I love all things sparkly, pretty, shiny and happy. I also have borderline shopaholic and hoarder tendencies, so it makes sense that I am a total beauty supply junkie. I order new products constantly. Some work great and some are flops. Here are my faves for 2014:
OPI – Big Apple Red. I have worn this on my nails for most of the past year. I use OPI’s GelColor and I am extremely pleased with how well it holds up. I head to the salon every other weekend and soak off the old color and have a new one applied. It takes about an hour and my nails look shiny and perfect for the next two weeks. It is practically indestructible. Big Apple Red is the perfect shade of polish. The color is classic and flatters all skin tones. I cant put black or dark colors on my nails. As a New Yorker I tend to wear black clothes most of the time and the addition of dark polish feels sad to me. Big Apple Red dresses up all my black.
Urban Decay – Naked 3 Palette. I love this collection of colors. They have a rose gold tint that is extremely flattering with my skin/eye/hair color. There are so many online tutorials for this product that I am still learning new ways to use it. The shadows are pigmented with an easy to blend formula and I find that they don’t crease as easily as other brands.
Dr. Brandt Skincare – Do Not Age Time Reversing Cream. One of my biggest complaints in 2014 was dark under-eye circles and the beginnings of some wrinkles. (Sidenote – getting old is terrible.) I have tried numerous products that claimed to help with one or both of those gripes and failed miserably. This cream really makes a difference! It gets my stamp of approval and I can attest to the fact that it actually works.
Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo. I have mentioned this product a few times on ALG. I absolutely love it. It is a clarifying shampoo that you use once a week. It gets rid of all that styling build-up and leaves your hair bright, shiny and squeaky clean. I also enjoy it’s minty fragrance. This will definitely stay in my beauty arsenal for 2015.
Philosophy Hope in a Jar Night. I did a post on this product last year here. There are so many face creams out there and I find this one to be truly exceptional. It makes my skin so clear and my pores so small. I highly recommend it.
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. I am obsessed with these masks! Since they are kind of pricey I do use them sparingly but if you have a special occasion and are looking to really make your skin glow this is what you need. They will not let you down! I did a full review on them here.
What were your favorite beauty products for 2014? I am always looking for recommendations!