Friday, January 9, 2015

Favorite Beauty Finds of 2014

I'm not a makeup artist or beauty blogger ~ fashion is my thing ~ but I do love great makeup and beauty products!  I've discovered several new products in the past year that have become favorites and staples in my daily beauty routine and I want to share them with you because they are all too fabulous to keep to myself!!

Urban Decay Naked On The Run
I just got this amazing makeup kit for Christmas (thanks Santa) and I'm already obsessed!  Best makeup kit I've ever used.  I've been a huge fan of Urban Decay and the Naked line for a while now but this everything-in-one-place-perfect-for-on-the-go-or-at-home pallet is perfection!  It's got 6 perfect-for-anyone neutral eyeshadows (with a double sized base/highlighter shadow), a bronzer, blush, full-sized lipgloss, eyeliner and the best mascara I've ever used all in one fabulous kit!  I've already ordered another one so I have a backup once this one runs out (which will be a while but a girl's got to be prepared!)

Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil and Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask
These two skin care products have changed my skin for the better!  If you follow me on Instagram or read my blog on the regular (both things you should do, btw...) then you know how much I love all things Julep!!  Seriously, every single thing I have ever gotten from them I have loved, from the nail polishes to the lipglosses, pedi products to the skincare, it's all amazing.  I had never used a face cleansing oil or a sleeping mask before these two showed up in my mailbox but I am so glad I gave them a try!  My skin is softer, firmer (needed when you're trying to avoid botox and fillers!!), clearer, more even and just healthier overall!!  Try them out ~ you will be glad you did! 

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
My cousin introduced me to this little gem back in October and I have been using it daily ever since.  My makeup really does go on smoother, looks more even and stays on longer.  I really didn't see the reason to use a primer before but I sure do now! (Thanks, Suz!)

Juelp Freedom Polymer Top Coat
I could have filled up this entire post with Juelp products I love them all so much but this top coat is really something to brag about!  Follow the directions and your mani will last a full seven days (or more).  Really, try it, you'll love it too!  (And right now they are on sale two for $20!)

Revlon Colorburst
I can't get enough of these Revlon Colorburst lip-stains and balms!  Fun colors, wear-all-day staying power and budget friendly so you can have lots of different hues for different looks!  Sweetheart Valentine is my favorite go-to color!

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
I only wash my hair once or twice a week.  It's so much healthier since I stopped washing and drying every day or every other day!  But what do you do in between washings so you don't look like a greasy head?  Use a fabulous dry shampoo like this one!  I've tried a lot of dry shampoos and there are a lot of good ones out there but this one is by far my favorite!  It really gives your hair an extra day (or two) before it needs washing and it smells AMAZING!!

So there they are ~ my favorite beauty and makeup finds of 2014!  Have you tried any of these products or found some favorites you'd like to share?


1 comment:

Michelle Orsi said...

I am OBSESSED with the revlon lip colors. They are the only kind I use!