Favorites of 2012

Here’s a breakdown of my favorite products of 2012!

Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamels, $7.99
These polishes are better than OPI, Essie, and Butter London in my opinion.  Everything other brand I’ve tried chips.  The base coat is amazing as well.

Oxy Face Wash, Maximum Strength and other benzolyl peroxide treatments
BP has changed my skin.  I’m going to do a skin care routine talking about the products I use and why they cheaper than Proactiv, yet just as effective.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, $29
I can’t live without this anymore and believe it’s worth the price you pay.  My skin looks flawless with this powder even on it’s own.  It also controls any oil I get throughout the day.  Love.

Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat, $18
This is the only polish I like from Butter London.  It keeps my polish lasting for days, even if I’m working.  It’s expensive, but worth it.  It’s also stopped my nails from peeling.

TreSemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner, $5.99; $9.98 for two on Amazon
I know I’ve had this less than a month, but I’ve gone back to other conditioners I have laying around and one from Organix, and nothing compares to this conditioner.  It’s silicone, paraben, and sulfate free.  It’s moisturizes, smooths, detangles, and rinses clean.  I will always keep this in my shower as a co-wash seeing as it’s silicone free.

Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow Brulee, $1.99
This color is lighter than my skin tone, but I still love it as an all over lid color especially with bolder looks.  It makes my eyes appear larger than they are.  The consistency is fantastic too for a $2 eyeshadow.  Sadly, I saw these on clearanace at my CVS a few weeks ago and they’ve since disappear.

NYX Nude Matte Shadow Lap Dance, 4.99
This is my all over lid color.  It’s perfect for days I do natural looks or only want to wear this and some mascara.

Maybelline Expert Wear eyeshadow Linen, $3.49
Paired with NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in milk, this is my favorite highlight shade.  It’s a shimmer, but it’s not overwhelming.  I usually don’t gravitate towards a shimmer highlight, but this is the best for all looks.

December Favorites

I want to add my December favorites because they aren’t necessarily my favorite of 2012, but they deserve a mention.

Softsoap Moisturizing Body Wash, Pomegranate and Mango, around $4 at Walgreens
This stuff smells amazing.  It matches my new favorite lotion that I’m going to mention and I like that.  It’s free of parabens too!  I got this on a BOGO free sale so I have plenty to last me.

Suave Naturals, Mango Mandarin Body Lotion, $3.49
I also got this on a BOGO free sale and it’s pretty amazing.  I had been using an Olay body lotion, but it had parabens in it so I threw it out (it was almost gone anyway).  This smells amazing and works on my very dry legs.  And it’s very affordable.

Maybelline Volum’ Express One-by-One Waterproof Mascara, $5.00
Unless you are absolutely ready for waterproof, don’t get this.  I got the regular version and it doesn’t hold the curl the same as the waterproof.  This gives my lashes volume, separation, and as I said the waterproof holds a curl.  Just what I need.


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