Favorites of 2015

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I honestly cannot believe 2015 is nearly over. I am kinda excited it went by so fast but also sad. 2015 has been the year where I have gotten more into makeup and beauty products. Below is my favorite products that I have used in 2015!

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Neutrogena Skincare #1 Favorite product of the year. I suffered from acne for many years and I have tried a million products and have found none to be affective. I have finally found skincare products that have cleared my acne. I absolutely love these products. In the mornings I apply the Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser w/ the Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel. For 5 nights I do not apply anything. For 2 nights out of the week I apply the Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. This product can be used as a cleanser or a mask. I use it as a mask. I love it! Then after I apply the On-the-Spot Acne Treatment Moisture. I have been using these products for about 4 months and have noticed a huge difference.

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Taste Amazonian Clay FoundationBest medium to full coverage natural looking foundation. I get so many complaints when I wear this foundation because of its natural look. I have a full detailed post about this foundation coming soon so please look out for it!

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Makeup Forever MascaraI got this mascara from the Sephora 2014 Birthday Gift. I adore this mascara, it gives me the volume that I want. Sometimes I apply more than one mascara brand to get  thick long eyelashes. However, with the mascara I only have to use this brand and not another. I recently ordered the full sized bottle. Defiantly a repurchase!

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Maybelline The Nudes PaletteI love eyeshadow so much. I tend to use more of the the neutral colors then the bright ones. The Maybelline Nudes Palette comes with 12 beautiful neutral colors. I also love how the palette comes with different methods on how to group the shadows together!

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LA Girl The Nudes PaletteAnother palette has made my list. Cant you tell I love eyeshadow and “Nude Palettes”… These colors are not similar to the Maybelline The Nudes Palette. The colors in this palette come from the pink family. The shades include shimmery, matte, and regular shadows. I love the diversity this palette has, it is also a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

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Real Techniques Buffing Brush Basically this is the only makeup tool I use. I love love love this brush. This brush came in a set with other brushes, but honestly I rarely use the others. The name of the brush says it all, it defiantly buffs the foundation into my skin. I love buffing brushes because they give you the most full coverage effect.

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ELF Glossy Gloss | Absolutely love this lip gloss. Every girl has their go to foundation, mascara, and lip product. This is my go to lip product. The color is a nude brownish color, which goes great with my skin color. One con about this lip product is that it does not last long. Besides that the lip gloss is so worth the price.  

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ULTA Eyebrow Gel When you don’t fill in your eyebrows you need a go to product to keep them in place throughout the day, ulta eyebrow gel does the job. The longest I’ve worn the gel (which is clear) was for 8 hours and the gel lasted that long and could have potential to last longer.

NARS Lip Pencils

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If you saw my Sephora haul then you know I recently picked up my birthday gift. This so happened to be my first NARS product. Below is my review on the lip pencils.

Packing: Two lip pencils came in a rectangular box that had a birthday message on the outside of the box. The box itself is really nice and cute. The product was not a full size instead a sample. The full sized pencils themselves twist to get more product. This sample product does not twist so you just get the tip of the product.

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Color: There are two pencils that are included in the sets. One is Rose Pink and the other is Scarlet Red. I personally love the colors! The colors are highly pigmented.

Wear: The longest I wore the scarlet red pencil was for 8 hours and only applied once after the first time. I was not expecting the product to last this long. Very shocking! I only have tried to wear the rose pink pencil once and did not have a good experience with it. I felt as if it did not work as good as the scarlet red. However, I only tried it once and its not fair to give a full review on it.

Price: The product I received was free through Sephora’s Birthday Gift. Both lip pencils are priced at $26. I would pay around $18 for this product. In my opinion these lip pencils are very similar to NYX Cosmetics lip products. The formula and texture of the two brands are similar in my opinion. I don’t really see anything special about this product. Its a very nice lip pencil but not worth the hype.

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Scarlet Red | Satin Lip Pencil in Rose Pink

 

Sephora Mini Haul

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Today I am doing a mini Sephora Haul. I recently went to Sephora to collect my birthday gift and ended up getting two other items because I had a $15 off $50 coupon. My birthday is in the last month of the year so I have to wait to get all these good freebies I see everyone with.

Nars Velvet Matte & Satin Lip Pencil: I was super excited to try these, especially since I do not own any Nars products. I love these lip pencils! Look out for a detailed review soon!

Tarte Amazonian 12- Hour Foundation: I have been in need of a high end foundation and I decided since it was my birthday month I could treat myself. I have only used this once so when I use a few more times I will do a more detailed post. I’m so excited to try!

Murad Acne Starter Kit: This purchase was for my mom. She intended to get the Clinique Starter Kit but the lady who was helping us said it was not for my mom. The sales lady recommened the Murad Acne Starter Kit so my mom decided to give it a try. The reviews on this product are incredible. I’m really hoping it works out.

Liquid Foundation Collection

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                                                                              La Colors Liquid Foundation in CocoaIMG_7102
L’Oreal True Match Foundation in but brown
L’Oreal True Match Foundation in cappuccino
ELF Flawless Finish Foundation in Almond
ELF Acne Fighting Foundation in Caramel
Maybelline BB cream in                              Medium/Deep
     ELF Tinted Moisturizer in Caramel
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Brush Collection

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Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Real Techniques Foundation Brush
Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush
Real Techniques Contour Brush
Real Techniques Detailer Brush
Luxie Large Angled Brush
ELF Powder Brush
ELF Bronzing Brush
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Mac Eyeshadow Brush
ELF Blending Eye Brush
ELF Eyeshadow Brush
ELF Foundation Brush
Mac Buffing Brush
ELF Small Stipple Brush
ELF Eyeliner Brush
ELF Concealer Brush
ELF Eyelash & Brow Wand
ELF Brow Comb & Brush

Eyeshadow Collection

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IMG_7048Maybelline The Nudes Palette
LA Girl The Nudes Palette
ELF 32 Piece Eyeshadow Palette
ELF Makeup Clutch Palette
LA Colors Wine & Roses Palette
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Covergirl Quad Palette Country Woods
Covergirl Quad Palette

Mary Kay Amber Blaze Single

 NYX Ultra Pearl Lose Shadow
Hard Candy Splendid Palette