Friday, December 29, 2006

Best of 2006


There's nothing better than end of the year "Best of" lists. Seriously. Nothing.

So, without further ado, I present to you MY Best of 2006 List. Here is a list of the products, things and people who have gotten me through the day this year.

1. Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve



This stuff is awesome. I leave one at my office and one at home. In the winter, when my hands are superdry from the icky overharsh government contractor hand soap, this soothes so well I almost feel like doing some work! Yeah, right....














2. Aigle Ecuyer Rubber Riding Boots


A great find that I picked up recently and wished that I had found sooner. Stylish, indestructible, waterproof and warm. I would marry them if I weren't sure it was somehow illegal in 23 states.

















3. Project Runway

Honestly, there isn't a better show on television today. Even my boyfriend secretly watched.


4. Vincent Longo Liquid Canvas Healthy Fluid Foundation


After testing out other foundations looking for something new, I always came back to this oldie but goody. One of the few products I hoard until the last drop then rush out to buy more.












5. Cynthia McKinney and Katherine Harris

The gifts that keep on giving. Newsclips of these two kept me in stitches all year long. I'm almost sad to see them leave the Hill. Although they didn't go quietly!!


6. Smith's Rosebud Salve


There isn't a whole lot I can say about the Rosebud Salve that I haven't said already. Except that many people on my Christmas list received a tin this year!















7. Trish McEvoy Fragrance #4 - Gardenia Musk

I finally found a perfume that doesn't make me or my boyfriend gag! Hooray for me!

8. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara


Sent to me by Meg's Makeup, reviewed for the Great Mascara Hunt of '06, this is my favorite mascara so far. Great darkening, good staying power, slides off easily with remover.










9. Goody StayPut Hair Elastics

One of the better uses of scientific technology, these little babies keep my hair in place through Bikram yoga, hour long spin classes, marathon floor session, and the markup that. would. not. end.

10. Trish McEvoy Pretty Face Palette

Proof that there is a god, a higher power, fate, whatever, and that it loves me.

Finally, the best thing about 2006 has been all of you!! (all together now...awww! I'm about to get totally sappy on your ass.) Seriously, starting this blog has been the most fun and I can only hope that you keep reading and that I keep being funny and never run out of beauty products to review in 2007.

Peace out!

Oh, since I KNOW none of you are actually getting anything done at work today, check out the other Best of 2006 lists below!



  • Afrobella


  • All About The Pretty


  • Aromascope


  • Beauty Addict


  • Beauty Blogging Junkie


  • Beauty by Nadine


  • Beautiful Makeup Search & Beauty Blog


  • Beauty Hatchery


  • Beauty Jones


  • Blogdorf Goodman


  • Bois de Jasmin


  • BonBons in the Bath


  • Brain Trapped in Girl's Body


  • Capital Hill Barbie


  • C'est Chic


  • Coquette


  • Crazy Jay Blue


  • eBeautyDaily


  • Girl's Handbook


  • Hautemommastuff


  • Koneko's *Mostly* Beauty Diary!


  • Legerdenez


  • Makeup Bag


  • Monkeyposh


  • My Muse


  • No one knows why the wolf laughs


  • Now Smell This


  • Perfume Smellin' Things


  • Peppermint Patty's Perfume Posse


  • Platinum Blonde Life


  • Product Girl


  • Scentzilla!


  • She'll Be Feverish After So Much Thinking


  • Slap of the Day


  • The Customer Is Always Right


  • The Daily Obsession


  • The Great She Elephant


  • The Life As A Ladybug


  • The Non-Blonde


  • Urbane Girl


  • Victoria's Own
  • 19 comments:

    Annieytown said...

    I love that Tarte mascara!
    It gives so much oomph to the lashes!

    I love Project Runway but Season 2 was by far the best. I loved Andrae, Nick, Daniel and even Santino. This year did not slay me.

    Have a great New Year CB!!!!!!!

    toya said...

    Great list! I am with you on your love of Project Runway. I miss Andrae. Where's Andrae???

    colombina said...

    I want those boots! :-)
    Happy New Year!

    The non-blonde said...

    There's something deliciously evil in mentioning Katherine Harris on a beauty blog.
    I loved your Project Runway recaps just as much as I loved the show itself. Can't wait for more.
    Happy New Year!

    Teri said...

    Yeah for the shout out to Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! It made my list too!!!

    Happy New Year!

    Victoria said...

    Love Vincent Longo, isn't the scent amazing? Like cake batter.
    Great List, Happy New Year! _ VIctoria

    Mary said...

    I've been curious about the Vincent Longo foundation. You've given me an excuse to try it out.

    Christina said...

    OMG Must. have. those. boots. Amazing! I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

    Cait Shortell said...

    I am thanking you from the bottom of my heart from Alaska for the tip on those boots. Happy New Year!

    katiedid said...

    Katherine Harris cracks me up to pieces, too!

    Excellent list - I need those boots right now!

    Dinah said...

    Ahh Project Runway is such a great thing and even the hubby loves Tim Gunn.

    Bela said...

    Oh, I really love that Rosebud lip salve! I've already found my HG in that respect, but I might splash out on that cute tin.

    Happy New Year!

    Gretchen said...

    Love your list and your blog!

    As a gardenia lover, I must try the Trish! Will also look into the Vincent Longo...thanks for the great recs!

    Beauty Chick said...

    I couldn't agree more on the Kiehl's hand salve. Your list is great and has inspired me to check out lots more products!

    Carla said...

    I'm glad to see Tarte's mascara getting more love... I adore it. Have you tried the new Minted Rose Smith's Salve? I ran all over Seattle looking for that. :) Great list! And Happy New Year!

    platinum blonde said...

    must try tarte mascara...loove project runway! :) happy 2007!

    Parisjasmal said...

    Love love love your list. I must try that Tarte Mascara. I love heart Tarte--Ha I rhymed!

    Have a great day!

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