Monday, January 26, 2015

My Favorites of 2014

My Favorite Makeup Products of 2014
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I know. I know. We are well into January 2015 and the year 2014 already feels like such a long time ago, especially when this month is filled with stress of exams, deadlines, and whatnots. I hope everyone is doing fine and I wish you lots of luck if you are suffering like me! While you are suffering (or enjoying your life, also a possibility, aye), be sure to take a look at my favorites of 2014!

I had a really hard time cutting down to my most favorite products, so my 2014 list of favorites is a heck load longer than that of 2013! Bare with me, though. I am sure it will be worth your time! The first one on the list (but not necessarily the best one; it is all selected randomly) is my urban and unique lipstick called "Von Dutch" by MDMflow. I have never tried such a beautiful, unique and bold orange lip product before. Unapologetically orange. That is the right description for "Von Dutch". 

MDMflow Von Dutch Lipstick


A product that goes hand in hand with the aforementioned lipstick is "Cha Cha Tint" by Benefit. It is a mango-tinted lip and cheek stain that I love to apply to my cheeks when wearing that lipstick. It creates this awesome orange look that just is wonderful. Ok. Lots of self love going on here... I am sorry. I am just super excited about these products. It is why they are on the list! One should worry about not looking too orange, though.. but having a brown-toned skin I am less concerned with that. 

Cha Cha Tint benefit


If you have been actively following my blog, then you know that I am raving about my new coffee machine. It is called Oblo and comes from the brand Dolce Gusto. I have devoted a long article to it, so if you are curious I suggest you go there. I have started drinking much more coffee ever since I bought the coffee machine (oh-oh), but I like that I can do it in the comfort of my own home without always spending that much money. 

Dolce Gusto Oblo Coffee Machine


A product that caught me by surprise was the W7 In the Night palette, because it looked rather cheap and I tend to be a bit apprehensive about cheap eyeshadows. However, each color in this palette gave off a lot of product and pigment. What has made me really excited is the color "Wonderland", which is a beautiful gold rose shade on my skin. I just love that color! 

W7 Eyeshadow In The Night Palette


Now I am a huge fan of Urban Decay. In my opinion, they have one of the best eyeshadow products that are worth the money (and if you think about it, they are really not that expensive per single eyeshadow when you end up paying a whole lot more for high-end brands).. I mean, you just get so much damn pigment and high-quality! Still I had never really tried their eye pencils, so when my sister went to New York I asked her if she wanted to bring back the Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set with her. I am so happy she did, because these eye pencils are just so beautiful! 

Urban Decay | Ocho Loco 2 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Speaking of Urban Decay. When Naked 3 came out I was really excited, because it contained all pink-hued eyeshadows and that was very different from Naked 1 or 2. I also loved the rose-gold case, so I could not wait to get my hands on them. When I did.. it surely did not disappoint. There are so many amazing shades in here and I use this palette all the time when I am going for a soft and romantic look.

Urban Decay Naked 3


My favorite food discovery of 2014 was this Thai Chicken Salad that I created myself by playing around with existing recipes, whatever I had lying around in my house, and some flavors that I love. I usually do not get great results when putting my own spin on dishes, but this one turned out amazingly. It was so fresh, but sweet and spicy at the same time. Hm. It is actually making me hungry right now... I should write about something else now. 

Healthy and yummy Thai Chicken Salad Recipe


I love wearing lipstick. So I am sure it is not a surprise to find more than one favorite lipstick in here. After all, it is my favorite makeup product! I had heard of "Heroine" by MAC when they came back as a fan favorite lipstick, but alas... as with many of MAC's popular products.. it was sold out when I went to try it. Lucky for me, a friend of mine bought it for my birthday.. and it instantly became a favorite color to wear. A purple shade that seems edgy, but is so wearable. 

Heroine Lipstick by MAC


That I love Bobbi Brown should not come as a surprise. It is part of my basic products and daily looks. This is also the case for the two Sparkle Eyeshadows: "Cement" and "Sunlight". These eyeshadows may be expensive, but I just love the subtle and beautiful glow it can give to your look. Well, is that worth the money? That depends on the person, I'd say. I bought these beauties with gift money, so that made it more accessible for me.. and definitely worth it! I should start saving up if I want more, though! 

