As we head towards 2020, I wanted to share some of my absolute favourite products of 2019. These have been products I have discovered throughout the year, if you follow my Instagram, you will have seen me mention these brands. In no particular order:
Icy Magic Instant Eye Contour Multi Energiser
“Roll-On IcyMagic is ideal for all eyes looking for brightness: in one application it erases dark circles, bags and all traces of fatigue“.
Oh my god!! This is now one of my ultimate favourites! I love love love this stuff! I use it every morning, it helps wake me up, soothe, cool, hydrate and de-puff my eyes! Genuine life saver for those dark, early and central heated mornings! The cream absorbs so easily, its light and hydrating. The roller ball is so cool, smooth and feels divine!
Check out my Polaar brand review HERE or you can read some more info and pick up Polaar products HERE
A. Florence Skincare Hydration Boosting Serum
“This oil-free, multi-functional serum has been formulated with clinically-proven high-performance actives such as Peptides, 4% Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and Hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate, plump and brighten your skin, while keeping hormonal breakouts and inflammation at bay with stable Vitamin C and Willow Bark extract“
Another brand I found on Instagram and it has cemented itself into my routine. I use their cleansers and serums too, but this is my fav. I use it morning & night to hydrate, plump and keep my skin from breaking out! Check our my full review HERE
Deviant skincare Cleansing Concentrate
“A decadent balm-to-milk cleanser that effortlessly removes makeup and daily impurities, without stripping the skin of its protective moisturising factors. Balancing Hemp and Camellia Seed soften congestion and environmental debris, whilst a proprietary blend of Sacha Inchi, Blueberry and Borage soothe against oxidative-stress caused by extrinsic factors. The Cleansing Concentrate rinses completely clean, leaving a perfectly balanced canvas for the following steps in your skincare ritual“.
I have repurchased this a few times already and I won’t be stopping anytime soon!
This cleanser is formulated without any butter or heavy waxes (the only wax is polyglycerol-3 beeswax but it’s much thinner in viscosity than normal beeswax) and at a low %.
This balm is soothing, hydrating and doesn’t strip the skin. It seems to help heal my blemishes and soothe my skin. The texture is gorgeous, smooth and it emulsifies beautifully. The scent is a little nutty, gorgeous! I take the small one on my travels and the big one for home!
Have a look at this fab brand HERE
001 skincare Eyecicle
“Eyecicle® is a Temperature- ConditioningTM beauty device designed to be chilled and used around the eyes to improve ageing and damage skin conditions”
The wand instantly felt cool and soothing on my skin, it was actually surprising! The process helped with puffiness around my eyes, smoothed and plumped my skin. I can’t get over how cold and fabulous it made the skin around my eyes feel, an absolute treat! The effect lasted over an hour after use!
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NYK1 Secrets Lash Force Serum
“NYK1 Lash Force is an innovative, concentrated Pure Eyelash and Eyebrow Growth Serum that combines specific, purified ingredients that stimulate, regenerate, rebuild and activate growth in both length and thickness to protect the structure of each brow and lash follicle“.
I had terrible lashes from a bad set of lash extensions and worried with my wedding coming up. I was debating whether to go with extensions for the big day or natural. I started using this serum 6-8 weeks before the big day and OMG I didn’t need extensions as my natural lashes were amazingly long! I applied this in the morning & evening every day to start with, but now only need to apply in the evening. Insane product, I didn’t believe the hype…but I couldn’t get over the results!
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Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Booster
“Designed to enhance the anti-ageing properties of your favourite serum or moisturiser, the treatment can be added into your current daily routine to deliver wrinkle-reducing, skin-firming benefits. Enriched with 1% stabilised retinol, the antioxidant-rich booster helps stimulate collagen production, repair damaged skin and improve the look of wrinkles, brown spots, loss of firmness and uneven tone“.
This was recommended to me by @Roadtoglow on Instagram, we have similar skin types so decided to give it a go! I experienced zero irritation, redness or peeling with this retinol and I went straight in using it every day. It has improved my blemishes and I have less breakouts! I tend to add lots of hydration into my routine when using retinol, just to ensure a healthy skin barrier.
You can read some more info or pick up Paulas Choice retinol booster HERE
Skincity Skincare Foaming Cleanser
“Soft Foaming Cleanser is a soft, soothing facial cleanser that dissolves makeup and daily dirt without drying or irritating the skin. The silky cream is transformed into a rich foam upon contact with water and cleanses gently with coconut extract. Mango kernel oil ensures that the skin is moisturised, soft and supple. Green Caviar is rich in minerals, Vitamin C and E as well as moisturising polysaccharides and provides the skin with protective antioxidants and prevents inflammation“.
I was concerned by the term foaming, which can often mean stripping. I was so surprised by the texture. I’d say it has more of a creamy lather than a foam. It is sooo lovely to use and feels quite luxurious and pampering. I love the subtle scent. It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth without feeling tight. Love this for a morning or second cleanse, I highly recommend.
