Best And Worst of 2012 Tag

Throughout 2012, I tried and tested a fair few beauty products. Make-up, Nails, Hair and Skincare.. the whole hog! A handful were absolutely amazing, hence why they've made it into the 'best' category, and a few were a complete and utter waste of money. So I decided to share my picks with you.. Enjoy. Let me know what you think of these products if you've tried them. What were your best and worst of 2012?
Katie xo

The Super-Duper Category

Elf Powder Brush
This brush makes it super quick to apply foundation! The brush head is relatively big, and the bristles are quite dense. At £3.75 this is a cheap, cheerful bargain and can be found here.
Sleek Face Contour Kit
As you can see I've hit pan, but I'm in shade Medium and find this contour/highlight duo to work well with my skin tone. It doesn't come out too heavy, and the packaging is sleek (see what I did there) however, mine did break in my bag..
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
The writing rubs off super easy, I'm in shade 2 if you're wondering. I find this works well to cover any blemishes/redness and also works well under my eyes if I blend it with my fingers to warm up the product.
MAC Cork Eye Shadow
I use this eye shadow everyday to fill in my eyebrows as it matches well with my hair colour.
Rimmel Extra WOW Lash Mascara
Gives me full, big eyelashes without looking clumpy.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2-in-1 Wash and Mask
Handy face wash- it can be used as a facemask if you leave it on a bit longer. I use it as a mask in my Sunday routine (Post coming later)
Soap and Glory:The Scrub Of Your Life
I use this a couple of days before I faketan and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Or tub rather..

Vo5 Miracle Concentrate
This has improved the condition of my hair so much! Split ends be gone (for a while at least). A little goes a long way 
Superdrug Dry Shampoo:Head In The Clouds
Such a handy thing to have for lazy mingin' days!
Rescue Oil
A cheaper alternative to Bio Oil, with the same results. Fab.

Give-Me-My-Money-Back Category

Rimmel Recover Foundation
Absolutely bobbins'. I have the lightest shade, and it is far too dark. It's thick, cakey, streaky and feels like stage makeup. Far too heavy!
Collection 2000 Cover-up Stick
Too dark. Too yellow-toned. Impossible to blend.
MUA Extreme Curl Mascara
The curled wand is nice, but the product is too wet. Comes out thick and it so clumpy.
Tesco All About Face Nail Polish - Coconut
Needs at least 3 coats before the colour even shows up, and because it's a thick
polish, it becomes gloopy and horrible on the nails.


  1. I love this post, definitely helps people decide what products they should avoid!! Thanks for the great information,

    Catherine xoxo
    P.s love the blog!