Sunday, 5 January 2014

My fashion and makeup favourites of 2013!





Bonjour!
Sorry I have been a little distant from blogger this past week, Or at least it feels I have been distant since a blog post a day throughout christmas! I have gathered together all of my favourites from 2013 in terms of makeup and fashion to create this years favourites of 2013.

Makeup
2013 was definitely the year that I found makeup. It went from being something I did on occasions, to something that was applied everyday. I still probably have no makeup days more than I do have makeup days but I have really enjoyed finding products that I love and applying makeup more often.







Top of my list has to be my Urban Decay naked 2 palette. I got given this to me for my 18th birthday from my parents and have probably used this everyday when doing my eyeshadow. There are still colours that to this day I have not tried, but I am beginning to experiment a little more with it. Bootycall and YDK are still my go to's eye look. But I have began to use Blackout in place of eyeliner. Tease, Verve and Snakebite are also new favourites of mine. I look forward to using this again throughout 2013 and hopefully adding another palette very similar to this to my collection too!

Another favourite is the Just bitten kissable balm stain by Revlon. I got this before I went on my summer holiday and have used it everyday. It looks very bright and daring on the stick but I have been so surprised how you can make it look somewhat natural by tapping it on the lips and rubbing it with a lip brush. On holiday I also just wore this on its own without any face makeup and it just added a pop of colour to my outfits. As this is a balm stain it stays on ALL day no question and I have had to problems with it bleeding around my lips. I wear this everyday to Uni and could not favourite this product more!



For face there has still been one stand out product for me which I feel doesn't really get talked about that much. When it comes to a base for my makeup I can get really lazy. As I have relatively dry skin sometimes using a liquid foundation causes a little bit of a problem for me. The all in one face base from the body shop is so amazing. The coverage is medium so concealer does have to be used with it but it is so easy to apply and looks great every time. I have been using this product since my 16th birthday in 2011. It comes with a sponge which really does help apply the product successfully. It also smooths out the skin for a fantastic finish. This lasts all day and doesn't budge!

Fashion

My first fashion favourite has to be something that I have got most recently which is my Zara scarf. I have worn this everyday since as it is so versatile and goes with every single outfit. It also is super warm which is really good when living in the UK! It is super soft and although it is on the pricer side for a scarf (£19.99) I think it is so worth it for the quality that you receive. I can't believe that it is the price it is actually!


My next fashion favourite is my coat from Dorothy Perkins. I really love the quilted leather sleeve section and the way it looks like an oversized biker jacket. It is so warm but is relatively thin which is good when you don't want to bulk out an outfit. The only issue that I have with the coat is the material. The nature of a black woollen coat is that it attracts hair of all kinds. I have to give myself time to not only get ready when I go out but to de-hair my coat with a lint roller also. But overall this coat is amazing and I managed to pick it up when Dorothy Perkins were doing their flash sale. I have had a little look and can't find this online, although you may be able to get it in-store in their sales.

My final fashion favourite (if you can call it fashion) is my Pandora bracelet. I got this for my 18th birthday and have really enjoyed buying little memorable charms to place on it. From my grandparents I received the bracelet and the dress and 18 charm. Which are all special because they are my first ones. Then my aunt got me this beautiful green glass bead one. She also bought me the gorgeous tiny charm which I think is one of my favourites! I then bought the boat charm for myself when I was on holiday last year as it reminds me of where we went.


Hope you enjoyed reading this post. It is really nice to finally get back into posting about fashion and makeup!

Francesca
xoxox

12 comments:

  1. Love this.. Your photos are stunning!<3

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    1. Thankyou very much I am trying to make them a little bit better!

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    2. Yeah, I know what you mean. Sometimes even a change in background can make it look 10x better. I love what you did though!<3

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  2. This is such a good post! i want a naked palette so much and i love your scarf!
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  3. I love the Zara scarf. Then again, I love scarves in general haha. I still haven't got round to trying one of the Revlon balm stains yet.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. great items :)

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  5. This is great! I am still in love with that Zara scarf! And I would love a Naked palette in the new year! Also, just out of curiosity, what program did you use to make your header? This is so random, but I love it, and I'm trying to make a new one. Thank you very much for keeping up on my blog--I LOVE yours as well!

    Maggie D. xx

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    1. I used a website called Picmonkey.com . It is a little complicated to begin with but I googled blogger header tutorials on picmonkey and it helped with the size. And then you can just scroll through all the effects and use whatever you want. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask! xxxx

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    2. Thank you very much!! I'll definitely be looking into that website!

      Maggie D. xx

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  6. The Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 was one of my 2013 favourites :)

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Its such a lovely palette isn't it!
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  7. Great post! As you clearly love fashion, why not enter our Van Mildert Blogger Competition? You can win a £100 voucher for simply posting an outfit on your blog!

    All the best,

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