Emily Awards 2011! FINALE

Finally... it's the finale! This is one of the parts of the Emily Awards that is the most time consuming... yet it's also the most fun. I love thinking through my favorites in fun categories like "Cutest Packaging" and "Most Innovative Product"... but when it comes right down to it, I'm also making some tough decisions in terms of what my MVP's will be (Most Valuable Products). This year I've also added a new category to the finale-- Best Nail Polishes. Keep in mind, in my finale video I only name specific high end and drugstore favorites where brushes are concerned. All the other categories could consist of anything!

People have asked if I'll do separate videos for skincare or hair... but I really feel like the Emily Awards might never end if I keep splitting it up! So I include several of my top skincare, hair, and body products in this video as well. I'm actually in the process of testing several new skincare items (including the Clarisonic), so I would really have a hard time naming a full slate of favorites where that's concerned anyway. And don't forget... while I've been sharing lots of beauty product love in my last few videos, I'll soon be naming some of my LEAST favorite products of 2011!

*Denotes the number of years a product has won. This is the fourth year for the Emily Awards.

Best Brushes
  • High-End: Sigma Complete Kit with Brush Roll***
  • Drugstore: EcoTools brushes** (Mineral kit, Retractable Kabuki, mini kabuki set)
Outstanding Tool
  • Tweezerman Tweezers
Most Innovative Product
  • Mally Poreless Face Defender
Cutest Packaging
  • Too Faced Sweet Dreams Palette
Must-Have Purse Product
  • Q-Tips
Most Valuable Product: Face
  • Laura Geller The Real Deal Concealer
Most Valuable Product: Eyes
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow**
Most Valuable Product: Lips
  • Revlon Lip Butters
Best Skincare Products
  • Olay Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths**
  • Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads
Best Body Products
  • Philosophy 3 in 1 Shower Gels
  • Shick Intuition Razor**
  • Queen Helene's Cocoa Butter Creme
Best Hair Products
  • Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray**
  • Conair Pro Clips for rollers
  • Conair Bun Maker
Best Nail Polishes
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
  • Milani 1-coat Glitter Polishes
  • Sally Hansen Diamond Shine- Nude Shimmer
Where to buy...
  • Sigma brushes are available online at Sigmabeauty.com
  • Tweezerman is at multiple locations, including Sally Beauty Supply
  • Mally, Laura Geller, Philosophy, and Dr. Dennis Gross products are at QVC.com
  • Too Faced is at sephora.com
  • All other products are available in most drug/discount stores

Thank you SO MUCH for your support throughout the Emily Awards series!
It's one of the most labor-intensive projects I do for my channel, so thank you for bearing with me through the extended gaps that came between certain videos. Looking forward to getting to many other requested videos soon! :)


  1. Emily-I just loved your Emily Awards series! I got some great ideas for upcoming purchases. Especially with Mally! I can't wait to try out this brand!!! hugs!

  2. Your videos are always so useful! Unfortunately I can't find these products in Italy but maybe in Summer I'll go to New York so I can buy this amazing stuff! I'm writing down all you're suggesting!


  3. I love the Emily awards series! So much fun!
    You're the only YouTube guru I watch! LOVE your work!


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  5. The still picture you used for your 2011 Finale - what video is that makeup tutorial from?

  6. The still picture you used for your 2011 Finale - what video is that makeup tutorial from?

  7. Thanks so much for your blogs and videos:) I have just started wearing make up at 31 and I know nothing about this topic:( But you have made it less scary and fun:)

  8. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your videos. I have learned so much from you. You are awesome!!!

  9. Really awesome video. Which I have seen.

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  11. it is so exciting to find out that Sigma do ship worldwide !!

  12. I have really enjoyed watching all of the Emily Awards. You do such a great job editing and I truly trust what you have to say! Thanks for being awesome!

  13. Hi Emily!
    I'm a fan from Brazil, I just love your videos, I can pratice my English, and got lot of tips... I just love you channel!! I really do.. congrats for everything!!!

  14. I have been looking forward to this and have loved every second of your awards :)

  15. I love it!Thanks so much for sharing...

  16. I love it!Thanks so much for sharing...

  17. one of my "must have" purse products are the oil-blotting papers - I have found them at Dollar stores for $1 - and living in FLA - they work great! Plus, you don't have to add on additional product!

  18. I love that you always have a mix of high end and low end. It really helps when your a girl on a budget! Thanks for taking the tme to be so darn amazing!


  19. Emily, I love your makeup in the photo on this post! Could you do a tutorial for this look, or let us know what you're wearing? :)


  20. This is such a wonderful list!! I've been dying to try the Revlon lip butters bc they are getting rave reviews everywhere and I must try the Mally product, I'm sure it's wonderful!!

  21. Dear Emily,
    fallen in love wid ur videos.. awards series are awesome... The maximum makeup i use now is a lipbalm and kohl... u hv inspired me for more... plz plz plz do a tutorial for makeup suited for tropical indian weather.... lotz-a-wishes n luv

  22. Loved the Emily Awards! Definitely want to know what workout you've been doing.

  23. I really loved watching the Emily Awards this year! Your videos clearly show the amount of time and effort you put into your research :)


  24. Hi Emily! Just wanted to say thanks for doing the Emily awards; I've been looking forward to them, and could tell all the work you put into them. So excited to try some of the products you mentioned, and great job!

  25. The Emily award videos were incredible. I cannot fathom the time, effort, and expense (for all the product) that went into those! I did like your look that you had for the narration a lot, especially on the lip one I think. Thank you.

  26. Loved all your award videos, helps me pick new products :-)


  27. I just wanted to let you know how much I really enjoy your YT channel; so informative on both high end and drugstore products. Thanks especially for videoing the items that didn't really work for you, which is just as informative as know the ones that do. I look forward to your future videos! best wishes!

  28. I'm always willing to cut 20 minutes of my time to watch the Emily Awards! ;) Keep on like that!

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