I’m a huge beauty product junkie, as many of you know.  I love trying new products, always hoping I can find something better than the last.  Figured you all might enjoy knowing what I consider to be the BEST OF 2012!

Best Masks:

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque (Wonderful at detoxifying and only a few dollars!)

Best Moisturizer:

Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer

Best Eye Cream:

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Best Foundation:  

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour

Best Concealer:

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lift Concealer 

(Pink Beige 1 for under the eyes!)

Best Powder:

Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

Best Bronzer:

Victoria’s Secret Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder

Best Blushes:

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed

Nars Blush in Orgasm

MAC Blush in Dame

Best Eyeliner: 

MAC Brush On Cream Liner in Black

Best Lipsticks:

Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Sandwash Pink (For cooler months.  This is the lipstick Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day!)

Chanel Rouge Coco in Chintz  (For any time of the year!  The perfect pink with a hint of coral.)

Oh, today is the last day (until noon, pacific time!) to vote for me in the Online Shoes Monthly Styling Contest.
After you vote, you should see a place to enter your email address for your own chance to win a pair of these Sorel boots ($250 value)!



  1. December 28, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    In love with that Chanel lipstick! Gorgeous color.

    Also, love those boots ๐Ÿ™‚ just voted for you!

  2. December 28, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    I absolutely love that REN mask, too! I used it once a week for about 4 months before my wedding and I could tell a real difference in my skin's texture and evenness. It's expensive but one bottle lasts forever.

  3. December 28, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    I love that mint julep mask also!

  4. December 29, 2012 / 4:49 am

    I need to try the mint julep mask! thanks for the suggestion! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. December 29, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    I love posts like this! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I want that Bobbi Brown lipstick…& those boots! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. December 29, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    I've used that mint julep mask for years! My skin always looks so much better after using it. We had oysters and a shrimp boil over the holiday as well – family tradition! And those boots are TO DIE! I want a pair so badly! I just put in a vote for you, good luck! http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  7. December 30, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    I couldn't agree more on MUFE Lift and Nars Orgasm. Both are HG's in my book. Great choices!

  8. December 31, 2012 / 2:53 am

    That queen Helene mask has been my go-to since I was a preteen! Just cant get enough of that stuff and happy it is a mainstay on the store shelves!!! New fan and follower here! Feel free to stop by GlamourMash anytime!!

    โ€จHolly Foxen Wellsโ€จ

  9. January 1, 2013 / 3:45 am

    Love Kate Somerville, love Bobbi Brown, and adore NARS. Great list! I'll have to go and try the Mint Julep mask. I love your blog, and I'm your newest follower. Stop by and follow me back if you get the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy New Year!
    Diary of a Debutante

  10. January 2, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I always love to do face masks for fun, but never know if they are actually improving my skin–I'll have to try out the two you suggested! I have started using some Laura Mercier products and love her stuff!

  11. January 2, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    REN masque has been on my list for ages – must try it this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. January 6, 2013 / 2:44 am

    Mint Julep Mask has been my secret for YEARS! Great picks- I will have to try out some of the items I am not as familiar with!

  13. February 1, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    I am getting ready to pin every one of these! I have been pinning away from your blog today! Love reading it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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