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Top 5 Faves of 2014 (Skin, Hair and Makeup)

Hey Glamour Dolls!

Can't believe there are only two weeks left in the year! These are my top five products that I've consistently used throughout the year and I've repurchased over and over again. Read on, and I"ll tell you why I love them.

1. Mac Studio Moisture Cream Moisturizer

I originally bought this moisturizer in a travel sized version to sample. The cream is light weight and very moisture rich. It gives my skin a nice radiance and leaves my skin supple. It works wonders in the Fall/Winter months because my skin drinks up moisturizer in the cooler months.

I've used other moisturizers and I would put it on and you couldn't tell that I put anything on thirty minutes later; with this moisturizer, it stays on longer. I liked it so much that I went on and bought the full size version.

2. Clarisionic Skin Care System

The Clarisonic skin care system is a must-have holy grail product for me! I have blemished, acne prone skin and I can NOT be with out it. I had to be without it for two weeks and my skin was not pretty! All of the claims about Clarisonics are true. It does clean your skin 6x cleaner than any kind of wipe, facial cleansing cloths, wash cloths and your own two hands!

With just one use, your skin is cleaner, clearer, not patchy and exfoliated. I love that it removes every trace of makeup that the wipes leave behind. I originally bought the Mia 1 a few years ago and I bought the Mia 2 last month. It's definitely an investment in the cost, but so worth it :-)

3. Motions Natural Textures Deep Conditioning (hair) Masque

I was originally sent this product to review for BzzAgent year's ago and I really like it. It was created in mind for women with natural hair types but I use it on my relaxed hair- with no issues. It's made with shea butter, coconut and avocado oils to deeply moisturize you hair. It also detangles the hair and leaves it incredibly soft.

This is the only conditioner that I've been using for the last few years besides the Koils by Nature conditioner and it's great. It leaves my hair very soft, I never had issues with my hair detangling and another added benefit is that when I use this conditioner, I have no dandruff flakes. I always get dandruff whenever I use anything else.

4. L'oreal Voluminous Mascara

I featured this as my fave before and I probably will again. I love this mascara! I buy this with the curved brush only. This mascara gives me length and volume and the curved brush gives my lashes the nicest curve.

I have received so many mascaras last month from L'oreal Butterfly, Revlon, Lorac, Tarte, Urban Decay Perversion and Too Faced, the only one that rivals it (as of late) is Too Faced Better than Sex mascara (my newest fave); other than that; there is no competition with the other brands. I will forever be a fan of this mascara.

5. Mac Careblend Pressed Powder

I've featured this powder on my blog before and I still love it. I haven't found any other powder to replace it. I use it to set my foundation and concealer. On many days, I have worn it alone and it provides a fresh-face, skin finish. The ingredients in the powder are made to provide extra care and comfort for the skin; hence, the name Careblend. 

What are your faves of 2014?


Agent Elle said…
Early Merry Christmas, Gabs!!

My favorite repeat purchases of 2014 are:

1. Dior Addict-It Lash mascara. I typically stick to CG Super Thick Lash, but during a Sephora sale, I splurged on this. I've bought it twice this year. Really makes your lashes pop!!

2.Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. It's the only one I use. It keeps my oily skin from feeling slick and gross

3. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter line (shampoo/conditioner). Pretty much use this exclusively know. The shampoo doesn't dry my hair out and the conditioner works great as a leave-in. I also love their hair color. Now that I'm sticking to darker colors for my hair, I love their dark brown shade

Kind of a boring list, LOL, but I have purged my stash TWICE this year, and now I'm on a mission to hit pan on everything I can.

**Just ignore the fact that I did a Sephora haul back in October lol.**
Mysvivaglam said…
Hey girl! Lol, nice list. You actually purged your stash twice this year? That's great. I know how much you had.

I thought my list was boring too but decided to post anyway. I found a new things that I really like since posting, I may do another faves list.

Did you purchase anything for the Mac second day/overnight shipping? I got the Prep + Prime Highlighting pen in peach lustre.
Agent Elle said…
No, I didn't! I probably skipped right over that email. The only MAC item I'm really waiting for right now is the Oval 6 brush. I wish they'd hurry up and release it again.
Mysvivaglam said…
I want that brush too. I'm thinking about returning the peach lustre, it's more orange than peach.
Agent Elle said…
Yep, that's the exact problem I had with it!! I watched YT video after YT video and could never make it work.
Mysvivaglam said…
I aggravating.

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