Best of 2021: Beauty And Lifestyle Favourites of 2021

Well, it’s that time of the year where I do a round-up of my favourite beauty products and lifestyle picks.

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I hope everyone is enjoying the festivities, drinking copious amounts of mulled wine and eating ALLL of the mince pies!

I’ve discovered some great beauty items and re-discovered some golden oldies. So without further a do… here we go…

Best foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (favourite since 2010)
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: Charlotte Tilbury’s Golden Goddess palette
Best eyeliner: RIMMEL Liquid Eye liner
Best mascara: Maybelline Sky High Mascara
Best lip liner: Charlotte Tilbury in Pillow Talk
Best nude lipsticks: Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Bitch Perfect and Charlotte Tilbury’s Stoned Rose
Best red lipstick: 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: Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser
Best cleansing balm: Drunk Elephant Siaai Makeup Melting Butter Cleanser
Best exfoliater: FRESH Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
Best toner: FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Best moisturiser: Antipodes Culture Probiotic Recovery Night Cream 
Best eye cream: Origins Ginzing eye cream
Best face masks: LUSH Beauty Sleep face mask and Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Treatment Mask
Best serum: Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial
Best beauty tools: Environ Cosmetic Roll-CIT and Sarah Chapman Skinesis The Facial Lift
Best perfume: Giorgio Armani On My Way
Best shampoo: Hask Biotin Boost Shampoo
Best dry shampoo: Ouai x ByRedo Super Dry Shampoo
Best shower gel: LUSH Sleepy
Best hair treatment: Olaplex No.3
Best deodorant: WILD

Best beauty product of 2021: NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist and Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser.

Favourite countries visited: None this year
Favourite London discovery: Fortnum and Mason
Favourite TV series: Emily in Paris, Selling Sunset, Bridgerton, HIMYM, The Witcher
Favourite documentaries: Seaspiracy, Down To Earth With Zac Efron
Favourite albums: John Mayer Sob Rock, Miley Cyrus Plastic Hearts
Favourite books: Normal People
Favourite films released in 2021: Didn’t go to the cinema this year
Favourite films re-discovered this year: Joker
Favourite restaurants in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2021: SUSHISAMBA, The Florist, The Crazy Bear, Fortnum and Mason
Favourite sweet/dessert places in London/Hertfordshire visited in 2021: Creme
Favourite Afternoon Tea in London: Afternoon Tea at The Corinthia and at home afternoon tea by Flourish Bakery
Favourite place for Brunch visited in 2021: Flourish Bakery
Favourite Cocktail Bar in London visited in 2021: Blind Pig & Purl
Favourite local coffee shops: Fred & Ginger, Ocean Bells and Viento
Favourite London coffee shops: Kaffeine, Timberyard and Monmouth Coffee
Favourite exhibitions: Van Gough Alive and Alice in Wonderland at the V&A
Favourite staycation in the UK: Artist Residence in Oxfordshire
Best Hot Chocolate in 2020: Fred & Ginger (Kings Langley)
Favourite life-changing product: Lush’s Sleepy Body Lotion

Best Moments of 2021: Buying our forever home, moments with Archie, a relaxing get away in Oxfordshire, my birthday weekend, a random London day out eating afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason – was delicious, a date day in Berkhamsted, seeing friends is always a highlight, seeing my best friend Nicol and her moving back to the UK.

So that’s all my favourites of the year! What has been your favourite thing in 2021, 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!

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    • zoey
      December 21, 2021 / 10:36 am

      Thank you Lovely x

  1. Danielle Beautyblog
    December 21, 2021 / 5:05 pm

    I see so many of my beauty faves here too! Double Wear, Pillow Talk and Olaplex to name just a few! xx

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • zoey
      December 21, 2021 / 7:07 pm

      All three are amazing! x

  2. Lou
    December 24, 2021 / 9:57 pm

    Olaplex No.3 has been a fave of mine too! Have a lovely Christmas darling. xx

    • zoey
      December 24, 2021 / 10:02 pm

      It’s so good isn’t it! You too. x

  3. January 7, 2022 / 12:34 pm

    What a fab post, with so many fab faves! Congrats on buying your forever home, that’s huge! I love the Maybelline sky high mascara too, it’s so good xx

    Hannah |

    • zoey
      January 7, 2022 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you so much :). It’s fab isn’t it?! x

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