Best Of Beauty 2015

It’s time for my favorite post of the year!  2015 has come and gone, and I have tried out a ton of new products, and brought back some old favorites.  Here are my picks for the best beauty products of the year!

  Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder – this powder is not only a dry shampoo, but a texturizer and volumizer too.  It has a fresh scent and won’t leave you with sticky residue in between washes.  I love that it is a loose powder, so you don’t run out as quick as with the aerosol cans.

Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press – not only is this hairspray amazing at holding my style all day long, but it’s also a heat protectant!  I also love that it has a nice floral scent to it.

LUSH Big Sea Salt Shampoo – hands down, the best clarifying shampoo out there.  Not only does it get all the buildup out of my hair, but it adds a ton of volume AND smells like the beach!  I will never be without this magical potion.

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water – I love this because it takes off all of my makeup without leaving an oily residue behind.  On the nights when I am too tired to wash my face, I take this on a cotton pad and rub it all over, and it cleanses my face without needing to rinse.  

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Eau de Parfum – a blend of florals and light musk, this perfume is so sophisticated and pretty.  The bottle is so chic, and the scent lingers all day long.  Love this.
Benefit Boxed Powders – Hoola and Hervana – Hoola is a light brown matte bronzer that is perfect for my fair skintone.  I contour and bronze with this, it never makes me look muddy, and blends like a dream.  Hervana is a beautiful blush that swirled together makes the perfect everyday pink.  It’s like a blush and highlight in one.  

ELF Illuminating Palette – this palette has some amazing highlight colors.  There is a shade for everyone, no matter what skintone you are.  Each shade compliments the skin and gives you that glow we’re all wanting.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – this powder helps to keep me shine free all day, while giving an airbrushed look to the skin.  Since it is translucent, it doesn’t add any color, just blurs the look of pores and imperfections.

Benefit Roller Lash – this tiny wanded mascara does BIG things for my lashes.  It is super black and adds a ton of volume and length to my lashes.  I usually prefer drugstore mascaras, but I make an exception for this bad boy. 

Burberry Eye Colour Wet & Dry Glow Shadow in Nude No. 002 – this shadow puts all others to shame.  This is the most gorgeous metallic taupe-y gold color ever.  One swipe is like buttah on your lids and it stays put all day.  If you spray your brush with a little MAC Fix Plus before applying, the color gets even better.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencils – I have been reaching for these more than my precious UD 24/7.  So pigmented and creamy, and they stay all day long.  I love these for smudging out my lower lashline.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Clueless and Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red – this year, I was on the matte lip train (I still am) and I tried out a lot of matte liquid lipsticks.  These were my two favorite formulas.  They stay so long on the lips, they are the least drying, and they are such beautiful colors.  Clueless is a true my lips but better color, perfect for everyday.  Always Red is such a great pinky toned red that makes me feel chic and sophisticated when I wear it.  

So, that’s it for my favorites of 2015!

I want to say thank you for sticking with me for another whole year.  Stay tuned for some great content next year!

Happy New Year!

xx, Amy 

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