Tuesday, December 31, 2013

BEST OF: Top 13 of 2013 Beauty & Fragrance



Many of the products featured today have been featured at one time or another. I had not reviewed some explicitly but had been wearing/using them often in videos. Whatever the case, this edit of 13 products are my most memorable and most 'recommended' products of the year! I did leave out limited edition products, simply because the ones I love most are already di`scontinued or will not be available for much longer. I wanted to share products that were accessible as possible, so I hope you'll enjoy my take on this "Best Of" video!

I reviewed the products as thoroughly as possible, but I will provide a quick rundown here for those short on time. My favorite brands of 2013 were Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Cle de Peau, and Diptyque. Cle de Peau never fails to impress, from eyeshadows to lipsticks, but nothing tops their eyebrow pencils for thin sparse brows (full review HERE). Tom Ford makes some of the best eyeshadows, blushes, and lipsticks, but his liquid eyeliner pen has become my new Holy Grail. I never thought anything would trump my beloved Lanôme Artliner, which I diligently used for eight years! Now, my candle obsession has probably been the most rewarding and satisfying journey of 2013. I spend a lot of time indoors and live with two cats, so home fragrances are a must in my book. Diptyque is a luxury splurge, but the fragrances linger long after the candles have been snuffed out. I have a very weak nose and still manage to enjoy mostly all Diptyque scents! The throw is phenomenal, especially with Baies and Pine Bark, which is featured in the video.



Last but not least, I wanted to give a quick shout-out to my favorite skin care brand of the year.. 3LAB! I am currently using their Cleansing Foam, Super H Serum, and the fantastic WW Eye Cream. All three are perfect for soothing my dry winter skin, especially since the prescription acne face wash and serum that I am using tends to cause flaking! I was not able to feature them in the video due to time constraints, but I have done extensive reviews on several other products from the range HERE.

Products Reviewed:
Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil Cartridges in 202 (taupe) & 204 (charcoal) and Pencil Holder/Case with Spoolie 
     *with Tom Ford Cheek Brush 
     *with Tom Ford Bronzer Brush 
Diptyque Pine Bark Candle [Home Fragrance]


Makeup Worn:
Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil in 202 
Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer in 519 
Velour Lashes in Strike a Pose

Nails:

Zoya Pixie Dust in Tomoko [accent]

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3 comments:

  1. so pretty! i really like your videos! hoping for more!.,i'm very hooked with all of your videos!.,hope i can be like you!.,GOD BLESS. mwaah

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  2. Hai rae, which one is the best? Tom Ford Defining Eyeliner Pen in Deeper or Giorgio Armani EYES TO KILL WATERPROOF EYE PENCIL ? Im looking for a smudgeproof eyeliner. Thanks dear

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    1. TF is not smudgeproof! Stick to the Armani

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