Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Best in Beauty

It's the end of the year! This year was such a good year in terms of finding great beauty finds. I found some amazing products, and some not so amazing products. Today I'd like to go over some of my favorites from the past year! I know some people narrow it down to like ten products, but I just wanted to include everything. Also, I don't have a favorite for every category.. Like I don't have a favorite concealer or foundation because honestly I didn't use one for long enough to consider it the best of the year. If you'd like to see what products helped make my 2013 beautiful, click below :)

I'm going to write snippets on certain products. Not all of them because no one would read my 5000 word essay haha. Also, I really tried to choose products I used for the majority of the year but a few products I used for about half the year snuck in :)


Naked- I think my favorite product of the year, if I had to choose one, would be the original Naked palette from Urban Decay. I used the hell out of this all year long. It will always hold a special place in my heart :)

Wet n Wild Mega Liner- I've raved about this on several posts. It's my favorite liquid liner of all time!

MAC Painterly Paint Pot

Benefit They're Real Mascara

Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara

L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extemsions Mascara

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara

Urban Decay 24/7 Perversion Liner-Best black eyeliner I've used. I use to use Zero all the time but this one is much darker. I hear there is a drugstore dupe I plan to pick up once I'm done with this one!



Maybelline Clear Mascara

Maybelline Define A Brow


I have to say, I didn't use lipstick much until around Spring. My collection really took off this year.

NYX Lipgloss in Natural- I used this for months and months. It's the only NYX lipgloss I have but I love it!

Burt's Bees Chapstick

Maybelline Color Whispers

Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Nude Beach - I'd say this was my most used lipstick this year. It was the perfect, shiny nude color for me.

Maybelline Baby Lips!

And a Korres Lip Butter.


Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

ELF Makeup Remover Clothes

I went through many of each of these products! They're all great makeup removers. Also, not pictured is the Neutrogena blue makeup removing wipes. I don't use those anymore because I felt they were a bit harsh, but I did use them for a long time.


Milani Baked Blushes

NARS Blushes

Kat Von D Face Shaper Blush in Heartagram


Benefit Hoola Bronzer

NYC Sun n Bronze in Mauntauk Bronze

NYC Sunny Bronzer - I haven't used this much recently, but it use to be my absolute favorite!



Rimmel Stay Matte - I pretty much used this powder all year! For a few months I used MAC mineralized skin finish natural but it's at my boyfriends and I didn't get to photograph it!


Viva La Juicy- my favorite favorite! I've gone through so many bottles of this. I just got the Noir version for Christmas and I'm loving it!


I only have one skincare product. Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash. I've been battling my acne since I was young. I've never had much luck with finding anything that helps me skin before this. Now, it hasn't completely cleared my skin. It's still problematic, but my skin has definately improved since I starting using this product this year. I've gone through many bottles of this, I've also used the scrub version and the overnight version but it find the gel version works best for me.


The final products I want to mention are the Bath and Body Works Triple Moisture Body Cream. I own a stupid amount of these. But they are my favorite body lotions. I use them all the time. What I like best about them is not only do they moisturize without making you greasy, the smell lasts!


This post was kind of all over the place. But these were my favorite beauty products of the least year! I'm looking forward to 2014 and finding other great products! I hope you enjoyed this post, and thank you so much for reading! Happy new year everyone!

--Nicole xox



  1. Great products! I love my NYX lipglosses and I've been wanting to try Milani baked blushes for so long!

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

    1. Thank you! They are amazing you should try them out! :)

  2. Great picks! I love the milani baked blushes so much! I did my best of 2013 post today too if you want to check it out.

  3. awesome picks!! love this list!! I have a few things I want to try now!

  4. Nice choices! I can't wait to use my Naked palette to create some makeup looks! Bath and Body works has such good products, I especially love their body washes! Thanks for sharing!

    1. The naked palette is so wonderful you're gonna love it!!

  5. Those lotions smell so good and they were on sale for like $3 last weekend!

  6. Such great products!! Are you taking about the loreal liner for the UD dupe? I think you'd love it!

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  8. I love those Milani blushes! I really want to try a NARS blush next though!


    1. NARS blushes are amazing! Expensive but soo worth it!

  9. Some amazing products you have listed here. I really think you sumed everything up well.

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