Last year, a hundred beauty boxes down and with a million beauty samples taking over my storage space, I took a long hard look at myself and decided to say enough was enough and vowed off beauty subscription boxes for good. Okay, maybe not "for good", but when I saw the great products included in recent Birchboxes, I couldn't quite resist signing up. I mean, what difference does one teeny subscription box make anyway?
I don't know about you but I am so happy to have waved goodbye to 2016 and thrown myself head first into the adventures 2017 holds. So to see in the new year, it's time for a round-up of my absolute favourite products of the last twelve months, those I've found myself reaching for again and again and have repurchased more than once. Enjoy, and have a fabulous New Year!
You know when you put off buying a product for ages for fear of it not quite being as good as the price tag/rave reviews/Instagram tags/Carol from work suggests? Well, the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipsticks have been a bit like that for me, forcing myself away from the counter in Selfridges with a heavy heart and a what-if feeling every time I passed until finally, finally a few months ago I caved...and discovered perhaps my favourite lipstick in the process.
I've always loved the idea of treatment baths, be it mud, clay or seaweed, so when Atlantavive got in touch to tell me about their raw, natural seaweed bath, I jumped at the chance to give it a go. Granted, it is quite an odd thing floating in a bath full of seaweed, but boy does it feel therapeutic!
I'm not actually crazy into nail polishes, as I normally get super frustrated with their rubbish formulas and end up removing it to avoid the faff, but I was recently sent some of the new Essie Gel Couture range and I've been hooked ever since! I genuinely cannot fault this formula, and have already been out to buy 2 more to add to my collection. Definite Holy Grail material right here!