Monday, December 20, 2021

Top 5 Products in 2021

[ad contains gifted products] Well 2021 was a weird year wasn't it, and I guess we still have 11 days left of it. We were, makeup, no makeup, but I think I can gladly say along with everyone else, I am so glad to say goodbye to 2021. However, in the whole 30% of the time I wore makeup this year, I wanted to share 5 of my favourite products I used. 

Considering not that many people saw my hair throughout 2021, I thought that this might be the year I would try to finally take care of my hair a little seeing as I colour it so often. I wondered out of all the Olaplex products which one to start off with and I heard so many people saying the No3 Hair Perfector was the one for those who colour their hair. I don't use this that often as firstly, it's hella expensive, but I find that putting it on my hair once a month for half a day (on a day I don't have any zoom meetings preferably) just keeps my hair soft, unfrizzy and less broken. Worth every £20! 

Frankly I thought I would be using my Too Faced Palette Natural Palette a lot more, but I find this six palette one the one I reach for everyday. It has the perfect everyday shadows for me including two of my favourite shimmers 'Believer' and 'Tribe'. The shade 'Native' is my go-to create shade and if I'm looking to darken it up a little more I go for a touch of 'Indie' too. I take this palette everywhere, it has the perfect mirror and it's actually getting to the point of being un-photographable because of how much I've hit pan on these shades. 

I was very kindly gifted quite a few of these gloss balms a while back and I can't stress enough how much I love them. The shades 'Ingenuity' and 'Clarity' are the best to layer on top of my favourite nude lipsticks. These are so soft and plumping and because they are more of a balm, they leave my lips feeling hydrated. 

This year for a friends wedding I was a bridesmaid for, I wanted to go for 'photo ready' makeup which involved it being quite heavy for photos, and I wanted to get a hydrated base product that would not only leave my skin feeling plump, hydrated and fresh, but also keep it fresh throughout the day. I've mentioned this product on my blog multiple times, and it was a KathleenLights holy grail, and now has definitely become one of mine too! 

I had been eyeing up these light wands for a while and I am so obsessed. This is a mixture between a liquid bronzer/blusher/highlighter all in one and on my heavier-makeup days or makeup nights, I love dotting this just on my cheekbones and buffing in with a kabuki brush. It just adds a dash of colour onto my cheeks but also gives it a bit of a pop. I am desperate to get this in lots of other colours including 'Peachgasm' and 'Spotlight' 

Let me know in the comments below what some of your favourite 2021 products have been this year and if any of them are the above ones too! 


  1. These all sound like great products, especially the eyeshadow palette!

    Emilia |

  2. Love Olaplex! Just stocked up on the supersize last month! xx

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  3. I love Olaplex & CT Beauty Light Wands too! I need to try more bareMinerals x


  4. Olaplex is a favourite of mine that I discovered this year too! So bloody great!

    Zoey | x

  5. I have the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Goldgasm, and I absolutely love mine. Those bareMinerals Gloss Balms sound amazing, so I should check them out x


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