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2017 Favourites

A little late, but we finally have my 2017 favourites! I love favourites post, so of course I was going to do this one. I’ve tried to include a mix of things, but it’s quite a long list, so prepare yourselves. Here we have my 2017 favourites:

The Body Shop | Body Milk

I absolutely love this stuff. I’ve heard countless people talk about the importance of moisturising after a shower, but who has the time for that right? Turns out I do. I thought it would take ages, but with this it takes just around 4-5 minutes. The spray bottle makes it extremely easy to use, so I’d definitely recommend going for the 250ml. The best thing about this for me, is that it doesn’t leave that greasy feeling. It’s refreshing and both scents smell amazing. The Body Shop only do this in Coconut and Moringa, but I love both of them.

 Urban Decay | Naked 1 Palette

 This is by far my favourite palette. My safe go to look is this palette, as it’s everything I love. My favourite shade is Sidecar as it’s makes a stunning lid colour. I know a few people complain that this palette doesn’t have enough mattes; which it doesn’t. I love a shimmer though, so I don’t mind.

Redken | One United All in One Multi Benefit Treatment

I included this in my January favourites (where some of the text is pink, and I have no idea how to change it) I still love it now. I’m on the same bottle, but getting towards the end of it. It’s lasted over a year, so I really can’t complain. This was a lifesaver on holiday, because I normally struggle with getting the bobble out of my hair after a trip to the beach, but this made it so easy to get out. You can use this on wet hair or dry hair, so it’s a great all-rounder. It also has 25 benefits, so you can cut down on the amount of products you need to travel with.

The Beach

I went on Holiday in January last year and was happy to go to the beach and go in the sea. This is a massive thing for me, as I used to hate the beach. Mainly because I felt self-conscious, and it would get on top of me. I remember going to the beach a few years ago, and staying in my coverup laying underneath an umbrella, and I wouldn’t move. For 2017 I got myself off the sun-bed, and into the sea and made some absolutely amazing memories with my family.

The Body Shop | Lightening Drops

This was a lifesaver in 2017; drastic, but true. I’m really pale and often struggle to find foundations that match my ghostly complexion, so I started to mix a few drops of this into the foundation on the back of my hand. Which led to a much better match. I’m on my third bottle now, as I use it pretty much everyday. I was a little unsure at first because of the price, but they are really worth it. The only problem I have, is that I aren’t keen on the little dropper, because I find that it doesn’t dispense the product very well/ easily.

My Mum Got Married

(A little worse for wear)

It was the most beautiful day, and so fun too. It is a day I will never forget, as everything about it was spot on. It’s the first wedding I’ve been involved in, and the whole getting ready process is so fun, but it seemed to go fast. One minute we were having breakfast and then it seemed to fly into needing to get into the dresses. It still feels strange that my mum has a different surname to me now, but I’m hoping it’ll settle in soon.

ColourPop | Super Shock Highlight in Spoon

I don’t know what happened this year, but I started to love a really intense glittery highlight. I know a lot of people don’t like chunky highlighters that contain lots of glitter, but this one has definitely been an exemption for me. It’s not the strongest colour, but it leaves you glistening and glittering like there’s no tomorrow. It’s fab for nights out, but once you get used to wearing it; every other highlight seems subtle.

Spectrum | Tall Tapered Blender B06

(Yes it’s dirty, don’t judge me)

I use this brush every time I do my eyeshadow, as it’s amazing. It’s the perfect shape that’s amazing for blending and applying a transition colour. Spectrum brushes in general are some of my favourites, but the B06 wins hands down.

The Co-Operative Irresistible Triple Chocolate Cookies

I know it’s New Year and January is always health kick season, but you really need to try these cookies. They are by far the best ones I’ve tried, and not to brag, but I’ve tried a lot of Triple Chocolate Cookies. These are a little pricey in cookie terms, but they’re worth it. I used to work at Co-Op, and I mainly miss it for the discount, so I could get these. (No Shame)

Too Faced | Hangover 3 in 1 Setting Spray

I love Too Faced; the pink, girly packaging draws me in every-time, but it’s not so bad, as the products are amazing. I’m now on my second bottle of this, as I use it for the three uses, but always end up spraying too much. It contains Coconut Water which is amazing for dry skin, so not only is it moisturising; it smells good too.

Creating a Scrapbook

I’ve always loved the ideas of scrapbooks, but I never bothered with it, as I always put it off. In 2017 I was contacted by Printiki to try some prints, and I felt like that was the kick I needed. This isn’t sponsored or anything either, I just really love their prints. It’s amazing to be able to look back at memories that aren’t on a screen.

Congratulations for getting to the end! That turned out a lot longer than I thought, but it was hard to narrow down.

