I received my first ipsy glam bag in May 2014. That seems like so long ago! I have been so pleased with each and every glam bag I've received thus far. Sure, some months are better than others, but there is always at least one product that I swoon over.
I decided to do a round-up of my favorite products from 2014. I always enjoy reading beauty posts and am curious what products other people love. I hope you find this helpful!
The links below will take you to the specific product's site, and I have no affiliation to those. I just wanted to make this super convenient for you to learn more!
Renewing Eye Cream from Nourish Organic // I just received this eye cream in December, but I've been using it every night for a month. Eye creams are always hard to completely review on short timeframes (ask me again in 20 years, and I'll have a better answer!). This one is very moisturizing and doesn't have a weird smell. Some eye creams are odd like that.
Pores No More from Dr. Brandt // I use the primer from BareMinerals religiously, but I was very excited to try this cult favorite. And it has a cult following for a reason. It goes on smooth with a matte finish, so your foundation has a great base. I am definitely considering purchasing a full-size version of this once my BM primer runs out.
ClariSEA Sea Salt Solutions - Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant // Ok, this product rocks. It's a powder exfoliant, so you either mix it with water or your normal cleanser to the get exfoliant to do its thing. I use a small amount of this -- a little goes a long way -- once a week. I'd say about a dime size amount. For an exfoliant, it's really not that harsh.
Just Mineral Eye Polish from Cailyn // HUGE fan. I cannot rave about this enough. I wear it alone for some sheer shimmer or I build it on top of eye primers or other eye shadows. It stays on throughout the day. LOVE this.
Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss from Cailyn // I love this color. The picture isn't super accurate...it's kind of a taupe-ish color with pink tones (definitely more brown than in the picture). Does that even make sense? It goes on great and doesn't get any weird build-up. You know how some lip glosses kind of do that? It's actually more of a lip tint than gloss. Anyway, it's a flattering color for my fair skin!
NYX Butter Gloss // I love this product so much that I purchased another one the day after receiving it in my glam bag. The absolute best gloss...ever. A soft tint + major gloss. I wear it daily, and it never gets old.
Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush from Crown Brush // I use this two-sided brush every.single.day. I actually don't have a great set of brushes, so I was happy to get this in my September glam bag. I use it with all of my eye shadows.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara // This might be my favorite mascara of all time. I plan on purchasing a full-size version once my current mascara runs out. It goes on beautifully, and you can definitely just use one coat. Or you can build on coats very easily for a more dramatic look. It doesn't clump -- smooth lashes for the win!
Eye Base by Be A Bombshell Cosmetics // I never wear this alone, but it's an AMAZING base/primer. With a gold shimmer, it was perfect for the holidays. I found myself wearing this so much in November and December! I also love to pair it with the Eye Polish from Cailyn (featured above).
AYRES Body Butter // This winter has been dry and cold. No surprise there! It has taken a bit of adjusting after spending the last four years in California. I've been questioning my decision to move back to Nebraska -- kidding, kind of. Anyway, I love this body butter from AYRES. It has a nice earth-y scent and is super moisturizing. It has been saving my hands this winter!
No Frizz Oil from Balanced Guru // I used this oil a lot once I moved to Nebraska in July. Hello, humidity! I was skeptical at first...I mean, I was supposed to willingly put in oil in my hair? Seems odd! It totally works, and I absolutely love this No Frizz Oil. Smells great too.