My Fave Beauty Buys of 2012

Happy New Year 2013!!
Did you have a good start to the new year? Mine is going great!
Well, Its another new year and as per tradition, first post of the year will be the beauty buys roundup for the year before ^^

Fave Foundation/Powder of the Year
Covergirl OLAY
I got this when i went LA for a holiday in feb 2012 as it was on sale at Walgreens. And i am so glad i did
I think its great! As a matter of fact, i am on my 2nd one!
Last year’s Winner
Oriks Gold Nano Caviar Double E-pact

Fave lip product of the year
Revlon Lip Butters
I dont think i need to say much more XD i really like these and have finished using 4 of them already!
Other fave buys of the year include:
Canmake Whip Mousse Lip
Some people have said its drying but it works brillantly for me. I love the matte look [never thought i would] and its made me interested in buying lipsticks this year.
Last year’s winner
Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + balm [Instinct is my fave ]

Fave blush of the year
Majolica Majorca Cream de Cheek
Ok to be honest, i dont have a fave blush of the year , been using my old faves a lot but i love the packaging and ease of use so i’m picking this as fave blush of the year.
Other fave buys of the year include:
Sleek Blush by 3
Brillant color and a nice price. Highly recommended!
Last year’s winner
NARS multiple in “Angelica”

Fave palette of the year
Urban Decay NAKED II
Possibly a boring choice but i decided to base my pick on something i used a lot and i religiously used this for almost 4 months in a row XD i still wear it at least once a week now so i’m picking this as my fave of the year.
Last year’s winner
Inglot Freedom System Palette

Fave Facewash/Makeup Remover of the year
Orbis Cleansing Gel
I have not posted a review but as u can see i am already half done with it! I’ll post a review very soon [i wont review something i havent used for a while] But its REALLY GOOD!
Last year’s winner
Shiseido Perfect Watery Oil

Fave new MUST-have Makeup product of the year
KATE eyebrow mascara -i finally found a shade PERFECT for ash brown hair. A MUST-BUY if you have light hair. Will review soon!
Last year’s winner
Korres Concealer Corrector

Fave new MUST-have Skincare
Homemade Lotion Bars – i kid you not. It has been a godsend and works better than any cream/lotion i have bought for my ezcema. It even worked on my cracked heels!!! I’ll be posting the tutorial online soon so you too can try this miracle worker yourself.
Last year’s winner
QV Flare Up Cream

And my FAVE beauty brand of the year ie what i bought most from
KORRES – Quercetin & Oak Range
YES i have fallen in love with the entire Quercetin & Oak range from KORRES.
It started with just the Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Concealer i picked up on a whim in 2011’s Sephora FF sale. I loved it so much, i bought everything in this range since XD
If you get the chance, try to buy the Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-Defying 5-piece Kit!
Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-Defying 5-piece Kit
As a reference, mine came from HSN [home shopping network] in the USA, a lovely friend [Hello LABBIT!] helped me get it.
Updated: HSN is no longer selling it BUT Sephora has a Quercetin & Oak Age-Reversing Skincare Regimen Set at the moment which u can check out!
Last year’s winner
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Urban Decay

There you have it, my small little roundup of things i bought/tried for the year which i really adored.
What has been your fave buy of the year 2012? Have you tried any of the items i tried? Do you like them or dislike them?

Happy New Year 2013!
XOXO Yumeko

p.s you can see the previous ranking posts as below

p.p.s yes, your eyes do not deceive! i FINALLY changed my blog layout! its been what..3 years? XD Do you like it? i hope you do!

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30 Responses to My Fave Beauty Buys of 2012

  1. I’m really interested in your Homemade Lotion Bars. Could you please do a tutorial/review on them. Thanks!

  2. Elle says:

    I am so excited for that lotion tutorial!

  3. Miruku says:

    So many lovely items too choose from! But I think I’m most interested in the brow mascara because I’ve never found one to suit me. I never even seem to be able to test them well so all advice is appreciated! <3 Happy new year and the layout is beautiful!

    • Bittenbefore says:

      ooh i’ll try to post a review on the kate eyebrow mascara then!
      glad u like the new layout!
      thank u sweetie and happy new year!!! xo

  4. Xin says:

    Nice favs ! I’m looking forward to your Orbis review ! And the homemade lotion bars ! It sounds very good to me already. Thanks for sharing dear !

  5. lovetranscends says:

    happy new year to you Yumeko! awesome products but i’ve never tried Korres, no idea if it wld work for my oily skin.

  6. lissy says:

    quite excited for that handmade lotion tutorial 🙂

  7. Kat says:

    Happy New Year! I love your new layout–it’s so pretty! Enjoyed reading your post. I am trying to work on mine but it’s been difficult with the whole family here. Looking forward to your tutorial on the lotion bars. I was into making soaps and lip balms but didn’t venture into lotion bars. Was getting ready to dump all of my soap making molds and supplies but will hold off until I read your tutorial.

    Take care and looking forward to 2013 and reading your lovely blog.

    • Bittenbefore says:

      omggg u should do a post on ur supplies!
      i tried soap making [well ok glycerine only not cold process] and lip balm making years ago but it was more for fun
      the lotion bar is really what i needed XD

  8. Gracie says:

    I can’t wait to see your post on the handmade lotion bars! 🙂 Seeing your past year faves really bring back lotsa memories. I love the blonde msf too! Still using it now but can’t believe the collection dates back to 2009!
    Time really flies and it’s been a couple of years reading your blog. I always look forward to reading your post =)
    I love your new layout too. It’s simple to browse through ^^

    • Bittenbefore says:

      i’ll be posting it first thing monday!!
      yes blonde msf is still such a fave!! i think its even earlier than 2009 ! cos i got it from someone else’s stash and she had a spare one for ages XD
      thank you for your support!!

  9. kiki says:

    great post! im so glad you posted about the lotion bars because i also have eczema; on my arms and during the winter season it gets worse; and was planing on asking you if you had any advice or recommendation to treat it since i remember a while back that you posted about some lotions/creams that you used i think it was by burts bees?

    also that is a quite hefty amount of korres products! and im quite interested now, so i think i’ll go check them out at sephora when i get the chance to ☺

    • Bittenbefore says:

      my ezcema is a lot better this winter [finally] , at least my skin no longer cracks and bleeds [tat bad T-T]
      i used to use cream by QV! they are still great but i find the lotion bar works better for me
      will have tutorial up first thing monday!!!!

  10. Kim says:

    love the lip butters and naked 2 palette too!

    oh and love the new blogtheme 😀

  11. Nikki says:

    Nice list you got here, I just got my Majolica Majorca Cream de Cheek and I’m excited to use them!

  12. micchan says:

    Love the new layout 🙂 Simple and clean ^^

    I’m really looking forward to learning more about those homemade lotion bars! I have psoriasis in some spots and am curious to see if it will work on it as well 🙂

    Hope you’re enjoying your new year so far! Stay warm ^o^~

  13. Lora says:

    Oooh! Can’t wait for your handmade lotion bar tutorial! The heart bars are adorable! 🙂

  14. Cindy says:

    Happy New Year! I love your new layout, white and clean. Oh, I am so excited about your lotion stick, maybe this will motivate me to start making my own skincare! hehe.

  15. Sam says:

    Love the new look! Great choices too, I completely agree on the Naked 2 and lip butter front!
    Happy New Year 🙂

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