What were your 2017 favourites?

Thank you for reading!





  1. 10th January 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Lovely post Hannah!! Naked 1 will always be a firm favourite of mine! And I love the sound of the body shop milk!xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

    • 10th January 2018 / 2:15 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s such a great palette isn’t it? It’s so good, it’s so lightweight xx

  2. 10th January 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Sidecar looks like such a pretty color! I love how your post is about so many things! That picture of the beach looks amazing I’ve also have loved the beach a lot more this year! x

    • 10th January 2018 / 2:17 pm

      It’s definitely a firm favourite! Thank you, I’ve tried to include a mix. I was lucky enough to visit some amazing beaches. Glad you’ve liked them too!xx

  3. 10th January 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I loved this favorites post! I like that you added things from your personal life, which is gonna be great to look back on. I just added that Redkin product to my Ulta wish list, so I’ll get it next time I make a purchase on there! I will probably do the same thing with the too faced setting spray, since I have extremely dry skin. Great post hannah xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • 10th January 2018 / 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much! I wanted to make sure there was a good mix between it all. I hope you love it too, it’s been amazing. The Too Faced spray is so good, wish it was a little cheaper haha! Thank you, I really appreciate that xx

  4. 10th January 2018 / 3:46 pm

    The original Naked palette is soo gorgeous and my fave shade has got to be Half-Baked! I’m dying to try that 3-in-1 spray from Too Faced, as I’ve heard lots of people rave about it. I also need to continue my scrapbook(s) this year and actually finish at least one of them xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • 10th January 2018 / 4:09 pm

      It really is! Half Baked is such a gorgeous shade, got to love a good gold! It’s really good, the Coconut aspect is amazing. I hope you manage to get back into it!xx

    • 10th January 2018 / 4:10 pm

      They’re so good! It was definitely something haha xx

  5. Amber Atlanta
    10th January 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Love how this is a massive mixture of different things, not just beauty related. Looks like you have some wonderful memories to look back on! Such a lovely post xx
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    • 10th January 2018 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you, I wanted to get a mix of everything. There were definitely some really great highlights xx

    • 10th January 2018 / 4:55 pm

      It’s so good, it’s definitely an all time favourite! Thank you so much xx

  6. 10th January 2018 / 5:17 pm

    What a great roundup of favorites! The Naked 1 is such a classic palette, and one I still reach for despite my growing collection – the shades just complement each other so well. I love the sound and look of the Too Faced setting spray, will need to give that a try when I finish my MAC Fix+!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • 10th January 2018 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s definitely an amazing palette, you’re so right about the shades! I hope you love it, if you get around to picking it up xx

  7. Gill
    10th January 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Loving all your faves, i’ve been wanting to try the Too Faced spray for the longest time and that highlight looks devine!!


    • 10th January 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you! It’s so good, it makes it so handy having all of the benefits in one bottle! It’s definitely a favourite, it’s blinding!xx

    • 10th January 2018 / 10:02 pm

      They’re so good, and so handy, but they’re from the body shop!xx

  8. 11th January 2018 / 11:37 am

    I made a scrapbook in 2017 too and it was lovely to have all my memories to look back on! I really want to try that Naked palette too, it’s gorgeous! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    • 11th January 2018 / 10:30 pm

      They’re so good aren’t they?! It’s brill to have a physical copy of memories. It’s my all time favourite palette!xx

  9. 11th January 2018 / 12:24 pm

    I really need to try the Colourpop stuff!!! Everyone raves about all their stuff haha

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • 11th January 2018 / 10:31 pm

      They have so many great products!xx

    • 11th January 2018 / 10:31 pm

      It’s such a stunning palette!xx

  10. Amita
    11th January 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I love all things Colour Pop and Too Faced, their setting spray is amazing! Great post lovely xx


    • 11th January 2018 / 10:32 pm

      I really want to try more ColourPop! It’s so good isn’t it?! Thank you so much xx

  11. 11th January 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I love your list of favourites – it’s such a fun variety! I’ve always wanted to make a scrapbook but have never been able to make it through to the end (I think it’s the hassle of printing photos that has put me off) – maybe I’ll be able to do it this year!

    Heather xoxo

    • 11th January 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you think so! You definitely should, it’s great to look back on memories that aren’t on a screen xx

  12. 12th January 2018 / 12:00 am

    Love your 2017 favourites! The body Shop shower gels are amazing. Love their pinacolada one they bring out and the shea butter one. Creating a scrapbook is a great way to capture memories, totally loving your photos, the doggo is super cute!!!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much! The Body Shop has some really amazing products, and the Pina Colada range is definitely one of the best. It really is. Thank you so much, and he used to be so little haha!xx

  13. 12th January 2018 / 5:59 am

    Loved reading this favourites post! I was tossing up between the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray and the TooFaced Hangover Primer but ended up going with the setting spray. If you think it’s something you might do in the future I would definitely be interested to read an in-depth review of the Hangover primer. I also worked with Printiki last year and I really loved the photos I got! They’re super cute and worked really well to add a bit of decor to my room.

