I want to share 10 or my favorite items from 2011. Several of my favorites have been in my collection for many years.

Beauty products:

1. BurtsBees Beeswax Lip Balm

I want to start with my all times favorite lip balm. I love this stuff! I’ve been using this product for many years. It always moisturizes well, adds a little minty tingle, and I love that it doesn’t smell like “medicine.”

2. CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner

CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner

CoverGirl Perfect Blend Eyeliner

Another all times favorite! I’m not a fan of black eyeliner, it’s too harsh or dramatic for me, and I usually use black eyeliner on special occasions. I find the Perfect Blend Eyeliners to be so creamy, easy to apply and it comes with a smudger at one end, so it’s easy to give yourself a little Smokey eye. My favorite color are Black Brown #110, Mink #115, and Smokey Taupe #130 which for a good eyebrow pencil. Another thing that you can do to make it last a longer is to “seal” the eyeliner. Basically you draw on your eye line, go over it with a powder shadow, and voila! I like to stay within the same family of colors; if I’m using dark brown pencil eyeliner then I go over it with a dark brown eye shadow. Simple step but it will help your eyeliner stay on longer and smudge less.

3. Clinique All About Eyes Concealer

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer

Another product that I have been using for many year. I am in the color Light Golden. It give a moderate coverage, it does crease a little. I use it to cover dark circles under my eyes. According to Clinique’s website, it helps to reduce the look of puffiness. I haven’t notice any change, but it’s nice to know it helps. Oh, and it’s oil-free, which is always a plus for a girl with combination skin.

4. CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume mascara – waterproof

CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

Another product that I’ve been using for at least two years. It volumizes and adds body to my lashes, and it’s pretty black so that’s always a plus! One thing I am starting to dislike is that size of the actual brush, it’s pretty large and I always end up with mascara on my upper lids… or it could be that my upper/brown bone area is starting to sag, hope not. Anyway, it’s a pretty good product and I would recommend it.

5. ELF Studio Kabuki Face Brush

ELF Kabuki Face Brush

ELF Kabuki Face Brush

Talk about a great bang for your buck! This brush is only $6 at eyeslipsface.com; it is part of their studio line. Its super soft, really makes your make up look flawless, and it’s a nice little compact size. I love it. I have back up, just in case.

6. CHI Silk Infusion

CHI Silk Infusion

CHI Silk Infusion

I was originally introduced to this product by one of my college friends. I always used to use hers whenever I’d be over; finally I had to get my own. So yes, CHI (Cationic Hydration Interlink) whatever that all means… smells great, leave hair feeling super soft and silky, lasts for a long time. I’ve had my 6 fl. oz. bottle for at least two years and I haven’t even used half of it. I use a little after I wash my hair and before I blow dry it. Also, on those days when it’s feeling a little dry I add more to my ends after its blow dried. Love it, a must try!

Next I’ll focus on non-beauty products. Here I’ll share things I have been obsessed with over that last year or so.

Non-Beauty Products:

7. iPad (1st generation)

Oh my goodness, what did I ever do without one?! Yes, I love it. It’s so easy to take it with me, love watching YouTube videos, reading books, Facebook-ing, and so much more.

8. YouTube beauty videos

As you may have read in my little bio, It’s one of my “addictions.” I seriously watch a new video every day. Some of my favorite Beauty Gurus are: DulceCandy87, JulieG713, Emilynoel83, aLoveTart and one of my friends MelissaGirlstylst. Love them!

9. iPhone Apps – Words With Friends and Pandora

Words With Friends is like Scrabble but with different rules. Love it! I have several games going on at once. I am Cfiggy, let’s play!

Love Pandora, I seriously listen to my different radio stations every day. So accessible, easy to manage, a huge variety and it has minimal commercials. Way awesome!

And the big number 10 is….

10. Kambucha Synergy drinks

It may take a few tries to get used to their unique taste, but I assure you you’ll love them! They’re super healthy and good for you, organic and raw. They come in so many flavors – some of my favorites are: Mystic Mango, Gingerade, and Guava something (I don’t see it on their website), so it may not be around anymore.
But yes, love these drinks.

Alrighty, these are my Top 10 Favorites of 2011… What were your favorites?

~Cat~

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