Our Top Beauty Picks from 2012

Photo Courtesy of Ed Hardy/Elizabeth Arden
Last year saw a number of new collaborations and products in the luxury beauty market, and now that 2013 is here, it’s time to look back and review our favorite products from 2012. Read on for information on our top picks that are hot enough to keep using into the New Year!

The fashionably unique Ed Hardy (known for celebrating the classic American tattoo as an art form) recently partnered with fragrance maven Elizabeth Arden to launch the new Skulls & Roses fragrances for both men and women. We love the men’s cologne, which incorporates scents of fresh bergamot, spicy cardamom and hints of violet along with the more masculine scent of musk, amber, sandalwood and moss.

Need to get your hair looking sleek, manageable and shiny? Meet Philip Kingsley’s Moisture Extreme shampoo and conditioner. While these were designed with curly and ethnic hair in mind, the deep formula also works great on chemically processed or lifeless hair to reduce frizz and boost shine. After just one shampoo and conditioning treatment, your tresses will feel much more lustrous due to the almond, wheat germ, avocado and babassu oils found in this ultra-rich conditioner. Photo Courtesy of Philip Kingsley
Finish off your beauty regime with some high gloss from Mally Beauty’s Slimline High Shine Library. Now that you're over all of the shimmer and glitter from the holidays, it’s time to focus on you— and the folks at Mally have created an incredible collection of 10 different shades that will make your pout the envy of all of your friends. The best part is that each tube features a covetable primer, liner, lipstick and gloss in one. Photo Courtesy of Mally Beauty
Now that you're looking your best, it’s time to talk about your home. Archipelago has a fantastic collection of 20 different fragrances that are available as a diffuser, candle or gift set. We love the cucumber scented diffuser and rhubarb vanilla soy candle, which are both available as a mini diffuser and mini tin in the home gift set. Photo Courtesy of Archipelago Botanicals

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