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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

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 31-Dec-12 15:36:24

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).

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