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2012 Favorites!

Since I've never blogged about monthly favorites I thought it would be a good idea to post my favorites beauty products of 2012. This year I want to start doing monthly favorites because I love reading about other peoples favorites and I love watching all the monthly favorites videos of my favorite youtubers. 

As foundation I've loved wearing physician's formula organic wear tinted moisturizer in fair to light. I love this tinted moisturizer because it does an excellent job at evening out my skin tone and provides sheer natural coverage. It doesn't fee like I'm wearing makeup on my face. It's perfect for everyday and it doesn't cause any breakouts. It has SPF 15 and 80% of the ingredients used in it are organic like jojoba oil, avocado oil, sunflower seed oil and shea butter. I have combination to dry skin and this is very moisturizing. For concealer I love the maybeline dream lumi touch highlighting concealer in radiant. I use it to cover my under eye circles because it gives perfect coverage and it brightens the area which gives it a nice glow. I love using it because it doubles as a concealer and a highlighter therefore on an everyday basis I don't need to use highlighter. It has a pinky/salmony color which is good for covering dark circles.


I tried to narrow down the list of eyeshadows but these are the products I've used to most this year so I had to mention all of them. I adore my MAC paint pot in rubenseque. It's a golden color with a slight pink tint and it's perfect alone or as a base. The Wet n' Wild trio in walking on eggshells deserves a mention because all the Wet n' Wild eyeshadows have amazing pigmentation, they last all day and they're really cheap to buy. I've heard that the colors in this particular eyeshadow trio are dupes for MAC shadows. I love my Maybelline color tattoo in bad to the bronze because it's such a nice bronzy, nude color that it works amazing alone or as a base. If there are days that I don't really want to wear much make up I'll reach for this because it just looks so beautiful. I know lots of people love this but it really is amazing. Last but not least I absolutely have to mention the Urban Decay Naked palette. It's so versatile and creates so many different eye looks that I don't know what I would do without it. I use this probably every time I do my make up whether I want an everyday look or a dramatic look. There is a color that works for every occasion. 

I've used many mascaras throughout the year but I always find myself going back to the original Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara because it lengthens and gives volume to my lashes while letting them look natural. It has properties that help your lashes actually grow. I love it and I've been using it for the past 2 years. I've noticed that my lashes really grew by using this mascara, not dramatically but if you use it long enough you will notice a subtle difference in length.

NARS Orgasm blush, Rimmel London powder blush in Santa Rose
 Blush is probably my favorite make up product because it gives your cheeks a nice glow. 
I wanted to pic just one but I use both of these an equal amount. The NARS Orgasm blush is probably a blush that everyone knows about. It's a peachy pink with gold shimmer in it. It gives your cheeks such a pretty glow. When I wear this blush people tell me that I'm glowing lol. I'm obesessed with this blush, it's very pigmented and a little goes a long way. NARS makes the best blushes. I'd buy all of them if I could. The Rimmel London blush in Santa Rose is a nude pink that is perfect for everyday. It subtle color to your cheeks and just makes your skin look natural. 

MAC Syrup
My favorite lipstick of 2012 is hands down MAC Syrup. It's a mauvy pink that works for any occasion. It's perfect for everyday but is also nice for going out. It's like your natural lip color but better. It just gives a natural berry tint to your lips. 

lip balm
Maybelline baby lips in Quenched, Cherry Me and Pink Punch, EOS lip balm in strawberry sorbet.
I have an obsession with lip balm because I have very dry lips. I love the maybelline baby lips because they are very moisturizing but they also give your lips a really nice subtle tint. Quenched is my favortie because it's clear and it feels like the most moisturizing out of the three that I own. It also smells like lemons. Cherry Me is red and smells like cherries. It adds a nice subtle red tint to your lips. Pink Punch smells lips fruit punch and  adds a pop of pink to your lips. I love my EOS lip balm is strawberry sorbet because it moisturizes my lips and it smells like strawberries. I believe it's mostly organic too. 

Nail Polish
Essie Sand Tropez, Mezmerised, Olé Caliente, OPI Quarter of a Cent-Cherry, Mrs. O'Leary's BBQ
I am a nail polish fanatic. I have a huge obsession and I was unable to pick one. Essie Sand Tropez is the perfect nude. Mezmerised is the prettiest blue. I call it a true blue. Olé Caliente is an orange red with pink under tones and perfect for summer. OPI Quarter of a Cent-Cherry is the perfect true red. OPI Mrs' O'Leary's BBQ is a burgundy oxblood color. 

Bioderma Sensibio H2O
Bioderma is probably the best product I ever bought. It removes your make up and cleanses your skin at the same time. Every time I use it my skin feels refreshed. It's a little pricey but it's completely worth it. I seriously think that I have clearer skin because I use this. 

Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck

My favorite scent/fragrance of 2012 is Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck. I fell in love with this scent the moment I smelled it. This is the purse spray that I got for Christmas. sephora.com describes this scent as "An oriental gourmand, Wonderstruck Enchanted introduces a new dimension to the Wonderstruck portfolio, with an irresistible blend of luscious wild berries and sugar-glazed petals, wrapped in a touch of sensuality for a captivating signature. It has an addictive balance of creamy flowers and sensual woods which blend harmoniously and add an alluring quality to the fragrance. 

Notes: Wild Berries, Passion Fruit, Pink Poppy, Peony, Champaca Petals, White Freesia, White Musk, Vanilla, Blond Woods. Style: Charming. Magical. Captivating."

xoxo -JoJo


  1. I'm loving the Naked palette, essie nail polishes and mac lipstick as well!!!

    1. What essie polishes and mac lipsticks are your favorite?