I take my job very seriously. I do.
Sorry, let me get my tongue out of its firmly lodged position in my left cheek.
Now, where was I? Not solving the world’s food crisis or coming up with a peace plan for the Middle East.
No, I’m hopping on here on this last day of 2012 after a quick scout of my bathroom cabinet with a look at my top 5 beauty products of the year.
To make my top 5 list, they have to be products that I’m still using long after the initial trial period.
They’re also products that I’ve either already re-purchased or plan to.
In short, these five are the BUSINESS. For me and my crazy lifestyle, anyway.
… without further ado … here they are:
… clockwise from left
To be honest, liquid liner used to scare me. I do like Benefit’s Magic Ink but when this one arrived in my goody bag ahead of Australian Fashion Week this year, I was hooked from first application. It’s almost impossible to stuff up (use small feather strokes) and has amazing staying power. I featured it here in this smokey eye blog post.
This has been THE year of the BB in Australia. I quick look in my cabinet and I counted six on the go, including two I bought in the US and a Korean one my girlfriend gave me for Christmas. Of the Australian releases, it’s this one from Jane Iredale that I love the most. It’s closest in consistency and results to the Asian-style BBs and you really only need such a little amount to achieve BB goodness. I first blogged about it here.
I know, I know … it’s a deodorant. What’s to get excited about? Well, this one is for those who are easily irritated. Sorry, those whose skin is easily irritated. It contains no alcohol, colourants and preservatives, which is a big winner in many people’s books. You can read more about it here.
A late entry but a good one with Australian standards just last month allowing SPF 50+ sunscreens to be labelled as such and sold in Australia. I cannot do summer at the beach without Ella Bache’s Great 30+ Sportsbloc so when they released it in 50+, I jumped on that band wagon. Quick. Smart. It’s the same consistency as the 30+. Some may find this too thick … I certainly wouldn’t use this as an everyday but it’s a must for me and my love of a surf swim. You can read more here.
Never have I been excited about a hairdryer … until this one. It’s quiet, powerful and seriously cuts my hair drying time in half, which as you know with my lazy-girl beauty ways is extremely handy around these parts. Oh, and as for frizz management? It’s the BUSINESS. Worth every cent. Want more details? Check out this post.
… there is, of course, another hair product that is on my top product list – the L’Oreal Professionnel Steam Pod – it’s really come into its own over the humidity of summer – but more on that later today on the blog.
There you have it. Are any of these in your bathroom cabinet?
Have you made a beauty purchase this year that you can’t stop using? Share in the comments below.