I found some golden, tried-and-true products this year and I thought it would be fun to share them with you. Some of these items will forever be on my holy-grail beauty list!
This is hands down the best liquid eye liner I have ever tried. At first glance, it seems like it has a sponge tip applicator, but it’s actually a tiny brush with very fine bristles. This is what helps the product glide on smoothly to get a precise line. I also love that it stays on all day and doesn’t smudge!
As you can tell in the photo, this product has received some serious lovin’! It has a very thick consistency, similar to vaseline, but it is made of food-grade ingredients and doesn’t contain petroleum or gluten. I use this lip mask every night before bed and it has seriously saved my life (lips). Last year I really struggled with dry and cracked lips, especially during the fall and winter. I have not had any issues in 2014 and I credit this sweet baby for it. I also really like that it is made in Canada – WOOOOO represent!
I received a sample of the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black perfume a little while ago and it didn’t take long before it was gone. I fell in love the slightly masculine, sensual vanilla scent. But this beautifully scented baby is stinkin’ expensive! I couldn’t bring myself to fork out the money for an entire bottle, especially when I already have perfume begging to be used in my collection. Lucky for me, Nirvana Black was released in a limited edition mini rollerball set with it’s sister, Nirvana White. These are perfect purse size and if layered together, create a third unique scent.
This lipstick became very famous thanks to Kim Kardashian a few years ago. I was a little late hopping on the beauty bandwagon with this one, I purchased it this summer and quickly became my favourite lipstick. It’s a pale pink with just the right amount of frost. It’s perfect for any time of the year and compliments any makeup combination. I also think it looks really great with a tan!
Since purchasing this magical sponge, I have used it every day to blend out my concealer. It works like a dream and cuts down my makeup process by at least 30 seconds! (It’s actually a long time when you think about it).
I found this gem at the drugstore and bought it on sale for just $4! Not only am I addicted to the scent, it also provides instant lift to my otherwise limp hair, without becoming crunchy. I just spray it fairly generously at my roots and massage it in gently with my fingertips. It dries quickly and gives me the “va-va-voom” volume I’m desperate for.
I know this isn’t technically a beauty product, but I am so in love with this scent, I HAD to share it with you. One thing I have learned with Bath and Body Works is that the really good candles don’t last long in a store and once it’s gone – it’s gone. Therefore, I am very sad I didn’t buy a dozen of these. Lesson learned. Next year I am stocking up!
It has a scent similar to candy apples – but the fresh cut apple smell is definitely more potent than the sugary sweetness of the caramel. I also love how Bath and Body Works frequently changes its packaging and the little leaves attached to the lid are so adorable! This is one thing I miss with the candles I’ve recently purchased – they don’t have lids. I know most people toss them in the garbage, but aside from a pretty topper, I can appreciate them because they prevent my house from burning down. The lid locks out any oxygen and I can sleep soundly knowing the flame is completely out.
It was a good year for beauty products and I look forward to seeing what I’ll discover in 2015!
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Happy New Year! Be safe and have fun!