Emily Awards 2012: FINALE!

Welcome to the finale of the 2012 Emily Awards! If you've been wondering about favorite brushes, skincare, nails, body, and hair products- you've come to the right place! I love the finale because it handles all of those random, yet frequently asked about areas of beauty. I also include my makeup MVP's (Most Valuable Products), as well as some other fun categories! 

I am always eager to hear your feedback on the Emily Awards. What did you like? Was anything missing? I want to keep improving the Emily Awards each year, so if the videos left you with any unanswered questions, I'd love to know! I may also put together a little "behind the scenes" video with some outtakes of all of the crazy intros I shot with Tyler & Cupcake :) 
Thanks so much for watching! Love you all!!!

*Denotes the number of years a particular product has won. 
This is the 5th year for the Emily Awards.

Best Brushes
  • High End: Sigma Essential "Make Me" Kits, F80 & P80 brushes
  • Drugstore: Real Techniques face brushes, Target Up & Up eye brushes
Outstanding Tool
  • Brush Guards
Most Innovative Product
  • IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush
Cutest Packaging
  • The Balm Rockstar Palette - Balm Jovi
Needs to Be In Your Purse
  •   Q-Tips**
MVP Face
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation
MVP Eyes
  • False Lashes: Demi Wispies by Salon Perfect/Ardell
MVP Lips
  • Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks
Best Skincare Products
  • Olay Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths*** (or Equate brand)
  • Clean & Clear Persagel 10
  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream
Best Body Products
  • St. Tropez Self Tanner - Bronzing Mousse
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
  • Philosophy 3 in 1 Shower Gels**
Best Hair Products
  • Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray***
  • Tresemme Liquid Gold Shine Therapy
  • Hot Shot Tools (pink curling iron) Sally Beauty Supply
Best Nail Products
  • Mally 24/7 Gel Nail System
Where to buy...
  • All products not specified below are available at most drug/discount stores
  • Sigma Brushes are available at sigmabeauty.com 
  • Real Techniques brushes are at Ulta and realtechniques.com 
  • Up & Up brand brushs are exclusively at Target
  • Brush Guards are available at Wal-Mart and thebrushguard.com 
  • IT Cosmetics, St. Tropez, Mally, and Philosophy are sold at QVC.com 
  • TheBalm is sold at thebalm.com 
  • Hot Shot Tools curling iron is from Sally Beauty Supply   


  1. Thank you soooo much for doing these awards and videos!! I always refer to them when I hit the drugstore!! I would love to try the self tanner...How often do you apply/reapply in the spring and summer? Thanks!! You are the best!

  2. I'd love to see the "extra" clip, I'm sure it's going to be super funny ^^
    I enjoyed a lot watching the awards this year and I really appreciate all the thought and work you put into your videos, you're amazing Em! ♥ xx

  3. This is the first time that I watched the Emily Awards, having just found you on YT, but I LOVED them, and I LOVED the intros! I'd definitely love to see the out takes!
    And thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into this. It's definitely appreciated.

  4. These were wonderful. I was actually wondering if you have a favorite shampoo and conditioner you'd like to share.
    BTW I was in Walgreens today and saw a Wet and Wild display with your lovley face on it. It made me happy that I knew who you were.

  5. Thanx Emily for your recommendations. Picked up. Rimmel primer, Maybelline mascara, Jordana lip pencil, and Milani face powder today using your 2012 Emily Awards lists...will be picking up some more recs soon.

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  7. Hi Emily! Great videos, as usual :) Something you can add for next year is to list or name the nominees for each category before announcing the winner (kind of like movie awards).
    That way we know what they were up against and that makes it much more valuable.

    Thanks for all these videos, very helpful and entertaining :)

  8. Thanks so much for another great video:) the finale this year was so awesome!

  9. Thanks so much for another great video:) the finale this year was so awesome!

  10. Ran out to buy the Neutrogena lip pencil today and got plum perfect and sweet watermelon ;) loved the colors and feel! Btw it does smell like a jello packet, LOL!

  11. Ran out to buy the Neutrogena lip pencil today and got plum perfect and sweet watermelon ;) loved the colors and feel! Btw it does smell like a jello packet, LOL!

  12. I finally broke down & ordered my first Sigma brushes after this video! I've literally been stalking the F80, so I went ahead and got the Synthetic Essential 10 piece to start with & I'm planning on the Essential Kit next. So, SO excited! Thank you!!

  13. By the way, I'm just adding the brushes to the DOZENS of other great products I've bought based off your recommendation :)

  14. Wait...Walmart sells the brush guards? What section of the makeup aisle are they in? Please respond...somebody please. Thank-you!

  15. Thank you so much! i all ready copy/paste all your lists!! hahaha

  16. thx sooooo much..... i already printed this out and im about to hit the drugstore i always love watching you videos ... can't wait for this year :) <3

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