Sunday, December 30, 2012

Beauty Watch 2012: Best Products Ever!

Happy Sunday!

Since the year is practically over and since we all love to talk about all things beauty-related, I'm thinking this is the perfect time to look back on the year's best products (according to People magazine):

Beauty Watch 2012: Best Products Ever!
Stars' secret weapons, experts' no-fail faves, top sellers at the beauty counter: a guide to the goods that always get great results.

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HAIR: The mane products Hollywood pros swear by to control flyaways, condition locks, and calm frizz.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, Original Formula
Mason Pearson Pocket Bow Bristle Hairbrush
L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, Unscented
Kérastase Bain Satin 1 Shampoo
Moroccanoil Treatment

Moroccanoil is really, really amazing!
I also find that more affordable versions of argan oil work as well. :)

FACE: Get glowing skin with these tried-and-true tools and treatments.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with Pump
BeautyBlender Cosmetic Sponge
Tweezerman Classic Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System in Coral

My sister raves about Clarisonic -- she said it is so worth it!
Cetaphil is also a definite winner!

MAKEUP: For the perfect flushed cheek or red lip, stock your cosmetic case with these must-haves.

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Ivory
M.A.C. Russian Red Lipstick
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Almond
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara in Very Black
YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in Shade No.3
Nars Orgasm Blush
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

M.A.C. lipstick in Russian Red and Nars blush in Orgasm are definitely on my list of things to buy in 2013! ;)

BODY: What works in and out of the shower to soothe and smooth your skin.

Kiehl's Creme de Corps
Dove Beauty Bar
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Dove is seriously so amazing -- it doesn't dry my skin at all! :)

NAILS: Celebrity manicurists point to the three polishes that should be at every woman's fingertips.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Vamp
Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers

I love OPI! 
Chanel and Essie nail polishes are definitely on my list as well! ;)

Which of these products have you tried and loved?
Are there other products you think should be added to this list?

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!
If I don't get to talk to you guys again before the year ends, HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D 


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  1. I really want to try the clarisonic! I need to start saving up!
    The L'oreal Elnett is an absolut favorite! :)


    1. same here! my sister said she'll get me one, so i'm really excited about that, haha! keeping my fingers crossed for both of us! ;)

  2. love this list! i never realized how much of a commercial whore i was but i must be because i use so many things on this list bahahahaha :p!!! happy new years mimi :)!

    1. awww, haha! you are just always in the know, lisa! happy new year!!! :D

  3. I so want to try Moroccanoil!! but the price is so steep T_T (I'm so cheap when it comes to hair lol!)

    Russian Red is gorgeous! Orgasm looks just okay on me much to my sadness... but I've tried it on my friends and it looks AMAZING on them!

    1. yeah, moroccanoil is quite expensive, but there are tons of cheaper alternatives out there... i'm sure you'll find one. :)

  4. Thanks for the tips! Cool blog! I'm your newest follower.

    FEST (food, style, travel)

  5. Some great products here! I love your blog - it's great!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog too!

    Grace X

  6. Some of the products mentioned I have heard so much about :D I definitely have MAC red lipsticks on my must haves :) happy new year Mimi!lets hope the new year brings new adventure, good luck and our friendship blossoms more :D


    1. happy new year, idda! here's to another great year for us! :D

  7. Buen post!!
    Mis mejores deseos para el 2013!
    Besos desde:

  8. I swear by the Kiehls body lotion. It's a classic!

    1. i really want to give it a try! :D

  9. so many great picks they chose! but i'm not a great lash fan at all! eep.
    thank you for every time you've stopped by my blog. xo

    1. you're welcome! thanks for always visiting my blog too! :)

  10. So many great items. I desperately need a Mason Pearson hair brush.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  11. Happy new year!!! nice blog.
    You have a new follower.

  12. These are such great products!!! This year, I would like to branch out to different kinds of makeup brands. I think I need to step out of my comfort zone a little.