Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! | 2012 Favorites ♡

Hi guys! It's crazy to think that it's already 2013 which means it's time for a rundown of my favorite products from 2012! I have to say that looking back over the past 12 months I'm kind of proud of myself! I really branched out and tried a lot of new brands and broke out of my MAC shell. I even started a Drugstore Makeup Tag! Who would've thought?

This video is kind of a long one and I'm probably talking pretty fast because I had so much ground to cover... but I hope you enjoy a look at my stand-out products of 2012:

Products Mentioned:

- Wen by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
- Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo
- Proactive
- Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream, Light/Medium
- Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage foundation, Tender Beige
- Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme foundation, Natural Beige
- Kat Von D Tattoo concealer, Sand
- Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder, Nude Beige
- NARS pressed powder, Beach
- Benefit Hello Flawless custom powder cover-up, "Never Settle Petal"
- Maybelline Age Rewind "Brightener" Treatment Concealer
- Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage concealer, Light or Light/Medium
- Bare Minerals Well Rested eye brightening powder
- Urban Decay Naked palette
- Sleek i Divine eyeshadow palettes, Oh So Special and Storm
- NYX Eyeshadow Trios, In The Woods and Honeycomb
- Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner Pen
- L'oreal Carbon Black Extra Intense liquid pencil eyeliner
- Maybelline One By One, Covergirl Lashblast Volume and Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascaras
- Tarte Mineral Bronzer in Hotel Heiress & Cargo Medium Matte Bronzer
- MAC Gentle Mineralize blush, NARS Luster blush, Wet N Wild blushes in Heather Silk and Mellow Wine, NYX Mocha blush
- Lorac Perfectly Lit Spotlight Highlighting powder
- YSL Rouge Volupte #1 Nude Beige, MAC Creme Cup, Rimmel Airy Fairy lipsticks
- Revlon Colorburst Bellini lipgloss, NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Perfect and Bonne Bell lip lites Srawberry Parfait gloss, Burt's Bees Honeysuckle Tinted Lip Balm

WHEWWW!  That was a lot of stuff.. a year's worth to be exact ;)  I've also been so busy with the holidays that I haven't done a "Week in Instagram Pictures" post in a while.  So I thought I'd include some of my favorite snapshots from the past few weeks as well:

Red velvet cookies... yum!

My new fave Romwe ear cuff!


More cookies!

Christmas Eve OOTN

A Gift from Santa

Christmas day cozy

My favorite ornament

My comfy Mango Sweater

 I hope you all had a very happy and safe New Year's and I'm so excited to share the fun things coming up in the year ahead with you all!


  1. Happy new year! Lucky girl for getting those glide on eye pencils from UD! I've had my eye on those for a while now. Love posts like these because they give me so much inspiration! My Naked palette was definitely my most used product of 2012!


  2. 2013 best wishes sweet girl :)!

  3. I love your videos and your blog! Everything is so detailed and you have a reason behind each opinion. I love the Carbon Black liner from Loreal as well- one of my fave products for 2012 as well. I will have to try the YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick- I was very impressed with their Sheer Candy lipstick/lip balms this year
    Happy New Year!

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  5. I always feel like I have to try out everything you mention!
    I really really want to try the Tarte bronzer
    Hope you have a lovely new year!


  6. one I dreamed of taking as a little girl, and one I embarked on as an adult to repair and return my own beautiful locks that had been beaten down with overheated combs and harsh chemicals.

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  7. I really need to try YSL lipsticks! It looks gorgeous!

    xx Christal xx

  8. Hey Alli ! I am following you on youtube and now that I discovered your blog, I am following you on it too ! I love your posts, your makeups, your hauls ! :D

  9. Hey girl! I've been trying the Revlon DNA concealer under my eyes for a week or two and it almost always immediately settles into the fine lines under my eyes. Thoughts/suggestions? Love your blog!

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