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadows Cement and Sunlight


So, I am officially hungry. That is why I will end this article with my healthy salmon burger recipe that I put together. I had never had salmon burgers before (or any fish burgers, for that matter) and I wanted something healthy and quick (unfortunately, it is not quick haha) and this is what came out. The salmon burgers were soft, fresh and very filling. Perfect to go with sweet potato fries! Well, on that note.. I am going to rummage around my kitchen and see if there is anything decent to eat. 

Healthy and yummy salmon burgers

Oh, wait! Tell me first... what do you think of my list? Have any of these products made you curious too? Or can I find them in your favorites (of whenever) too?! I'd love to know more!



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  1. De mooiste producten die naar mijn mening dit jaar gereviewd heb zijn: het Urban Decay palette en die oogschaduw van Bobbi Brown.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Karen! Ik kan je niet ongelijk geven haha. Ze zijn oh-zo mooi, he! x

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  2. Die Bobbi Brown oogschaduws zijn zo onwijs mooi! En Heroine als favoriet vind ik ook erg leuk om te zien, wat een unieke kleur is dat!

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    1. Oh yeah! Zo uniek, maar toch zo draagbaar.. alhoewel het wat eng lijkt.. het is het proberen/testen waard ^^

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  3. Ik hou zo van die 24/7 pencils en je hebt gelijk, UD is helemaal niet zo'n duur merk voor de kwaliteit die je krijgt!

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    1. Precies :) het lijkt misschien altijd een groot bedrag, maar je krijgt er zoveel voor terug! Vooral in vergelijking met andere (high-end) merken!

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  4. echt wel de favorieten waard hoor!
    prachtige producten

    liefs
    Karlien

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  5. Fijne favorieten! Naked 3 is ook echt een favoriet van mij, die heb ik ook in mijn favorieten video voorbij laten komen hihi <3

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    1. Dank je, Kirsty! Jaa, Naked 3 is super he.. ik weet dat die jou ook goed bevalt :D x

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  6. Wat een fijne favorieten! Ik ben wel benieuwd naar dat Benefit product...

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    1. Het is een fijne cheek (en lip) stain, die makkelijk is aan te brengen, zolang je voorzichtig bent met de hoeveelheid :D

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  7. Mooie favorieten! Ik vind het echt heel moeilijk mijn echte favorieten van 2014 te bepalen. Daarom heb ik me ook maar niet aan een dergelijk artikel gewaagd... haha

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    1. Dank je, Alette! Ik kan dat goed begrijpen.. ik heb er lang over nagedacht, maar over deze producten/gerechten ben ik toch het meest enthousiast/gebruik ik het vaakst.. en daardoor heb ik me laten leiden :)

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  8. Ik blijf echt fan van Urban Decay sinds ik ze op je blog gespot heb!! En hmm sweet patatoes! Ik moet echt die zalm burger ens proberen!

    x Aurélie

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    1. Yeuhh, goed zo ^^ zeker doen, Aurélie. I would love to hear what you think of it :D xx

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  9. Die Von Dutch stick ziet er zo gaaf uit! Leuk overzicht :)

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  10. Die potloden van Urban Decay lijken me prachtig! X

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  11. Mooie lijst.Die ChaCha-tint van Benefit is geweldig he?

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    1. Heel geweldig! En perfect in combinatie met Von Dutch van MDMflow!

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  12. Het Naked 3 palet is hier ook een grote favoriet! En oooooh die UD eyeliner set, zucht... *kwijl*

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    1. Nog te vinden online, als het goed is :P

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  13. Wat een prachtige producten. Mijn zusje heeft de naked 3 en die is prachtig. Zelf vind ik de kleuren niet echt bij mijn huidskleur passen.

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    1. Dank je, Claudia! Ik kan me niet voorstellen dat het niet ontzettend mooi op je zal staan.. I need proof, otherwise :P haha!

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  14. Oh you make me want to try that Thai Chicken Salad! It look so good and healthy! :D That's the great thing about Thai food, you can mix and match and use whatever you have and it still tastes great. Hehe

    Naked 3 is my absolute favorite Naked palette!!! <3

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  15. I love the Naked3 palette so much. I love the rosy hue. This salad looks delicious.

    http://sciencekoekje.blogspot.be/

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  16. Gorgeous picks! I added Naked 3 and MAC Heroine to my collection last year as well and love them both :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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