Monday
Dec312007

My Favorite Things - 2007.

Favorite_Things_2007_banner.jpgI am simply amazed that yet another year has past - and how fast! Wow! I can pretty much say that I loved every minute of it too. Well, almost every minute of it - hee, hee!

Over this year, I have written 419 posts on Beautiful Makeup Search, containing countless beauty products and reviews, and have received 852 comments from readers. And I can not thank you all enough for wanting to stick around and read Beautiful Makeup Search every day. 

At the beginning of the year, for the month of January, we received 27,936 page views. Last month in November, we received 96,260 page views. That is more then 3 times that of January! I am so happy and proud, and thank you all so much. I love my job here, and love to tell you all about the latest and greatest in beauty on a daily almost daily basis.

I fell in love with so many beauties this year, that it really is hard for me to pick my favorites. But I guess there are some products that I use and continue to use on most days, so that it how I am comprising this list.

Without further adieu, here is the Beautiful Makeup Search Favorite Things of 2007.  

  1. Philosophy's Purity Cleanser - I use this at least once a day.
  2. StriVectin- SD Eye Cream - I cannot live without this cream, which has done wonders for my eye area.
  3. MAC Cosmetics Foundations - I mix it up between the Studio Fix, Studio Mist, Select Moistureblend, and Face and Body depending on how my face feels on any given day.
  4. Eucerin Calming Cream - My hands could not survive winter with out this tube.
  5. Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion - Of all the microdermabrasion products I try, I keep going back to this one.
  6. Xen-Tan Self Tanning Products - These give the most beautiful, naturally tanned tone to my skin.
  7. Lancome Juicy Tubes - I must use at least one from my collection everyday.
  8. Bobbi Brown Smoke Eyeshadow as Eyeliner - My favorite that I apply with various eyeliner brushes depending on the type of application I want.
  9. Clinique Zero Gravity Repairwear Lift Cream - I use this most nights and love the improvements in my skin that I see since I have started to use it regularly.
  10. Prescriptives The Illuminator - I've fallen hard for this palette and don't think I have gone a day without using it since I received it a few months ago.
  11. Tarte Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess - Used daily in the Summer, and a few times a week the rest of the year.
  12. MAC Tinted Lipglass in Oh Baby! C-Thru, Prrr,  Underage, and Oyster Girl - One of these are on my lips at some point during the day.
  13. Elizabeth Arden Mediterrean Shimmer Powder - Love this on my face or shoulders to highlight and use it more often than not.
  14. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener - My eyes haven't looked better since I started using this wonder cover and under eye brightener.
  15. RoC Resurfacing Facial Peel Kit - I think I use this at least once a week in the shower. I simply apply it and let the peel works it's magic on my face while I am shaving or conditioning. When I feel it start to tingle and almost burn, I know it is done. It is like my weekly at home, in the shower, facial. And I love the post peel cream too.

I could probably go on and on, and list at least ten more favorites, make that ten hundred - ha! But truly, I think the products listed are my staples that I have come to use and adore week in and week out.

I would love to hear what your favorite beauty finds of the year were. Please share them in the comments!

Happy New Year!

Be sure to check out more favorites from my beauty blogging friends:
15 Minute Beauty, Afrobella, All About The Pretty, All Lacquered Up, Beauty 411, Beauty Blogging Junkie, , Beauty Talk, Beauty Hatchery, Beauty Jones, Blogdorf Goodman, Canadian Beauty, C'est Chic , Coquette, BeautyDaily, For The Love of Beauty , Give Me Your Eyes I Need Sunshine, Getting Amped, Grayburn, HauteMommaStuff, Koneko's Beauty Diary, Makeup Bag, The Makeup Girl, Miss Whoever You Are , Legerdenez, Perfumista, Periodic Style, Platinum Blonde Life, Product Girl, Shop Diary, Slap of the Day, Steeping Beauty, The Beauty Alchemist, The Daily Obsession, The Life As A Ladybug, The Non-Blonde, Urbane Girl, Victoria's Own, We Love Beauty

Monday
Dec312007

Are Your Lips Ready for a New Years Kiss?

Pucker Up!

Tonights the night to plant one on as the clock strikes twelve. Whether you are kissing you beloved hubby, dream date, or anyone in between, you lips must be kissable. Right?

What a better way to get them ready then running out to buy a perfect lipstick or lip gloss today. My suggestion? The newest from Lancome.

