Best of Beauty | 2017

I get it, there are hundreds of these posts out at the moment and I'm sure you're all sick of them by this point, but one extra couldn't hurt, right? Besides, my nostalgia isn't quite ready for a leap into a brand new year without reflecting on some of the wonderful products that last year brought - old and new. Then, after that, no further mention of 2017. We've moved on, escalated, progressed, *pinky promise*. 

Mario Badescu Facial sprays
Phew, I couldn't go any longer without mentioning the beloved favourites of mine. I don't know if you noticed, but I didn't ramble for too long at the beginning (which I seem to have a tendency of doing) because I have A LOT of products to get through (ugh, why did you have to bring so many incredible products 2017?). 

Presumably you've heard all the hype for these, I certainly did, the internet prompted me to buy it. These are refreshing to say the least and not a day goes by where this isn't used. I use this as a substitute for primer.

Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette
This eyeshadow palette has pride possession in my makeup bag and a great lil' anecdote to go along with it. You bargain lovers listen up, when I bought this palette I was expecting to pay the price printed onto the product - £39.99. However, when I took it to the till my ears were greeted with the sound of the cashier telling me, ' that's £19.99 today'. Despite the great deal, these shadows have the best buttery texture and perfect neutral shade range. A must have.

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara
It's no secret that this mascara is a firm favourite of mine, I mean, words can hardly express what miracles this mascara is capable of. This mascara lengthens the lashes enormously and, oh, don't even get me started on the volume. The classy and elegant packaging is just a bonus.You really spoilt us Lancôme, good job.

Mac lipstick in Spirit
Being a drugstore Lover/enthusiast, paying £16.50 for a lipstick would be something I'd struggle to justify. Except, It's Mac. Do I need to explain further?
This shade is the most gorgeous brown/nude which I find really complements brown eyes. The stunning shade paired with Macs signature satin formula creates the perfect lipstick. 

Galifornia Blush by Benefit
Under normal circumstances, I would tend to reach out for a blush on the subtle side, if not no blush at all. But it's new year, right? So why not try something a little more adventurous? This blush is the most beautiful pinky coral shade with specks of glitter and let me tell you, it brightens up any look in an instant.

Mua Highlight 
I love highlighter. Moreover, Mua highlighter. It gives the strongest glow I've ever seen from a drugstore highlight and it's three pounds. Three pounds?! It still continues to blow my mind.

'That Gal' Primer by Benefit
Admittedly, priming is a step I sometimes skip. Although, when I can be bothered, I always re-visit my trusty 'That Gal' primer by Benefit. It gives your skin a radiant finish and a good base to work on.

If you managed to get this far in, congratulations! Make sure to leave a comment and thank you for reading!


  1. Oh my gosh, where on earth did you manage to get the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics for £19.99?? So jealous!

    And I agree - MUA makeup is surprisingly good for the price!

    Sneha |

    1. Haha, it shocked me too! It was John Lewis and not too long ago so you may still be able to Catch the deal! Agreed, MUA always continues to shock me!

  2. I don't mind reading all these posts, I enjoy seeing what people enjoy, and I really liked that I recognised a lot of these products!

    1. Thankyou! Same here, although it always seems to result in me buying 50% of the products shown!

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  4. Ooooh I absolutely love the Naked Ultimate Basics! It was the only thing that I wore on my eyes for a good solid month. I haven't tried any of the other products you mentioned, so I'm going to have to fix that!

    Olivia - The Northernist x

  5. Glad to know I’m not the only one who loves the ultimate basics palette! Haha, yeah would strongly recommend you fix that!!


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