If you know me at all, you know I have a beauty obsession—makeup,
skin care, hair care, everything! With my last Allure Beauty Box purchases and
some awesome goodie bags I received, I have products coming out EVERYWHERE. I’m
surprised my boyfriend hasn’t complained yet!
2014 was a great year for me in trying new products, I found
several that I really love! Here are some of my favorite products from 2014:
1. Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Va Va Voom
: As many of you know, I took a new position with Physicians
Formula this year (and if you didn’t- surprise!). While I had used a few of
their products previously, this year I was able to totally fall in love with
several. One of my must-haves from the line is their Sexy Booster Va Va Voom
mascara. I love the big-bristled voluminous brush, a simple formula that is on
the drier side, which I like, that leaves my lashes soft with no clumps. Oh,
and get this, it’s scented like warm vanilla!
2. Rusk Deep Shine Color Care Invisible Dry Shampoo
A couple months ago, I polled my friends asking which products were total fails
for them and a few had mentioned dry shampoos. Clearly they never tried Rusk’s
Invisible Dry Shampoo because this stuff is awesome—it has a soft scent,
removes any greasiness from my scalp and roots, and is a total lifesaver when I
haven’t washed my hair for a few days. This is definitely a must-have to pack
for camping trips.
3. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing
I wanted to try a different moisturizer this
year and after reading reviews, decided to try this one out. I am so glad I did—I
have fairly dry skin and this silky, lightweight moisturizer keeps my skin
feeling hydrated throughout the day.
4. Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette
was walking through Sephora one day and this little gem caught my eye. I had to
have it and put it on my Christmas wish list, I was so happy to open it on
Christmas day! I love the mix of shimmery and matte neutral shades in a convenient-sized
palette and the price is so right—8 shades for just $22!
5. Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse*:
This summer, I tried a variety of self-tanners but one that
stood out to me was from Beautisol. The mousse applied easily and evenly using
an application mitt, it does not have a strong tanning odor, and it set
quickly, making my tan look perfect—no orange streaks here!
6. L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée
: I received this pleasant floral fragrance in a gift bag early in
2014 and it has since become a fragrance staple. It’s soft, floral and has
hints of citrus- LOVE!
7. EcoTools Sleek + Shine Finisher Hair Brush* *:
I have never been picky about my hair brushes, I usually
just use a wide-tooth to comb out my hair but then I received this baby. After
using it my hair is soft, it’s shiny, flyaways are smoothed down, and most
importantly, my hair just looks really good. No bad hair days for this girl!
8. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter:
I received this silky body butter for Christmas and currently keep it on my
desk at work. Aside from the creamy, non-greasy feel, it smells absolutely divine,
like lightly toasted coconut in a sophisticated sense, not tropical. It’s become
a new favorite of my cubicle buddy as well.
What products in 2014 have you
tried and absolutely loved? Share!
provided a sample for review purposes via iFabbo.
** I was provided a sample for review
purposes via Influenster. No monetary
compensation was provided, all opinions are my own.
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