I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's and an amazing year to come. So the new year if finally here ! This past year was great and I can't wait for 2014 and what's to come, 2013 had some great beauty finds that I will love always. I know that these will definitely be favorites in the year to come and I can't.wait find new ones along the way.
This has been my go to foundation ever since I purchased it. It has amazing coverage and leaves your skin looking pretty much flawless and it has a built in primer, so it's good when you're in a hurry.
This palette will forever be one of my favorite palettes. It's so versatile, day or night look, natural or smokey eye, it does it all. I love the colors as well, very natural and silky.
This paint pot is an absolute must for me. On lazy days, I put some of this on my eyelids and mascara and Im good to go. I really like the color of this because its a pinky skin color, so it helps cancel out any redness I may have on my eyelids from allergies or lack or sleep. It basically brightens my eyes and lasts all day.
Almay Liquid Lip Balm - Pink Pout
Sephora Rouge Shine - N 20
Covergirl - Spellbound
Mac - Snob
This year I went a little pink crazy. Rather than doing the classic red lip, i went for hot pink when I wanted a bold look. And when I wanted a more subtle hot pink, I went for the lip gloss or sheer lipstick. When I wasn't feeling either I went for the nude pink, you can never go wrong with nude pink lips.
These mascaras are honestly heaven sent. They kinda work the same and have the same formula more or less, but they have different wands. These mascaras lengthen and separate which I love, but I love how long lasting they are. They don't flake, they don't irritate my eyes, they hold a curl pretty well and make your eyelashes look amazing yet natural.
This past year, I have been eyebrow crazy. I never use to worry about them, just a little brow gel and I was good to go. But now, I really like the look and effect it gives. On lazy days, when I don't want too much make up but look put together, I do my eyebrows and mascara and feel put together.
This is my favorite gel eyeliner. It's really dark and applies just as dark, not gray or a soft black. If you've used gel eyeliners that aren't the best quality, you know what I mean. The lasting proof of this eyeliner is awesome and it doesn't smudge during the day.
Quimica Alemana Nail Hardner
Essie Shearling Darling
So for this year, I norrowed it down to these two Essie polishes and this nail hardner. This are the colors I turn to most, I do try to expand and I do use all my polishes. However, I love color and they go with any outfit and ocassion. As for the nail hardner, it's amazing. I used to bite my nails, so growing them out was a pain because they were so weak, but this helped and I still use it.
I could put here my face wash, my toner, my moisturizer or face mask, but then I would be lying. My Clarisonic has changed my skin dramatically. Its smoother, brighter and I definitely feel a difference in my skin than when I used to use just my hands. I have noticed a difference in the amount of oil my pores are producing, which is a amaxing because I felt like a pizza some times. Brushes
Elf Angled Eyeliner Brush
Sephora Airbrush Foundation Brush
These brushes have made my life so so much easier. This foundation brush does what it says, it leaves your face looking like it was literally airbrushed. It bends everything nicely, doesnt leave any streaks behind and really helps set the foundation in place. I love gel eyeliner, it's my favorite form of eyeliner. I used to use the Smashbox Eyeliner Brush or the Real Techniques brush, and I didn't really like the end result for either one. This brush is really fine and sturdy, so it helps to make a thin line and the angle makes it easier to go in a straight line.
I love the smell of this candle, it smells like what I imagine winter to smell like, cool, crisp, and pepperminty. This candle is my favorite for 2013 because it smells amazing but I really do think you could turn it on during the year, and no one would know it's a Winter candle. It just leaves my room smelling amazing and clean.
Coconut Oil can be use for almost anything, moisturizer, make up remover, to make a scrub whatever really. I like to put coconut oil once a week, in my hair and let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour and wash it off . It makes your hair so soft, it doesn't get rid of split end but it moisturizes your ends that it does a good job of hiding them. It's all natural so you aren't stink more chemicals on your head and you smell like coconuts at the end of it all.
Thank you so much for reading my blog and giving me a chance. I appreciate it so much, I'm so excited for this new year and I plan to work even harder on my blog for you guys !
Be you, Beyoutiful !