Here we are on the 31st of December 2012, as we are approaching the last few hours of an epic year that will be remembered for a very long time in Britain's history, I think about all the things that have happened this year. We celebrated the Queens Diamond Jubilee, battled on the pitch in Euro 2012, and hosted the London 2012 Olympic and paralympic games. What an amazing year! I hope you all move into 2013 with fond memories of the last 366 days! (Remember it was also a leap year, and women across the world proposed to the man in their life on February 29th)
I got some amazing hair, make-up and nail gifts for Christmas and have been enjoying testing them out. I have a long way to go though and haven't been able to play with everything yet, but I felt like a little child on Christmas morning opening up my presents and I hope you all did too, and that santa brought you what you wanted! I will review some of the lovely things I got in the coming weeks, but I wanted this post to be dedicated to the products I have loved so much this year.
My first hero is:
OPI, not one colour in particular but more OPI as a brand, because I truly love their nail varnish and their manicure and pedicure products. I feel excitement bubble inside my tummy when I hear they have a new colour or collection coming out, and I spend ages looking through my ever growing wish list of colours I want. They offer a huge range of colours with names that make you smile, their quality is great and they were the brand that made me fall in love with nail varnish again, after years of dissapointment when my nail varnish chipped after a few hours. OPI I salute you for creating wonderful nail varnish!
Soap & Glory, I love their range of products, the style, fragrance and packaging. I use their moisturising lotion every day, have their scrub in the bathroom and their hand cream on my night stand. A gift set from them is on my wish list every Christmas, and santa didn't disappoint when he brought me the "best of all" kit full of their lovely products and a box of their body butters. I am a very happy girl and have a years supply of their gorgeous products!
Urban Decay, I am a massive fan of this brand and have been since 2005 when I bought a few eye shadows and fell in love with their colour range and formula. I had sat looking online at their range for a long time before I bought anything because they weren't so well known in the UK back then and it wasn't as widely available. My favourite neutral eye shadow of all time is "sin" and I wear it a lot. I love Urban Decay for their colour range, their beautiful packaging and funky names for their products.
As much as I could go on and on about different brands and products I love ( Essie, Nails inc, No 7, Too Faced) I wanted this list to only contain the brands that I really truly love and feel excited about. There is no better proof that you are a massive fan of something than the erratic hand clapping and squealing noises you make when you see something new by them (or is that just me?).
So there is my list of 3 special brands who are my absolute favourites that I have used constantly this year and written about a whole lot.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a wonderful 2012. I look forward to seeing you all next year (in a virtual sense of course).
Happy New Years Eve everyone!