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Beauty Must Haves of 2014

Monday, January 05, 2015
Hello Lovelies, how is everyone? I know most of you have been back to work today so i hope it wasnt to awful! As some of you may or may not know im actually stuck at home and have been the past 6 months! Im so bored sat in and id love to go back to work. Im waiting on my 2nd knee operation but the hospitals have messed up so many appointments its taking much longer than i thought. I have now been referred to Wrightington hospital in Wigan which is an hour drive from where i live but it means i get to see a knee specialist so after this operation i shouldn't have anymore problems. So 2014 for me wasn't the best of years but this year im hoping to get my knee sorted and finally move on.

I know everyone is doing this post of their most loved products of 2014 but i had to do one. I love reading posts like these so i hope you enjoy!

Beauty Must Haves of 2014

The Base

L'Oreal Advanced Correcting Serum | £16.99 
First time using a serum and i love how it feels on my skin and it has definitely helped my skin.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer | £5.99 (discontinued)
This is amazing for oily skin and such a good price! Rimmel also do one for other skin types.

Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer | £19.00
This is my 3rd time buying this and i love it. Its a peachy toned primer which definitely reduces pores.

It is expensive but it honestly lasts me around 3 months! A tiny bit goes a very long way. I also use this to highlight as i got a lighter shade than my foundation. It is also full coverage.

Seventeen Stay Time Foundation in "Natural" | £6.49
If you want a full coverage light weight foundation then this is it! Its the most full coverage one iv found yet. Iv never been so impressed by a foundation before.

Powders & Bronzer's

Beauty Must Haves

I love that this can be used on its own or as a powder. I find it gives me that flawless look!

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot | £12.00
AMAZING! This has helped control my oily skin so much. I carry this in my bag and touch up when needed.

ELF Blush & Bronzer in "Fiji" | £3.95
The bronzer in this has become my favourite lately. Its not dark and it is matte which i love. 

Cheeks

Beauty Must Haves

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Blush in "Candy Queen of Hearts" | £4.99
This is a Too Faced Dupe and a amazing one at that. Its a subtle blush which looks so pretty.

Makeup Revolution Blush in "Love" | £1.00
Iv found myself reaching for this most days its a coral shade but has a warm tone to it and yes it is only a £1! I know superdrug also sell these.

ELF Blush & Bronzer in "Fiji" | £3.95
I mentioned the bronzer above but i also had to mention the blush. It is a dark pinky shade which looks stunning when applied, i cant get enough of it.

Eyes

Beauty Must Haves

I love this as you get a wax, powder & highlighter. The highlighter isnt the best but the wax and powder i use on a daily basis.

NYX Eyeshadow Pot in "Boost" | £5.50
Really pigmented and gorgeous shades. I reviewed & swatched this shadow and two others, click the link below.

Seventeen Va Va Voom Mascara | £4.99
My soul mate! Iv struggled to get long thick lashes as i used to wear false ones everyday which ruined my own. This mascara definitely thickens my own!

I find some pencils just dont do the job you want. This pencil applies easily and you dont have to press hard or keep going over the same spot.

Makeup Revolutions Iconic 2 Palette | £4.00
Iv reached for this nearly everyday since i purchased it. The shades are gorgeous.

Brushes

Must Have Makeup Brushes

Real Techniques Powder Brush | £12.99
Since using this i wont be changing to any other powder brush. Its big which i like and it picks up product really well.

MUA F9 Contour Brush | £5.00
This is an amazing dupe for Nars Contour Brush its so soft and feels so much more expensive. Worth a buy.

Iv mentioned this brush before. I got the set from ebay about a year ago and recently seen everyone is now buying them! They feel so high quality.

Real Techniques Brush (similar to their blush brush) | £9.99
I use this for my blusher everyday, its the perfect size.


42 comments on "Beauty Must Haves of 2014"
  1. I loveee Soap & Glory's makeup range, their Brow Archery is a total lifesaver and I really need to get hold of the Solar Powder!

    Taylor x

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    1. Iv tried the Solar Powder it really is good! x

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  2. I love the Rimmel stay matte foundation, its a lovely one x
    Wishing you a healthy and lovely new year x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  3. Lovely products. I would want to try out the urban decay primer as I think the benefit porefessional is on its way out and I want to try out something new~

    Thank you for posting, I hope you have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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    1. The UD primer is very similar to Benefits one! Iv just started using the Benefit one x

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  4. I've been loving the Real Techniques brushes too can't wait for Bold Metal ones to be released! xx

    KirstyLeighx

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    1. They are lovely, some of my favourites x

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  5. ahh hun so sorry to hear about the hospital messing you around I hope you get sorted out soon and on the mend. Great products. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  6. Loooove so many of these products! I want to try Soap & Glory as I have heard so many good things about them.

    Jana
    Life of Jana

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    1. S&G have some really good makeup bits! x

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  7. Lovely post, really handy :) xx

    www.emilysbeautythoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I will have to check some of these out! I have tried the seventeen foundation and I just found it way too heavy for me! Such a shame as I really wanted to like it and I actually really love the lid it has!
    http://www.allthingskerri.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should try mixing it with a little moisturiser or a thinner foundation :) x

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  9. Great products & blog :)


    www.Shannenandco.blogspot.ie

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  10. This is a lovely post and really useful as I'm forever looking to try new products. I got the revolution iconic 2 palette for Christmas and I'm absolutely loving it! I hope you're knee gets better soon. Abi x

    ramblingsofablonde.co.uk

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading x

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  11. Love this list, it's so thorough! I need to replenish my makeup stash BAD...

    Anyhoo, I found you through a fellow blogger, and just thought I'd stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same, or better yet, keep in touch! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  12. I love my high end foundations but I've heard a lot of good things about the Seventeen stay time foundation. May have to pick it up and give it a go!x

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    1. If you like full coverage then i would 100% recommend it! x

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  13. I love reading these types of posts too, nice to see your picks! I love that RT powder brush too - it's so big and fluffy!

    xo, alison*elle

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  14. You've definitely convinced me to buy the MAC pro longwear concealer, sounds so good! X

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    1. Its the best iv ever tried and really does work wonders! x

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  15. I have seen the soap and glory one heck of a blot on a few peoples posts now & I really need to try it out! - Great post! x

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    1. I love it, couldnt live without it x

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  16. amazing picks!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  17. I want that blush just cause it's heart shaped x

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  18. These all sound like amazing products! I have the Rimmel primer and it's so good for making my makeup stay on and it also makes my skin feel super soft! I really want to try the makeup revolution blush because it reminds me so much of the Too Faced ones! xx

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

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    1. The primer is the best! You really should try the blush x

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  19. So many lovely products, how cute is that heart blusher!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  20. The contour brush looks really good and such a good price love your blog
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. MAC pro longewear concealer is my must have! one of the best I've ever tried. Also Real Techniques brushes are so worth it! Kisses!

    theglowlab.blogspot.com

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