Friday, December 26, 2008

2008: The Beauty Year In Review

It's almost time to ring in a new year! As such, now is the time for thinking about future plans while reflecting on the past year. And what a year it's been! I've been looking over 2008's posts here on Kiss and Make-up, and here are the highlights from the year...

IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID
The economic downturn has been big news this year. With a great deal of uncertainty out there, most of us don't feel comfortable spending a lot of money on beauty products. Here are some tips I've given on how to stay beautiful and keep cash in your pocket:
  • From January 2008: How to pamper yourself without breaking the bank (click here).
  • While you're out shopping and trying to save money, why not also try to save the environment? Click here for tips.
  • Save some bucks but keep your nails looking great. Do your nails at home! Click here to do it right.
  • If you still want to indulge in spa treatments, here are some ways to save money.
  • $5 for beauty? Yup...here are some great buys under $5!
  • Get an entire face of beauty for less than $32. Here's how I did it.
  • There are some products that, in my opinion, are way too pricey for me to consider buying. Click here to learn more.
  • Sometimes spending more money on a product to get high quality isn't necessary. Click here to see what I mean.
  • Do you really know if you're getting a good deal when you're out shopping? Click here for tips.
LOOKS FROM 2008
Here are some tips on achieving hot looks from 2008...in case you're feeling the need to relive the last year through your makeup or you're wanting to update a bit:
  • Rock out with metal-inspired makeup beautifully, not brutally.
  • Your face is your canvas and here are makeup tips based on major fine art movements
  • Click here for tips on applying eyeliner, here to apply mascara like a pro, here to be a blushing beauty, and here for all you need to know about concealer.
  • Smoky eyes are always hot. Click here to pull off the look perfectly.
  • Look like a vintage pin-up beauty. Click here for Bettie Page-inspired glam.
  • Even though it's winter, you can still get inspiration from this post on fall beauty. Or click here to keep your look hot during these chilly days. And don't forget: this winter, purple is in. Click here for some great purple beauty picks.
  • Keep your look work appropriate during the day with these tips.
BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK
My goal is to review a beauty product every week for you...this doesn't always happen! Regardless, here are my BPOWs (Beauty Products of the Week) for 2008 (I had a thing for mascara this year!):
MY FAVORITE THINGS
Move over, Oprah! Click here to see my favorite products...or at least the beauty products I use on an almost daily basis.

Wow. What a year! It seemed to just fly by. I have high hopes for 2009 and will be back soon to help you get ready to face a new year.

2 comments:

Soho500 said...

Hey there,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Great Blog!! I personally loved your
pics .... Must admit you have a great sense of style. Keep up the good
work.
PS: I have initiated an idea to create a fashion and style blogroll where
bloggers from the jewelry, fashion, style and beauty could participate.
All you need to do is to add my blog link to your blog and i'll do the
same.
That way, we could have a mutual partnership and we could refer visitors to
each other's blog.
Please let me know if you would be interested.

Thanks!
Barbara and Ellen
The Gals at SoHo
http://sohoaccessories.blogspot.com

Online Shopping Chick said...

Thanks for the year end roundup. Love your posts on cheap beauty finds.