|I'm ready for you, 2012!|
So before the year ends, here are my best beauty and fashion-related finds for 2011 in no particular order. Consider these as mini-reviews as well!
OPI and China Glaze nail lacquers
2011 is the year I got re-obsessed with nail polish, thanks to OPI Dulce de Leche and and Pink of Hearts 2009. This year I took to hunting down certain shades from there and China Glaze. Beautiful colors, great formula. I just really need a better base coat.
|Meet the family|
Since my office-appropriate nail polish post, I was able to track down the last two shades I was looking for: OPI Mermaid's Tears and China Glaze For Audrey. The latter took me a longer time to find because it was sold out all the time online, and I chanced upon it at the CG display in PCX Rockwell at cheaper-than-online price! It was meant to be.
|Steady As She Rose, Stranger Tides, and Mermaid's Tears|
from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection
|The elusive China Glaze For Audrey!|
|CG Pelican Grey and For Audrey.|
Depending on the light For Audrey comes across as more green, but it's the closest to a Tiffany Blue in actual.
These will keep my fingers and toes happy all throughout 2012, methinks.
I've known about Anthology Shoes for a long time since a friend of mine partly owns the brand, but yes, I was put off because of the price. I bought two pairs of quilted ballerinas in patent pewter and silver fabric (in photo) to try out. I practically lived in them all year! Most closed flats tend to squish or bend toes which is not good for my psoriasis, and Anthos have enough room to comfortably wear and walk in. I'm a believer and a happy Antho wearer, and am fervently wishing they don't stop producing size 4's for their shoe lines, or at the very least, still accept customized size orders.
The Body Shop Cheek Colour in 05
|It doesn't look like much, but believe me, this stuff is gold|
I think I can count the number of blushes I own on one hand. I seldom wear blush, because I find that I don't apply it evenly on either cheek, plus I'm heavy-handed. For those special occasions and events, however, I turn to this dusky rose blush that I got during The Body Shop's huge anniversary sale this year. Their line is sheer enough that I can apply it without scaring myself, but the color is very buildable as well. This is practically the only blush I turn to, and for a little less than Php800, I'm all set. I'm planning to break out its peachier sister during the coming summer months.
MAC lustre lipstick in Plumful
|My initial product shot. Sweaty lipstick :( I put it in the fridge after this.|
A shoo-in... Urban Decay Naked palette
OK, this is a bit cheating because I've only the palette and it was released in 2010. But I'm including it because after more than a year of lemming for it, I finally got it as my first Christmas gift this year, from my tito (uncle) in the U.S.! Tons of reviews online will attest to the quality and value of the shadows in this palette, and once I've used mine I'm adding it to the mix. Just swatching the shadows was a dream; I love the buttery matte shades and the intensity of the shimmer/glitter ones.
What's your best find for 2011? You can share it here, or on this post for a chance to win a Moonleaf planner! Happy New Year, everyone!