Showing posts with label Annual Favorites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Annual Favorites. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2016 Beauty Favorites

I'm excited to bring you my annual favorites for the seventh year in a row! It was neat to look back on my favorites from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In years past, I did a long list of favorites featuring one product from every category. This year, I want to change it up a bit and feature a handful of products I truly loved and used most of the year.

beauty favorites

Top 10 Most-Used Products in 2016:


Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
This is my favorite highlighter, hands down. I love that's subtle and not super glittery, but it still provides a beautiful glow.

beautyblender
This sponge blends out concealer and foundation beautifully. Every now and then, I try using my fingers or a brush instead - it just doesn't compare!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

2015 Beauty Favorites

Happy 2016! I'm excited to bring you my annual favorites for a SIXTH year! It was neat to look back on my favorites from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 then compare them with the products I've used (or continued using) this year.

(The products marked with - means it is a type of product that I do not use, or I just didn't find a miracle product for the year.)

These are all products I have used continuously throughout the year. I have repurchased most of these or I will in the future. I have recommended them to friends and family, and I recommend them to you.

beauty favorites

Makeup
Blush: NARS Orgasm
Bronzer: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola
Brush: Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
Eyelash Curler: -
Eyeliner: NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Eyeshadow Primer/Base: ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Foundation: -
Highlight: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
Lipgloss: Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor
Lipstick: Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Comet
Lip Liner: Jordana Easyliner for Lips in Rock 'n Rose
Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express
Powder: NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder
Tool: Beautyblender

High-End Brand: NARS
Drugstore Brand: Maybelline

Body
Bath Product: LUSH Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
Body Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub
Body Lotion: Coconut Oil
Cuticle Cream: -
Nail polish: OPI Coca-Cola Red
Top Coat Polish: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Nail Tool: Glass Nail Files
Nail Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus
Fake Tanner: -
Foot Cream: Coconut Oil
Hand Cream: Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream
Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney
Shower Gel: Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash
Soap: Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar
Teeth Whitening: Plus White 5 Minute Maximum Whitening Speed Gel

Haircare
Conditioner: Joico K-Pak
Electrical: Clairol Hot Rollers
Hair Dye: -
Hairspray: -
Hair Oil: Moroccanoil Treatment
Dry Shampoo: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Mask: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Miracle Product: It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Spray
Shampoo: Clear Scalp and Hair Shampoo
Tool: The Wet Brush

Skincare
Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub
Eye Product: -
Cleanser/ Bioderma & Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Facial Mask: -
Lip Treatment: NUXE Rêve de Miel
Moisturizer: Origins Vitazing
Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion

here's to the best,
-Kaitlyn

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

2014 Beauty Favorites

Happy 2015! I'm excited to bring you my annual favorites for a FIFTH year! It was neat to look back on my favorites from 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013, then compare them with the products I've used (or continued using) this year.

(The products marked with - means it is a type of product that I do not use, or I just didn't find a miracle product for the year.)

These are all products I have used continuously throughout the year.  I have repurchased most of these or I will in the future.  I have recommended them to friends and family, and I recommend them to you.

beauty favorites

Makeup
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy
Bronzer: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola
Brush: Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Caramel
Eyelash Curler: -
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Eyeshadow Primer/Base: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Foundation: -
Highlight: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette - shade: Bootycall
Lipgloss: -
Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express
Powder: -
Tool: Beautyblender

High-End Brand: Urban Decay
Drugstore Brand: Maybelline

Body
Bath Product: LUSH Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
Body Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub
Body Lotion: Coconut Oil
Cuticle Cream: Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
Nail polish: German-i-cure by OPI
Top Coat Polish: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top CoatNail Tool: Glass Nail Files
Nail Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus
Fake Tanner: -
Foot Cream: Coconut Oil
Hand Cream: Soap & Glory Hand Food
Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney
Shower Gel: -
Soap: Dove Sensitive Skin
Teeth Whitening: Plus White 5 Minute Maximum Whitening Speed Gel

Haircare
Conditioner: Joico K-Pak
Electrical: Clairol Hot Rollers
Hair Dye: -
Hairspray: -
Dry Shampoo: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Mask: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Miracle Product: It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Spray
Shampoo: -
Tool: The Wet Brush

Skincare
Exfoliator: Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Cream
Eye Product: -
Cleanser/Makeup Remover: Clinique Take the Day Off & Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Facial Mask: -
Lip Treatment: NUXE Rêve de Miel
Moisturizer: Origins Vitazing
Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion

here's to the best,
-Kaitlyn

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Monday, January 13, 2014

2013 Beauty Favorites

Happy 2014! I'm excited to bring you my annual favorites for a FOURTH year! It was neat to look back on my favorites from 2010, 2011, and 2012 and compare them with the products I've used (or continued using) this year.

