Did you buy more lip or nail products this year?
See how much was spent on lips vs. nails in 2012.
By Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle magazine
2012 has been a great year for our lips and tips!
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According to NPD, people in the United States spent over $548 million on lipsticks, liners, and lip glosses, and $33 million on lacquers, base coats, top coats, and nail care products from January to November of this year.
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And if we had to guess, we have the surge in DIY nail art and innovators like magnetic lacquers to thank for the 51% increase in sales for nail polish alone.
Looks like a perfect mani is on everyone’s wish list! So, did you buy more lipsticks or nail polishes this year? Answer here in our poll!Plus, see celebrity manicures in our gallery.
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beauty tips and style advice
Every year, we look to the biggest names in bridal beauty and fashion design to pinpoint the hottest bridal hair and makeup ideas – keeping in mind of course that this is a wedding (no crazy neon mascara here). This year, bridal beauty has gone extra natural and romantic -- think messy braids, wispy hair, natural eye makeup and more.
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