They Made The Cut

I thought I would share with you my favourite four products from the Latest in Beauty 2013 Advent Calendar*. I really liked most of the 25 products but these are the ones I have enjoyed the most so far.

Latest in Beauty Top Picks

Steamcream £12.95 – I’ve blogged about this product before (in a different tin). This is a wonderful multipurpose product. It can be used as a hand cream, body lotion or a moisturiser for your face. It is gentle and hydrating and can be used on any skin type. Its a beauty blogger favourite and I can see why. It is very good for travel, one product with many uses. If you haven’t tried it yet I recommend giving it a go. Its very hydrating and quite calming for your skin. A big plus for me is that its handmade in the UK and its 100% Vegan.

Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream £25.65 – I love their rosehip oil and was excited to see this in the calendar. It is quite a thick cream and is perfect for hydrating and soothing, you need only use a small amount as it is quite concentrated. This regenerates skin, helps it look glowing, smooth and nourished. Its a little pot of gold as far as I’m concerned. I wake up looking like a better version of me with bright fresh skin. Its wonderful.

Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips £11 – Naughty name that makes my husband laugh and ask why I am using it on my lips & not my nips. Over the cold month of January this has kept my lips looking smooth and feeling soft. It is really good if you suffer from very dry lips as it’s a thick formula but not greasy and sinks in very quickly, it doesn’t just coat your lips it absorbs and hydrates. This can be used on dry skin, eczema and also good for addressing those dry cuticles. Its is fragrance free which I like.

Q The Fine Fragrance Body Spray – I’m not normally one for body sprays, they remind me of being a teenager & liberally spraying some hideous sickly sweet cheap body spray. Alas this is not like that at all, this body spray is grown up in scent and lovely to use to freshen up. I did spot these in Boots and will be buying a few more. The most surprising thing to me was finding out that it only costs £2.29 – utter bargain!

Have you tried any of my favourite products from the  2013 You Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar*

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.


See what was behind doors 17, 18 & 19 in my You Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar* I have so enjoyed opening this each morning & I have surprised myself by not opening them all at once. Its been such a treat each day.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Behind door 17 was this DHC Deep Cleansing Oil*. I love this cleanser and have previously had a sample in a Glossybox. I took this Oil with me when I went to San Francisco in June and really enjoyed using it. It removes makeup easily and is very gentle. I found is to keep my skin hydrated and soft. I am very happy to have anther one. DHC is a Japanese company and their products are made using high quality ingredients, their skincare range is free from parabens and unnecessary fragrances and colourings. This sample is 30ml for £4.50

Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips

Behind door 18 was the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips*, finally I get to try this cult product. I have heard nothing but good reviews of this & winter is the perfect time to put it to the test. My lips are so dry. I must say my husband thought the name was hilarious! This is a multi purpose balm and can be used on burns, abrasions, cuticles, eczema and any dry skin. The good thing about this balm is that it is odourless and tasteless. This a full size product 15ml for £11.50

Model Co Mascara

Behind door 19 was this Models Co Mascara*. A girl can never have too many mascaras. This black mascara is said to lengthen and thicken your lashes leaving them looking thick and shiny. The brush is quite big & reminds me of the Soap & Glory mascara. This product is full size £10

I have never tried anything from Dr. Lipp or Models Co & look forward to using these. The DHC Cleanser is a favourite of mine and I took it with me to Scotland over Christmas.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.