Sunday, 8 January 2012

Beauty Favourites of 2011 - Part One

Hey Dolls,

In 2011 I stopped doing monthly favourites posts, and so, I decided to write a couple of posts rounding up the products that I particularly loved throughout the year. I've split the beauty products into two posts and I am thinking about doing a seperate post of non beauty favourites - jewelry, clothes, games, films etc.  I have tried to link below to any posts where products mentioned have been featured.

The brand I fell in love with last year was Chanel. 

Prior to 2011, I had never tried any Chanel products other than perfume, but, with my first purchase Mat Lumiere, I was hooked.  Above are a selection of my favourite products I have tried so far.  As I mentioned, I have fallen in love with Mat Lumiere, and I really am so sad that it's being discontinued (I've stocked up). You can read my full review of Mat Lumiere and the Poudre Universelle Libre here

Dior Bronze Original Tan in 002 honey may be my favourite product I have discovered in 2011.  In every photo I have taken since June I have wore this bronzer, I absolutely love it.  It does have a slight shimmer which you can see in the bottom right hand corner, but this doesn't translate onto the skin meaning I can use it all over my face.  Here is how I wore my make up to my graduation ball, pairing honey with Amber Diamond - such a beautiful combination. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Doll Face, Accessorize merged blush in Starlet, YSL Creme de Blush Fuchsia Temptation

My favourite highlighters included M.A.C's Pearl, Benefit Moon Beam and Dior Amber Diamond.

Urban Decay Naked Pallette, MUFE Aqua Eyes and Smoky Lash, Clinique Gel Liner.

Love Nicola


  1. I love these type of posts! Did you buy naked 2? And is smokey lash worth all the hype? xxx

  2. I love the bobbi brown concealer too :) Such a great investment! :D

    You should do a skincare one of these aswell :)

  3. Wonderful favorites. I would love to add a bottle of chance to my collection :)

  4. Chanel foundation has a tendency to make people develop voracious appetites for the brand! It is amazing. After popping the cherry with Perfection Lumiere I ran out and bought two Rouge Allure Lacques ;)

  5. Amazing favourites. I want the dior bronzer. I was going to get the matte because I don't like my face to shimmery but if you think it doesn't really translate on the skin then the original it may be! lol

    Smoky lash and the naked palette are in my faves too!

  6. The Sunday Girl - You're sunday stash posts are some of my absolute favourites! I haven't bought naked 2 yet, I can't make up my mind (who am I kidding it will end up being mine) And I love smokey lash - it seems to really work with my lashes

    Hannah - I'm just about to type my skincare post up :)

    Dovey - I couldn't decide between chance and madmoiselle!

    Sarah - I can't decide about perfection lumiere! I think I need to get a sample first,I'm always so scared to try a new foundation as my skin is so sensitive!

    Jane - I think I will get the matte version when I finish to try it - I originally bought this to use as a cheek product but it looks so beautiful as a bronzer and I didn't realise you could get a matte version untill reading some reviews!! Definitely try it, it's probably my stand out product of the year!

  7. Oops I never finished my comment about smoky lash - it really thickens my lashes and I love that its a big bristle brush!

  8. I'm desperate to try smokey lash, it's at the top of my list :)


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