Best of 2014

I can't believe 2014 is long over and it's already the end of January 2015!
2014 was a weird year for me, it had it's ups and downs. Also I got a lot more into makeup and finally started my very own blog!
Now let's get into my favourite things of 2014!
Makeup
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 105 (discontinued) - I don't use this as much anymore as I've been trying out other foundations because this shade got discontinued but I used to love this foundation! I'd say it's a medium coverage and gives a very nice finish.
Rimmel London Wake Me Up concealer in 010 Ivory (full review) - No idea why this product isn't in the picture, sorry about that. Anyway,
Lumene Sheer Finish loose powder - I've been using this powder ever since I started using powder and I think it's the best loose powder. It doesn't feel on the skin at all and it helps to keep your makeup on place all day.
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder in 51 - This is my holy grail bronzer. It's so good for contouring and bronzing up your face. There isn't literally a single thing I don't like about this bronzer.
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara - The only mascara I can use on my bottom lashes - other than waterproof mascaras - that doesn't make me look like a panda. The brush is super tiny and you can use it on your upper lashes too.
Makeup Revolution #Liphug lipstick in "When you came to me" - My go to lipstick of the year. It's a nude shade with a hint of pink on it. The consistency is a bit creamy and it stays on the lips for so long.
Real Techniques Blush Brush - This brush is just so fluffy and lovely. You can use it for blusher, bronzer, powder etc and it's just amazing.
Skincare
The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky-Clean Scrub - This cleanses my skin so well and my skin feels extremely smooth after using this. It really helps to sort out breakouts.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ - This product has lasted me for so long even though I've been using it for about 6 months! It decreases redness and helps with all the blemishes and annoying things like that.

Hair
Four Reasons Hair Powder - This stuff is amazing if your hair tends to get oily easily and you don't want/have time to go to the shower in the morning. It gives you volume, makes your hair look all fresh and clean and also keeps it in place a bit so you don't necessarily have to use hairspray. I actually talked about this in my Empties #2 post too.
Nails
Tiger White nail polish in 58 - I just had to include this nail polish as it has been my go to nail polish shade if I couldn't decide what colour to go for. It's only 1€ and it's so easy to apply plus it dries super quickly.

Music

Songs: 
  • John Martin - Anywhere For You
  • Becky G - Shower
  • Becky G - Can't Get Enough
  • Becky G - Can't Stop Dancing
Album: One Direction - Four

Films

Divergent - I was actually supposed to read the book before watching this film but then my best friend had it and we watched it but now I really want to read the book even more because usually if I like the film I like the book even more! So I can't wait to do that.
Maleficent - Angelina Jolie is just so good in this film I can't even tell you. I prefer this 100% over the original Sleeping Beauty which is kind of scary because it's one of my favourite films.

Series
The Originals - I'm a huge fan of the Vampire Diaries but I feel like since season 4 it has gotten a bit weird even though I still like to watch it. Anyway, I was so excited when I found out that they're going to make a series about the originals because I think they're the most interesting vampires and even if you don't like the Vampire Diaries, I'd say just give this a go and see if it interests you!
Reign - I've always loved everything about history and especially historical films and tv shows. Reign is definitely one of the best ones even though I'm not sure if it actually follows how everything really went.

Blogs

Here's some of my favourite blogs I've discovered in 2014 in no particular order!
  • Beauty With Charm by Alina
  • Speaking Beauty UK by Renata
  • Rachel Coco by Rachel
  • The Pyreflies by Jessica
  • Effortlessly Excessive by Kirsty
  • Inthefrow by Victoria
  • The Lovecats Inc by Helen
  • Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion by Tolly

YouTubers

  • velvetgh0st aka Gabriella
  • LucyandLydia
  • Amy Macedo
  • Tyler Oakley
  • beautycrush aka Sammi


What were some of your 2014 favourites?
- Anu


10 comments

  1. I love the make up products you use! Rimmel & Maybelline are some of my favorites. And the movies you listed, I LOVED them! Angelina is incredible indeed. And Elle Fanning did so good too!


    xo - Naomi - www.naomiinwonderland.com

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  2. Been tempted to buy that Clinique Bottom Lash mascara for years as mascaras always smudge on me. Be nice to finally have one that wouldn't. Might invest on it soon. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  3. Oh i'm dying to try the four seasons hair powder.


    www.marciabcreative.blogspot.com

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  4. I did my own 2014 Favorites on my blog, but I had never heard of Effortlessly Excessive! She's funny! Thanks for sending me her way!


    rebekahkoontzsite.com // US Lifestyle Blog

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  5. I also really liked Maleficent! I thought it was a great movie and Angelina Jolie was perfect. Didn't really like who they picked for Aurora though but whatever it was still a good movie! I have heard of Reign but haven't watched it yet, I want to though! Hope you have a wonderful 2015 :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  6. Thank you hun :). I used to only go for Maybelline before I really got into makeup, the mascaras are amazing!
    They are both amazing actresses :)xx

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  7. It's so annoying to notice mascara under your eyes in the middle of the day. I usually don't go for high end mascaras as I really enjoy using the cheaper ones but I think the Bottom Lash mascara was indeed a great investment :)x

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  8. I use it pretty much every day. Would definitely recommend it :)x

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  9. You welcome hun! I love her blog too :)x

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  10. I have watched it so many times I have lost count! I agree with you, I think Elle Fanning is an excellent actress but I really didn't like her in Maleficent...
    I'm obsessed with Reign, haha. Even though season 2 isn't finished I had to start watching season 1 again because one week without it is just too long!
    You too Jessica :)x

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