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A Little Glitter’s 2014 Beauty Faves!

A Little Glitter 2014 Beauty Faves

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!

Happy Friday!

A Little Glitter Friday

Friday!  More like Fri-Yay!  I don’t have any big plans for this weekend but I am still excited to not have to work/get up early and any days that I get to spend with my little girl are worth getting excited about!  Speaking of things that excite me, here are my five favorites:

1.  It is restaurant week in NYC!  That means until August 15th (which is more than a week but whatever, I’ll take it!) I get to enjoy lunches and dinners at some of my favorite places for a super cheap rate.  I already have a few reservations lined up for next week.  

NYC restaurant week

2.  I went to dinner with my bestie Tuesday night to Lure Fishbar.  I have eaten there numerous times and it never fails to amaze me how delicious their food is.  OMG.  They are also taking part in restaurant week so I had a full three course meal for $38!!!  Yes!  Delicious food and saving money are two of my favorite things!  Check out these donuts!  They were filled with raspberry and I ate all three.  Yum.

Donuts

3.  I went to Sephora yesterday to take advantage of their amazing return policy and get a store credit for the two bottles of NARS foundation where the caps broke on me.  I got a credit for $98!  Of course I spent it all immediately on:

Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo

(Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo.  It makes my hair squeaky clean and my blonde looks so bright after I use it. )

Nars Risky Business

(NARS Risky Business.  This is my go-to lipgloss.)

hourglass concealer

 

(Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer.  This is new and I’m pretty excited to try it.) 

4.  I’m currently running a giveaway for a beautiful monogram keychain!  Enter HERE!

InPrettyWorld Keychains

5.  I will leave you off with something that made me lol. 

Poison

Hahaha!  Imagine seeing that in the bottom of your cup?

Okay loves, I am linking up with LaurenAmyKarli and Amanda today so if you get a chance stop by and show them some love!  Have a fabulous weekend!  xo