Favorites of 2012

Here are some beauty products that I feel were my absolute favorites from the 2012 year:

Oxy Facial Cleanser (Target)- Right before heading off to Chicago to visit relatives, i had a major breakout. it wasn’t only acne, but also acne scars. I have been struggling with acne since the end of 5th grade. In the beginning, I only had spots on my forehead which I thought was acne but was just scars (thank gosh!) but then as I hit puberty, the zits popped up. I know how it feels to walk around and think everyone is laughing at you when you walk down the hallway (Been there, done that). But back to my point, Oxy really helped to treat the Acne fast without drying the skin. I got the 10% Benzoyl Peroxide which I find my skin reacts better too. 5/5 stars.

“Tousle Me Softly” Herbal Essences Shampoo- After just one use, my hair felt so soft! The only thing is, it was supposed to give a toussled look (hence the name), and it didn’t really do that. But overall, I would buy this product again. 4/5 stars.

Makeup wise, I don’t really have a preference. I don’t like the Neutrogena Acne foundation because it makes my skin look flaky and since it has treatment in it, it dried out my skin a bit. I like the L’oreal True Match (I have the Natural Ivory shade) because it is thick enough, but doesn’t look caked on. It can feel oily at times though. 4/5 stars.

Skincare Formula 10.0.6 SO Totally Clean Cucumber+Sea Kelp Toner- I love this toner! It does the job very well! It smells good too! This toner moisturizes and is alcohol-free which you really want in a toner. 5/5 stars.

MAYBELLINE Dream Fresh BB 8-in1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector  This product is a LIFESAVER! It sets your makeup perfectly! If I have really dry skin, it will moisturize and smooth down any flakes. It also acts as a concealer for me. On my skin’s good days, I don’t even have to put foundation on top of this because it gives such an even coverage my skin looks perfect! 5/5 stars.

ALMAY intense i-color volumizing mascara for blue eyes- I bought this because I really wanted to make my eyes appear brighter. And it worked! The only thing I have to say is that it clumps on the wand a lot, and on your lashes. 3/5 stars.

Covergirl Exact Eyelights brightening liner (#710 Radiant Sapphire) for blue eyes- I love this eyeliner. The first time I used it, my eyes looked like a really bright blue! Naturally, my eyes are a dark blue almost gray color. But they looked so light, bright, and well, blue after I used this product. It doesn’t go one to evenly, you kind of have to push down harder. 4/5 stars.

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