My Favorite Things of 2012 {Beauty Favs}

Today I am sharing my Beauty Favorites of 2012.

You can also see my Business Favorites, Creative Favorites and Home Favorites.

When I was growing up I loved nothing more then my Kit n Kaboodle.

Seriously…that thing rocked!

I would buy the 2,054 eyeshadow collection from the drug store.

I think there may have been some days when I used all the colors at once.

Don’t judge.

Those were some crazy years in the 80s!

I know I could easily find a photo for you and show you but I don’t think we are close enough…yet.

Whenever I question one of my husband’s outfits I like to throw out that  I was voted best dressed of my senior class:-)

He looks at me with a face that says, “Serious?  You are really bringing that up again? You have been in your pajamas the past three days.”

Back to my Beauty Favorites of 2012.

1. My friend Alexis kept telling me how much I would love a Clarisonic and I am sooo glad I asked for one for Christmas.  I know that barely makes it into the year 2012 but …whatever.

2. I get more emails asking about my glasses.  They are Tom Ford FT5184. I love them and so glad I went with a fun new shape.

3. We had to recently get a new blender.  I really wanted a Vitamix but just couldn’t spend the money right now.  I tried the THIS and really like it.  It will hold me over until I can sell a car to get a Vitamix:-)  I know it is weird to put it in beauty but I believe that what you put into your body will make your body and skin look better.  Nothing makes me feel better then when I do this part right.

4. I met my friends Kimberly and Lissa in San Fran this past spring.  The first day we were walking around I was pathetic smelling Lissa and then became obsessed about smelling just like her. It was actually probably creepy. Thankfully she was kind enough to indulge me and tell all her good smelling secrets.  I quickly bought Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia perfume.  I blend it with #14 below:-)

5. My favorite makeup find this year was the brand Tarte.  I love everything I have bought.  This is my favorite lipstick and I buy it in Exposed.

6. I truly believe in helping your body to heal and stay healthy naturally. I am grateful for modern medicine but I always start here first.

7. I have noticed my hair getting drier lately (I know it couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that I am 40 and I live in Colorado).  My hairdresser suggested these and they have made all the difference! Amazing.

8. The best lifestyle/beauty/health book I read all year.

9. I found these fun masks while I was in San Diego.

10. I love the store Lush and these the best moisturizing bars I have ever tried!!!!

11. I use THIS before I apply my foundation. It really evens out my skin tone.

12. I love that my hair is naturally curly and when I use THIS it really makes my curls pretty and full. I love all hair products from this company.

13. This is still my favorite chap stick.  I give it as gifts.  Maybe I need to up my gifts a little bit.

14. The lotion to wear with my Jo Malone perfume. I have grapefruit.

15. I also love the bath bombs from Lush. All of my kids love them too. They are a bit pricey so we don’t get them often but it makes bath time fun. We only buy the dye free bombs.

16. One of my most favorite, favorite, favorite treats to get is an Aveda facial.  I am dreaming about one right now. I hope they rub my head.

17. Not that I ever get pimples or anything:-) but if I ever did I would use THIS.  Seriously, this stuff is a miracle working lotion.

18. Back to my love of Tarte. This is my favorite eyeliner and the only one I use.  I love the charcoal color.

There you have it!

I will be back tomorrow with my homeschooling favorites.

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  1. Flower Patch Farmgirl

    I think of you often when I smack my Burt’s Bee’s on my lips. True story. It’s still one of my all-time faves, too! You make me want to get new make up. I used to be a make-up FREAK like you described. My dream was to work at a drug-store (but only in the make up and hair aisles). Haha.

    I’m not finished.

    When we lived in DC I had my proper introduction to all things Jo Malone. Of course I couldn’t afford any of them, but I spritzed some on whenever we went to Tyson’s Corner. Grapefruit was my fave! I need to check out the Gardenia scent, though I’m usually not super flowery. But who knows? I also loved the Fresh Index stuff.

    Going back a post, I like your idea of using cloth napkins with my regular live-in people. But they are still so messy…hmmm…..I will ponder this further.

    Thanks for the great start to my day!

    1. jeanne Author

      hahahah…I love that you told me that you weren’t finished. You make me laugh every day! No joke about Jo Malone. If I hadn’t been on a special weekend with friends I bet I wouldn’t have gone through with it.

  2. Brandie

    Love your list Jeanne! I am familiar and in love with a few of the things you shared and need to check out some of the others. Can’t wait for your next post!

  3. Gina

    I love Jo Malone. I use the lime, basil, & mandarin soap and it smells glorious. I will check out the gardenia perfume and grapefruit lotion mix next time I am out shopping. Thanks for the wonderful list!

  4. lissa

    I’m really glad I read this because I thought the bar from Lush was soap! I was saving it cause it smells so good but now I’m dying to use it! DYING! Thanks my friend!!! Now we can smell the same even more!!!! oh the joy!

    1. jeanne Author

      I should have told you that. We just haven’t connected! You are going to freak out when you use it. I knew you wanted to smell like ME!:-) Love and miss you.

  5. Candace Bertalan Horner

    Such a great list!! I had a Lush product once that was amazing, a shower gel called Tramp – it smells like a mossy forest floor, refreshing in a good way! I had to turn the bottle around in the shower so the kids didn’t see the word Tramp tho…lol…. Also, as I read through the post I swear I could smell that Jo Malone grapefruit fragrance!! Love your lists!!

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