My best buys of 2O16 are as follows:

LUSH’s Celestial moisturiser:

I haven’t even written a full length post about this cream yet, but I decided to mention it in my best buys because it’s incredible. Although Lush market it at the dry-normal skin type, I’ve got combination to oily and have never faced any issues (good pun, huh?). I initially bought it to get rid of my dry patches on my nose and chin (together with a sample of Ultrabland) and I couldn’t get enough so I apply it all over every morning and night.

LUSH’s Magical Moringa primer:

I’ve already blogged about this before (featured in other posts)… But, I always need to mention it because it’s extremely special to me beauty wise. I’ll make it my mission in 2017 to write a dedicated post specifically for it. Earlier this year, Lush had to halt production proceedings – which lasted about 2 months (but felt like two years for me)… I now buy it in bulk and use it as a primer but I have also been known to wear it alone or as a moisturiser.

LUSH’s Ocean Salt:

One of my friends uses this on her face and body (which it is designed for) although plenty of bloggers have said that it’s too intense and rough to be used on both… Let me tell you, I followed in my friend’s footsteps and have not looked back. I take care when I apply it, but have found that my skin looks considerably more even, and there are no dry patches or dead skin. My makeup and moisturiser go on a lot smoother and my face looks a lot better in pictures. What’s more, I haven’t got a breakout once since using it… I love how soft it makes my skin feel (face AND body). I love it.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation:

Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum is the new Holy Grail of my makeup kit. This stuff is £40 well spent, I’ll tell you that… SPF 40? Check. Flawless application? Check. Perfect shade? Check. Smooth/second skin feel? Check.

I love this foundation so much. Everyone complains about the squeezy dropper… That’s not the issue for me. The issue is I don’t feel as though there’s anywhere near enough product in the bottle for the price. That being said, it’s amazing and I won’t change from using/wearing it. I’ve finally found a foundation to stick to… I use it every day and have never found any problems, in fact – I’d go as far as to say that it’s helped my skin.

Benefit Hoola:

Oh my word. Oh my word. Oh my, oh my, oh my word. This bronzer is without a doubt the best bronzer I have ever used. I’m very late to the party, I get that… Again, very little amount in packaging but well worth the £9.97 that I paid for it. I absolutely love how it matches my skin tone and makes me look like I’ve got expertly crafted contour. It’s amazing. It’s beautiful. It’s everything. I have found my bronzing calling… My only regret is not buying more than one from Boots when I saw them at the tills.

Kylie Cosmetics’ Dirty Peach:

This is another one of those make-up must haves for olive skinned make-up lovers like myself. I absolutely love it. I was extremely skeptical about buying it and having it not match my skin tone, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I blogged about it, and you can read my thoughts in detail here.

Marc Jacobs Daisy:

I don’t actually know the name of the exact one I’m referring to as there are so many with the same name and are all beautifully scented, but it’s the one in the black box with daisies around it. The Eau de Toilette one. I found it with a little help from Google. The scent is a mixture of patchouli, blood grapefruit, violet, strawberry, gardenia, jasmine, white woods, musk, and vanilla. It’s absolutely beautiful. I get complimented for wearing it everywhere I go.