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2015 favourites

2015 has been a year full of amazing product releases and new beauty loves. I thought in today's blog post I would show you all my personal favourites. Let's finish the year I started blogging with a good old round up.


My favourite brand as a whole this year has been Kiko. All of their products I have tried I have loved, they never seem to disappoint me. They are outstanding quality, not only with the product, but with the packaging too. It looks and seems so much more expensive than it actually is, all of the products are in the same price range as common drugstore brands such as Bourjois and Revlon. My favourite Kiko product as you probably all know by now is the creamy stick highlighter. It adds a gorgeous glow to the skin. I also love their lip gloss sticks.


Another stand out product of the year for me has been Mac lipsticks. They are by far my favourite lipstick formula that I have tried. They last a long time on the lips, and apply so nicely. They are on the higher end side of things, however there are many more expensive lipsticks on the market and I fully believe Mac lipsticks are worth their larger price tag.


"Modesty" is a cremesheen formula.


"Velvet teddy" is a matte formula.


"Twig" is a satin formula.


Top to bottom: "Twig", "Velvet teddy" and "Modesty".


My other favourite lip products have been from benefit. They are the posiebalm and the benebalm. These lipsticks have a wonderfully creamy and super moisturising formula. They have sheer wash of colour, which is perfect for everyday wear. They look so gorgeous on the lips and they definitely help to soothe them and prevent them from becoming dry.


Top: benebalm Bottom: posiebalm


I switch up my foundation all the time, and I haven't really found one that I love. I did rave about the collection naturally matt a few months ago, and I still like it, but I don't use it that much any more. I thought it would be better and more insightful to show you products I have stayed consistent with for a lengthy amount of time. So, because of this, I thought I would show you a concealer I have loved. This is the Collection lasting perfection concealer. If you read a lot of blogs or watch YouTube videos on a regular basis you will have already heard many things about this concealer. I love it, it has a high coverage and is a great budget friendly buy.


Top: "fair" Bottom: "warm medium"


Another amazing product that I discovered this year is the sleek contour kit. I mainly use this for the contour shade as it is perfect, and I have other highlighters that I prefer over the one included in this set, but overall it is a great buy. The contour colour is cool enough to create that natural shadow, but warm enough that you can get away with it as an overall bronze. It also works very well in the crease of the eye.


I have my contour kit in the shade "light"


An obsession of mine this year has been the Maybeline colour tattoos. These are fabulous! They are super creamy, which makes them so easy to blend out. They are great as bases for powder eyeshadows as they are great primers, however they work just as well on their own for a simple wash of colour.


Top: "Creme de nude" Bottom: "On & on bronze"


My favourite mascara this year has again been from Maybeline. This is their lash sensational mascara. It is amazing for creating long, dramatic lashes. It is very hyped about again on blogs and on YouTube but I do really love it!


My favourite eyeshadows this year have been from the Rimmel glam eyes hd palette in the shade "brixton brown". They are very pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. The colours are so beautiful, and I find this quad is so versatile. 


Swatches of the Rimmel palette


Moving onto skincare, my favourite moisturisers have been the Boots baby sensitive and the Superdrug vitamin E radiance moisture cream. I have loved using the boots one when my skin is extremely dry, and I have loved using the superdrug one when it isn't as much. 


My favourite body product of 2015 has been the Soap and glory scrub of your life body scrub. I love this so much! It smells lovely, and it works so well at exfoliating your skin. I love Soap and glory as a whole but this has been the stand out product for me.


My favourite nail polish brand of the year has been models own. If you were wondering what was on my nails throughout this post, it is the colour "champagne" which is the one furthest to the right. They apply so easily, dry fast, and you can get away with one coat!


My favourite scent of the year has been flower by Kenzo. This has been my favourite scent for as long as I can remember. There is something about the scent that I adore. It has notes of opopanax, white musk, Bulgarian rose, wild Hawthorn, cassie, palma violets, hedione and cyclosal. 


And to finish, I thought I would show you a random favourite. My random favourite of 2015 has been hair clips like this. I love them! They are so good for everyday wear with my short hair, I just take two pieces of hair from the front and clip them at the back with one of these. They look pretty, and they keep your hair out of your face. 

That is all for my 2015 favourites. This post is huge! It took me a long time to put together but I hope you enjoyed it. Have nice, safe new years eve, and I wish you all the best for 2016. 

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

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