31/12/2011 14:55 GMT | Updated 01/03/2012 05:12 GMT

Beauty Products of the Year 2011

As this year is coming to an end, I very much wanted to do a blog giving special mentions to my own personal stand out products from each category. The difficult thing is, I love many products from every category...

I would absolutely love to hear any of your own!

Cleanser -

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Exfoliator -

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Oil Cleanser -

Laura Mercier Purifying Oil Rich oil

Serum -

Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum BiPhase

Luxury Face Moisturiser-

Creme de la Mer (so expensive, I know, but my skin looks so plumped up and healthy)

High Street Face Moisturiser-

Olay Total Effects Day Moisturiser SPF15 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing (I bought this when I was abroad and had left my Dermalogica at home, it's great, and available everywhere)

Eye Cream -

Elemis Pro Collagen Eye Renewal

Eye Gel Morning -

Clarins Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum (A man's product but I love it)

Eyeshadow -

MAC Sumptuous Olive (my old favourite that I feel I neglected this year)

Tinted Moisturiser -

Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20

Eyeliner -

MAC Kohl Liner in Powersurge

Mascara -

MAC Zoom Lash


Marcel Wanders Moisturising Lipstick in Jewel (I have heard these are leaving M&S in the New Year - I would be so disappointed - these are excellent lipsticks)

Lipgloss -

Clinique Air Kiss (this was my Footballers' Wives lipgloss, only then, it came in a pot!)

Daily SPF -

Clinique City Block SPF25 (as I mentioned in my first post about the blog, I first used this when I was 13 years old)

Body Moisturiser -

Kielhs Creme de Corps SPF30

Self Tan -

St Tropez Bronzing Mousse

Face Tanner -

Xen-Tan Face Tanner Luxe

Foundation -

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer in Beige (I'm not cheating by adding an extra, the concealer comes in the lid - fabulous) Online here

Cream Blusher-

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme-Rouge Blusher in Soft Peach

Powder Blusher -

Nars Sin

Eyelash Strips -

Ja Maal Buster 'Sold Out Show' (these are everywhere in Ireland and I don't think in UK)

Eyelure Lashes (these are definitely sold in the UK, I like their 116)

Nail Product -

Opi Crystal File

Shampoo -

Frederic Fekkai Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner

Hair Serum -

Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Serum

Electrical Beauty -

Clarisonic Mia

Bedside Essential -

Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm

Bath Product-

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil

Body Exfoliator-

Soap & Glory Flake Away

Natural Product -

Argan Oil 100% Pure Online here

Travel Essential-

Marks & Spencers Deluxe Bottle Set (This set of mini bottles and tubs has saved me twice, 71 Degrees North they were imperative, and again this year couldn't have been without them on my round the world trip. They even give you little labels so you remember what is in each container!!) Online here

Beauty Website -

Beauty Store -

Space NK

Supplement -

Siberean Ginseng

And the list could go on....

I have put links next to a few of these products, that I thought may be less clear, or hard to find. If you need any advice on where to get anything or look at anything, please do ask.

Wishing a happy, and lucky New Year to everyone. X

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