The 13 Best Beauty Products of 2013: Hair, Body and Brushes Edition

Tuesday 31 December 2013

Instead of my usual favourites, I'm bringing you a best of 2013 version. Because I've found so many amazing products this year, I've had to split it up into 2 posts. I hope that you enjoy part 1!

Here are my picks... 

Nivea In Shower Body Lotion*

I received one of these and also bought one when I ran out. I've run out again and will be picking up another bottle in the new year. I love that I can use this in the shower to moisturise and I then can skip moisturising my body once I'm out of the shower. It makes things quick and easy in the morning. I go through them quite quickly, but since they are affordable I don't mind having to repurchase every 3 or so weeks. 

I've previously reviewed this here

Premium Spa Frangipani & Coconut Body Wash*

This is a new addition to my shower routine, but it's such an amazing scent that's a pleasure to use. It's an affordable option that doesn't break the bank, but also smells and feels incrediblore.

There's also a matching body lotion which is divine. 

Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion in "Coconut"*

Speaking of divine... this body lotion is beyond amazing. It's a lightweight lotion that still is really hydrating. The scent is beautiful and feels tropical. I don't use this everyday, so the bottle has lasted me for quite a few months.

I've previously reviewed it here

John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Protection Formula Hair Serum*

I've been using this for quite a few months and love it. When I don't use this I notice that my hair isn't as frizz free or as soft. I love that it gives the benefit of a hair oil, but also protects my hair from styling tools. 

David Babaii Blow Out Spray*

This is the best heat protectant that I've ever used. I love that this is actually a mist, rather than it spritz out. I know when I use this that my hair is completely protected. The bottle that I have has lasted for quite a while even though I use it 2-3 times a week. I like to use this with the JF serum to make sure my hair is safe from a hairdryer and a curling wand. 

Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo

I used to think the Batiste was my holy grail dry shampoo, but since trying this I've barely touched my Batiste bottle. While this is more expensive than the Batiste, it's lasted me a long time.  

Mirenesse Blush Brush

I'm honestly not a huge fan of the Mirenesse eye brushes, but adore their face/complexion brushes. I ADORE this sculpting brush. It makes your application look flawless and is so easy to use. It also feels so soft. 

Make Up Forever The Sculpting Kit Brush

This double ended brush is an amazing brush to travel with. On one end it has an angled brush which is great for blush, bronzer or even highlighting. The other end is shaped round like a powder brush. I normally use this as a brush to blend any harsh lines or if I've gone OTT with the blush. It retails for $62.00 from Media Make Up, but is worth the money as it has multiple uses. 

Physicians Formula Brush

I bought this brush from iherb as it's not available in Australia. It's an amazing brush to use to apply mineral foundation. The bristles are short but the handle is very easy to maneuver and use on places like your nose and around your hairline. I'm tempted to buy another one!

O&M Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque*

This has to be one of the best hair masks that I've ever tried. It works in as little as 2 minutes, but I like to apply it on for 30-45 minutes. I'm left with silky smooth hair that feels hydrated and soft.

bHave Rescue Intense Shampoo and Conditioner*

These, without a doubt, are my holy grail shampoo and conditioner. I ran out of them and was using something else for 2 weeks and I couldn't believe how different my hair looked and felt. When I use these, my hair is soft, shiny and smooth. I find that I need less styling products, because these truly make my hair behave!! I find that these hydrate my hair without making it feel or look greasy and I can even go 4-5 days without needing to wash my hair and it not look completely gross (with that said I do use dry shampoo from the 3rd day). 

I can't imagine not having these in my bathroom from now on.

I've previously reviewed these here.

Royal Moroccan Serum Treatment*

This is my holy grail hair oil. It's the perfect consistency, that's not too heavy or light. I can use it multiple times in a row and it doesn't weigh my fine hair down. It has a gorgeous scent, which is always important. You also only need a little bit so a bottle will last a long time. I have a new bottle (which I've pictured) but have been using my current one for about 5 or so months and it's only half way used but it's been beaten up a little and I didn't want to photograph it!

You won't regret buying one of these!

I also wanted to mention a few extra things that came very very close to being on the list...

O&M Frizzy Logic*
bHave Deep Intense Conditioning Masque*
Sigma E25 Blending brush

Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub*
Palmers Olive Oil Formula Lotion

What have your favourites been for 2013? Stay tuned for Pt 2, which is all about make up and skincare.
Amy, XO

*I was kindly sent these for consideration. All thoughts and views are completely my own, and are always 100% honest. See my disclosure policy here.

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  1. Oooh, I love the Toni & Guy dry shampoo too! The royal moroccan serum treatment sounds amazing, I've been looking for a new hair oil so will give this a go.

  2. So many things in there I haven't tried, and now I just have to! You've made everything sound so great hehe! xx

  3. I love these kinds of posts cos I am always looking for great products to try :-)