 
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COLOR FEVER SHINE $24
Make lips shine as bright as the sparkling Times Square New Year's Eve Ball with Color Fever Shine, a lipstick-gloss hybrid that glides effortlessly over pouts, enveloping them in radiant, translucent color. Try dressing your lipsin one of the four tantalizing holiday shades.
• Countdown (Blue red)
• Midnight Affair (Crimson)
• Beauty’s Eve (Sparkly bronze)
• New Year’s Resolution (Sparkly pale pink)

 COLOR FEVER GLOSS $22
Want to set off fireworks but don’t have a roman candle? Make your own sparks with Color Fever Gloss, a sultry, hydrating, highly-pigmented gloss that features the patented Lip-Magnify™ applicator for a precise and evenapplication. Offered in three bursting-with-color shades, you will surely be able to light anyone’s fire.
• Noise Maker (Deep crimson with sparkle)
• Cheers! (Clear with gold sparkle)
• Midnight Kiss (Pale pink)

These are limited editions, sure to sell out soon. So head on over to your Lancome counter now to scoop one up, pucker up, and find a perfect pair of lips to kiss - at midnight tonight, or any night!

Happy New Year! And may all of your kisses be beautiful. 

Sunday
Dec302007

Simply the Splendid Best of 2007.

As the year comes to end, the Splendicity community has gathered up it's best posts from the year. Take a look at what you might have missed over the year. Be sure to check out all of the members posts to get to know some of the best beauty, fashion, style, and shopping blogs on the web.

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BEAUTY
Viva Woman finds out how to read the secret batch codes of beauty products and determine their expiry date.
A Touch of Blusher
brings you highlights from 2007.
Makeup and Beauty Blog
brings you 5 Makeup and Beauty Tips from Paris Hilton.
Savvy Skin tells you the Top 10 Signs You're A Beauty Junkie. Just in time for you to ring in the New Year, makeup loves me teaches you the fine art of properly applying false eyelashes.
Ellen from Spa Beautifully shares the Top 10 Beauty Trends to Look for in 2008.
Beauty and Fashion Tech has found that The ThermaClear Acne Treatment Device is One of the Year's Most Interesting and Useful Devices.
The results are in for Temptalia's Best of Beauty Awards 2007, check out who won!
Sugar Shock
says, "My Lips are Sealed".
Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic spends time with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey and Max Factor. Beauty Secrets Revealed Shares a Blueberry Age-Defying Face Pack Recipe.
At Teen Style Lounge, Liberty shares 6 Quick Tips to Super Kissable Lips.
eBeautyDaily lists the top 10 beautiful things she couldn't do without in 2007.
The Scented Life
says that Bond no 9 is bringing Andy Warhol back to life - in a little silver bottle!
Beauty Banter
muses on the 5 Minute Make-Up application! Including the EXACT products you'll need to achieve the no-fuss look!
NY Spender
asks "Is your hair color right for you?"
A Girl's Gotta Spa!
thinks the Baby Quasar LED Light Therapy is a splendid secret weapon against acne & wrinkles.
Makeup Minute thinks Billy B's Paintbrushes are splendid beauty tools that are worth every penny.
Cinnamon Kitten
's 2007 in Review: 5 Favorite New Products.
Beautyholics Anonymous has Effective Ways To Losing Weight.
Beautiful Makeup Search
says that this is one must-have beauty product that works for everyone.

FASHION
Eagle eyed ShopDiary was the first blogger to point out the startling similarities between dresses by Diane Von Furstenberg and Forever 21. A week later, DVF sued Forever 21.
Style...a work in progress says "...Sea Bass, Sea Bass...that's four Sea Bass".
STYLEnosh asks the the difficult question, "Have You Let Yourself Go?"
She Knows Best
has a Men's Fashion Don't List.
Spork Fashion
Exclusive! Actress Shannyn Sossamon Shares her Style.
The Snarkstress needs your help in finding out just what exactly is on David Beckham's head.
Indie Style File has A Take five interview with Kelly of Killer Cotton fame.
The Fashionable Kiffen
says that fashion is an art form.
CelebLOOK tells you where to get Emmy Award Dress Look-a-Likes.

SHOPPING
Laya's EYE
shows us a new class of wine glass charms.
Her Accessories
has a list of 10 reasons (or excuses) to treat yourself to a really good pair of shoes.
Style It Less '07 Review | List Of Under $100 Stylish Looks.
Style Tots
has some Spring 2008 Pediped News.
Shopalicious
is convinced that these knickers will put you in a festive mood to ring in the new year!
Kim at All That and a got in lots of pics of Simply Vera, the Vera Wang line at Kohl's.
The Latest Luxe says to Set Your Gold Standard with Stiletto Patent Sandals by Bruno Frisoni.
Aging Fabulous
says that these are Must-Have Wicking Pajamas.

The Splendicity community wishes you and yours a very happy, healthy, and splendid new year!