Monday, 31 December 2012

Thank Yous, Facts, Figures & Award Winners! (summary)

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to a happy and fruitful New Year!

I just want to take a moment to thank every one of you who have supported Richard and I in our blogging venture these last few months. We're getting an astonishing number of views every week, from all over the world and it makes us happy that so many people take the time to read our thoughts and ideas! If you have followed us either here or on our Facebook page, shared a link, commented or simply popped in every now and again for a browse, you inspire us to keep reviewing, commenting and expanding Beauty Insignia, so thank you.

Also, a very big thank you to our guest contributor Gaby. We always thought that a variety of opinions would add more substance to the blog, and her four product Suave haircare review is one of our most popular posts. We hope to have more contributors over the next 12 months.

What did you get for Christmas? My family and friends know me pretty well, I was given some lovely skin and haircare products plus I treated myself to a couple of fragrances I've had my eye on...

Where Are You From?

Most of our audience comes from the United Kingdom, but the United States isn't far behind with France, Germany and Spain in 3rd, 4th and 5th positions. Canada, Romania, Sweden and Russia occupy positions six to nine with Finland and Ireland battling it out for number ten.

Latest Poll Results

When considering a new beauty product are you swayed by the proportion of natural ingredients it has?

75% said YES

25% said NO

I was quite (pleasantly) surprised by these results, I thought it would be more evenly split than this! It just goes to show there are more people interested in less artificial, nature-inspired products than we realised.

Which posts have garnered the most views? Here's the top ten!

Beauty Insignia's Best Products - 2012

The products below are, in our opinion, the best products we've tested. Let us know what you think of our choices!


Can't fault them. Cleanse and refresh easily and effectively.

Lovely texture and fragrance, leaves you looking glowing, but a bit strong.


Gorgeous to use, smells divine and leaves dry skin feeling silky.

Dual use product works as shower gel or bath foam.


Easy to use hair dye gives vibrant, very natural looking colour.

Great value for money but still delivers reliable results.


Very wearable, very affordable, very uplifting – a good mood scent.

Luxurious, tobacco-infused EDT that's rich and long-lasting.

What's Coming In 2013?

Holland & Barrett's extensive Dr. Organic range gets explored in depth, with everything from body washes to eye creams coming under the spotlight, plus there are more perfume reviews to be uploaded (from Gucci, Elizabeth Arden, Christian Lacroix, Sarah Jessica Parker and Guerlain amongst others) as well as a bumper review on day-time and night-time lip balms and luxurious body lotions come under the spotlight.

Take care and all the best!


  1. I'm looking forward to the lip balm review! :D

  2. Originally I was going to combine SPF and non-SPF lip balms into one review, but I've got enough products and information for two separate posts now. :-)