Jayne’s 2012 Beauty Favourites

Since 2012 is coming to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to compile a list of my favourite beauty products that I’ve discovered this year. Some of them I’ve reviewed in detail, so will be reviewed in the coming weeks. Anyway, I hope you discover some new things to try, let me know what your favourites were this year and why, would be great to have them all in the comments, so everyone can enjoy them or drop me a tweet to @JayneJRead
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
This cleansing balm was recommended to me when my skin was particularly bad, I was reluctant to pay £34 for a cleanser, but I’m so pleased that I did. It’s a rich balm, which can be applied to skin whilst dry, adding a little water creates an emulsified formula that is easily wiped away with one of the delightful double sided flannels. Removes make up and leaves skin moisturised, clean and firm. Well worth a try on any skin type.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Mask

I’ve been using this mask regularly and again, this was something I was reluctant to spend on. I picked it up in a value bundle from QVC which made it easier for me to justify. It’s a strong, tingly mask with a glycolic acid base, it’s great for eating away dead skin and revealing a smoother and more even skin tone. You can read my original review here.

EOS Lip Balm Spheres

This will always be my favourite lip balm, it’s quirky shape and lovely selection of flavours is just perfect. Plus it’s all cruelty free and 97% natural, my favourite is the Sweet Mint flavour, but here’s my review of the Summer Fruits one.

Pai Bio-Regenerate Rosehip Oil

This beauty from British beauty brand, Pai has really helped improve my skin after overcoming a bout of acne. I’ve been left with redness and scarring, so have been using this Rosehip Oil every night to help treat this and it’s really working. Amazing stuff. You can read my review of the oil and it’s matching mask here.

Super Facialist Tea Flower Facial Scrub

This was an impulse buy from Boots, just because I was in desperate need of a facial scrub and now it’s become a firm favourite. The texture is really similar to the Kiehl’s Microdermbrasion Scrub, but much more affordable. It’s got a lovely almost methol, tingly fragrance and feels very gentle on the skin. Always makes me feel brighter and my skin more vibrant.

Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat and Top Coat

I don’t know why I ever bothered painting my nails without a fast drying top coat. I’ve not tried many of these kinds of products yet, just picked up this Nails Inc Caviar duo up in Boots for only £12 and ever since starting to use them my nails have been in better condition and my nail colour has lasted a lot longer too. Most importantly the top coat makes my nails dry in seconds which is much more appealing. Read my review here.

Priti NYC Soy Nail Polish Remover

This is just another genius discovery. Priti NYC’s Soy Nail Polish Remover is a natural nail polish remover without any nasty chemicals, I have no idea how it works, but it’s better than conventional nail polish remover, conditions nails and cuticles and actually smells super nice. Well worth a purchase. Read all about it on my review.


I’ve always been drawn to the cute tins of Steamcream, but it was only this year that I actually tried it. It’s a really simple multi-purpose cream which is super beautiful and effective. Think of it as an improved version of the Nivea cream that comes in the huge blue tub. Plus, how can you resist the cute tins? I’ve been using this as a day cream, it’s super moisturising and works under make up too.

Holika Holika Moisture BB Cream

This is a Korean BB Cream, which I picked up on eBay. My skin has been really bad, so I’ve needed a heavier coverage. This BB Cream has been perfect, as it covers everything without feeling heavy or caked on. Plus the tube has a cute cat on it, can’t resist the cute packaging. I’ll definitely be picking this up again when I run out.

Clinique Chubby Sticks

I’m pretty sure that most beauty fans will be raving about Clinique’s Chubby Sticks as a beauty favourite and with good reason. These cute crayons as chunky, tinted lipbalms that make wearing lip colour super easy. I’ve consistently got at least three of these in my bag at one time. Got to love them all. Here’s my review.

What were your favourite beauty products of 2012?

What are you excited to discover in 2013?

Please leave me a comment, so we can all discover your favourites.

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3 thoughts on “Jayne’s 2012 Beauty Favourites

  1. Some great picks Jayne. I really want to try the Emma Hardie Moringa Balm. I’m loving the Pai Rosehip Oil, I’m using it every night under my moisturiser. I’m a big fan of the other Super Facialist products I used this year so I shall have to try the scrub in 2013!

    1. That Pai Rosehip Oil is working wonders on my skin after overcoming some nasty acne, really helping to clear up some of the scarring. I want to try more of the Super Facialist products, they seem like great value for money.

  2. Funny how I have found the same things!
    The Super Facialist Skin Scrub has really calmed my breakout, smell fab and leaves skin so smooth.
    Steam Cream too, started to use this as a night cream, such a great product at such a reasonable price. Love the tins, just cannot have too many pretty tins.

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