Tuesday 31 December 2013

Beauty Favourites of 2013

It's that time already. Time to whittle down all my favourite products of 2013, to a final 10. As 2014 is rapidly approaching, with a plethora of new beauty releases I hope! These are all products that I've been lovingly using for months, that quite frankly, deserve a little more recognition here on Becca's Fashion and Life.
Wet n Wild is a brand not so readily available here, but this trio of shadows is lovely (Walking on eggshells if you were wondering.) I've used this so much, and I genuinely love all three shades. The shadows are really soft in texture and last all day on my lids - perfect. (Reviewed in full here.)

Finally, in the eyeshadow category - YSL's Gold Leaf. A lovely shimmery gold shade, with what could be the prettiest packaging ever?!  (Reviewed in full here.)

We all knew Mac's Rubenesque was going to be featured, and to be honest, I think it's my stand out product of 2013. It's the perfect cream eyeshadow, shade and texture wise, and for £15 I think I'll be repurchasing this for life. (Reviewed in full here.)

I've used Avon's Skin So Soft since the summer, and I love it. It's a dry oil spray that we originally bought to take to Venice, as it is an insect repellent. But, I've used it most days since. It really softens the skin and you don't have to wait hours for it to sink in!

Soap and Glory's Clean On Me is my favourite shower gel ever. It has body lotion built in, and smells amazing - just like a typical S&G product. I love that this comes with a pump, and I think this 500ml bottle will last me forever.

I love L'Oreals Micellar Solution it's so gentle - it's literally just like water and it's also so affordable. I find it doesn't leave any residue on my skin and doesn't sting my eyes at all. Win. (Reviewed in full here.)

I've been using the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie for months, and I love it. It's a really glossy, sheer pink, and I find this to be really moisturising! If I'm unsure on which lip product to use, I always end up coming back to this. (Reviewed in full here.)

Mac Costa Chic is my first and only Mac Lipstick, and it's such a pretty coral colour. I bought these in London quite a few months ago, and this is definitely going to be my go-to lip colour for spring/summer. (Reviewed in full here.)

Essie's Bikini So Teeny* is such an adorable nail polish colour and I've used it so much already. I really like the formula of this polish, and I think it looks really pretty with other pastel colours in the springtime.

I haven't mentioned Natural Collection's Liquid Liner very much, here on my blog, but I genuinely use it every day because it's fab. It's such an opaque black colour, and it lasts all day without fading or flaking. Woo!

What products have you been loving this year?
Have you tried any of these products?



  1. Great post Becca! I absolutely love the L'Oreal Micellar Solution too, its one of my favourites from 2013 also! Essie's Bikini So Teeny is a gorgeous colour!xx

    Celine from Vintage Teapot

    1. Thank you!
      It's a lovely product, isn't it!
      Yeah, it's gorgeous!xx

  2. Im hunting down Wet n Wild because I've heard some amazing things!


  3. Walking on Eggshells is one of my favourites as well! Great post with great products! :) x

    Happy New Year!


  4. I nearly bought Costa Chic yesterday!


  5. Your blog and photos are so pretty :) I'm now reading some of your individual product reviews xx

  6. That Essie polish is such a soft pretty colour. I don't own enough Essie polishes! The L'Oreal Micellar Water ha been one of my fave 2013 discoveries. Walking on Eggshells is on my wishlist & has been for the longest time

    1. You should definitely give one a go!
      Aaah, me too!
      I'd love to try some other shades!xx

  7. Essie's Bikini So Teeny is constantly sold out in Australia! I can't wait to get my paws on it :) Excellent post, some beautiful products!

    Kate Xx

  8. Micellar water from L'oreal is incredible!!


  9. I love the MAC lippy!