Bionic’s Best of 2009: 10 Most Popular Articles

by Bionic Beauty on 31.Jan.2010 · 5 comments

The Bionic Beauty blog's Best of 2009 beauty awardsIt’s always interesting, and sometimes quite surprising, which articles become popular. And it’s not always the initial subject that makes the article “popular” but in many cases the comments section has taken on a life of its own! Fellow Bionic Beauties making their own suggestions, sharing tips, asking questions. That spontaneous conversation is one of my favorite aspects of blogging… even if we get a bit off topic.

And now, in no particular order, the Top 10 articles of 2009 from Bionic Beauty

With the economic downturn, many beauties are looking for ways to save money while keeping their skin in tip-top shape. So I shared my favorite ultra-cheap and all-natural face mask- The Aztec Secret Green Clay Healing Mask.

15 Beautiful Uses for Jojoba Oil – When I first started using Jojoba Oil in my skin care routine, I couldn’t believe how versatile it was. Perfect for dry, combo and oily skin- Jojoba balances your skin and can also be used on your nails, hair and body!

Combing my love for Jojoba Oil and the Aztec Secret mask, Robyn from Purely Cosmetics came up with a brand new face mask recipe!

I titled the article “Acne Tips for Teens” but it’s actually the regimen I follow myself and recommend to family/friends of all ages. If you have acne, you might find some alternative therapies here. And be sure to share your best tips as well!

Most free samples that I post go super quickly. However, these Freebies from the Past have quite a few that are still active!

Make your own eye makeup remover and save some dough! After testing the typical favorites, I decided it was just as easy, and much cheaper, to whip up my own version.

On a whim, I picked up Clairol’s Perfect 10 hair color to review it on Bionic Beauty. Some women love it, but most don’t; however the comments section has spawned a whole discussion on at-home hair color tips, tricks, brands and techniques. At this point, it’s almost enough for a short book!

5 Tips for the Matte Nail Polish Trend – Some of us loved the matte nail trend, others didn’t think it was that great. Personally, I’m still rocking my matte nails as often as possible.

Applying fake eye lashes can be tricky… after trying several brands, sizes, and varieties, I came up with this list of Tips and Tricks for False Lashes. Share your own tips too!

“Clinical Strength” antiperspirants popped up everywhere in 2009. I tested two of the main brands and fellow Bionic Beauties weighed in with their personal experiences. The comments section also has loads of information on hyperhydrosis, when to see a doctor, and tips for teens.

Later this week I’ll be publishing the Bionic’s Best (and worst) of Beauty for 2009, so please stay tuned!


1 Kathleen February 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm

The Clairol Perfect 10 piece is one of my favorites, and quite possibly #1 for me. It was that piece of yours that I have found extremely helpful, and quite honestly, life-changing. Why?? The discussions/input proved super valuable (and enjoyable) to me, as I dove once again into at-home coloring, after many years of salon colorings. You’re soooo right — the comments section on that one sure did grow to epic proportions! It’s still a cool piece to re-visit. On occasion, it still generates questions or comments. Wild.

I look forward to the rest of 2010 and seeing more of the awesomeness on BB! 😀

2 Mary February 5, 2010 at 1:47 am

I agree with alot of the readers. It is getting harder & harder to shell out our hard earned money on skincare. I saved several articles that were in my regular magazines that tell you how to make your own sugar scrub for your body or face. It really does work, proving you don’t need all that extra stuff just to clean and exfoliate your skin. My next project is making my own body butter. That one might take some getting used to!

3 Bionic Beauty February 5, 2010 at 9:45 am

Hi Mary, Thank you so much for the feedback! Did you catch my article on how to make your own salt scrub for your feet, legs, body? It just uses Jojoba Oil and Epsom Salts. Plus you can add your own scents via oils- I use Eucalyptus & Rosemary, but that’s just because I love those. 😉

Finding ways to save money is *huge* on my agenda right now. I have a teensy budget. Very teensy. ha ha!
And thanks for being a Bionic Beauty reader, I’m happy to have you here. Never hesitate to comment, email me, whatever.
Happy Friday,

4 Kathleen February 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

Ooooh, a scrub that has epsom salts? I have some unused leftovers, which I had for after my foot surgery, and I have no idea what to do with it. I’ll have to dig in your article archives. Or, umm, I welcome your further direction, Jami. 😀 Thanks!!

5 Bionic Beauty February 5, 2010 at 11:08 am

Hey Kathleen, Here’s the recipe so you don’t have to dig…
I use Epsom salts in my version, because I always have some on hand for “detox” bath soaks. And I swap out the essential oils for whatever I have on hand, or whatever my favorites are. But Tea Tree is great for feet because it helps kill any germs or fungi that may be hiding under nails.

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