Friday, 9 January 2015

2014 Favourites!

2014 Faves Post
Hey my lovelies, and thanks for popping over!
So this is my 1st year of blogging, and I have gathered up a few favourites for this year! I have included food, drink, beauty etc so read on and enjoy, some may be random but hey we all have our quirks!
Robinsons No Added Sugar Squash
Now this really is a random one even for me! I need to keep my blood sugars regulated and I find it hard to stay hydrated with just plain water, so this has become a staple this year for me. There are so many flavours but without a doubr my favourite has to be orange and pineapple. I think this all comes from my childhood imaginary friend “jonny” supposedly according to my mum I would have went in and asked for 2 glasses of juice and 2 biscuits for jonny and I, no wonder I love my food!!
Belvita Cereal Biscuits
I thought I would throw this one in for good measure! I find it hard to eat breakfast in the morning, and because of my medication I need something to line my stomach to take them with, and it was actually my diabetic consultant who suggested these to me, I can eat one or two out of the wee pack and that’s just enough. Its also got scott eating a little breakfast too which is always good for a growing lad lol!
Grey Leather Slouchy Bag from Next
I got this bag last year and I have used it non stop which is a shocker for me as I always seem to be swopping bags and losing things in between. It’s a great shape and the handle is just the right size to throw over your shoulder. It has two little zips at the front but in all honesty you can only fit in a little lipgloss or pen in them. It has one compartment with the normal zip at the back. Its so soft that its great with jeans or leggings, I wouldn’t use it as a going out type of bag as its too big even for me who takes the kitcjen sink on a night out, but for everyday use its fab! I paid £32 for it just before Chrtistmas last year, and in the sale it went to half price. I was gutted to say the least. Unfortunately this bag has been relegated to the wardrobe as I got a gorgeous couple of bags this year that I will be using!
KP salted peanuts
Ok I know what you are thinking!! This girl needs help, but seriously I have had such an addiction to them! Put them in a bowl mixed up with some crisps and I am a happy lady, but I can happily say that since new years eve I haven’t bought any!! Ooh go Ali 3 days without a nut!!
Yankee Candle Clean Cotton
Aww my favourite candle of all time! This was my mums favourite one, and when I burn it it reminds me of her. I burn this scent quite often, I love it in the bathroom as its so clean and fresh smelling.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
This is my saviour on sick days! Having the issues with my arms and hands, washing my hair takes a lot out of me, and when I am to weak, or lets be hoenst too lazy as we all get sometimes, this just refreshes my hair fab. I normally love th eoriginal but at the minute I am really liking the floral essences, its not too sweet, its just a nice change! One word of advice though is to make sure and hold it a good distance away, or you will end up with white patches, which ladies isn’t a good look!
Garnier Micellar Water
This is such a fab product, and has definitely made my skincare routine better. We have all probably heard of this, as it has been doing the rounds for a while now, but I wasn’t going to splash out on the Bioderma one when in all honesty the reviews of this are just as good at a fraction of the price. I use it for eye make up and as a pre cleanse, and it has actually meant I haven’t had to use as much of  my cleanse and polish which is always a bonus!
Body Shop Paypaya body Butter
Well don’t get me started on this, I must go through tubs of their body butters, but I have never tried this scent, and I only tried it as they didn’t have my normal one the day I was in. It was actually scott I have to thank for spying it. The scent is quite subtle in my opinion but to scott he thinks it is quite overpowering but it doesn’t last too long when on the body. It definitely is one thing that I will repurcashe over and over  because for the price I don’t think there is another body butter out there as good. If you guys have any suggestions of anything else, let me know
Emporio Armani Diamonds Perfume
I was given this as part of a set last year by my best friend, and its just such a nice girly smell, an di always get compliments when I wear it. Its very light so I defintley think its more of a summer scent, but I still see me reaching for it in the winter, I wonder if they do a darker scent one, if you get me lol! You can see my perfume smelling skills aren’t great! Let me know if you guys have any suggestions on a wintery scent
Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
This has without a doubt been one of my top finds of 2014, my lips are normally not too bad, nothing a slick of Elizabeth arden 8 hour cream doesn’t fix, but this year weather it’s the weather, my medication change or something else, my lips have been awful, I was suggested this on twitter, and it has definitely helped, and the gorgeous taste of it doesn’t hurt either!
Decleor Aroma Cleanse Cream Exfoliator
This is amazing! Its not ofeten I totally rave about a product but this without a doubt I will do! I have done a post previously on it, so if youw ant more info go check it out
MAC All that Glitters Eye Shadow
This is without a doubt my go to shade, if I am having a day where I don’t want to worry about crease colours  etc. Its such a pretty shade and has just the right amount of warmth and shimmer, so its defitnelty staying put for 2015
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
This is the cult classic youtubers favourite powder. I have tried a lot of pressed translucent powders, cheap and expensive and this beats them all hands down! 
MAC Snob Lipstick
This is such a nice shade for Spring/Summer, it’s the perfect baby nudey cool pink. I only use a little of this and pat it down with my ring finger because it can come off a little Barbie like if you put too much on with my pale ski n, but without a doubt it has been a favourite this year!!
So there you have it my overall favourites for 2014, I am sure a lot of these will be in my life in 2015. What do you guys think will be big for 2015?
Lots of love and thanks for the support whilst my little blog was born in 2014
Ali xxx

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