Top products of 2014 - the rest

This is the last instalment of my 'top products of 2014' series - I've talked makeup and skincare, but there are a lot of fantastic things that don't quite fit in those categories, so I've bundled them all together for a special mention here. 

Top products of 2014 - hair, nails and the rest

Caudalie Parfum Divin* - this has to be my favourite scent of the year. It's an unusual one that reminds me of hot sunny days at the beach, with a hint of floral to it. Even in winter it keeps me smiling and thinking of the warmer weather to come. If you're a fan of Caudalie's cult Divine Oil, it smells virtually identical, so is the perfect partner for a long-lasting scent.

Invisibobble* - hair ties aren't the most glamourous of things to talk about, but I would be completely lost without these little stretchy bands! The cord style means your hair doesn't get snagged in them, you can wear them all day without a headache and you can create dozens of hairstyles with just a few Invisibobbles and no hair pins.

Barry M glitter nail polish - for long lasting polish in a massive range of glittery finishes, Barry M definitely comes top for me. I've been wearing a couple of shades from their Christmas collection non-stop over the festive season and I love the fact they're good quality and reasonably priced.

Zoeva makeup brushes* - I'm so pleased these finally launched in the UK! Ever since trying them out a few months ago, the Pink Elements collection has been my go to set of brushes for pretty much everything. If you're looking for high quality, good value brushes, get yourself over to the Zoeva website pronto. You really won't regret it!

Sew Lomax makeup bags* - this quirky brand make the most fantastic makeup bags you'll find. Embroidered with lots of different designs, each one can be personalised and the bag itself feels really well made and good quality. They make great gift ideas (or let's be honest, a gift for yourself) - I've got two of them and absolutely love them!

Aromatherapy Associates candles* - these aromatherapy candles not only give off the most amazing smells, but really do help with relaxation, mental clarity or a bit of an uplift. They're a little pricey, but just a few hours burning is enough to fragrance an entire room (or floor of the house if yours is small like mine!).

Co Lab dry shampoo - I think this is one of the only dry shampoos I've found that doesn't leave a trace of that tell-tale ashy look in your hair, no matter how much you use. I've been a Batiste lover for years, but haven't looked back since Co Lab launched in 2014. The fragrances are fresh, without being overpowering and a quick squirt will leave you with fresh looking hair in seconds.

Bodhi & Birch Lime Blossom Hand Serum* - a must-have for dry hands, this little bottle looks small, but packs a serious punch. It smells amazing and just one pump will leave hands feeling silky soft for hours.

Color Wow One Minute Transformation Styling Cream* - If I could only pick one styling product to use, this would have to be it. A small amount on dry hair keeps it looking smooth and silky, even if you've not had time to blow-dry it properly and it stands up to crappy weather keeping the frizz at bay.

What have been your top products for the past year?

*PR sample


  1. I won a SewLomax makeup bag and I think it's fantastic! Incredible quality and it's so cute!


  2. Invisibobbles are amazing! I love that they don't leave a kink. Some lovely picks here! x

  3. I want the Zoeva brushes, they look amazing and I adore Aromatherapy candles too x

  4. I love the CoLab Dry Shampoo, the scents Paris and Rio are my favourites x


  5. I need to try the Zoeva brushes, some lovely picks :) x

  6. There were some mini COLAB dry shampoos in last month's You Beauty Discovery Box and I am so impressed! I think I'm going to have to get a full size bottle xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  7. I've been wanting to pick up some invisbobs but I wasn't sure if they were actually good or not - may have to invest!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

  8. Agree with so many products here. But still to try Co Lab Dry Shampoo! Will have to pick it up when in Boots next.

    Fee x

  9. I haven't tried any of these products yet but I've heard so much about invisibobbles and they seem amazing! I must get one next time I'm shopping! :) x

    Natalie | The Floral Republic


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