Hey folks,

As I watched the rain pelting down in Port-of-Spain, as 2009 slowly draws to a close, I began to think about all the wonderful and not so wonderful things that have come out in the past year.  In a tough economic climate, I had to be very selective about the products that I purchased.  I cut down A LOT on my spending on makeup, haircare and bodycare.  So here are the things that survived the cut in 2009 and that I thought were great products.

  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto
  • M.A.C. Mineralized Eye Shadow in Cinderfella (They did a really great job at this formula, it’s perfect for a festive Old Year’s/New Year’s fete!)
  • M.A.C. Greasepaint Paintstick
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Uber
  • NARS Blush in Crazed
  • Kinky Curly Come Clean
  • Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
  • Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade
  • And all that purple that reigned!!! (Seriously, I have an all purple wardrobe complete with matching makeup and nail colour!)
  • All of Zoya’s MatteVelvet polishes

So my list is kinda short, but I’ll fix that in 2010!!!! I definitely hope that I could branch out even more and discover more brands especially natural/organic ones!

So what made your list in 2009??? What do you hope the companies come out with in 2010?

Have a great Old Year’s, fete hard but be safe!!!

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.