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The Best Beauty Products of // 2014

an image of top beauty products of 2014
an image of top beauty products of 2014
an image of top beauty products of 2014
an image of top beauty products of 2014
Each year on LW I like to round up my favourite beauty based products and share with you all in a blog post. This year I feel as if I've been extremely hard to impress. But seriously there's been so many beauty launches I've felt overwhelmed, before being disappointed with those I have bothered with. I've still managed to pick out 14 products from various brands which hopefully varies from the vast amount of such blog posts filling your timelines.

Sensationail Gel Polish in Lovebite*
For the majority of the year I've been wearing gel manicures from Sensationail. Last Christmas I received the Deluxe Starter Kit from my parents & was impressed with the quality of the polishes and kit included. This has to be my favourite shade.

Makeup Revolution What You Waiting For?
If I'm honest this years favourites could have been made up entirely by Makeup Revolution products. The affordable brand only launched in 2014 but have racked up so much love and amazing releases. But it's the What You Waiting For? 18 eyeshadow palette that has won a place. When this palette arrived it had the entire family and MR office laughing once I filled them in on a particular event. Having just had my brothers car go rolling down our driveway, having been parked for many, many hours perfectly fine. Somebody up there thought to be a little devil and allowed it to bump our not so fond of neighbours car. So to open a palette to see such names as; Can't Find The Brake, Moving Car, Scary Conversation & Shut My Eyes, was pretty damn amusing.

Lush Ultrabland cleanser
This little tub has been a miracle this winter, having picked up this cleanser to try in July while shopping on my birthday I didn't know what to expect. Balm Cleansers have been doing the rounds this year, most I've tried have been disappointing. Ultrabland is nothing new, I've always walked past it but something that day made me want to place it in my basket. At first I wasn't quite sure if this cleanser was causing breakouts, I stopped using and came back to it over the last 6 weeks. You don't need a lot, apply to slightly damp skin, massage in and rinse off. My dry skin is left feeling ever so smooth and completely nourished. Maybe not one for summer but certainly an essential when it comes to winter skincare and boy is my skin needing it this week.

Lush Lemony Flutter cuticle butter
Again, another Lush product I've always dismissed until my Mum received a sample and I purchased her the full size. Since then I've been stealing her pot of Lemony Flutter to give my cuticles some TLC. Lemony Flutter is a very thick buttery cream, smelling of fresh lemon meringue pie. I get really dry cuticles as soon as September hits, along with the pesky dry little bits of skin. In a matter of days my cuticles are hydrated, looking presentable and no dry skin to be seen. Everyone needs a pot on their dressing table. Immediately. 

Origins Super Spot Remover blemish treatment gel
2014 has been the year I've really taken to Origins after receiving gift sets the previous Christmas. Origins Super Spot Remover is a blemish treatment gel contained in the tiniest of jars. I'd been getting a lot of hormonal breakouts and my usual blemish treatment wasn't doing the job. I always apply a tiny amount of the gel over an area where I can feel them coming, the spots either don't erupt or dry out by the end of the day. Another product everyone needs on their dressing table.

Vera Wang Princess EDT 50ml
I have quite the perfume collection and it's only grown more since sharing it via a blog post on LW. Once upon a time Vera Wang Princess used to my signature scent. Eventually it ended up sitting in my drawer, I would always be reminded of particularly bad memories. 2014 they all seem to have been thrown out the window, or at least enough for me to enjoy & love wearing my old favourite again.

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara in black & non waterproof
After what seemed a never ending search to find the perfect mascara after my eyelashes became increasingly fussy I have finally found the one. If I dare try out another mascara in my drawer, once I've switched back to Volume 1 Seconde Mascara the compliments flood in - which reminds me I really NEED to get contacts this year.

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty First Base Foundation in Cool Fair*
Joan Collins launched her makeup line Timeless Beauty in 2014, it was something that took me by complete surprise when I checked my inbox. Timeless Beauty is home to an incredible range of products, which all look beautiful in their golden packaging. I've fallen in love with First Base Foundation in Cool Fair - which turned out to be a great match for my pale, pale skin. First Base is a very thick foundation, though feels light on the skin and provides a high coverage. I absolutely hate my freckles peeping through and this stuff covers ALL my imperfections without even needing concealer. It's also fragrance & paraben free.

Soap & Glory The Fab Pore 2 in 1 pore purifying mask and peel
This year I delved into more Soap & Glory skincare with The Fab Pore 2 in 1 mask being an absolute gem of a find. The Fab Pore is a clay based mask with fine exfoliating beads. The formula is fairly thick, with a little reaching a long way. It's also lightly tinted green with a menthol scent. I always apply when I'm in the bath, leaving on for as long as possible for the mask to really get to work. I then rinse off where the small exfoliating beads give a gentle exfoliation, leaving my skin radiant and clear. Formulated for oily/combination skin types I'd recommend for ALL skin types.

Odylique Coconut Candy Scrub deeply hydrating skin polish*
I was lucky enough to be introduced to a few Odylique products this year, a couple products did actually disappoint me though the Coconut Candy Scrub really stood out. Having completed a lot of DIY this year & switching rooms around I misplaced a lot of products, this being one of them. Having finally dug this pot of gold out again I've remembered just HOW amazing it is.

Percy & Reed No-Fuss Flawless Dry Conditioner
Until receiving this guy in a beauty box I'd written off Percy & Reed after a couple bad experiences. I could write for days about this product but I won't. All you need to know is I will never use dry shampoo for as long as Percy & Reed No-Fuss Flawless Dry Conditioner exists. No more grey cast at my roots, only soft & shiny hair with plenty of volume and the prettiest of fragrances.

Origins Masks to Go £8
A product I've given a lot of love on LW this year is Clear Improvement from Origins which I discovered could be purchased in handy travel size pods this year. Clear Improvement is an active charcoal & white clay mask which draws all impurities from the pores. If you're looking for a miracle mask that does everything I'd highly recommend Clear Improvement, my skin always looks so clear, smooth, tight (not uncomfortable) & hydrated after application. I do wish they'd start selling all other masks in these handy travel pods, they already give them out as samples.

The Body Shop Glazed Apple EDT 30ml
Having only just received The Body Shop's Glazed Apple EDT for Christmas I almost feel as if I shouldn't include the EDT in my products of 2014. But I have to, it's incredible and not at all what you'd imagine.

Argan Plus+ Unique 10 Leave In Treatment Spray
I'm a heat abuser when it comes to hair and in December I made a drastic decision to have 6 inches cut off. My hair now currently reaches the bottom of my bra which I'm coming round to slowly but I feel as if I've lost my security blanket. This spray has been a huge help to keep my hair looking good and not frazzled.

Which beauty products have made it into your top 14 this year? If you've shared your favourite products in a blog post or video I'd love for you to leave the link in the comments below.
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  1. Oh I've been meaning to try out the origins spot treatment, really appreciated your review x

    Wishing you the best in 2015 x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

  2. Makeup Revolution absolutely nailed 2014 and I can't wait to see what else they come out with this year. I too discovered Sensationail this year and can't be without gel nail polish now! You've convinced me to not dismiss Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter and to try it out this year!
    Rebecca-Louise, Autumn Leaves - UK Blogging Tips & Beauty Blog

    1. I'm hoping they start creating makeup brushes! You really must grab a pot when you're next passing.


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