1. COSRX TRIPLE C LIGHTENING LIQUID
This product is the number one best discovery of 2018 for me. It has 20.5% pure Vitamin C which helped fade my acne scars and brighten my complexion overall. I could see results within a few weeks! And for those thinking that that is a very long time, you must be new to skincare.
2. SEPHORA FOOT MASKS
They’re the epitome of value for money. These masks cost around 3 euros each and are perfect to give your feet a little pampering after a rough week of high heels. Warning – it does feel a bit weird initially to put on, but you’ll get used to it.
3. MARC JACOBS VELVET NOIR MAJOR VOLUME MASCARA
If you’re looking for an excellent mascara to splurge on (yep, it’s a tad bit pricey), look no further. Not only is the formula long lasting, but the brush applicator is beautifully shaped to ensure none of your eyelashes get left behind. It doesn’t fall under your eyes (unlike some expensive yet disastrous mascaras…), doesn’t make your eyelashes look like spider legs, and lasts longer than your ex.
4. BELIF MOISTURIZING EYE BOMB
The Moisturizing Eye Bomb leaves your under eye area looking plump and hydrated for hours at a stretch. Plus, it takes ages to finish one bottle; you need the smallest amount to make a big difference.
5. FRANK BODY LIP SCRUB
Give your lips a much needed scrub (especially in the winter time) with this lip scrub from Frank Body (which also tastes delicious in case some falls into your mouth).
6. SABON BODY SCRUBS
With dead sea salt and various goodies in these, the Sabon body rubs leave your skin feeling extremely moisturised. It feels as if you just stepped out of an expensive spa. The Rose Tea scent is my personal favourite.
7. BULGARI JASMIN NOIR EAU DE PARFUM
I regret not having tried this perfume earlier; I tried it 10 years after its release. If you wish to smell like a hand-picked jasmine flower from Kate Moss’ garden, with underlying woody and Tonka notes, this is the pick for you.
8. DR. JART+ CERAMIDIN LIQUID SERUM
This will be your BFF during the rough winter months, especially if you have dry skin. Apply this right after your serums and before your moisturiser and watch how your skin shows signs of relief.
9. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SOFT GLAM EYESHADOW PALETTE
ABH is known to release products that exceed expectations, that’s no news (apart from some exceptions…). I was ready to be blown away by their new palette, Soft Glam. And I was. The colours are so buttery, easy to blend, and long-lasting. It’s also very easy to create both, natural and dark looks with this palette.
10. GARNIER SHAMPOO WITH AVOCADO OIL AND SHEA BUTTER
If your mane is damaged and is in urgent need of some love, this is the shampoo you need. It’s one of the most nourishing shampoos I have tried and it’s very affordable. My tresses have started to look more manageable and less frizzy after I started using this shampoo.
11. FRANCK PROVOST EXPERT MECHES CONDITIONER
Follow up with this Franck Provost Conditioner (without silicone) and say a prayer or two for your hair and watch the miracle take place.
12. DIOR BACKSTAGE FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION
Not only did Dior come out with an excellent shade range for their new foundation, but they made a phenomenal formula. It looks like skin, I promise. It’s medium coverage, but buildable. A small amount is enough to hide your imperfections and yet let your skin’s natural glow come through.
13. THE ORDINARY NATURAL MOISTURIZING FACTORS + HA
Yes, we’ve all heard the hype about the new skincare brand that sells excellent acids and treatments for dirt cheap prices. Their moisturiser is one hell of an excellent product. You get a copious amount for around 7 euros, and you’ll see the results!
For a full review, check this article.
14. EGYPTIAN MAGIC CREAM
The buzz behind this cult favourite product was everywhere. You had to be living under a rock to not know about this. It has 6 natural ingredients and is a solution for all your skincare woes – dry skin, scarring, wounds, burns, scratches, dullness, you name it. Egyptian Magic got your back.
15. TONYMOLY INTENSE CARE SNAIL HYDRO-GEL MASK
Enriched with essence extracted from snail mucin, this mask made it to my top beauty products of 2018 because of the immediate effects I saw right after use, and because of the quality of the mask. Since it’s a gel mask, it fits so well, without sliding off or leaving parts of your face unexposed.
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