Thursday, January 3, 2013

Best of 2012

Instead of doing my normal monthly favorites, I decided this time to jump on the beauty bloggin' bandwagon and do a "Best of 2012" post. I've been enjoying reading these posts on other blogs so much that I wanted to put in my two cents. In order for products to make this list they had to meet a few requirements, mainly that I had used them for at least a season or the majority of the year, and that I had discovered them in 2012. If I had included the new products I discovered just in December, this list would probably be double the length! It was actually quite interesting to go through my old posts and see the progression of products that I used over the year. Who know, it might be fun to see if any of your favorites made my list as well!

Skin Care

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil- Free UV Protector (review here)

Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer (review here)

Clarisonic Mia

Hair Care

Bumble and bumble Brilliantine (review here)

Fekkai PrX Conditioner (not pictured, review here)


Benefit the Porefessional Primer (review here)

tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer (review here)


NARS Blush in Madly (review here)

tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface (review here)

Benefit Box o' Powder in Hoola (review here)


Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Kalahari

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner


Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bonbon


Butter London Nail Polish in Saucy Jack

Essie Nail Polish in Cute As a Button (review here)

Seche Vite Top Coat


Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia (review here)

What were your stand out products of 2012?


  1. Replies
    1. Isn't it? Definitely an all time favorite ;)

  2. I swooon over the Maybelline Color Tattoo line, I have never even seen the shade "Barely Beige" though!! It looks beautiful, my favorite is "Bad to the Bronze". Xo

    1. Bad to the Bronze is amazing as well! Love the neutrals! Hopefully they will bring the new shades to you soon!

  3. Dollface is gorgeous! I love your picks xx

  4. I would seriously love to try the Tarte blush, great faviourites xx

    1. I recommend you do! They are some of the best on the market imo!

  5. Grea picks. That Nars eyeshadow duo has been on wishlist for so long. x

  6. How is the benefit porefessional in terms of actual pore coverage? Do you find it minimizes their appearance?


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