Hi friends! Look who’s finally written their 2015 best of beauty post! It only took a bajillion years…
Asking me to pick my favorite makeup products is like asking me to pick a favorite child—it just can’t be done. I love all of them for different reasons. (Er…most of them, anyway.) That’s why, initially, I wasn’t going to write a 2015 favorites post. January is almost over, everyone else has done it, and I worried no one would want to read it. But then, one of my friends asked me to write it, and here I am. I’ve caved. Not all of these were 2015 discoveries, but I definitely used the heck out of all of them last year! I decided to save my skincare favorites for a future post—I’m long overdo for an updated skincare routine anyhow!
Without further ado, here’s my 2015 All Star Lineup!
As all beauty-junkies know, love can be a fickle thing. Favorites come and go, and products that were once, “the best thing ever!” sometimes lose their wow-factor when newer products come along. As someone who’s constantly testing new formulas, I have a pretty good sense of what I like and dislike, but every so often, that changes.
Here are a few of the items in my collection I’ve changed my mind about, for better or worse.
October is always a busy month for me, and this year was no different. This month was jam-packed from end to end. In addition to taking the GRE, there was apple picking, camping, and our annual trip to the renaissance faire. Dave and I celebrated our 6-year anniversary and his birthday.
It’s been a good month for favorites. I find that I don’t do a ton of experimenting makeup-wise in the fall. Instead, I rely on a few, simple products that are easy and reliable. Here’s a sneak peak into what I’ve been reaching for this month.
Moving is hard y’all. The big move was two weeks ago, but I’m still exhausted! So far, I’m really loving the new place, but it feels a little like living in a really disorganized hotel. Nothing feels familiar and pretty much all of our stuff is still in boxes.
It’s been a pretty plain-Jane month, beauty-wise. With all my stuff in boxes, I’ve gone for the “no makeup makeup” look most mornings. I’m going to be getting a new makeup vanity, and so I haven’t bothered to unpack the boxes with my beauty products inside. So when I say that these are the things I’ve been using all month—I mean it! I didn’t have much choice! Luckily, I’ve been really happy with many of the items I set aside for the move.
Last night, Dave and I went out to dinner and to see the new Cinderella movie as a sort of belated birthday celebration. My real birthday was last week, but I spent it at my grandfather’s funeral and I didn’t much feel like celebrating. Deciding it was time to stop moping around my apartment, I used the date as an excuse to get dolled up.
The two of us headed to Pacci’s, a local pizza restaurant that I love. They cook their pizzas in a wood-burning oven, and there’s something about the crust that’s extra delicious. I ordered a pizza topped with buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil and parmesan. We decided to skip dessert, but I was certainly tempted since the restaurant has a wall of Nutella at the entrance.
I cannot believe how quickly the month of February has gone by! I feel like so much has happened these last few weeks… On Valentine’s Day, my fiancé and I signed a lease for a new apartment. After 5 1/2 years, the two of us will finally be moving in together in early April. I also flew to Chicago last weekend to visit family. It was nice seeing everyone, and made me realize how much I miss home sometimes.
With February winding down, my birthday is quickly approaching! Now, I never need an reason to splurge, but I always feel like turning another year older gives me an excuse to pick up some of the items I’ve been lusting after. (Note: I brought a couple of these items with me on my trip, so some of them may look a tad familiar.)
In the name of the big 2-4, here are the items I splurged on…