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume 

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ll definitely do a review on it. Especially if it’s something you’d like to see. So happy that you got to work with them too, they’re amazing aren’t they?!xx

  14. 12th January 2018 / 10:28 am

    Yess, I’ve been waiting for you to upload this post! Your mum’s wedding sounds amazing, so glad you loved it. I really want to try the Too Faced Hangover products
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:09 pm

      Ah you are too kind! Thank you, it was a really amazing day. It’s an amazing range for sure xx

  15. 12th January 2018 / 11:34 am

    Great post lovely! I need to check out some of these products, especially the Too Faced Primer X

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s an amazing setting spray, well it’s a brilliant allrounder really haha xx

  16. 13th January 2018 / 7:21 am

    That’s a beautiful roundup, Hannah! Again, congrats to your mom – looks like you guys had so much fun! I also am very curious about CP highlighters, I need to try them this year too as glitter doesn’t scare me (magpie here) haha.

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much! It was such an amazing day for sure. You’ll definitely love Spoon then, it’s definitely out there on the glitter aspect xx

  17. 14th January 2018 / 12:23 am

    I LOVE that you were able to get to the beach and enjoy yourself! We are honestly our own worst enemies when it comes to body confidence, and it can completely take away experiences we’re meant to enjoy. And your mom’s wedding looks like a BLAST!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you, and that is so true. Once you realise no one really cares, you start to enjoy yourself a lot more. Thank you, it was an incredible day xx

  18. 14th January 2018 / 10:36 am

    I used to work at The Body Shop and I’d put that damn Coconut Milk on every day!!! I love it soo much and it’s such a beautiful summery smell. Their lightening drops are brilliant too, I also own their illuminating drops but I can’t say they’re even half as good unfortunately. So glad you’ve started to enjoy the beach too, it’s such a lovely and relaxing place once you get past the fact that no one really cares what you look like 🙂 I used to struggle too!
    Alice Xx

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:14 pm

      I don’t blame you at all, it smells amazing and works really well too! It’s a shame the illuminating drops aren’t as good. Thank you, and that’s so true. Once you get past that you really start enjoying yourself. Glad you don’t struggle with it anymore either xx

  19. 14th January 2018 / 10:48 am

    I love The Body Shop coconut products! I love the shower cream so I might have to give the body milks a try too!

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:15 pm

      They have so many amazing products don’t they?! The Body Milk is so light and refreshing; it’s great xx

  20. 14th January 2018 / 10:59 am

    Some amazing favourites Hannah, going to the beach in January sounds like a dream and I’m glad you were able to enjoy it. I love the UD Naked palette too but definitely don’t use it enough these days xx

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much! Going on holiday in the colder months is an amazing break, but it feels 10x colder when you get back. Aw oh no! I hope this has inspired you to pull it out haha xx

  21. 14th January 2018 / 11:16 am

    The original Naked is still my favourite too! I actually got Naked 2 before I got 1, but defnitely use the first one more. Every colour works so well on its own or blended with others. Smog and Toasted are probably my favourites, and I LOVE that black. 😀

    Sneha | lifewithsneha.com

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:17 pm

      That’s exactly the same as me! I got the 2nd first, but prefer the 1st one. I haven’t experimented with Toasted too much, but I really need too!xx

  22. Yiota
    14th January 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun at your mum’s wedding! Love the red bridesmaid dresses, they are so chic and the colour is perfect for a wedding!! xx


    • 11th February 2018 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much! She picked an amazing colour scheme and the dresses were stunning xx

  23. 16th January 2018 / 11:27 pm

    You have some fab products here Hannah, I didn’t know lightening drops exist! I’ve seen darkening drops but not these. I’ve been really impressed with the body shop products I see on my insra’ Feed. I always forget to go in, but years ago it was the place to be !

    Thanks for sharing.

    Samantha x

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you so much! If you struggle to get a perfect match then they’re definitely worth a try. It definitely went down in popularity, but the products are still so good. No problem, thank you for stopping by xx

  24. 15th February 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Such pretty bridesmaids dresses! I also LOVE the super shock highlighters from Colourpop! I literally use lightening drops with my foundation like ALL THE TIME.
    Great post!

    Alex | http://www.SoFitSoPretty.com

    • 17th February 2018 / 12:57 am

      Thank you! They’re so good aren’t they?! Spoon is an ultimate fave. They’re so helpful! Thank you so much xx

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