top ten posts of 2012

top ten posts of 2012
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10 - josie maran argan matchmaker powder foundation spf 20

9 - brand new nail candy

8 - essie spring

7 - independent beauty

6 - new hair ties and headbands from mane message

5 - photo-ready beauty with nicole of the city girl in me

4 - keep it pretty: diptyque

3 - glossrx: benefit stay don’t stray

2 - my acne arsenal

1 - essie puts a triple-shade twist on the french mani

i love taking a look back at the posts that reigned supreme over the previous year. one thing is for sure: nails are still very popular. i’m so excited about what’s cooking for 2013 and cannot wait to share my new projects and ideas with you in the new year!

what do you want to see more of here in the glossarie?

keep it pretty: diptyque

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diptyque candles are the gifts that keep on giving. they’re gorgeous before you even light them and of course they’re pure delight when burning. diptyque has crafted almost fifty scents and packed the perfume-y goodness into beautiful glass jars. when you’re done burning your fragrance of choice, put it in the freezer over night and then pop the leftover wax out of the bottom. you’ll be left with the pretty jar and a great spot for your brushes and lip products.

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i love the classic look that these take on when grouped together on a vanity tray and standing alone on a dresser or bathroom shelf. they’re like little vintage works of art.

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are you as in love with those beautiful bold black letters as i am? as slightly spendy as these are up front, it’s nice to know that you can treat yourself to a yummy mood-setting scent now and a perfect spot to store your beauty booty later!

do you use diptyque jars to keep it pretty?

february favorites: v day lovelies


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a most glamorous cocktail ring, sexy scented candles, a poppy striped keyring, and luscious cupcake-flavored lip scrub are just four of the things i’m loving this month. not only would any of them make perfect valentine’s day prezzies (pay attention, fellas – all three of you reading) but they would certainly bring a little brightness to you year-round.

i sure hope my valentine is reading :)

do you make love lists? what’s caught your eye this month?