My 2013 Favourties

2013 Favourites

Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser

I came across this Simple moisturiser by chance in ASDA for a mere £3. Usually on sale for under £5, or on offer at 2 for £6, this is a great low cost moisturiser. It is light on the skin and, as with all Simple products, it is chemical and fragrance free. I like to use it right before I apply my makeup but I wouldn’t fully recommend it as a primer as it doesn’t matify the skin completely. However, it does control excess oils well and the packaging is sanitary and appealing.

Revlon Bold Sangria

This was an end of year buy influenced by an Instagram pic.  Revlon Colourstay’s ‘Bold Sangria’ polish is one of my new favourite polishes. Last year my Revlon nail polish ‘go-to- was ‘Spanish Moss’ which I used up and think I’ll repurchase again this year. Overall the Revlon polishes are long lasting, chip resistant and shiny. It is a bit costly at £7.99 but I think it’s worth the money, like all expensive polishes. Yes, I’m talking to you Essie and OPI!

Maybelline Baby Lips

I’m so happy this product lived up to the hype. As a slave to Vaseline for dry, chapped lips, I have tried numerous lip products. Finally, after a lot of trial and error I’ve found a good runner up. I’m not sure I would go as far as to replace this for Vaseline but it’s a tight call. Baby Lips itself is oily and moisturising, leaving a lovely sheen to your lips without being sticky. With a simple twist applicator at the bottom the packaging is bright and bold. I have been using the ‘Quenched’ Baby Lips which is goes onto the lips clear but there are numerous Baby Lips available in different shades which I can’t wait to try in 2014. In terms of availability I found these were hard to come by. That said they have been out for a good few months now so keep an eye out. They’re very popular!  In other Maybelline ‘Baby’ news, this month sees the launch of ‘Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser’ primer. The online waiting list for this product at Boots.com is full but I managed to get one in my local Boots this evening!! Judging by the early online reviews I’ve read it’s as good as the ‘Baby Lips’ and a steal for £7.99 or (€11.99).Off the huge success of Baby Lips, Maybelline are launching a ‘Dr Rescue’ Baby Lips. Already available in the US, I’m looking forward to trying this re-vamped version of a brilliant product.

 Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels

Who doesn’t love a good Yankee Candle? My favourite towards the end of 2013 was definitely Fluffy Towels and Soft Blanket. Both extremely similar scents are fresh and cleansing. I found that they are completely odour eliminating compared to the other Yankee scents I’ve burned over the years.

Vogue USA The September Issue

Jennifer Lawrence knows how to work a cover shoot! J-Law looked incredible in Vogue USA September issue in 2013. The biggest and most important issue of the year was full of amazing spreads, including Jennifer’s and one shot in Co. Cork, Ireland. Jessica Chastain gave Jennifer a good run for her money as my favourite Vogue cover girl for 2013, a copy of which I manged to get my hands on yesterday! Beyoncé’s May Vogue UK  and Claire Danes November Vogue UK covers were my UK Vogue faves.

The Great Gatsby DVD

Anyone who follows my blog will know that I L-O-V-E The Great Gatsby, both book and Baz Luhrmann’s silver screen adaptation.  The music, fashion and jewellery are simply stunning in this film and Carey Mulligan is like an angel send from heaven with porcelain skin. A must see!!

Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox

A Christmas present in 2012 I have been listening to Bruno Mars on a loop for the whole of 2013. My favourite songs include the released ‘Locked Out of Heaven’, ‘Treasure’ and the unreleased ‘Natalie’ and ‘Money Make Her Smile’.  The only disappointing thing about this album is that there are only ten songs on it.

Cath Kidston Makeup Bag

A present for my 20th birthday, a small Cath Kidston makeup bag was the very thing I didn’t know I needed! This is the perfect handbag sized makeup bag. Brilliant for holding a bottle of nail polish, eyeliner, mascara, a nail file, a mirror and lip balm in one place in your handbag. It’s also stylish enough to bring out in public.

Celebrity Mugshots

If you’ve ever been envious of  a celebrity and their wealthy lifestyle this may just make you smile… for a few minutes at least.

Sadly for this lot, celebrity status couldn’t buy them out of an arrest.

Here’s a look at some famous faces and their, let’s face it,  ridiculously good looking mugshots.

Chace Crawford Mugshot

Who: Chace Crawford

Famous For: His role as Nate Archibald in the hit series Gossip Girl

Arrested For: Illegal possession of drugs, marijuana.

When and Where: 2010, Texas.

Reese Witherspoon Mugshot

Who: Reese Witherspoon

Famous For: A-list, Oscar winning actress. Starred in, Walk the Line, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, Friends and Monsters vs Aliens (voice).

Arrested For: Disorderly conduct

When and Where: 2013, Atlanta

. Khloe Kardashian Mugshot

Who: Khloe Kardashian

Famous For: Member of the reality TV superstar family, The Kardashians. Father, Robert Kardashian, defended OJ Simpson during his trial. Married to basketball play Lamar Odem.

Arrested For: DUI

When and Where: 2007.California.

Bruno Mars Mugshot

Who: Bruno Mars

Famous For: Singer, songwriter. Hits include; Locked out of Heaven, Just The Way You Are, Runaway, Grenade, When I Was Your Man.

Arrested For: Cocaine possession.

When and Where: 2010, Las Vegas.

Nicole Richie Mugshot

Who: Nicole Richie

Famous For: Starring alongside Paris Hilton in the reality show The Simple Life. Daughter to Lionel Richie. Designer and Fashionista.

Arrested For: Heroin Possession and a DUI.

When and Where: 2003 and 2006, both California.

Mischa Barton Mugshot

Who: Mischa Barton

Famous For: Actress from the successful TV series,The O.C

Arrested For: DUI and drug possession

When and Where: 2007, Hollywood.

Neyo Mugshot

Who: Neyo

Famous For: Singer and songwriter.

Arrested For: Reckless driving, speeding at 100mph.

When and Where: 2008,Georgia.

Lindsay Lohan Mugshots

Who: Lindsay Lohan.

Famous For: Successful child star actress…. and for getting arrested!

Arrested For: DUI, cocaine possession, stealing and a Hit and Run.

When and Where: 2007, 2011, 2012. Beverly Hills, Italy, New York.

Paris Hilton MugShots

Who: Paris Hilton

Famous For: Heiress to the Hilton Hotel Empire, reality TV star, entrepreneur.

Arrested For: Possession of Marijuana and a DUI.

When and Where: 2006, 2010. Las Vegas and Hollywood.

Leave me a comment letting me know your favourite mugshot!