2012 Beauty List

In 2011, I think I was pretty good with my beauty product purchases — my make-up envelope of receipts were not as THICK as previous years, which means I did good! Plus, I believe almost all my purchases were on sale or discounted meaning the total amount spent must be way less in comparison to the past.  (Must pat myself on theee back.)

Now that it’s a new year, I’m looking to stay on track with budgeting and hopefully do even  better than last year. To help me with that, I figured I should make a 2012 Beauty Purchase List so I don’t go off the tracks with my buys.

I’m not the beauty lover who needs (aka wants) to buy or try everything and anything new on the market. I’m very selective on my purchases and am willing to spend more money on certain items, such as on foundation than on lipsticks, etc. I also love a great deal, so if I’m willing to wait until products go on sale.

Here are a few products I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, which I may purchase this year: 

1. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Photo credit: www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

I am definitely a cat-eye kinda gal! For years I’ve been going back and forth with MAC’s Blacktrack Fluidline and MUFE’s Aquablack Cream Shadow. Love these two products, but one liner that also tops the charts is the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. I’ve been meaning to try this water-resistant, smudge-proof liner for years now, so if Sephora has any of their deals (20% off or $15-$20 off deal) or if I go to the U.S., I think I may cross this off the must-purchase list! 

2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Photo credit: http://www.dermalogica.com

 I’ve been using the St. Yves Gentle exfoliator, which I’ve heard mixed reviews about. I’ve used their new formulation which now have tinier granules that make it more gentle on the skin, so I don’t have much to complain about. But I’ve heard great things about this Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. It’s different than the typical exfoliator — it’s powder. Apparently, you are supposed to mix it with your wet hands to create a creamy paste and apply it onto your skin resulting in a smooth, bright, soft layer. I still have to look into the price, but all I know is that it’s waaaaaay more than the St. Yves exfoliator! (This means, I’ll have to cut down on my bubble tea consumption haha)

3. INGLOT Eye Shadows

10 Square Eye Shadow

Rainbow Eye Shadows (in many colours)
Photo credit: http://inglotcosmetics.com

I’ve seen these eye shadows on so many blogs and YouTube make-up tutorials.  They seem to be very pigmented and have a good range of colours!  There is no Inglot in my city and I’m not one to buy items online so the next time I go to Montreal or the U.S., I’m going straight to INGLOT!

That’s pretty much it for my 2012 list! Short, I know!! 😀

Okaay…there is one last product.

The product below, I’m a little iffy on purchasing (I know most of you might think I’m crazy because this product is like the ‘talk of the town’ right now!)

4. Urban Decay’s Naked2 Palette

Photo credit: www.urbandecay.com

I love Urban Decay’s eye shadows. They are very pigmented! As much as I’d like to jump on the Naked or Naked2 bandwagon, I’m a little hesitant on this purchase because of the price and the amount of matte shadows there are — only three in the Naked2 palette (even less in the Naked palette). Plus, I already have a few of those eye shadow colours from another palette. So to be quite honest, I would rather purchase the INGLOT eye shadows if I had to choose.

The products above are the first to pop up in my mind when I quickly think of products I would like to try. So I think my 2012 list is pretty good because it’s limited! But who knows, it’ll probably grow throughout the year. :S

My list is to be continued …

So, what’s on your list?

How was your holidays? 
Mine was filled with family, friends, and lots of food … which you could probably tell with my tired eyes and chubby cheeks! HAHA
This is “tired” me with only 3 hrs of sleep …
 Wishing you a year of good health, happiness, inspiration & love! 🙂
It’s a new year … so let’s do the things we love, try things we’ve never tried before, and surround yourself with with positive & motivating people!

xoxo TESS