Sunday, January 1, 2012

Favorite Products 2011

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2012 is a fantastic year for you!

Here are my favorite products of 2011. As many of you know, I bought almost nothing last year. It has helped me make a dent in my huge stash. I brought 3 full boxes of beauty products with me when I moved in October of 2010, but now I'm down to about 1 box. 

Please also check out my favorites of 2010 and 2009. I still love a lot of those items!

Best Skin care item
This is the only new skin care item that I loved. It is a great daily cleanser that exfoliates gently. I love the scent as well!




Best makeup items
Mezaik
In 2011, I started to use Mezaik to change the shape of my double eyelids. Now, it is a must have product for me!



Drugstore companies come out with so many new mascaras that it s difficult to tell which one is which. This was a great volumizing mascara.


Gosh Lipstick in Darling
 I picked this up in London only because it was so hyped on the internet. It is too flesh-toned for me and makes me look dead. However, I love it to tone down lipsticks that are too bright for me. A lot of Japanese girls use concealers for this purpose, which dry out my lips and make them flake. This is a very creamy lipstick, and I wish I had picked up some different colors.  It is also super affordable!

Best tools
Sonia Kashuk blush brush
This is a great brush - it is soft and affordable. Unfortunately, I ruined mine, so I really really need to buy a new one!

Clarisonic
I love my Clarisonic, but I only use it during the warmer months!


Favorite new tips/tricks
I've done quite a few rounds of Project 10 Pan in the past. In this post, I shared with you my tips and tricks to be able to stick to it.

I used to travel a lot for work, so I've picked up a few tips on how to pack beauty products so that you don't either over- or under-pack. 


Who doesn't want to squeeze out more uses from their bath bombs?  By using this technique, you can get more from your bath bombs without feeling like you've sacrificed anything. 



Most reviewed brand on Cosmeddicted in 2011
Lush (14 times)
You may not be surprised, but I am! I had no idea I reviewed 14 different Lush products this year, since I bought only 1 new item. This is an increase from 2010, when I reviewed 8 Lush products!

Favorite Lush item
This has been one of my favorite products for a very long time. It is also super expensive in Japan, so I take every opportunity to buy it in the US or in the UK!
(stock photo)

Favorite blog post of 2011

This is my favorite post because it took so long before I got around to doing it. Originally, I planned to post this as my very first blog post, back in March of 2009! I had a lot of fun making the picture above as well!

Most viewed blog post
Amazing - I posted this in the August 2010, and it continues to be the top viewed post on this blog!




Please leave a comment letting me know what you would like to see more of this year!


xoxo, K

5 comments:

  1. it's not too long since i've known your blog but i am thouroughly enjoying it.
    i like your weekly read posts specially. :)

    i'd love to try the greentea cleanser myself. i need something with scrub that lathers too. ^-^

    happy new year!

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  2. YAY Goodbye 2011 and happy 2012! Hope this will be a good year for everyone... especially YOU!

    Thank you for being such an amazing friend <3

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  3. love this post! it's filled with all your highs of this year :) love it! happy new year!

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  4. Happy New Year! Yay for products that worked! :) Can't wait to read more of your entries 2012!

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  5. Great recap, I'm using Brazen Honey now and I love it :)

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