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Best Things 2011

These are the best products & things of 2011 in my books. Let's just call it a LONG "favorites" post. Mostly products that I used the most this year & things that are special to me.....
*All text in pink are linked to reviews & posts on the products. I may not be able to link all right now so if you're interested in a product without a link, please use the "Search Indian Vanity Case" bar below on the right sidebar there ---->

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Best Facewash/ Makeup Removers ~ Pond's Pure White Facial Foam, Lakme Fruit Blast Melon Melt & Berry Lush, The Body Shop White Shiso Cleansing Powder, DHC Cleansing Oil, MAC Cleanse Off Oil.

Best Treatments ~ Pond's Age Miracle Microdermabrasion Kit, Brihan's Green Leaf Gel (Aloe Vera), Garnier Pure Pimple Pen.

Best Scrubs ~ Lotus Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Scrub, St.Ives Apricot Scrub, The Body Shop Body Scrubs.

Best Serums ~  Neutrogena Fine Fairness SerumBio-Essence Bird's Nest Serum, Pond's Gold Radiance Serum

Best Eye Cream ~ Used only Olay Total Effects Anti-Ageing Eye Cream  this year.

Best Moisturizers ~ Lotus WhiteGlow Micro-Emulsion, Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lotion.

Best Sunscreens ~ Lakme Cucumber & Lemongrass Fairness Sunscreen, Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunblock, Lotus Sunscreen Gel.

Best Body Washes ~ Palmolive Thermal Spa Mineral Massage, Biore Whitening Scrub Shower Cream, Olay Creme Ribbons, Lux.

Best Body Lotions ~ Vaseline Cocoa Glow, The Body Shop Body Butter Duo, Vaseline Healthy White Lotion, Lakme Honey & Avocado Winter Perfect Lotion, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream.

Best Perfumes ~ This year I only wore Marc Jacobs Daisy, Vera Wang princess, YSL Paris & Luscious Pink Mariah Carey & Etude House Ms.Ever Perfume Stick

Best Hair Removal Products ~ Spring It Hair Removing Spring, Gilette Venus Razor, Veet Wax Strips, Gilette Satin Care Shaving Gel.

Best Extras ~ Clean & Clear Oil Blotting Sheets (LOVE!), Etude House Missing You Hand Cream

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Best Primers ~ Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer, Too faced Primed & Poreless, Skin79 BB Cream

Best Foundation ~ Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combination Foundation, Benefit Some Kinda-A Gorgeous

Best Concealer ~ MAC Studio Finish, Laura Mercier Undercover Pot, MAC Chromagraphic Pencil.

Best Blushers:
Cream: Top Shop Neon Rose, Lakme Cheek Artist, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Cabo Coral, Illamasqua Cream Pigment
Powder: MAC Quite Cute Mineralize Blushes (Sakura, Giggly), Majolica Majorca Puff De Cheek, Benefit Boxed Powders (Coralista, Bella Bamba, Dandelion), MAC Fleur Power, Colorbar Peachy Rose

Best Bronzers ~ The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder, Benefit Hoola, Bourjois Delice De Poudre, MAC Golden Bronzing Powder, Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Bronzer

Best Eyeshadow Primers ~ Too faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Best Eyeshadows ~ Urban Decay Naked Palette, Bourjois Intense Eyeshadows, Inglot Eyeshadows, Revlon Custom Eyes , Sleek I-Divine Palettes, MAC Satin Taupe & Espresso (only Mac eyeshadows  used this year), 88 Earth Tone Palette (Budget buy)

Best Eyeliners ~ Colorbar I-Glide Pencils, Lakme Kohl Ultimate, IN2IT Gel Liner Pencil, Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner, Maybelline Hypersharp Liner

Best Mascaras ~ Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara, Bourjois Fast & Perfect Rotating Mascara, Maybelline Colossal Volum Mascara, Bourjois Volumizer Mascara

Best Lipsticks ~ Lancome L'absolu Nu Lipstick (yet to review), Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense, Inglot Lipstick (Cream Finish), Inglot Matte Lip Pencils, MAC (Cremesheen & Lustre finish), Maybelline Color Sensational, Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel, Colorbar Velvet Matte, Inglot Lip paints

Best Lipglosses ~ Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss, Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss, Mac Cremesheen Glass, Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss, Bourjois Smile Enhancing Gloss.

Best Lip Balms ~ Lakme Lip Love Conditioner, Maybelline Lip Smooth Color & Care , Nivea Fruity Shine, Mac Tinted Lip Conditioners, Lip Ice.

