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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

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

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 31-Dec-12 17:47:08

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.

IfYoureHappyAndYouKnowIt Mon 31-Dec-12 17:58:33

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!

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Mon 31-Dec-12 20:14:48

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

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 01-Jan-13 15:28:51

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

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 01-Jan-13 15:39:15

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!

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