S & B items you discovered in 2012...

(51 Posts)
shoeprincess2 Mon 31-Dec-12 11:41:33

...and now love. Mine are:-

-Superdrug Vitamin E skincare
-Andy Tauer perfumes
-Chanel Coromandel
-YSL Touche Eclat foundation
-REN skincare
-MUA makeup, particularly eye primer and eye shadows

Charliefox Mon 31-Dec-12 12:43:51

Soap and Glory foot file.

Pinkflipflop Mon 31-Dec-12 12:47:54

I discovered that the BBH is rubbish on my hair and makes it much more greasy!! grin

babooshkadoll Mon 31-Dec-12 12:53:15

Soap and Glory foot file.
BBH- jury still out on that one.
Brilliance deep conditionar.
Twisted Sista curly products.
No 17 nail polishes excellent quality for the price and fab colours.
Epsom salts in the bath.

Celticlassie Mon 31-Dec-12 12:53:26

Benefit porefessional.
Benefit Dallas blusher

DonaAna Mon 31-Dec-12 13:03:18

I finally figured out my style.
Now I know what not to buy - even if everyone else is buying it.

shoeprincess2 Mon 31-Dec-12 13:34:09

Finding my style isect my proj for 2013. I have perfume (thanks to DonaAna and fellow perfumistas) and makeup sorted, but have lost my way a little with having children and feeling that at 36, I'm not really high street anymore. I know what jeans and trousers suit me, so it is tops and dresses. I feel another thread being created

Hopefully Mon 31-Dec-12 13:55:26

OPI nail envy
8 hour cream as a face mask
My leather leggings <swoon>

CountBapula Mon 31-Dec-12 14:03:16

Definitely second MUA eyeshadows - the Undressed palette is brilliant.

Nails Inc Kensington Caviar topcoat - dries all glossy in less than a minute
Butter London nail polishes - fab colours that go on flawlessly, without formaldehyde
Clinique Airbrush concealer for my sleep-deprived eyes <glares at 2yo DS>
Bioderma Hydrabio Riche moisturiser and face mask - sorted out my dry, flaky face in 2 days flat (after trying everything since the age of 8)
Phyto 7 day cream for hair - makes my hair all glossy and expensive-looking, without silicones

A lot of those were recommendations from Lisa Eldridge, who I luff.

jalopy Mon 31-Dec-12 14:11:21

Body Shop Aloe night cream
Barbara Daly's Primer
Estee Lauder Doublewear Light
Alpha H liquid Gold
Laura Mercier Tinted Oil free moisturiser
Liz Earle cleanse & polish

LittlePandaBear Mon 31-Dec-12 14:53:04

I discovered that Estee Lauder no smudge mascara really doesn't smudge! Amazing!

I also discovered that Liz Earle skincare does nothing for me at all.

Pinot Mon 31-Dec-12 15:00:06

rosehip oil - def helps with spots

Ecrinal cuticle cream - best thing for nails

ohforfoxsake Mon 31-Dec-12 15:01:13

My semi-permanent eye lashes.

How I love them.

AlphasTurkeyLeftoverSpagBol Mon 31-Dec-12 15:01:55

Simple kind to skin cleansing lotion and a hot flannel. I have adult acne and this has been a revelation. And soooo much cheaper than products aimed at acne ridden skin.

Benefit eye palettes
Ysl mascara
Carmex lip balm

M&S treggings. I bought some back in March and felt v nervous about them but have been raving about them on here ever since!

Urban Decay Naked Palette.
Superdrug Vitamin E Radiance moisturiser.
Bayliss and Harding black pepper handwash.
Garnier BB anti-ageing cream for when I have a tan.

Oasis leather biker jacket - oh how I adore this.

Charliefox Mon 31-Dec-12 15:39:59

Ooo yeah, rose hip oil for me too. I also think it's helped a bit with my temperamental skin.

YouCanCallMeBetty Mon 31-Dec-12 15:56:18

This Korean BB cream. Wonderful stuff - doesn't make me orange and shiny like the Garnier one did.

Despite looking scarily grey when you squeeze it out it blends in really well - I look like me but better, with sleep.

