Beauty All Stars, Part 2

These are the products that we just keep on using because they’re that great!

2012 Beauty All Stars

This was the year of BB Creams – and guess what? We finally found we like enough to use every single day, but that review’s not up until later January. You can go through all our other BB Cream reviews here. Some of them were pretty good, but not as good as foundation and so that’s what I mainly stuck with throughout the year.

My go-to foundation: Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation.  I knew it was good when people kept telling me how nice my skin was… it was the foundation, not my skin that looked amazing!  You know you’ve found your holy grail when

Though I’m always on the lookout for the latest and greatest, unlike Cheryl, I’ve found my holy grail mascara and always have it on hand. It’s L’Oreal’s Extra Volume Collagen Lashes mascara which came out in 2009! I like mascara thick and luscious and this certainly does the job.

That said, I also love CoverGirl’s new Clump Crusher mascara though I haven’t been using it as long so I’m just not as used to reaching for that neon green tube.

Also, I tried Latisse this year and loved it! The only downside is that you have to keep using Latisse for the effects to last, but after using Latisse, I went to get lash extensions and the salon I went to thought I was in to get them removed… that’s how long my lashes looked!

And while we’re on the topic of eye makeup, I also have to mention my beloved YSL cream eyeliner which I use daily and absolutely love.

And then from makeup, we go on to taking it all off, and Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils are the best. I mean, the absolute best. If you haven’t tried a cleansing oil yet, let 2013 be the year you incorporate it into your routine!

Too tired for cleansing oil? Don’t worry, so are we at least once a week, and so we keep cleansing cloths on hand – we are partial to Neutrogena’s.

And though I love the cleansing oil and the wipes, I also love my Clairsonic Mia 2 which made me break out at first, but now keeps my skin super clear and really smooth.  I actually can tell the difference in my skin when I’m not using it!

Moving on to skin care…

In 2012 I became a fan of some high end skincare lines – Philosophy and Fresh really are the gold standard, people! Remember my post about their face care products? If you’re on the lookout for a new regimen, this is the place to go. I still use their cleansers. I especially like Fresh’s Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment and am never without it.

Also: L’Occitane hand cream and body butters – amazing for very dry weather.

In other news: this was a year of big changes for me.  I had a baby – so you’ll see reviews of the odd baby product here and there, and I definitely won’t have the time to blog as often as I’d like, but rest-assured I’ll be keeping my eye out for the best of everything when I can.

What are your beauty all stars? Are any of them products that you found out about through the blog? Share in the comments!



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5 Responses to Beauty All Stars, Part 2

  1. Vero January 4, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    One of my favourite finds of this year is something I spotted on this blog, and it’s the CG Clump Crusher mascara! Terrible name, but holy grail product! I like a mascara that’s a bit on the dry side and this one is fabulous. Definitely replaces my CG LashBlast Fusion.

    My new year’s resolution is to not cut my hair for one year, which is a pretty big deal because I’m addicted to the scissors but desperately want to grow my hair!

    Wish me luck and congrats on the baby!

  2. Kathy Smith-Woodcock January 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Wow, you had a baby and still kept this up, I had no idea, if its your first you will likely notice the difference in your time after, I am a parent of one and its fine just the first while usually, congratulations its a special time to enjoy when you can!
    I think I tried Clarins products based i=on some reviews here, I currently love the facial oil and some of the instant light complexion products. As I cant access easily I make a point of picking them up when I can esp if I have Shoppers points, Im very good at collecting by taking advantage of the bonus times for household shopping, then I dont feel at all guilty spending a couple hundred!! Yay. All the best and I look forward to your 2013 whatever you do have time to do, thanks again.

  3. Henna January 8, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Thanks guys!

    Good luck growing your hair out, Vero!

  4. Cole February 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    If you were having such great results with Latisse why did you decide to get eyelash extensions as well?

  5. Henna February 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Latisse is awesome but you have to apply it on such a regular basis… lash extensions are a one-time thing. As of right now, I’m doing neither, but if there’s a special occasion, I’ll go for the Latisse because it’s almost the same price as good quality extensions…

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