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12 Must-Haves for 2012

January 4th, 2012


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Mascara that is refillable. Whitestrips that live up to a dentist visit. At-home straightening product that is good for 30 shampoos. These are just a few of this year's most exciting breakthroughs.

imageCrest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips whiten as well as $500 in-office professional treatment and provide visible results after just ONE use. Click here to find a store near you, $59.99.

imageSheer, light lipcolour. I have always been a fan of transparent color on the lips and so excited to try Clinique Almost Lipstick, $15. Inspired by the popular Black Honey signature color statement, they are now introducing seven new, ultra flattering sheer shades.

Here's a real time saver: Goody Heat Flash Dry Blow Dryer, actually dries hair 35% faster than other leading blow dryers. Launching March 2012 and only $36.99.image

imageNars Multiple Stick in G-Spot. Taking its cue from its sister shade, Orgasm, G-Spot gives that inner glow and is already a hit proving to be the best selling shade in its holiday collection.

imageOscar Blandi Pronto Heat Protect Spray offers 450-degree heat protection and safeguards your hair against highly heated tools, because as we know there is no stopping us from using them. Available at for $22.

imageThe Fountain of YOUTH according to bliss is seen right in this new product- The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Night Cream . It contains double the active wrinkle fighting power as found in the line's Day Cream, and has 10 age-battling benefits. Available at Sephora for $79.

imageMy take on Modern Warfare is Dior’s new eye shadow featuring a camouflage pattern of swirled silver, gray, charcoal, and purple shades. Created in collaboration with German artist Anselm Reyle, this palette is said to be all the rage--- the five Vernis nail polishes in the collection are just as unique. Available on

imageMascara has gone back to basic and sensibility thanks to refillable mascara from Guerlain. Noir G Mascara comes in a stunning package enabling you to simply pop out the cartridge and replace it with a new one when its finished. And yes, you get a new brush too! $49, at Nordstrom.

Super-flush, super-light, and super-dreamy is on my wish list and Maybelline's Ultra-Blendable Dream Bouncy Blush sounds like it will live up to the result. Available at mass retailers for only $7.99.

imageOjon Super Sleek Straightening is a new at-home straightening system using a plant-based keratin to realign keratin bonds, sealing in straightness and locking out humidity and frizz. No gloves or masks are needed and leaves hair super sleek for up to 30 shampoos. Launching in February 2012 for $39.99.

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick was created by uber-makeup artist, Pat McGrath who put functionality, trendy and wearability in one case. A creamy texture on one end complements a shimmering shade on the other and for only $8.49 it will make you do a double flip. Available now at mass retailers nationwide.image

L'Oreal Colour Riche Nail Enamel delivers a 10-day wear chip-free polish in 42 shades that range from trendsetting to simply feminine. Word is "Safari Chic" is the HOT shade---seen below, far right. Available now for $5.99.


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