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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!


Gaia, the non-blonde said...

I *so* shouldn't have even looked at that marshmallow thing! I feel a need to hop on the elliptical trainer and repent for even thinking about it. High-end mrashmallow is my favorite sin...That Bobbi Brown sapphire gel liner is amazing. So flattering.

Happy New Year and congratulations on your engagement!

Grayburn said...

Aww I enjoy this list! It's so diverse. I have heard so much about the Nars mask that I have to go get me some then. Thanks and a great 2008 to you!

Congrats to your engagement,

Storybookheroine said...

Excellent list! I like that you included non-beauty items! I'm looking into Rock Band myself (big video game junkie over here).

I was excited to see a few things we shared as best of's. I really love the Guerlain Forever Gold Powder, it's like magic. NARS Ita made my list as well and I so want a Caron puff!

My best to you in 2008!