(The products marked with - means it is a type of product that I do not use, or I just didn't find a miracle product for the year.)

These are all products I have used continuously through out the year.  I have repurchased most of these or I will in the future.  I have recommended them to friends and family, and I recommend them to you.

Makeup beauty favorites

Makeup
Blush: Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Heather Silk
Bronzer: -
Brush: Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment
Eyebrows: Prestige BrowPerfection Ideal Match Marbleized Brow Pencil
Eyelash Curler: -
Eyeliner: -
Eyeshadow: (high end) Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette & (drug store) Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Trio Walking on Eggshells
Eyeshadow Primer/Base: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick
Highlight: MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish
Lipgloss: -
Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express
Nail polish: German-i-cure by OPI
Powder: -
Tool:Unii Cosmetics Palette
Top Coat Polish: -

High End Brand: NARS
Drugstore Brand: Maybelline

Body
Bath Product: -
Body Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub
Body Lotion:Olay Quench Daily Body Lotion
Cuticle Cream: -
Nail Tool: Sephora Glass Nail File
Nail Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus
Fake Tanner: -
Foot Cream: -
Hand Cream: Soap & Glory Hand Food
Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney
Shower Gel: Victoria's Secret Nearly Nude Body Wash
Soap: Dove Sensitive Skin
Teeth Whitening: Plus White 5 Minute Maximum Whitening Speed Gel

Haircare
Conditioner: Joico K-Pak
Electrical: -
Hair Dye: -
Hairspray: -
Mask: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Miracle Product: It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Spray
Shampoo: -

Skincare
Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub
Eye Product: -
Cleanser/Makeup Remover: Clinique Take the Day Off & Olay Regenerist Wipes
Facial Mask: -
Lip Treatment: Burt's Bees Soothing Lip Balm with Eucalyptus & Menthol
Moisturizer: Origins Vitazing
Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion

here's to the best,
-Kaitlyn

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Monday, January 28, 2013

2012 Beauty Favorites

Here are my favorites for 2012.  I can't believe I'm doing this post for a third year!  It was neat to look back on my favorites from 2010 and 2011 and compare them with the products I've used (or continued using) this year.

The products marked with - means it is a type of product that I do not use, or I just didn't find a miracle product for the year.  The products followed by * means it was my favorite for both 2011 and 2012.

These are all products I have used continuously through out the year.  I have repurchased most of these or I will in the future.  I have recommended them to friends and family, and I recommend them to you.



Makeup
Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush in Tipsy
Bronzer: NARS Laguna*
Brush: -
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer Treatment
Eyebrows: MAC Brow Pencil in Fling
Eyelash Curler: -
Eyeliner: MAC Technakohl in Graph Black*
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Eyeshadow Primer/Base: NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Foundation: -
Highlight: Bootycall Eyeshadow (from Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette)
Lipgloss: -
Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
Mascara: CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara
Nail polish: OPI Pink Flamenco
Powder: Revlon Photoready
Tool: Sonia Kashuk Metal Eyelash Comb
Top Coat Polish: Seche Vite*

High End Brand: NARS
Drugstore Brand: Revlon*

Body
Bath Product: -
Body Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub*
Body Lotion: -
Cuticle Cream: Sephora Healing Eucalyptus Cuticle Oil
Nail Tool: Sephora Glass Nail File
Nail Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus
Fake Tanner: -
Foot Cream: Bath & Body Works Shea it isn't So Foot Cream*
Hand Cream: Soap & Glory Hand Food
Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney*
Shower Gel: -
Soap: Dove Sensitive Skin*
Teeth Whitening: -

Haircare
Conditioner:Joico K-Pak*
Electrical: -
Hair Dye: John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Colour
Hairspray: -
Mask: Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
Miracle Product: It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Spray
Shampoo: Organix Acai Berry Avocado Shampoo

Skincare
Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub*
Eye Product: -
Cleanser/Makeup Remover: Clinique Take the Day Off
Facial mask: Freeman Facial Clay Mask Avocado & Oatmeal
Lip Treatment: -
Moisturizer: Orgins Vitazing*
Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion

here's to the best,
-Kaitlyn

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011 Beauty Favorites

Here are my favorites for 2011! It was neat to look back on my favorites from last year and compare them with the products I've used (or continued using) this year.

