Top 5 Beauty Posts Of 2009

To commemorate 2009 -- our launch year -- we're rounding up our Top 5 favorite posts from each category. Today: beauty-ful memories. 1. Nail Art (pictured). 3-D nail decorations are so over the top that they're perfectly fabulous. Eat your heart out, Lady Gaga.

2. The Everyone Lipstick. Clinique's Black Honey Almost Lipstick will look good on you. We promise.

3. Japanese Beauty Secrets. I'm a huge fan of Anne's mom, Mrs. Ichikawa, so when she talks, I listen. Camellia oil for lustrous hair and a $3 Japanese nylon washcloth for smooth skin? I'm in.

4. DIY Ecobeauty Recipes. From face masks to lip gloss to hair rinses, you can make your own beauty products at home with these awesome, earth-friendly recipes. (Another way to get affordable ecobeauty? The All Natural Face sells 10 vegan eyeshadow samples for $2!)

5. The Matte Effect. I'm still wearing this matte green nail color -- and I get a compliment every day. Seriously, KO knows how to create some slick nails. With a chic dull finish, of course.

PS-I'm cheating but I can't forget to mention a few of our expert interviews this year, including Q&A's with Nylon Beauty Director Holly Siegel, BellaSugar Editor Annie Tomlin and Teen Vogue Beauty Editor Eva Chen.