Best of 2015! Skincare & Makeup

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I've discovered quite a few lovely things this year, some of them made it into my Best of 2015, and some are old tried and true favorites. What are your favorites of the year?

Tom Ford - Bitter Bitch Nail Laquer
This is the perfect Fall color for nails. Brown with an ever so slight red hint.

Urban Decay - Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
Love this for my dry skin since some concealers tend to look terrible on dry skin.

Lipstick Queen - Velvet Rope Lipstick in Brat Pack
I've only had this for a few months, but the first time I applied this to my lips, I literally gasped. It is so creamy and weightless for a matte(ish) lipstick.

Burberry - Wet & Dry Silk Shadow in Pale Barley
I use this when I just want a wash of color on the eyes, and since I've been being super lazy before work during the week lately, I bought a couple more shades in this range so I can switch the color up at least (Storm Grey and Rosewood are the other colors I have). I even use the applicator included in these!

Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate
I received a sample of this a couple years ago and I liked it a lot, but didn't want to pay the price. Then in February I won a box of Kiehl's products from a raffle at a Bloomingdale's event and this was in it. I used the whole bottle and I have really noticed an improvement in my skin. I recently repurchased it again because I can't imagine surviving winter without it! It is lightweight and soaks in fairly well, but this is a night oil so don't try applying makeup over it. It keeps my poor dry skin moisturized and doesn't break me out like some heavier creams have. If I'm having a super dry time, I'll apply more moisturizer on top of this, but I don't feel the need to do that too often.

Marc Jacobs - Angled Blush Brush
This was a recent purchase, but it's oh-so-wonderful. It is very soft, which can have pluses and minuses when it comes to picking up blush, but this is a great blush brush for me. I don't apply heavy blush since I have a naturally rosy complexion anyway, and this feels almost soothing on my skin.

Giorgio Armani - Eye Tint in Flannel
I bought this last spring and still wear it at least once every couple weeks. This color is light and won't work for everyone, but I love it. The color is multi-dimensional. It is taupe that shifts purple with gold and pink flecks. Just...ugh. Love.

Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red
Similar to the Lipstick Queen, it is comfortable and weightless, especially for a matte lipstick. This color is outstanding. Though it is matte, it has a few very fine specks of glitter. It's odd, I don't see it when it is on my lips, but I can see it in the tube and I'm sure it is what gives the glow to the lip, despite it being a matte.

Hourglass - No 28 Primer Serum
I've been using this for a few years now. Every morning after I cleanse my face, I put this on and let it soak in for 5 - 10 minutes before moving on to my normal makeup routine. I don't need a moisturizer when using this. It is amazing, though when it gets super hot in the summer, I skip it simply because I don't want any extra layers on my face and don't need the extra moisture.

Omorovicza - Queen of Hungary Mist
I received a sample of this and thought it was perfume, so it sat for a month before ever trying it. Then one day I looked it up and saw it was a face mist! This is so refreshing. It has a pleasant smell, which isn't as strong as say the Caudalie mist. I don't know if I've noticed a benefit to my skin, but when it is a hot summer day, it is amazing. It also is great to mist on when I've over powdered, or to feel fancy when I'm getting ready in the morning.

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Disclaimer: This post contains my own opinion. I have not been sent these items for consideration and/or review. 

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  1. love this post! i found your blog today while looking for reviews on h&m's beauty line. you should post more! going to check out the giorgio armani in flannel for sure. check me out at!


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