A certain little somebody made it to a certain big someone’s “Most Used & Favorites of 2011” list!

WHO: Kandee Johnson. As sweet as her name and her adoration for all things cupcakes, 80’s inspired, and DIY. She’s a woman of many talents: a mother of four with an inspiring story of strength and perseverance, a beauty blogger and Youtuber, and, drumroll please, a celebrity makeup artist!

Under her (brush) belt she could boast for MTV/VHI, CNN, ABC, CBS, The Tonight Show and more. She’s done makeup for a slew of A-listers – from talk show host Conan O’Brien to the “world’s first” supermodel, Janice Dickinson.

And you said Wonder Woman doesn’t exist?

WHAT: Protein Night Cream.

WHERE: Kandee’s “Academy Awards of Beauty and Hair Products,” a.k.a., her list of most used, favorite products of 2011. Found on her Youtube channel and her blog.

WHY: “This was my favorite: look, even the label wore off. It’s this Mario Badescu Skincare, (..) Protein Night Cream. This stuff is amazing. I put it on and I was like, ‘I look my skin is way younger.’ And I ran out, it’s totally empty… I have to order more online… I love this stuff!”

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Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, Aries, content manager here at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.


  1. Aww I just simply love Kandee <3! She is the most inspiring person I've ever seen! I wish her all the best! Xoxo

  2. I never heard of it until Kandee. Now I have to have it!!

    • Susan: Huge thanks to Kandee! And definitely try it – let us know what you think of it once you do. Don’t be shy!

  3. And I love Kandee. She is so positive and has the biggest best smile. She can lift the spirit and bring a smile any day of the week. Love Her.

  4. I enjoy watching Kandees “most used and favorites”, I’ve tried most things she blogs about and love everything. I can’t wait to try this night cream to see how it works for me!

    • Haleigh: We loved watching it too! Definitely give it a go – but take a look at our other creams as well so you can find the perfect fit for your skin!

  5. Kandee is awesome! I splurged and ordered some stuff for the first time several months ago. The Whitening Mask and the Kiwi Scrub. Both amazing. The samples of Aloe Lotion and Keratoplast Lotion that came with my order were so good that I ended up getting a big bottle of the Keratoplast one at Ulta. I also received a sample of the drying cream and I like that too, although I don’t suffer from breakouts that often. Once my facial cleanser is gone, I’m going to try a Badescu one and see how it is. I’m sure it will be amazing too. Great stuff! I keep meaning to do a “My Best Products of 2011″ on my blog with my Badescu faves, but I haven’t had a chance yet.

    • April: We can’t agree more – love her! And we LOVE that you love your MB (those are some of our favorites too!). Let us know if and when you do your “Best of 2011″ list, we’d love to read it!

  6. Now, realy need to try that night cream! I think Kabdee is the best xxx

  7. Love her and if she recommends it, I’ll try it!! She has SO many GREAT advice and tips!!! We love our Kandee!!<3

  8. I have already use your Protein night cream and its fabulous and I am so excited for your next post. Thanks

  9. Amazing stuff with great advice and tips hope you would get good skincare reviews soon.