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Fave 5 of 2011!

Hey, Glamour Dolls

It's that time of year, another year almost gone and a new one coming in!  I don't do a monthly "faves" posts like a lot of Bloggers, but; these are my top products that I've been loving in 2011. I did a post like this last year (read HERE) and really, not much has changed. I still use most of my top products from last year... here are some faves-old and new.


Every year I've been loving Wet n Wild palette's more and more... the pigmentation, color choices and the prices won me over! I use these palettes when I want a quick look and don't want to think about what colors to put together. They make some of the best mattes shadows. I really don't have to go in to much detail about these palettes, everyone should know how fabulous they are by now! I own 10 of their palettes. I must say one of the beauty highlights of my year was when I found the limited edition I heart Matte palette at Walgreens, you would have thought I won the lottery :-)


This is my absolute fave mascara, I realize now I will not buy another mascara if it's not a curved brush. This mascara is 2 in 1-for me, it's a mascara and eyelash curler. It lengthens and curls like no other! I get asked all the time what mascara do I have on, someone even mistaked my lashes for false lashes. This is on my must-have list.


Besides the fact that my blogger name is Ms. Viva Glam, I think it's safe to say that you all know I love Viva Glam lipsticks! Each year the colors vary, but; they always compliment everyone. I really like that I can apply it on without a lipliner and the color still looks good. I went through two Viva Glam tubes of lipstick this year and I'm working on my third tube. I will continue to buy the Viva Glam series lipsticks not just because of the colors, but every cent of the $14.50 goes to a great cause... Mac's Aid Fund that support men, women and children with HIV.

*Update* I just learned that Viva Glam Gaga I (my fave lipstick) is now back in stock, online only- for a limited time. I will be buying a few more tubes :-)


I take this product for granted all the time. I'm always looking and buying other powders to set my foundation, but; I always end up coming back to this one all the time. I use it by itself on days I don't feel like wearing liquid or cream foundation. It's really buildable and natural looking on the skin. I use Mac Fix + with it to give it a more dewy finish.


I'm a big, big fan of Ambi skin products, I really like their complexion cleansing bar. It's less than $3 at the drugstore and because it's a bar, it lasts a really long time. This is the facial cleanser that I use everyday. I must have gone through 4 bars of this in the past year.

Ambi specializes in products that provide skin clarity. I've noticed that since I started using this bar, my breakouts are very few, unlike before. I also use their fade cream, which works really well in fading hyperpigmentation.

That's my fave 5 of 2011, what are some of your top products of 2011?


Sharon said…
Great faves hun,love ur picks I wanna try wet&wild palettes!

I have so many faves of 2011 so have2split them into 2-3 posts
Nars Sheer glow foundation
Nars Taos blusher
Nars smudgeproof e/s base
Nars eye makeup remover
Nars Niagara lipstick
Mac Up the Amp lipstick
Ysl volume effect mascara
Nyx megashine l/gloss Gold pink
Sleek rose gold blusher
Sleek Omg&fuschia lipstick
Clarins gentle refiner exfoliating cream with microbeads
Ms. Viva Glam said…
You MUST try Wet n Wild palettes, I think you'll really them.

Great list! I've heard so many good things about the Nars sheer glow foundation and the Nars Taos blush. I already have 2 Nars blushes on my wish list, I'll have to swatch Taos out and see how it looks.
Agent Elle said…
I have a few

Mally Beauty's Zooey Doll lipstick: an orangey-red

MUFE Aqua Creams!

MUFE Tangerine Blush/Eyeshadow (I think it's my holy grail now)

Inglot foundation

Inglot highlighter cream

MUFE HD powder

Dior Black-Tie Plum Ultra Gloss

Clinique skincare (cleansing gel, clarifying lotion, and moisturizer)

My Clarisonic (I've had it for over a year, but I wouldn't be w/o it)

Wen haircare

Just to name a few
Ms. Viva Glam said…
That's a massive list, Lynnie!Everyone can come up with lots of items, I had a hard time picking just five.

I'm thinking about getting a Clarisonic, everyone loves it. MUFE Aqua creams are on my wish list too.
Jennifer said…
Great post! I have yet to try one of those Wet n wild palettes. Maybe I'll pick one up during my next drug store visit. I think I'm going to do a post on this soon but some of my faves this year have been CoverGirl's Natureluxe glossbalms, Deborah Lippmann's Glitter in the Air and Tarte's Amazonian Blush.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, Jennifer! I would like to hear more about the CG balms.
Great list. I'll need to take some more time to think out my fave 5. LOL! I've been meaning to try some of Ambi products. I've been hearing more and more good things about this brand. Totally love that fact that you promote the Viva Glam products. :-) I agree that Studio Fix Powder+Foundation is a mainstay. No matter what other brands I try, I still come back to it. It's so convenient for days that you don't have time to apply concealer, liquid, powder. It's a 1 step fix all.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, Ambi products actually do what they say and most of their products are cheap.

Exactly, Studio Fix is really my old faithful powder!

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