The Residence’s Favorites : Beauty products of 2012!

December 27, 2012

I can’t believe this year is coming to an end. Now that I’m looking back at everything that happened during 2012, I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself haha. Starting a blog, staying up-to-date about new products and trends, maintaining my relatively good grades in school, taking Accutane (or Roaccutane or Curacne, whatever you would call it), committing to extra curricular activities, establishing new friendships, and most importantly staying healthy and always being there for my family and friends. All of that ain’t easy and 2013 is going to be even more tough! Challenge accepted!

No, don’t worry, you’re not going to read about my achievements. Instead, be prepared to read about beauty products that rocked my socks during this whole entire year!

It wasn’t hard for me to choose the items for this post. My choice was quite obvious. For those of you who have been reading whatever nonsense I came up with ever since I started blogging (thank you!), you might have seen all of these products. If I haven’t reviewed them, then I probably mentioned them already.

Disclaimer: I’m a very materialistic person and proud. Don’t mind if I get a bit carried away.

1. Naked Palette by Urban Decay. Words cannot describe my love to this palette. It’s the best thing that happened to my life. Am I exaggerating? Maybe, a bit. Buttery smooth pigmented eyeshadows that are perfect for everyday and every occasion. What is more to ask?

2. Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay. Yes, Urban Decay caught my heart this year. I have very oily skin and in a matter of two hours my eyeshadow tends to smudge without primer. Wether I’m wearing eyeshadow or not, I always have this on my eyes to avoid shiny lids. Love this stuff!

3. Pinch O’ Peach blush by MAC. No matter how many blushes I try I keep going back to this one, the first blush I ever bought. Pinch O’ Peach was featured in my first Monthly Favorites post that you can find by clicking here.

4. Lipcare lipblam by Beesline. Hands down THE best lip balm on planet earth. I think I raved enough about it here.

5. Love Lust blush by Tom Ford. I don’t know in which cocoon I’ve lived in for never trying out Tom Ford’s blushes. This stuff is freakin’ awesome. Literally. I’m looking forward to trying other Tom Ford products, if I can save up for them. Yes, I’m talking about their well known lipsticks that everyone raves about. Review here!

6. Tinted Moiturizer by Laura Mercier. I’ve been using this one religiously. My excuse for having it on my face everyday: it contains SPF. Full review about it here.

7. Stay Matte pressed powder by Rimmel. Last but not least, another amazing product that stayed in my handbag and that is reviewed here. Can’t live without this baby.

When I purchase products they are considered as new toys. When I start to love them, they become my babies and, together, we form a big happy family. That’s sad.

Hope you’ve all had a great year. I know I did 🙂

Leave a comment sharing your beauty products of the year! 

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Lou December 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I understand your feelings for the naked Pallette. I couldn´t live without it!!

    • Reply Zein December 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way haha


  • Reply caroline December 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    i love urban decay too! i really need to try laura mercier product, they look amazing 🙂

    • Reply Zein December 28, 2012 at 9:20 am

      I’ve only tried her tinted moisturizer and I loved it! I’m looking forward to trying more of her stuff 🙂


  • Reply Natalie December 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I’v heard such great things about the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder! It’s on my “to buy” list! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love yours! I am your newest follower! x

    • Reply Zein December 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks for the follow! Stay Matte is amazing! It’s affordable and gives a great result! Check out my review for more info 😉


  • Reply Simone December 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Zein this post is so funny, I love it! Agree with all of your choices I have to say, particularly LM, Stay Matte, UD PP and er, all the others, haha! xxx

    • Reply Zein December 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! 😀
      A girl cannot limit her love to cosmetics 😉


  • Reply Hala January 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    When did you have time to write this? o.O I was with you that day and I did not notice you blogging xD Good job though (y)

    • Reply Zein January 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      That’s a secret I’ll never tell 😉


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