Pixi Beauty DetoxifEYE Patches
“Revive puffy, tired-looking eyes with the PIXI DetoxifEYE Eye Patches. Infused with a host of beneficial ingredients, including Cucumber to soothe, nourishing Gold, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, and Caffeine to provide an energising feel. The innovative hydrogel eye patches apply effortlessly onto the under-eye area, and work in just 10 minutes to promote a refreshed, replenished appearance”
It is no secret I am a fan of gel masks, so I was so excited when these arrived. These particular gels are another easy one to slot into any routine, perfect to soothe, hydrate and depuff the eye area. The pot includes a little spatula to help lift out each eye gel. I applied to clean skin in my morning or evening routine, the thickest part to the outer edge of my eye. I left for 10 mins then removed, patting in any excess. Once removed left my skin plumped, hydrated and soothed. I am not sure about reducing dark circles, but it really smoothed out fine dehydration lines with a noticeable difference. LOVE these!!!!
You can read some more info or pick up Pixi Eye Gels HERE
Make The Make Niacinamide Primer
“This multi-functional formula contains tone-correcting Niacinamide, to care for the skin with every application, alongside smoothing Silica and glow-boosting light pink pearl pigments. The creamy gel texture glides over the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and firm, while the long-term corrective ingredients work to improve the skin underneath. This primer also increases the wear of any foundation applied over it, ensuring skin looks fresh, balanced and radiant for hours“.
Such a great primer, I have found myself reaching for it every day. The texture is creamy, smooth and thicker than some I have used. The cream melts beautifully into my skin, absorbing quickly, smoothing out pores and gives my skin a soft blurring effect.
It seems to boost hydration in my skin, adhere to foundation, no pilling, or make up slip and it gives a subtle glow. It really prepped my skin for the foundation, it didn’t make my skin any greasier throughout the day, but helped keep everything in place really well. The fact this contains niacinamide is also another plus since it is used in skincare to help visibly improve enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles and dullness.
Check out my full brand review HERE
Nars Sheer Lipsticks
“They contains long lasting colour pigments in a translucent formula that works to provide a sheer, natural tint to the lips. Giving you long lasting colour whilst hydrating the lips, this Lipstick is a must have for every woman’s make-up bag“.
The perfect everyday sheer dusty rose shade and a gorgeous hydrating texture! One of my favs for the day time…nothing more to say!
Check out these lipsticks and all the available shades HERE
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palettes
“This is the ultimate easy-to-use, eye contouring palette. Created with the same PRIME, ENHANCE, SMOKE, POP sequence, you can dial them up or down like an old-fashioned telephone”.
These are so easy to use and I love they have step by step of which to apply where and in what order. I am a novice at eye shadow, but find these simple, easy to use, but stunning! Available in various shades, they even help you to match the shades with your eye colour.
Check out these Charlotte Tilbury palettes & all of the available shades HERE
Revlon Professional All in One Uniq Hair Treatment
“This spray-in treatment gives a multitude of real effects to hair, from shine and frizz control to hair colour protection and UVA/UVB filters. Hair is smoother, silkier and healthier with an intense shine. Uniq One works to: Repair dry and damaged hair, Add shine and control frizz, Give heat protection, Add silkiness and smoothness, Protect hair colour with UVA/UVB filters, Ease brushing and straightening, Incredible detangling, Give a long-lasting hairstyle, Prevent split ends, Add body“
I love this product as its sooo easy to use! I spray this on to damp hair and it makes combing through so easy, it smells gorgeous and it helps to protect your hair against heat damage! Win win!
Check this magic spray out HERE they have even brought out a coconut version…sold! haha
L’Anza Healing ColorCare Trauma Treatment
“Trauma Treatment replaces these essential ingredients, improving colour results and longevity. Ceramide-2, Tyrosine, and Hyaluronic Acid are the 3 ingredients vital to proper attachment of colour within your hair. This deep conditioning treatment heals traumatised hair whilst containing colour attachment technology to improve colour results“.
I love love love this treatment. My hairdresser first introduced me to this years ago. It a fantastic treatment that leaves my hair soft, smooth, silky and keeps my colour well maintained. You can use it in so many different ways, apply & wash out, apply & leave over night and rinse, apply and then dry hair or apply a small amount to dry ends. So versatile and my holy grail!
Have a peek at this product & read more about it HERE
The Harrogate Candle Company
“Each of our unique fragrances in our Mood Collection has been carefully designed to enhance your mood and your home, using only the finest blend of pure essential oils. There is a fragrance for any time of day and any mood you are in. Luxury candles made using only high-quality, natural essential oils that would positively enhance mood and stimulate different emotions (all while being competitively priced). “
This company is local to me, so I have worked my way through testing their different fragrances. They have some gorgeous ones, my favs have to be ‘Lovely’ and ‘Inspire’. The fragrances really fill the room, something which doesn’t always happen with some candles. They do diffusers, Mood Oils & room sprays too if candles aren’t your thing!
They currently have 15% off ALL 30cl candles using the code SPARKLE2019 check them our HERE
The Essence of Harris
“There is a fairy tale magic to the ancient Isle of Harris. A land where mountains carved by ice age glaciers flow into golden beaches, crystal blue water. Our Classic collection is inspired by the beaches on our island. With 5 scents to choose from there is a scent which will evoke memories for everyone“«
This is such a special place for me, so naturally this candle company is too. I got engaged on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides and I spent some of my childhood visiting there. One of the most stunning places in the world that I’ve been lucky enough to visit. Their fragrances are insane and are all named after places on the Islands! My favs include Seilebost (black pomegranate) & Losgaintir (bergamot, coconut & vanilla). The also do diffusers, hand cream & shower gels yipee!!
Check them out & their different fragrances HERE
Some of these items were gifted, others bought with my own money. All reviews, experiences and opinions are my own. Some affiliate links included.