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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Best of 2007... She says...

STILL IN PROGRESS... but here's a peek!

Mr. Koneko-to-be's list will be posted by the end of the week. Just in case you're interested in guy reviews!

Here's a quick list of favorite things in 2007! Will follow my usual outline. I didn't have time to comment on everying as I would like and a few items are missing, but will finish that later.

Overall Best Beautiful Things about 2007!

- the beautiful ring I received when I got engaged to my wonderful Mr. Koneko-to-be
- my trip to New York w/ the Cleveland Beauty gang. Meeting the lovely NYC gals was so amazing and that trip is a precious memory.

Best of... Skincare!
- Nars Aqua Gel Hydrator Mask
- Amore Pacific Eye cream- was on my 2006 list. Ran out midyear and there's a reason it's no. 1 on my 2008 must buy list!
- Caudalie grape water
- Aquasana shower water filter- not as extravagant as cost when you reap the benefits
- Secret Clinical Strength- not quite as strong as the Certain Dri, but so much kinder on skin!
- Cleo liquid hand soap- love this stuff!

Best of... Beauty Cosmetics!
- Nars Ita Brush
- Nars Artisan "Botan" brush
- Nars Risky Business lipgloss
- Chantecaille lipgloss in Cassis
- Shu Uemura Fiber Xtension Lengthening Mascara
- Caron feather powder puff- Lemminged for 2 years, ironically after I read about it in a WEDDING e-mag article. Is it swan's down or ostrich? I don't care. It's heavenly.
- Shu Uemura eyelash flares- long time favorite, but must add to this year's list. I strayed this year and never will again.
- Guerlain Forever Gold Sublime Radiant Powder
- Bobbi Brown ultrafine eyeliner brush
- Bobbi Brown Sapphire Shimmer gel eyeliner
- Creative Nail Design Sticky Base Coat- Has made a world of difference!!!
- Good Skin Cream blush- surprise winner!
- Good Skin Megabalm tinted lipgloss- surprise winner!

Best of... Chocolate!
- Vosges Caramel Marshmallows. OMG. A delicious chocolate shell, a delicate airy marshmallow, an infusion of sticky caramel, topped with salt and nots. It's a complexity of sugary-salty goodness.

Best of... anime!
- Bleach. It's got everything I could ever ask for in an anime, and appeals to a wide audience.

Best of... video games!
- Rock Band. Addictive. Two guitar controllers, a drum set controller a microphone. I don't like rock music, but I'll totally sing along just to play this game!!!

Best of... Miscellanea!
- snowboarding. Mr. K2B is an avid snowboarder, and his enthusiasm is contagious. My first trip was quite a thrill. I just need to get the nerve to brave the cold more often!

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year everyone! 2007 year was an awesome year, and I'm still pondering my favorite things. It's tough to pick out items! While I was making my list Mr. Koneko-to-be decided to join in the fun and make his own little list, so I'll actually have a sort of "guy's review of the Best of 2007" too!

I hope to get my list up very soon, but be sure to check out these awesome bloggers for their Best of 2007 lists.

And a special thanks to the lovely annieytown of Blogdorf Goodman for coordinating this yearly event!!

  • 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic

  • Afrobella

  • All About The Pretty

  • All Lacquered Up

  • Beauty 411

  • Beauty Blogging Junkie

  • Beauty Talk

  • Beautiful Makeup Search

  • Beauty Hatchery

  • Beauty Jones

  • Blogdorf Goodman

  • Canadian Beauty

  • C'est Chic

  • Coquette

  • eBeautyDaily

  • For The Love of Beauty

  • Give Me Your Eyes I Need Sunshine

  • Getting Amped

  • Grayburn

  • HauteMommaStuff

  • Koneko's Beauty Diary

  • Makeup Bag

  • The Makeup Girl

  • Miss Whoever You Are

  • My Life,My Words,My Mind

  • Legerdenez

  • Perfumista

  • Periodic Style

  • Platinum Blonde Life

  • Product Girl

  • Shop Diary

  • Slap of the Day

  • Steeping Beauty

  • The Beauty Alchemist

  • The Daily Obsession

  • The Life Of A Ladybug

  • The Non-Blonde

  • Urbane Girl

  • Victoria's Own

  • We Love Beauty