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BEAUTY FAVES 2014

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The time is here! It’s the beginning of a new year – which means it’s time for my yearly favorites. Now, if you are a product on this list – you’re a big deal to me. It means I probably used you every other day, if not every single day! So here they are, all my faves from 2014.

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

I used this moisturizer every single day in 2014 before applying makeup – and for good reason. For one, it’s pretty cheap – you can find it at any drugstore. It sinks into the skin fast, and never leaves a greasy feel. It doesn’t even feel like you have anything on your face, but plumps and hydrates your skin fast. It also doesn’t make me breakout. I love it!

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GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment

You guyssss. This mask. I have used this product up, that’s how much I love it. This mask lasted me about 6 months, and I used it AT LEAST once a week. It is a thick mud mask that you apply to your skin and leave on for about 30 min. It pulls the junk out of your pores, and after rinsing, you see a noticeable difference. After I use this, my skin is so soft, smooth, and my pores are freaking non-existent. This stuff is spendy – but it’s because it is awesome! Full review here.

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Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

I have already mentioned this dry shampoo on my blog a couple of times, and I just love it so! I’ll just never wash my hair again and just use this. (Lol) It is my favorite dry shampoo because it doesn’t leave any residue, doesn’t weigh down my hair, and gives VOLUME. I love dry shampoos that give volume, because dirty hair feels limp, and I just like that oomph! The smell is awful (to me) but I am more than willing to look past it.

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China Glaze No-Chip Top Coat

Ok, I do not like China Glaze nail polish AT ALL. It’s horrible, thin, streaky…just a terrible formula. BUT. This topcoat is amazing, and believe me when I say I have tried EVERY topcoat. There are other topcoats I like – Seche Vite, Out The Door, OPI…but this one is my favorite. It’s not the quickest drying – I paint my nails after the girls are in bed so that isn’t a problem – but it’s worth the wait. It gives a glass-like shine, and my nails do not chip at all. I change my nail polish once or twice a week, and I always reach for this. Love it.

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It Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50

After a long hunt for this product, I am so glad to have found it. I wanted to try this product so bad because of the physical sunscreen. The SPF is 50 which is awesome. This is a medium coverage “cc cream” that has tons of skin benefits and goes on so smoothly to blur imperfections. I like a light coverage foundation, so this is just perfect for me. It has menthol in it, so it gives a cooling sensation when you apply it, and it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin. It has a pump which is great, and one pump is all I use for my face. I apply it with my fingers or a damp sponge. If you are looking for a great light to medium coverage foundation, I would recommend this. I wear the lightest shade, Fair.

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

This is probably my top favorite of 2014. Ever since I have started using this, I have forgotten about all of my other concealers. This concealer is so good that I can use it on my face AND underneath my eyes. Yes, this concealer is so good, it even covers up my dark circles (not an easy task). It is thick, but still creamy and blendable, and it stays on all day. I do set it with the NARS Light Reflecting Powder, but it lasts so good. It really does cover. I love it. I have it in Chantilly and Vanilla, which are the two lightest shades.

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Maybelline Color Tattoos

Yes, I am still using these. I have been a fan since they came out and still love them! They are cream shadows that stay on ALL DAY. I even put them to the test and eeek, slept with them on my eyelids, and they were still on – good as new – the next day. They do not budge. They have lots of colors, and I use them as a base for other shadows, or just as a wash of color if I’m in a hurry and don’t have time for brushes and blending.

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LORAC Pro Palette

Move over NAKED palettes. There’s a new palette in town. If you are new to makeup, or just want to purchase one palette for everything, GET THIS ONE. It has all of the colors you will ever need to create any neutral look, and it has shimmery and matte shadows. They are super blendable and creamy, and they stay on the lids with no fall out.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils

They stay on my waterline. End of review. Haha. But yes, these are my favorite eyeliner pencils. They come in literally every color you could ever want, they are creamy and blendable, and they stay on all day. What more could you want?

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Lipstick Queen Lipsticks

I re-discovered these lippies this year when ULTA started carrying them (I used to only be able to find them on QVC), and I’m so glad I did! They come in different finishes and have fun names and packaging, but that’s not the best thing about them. They are so moisturizing. They almost feel like a tinted balm, but they last much longer than that. Every shade I have tried has been beautiful and so smooth.

Ok, so those are my favorites, thank you for reading if you made it this far! My fingers hurt from typing! Haha.

Have you tried any of these?

What were your faves from 2014?

Happy New Year!

xx

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8 thoughts on “BEAUTY FAVES 2014

  1. I need to try the GG mask and dry shampoo. I absolutely love the lorac palette! Got it for Christmas and thats all I have been using since! Great post ! šŸ˜€

  2. Pingback: NARS Creamy Concealer vs. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | amysbeautydiary

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