Best Nail Polishes ~ Bourjois 10 Day Nail Enamel & So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel, Maybelline Colorama, Lakme Color Crush & Fantasy Collection True Wear, Colorbar Nail Lacquers.

Best Nail Polish Remover ~ Flormar nail Polish Remover, Lakme

Best Makeup Brushes: Sigma, Coastal Scents, Inglot. Some shown herehere & here

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Best Shampoos & Condtioners ~ Pantene Damage Care, Schwarzkopf Smoothie Yogurt & Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner.

Best Leave-in Conditioner ~ Pantene Nature Care Leave-In Conditioner

Best Serum ~ Herbal Essences None Of Your Frizziness Serum , Chi Silk Infusion.

Best Hairspray ~ Loreal Studio Silk & Gloss Fixing Spray

Best Hair Colors ~ Loreal Excellence Creme, Liese Bubble Hair Color

*You can see how much I am into hair products this year haha. Surprisingly, it is at it's healthiest right now. Less is more?

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  1. You blog readers: Skyrocketed! Because of my Easy Cat Eyeliner Tutorial, which alone has 896,295 Pageviews so far.
  2. My nephew Xanav: Pronounced like Xanax = Za-nav. Yup, I named him hehe. Love him, miss him. Such a good boy, loves to smile, never cries annoyingly...he knows Aunty Cyn will not like it =D
  3. Friend's wedding back home: Had a whale of a time!
  4. Femina Blogger Bee Award: Told you about it here
  5. Vacation in Malaysia & Singapore ~ Just shopping, eating & partying! And you saw my haul, right?
  6. Jealous21 Jeans: Newfound LOVES! I rarely find jeans that fit my very petite frame but these don't even need alterations. Fudge those Levi's Curve ID...sheesh what bad fitting (on me)
  7. Accessorize Butterfly Necklace: I treasure it. Shown here
  8. Forever New Age Of Innocence Dress ~ The best, most expensive dress I own. Shown here
  9. What else? There's gotta be something else! Ooh, still 10 days left! "Maybe...."
Little things like pancake pans make me happy too *.*

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Best IVC Blog Post:
Best IVC Tutorial: 
YOUR best thing of 2011:

*Thank Yous in advance! :) 

I hope you all had a great 2011- bought/acquired something fabulous, ate without worrying about the hips, danced alone to Chamak Challo, had a crush/fell in love, nada/mendable heartbreaks and screw-ups & lastly, no regrets! 

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. GREAT POST! I am gonna bookmark it and try some of your favorites!! Thanks for sharing! <3 xx

  2. loved reading every bit!! thanks for sharing and wishes to you too!!

  3. loveddd reading it baby ....
    would love to share mine :
    Best IVC Blog Post: Every post .. need I say anything else ??

    Best IVC Tutorial: Each and every tuts. babes ... you are just WOW

    Best IVC LOTD: mostly every look of your is just incredible , I actually felt ... hmmm you guessed it right ..... ????

    loveeee IVC and you are the cutest blogger ..

    stay blessed and grounded :D :D

  4. youre so cute Cynthia :) always a pleasure reading your posts :D

  5. Dude 800k on one post ?! That's probably what my entire blog would make in 8. Months ! Dammit I need to do a cat eye tutorial now . Haha kidding this was fun to read ! I got myself the Lancôme lipsticks yesterday haven't tried em yet bt who's happy to see em here

  6. hello! priya again here!

    Best IVC Blog Post: honest to god, each and every single one of them! after reading your reviews, strawberrynet, blab, violetbag need to actually pay you for the stuff i order from them based on your recommendations!

    Best IVC Tutorial: perfect cats eye definitely

    Best IVC LOTD: hmm..not sure of this would count as look of the day but i liked what you did with the green/yellow glitter eyeliner you did recently...i know what im doing for xmas and new years parties this year.

    YOUR best thing of 2011:getting engaged to the love of my life :)

  7. I love best of posts! *^_^* Thanks for sharing yours with us!

  8. I agree to the Jealous 21 jeans part CZ..i found my oerfect fit in it..else everything else needed alteration for my frame..Hail J21 !

  9. Vera Wang Princess is my absolute favourite perfum! I have been through bottles of it!! Have you tried Lovestruck yet? have a half price sale and its only £19 for 30ml plus a shower gel and body lotion...such a bargain, Im so tempted!


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