2018 Favourites!

New Year, New Yearly favourites post right? These posts are always my favourite to put together, and my 2017 favourites was one of my favourite posts to write. Like last year, this is going to be slightly long, and I hope you enjoy! 

Before we start, I hope you have an amazing 2019!

Right, let’s go!

Too Faced | Born This Way Foundation

Since I tried this foundation I have not stopped talking about it. This is one of those products that I put off buying for so long, but I regret it now. It’s medium coverage that can be built up without looking cakey. It’s hydrating, as it contains coconut water and hyaluronic acid. This means it might not be good for those with oily skin. It has a dewy finish, but can be set down with a good powder.

Doll Beauty | Like a Diamond Highlighter

I’ve mentioned this highlighter countless times on my blog, and I still love it. If you like an intense, blinding highlight then you need this. This is the second highlighter I’ve ever hit pan on, which has made me realise I should get some use out of other things in my collection. I have a full review on this if you’d like to read more, but it’s been my favourite for a while now.

Maybelline | Lash Sensational Mascara

This is something that I don’t talk about a lot on my blog, but I love it. It’s been my go to mascara for a couple of years now. I had to include this here, as I’ve repurchased it countless times this year, and I’ve not really tried many other mascaras. Maybelline do amazing mascaras and this is no different. It lengthens, and makes my lashes look a lot better.

Physicians Formula | Butter Bronzer

I bought this bronzer in January and used it a lot through Spring and Summer. It’s pretty much impossible to get a hold of in the UK which is a shame. Considering I’ve used this for a while it’s barely dented, so at least it lasts a long time. It’s a beautiful bronzer that is pigmented, without being too pigmented. Which means it doesn’t take too much work. I used it to warm my face up, and it is the perfect colour for it. It also smells incredible which always helps, as it is tropical scented.

The Body Shop | Sugar Scrubs

I love body scrubs, and 2018 is the year I discovered Sugar Scrubs from the Body Shop. The only thing that irritates me with this is how quick it goes. For the price, it seems like you don’t get many uses. Oh, and another thing is the scent selection. There is an abundance of cream scrubs, but two sugar scrubs. The Mango one does smell incredible, so I can’t complain too much. If you want to find out more, then I have a full post on this.

The Body Shop | Skincare

I wrote a blog post back at the beginning of December of my Body Shop haul, but it has yet to see the light of day. My skin got so bad I ended up buying myself a new routine from The Body Shop and my skin is thanking me for it. I’m no longer struggling from texture, and my skin feels a lot better. The Vitamin E range has helped massively, as well as the Oils of life Cleansing Oil in Gel.


I was lucky enough to go on some amazing holidays in 2018, which I’m incredibly thankful for. I’ve written about my trip to New York and Orlando already, and it’s been so fun to be able to look back on those posts. We also finished the year with a day trip to Paris, which you may have caught on my Instagram stories, which was insane to say the least. Going to Italy in September was a highlight, as it’s somewhere that has been on the top of my bucket list for pretty much ever.

Nintendo Switch

I’ve mentioned a couple of games for the Switch in a few posts now. I didn’t want to narrow it down to a game, so I’ve bundled it all together. I’ve enjoyed playing Just Dance to get fit, and I’ve spent a lot of time on other games too. I’m also looking forward to the 2019 releases as well as hoping Spyro will be released soon.

Green & Blacks | Velvet Fruit Raspberry

Let’s be real would it really be a favourites post of mine without food thrown in somewhere. Even though I hate myself for liking these so much, as they’re expensive. I’m pretty sure the price had gone up to £3 the last time I saw them, so I think I’m going have to say goodbye to these. This is a raspberry jelly cube covered in dark chocolate, and I’m just going to stop typing now, as I’m sad that I can’t justify the price.

Morrison’s | Triple Chocolate Cookies

Something a little more affordable now, but loved just as much. In fact probably a little too much. I know I’m getting old now as I have a favourite Supermarket… it’s Morrison’s if you were wondering. I picked these cookies up on a whim and they’re my absolute favourites. Plus they’re normally on offer two for one, or something like that.

