Saturday, 28 December 2013

My Top 5 Favourite Products of 2013

On my blog this year, I have tested and reviewed many different products. Some have been good, ithers not so good. But a few have really stood out for me this year. So, to end the year, I have decided to pick my favourite five and share them here with you.

Burt's Bee's Radiance Day Cream

I suffer from dry skin and was in need of a really effective moisturiser when my Mums friend suggested a little pot of Burt's Bee's would work a treat. I now can't live without this stuff. Its refreshing scent and lightness on the skin hydrates the skin whilst leaving it lovely and smooth. As it's a little bit pricey, I recently tried a Nivea version but my face hasn't reacted well to this and I have now returned to using Burt's Bee's. I don't know what I'd do without this cream and will definitely be looking into other products from the Burt's Bee's range.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs

I think I've mentioned this perfume a couple times on this blog this year but here it is again. Daisy is a very refreshing spring scent, not at all over-powering (and I spray far too much of it! Haha). The bottle the scent comes in is really cute too, an important bonus I think. I think I've worn This perfume for the past six months and not got bored of the scent. I love this perfume but I'm starting to run out again and really want to try out some other scents, sorry Marc Jacobs!

Rimmel Nail Nurse

I think this is the only product in my top five that I haven't done a specific review on. This really is an understated product that really deserves a little more attention. To me, this is a miracle product. The two-in-one top and base coat strengthens nails as well as protects your manicure from chipping away. With the nail nurse, my beautiful red painted nails have lasted a whole week with no chipping. That's right, I can't see any chips on the nail a week after I painted them. This has never happened to me, nail polishes always chip on me, so I am over the moon with these results. The quality of my nails has greatly improved too. They look healthier and are stronger too. And at the same price as a normal Rimmel polish, I don't understand why I hadn't heard of this product before. If there is a product on this list that I would force you to buy, it is this one. It is worth every penny.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash

I have become a huge fan of Soap & Glory this year and their Sugar Crush range is my current favourite. In particular, the Sugar Crush body wash has made itself at home in my bathroom. I don't know if it's just me looking in the wrong places, but I found myself buying the same old shower gels with common fruit or vanilla scents. Not that there is anything wrong with this, I was getting bored with these scents. Then I discovered a video by blogger Zoella mentioning the Sugar Crush body wash and I imediately went out to buy it. It was everything I wanted from a body wash, a sweet yet refreshing scent whilst kind to my sensitive skin. It smells just like sherbet and is the perfect scent to wake you up in an early morning shower. I am also impressed with other product in the range which share the amazing scent but the body wash really stood out to me.

Soap & Glory Super Cat Eyeliner

My final product is another Soap & Glory product. I've always found pencil liners hard to apply and was too nervous to try a liquid one. Then I discovered the liquid pen liner and thought I should try one. I now wear it pretty much everyday. The felt tip-like pen makes application easy and lasts the liner stays put all day. It gives a lovely finish too. At around £6 I believe it's one of the most reasonable priced liners of its kind on the market and it's lasted me for such a long time too.

So those were the products that impressed me the most this year. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that you celebrate the new year in style. 2014 is less then a week away, argh! Do you have any products that stood out for you this year? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to know.

Tasmin x


  1. Nail Nurse looks like such a fantastic product! x

  2. I have nominated you for the Liebster award, here is the link for you to find out the questions etc!

    1. Thank you so much! I'll answer them when I have a free moment! Xx