08/01/2015

2014 Beauty Favourites

2014 Beauty Favourites

This post was (as always) hard to compile, there are so many beauty products which I've discovered and loved in 2014, so I tried to include only my absolute favourites. 

EYES
Urban Decay Naked 3 (review) - I love this palette! I got it for Christmas last year and it was my go-to palette, I simply love the selection of the shades it as always, quality is excellent.
MUA Elysium Palette (review) - this was my budget eyeshadow palette. These shades are really nice, blend easily and are a perfect daily makeup choice. 
Simple Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On (review) - contains a refreshing eye gel formulated with cucumber extract and vitamin goodness to wake up and reduce puffiness and revitalise tired eyes. I love the roller ball applicator which instantly cools and gently massages my eye area. 
Bourjois Twist up the Volume mascara (review) - this is without a doubt my Holy Grail mascara, I simply adore the effect it gives me! I always use it on 'twisted' setting and it gives me perfectly fluttery lashes, does not weight them down, there are no smudges, so no panda eyes for me.
MUA Pro-Base Eye Primer - this is my favourite eye primer which makes my eyeshadow long lasting, smooths out the eyelids and prevent creasing.

LIPS
EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm (review) - 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. This lip balm keeps my lips moist, soft and smooth, is super easy to use and I love both flavour and scent it has.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet (review) - I raved about these amazing liquid lipsticks from Bourjois many times. They give a punch of colour, are super long-lasting and don't dry out my lips. I love them!  

FACE
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (review) - this silky-soft cleanser effortlessly removes makeup from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. It’s the ultimate time-saver, gentle, has a lovely scent and I love using it to remove my makeup at night. (Not on the photo, because I run out of it and I am currently using The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter).
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation (review) - I love this foundation! It gives me a natural flawless complexion, has amazing staying power and feels fresh entire day. It doesn't dry out my skin too, which is a massive bonus and covers all of my imperfections.
Indeed Labs hydraluron moisture jelly (review) - paired with hydraluron, it gives an excellent boost of moisture to my dehydrated skin. I really like the dispenser too!
E.L.F. All Over Color Stick in Lilac Petal (review) - I discovered it in the second-half of 2014 and I couldn't be parted from it ever since. I use it on my cheekbones to add a little colour and a lot of glow and illumination, I believe it's a little dupe for NARS The Multiple.

NAILS
Essie dj play that song (review) - I think this was my most loved nail polish shade this year, it has a neon plum hue and is utterly gorgeous every time of the year. 
Bourjois Instant Dry Nail Drops (review) - these are perfect for manicures on the go, they also help to dry the nail polish faster. However, the reason I like it most is that it perfectly nourishes the cuticles.  
Soap & Glory Hand Dream Super Intensive Hand Cream (review) - this is my Holy Grail hand cream this year. I obviously love its scent, but how it works too - is very nourishing and soaks in easily.

HAIR 
Klorane Clarify and Shine Rinse with Chamomile - this is my second bottle of this rinse which helps me to smooth my hair, enlighten it and give it a radiant shine. I've just learnt though that there is a similar hair mask available and I'm planning to buy it next, because rinse is quite time-consuming product to use.
Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo (review) - this is my favourite dry shampoo... ever! It beats all the others, including Batiste. Smells very dresh, absorbs the oil and gives me volume. It's also transparent, so I don't have to be afraid of that dreaded 'badger look'.

BODY
The Body Shop Mango Body Whip (review) - this lightweight whipped body lotion smells like fresh mangoes. It hydrates skin, leaving it soft and smooth and I love that it has a pump bottle. 
Dr. Bronner Liquid Soap (review) - I went through a couple of bottles of this soap this year. I apply foundation using my hands and this soap literally dissolves it afterwards. It's also great to wash my makeup brushes and to use in the shower. 
Calvin Klein Reveal (review) - I was lucky to get this perfume shortly after it went on the shelves and I really like its scent, I was using it almost every day since and I am glad I have another bottle waiting for me.


Phew! That's certainly a lot of products. Do you see your favourites here?

31 comments:

  1. I need to invest in more MUA products.
    Such a bargain and they are really good quality~ I love that palette here!

    Thank you for sharing, I hope you have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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    1. Yes, they have some amazing gems including eyeshadows! Very smooth! And that eye primer is so good for a budget brand, definitely better than ELF one. :)

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  2. Great collection of faves! Mine is coming out soon too! :)

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    1. Let me know when you'll post about them!

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  3. Great list of products! You seem really like the Bourjois Velvets..I need to get more of them :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Yes, I think they're great and I want to have them all #hoarder. ;) X

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  4. I can't believe I still haven't tried the Bourjois velvet editions!! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. some great picks here :) - I have been meaning to pick up an eye primer (I don't use one) may have to give this one a go!!

    meimei xx
    www.meimeisays.co.uk

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    1. For £2.50 it would be rude not too. ;) It's really good too!

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  6. That Essie polish is gorgeous xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Such unique shade and in purple - my favourite colour! ;) X

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  7. great post. i really need to try those bourjois lipsticks as soon as possible!

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :) Yes, and report back!

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  8. I knew Naked 3 and the Bourjois Lip Velvets were going to be in this post! Great picks my love. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  9. Great picks! I love the Naked 3 and I really need to get more of those Bourjois Velvets, so amazing! xx

    http://nina-madeline.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's such great palette! Get them, they are amazing! X

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  10. I love my UD naked 3 and TBS apple glaze series too ^_~

    The Journey

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    1. OMG yes! Apple Glaze almost made the cut, but I only used the range in December, so it wasn't fair for other products, lol! X

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  11. Great picks! I love Hydralauron. x

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  12. Great post - I have this same EOS balm I love it for my handbag! Yet to try hydraluron & really want to x

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  13. Ohh I have had Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly on my Wish List for a little while now! ^ ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  14. Love lots of these, especially the Dr Bronners and Klorane recs! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  15. I love the pink Essie polish! I might have to try and hunt that one down somewhere.

    ElizaDeath Taylor | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  16. Neat blog site you have got here! Maintain it at this rate and it will surely increase in visits. In the meantime, observe some facial moisturizer to elevate your mood! It is a genuine makeup.

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