I can't believe 2016 is coming to an end already, it feels like it was March only yesterday!
My hair and beauty product collection has quadrupled through the year, so I thought I'd take 5 minutes to give you guys the run-down of my favourite products I've found this year....
Essano coconut milk hydrating shampoo and conditioner / $15.99 / Priceline
Perfect for hair which needs a little TLC, these products are plant based and contain no nasty parabens or sulphites they also smell incredible and leave hair soft and shiny.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge / $16.99 / Priceline
Literally a miracle for applying foundation and concealer, the round sides are perfect for blending makeup and the flat edge and precision tip make flawless application around your eyes and nose super easy!
White Glo Bright Nights / $8.00 / Most supermarkets and large chemists
These White Glo whitening films are incredible, simply peel them from the packet and stick over clean teeth for a quick fix whitening treatment. Perfect before a night out or big event!
Yves Saint Lauren Black Opium EDT / from $99 / most department stores
With top notes of coffee, heart notes of white florals, jasmine and orange blossom and base notes of vanilla, cedar and patchouli this perfume is the perfect mix of sweetness and rock chick. The smell is almost addictive-I literally can't stop reaching for it.
Loreal Nude Magique Cushion foundation / from $16 / most pharmacies
I finally found a foundation which matches my skin tone perfectly, this formula is absolutely incredible with a sheer - medium coverage it leaves me with the perfect glow and has built in SPF 29. It comes with a sponge in the pack, however I team it with my complexion sponge for flawless coverage.
LUSH million dollar moisturiser / $54.95 / LUSH
A little bit goes a long way with this beautiful moisturiser from Lush. Filled with nourishing shea butter and nutrient rich sesame oil it leaves my skin wonderfully hydrated. It also has reflective pigments which create a beautiful glow, I love mixing it with foundation for a dewy look!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brown Pen / $38 / Sephora
My go-to for day to day perfect brows, the colour match is great and it literally only takes seconds to fill in my brows before heading out for the day, and it doesn't budge either which is awesome.
L'Oreal False Lash Superstar Mascara / from $25 / most pharmacies
I've honestly never had so many compliments on my eyelashes, this 2 step primer/ mascara eliminates the need for false lashes. First coat lashes with the white primer then layer on the black mascara, it lasts all day with no fall out at all...uhhhhmazing.
Clinique Chubby Stick lip balm / $36 / most beauty and department stores
I've loved these lip balms since they were first released, Fuller Fig is my perfect day to day colour and the formula which is loaded with hydrating mango and shea butters, leaves my lips perfectly hydrated.
Beauty Killer Palette - see below
Moon child palette- see below
Vanillary solid perfume / $9.95 / LUSH
Sweet, yet sophisticated this solid perfume melts into skin and leaves subtle notes of vanilla, tonic and jasmine. A little bit goes a long way. I also love layering this with 'Imogen Rose' solid perfume to smell like the lush rose jam range.
Real techniques expert face brush / $22.99 / Priceline
There's not a beauty blogger in the world who doesn't own some Real Techniques brushes for good reason, they're incredible! Designed by beauty gurus Sam and Nic Chapman, this brush is the best seller in the range, it's Ultra firm and broad for application and blending of cream or liquid foundation, the bristles are super soft and 100% cruelty free. I also find this brush perfect for contouring!
Real techniques brush cleansing gel / $17.99 / Priceline
Gone are the days of washing my brushes with soap, this formula gives brushes a deep clean restoring them to their former glory.
Redken Beach Envy Wave Aid / $31.50 / Redken salons
This salt-free beach spray is amazing, it gives the most incredible boost of volume and creates perfect fresh-off-the-beach texture without the sand or salt water!
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray / $23 mini or $49 full size / Mecca
Absolutely miracle worker, a few sprays and makeup stays put for up to 16 hours. It has built in 'heat control' technology to help your skin stay cooler even in the Perth heat!
Palmers facial cleansing oil / $14.99 / Priceline
Facial cleansing oil rose to fame in 2016, at first I was skeptical but quickly ditched the micellar water I'd sworn by for years in favour of this. Infused with oils and botanicals this gentle formula is perfect for sensitive skin, makeup removes quickly and skin is left feeling hydrated.
R and Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo / $29 / R and Co salons
R and Co are relatively new to the Australian market but their products are incredible. This dry shampoo is perfect for refreshing hair between washes and smells divine.
Jeffrey Star Beauty Killer Eyeshadow Palette / $65 / online only
Thought Jeffrey Star disappeared along with myspace? You are wrong. The scene superstar re-rose to fame this year with his cult beauty products. Beauty Killer is a 10 shadow palette, each shadow is packed with intense pigment, with a mix of matte, frost & glitter shades this palette is ridiculously versatile!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glowkit / $40 USD / online only
Sadly only available from the US this amazing highlighter palette is absolutely amazing. ABH has taken the beauty world by storm this year and these beautiful highlighters are no exception, perfect for every skin tone and makeup style the pigment builds quickly and effortlessly and lasts all night.
What are your 2016 beauty favourites?