Blimey, how quick has the year gone? I can’t believe I’m writing the best of beauty and lifestyle favourites of the year already.
I’ve discovered some great beauty items and re-discovered some golden oldies. So without further a do… here we go…
Best foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
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: Stilla Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner
Best mascara: MAX Factor False Eyelashes mascara
Best lip liner: Rimmel lipliner in Eastend snob
Best nude lipsticks: Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Bitch Perfect and Charlotte Tilbury’s In Love With Olivia.
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 serum: Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial
Best beauty tools: Liz Earle Muslin Cloths and Environ Cosmetic Roll-CIT
Best perfume: Jo Malone, Wood Sage and Sea Salt
Best shampoo: Maui Moisture’s Revive & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo
Best beauty product of 2019: Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial
Favourite countries visited: Koh Samui, Thailand
Favourite London discovery: Bao
Favourite TV series: Killing Eve
Favourite documentaries: Explained
Favourite albums: Foals Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost and City & Colour’s A Pill for Loneliness.
Favourite books: Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers
Favourite films released in 2019: Joker
Favourite films discovered this year: The Batman Trilogy with Christian Bale in.
Favourite restaurants in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2019: Clos Maggorie and Bao
Favourite sweet/dessert places in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2019: Milk Train
Favourite Afternoon Tea in London: Afternoon Tea at Pret a Portea at The Berkeley
Favourite place for Brunch visited in 2019: Christopher’s
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 Grind, Kaffeine,Timberyard and Monmouth Coffee
Favourite food/drinks/desserts in Thailand: mr.kai Kitchen
Favourite locations in the UK: Bath and Edinburgh
Best Hot Chocolate in 2019: Fred & Ginger (Kings Langley)
Favourite life-changing product: Lush’s Sleepy Body Lotion
Best Moments of 2019: Weekend away in Edinburgh with Joe, Joe’s mum and sister, friends weddings, visiting beautiful Thailand once again and my 4 day birthday weekend bonanza with friends and family.
So that’s all my favourites of the year! What has been your favourite thing in 2019, 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!