These are the best products & things of 2011 in my books. Let's just call it a LONG "favorites" post. Mostly products that I used the most this year & things that are special to me.....
*All text in pink are linked to reviews & posts on the products. I may not be able to link all right now so if you're interested in a product without a link, please use the "Search Indian Vanity Case" bar below on the right sidebar there ---->
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Best Facewash/ Makeup Removers ~ Pond's Pure White Facial Foam, Lakme Fruit Blast Melon Melt & Berry Lush, The Body Shop White Shiso Cleansing Powder, DHC Cleansing Oil, MAC Cleanse Off Oil.
Best Treatments ~ Pond's Age Miracle Microdermabrasion Kit, Brihan's Green Leaf Gel (Aloe Vera), Garnier Pure Pimple Pen.
Best Scrubs ~ Lotus Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Scrub, St.Ives Apricot Scrub, The Body Shop Body Scrubs.
Best Serums ~ Neutrogena Fine Fairness Serum, Bio-Essence Bird's Nest Serum, Pond's Gold Radiance Serum
Best Eye Cream ~ Used only Olay Total Effects Anti-Ageing Eye Cream this year.
Best Moisturizers ~ Lotus WhiteGlow Micro-Emulsion, Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion.
Best Sunscreens ~ Lakme Cucumber & Lemongrass Fairness Sunscreen, Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunblock, Lotus Sunscreen Gel.
Best Body Washes ~ Palmolive Thermal Spa Mineral Massage, Biore Whitening Scrub Shower Cream, Olay Creme Ribbons, Lux.
Best Body Lotions ~ Vaseline Cocoa Glow, The Body Shop Body Butter Duo, Vaseline Healthy White Lotion, Lakme Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Lotion, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream.
Best Perfumes ~ This year I only wore Marc Jacobs Daisy, Vera Wang princess, YSL Paris & Luscious Pink Mariah Carey & Etude House Ms.Ever Perfume Stick
Best Hair Removal Products ~ Spring It Hair Removing Spring, Gilette Venus Razor, Veet Wax Strips, Gilette Satin Care Shaving Gel.
Best Extras ~ Clean & Clear Oil Blotting Sheets (LOVE!), Etude House Missing You Hand Cream
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Best Primers ~ Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer, Too faced Primed & Poreless, Skin79 BB Cream
Best Foundation ~ Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combination Foundation, Benefit Some Kinda-A Gorgeous
Best Concealer ~ MAC Studio Finish, Laura Mercier Undercover Pot, MAC Chromagraphic Pencil.
Cream: Top Shop Neon Rose, Lakme Cheek Artist, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Cabo Coral, Illamasqua Cream Pigment
Powder: MAC Quite Cute Mineralize Blushes (Sakura, Giggly), Majolica Majorca Puff De Cheek, Benefit Boxed Powders (Coralista, Bella Bamba, Dandelion), MAC Fleur Power, Colorbar Peachy Rose
Best Bronzers ~ The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder, Benefit Hoola, Bourjois Delice De Poudre, MAC Golden Bronzing Powder, Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Bronzer
Best Eyeshadow Primers ~ Too faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Best Eyeshadows ~ Urban Decay Naked Palette, Bourjois Intense Eyeshadows, Inglot Eyeshadows, Revlon Custom Eyes , Sleek I-Divine Palettes, MAC Satin Taupe & Espresso (only Mac eyeshadows used this year), 88 Earth Tone Palette (Budget buy)
Best Eyeliners ~ Colorbar I-Glide Pencils, Lakme Kohl Ultimate, IN2IT Gel Liner Pencil, Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner, Maybelline Hypersharp Liner
Best Mascaras ~ Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara, Bourjois Fast & Perfect Rotating Mascara, Maybelline Colossal Volum Mascara, Bourjois Volumizer Mascara
Best Lipsticks ~ Lancome L'absolu Nu Lipstick (yet to review), Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense, Inglot Lipstick (Cream Finish), Inglot Matte Lip Pencils, MAC (Cremesheen & Lustre finish), Maybelline Color Sensational, Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel, Colorbar Velvet Matte, Inglot Lip paints
Best Lipglosses ~ Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss, Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss, Mac Cremesheen Glass, Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss, Bourjois Smile Enhancing Gloss.
Best Lip Balms ~ Lakme Lip Love Conditioner, Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care , Nivea Fruity Shine, Mac Tinted Lip Conditioners, Lip Ice.
Best Nail Polishes ~ Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel & So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel, Maybelline Colorama, Lakme Color Crush & Fantasy Collection True Wear, Colorbar Nail Lacquers.
Best Nail Polish Remover ~ Flormar nail Polish Remover, Lakme
Best Makeup Brushes: Sigma, Coastal Scents, Inglot. Some shown here, here & here
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Best Shampoos & Condtioners ~ Pantene Damage Care, Schwarzkopf Smoothie Yogurt & Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner.
Best Leave-in Conditioner ~ Pantene Nature Care Leave-In Conditioner
Best Serum ~ Herbal Essences None Of Your Frizziness Serum , Chi Silk Infusion.
Best Hairspray ~ Loreal Studio Silk & Gloss Fixing Spray
Best Hair Colors ~ Loreal Excellence Creme, Liese Bubble Hair Color
*You can see how much I am into hair products this year haha. Surprisingly, it is at it's healthiest right now. Less is more?
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- You blog readers: Skyrocketed! Because of my Easy Cat Eyeliner Tutorial, which alone has 896,295 Pageviews so far.
- My nephew Xanav: Pronounced like Xanax = Za-nav. Yup, I named him hehe. Love him, miss him. Such a good boy, loves to smile, never cries annoyingly...he knows Aunty Cyn will not like it =D
- Friend's wedding back home: Had a whale of a time!
- Femina Blogger Bee Award: Told you about it here
- Vacation in Malaysia & Singapore ~ Just shopping, eating & partying! And you saw my haul, right?
- Jealous21 Jeans: Newfound LOVES! I rarely find jeans that fit my very petite frame but these don't even need alterations. Fudge those Levi's Curve ID...sheesh what bad fitting (on me)
- Accessorize Butterfly Necklace: I treasure it. Shown here
- Forever New Age Of Innocence Dress ~ The best, most expensive dress I own. Shown here
- What else? There's gotta be something else! Ooh, still 10 days left! "Maybe...."
|Little things like pancake pans make me happy too *.*|
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*Thank Yous in advance! :)
I hope you all had a great 2011- bought/acquired something fabulous, ate without worrying about the hips, danced alone to Chamak Challo, had a crush/fell in love, nada/mendable heartbreaks and screw-ups & lastly, no regrets!
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^