Zwitterion Mon 31-Dec-12 16:33:37

Body Shop vitamin E range
Body Shop make up brushes
Estée Lauder double wear light foundation
Essie nail polish - I love the colours, the brush, and it lasts for a week ish with a top coat
Sally Hansen top coat
Max Factor masterpiece mascara

Clarks brogues
Zara linen tops
H and M tweedy shorts to wear with tights

Sure there's a lot more

ISawSantaKissingThePortlyPinUp Mon 31-Dec-12 16:33:43

I discovered my own style and the confidence to pull it off.
Mua cosmetics,
Sleek naked eye palette,
FM fragrances,
and that the BBH did nothing for me.

Emo76 Mon 31-Dec-12 16:35:23

the soap & glory foot file

MUA lipgloss

Me&Em ruched dress

various discount codes - thanks everyone!

lifeintheolddogyet Mon 31-Dec-12 16:37:09

Didriksons coat. Warm. Dry. Aaaahhhh.

noddyholder Mon 31-Dec-12 16:37:51

Expensive tights in a size up Revelation!

NewYearNewNagoo Mon 31-Dec-12 16:42:44

Merrell coats and boots.

I am no longer miserable in the rain. That's not really a S&B point is it, but it was this site that made me buy them! grin

BikeRunSki Mon 31-Dec-12 17:00:48

Only 3 days ago, but, skinny jeans! Recently lost 2 stone and all my old mummy bootcuts were falling down. Still got half a stone to go, so have only got one cheap pair from Saino for now, but looking forward to expanding my collection.

FunnyLittleFrog Mon 31-Dec-12 17:12:00

Estee Lauder double wear
Nutrogena stuff for spots
Top Shop Artreu boots (love em)
Zara skinnies (after years of avoiding Zara because of scary small sizes I have found these skinny jeans in SIZE 10 <faints> make me actually LOSE a stone!)

Probably most importantly is that I have found stuff that is good and works for me - all based on sound recommendations from others - rather than buying random crap as in the past.

Also know how to avoid being frumpy (I think).

novelsituation Mon 31-Dec-12 17:19:28

Ren glycolactic mask
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation
Leighton Denny crystal nail file
Liz Earle no 15 edp
Narcisso Rodriguez For Her edp

Corygal Mon 31-Dec-12 17:30:25

Falke socks and tights - worth the comedy prices, but see
Primark supersoft skinnies - delicious, cheaper than fags
Paul Yacomaine shampoo - no sulfates
wedge trainers - I swore I would nevah
Frieda Leave in overnight conditioning serum - takes 2 secs, lasts 3 days

What I binned:

Frye boots - ooof, they weigh a ton
Lots of black droopy stuff

MoomieAndFreddie Mon 31-Dec-12 17:32:19

coconut oil

<obsessed with the stuff emoticon> grin

MoomieAndFreddie Mon 31-Dec-12 17:35:30

oh and the oil cleansing method

I am with ohforfoxsake on the lash extensions. They are just amazing - so long as they are applied properly, professionally so you dont get the drag queen look. grin

I love some Benefit make up, who's that gal primer, lemonaid eye primer, erase paste and best of all, Benefit mascara They're Real.

Dark Grey or dark blue eyeliner - Stila is nice, but equally rimmel do decent ones as does Bourjois and cheap compared to other brands.

What I dont like. Mineral Make up - gives me spots.

And my favourite hair 'must' product is Keratin treatment for my fluffy, frizzy hair. It is amazing and makes this time of year bearable for my hair.

Ren glycolactic mask (love Ren)
S&G foot file

Ideas on lots of stuff, not bought yet but will buy including..

MUA eye palette
Aldi creams

lurkingaroundTheXmasTree Mon 31-Dec-12 18:06:38

The most important thing I learned is: never (if at all at all at all possible) pay full price. Watch for discounts or post here looking for a magical "code".

Next is: blogs. They're like magazines and free. Fantastic.

Babyliss Big Hair, love it. A late convert, it's fab for my hair.

Clark's Norley Cedar boots.

Estée Lauder doublewear light.

Plenty more learned/bought, have an occasional tendency to sheepishness blush

kaumana Mon 31-Dec-12 18:26:29

MUA makeup
Glycolic acid peels
Primark super skinnys
Soap and Glory foot file

I'm sure I've forgotten loads..

PretzelTime Mon 31-Dec-12 19:53:24

Merrell taiga boots, so warm. Thanks MN!

