Sunday, 23 December 2018

My Top Products of 2018

Like last year I'm going to take you on a month-by-month journey of what products I fell had the WOW factor this year. These are products I'd buy again or already have (I'm trying to chose one product a month but some months this is just impossible!)

In January, I tried a load of beautiful products but the stand out for me was Award Winning Botany Blend and in particular their gorgeous MERU Omega Rich Luxe Face Oil* see my review HERE.

Coming into February I tried Ezàpè Naturals Rosemary Body Butter (which I'd received in my January Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box entitled Restore, Soothe & Repair). See my review HERE. This butter is perfect for dry winter skin as it melts onto warm skin. I love the Rosemary scent too.

In March, I totally fell for innovative Beauty Kubes, the zero waste and plastic free way to wash your hair. See my review HERE.

In April I discovered Georganics, natural and zero waste tooth care. I particularly love the mouthwash tablets but everything I've tried so far has been great. See my review HERE.

Coming into May there are four brands I loved and I can't decide so just going to share them all! First up is Polish brand, D’ALCHÉMY which I first tried via Love Lula as one of their accredited bloggers. Everything I've tried from the brand I've loved and I want to explore it more in 2019. See reviews of their Age Cancellation Booster Travel Pack* HERE and their Body Balm HERE.

Next up, is the fabulous MÅNGATA Baume de la Rose** which is one of the most luxurious products I've tried this year. See my review HERE.

Vanderohe No.1 Nourishing Serum** is one of the most exquisite facial serums I've ever tried. It's not cheap but has the wow factor (and I want it back in my stash in 2019!) See my review HERE.

Last but no means least is the fabulous mixable Superfoods Series** from Bodhi & Birch. The range of products are essential oil free and fantastic. I was honoured to be part of the tester panel earlier this year before the launch (and bought the Mini Discovery Kit to take on holiday). See my review HERE.

In June, I discovered Rook Perfumes, an exciting niche perfume brand with interesting scents on offer. I picked up a discovery set (REVIEW) and fell head over heels for FOREST and SUEDE.

Coming into July (there may be more than one top pick this month too!) I discovered East Lothian based, Miel Botanicals and tried their fabulous Proscecco Shave Soap** which has totally changed the way I shave and I've found my legs stay hair free longer. See my review HERE.

I also tried A.Florence Skincare** a beautiful range of skincare and one of my favourite finds this year. See my review HERE.

Third up this month is award winning Sofia Latif Face Oil** which is an exquisite skin loving blend scented with Jasmine. I love that Sofia used to be a blogger and is now formulator and entrepreneur. See my review HERE.

And I can't do a favourites without mentioning Palm & Soul. Founder, Kathy created me a beautiful Beauty Serum Cocktail** with ingredients I'd selected. See that post HERE.

In August, I discovered the best Cuticle Oil I've ever used - KURE Bazaar's Organic Cuticle Oil* is just fantastic as well as being cutely packaged. See my review HERE.

From budget friendly AA Skincare I had very good results from their Award Winning Jasmin, Mimosa & Rosehip Moisturising Face Cream (£7.98)**. My skin was left nourished and plumped (and the cream smells amazing). See my review HERE.

Coming into September I loved Be In Blossom Ocean Flower Multi-Complex Serum+Creme* see my review HERE.

Odacite's Black Mint Cleanser is one of the best cleansers I've used. See my review HERE. Full size will be being bought very soon!

In October I fell for Guiltless Skin's Nourish Organic Body Oil with Citrus Fruits** see my review HERE. (I've got reviews and a giveaway coming up with this brand in early January - keep your eyes peeled!)

Another love was Madara's Volcano Scrub Soap which has the perfect amount of scrubbiness and a delicious lime/cedar scent. See my review HERE.

Everything Amanda at A.S Apothecary makes is exquisite. Her Body Elixir #33 is divine. See my review HERE.

Coming into November my top product was Awake Organics new launch Sea Quartz Crystal+Algae Cleanser**. See my review HERE.

And finally December (although it's not quite finished yet I'm not expecting to do any more beauty reviews for the remainder of the month). My top product is Kathleen Naturals Tranquil Fields Body & Massage Oil* see my review HERE.

Do we share any favourites? Which products have you loved this year?

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program


  1. Fabulous choices Sandra! Every single one of them sound amazing - lots more To add to my never- ending wish list! ��

    1. Thank you! oh haha my wishlist is huge too x

  2. I simply love the way You are doing faves month by month :) Most of the products I have not tried yet, but they sound lush!

    1. This year I'm keeping a folder of photos of my top products so I don't have to trawl way back to January when I'm creating my post! x

  3. So many wonderful products here! I tested totally different products so unfortunately we don't share any favourites but would really love to try some products from Guiltless Skin this year. And also I would love to try that Madara soap!

    1. Thank you Petra. I think you'd really love Guiltless Skin and yes, that soap is great!