The products marked with - means it is a type of product that I do not use, or I just didn't find a miracle product for the year. The products followed by * means it was my favorite for both 2010 and 2011.

These are all products I have used continuously throughout the year.  I have repurchased most of these or I will in the future. I have recommended them to friends and family, and I recommend them to you.


Makeup
Blush: NARS Orgasm
Bronzer: NARS Laguna
Brush: Sigma Tapered Blending Brush
Concealer: Revlon Photoready
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Kit
Eyelash Curler: -
Eyeliner: MAC Technakohl in Graph Black*
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette
Eyeshadow Primer/Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion*
Foundation: -
Highlight: MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish
Lipgloss: -
Lipstick: MAC Velvet Teddy
Mascara: Clinique High Definition*
Nail polish: Butter London Come to Bed Red
Powder: -
Tool: Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge
Top Coat Polish: Seche Vite

High-End Brand: Urban Decay
Drugstore Brand: Revlon



Body
Bath Product: Epsom Salt
Body Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub
Body Lotion: Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
Cuticle Cream: LUSH Lemony Flutter
Fake Tanner: -
Foot Cream: Bath & Body Works Shea it isn't So Foot Cream*
Hand Cream: -
Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney*
Shower Gel: -
Soap: Dove Sensitive Skin
Teeth Whitening - Crest 3D White Advanced Seal



Haircare
Conditioner: Joico K-Pak
Electrical: Clairol Hot Rollers*
Hair Dye: Revlon Colorsilk
Hairspray: Big Sexy Hair
Mask: Joico K-Pak Hydrator*
Miracle Product: Joico K-Pak Liquid Reconstruct
Shampoo: Organix Moroccan Argan Oil



Skincare
Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt Facial & Body Scrub*
Eye Product: -
Cleanser/Makeup Remover: Clinique Take the Day Off
Facial mask: Freeman Cucumber Peel*
Lip Treatment: Blistex
Moisturizer: Origins Vitazing
Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion


here's to the best,
-Kaitlyn

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2010 Beauty Favorites


Here are my favorites for 2010! I encourage you to copy and paste this list and share your yearly favorites, too! Kind of a tag post, I guess?

The items marked with - mean it is a type of product that I do not use, not that I could not pick a favorite. Some I had to pick two products because I went back and forth between the two of them all year. Warning, my list is pretty MAC heavy.

These are all products I use at least weekly (some daily.) I have repurchased most of these or I will in the future. I have recommended them to friends and family, and I recommend them to you.

Body
Bath Product: LUSH Christmas Eve Bubble Bar & LUSH Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
Body Exfoliator: -
Body Lotion: Olay Quench
Cuticle Cream: -
Fake Tanner: -
Foot Cream: Shea it isn't So
Hand Cream: -
Perfume: Stella by Stella McCartney
Shower Gel: Softsoap Nutriserums
Soap: Dial
Teeth Whitening - Crest 3D White Advanced Seal

Haircare
Conditioner: Pantene Brunette
Electrical: Clairol Hot Rollers
Hair Dye: -
Hairspray: TRESemme
Mask: Joico K-Pak Hydrator
Miracle Product: -
Shampoo: Pantene Brunette & LUSH Big

Makeup
Blush: NARS Deep Throat & Clinique Fig
Bronzer: MAC Mineralized Skin Finish
Brush: MAC 239
Concealer: MAC Select Cover Up
Eyebrows: MAC Espresso & Model in a Bottle Eyebrow Sealer
Eyelash Curler: -
Eyeliner: MAC Technakohl in Graph Black & MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Eyeshadow: MAC All that Glitters & MAC Bronze
Eyeshadow Primer/Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion/MAC Indianwood Paint Pot
Foundation: -
Highlight: NYX Pearl Mania in Nude Pearl & Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator Loose Powder
Lipgloss: MAC Love Nectar Lustreglass
Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam V
Mascara: L'Oreal Telescopic & Clinique High Definition
Nail polish: OPI Black Onyx & Sephora by OPI Sample Sale
Powder: -
Tool: -
Top Coat Polish: Barry M 3 in 1

High-end Brand: MAC
Drugstore Brand: L'Oreal

Skincare
Exfoliator: LUSH Ocean Salt
Eye Product: Clean & Clear Morning Morning Glow Eye Brightener
Cleanser/Makeup Remover: MAC Cleanse Off Oil
Facial mask: Freeman Cucumber Peel
Lip Treatment: LUSH Mint Julips & Chapstick Medicated
Moisturizer: Clean & Clear Morning Glow
Toner: -

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