1. Beam me up, Scotty:
Baby Quasar Laser Red light
2. Stroke me skin: The Oils...
Darphin Tangerine & Roques O'Neil Therapy
Those two blends feel the most conforting to me in terms of penetration and scent, but there have been some good others that I should feature in a future post. The Roques O'Neil is actually an oil for the body, but it works wonderfully on my sensitive facial skin too.
3. Inner Peace:
Cire Trudon, I picked Neom, although it was a close call. This is based on the price, the travel size handiness and the cleaneliness of the air that comes from their natural oils and waxes.
4. Shower Power:
Borghese Fango Detox Soap
I wanted to try to photograph a soap that has been used consistently since buying it in April. Fact it, it's still quite beautiful and also really large for it's useage. I think 30% has been used from it's original content (see here) and that's a supervalue when you think it is my main shower soap from the moment I bought it. I love the fact it easy on my skin when sensitive, doesn't dry out, smells herbally fresh and it feels like a step into detoxing.
5. The Cellulite scare-team:
Vichy Aqua Destock
Does it work? I don't use this all year. I use this in phases I work out more strenuously, or simply when I find my little thighs not being little anymore.
As most cellulite-releaving products it contains caffeine that can aid the process of water-retention (the stuff that causes dimply exterior or "floated thights") and in combination with a heck-lotsa dry body brushing, herbal teas, other blah blah health stuff....So it's not gonna do anything specific when sitting in the sofa like a blob, at least not to me. It doesn't give me anything close to model legs but I can go down one size when using this in combination with the other heavy duty thigh-diminishing acts I described above: that's resonable enough for me to be on my 3rd tube!
6. The travel pal (lette):
Jemma Kidd Catwalkthis post.
7. The Trauma Topic: HAIR
"I am not going to talk about my hair....I am not going to talk about my hair...ok, I'm gonna talk about my hair".
I shouldn't whine: it's still long, it's only dry for a reason I have no clue about. I did the layers, the highlights (and got them out when I was like "blah"), the red rinsing and the upteenth-superduper-supermask-new-improved-better-heaven!
|the "cure my hair-trauma" team|
8. The Health topic: Fem-tamins
Having a womb needs different vitamins...(available here)
9. The LOVE topic: brows:
Kose Esprique Liquid Eyebrow penhere) I've been trying Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Fair, which is quite good too. What I love about this is it's travel friendliness, the tiny brush for preciseness and the colour.
Oh, and my girlcrush I featured in the review post, Cara Delevigne has done quite well this year too by winning the Elle Style awards of Model of the Year: That's why I love brows!
Kose Addiction Cheek Stick in Revenge
I would normally be hesitating and doubting, but this year the ultimate favourite has been Kose Addiction Cheekstick in Revenge. Particularly this colour, as Rose Bar seems to have a different consistency, or a lighter colour. Not completely sure but Revenge has been the total Cheek/lip hybrid. Read about the hybrid cheek/lip battle here
11. The Holiday-in-a-can:
Collistar Face Magic Drops
|So did you really think Mattel gave me this tan?|
12. The Final Find: Red Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in 98 Coromandel
I have soooo many red lipsticks that I actually never us. This one is actually a red I sometimes reach for. And sometimes is a whole lot better than almost never.
Ok, now I'm going to tag 12 bloggers and ask them to do a similar post of their 12 faves of 2012:
as she gives us so much post-to-do so I could return the favour ;P
Goodluck with all the writing and finding out what really were your faves! It's fun to look back and see how your beauty year has been ;-)
So I hope you'll join in