There we have it! My 2018 favourites.

What a year. I hope you had an amazing year and here’s to 2019.

Thank you for reading!

54 comments so far.

54 responses to “2018 Favourites!”

  1. Nina says:

    I have heard so many good things about this Too Faced foundation, I need to gve it a try. Happy Wednesday Hannah. xx
    Nina’s Style Blog

  2. Tiffany says:

    Those cookies look absolutely delicious! So many great products in this post. I love that Maybelline mascara, I’ve been using it for a while now and can’t imagine any other beating it! I agree about The Body Shop sugar scrubs too, I love them but they go so quickly xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • luxuryblush says:

      They’re so good, I’ve got through too many packets haha! Thank you, I’m glad you think so. It’s such a good one, and so affordable too! Yes they’re so good, but for the money they run out so quick!xx

  3. Kayla says:

    I’ve heard a lot about the Too Faced foundation but I’m very conscious because I have combination skin – I don’t know how it’d go down on my oily t zone!

    I also love the cookies from Morrisons, I live literally like a 2 minute walk from my local store and it’s so hard to resist buying them when I’m trying to eat healthy!

    Kayla ♥︎ http://www.kaylajayne.co.uk

  4. Lindsey says:

    Ooh I really fancy cookies now! Haha!

    I love The Body Shop but their scrub is one thing I haven’t tried yet – and not sure I’ll be racing to do so after reading this either. I’m really looking forward to your post on the haul though, especially if you’re feeling the benefit of all the products.

    Great post!

  5. So many of my own favourites here. I am going to have to try out the Butter Bronzer soon!

    Danielle xx

  6. Sara says:

    The mango body scrub sounds absolutely to die for so I will definitely be checking that out next time I’m in BodyShop! Those cookies have made me want cookies asap!

    Sara | http://www.copperandsun.co.uk

  7. The Too Faced Foundation is actually one of my holy grails! I reach for it so often! It’s an amazing foundation!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  8. Chelsea says:

    I really need to try the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I loveeee the doll beauty highlighter too! xxx


  9. Sahara says:

    I’ve heard such great things about the Too Faced foundation – I might have stop in Sephora to get a sample in my shade (if they have it!) to see how it applies etc.! Does it oxidize?

I only have 2 highlighters – Space Powder from Urban Decay + one liquid one from Makeup Revolution – I’m always looking a good blinding highlight – we’ve got to outshine the sun with highlighter otherwise what’s the point hahaha.

    Traveling! I’ve always wanted to visit Italy – it’s on my bucket list! (though I should note my bucket list is probably way too long haha) I’ve actually been thinking of if I want to get the Switch or not! In university so many people would play some games before our classes began and it always looked like so much fun!


    • luxuryblush says:

      I hope they have your shade! I don’t struggle with it oxidizing no.

      Space powder looks so beautiful! Liquid highlighters are fab for a blinding highlight! Exactly haha!

      Italy is such a beautiful place, I hope you’re able to visit! I got it for Christmas in 2017 and spent ages on it last year and it’s great that they’re slowly starting to release new games. It’s a great console xx

  10. Nic says:

    Lots of interesting products to try 🙂 I have heard about too faced hope its a good brand of make-up and I got some blueberry velvets fruits so hopefully they will be nice 🙂

  11. Amanda says:

    I have been looking for a new mascara to try! I’m definitely going to look into this particular one. Also- I’m super obsessed with The Body Shop <3

  12. Maria says:

    I loved all the product reviews. I want to try that Doll highlighter. Great job with your pics, lovely!

  13. Cliona says:

    Maybelline Lash Sensational is one of my favourite mascaras too! And those cookies look so nice! xx


  14. I also get annoyed about how quickly the body shop scrubs go, especially for the price! But they’re so good – I must try the mango!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

  15. Natonya says:

    Hey Hannah! I wanna get my hands on those Morrison’s cookies, those look fantastic! I heard nice things about Body Shop products, my sister likes their tea tree face wash. I really wanna do take my chance and invest in their items 😊 Nice 2018 Roundup!

