten noticeably longer since using this treatment, but I still love it! I use this on days when I'm not shampooing my hair and it just keeps my hair fresher and smelling nice for longer! I get about an extra two days between shampoos and I've noticed in the past few months my hair is a lot thicker and stronger than before. I usually wait until Boots has a 3 for 2 on haircare and stock up, which they do quite a lot.

MAC Viva Glam Lipstick in  IV (Frost) £15

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love MAC, especially their lipsticks. I simply do not care how cliche beauty girl it is, they really are one of the best on the market! I've been to meals and on nights out and I never have to reapply it more than once throughout the night. I've also gone to bed without taking my make up off and woken up with my lipstick perfectly intact! Viva Glam IV was given to me as a Christmas present last year and it the perfect colour to compliment my skintone. It's got a deepness that it similar to my natural lip colour, with a lovely creamy, frosted red-purple tone.

Essie Nail Polish £2.50

After using Essie in college I instantly fell in love; I've never had a nail polish that lasts as long! One of my friends then introduced me to Fragrance Direct, which is cheap, but doesn't have many colours. I've slowly been expanding my collection and I will be keeping an eye out on Boots for any offers! I get around 7 days wear before there are chips big enough to notice without looking closely, which is amazing in my opinion.

So ladies and gentlemen, what are your favourite products of 2013? I'm excited to start a new year and see all the product launches, there seems to be a lot of exciting products being released!



  1. Biore strips are like are a godsend.

    Kristine | tinikc.blogspot.com

    1. Woah only came across this today, sorry!
      They really are, I couldn't live without them!



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