Saturday, 1 January 2011

2010 Stars - Skin + Body Products

Hey Dolls :)

For products, 2010 has been a year of experimentation. I have definitely found some must-have, always to be repurchased products which I will include in these posts however as you will see there will be some important products missing (eg foundation, moisturiser) which I hope I find in 2011!


From around 2008, my skincare routine had been composed entirely of Liz Earle products. However come the start of the year, I felt they weren't working as well as they once had. From then, I have been searching for the best cleanser and moisturiser for my skin...I'm still using the La Roche Posay Effaclar K products however I can't help but feel there is something better out there - if you have any suggestions let me know!

Witch Hazel

This was an obvious choice for me. Using Distilled Witch Hazel twice daily as a toner has reduced the number of spots I get, brightened my skin tone and minimised my pores. As a result I've been wearing a lot less foundation which has had a further knock on effect on the condition of my skin. You can read my full review here.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

I think I would feel a little lost without Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream. It can be used for a ridiculous amout of purposes...I use mine mainly for an additional moisturiser on extra dry parts of my skin, chapped lips, on my cuticles and as an over night hand/foot treatment. Honestly I have never tried something so effective at soothing and healing skin - for me it doesn't smell (or taste) particularly appealing but it's definitely something you get used to! I use it everyday and can't ever see this not being one of my all time favorites.

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avacado

2011 was the first year I started using an eye cream and I absolutely love this kiehl's eye treatment. It's a really thick cream however it melts into the skin really quickly. I love that I can wear this under my foundation as long as I give it time to sink in. It is a little pricey but as it's so rich you use very little!

Body Care

Again bodycare is something I have flitted between this year. However, it seems that 2010 was the year of soap and glory!

Soap and Glory Clean on Me

Clean on me is my favorite shower gel of all time. It lathers up so well, smells amazing and is really moisturising. I also love that it has a pump!

Xen Tan Dark Lotion

I have tried lots of different fake tan products and after a shaky start I definitely believe xen tan's dark lotion is my favorite. When using dark lotion I usually apply it twice a week and then exfoliate on the Sunday (and repeat). Xen Tan claims that the product has no fake tan smell which sadly isn't true. There is a definite fake tan scent in the morning however it isn't too strong. Once developed it gives me a lovely bronzed glow - lovely!

Soap and Glory Girligo

I've blogged about this a lot lately as it is a fairly new find however I now use it every day. It gives me the perfect amount of moisturisation daily and sinks in really quickly. Plus it smells amazing!

Lush Honey I Washed the Kids

Honey, I washed the kids is my favorite soap OF ALL TIME! Firstly it looks pretty, smells pretty and feels pretty. It's really moisturising and lathers up really well.

Soap and Glory Flake Away

I've used a few exfoliators that I've liked this year including Elle McPherson's lavander sugar scrub and N-Spas hot butter fudge sugar scrub however flake away is the only one I've repurchased. I love flake away as it isn't too grainy or too rough - it's just right!

Up next is my make up favorites!

Lots of Love


  1. I love Flake Away, it's a saviour for my dry winter skin. I really need to try out the distilled witch hazel, it definitely sounds like you've found your HG toner.
    Happy New Year! x

  2. I love Flake Away as well, it's a great product :)

  3. Cant Wait To Try Honey I Washed The Kids
    It Smells Really Nice :) ♥

  4. Oh your review of witch hazel is really good, i think I might need to try it out. It's something I've never really thought about before, but my skin has been really acting up recently :(. Love Honey I Washed The Kids too - smells delishhh! :) xo

  5. Great post! I've write down everything so I know exactly what to get on my next trip to the UK.
    Happy new year girl

  6. Lilylipstick - It really is brilliant! :D

    Communicatingbeauty - I think it's brilliant for very little money!

    Gemma - Ohh I think it's amazing! Hope you like!

    Emma - Aww thank you! It's brilliant because it costs about £2 so even if it doesn't work for you you haven't spent loads!

    Marilou - Ohhhh if you need help making your list I can help :D Happy New Year sweets :D


  7. fab post hun ... ive never used any soap & glory stuff ... but i LOVE honey i washed the kids!

  8. I love Honey I Washed the Kids, it's the first LUSH soap I tried! It smells great (=

  9. i love zen tan's dark lotion, lovelovelove it!
    on the other hand i hate the smell of elizabeth arden's 8 hour cream - bought it last summer and haven't touched it since! xx

  10. Stacey - Ohh Stacey get involved! I cannot wait for the honey I washed the kids shower gel!!!!!!!

    Gaby - it is the best smelling soap ever!!

    Sarah - Ahh I know it isn't pleasant but it works so well I try and ignore it - though I'm not allowed near my bf when I have it on haha



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