Zara coated jeans
linen t shirts
Chanel vitalumiere aqua
wedge trainers
low carbing
Alex Monroe
Coconut oil

RudolphiaRedNose Tue 01-Jan-13 09:04:41

Origins make a differrence cream - zaps my spots!
Gap real straight jeans - thought I would never wear anything skinnier than boot cut but I love them.
Primark for leggings and pjs.
Ankle boots! - fry frea

Cybbo Tue 01-Jan-13 09:17:10

Origins brightening mascara , I don't know how it does it but it really does

This Works perfect look skin miracle, makes eye look whiter, skin look glowing

A line mini skirts

The joy of ankle boots...knee length feel weird now

Putting my concealer on last of all rather than first

Double cleansing

Cybbo Tue 01-Jan-13 09:18:58

Narcisso Rodriguez For Her edp

oh and this my favourite smell

QuinnFabray Tue 01-Jan-13 09:29:10

OPI nail envy.
La Roche Posay Efflaclar range.
Garnier BB cream for oily skin ( the other one is crap ).
Garnier under eye concealer.
Revlon Colorstay whipped creme foundation is AMAZING. Sadly only available on eBay in this country.
Revlon kissable balm stain thingy's. Soap and Glory also do an awesome version.
Salicylic acid in general.
Pencil eyeliner, favourites are Rimmel, Dior and Urban decay.
Ojon volumising shampoo and mousse. It actually works.
Clarins lotus oil.
I could probably go on.

MarshaBrady Tue 01-Jan-13 09:31:54

Lanvin flats - one inch inbuilt makes all the difference to not feeling like you are tipping backwards, good colours.

Angora from acne

J Brand skinny cords - so nice

And think I know which Wolford denier I prefer, so many.

I am drawn to knee high boots but ankle boots are easier.

MorrisZapp Tue 01-Jan-13 09:32:11

Brazilian keratin hair straightening treatment from Amazon. Lifechanging.

L'Oréal mythic oil, and the conditioner from same range. Beautiful and worth every penny.

Muji cotton vests - size up.

Skinny jeans. It only took me a decade but I get it now.

Becca beach tint blusher, my only daily make up.

Gel nails. I won't go back to normal nail polish.

Chunky jumpers to look slim - who knew?

Keihls musk oil perfume, in winter only.

Sali Hughes's columns and videos. Brilliant.

MarshaBrady Tue 01-Jan-13 09:33:20

And Aveda pure abundance all the way, although may have been year before.

onyx72 Tue 01-Jan-13 09:46:43

Wedge trainers but not the really high ones that cross into mutton territory.
Navy blue mascara and eyeliner does brighten your eyes.
MUA eyeshadows. The mascaras are rubbish though.
Gok skinny jeans from Sainsburys. Really well cut and only £28.

RollerCola Tue 01-Jan-13 15:08:06

M&S jeggings - not jeggings but skinny, comfy, good-waisted jeans that don't go baggy.

The oil cleansing method

Curl Junkie - curls in a bottle (simply amazing grin)


The finchley park bird dress from Great Plains. Now I've finally managed to get one I've had so many compliments on it.

AuntieMaggie Tue 01-Jan-13 15:22:38

Are the MUA eyeshadows really good? I bought a Boots 17 palette last xmas and was really disappointed as the bright colours all look washed out when applied.

MUA eyeliner with the sharpener in the lid (genius!)
Boot No7 beautifully matte foundation
Mac eyeshadows
Boots No7 Fanomenal mascara
Chanel no 5
Aldi moisturiser and undereye pen
French soaps

Morris - link to jumpers please? I am absolutely desperate for jumpers!

MUA stuff is rubbish imho.

noddyholder Tue 01-Jan-13 15:31:03

Recommend cos jumpers if you don't like bulk too!smile

Really Noddy? Are they not all horribly shapeless and unflattering?

MrsRebeccaDanvers Tue 01-Jan-13 15:40:09

MUA eyeshadows and brow pencil
L'Oreal Elvive shampoo and conditioner
Revlon lip stain
Estee Lauder mascara
Lanolips hand cream

borninastorm Tue 01-Jan-13 15:55:13

Shu uemura cleansing oil
Shu uemura mascara
Benefit coralista blusher
Bare minerals make up

All of the above have helped me look like me again but a better, less tired, younger me!

noddyholder Tue 01-Jan-13 15:55:43

remus the slim ones are lovely will try and link

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