Not doing well with blogging lately for sure, I'm being my usual uninspired self as always in winter but I'm hoping it's not too late to share my favourites from last year. :)
I think in 2016 I bought the least makeup since I started blogging. Although I had a bigger haul with unnecessary things last January plus a couple of others in spring but mostly I just got products I needed such as foundation, powder, skin care stuff etc. Maybe this also has something to do with the lack of my motivation but to be honest I hardly saw anything that spoke to me makeup-wise...
Outside the blog life was good, I had some tough periods especially in the first few months but in April I visited Verona that I absolutely loved, it was such a great trip! Then I had a beach holiday in Mallorca in June. In the meantime, I finished my studies and in the end of summer I got my first proper job, hurray! In October I was quite bummed after my long-term relationship ended with my boyfriend but looking back I see 2016 as a positive year on the whole. I hope 2017 will be even better and I wish you all the best as well! :)
Now let's move on to the best products of 2016.
Makeup Addiction Cosmetics | Flaming Love Palette - Not my most used palette but one of the best buys of 2016. The pigmentation of the mattes is incredible, the texture is very different from anything I've tried before and it isn't very pricey. Oh and as you can see in the picture the first shade Whisper became my favourite highlighter last year. Full review here.
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Tan Powder - This is kind of an impulse buy, kind of because I did need a bronzer as I ran out of my other one but this particular Dior one was not planned at all. I didn't make a mistake though as I fell in love with it straight away and applying this little beauty is now the part of my everyday makeup routine. I reviewed it here.
Look Good Feel Better makeup brushes - I picked up a 3 piece set in TKMaxx last summer simply because they looked sooo soft and I wasn't wrong about that. In the set I had a blending, a smaller tapered and a powder brush that I use for blushers. Fantastic quality, zero shedding plus they're inexpensive.
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows | Grandstand & In the Spotlight - I'm not entirely impressed with the foiled shadows of MUG because I find they lose their foiled effect within about 3 hours but I live for these two shades! They are easily in my top ten of all time favourite shadows. Makeup looks with them here and here and here.
Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Creme Lipstick | First Kiss - An old fave, this has been my go to lipstick for three months now but gave it a lot of love all year round in 2016. It has a medium dusty rose colour, perfect everyday shade. I get a lot of compliments at work when I wear this, you just can't go wrong with it. Reviewed it here.
Barry M Nail Paint in Mushroom & L'oréal Color Riche nail polish in Opera Ballerina - None of them are new but these were my most used polishes. I prefer Mushroom on my toe nails and I can say it was my go-to varnish except for the summer. Opera Ballerina is so classy, I will always need a colour like this.
And a little accessory in the end. It was time to get a new watch after not wearing one for years. I got it in New Look last spring for £12 only. Sadly the band didn't last very long, I've already had to get it changed but I love the pink flamingo design so I forgive that.
What were your favourites in 2016? :)