• 2012 was all about...

Happy New Year lovelies!
I wish each and every one of you a very happy, healthy and full of love 2013!

Looking back on the year that just passed, I think 2012 beauty-wise was all about...
  • BB Creams
I mean the European ones. About a year ago Garnier introduced the first BB cream in Greece and girls went crazy! It's affordable, suits most skin types, covers, moisturises and has spf. I personally loved it. After that many brands presented their BB creams and till today even more brands keep making BB creams. I have to say I love this "trend", keep the BB creams (a.k.a. 3-in-1 products that save me time) coming! :D

  • Dry (hair) oils
Dry oils for hair or for hair, face and body was also a big trend! They are oils but they are not oily, meaning they deeply moisturise without leaving oiliness behind. Most of them smell amazing and some of them are shimmery or help straighten hair. I love these oils for my hair and the shimmery ones are perfect for the body during summer nights.

  •  Face serums
Another "trendy" product is face serums. They deeply moisturise even the driest skin types but they have such a light and easy-to-absorb consistency that even oily skin types can use them. They also have anti-age ingredients. Great products, I love that my skin feels so soft, so baby-skin-like afterwards!

And a couple "trends" that are not that new but I did discover them during 2012 :D
  • Cream blushes
I like cream blushes as  much as I love the regular-powder- ones or more. Unfortunately, most of them don't last long if I don't set them with a powder blush but I still like them. They look very natural and they are easy to carry in my purse and re-apply during the day. Most of them can also be used as a sheer lip colour.

  • Face sprays
Another product I adore! I use them to moisturise my skin before makeup, to set my makeup afterwards, to remove the excess powder, to apply my eyeshadow wet. They are lovely after waxing or shaving and they are a miracle-in-a-bottle during hot summer days!

So, tell me! Do you agree that these were the biggest trends in the beauty blogosphere in 2012? Did you like them? What's you favourite "2012 beauty trend"?

first image source
Some of the products in the images are pr samples, this doesn't affect my opinion.


  1. I agree with most of these! LOVE garniers bb cream as well! lovely post :) xxx

  2. I like all the trends but I am still in search for a BB cream in my skin tone, pfff the problem of a Greek girl of colour, I hope I will find one this year.
    The oils are just more than miracle workers for my hair and body.

  3. συμφωνω με όλα αυτα ήταν τα trends του 2012. καλη χρονιά να έχεις !!!

  4. @fashion written with a lipstick: thanks so much doll! Kisses!

    @Adeola Naomi: it's a pity they are available in just two colours, hope they'll bring more soon! Kisses doll!

    @Nina: καλή χρονιά κοπέλα μου! Πολλά φιλιά!

  5. Έχεις πιάσει ακριβώς το σφυγμό των trends για το 2012! Εγώ σίγουρα λάτρεψα τη bb cream της Garnier για λιπαρές επιδερμίδες, όπως και το moroccanoil για τα μαλλάκια μου! Καλή χρονιά κουκλίτσα μου!!!

  6. Great post. I love BB cream, more than foundations. :) I wish you all the best in 2013. :)

  7. love bb cremes <3
    wish you all the best, may this year be happier than the last one :D

  8. @Angel♥Mary: ευχαριστώ πολύ αγάπη! Καλή χρονιά να έχουμε!!

    @Taya: me too! I wish you a very happy 2013 doll! <3

    @nail crazy: thanks so much doll, I wish you all the best for 2013! <3

  9. Happy New Year!!!
    Ah such a fun post this was. My favourite beauty trend is always the same, glitter, glitter and more glitter XD
    Let's see what 2013 has in store for us ^_^

  10. Happy new year dear!
    Cream blush <3 Love them!

  11. @Cel: happy new year hun! With tons of glitter! :D

    @fairy_ana: happy new year! :D They are great!

  12. lovely blog, i just followed you! it's nice to see blogs of other girls living in Greece. I just recently moved here and can't necessarily find the products mentioned in the american blogs!


  13. Καλή χρονιά γλυκιά μου :)
    Αυτήν την χρονιά είδαμε όντως πολλά νέα προϊόντα.. Μου αρέσουν απίστευτα τα κρεμώδη ρουζ αλλά η άτιμη λιπαρή επιδερμίδα μου δε μ'αφήνει να τα δοκιμάσω!!

  14. @Glossed Beauty: thanks a lot hun! Will check out your blog! xx

    @Claire D. T: καλή χρονιά να έχουμε!! Στα μάγουλα δεν είμαι λιπαρή και με έχουν βολέψει πολύ :)

  15. Τί τέλειο ποστ!! Όντως..είναι όλα όσα αγαπήσαμε μέσα στη χρονιά! Dry oils, BB creams και serums είναι η τριάδα που μου άλλαξε τη ζωή ;-)
    Καλή χρονιά με υγεία και όλα όσα ονειρεύεσαι εύχομαι να τα πλησιάσεις πολύ το 2013 ♥

    Φιλακια πολλά!!!

  16. @beautyincrisis: Χαίρομαι πολύ που σου άρεσε :D
    Καλή χρονιά κούκλα μου, ό,τι επιθυμείς να σου φέρει το 2013!


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