2011 Year in Review and Favorite Products

Wow, 2011 is nearly over! Hard to believe it went so quickly and yet also seemed to drag so much during certain other times (ahem, at work, ahem).

I wasn’t even going to do a 2011 review post but then I thought, it does make a nice kind of yearly ‘wrap up and move on’ post. It’s always nice to look back on successes throughout the year and products you might have forgotten about that came out months before. Half this stuff I forgot I even owned because it’s buried under so much other newer stuff. Kidding. No I’m not. ;)

Before we get to my favorite things, I thought I would recap some things that stood out for me this year and some blog stats.

Blog Accomplishments

  • MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection. I wasn’t chosen in the end, but the fact that I was asked to be a part of the submission process was a huge thing for me. I’ve been wearing MAC for 20 years now, and they are my favorite brand.
  • I became a Wet n Wild Beauty Ambassador┬áin June and that was a great thing! Long before MAC was even on the horizon Wet n Wild was the first makeup I ever bought as a thirteen year old, so they have a special place in my heart.
  • Too Faced named me their Level 1 Beauty Blogger for December. I love Too Faced products and packaging, so this was really fabulous!
  • Stila interviewed me for a guest post on their blog, and that was great fun! Stila has been a brand I’ve been wearing for what seems like forever, love them.
  • I joined the Lucky Style Collective which is a group of bloggers associated with Lucky Magazine and I have been featured on their blog. Hopefully that will lead to a magazine mention or two in the future!
  • I attended the Beautylish Social this past October in Santa Monica, and I consider that an accomplishment because it was the first time I ever went to one of these things! I met some of the bloggers/YouTube people I really admire, and it was a lot of fun.
  • I attended BlogHer ’11 which had its ups and downs, but I don’t regret having gone to learn more of what it was about. Continue reading »

NYX Bronzer & Blusher Combo and Highlight & Contour Powder Swatches & Review

NYX Bronzer  Blusher  Highlight  Contour

A couple new NYX products out this winter are the Bronzer & Blusher Combo and Highlight & Contour Powder.

The Bronzer/Blusher Combos come in 5 different shades (Bali, Ibiza, Marbella, Phi Phi Island and Bora Bora) and the Highlight/Contour comes in one shade.

Both come in a really nice white compact with black detailing and a mirror inside. I have to say I love these compacts, I think they look really cool.

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Looking for a Metallic New Years Eye? Try NYX Slide On Waterproof Extreme Shine Liners!

NYX Slide On Waterproof Liners

New Years Eve is frequently associated with glitz, shimmer, glitter and glam. A great way to get a little of that glitz without going totally overboard is with a metallic eye look.

NYX Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely A Turn On Water Proof, Extreme Shine Eye Liners can help you with this! And yes, the actual product name is THAT long!

These come in eighteen shades, but there are three shades that are perfect for a New Years Eve look: Platinum, Glitzy Gold and Golden Bronze.

They are extremely creamy, soft and smooth liners. SO easy to get payoff with them and they really last without smudging a long time.

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Too Faced 50% Off After Christmas Sale Going on Now!

In case you missed the news, Too Faced is having their annual 50% after Christmas sale going on now through January 4th.

Happy shopping!

-Kelly

Finger Paints Special Effects Collection for Winter 2011 Swatches & Review. Oh and Giveaway!!

The next big trend now that we have gone through tons and tons of crackles and then magnetic polishes is definitely flake glitter. It seems as though everyone is now coming out with their own version (more coming soon that haven’t yet been announced yet ;)

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