Best of 2018: Beauty And Lifestyle Favourites of 2018

I’m being super lazy and re-using last year’s photograph – hope you don’t mind!

First and foremost, happy New Year everyone! I’m excited to be writing my first blog post of 2019…

… where I highlight and re-discover my favourite beauty and lifestyle products and things! So without further a do…

Best foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear (favourite since 2014)
Best concealer: NARS Creamy Concealer (favourite since 2014)
Best powder: Hourglass Lighting Powder: Ethereal Light
Best blusher: Hourglass Blusher in the shade Dim Infusion
Best highlighter: Hourglass’ Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Champagne Flash
Best eyeshadow palette: Stilla Cosmetics liquid eye shadow in Smoky Storm and Charlotte Tilbury’s Golden Goddess palette
Best eyeliner: Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Eyeliner Pen in carbon black extreme
Best mascara: Soap & Glory Thick & Fast HD Mascara High Definition Collagen Coat
Best lip liner: Rimmel lipliner in Eastend snob
Best nude lipsticks: Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Bitch Perfect and Chanel ‘Rouge Coco 402, Adrienne
Best red lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Red Carpet Red and MAC’s Ruby Woo
Best lipgloss: Chanel Gloss Volume Plumping Lipgloss
Best lip Balm: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Repair Lip Balm
Best lip Scrub: Lush’s Honey Lip Scrub
Best make-up Brushes: Real Techniques (an old favourite)
Best cleanser: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser
Best moisturiser: Liz Earle Skin Repair™ Moisturiser in Normal/combination
Best face masks: Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque and Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Treatment Mask
Best beauty tools: Liz Earle Muslin Cloths and Environ Cosmetic Roll-CIT
Best perfume: Jo Malone, Wood Sage and Sea Salt
Best shampoo: The Body Shop Banana Shampoo

Best beauty product of 2018: Hourglass’ Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Champagne Flash

Favourite countries visited: Santorini and Budapest
Favourite London discovery: Soft Serve Society and Doughnut Time
Favourite TV series: The Good Place, Big Mouth, Love Island and The Body Guard
Favourite documentaries: Making a Murderer part 2 and The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Favourite albums: Years & Years – Communion and City & Colour’s Guide Me Back Home
Favourite books: Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers and Kindness: The Little Thing that Matters Most
Favourite films released in 2018: Avengers: Infinity War and 
Deadpool 2
Favourite films discovered this year: Inside Out (I think I watched this in 2017 – a great re-discovery)
Favourite restaurants in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2018: Flat Iron, Hakkasan and Flourish Craft Bakery
Favourite sweet/dessert places in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2018: The Pudding Stop and Soft Serve Society
Favourite Afternoon Tea in London: Art Afternoon Tea at the Rosewood Hotel and One Aldwych Charlie and the chocolate factory afternoon tea
Favourite place for Brunch visited in 2018: The Attendant and Kaffeine
Favourite Cocktail Bar in London visited in 2018: Blind Pig and The Cocktail Trading Co (favourites since 2015)
Favourite local coffee shops: Fred & Ginger and Harris + Hoole
Favourite London coffee shops: London GrindKaffeine, Timberyard and Monmouth Coffee
Favourite food/drinks in Santorini: Santo Wines Winery
Favourite food/drinks/desserts in Budapest: Szimply and Desszert.Neked
Favourite locations in the UK: Bath, Somerset (Dorset) and London
Best Hot Chocolate in 2018: Fred & Ginger (Kings Langley)
Favourite life-changing product: Lush’s Sleepy Body Lotion

Best Moments of 2018: Weekend away in Bath with Joe, celebrating my nan’s 80th birthday, friends weddings, visiting the beautiful Santorini and Budapest, seeing Alexisonfire in June and coming home to Joe, family and friends after being in hospital in November and December.

So that’s all my favourites of the year! What has been your favourite thing in 2018, this could be a location, tv series, restaurant and so on! Let me know in the comments below as I’m always intrigued to see, do and try new things!

Any who, I hope everyone had an awesome New Years’ Eve! 2019 is going to be an amazing year!

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  1. January 2, 2019 / 9:05 am

    Happy New Year!!!
    I’m a little late to the Charlotte Tilbury party, over Christmas, I got the pillow talk lippy and liner and am now a convert! All mentioned above how now gone on my wish list!! Didn’t think to check out the palettes so excited to see those. By goodness the packaging!!
    Great list, keeping an eye out for a few of these!

    • zoey
      January 2, 2019 / 10:22 am

      Happy New Year to you too and thanks for commenting :).

      Amazing – it’s so good isn’t it!

      And, thank you – there’s probably tons more that I could have mentioned. If I think of any more I’ll re-visit this blog post!

  2. January 18, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    We’ve clearly got the same taste in TV, everything you’ve listed I loved too – although I have been saving Making A Murderer Part 2 until I have a week off in few weeks time! I want to watch it alone and in peace!

    That Aesop mask is on my wishlist, I’ve heard such good things about it!

    • zoey
      January 19, 2019 / 8:35 am

      Making A Murderer 2 is amazing! Enjoy your week off watching it :).


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