Best of 2011: Wrap Up

I broke my Best of 2011 products into 4 different posts, so I thought I would compile them all into one wrap-up post.

Powder Blush

2011 was a big blush year for me. You can read about all of my favorites and see swatches here.

Face Products

It was a year of trial and error, and try again for face products. You can see which ones ended up at the top here.

Eye Products

I fell in love with several different formulas this year. I used plenty of neutrals, but also added pops of color here and there. Check out my favorites and swatches here.

Lips & Nails

I really loved lipstick and lipgloss hybrids this year, in addition to bright bold hues. My nails were ever-changing but I managed to select a few that stood out from the rest, and you can see swatches here.

I can’t possibly name ALL of my favorite blogs this year. I loved so many I simply cannot choose. If you want to know what blogs I read regularly, check out my “Link Love” tab, it’s what I use to check out blogs daily instead of Google Friend Connect or other services. :) I want to say a special thank you to those girls who have named me as a favorite blog of theirs this year. I am honored and flattered!

I had some random favorites this year as well:

  • New Release Movies: Sherlock Holmes 2 & Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • TV Shows: I have an undying love for House, MD (though I am sure this is probably the last season) and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. I also enjoy The First 48 (real-life homicide show) and Law & Order SVU to satisfy the inner detective in me. A few new shows came on that I wasn’t sure about at first but ending up enjoying was American Horror Story and Pan Am (it’s cheesy, but I have grown to love it). The boy also got me completely hooked on The Walking Dead. Amazing show!
  • Music: I didn’t have a favorite song per say, but I really loved Nicki Minaj- Super Bass and Fly, as well as Beyonce- Love on Top, Adele -Rolling in the Deep, Sara Bareilles- King of Anything, Newton Faulkner- Gone in the Morning, Eddie Vedder- The Long Road and Cee-Lo- Forget You (not all of these were released this year, they are just the top played this year according to iTunes ;) )
  • Books: I did more Audiobooks then actual books this year, but I really enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love- Elizabeth Gilbert, Kitchen Confidential- Anthony Bourdain and Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook- Anthony Bourdain.

Thank you all for making 2011 so unbelievably awesome, and here is to all the wonderful things waiting for us in 2012! Cheers!


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6 Responses to Best of 2011: Wrap Up

  1. Awesome favourites, lady! I’ll definitely be purchasing those Tarte blushes next year. I’ve waited long enough, I think :p.

  2. lilladylife says:

    I am currently reading through all your wonderful favorites postings for 2011 but i love the fact you added in random favorites at the end!!! Let’s me know you better! Here is to a great 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Sarah S. says:

    I’m looking forward to catching up on your faves posts… I always know a product is great if you love it! I’m glad you included some random faves of the year… I really need to watch more of Anthony Bourdain’s shows (I lurve me some Food Network, so I ought to expand to the travel channel, no?). Happy New Year <3

  4. Mercedes says:

    I love your eyeshadow palette! I should be clever like you and have a little one like that with just my go-to ones.
    Have a lovely 2012!

  5. Dovey says:

    Happy New Year Danielle! All your favorites posts were so well thought out and comprehensive— I’m currently combing through them to see what I ‘need’ :)

  6. Dilara says:

    I absolutely adore your blog! Definitely one of my favorite finds of 2011!

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