On the top row is:
1. The Bliss Youth As We Know It Cream. I've heard many things about this cream's ability to erase signs of aging. Apparently, it has cult following among some women. The wrinkles haven't set in yet so I'll probably give this one a pass for another few years.
2. Shu Uemura false lashes, Shu Uemura Fiber Xtension Lengthening Mascara, Kevyn Aucoin Curling or Volume Mascara, which the NY Times says have become "all-around favorites." The Shu Uemura false lashes on this list didn't surprise me at all since more and more women are experimenting with false lashes (especially over the holiday party season) and Shu Uemura has some of the most unique false lashes available. I hear that at some locations, the Shu counter even has a lash bar devoted to their false lashes. I was more surprised at the mascara picks. The internet reviews of both are not as superb as the Times' makes them out to be.
3. Patricia Wexler M.D. De-Puff Eye Gel. I am excited to try this product out since my allergies have been acting up and my eyes are puffy every morning. I think the fact that the product is created by a dermatologist is appealing to people...it definitely is to me!
In the middle row is:
4. Kate Somerville Goat Milk Body Lotion. I haven't heard about the lotion in particular but I have read rave reviews about Kate Somerville products in general, especially The Kate in a Jar, which is supposedly brilliant at exfoliating the facial skin. I can't wait to try these products.
5. Beauty kits by the London-based Space.NK, which the NY Times states "contain bath and body products in gorgeous boxes with graphics inspired by Japanese kimonos."
6. That Gal brightening face primer by Benefit. This is another product I was skeptical about. Its somewhat new so it might not have caught on yet, but I haven't heard much hype about this product and other brands' primers, such as Smashbox, seem to have huge followings as well. I'm going to keep an eye out on That Gal.
On the bottom row is:
7. Laura Mercier Stickgloss. This product is supposed to be a mix of a lip gloss and lipstick...not a groundbreaking concept but the Times implies that its pull is due to the "subtle and elegant" color palette.
8. Vegetarian Miracle 10-Minute Mask for hair by Davines. The Times says this product moisturizes and de-frizzes. De-frizzes, you say?? I'm there. This is on my list as well although I've never heard of it.
9. Lime & Sage shower gel and Thyme & Sage facial gel cleanser by Korres. I love the smell of Korres products but I will probably take a pass on these products. Its hard for me to pay big bucks for a shower gel when I get a great smelling brand at Walgreens!!