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com/

    • luxuryblush says:

      Hiya! I love them so much haha, gone through too many packs. I do love their products a lot, and I’ve heard great things about the tea tree range. I hope you’re able to find some bits you like. Thank you xx

  16. Kara says:

    So many great favorites, especially the food! That butter bronzer sounds so good and is something I’m going to have to give a try. And The Body Shop’s skincare is usually something I overlook, so thank you for the suggestions. I hope you have a great 2019!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • luxuryblush says:

      Thank you so much! Had to include food somewhere haha! It’s a really great one. I used to overlook it too, but after giving it a try, I’m glad I decided to have a nosey. Thank you and you too xx

  17. Siobhán says:

    Those cookies look delicious! I love the TF foundation and the Butter Bronzer too xx

    Beautylymin | Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

  18. Charlotte says:

    Here is to 2019 and more favourites posts!! I just knew that you were going to include The Body Shop Vitamin E Range. I would love to go to Orlando again, fancy going together?!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

  19. Kathleen says:

    I LOVE body shop skincare, it’s so under-rated! And triple chocolate cookie OBVS <3

    Kathleen / http://www.madeinthe1990s.co.uk

  20. Parie Joshi says:

    I’ve been researching into the Born This Way foundation, it sounds amazing! x

  21. An Na says:

    I’m thinking of trying that Vitamin E from The Body Shop! And I did not expect to see Switch games in this list haha. I’m currently obsessed with Overcooked 2 right now. <3


  22. Of all the products mentioned, I NEED those cookies!!

    Chelle: http://www.chellebelle2016.blogspot.co.uk

  23. ellie says:

    Those cookies look INSANE! Also, I absolutely love the lash sensational mascara, it is amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    My recent post: https://lifeofellabella.blogspot.com/2019/01/how-to-keep-fit-and-motivated.html

  24. New Lune says:

    I love the TF foundation, it’s perfect for dry skin! I love the Lash Sensational mascara as well. I have to check these products from The Body Shop, they sound amazing. Those cookies look so yummy! Great post as always my lovely x

    New Lune | http://new-lune.com

  25. Em says:

    The Too Faced foundation is on my ‘to buy’ list this year. Great post!


  26. Melina Elisa says:

    Omg yas, I love this group of items. I’m so happy you love the too faced born this way just like I do! I need to head to the store and get myself my winter shade, because the one I have right now is wayyy too dark! I’ve been stuck with all these random foundations I forgot I owned, but at least I get to use them up! Another thing that I’ve been loving too is the butter bronzer, it’s such a flattering shade, which I love! There are still so many products on here, that I haven’t had the chance to try out, so as soon as I run out of somethings, I’ll give some of these a try. Great post Hannah! xxx

    Melina | melinaelisa.com

    • luxuryblush says:

      Thank you so much! It’s such a fab foundation, I’m glad you love it too! I hope you’re able to find a good match for you! Yes, I know what you mean, it’s not great when you’re trying to make foundations work before getting one that matches you. Yes, the bronzer is such a beautiful colour, totally agree that it’s flattering! I hope you love them all too. Thank you so much xx

  27. I have oily/combo skin and heard mixed reviews about the too faced born this way foundation, it is on my list to try and I always wear a powder to set too 😉 I absolutely love the maybelline lash sensational definitely one of my favourite drugstore mascaras. I really need to try that butter bronzer too it sounds so nice and omg I sued to play crash bandicoot all the time as a teen!


    • luxuryblush says:

      Yeah, I’m not too sure how it’ll hold up on oily/ combo skin. I hope you’re able to make it work for you though! It’s such a good mascara, isn’t it? Hopefully they release the bronzer in the UK soon to make it easier to get a hold of. It was such a good wasn’t it? The remake is great too xx

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