Best of 2015: our favorites!

chanel rouge coco dimitri lipstickI cannot believe 2016 is almost here, but it is a great excuse to look back at my favourite products from the past year as well as yours. And it seems we are definitely agreeing on one thing: our love for Chanel.

The best read post on Doves&Roses in the past year is my review of rave about Chanel’s Rouge Coco in Dimitri (read it here, if you haven’t already). And I couldn’t agree with you more, it is one of my favourite lippies of 2015. charlotte tilbury amazing grace matte lipstickIt does have to share the top spot with a more neutral choice: Charlotte Tilbury’s Amazing Grace. Such a beautiful retro matte rose shade.


Favourite Make-up

Charlotte Tilbury has produced another clear favourite in the form of the neutral The Sophisticate eye-shadow palette. Another must have for me is the Max Factor False Lash Mascara, this drugstore product beats the high end competition. And finally, a relatively recent discovery is the Loreal Infallible Matte foundation for a flawless lasting teint.

Favourite Nail Polish

I have been collecting lovely new Essie shades all year, but the stand out shade for me was Maximillian Strasse Her. That indefinable grey/green/blue is just me in a bottle.

Essie Maximillian Strasse Her Nail Polish Swatches green blue greyFavourite Skincare

If you have read my posts before, you might already know I am a bit of a cleanser-holic. I love a good cleanser and enjoy trying different textures and brands. Picking a favourite is nearly impossible, but I do adore the cult classic Clinique Cleansing Balm.

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm (2)Another highlight from my skincare tests is the Divine Face Oil Divine Face Oil by Antipodes. A great natural brand, everything I have tried so far has been lovely, but the oil is definitely a stand out.


Those have been the best products I have tried in 2015. I am very much looking forward to seeing what 2016 has to offer, the first glimpses of the spring make-up collections have been very intriguing. What were your favorite things in 2015? Do let me know.


Ongelofelijk dat het alweer bijna 2016 is, maar wel een goed excuus om terug te kijken op mijn favoriete producten van het afgelopen jaar en die van jouw We zijn het duidelijk eens over een ding: onze liefde voor rouge coco dimitri lipstickDe best gelezen post op Doves&Roses in 2015 was namelijk mijn review  enthousiaste gebrabbel over Chanel’s Rouge Coco in Dimitri (lees het hier, als je dat nog niet gedaan hebt). En ik ben het helemaal met jullie eens, het is een van mijn favoriete lipsticks van 2015.charlotte tilbury amazing grace 2 (2)Dimitri moet de eerste positie delen met een neutrale keuze:  Charlotte Tilbury’s Amazing Grace. Zo’n mooie vintage matte roos kleur.

Favoriete Make-up

Charlotte Tilbury maakte ook een tweede topper, namelijk het neutrale The Sophisticate oogshadow pallet. Een ander geweldig product is de Max Factor False Lash Mascara, dit budget product verslaat alle duurdere producten met gemak. En mijn meest recente ontdekking is de Loreal Infallible Matte foundation voor een egale en lang houdbare teint.

Favoriete Nagellak

Ik ben dit jaar druk bezig geweest met het verzamelen van mooie nieuwe Essie lakjes, maar de mooiste kleur was voor mij  Maximillian Strasse Her. Deze ondefinieerbare grijs/groen/blauwe tint is echt helemaal mij.Essie Maximillian Strasse Her Nail Polish Swatches green blue grey

Favoriete Huidverzorging

Als je al eens eerder wat gelezen hebt hier op mijn blog, dan weet je vast dat ik een soort cleanser-holic ben. Ik ben dol op een goede reiniger en vind het fijn om verschillende texturen en merken te proberen. Een favoriet kiezen is bijna onmogelijk, maar deze Clinique Cleansing Balm is een klassieker.

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm (2)Een ander hoogtepunt uit alle nieuwe huidverzorging die ik dit jaar getest heb is de Divine Face Oil Divine Face Oil van Antipodes. Een geweldig natuurlijk merk,  alles wat ik tot nu toe geprobeerd heb is super, maar deze olie is echt super.

Dit zijn de beste producten die ik in 2015 geprobeerd heb. Ik kan niet wachten om te zien wat er in 2016 gaat gebeuren, de eerste indrukken van de make-up collecties voor de lente zijn erg intrigerend. Wat waren jullie favorieten in 2015? Laat het me weten.


21 thoughts on “Best of 2015: our favorites!

  1. fivezero January 20, 2016 / 1:13 am

    Gorgeous choices! The lipsticks are love 🙂 I’m liking the Clinique Cleansing Balm, too. I think I have to pick up the Essie (unless I already have it and forgot about it…).

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    • Anne January 23, 2016 / 9:44 am

      Thanks 🙂 I am sure you have tons of lovely polishes, how do you even pick which one to wear?

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      • fivezero January 24, 2016 / 10:19 pm

        Hee hee! Sometimes I have one in mind; other times I just randomly sift through boxes and grab one, TBH.

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  2. Emmy January 4, 2016 / 2:17 am

    I have tried CT’s Sophisticated palette yet, but I adore her Dolce Vita quad that I picked up last month. I don’t think it has left the top of my vanity since buying it. 🙈

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    • Anne January 5, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Dolce Vita is so pretty! That one is definitely top of my wishlist 🙂


  3. Amelia Vesper December 31, 2015 / 2:04 am

    This reminds me, I still need to try the Clinique balm! One of my favorites things this year has been Julep’s cleansing oil Love Your Bare Face – it’s fantastic. I need to review it on the blog!

    xo Mil

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    • Anne January 2, 2016 / 9:51 am

      Oh yes do, it sounds like a wonderful product and I would love to read the review. And the Clinique is really nice, a proper staple skincare product. xo Anne


  4. stashmatters December 31, 2015 / 12:28 am

    I knew your list would include the Essie Maximillian Strasse Her polish! I can’t wait to get my hands on it in January! 😀
    I’m still gathering my thoughts on my favourites in 2015… so difficult to chose!
    Happy New Year Anne! 🙂

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    • Anne January 2, 2016 / 9:52 am

      It is so difficult to choose favorites, I struggled with it as well.
      Happy 2016 and all the best for the new year!


  5. Mariska December 30, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Die Chanel lipstick is ook gewoon zooo mooi!

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    • Anne January 2, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Fijn he! Blijft een geweldige kleur.


  6. ingrid December 30, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    I’m so surprised that L’Oreal Infallible Matte foundation is your 2015 favorite ! I need to try it now 🙂 xxx

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    • Anne January 2, 2016 / 9:57 am

      It actually surprised me I like a matte formula this much as well. I am also playing with the true match, also very nice and might be more your thing. xo


  7. Jennifer Leigh G. December 30, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    That nail polish and Chanel lipstick!!!… 😍

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    • Anne January 2, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Always the chanel lipstick ♥


  8. Sanae December 30, 2015 / 10:56 am

    Dat lakje van Essie en die lipstick van Chanel!! ❤

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    • Anne December 30, 2015 / 11:48 am

      De Chanel lipstick blijft echt geweldig 🙂


  9. Lonneke December 30, 2015 / 9:52 am

    Mooie favoriete van 2015 en vooral de lipstick van Chanel zeg!

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    • Anne December 30, 2015 / 11:48 am

      Dank je: Chanel is altijd goed 😀


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