12.31.2015

Best of Beauty: Top 15 of 2015 (GIVEAWAY)


And we made it! Another year is in the books. I, for one, am glad this year is over. But it wasn't all bad. One of my highlights was trying out all the makeup. All the beauty things! And today I've got my list of 15 items that were huge faves of mine. This is something I have done for the past few years (see 2014, 2013, 2012) and to keep you reading, there's a giveaway at the end. Two winners! Let me know your faves.


TOP ROW 1-6:
  • Beachwaver--My fave hair tool for beachy waves
  • Lancome Grandiose Mascara--Because I love long lashes
  • Oribe Texturizing Spray--Instant volume and texture
  • Cailyn O Brush--For when I want to take time doing my makeup, this gives me an airbrushed finish
  • Makeup Geek Brushes--I love every one that I've tried
  • Q Tica--I picked up this extending top coat at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, and it's been a must-use ever since
MIDDLE ROW (7-11):
  • MAC Lady Danger--My fave red of the year
  • Armani Luminous Silk Foundation--This looks lovely on dry skin.
  • UP&UP Nail Polish remover--I've tried every method of removing glitter polish, and this is THE fastest.
  • OFRA Liquid Lipsticks--My fave brand of all matte liquid lipsticks
  • Perfect Formula Gel Polishes--I got a sampler pack of these, and loved them all.
BOTTOM ROW (12-15):
  • Olivia Palermo for Ciate in Smoked Suedes--This palette really impressed me for design, shades, and formula
  • D&G No.1 Sophia Lauren Lipstick--My fave everyday lipstick
  • Becca Skin Perfecting Highlighters--I love every shade in powder or cream. Perfet for glowy skin.
  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes--Sometimes I need a quick clean up, and these never let me down! They get everything off.
Giveaway: 2 Winners will win $25 gift cards to Walmart, thanks to Neutrogena. 
To enter: In the comments, tell me:
  • a beauty fave of yours, 
  • how you follow my blog (or my social media)
Make sure I have a way to contact you! This giveaway will end Jan 10, 2016

84 comments:

  1. My beauty favorite is the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, always very moist and great at taking off makeup. Follow via BL as https://www.bloglovin.com/people/lisabrown-1344076
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. That's so awesome of you to host a giveaway :) I also did a post for my favorite products, but overall I think my favorite was the Josie Maran Watercolor shadow! So beautiful :) I follow you on my blogger reading list :)

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  3. great list! i love those makeup wipes too
    xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. I have got to try the makeup geek brushes. I think my favorite find this year is my tarte palette and Lancôme foundation. Happy New Year!!!

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  5. I love the way oribe products smell and the neutrogena wipes were my favorite things year while travelling!! Hope you have an amazing start to 2016 girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. those makeup wipes will forever be my favourites! they work better than any other i have tried and i'll always go back to them. not ignoring the giveaway, just not entering haha but felt like i should say something. happy NYE girl :)

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  7. Love this round up! I want to try one of these Caitlyn O brushes 0 they look fab!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  8. Ohh I love these best of posts! I am totally going to try that Lancome mascara, I don't know why I haven't yet! I also really want to try that foundation-- it sounds amazing!

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  9. Neutrogena wipes are my favorite - especially after trying something else & having the worst face break out since I was 18... ugh!
    (Follow you on Bloglovin)

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  10. I've only ever used those Neutrogena wipes out of this list! I still want to try the Ofra liquid lipstick though!

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  11. Great list! My beauty fave this year was Nars Orgasm. I finally ponied up to try it and love it. I use it daily and it doesn't even look like a dent has been made in the product.

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  12. I love MAC lipstick :)
    I follow you via bloglovin': deboraferri

    Debora Ferri
    debby_f@hotmail.it

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  13. I've heard such incredible things about that Oribe spray! I will always and forever love Revlon Colorstay eyeliner for the perfect cat eye. I follow you on Instagram and Facebook!

    thewalkerfiresidechats(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. My fave is NARS dolce vita lipstick! I've purchased it again and again! Great nude full of moisture!

    I started following you a while ago on Instagram and a few months ago found out that you have a blog! I've been addicted since!

    Thank you for doing what you do! Keep up the beautiful blogging!

    Arielle
    avpietron@gmail.com

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  15. I love love love the Neutrogena wipes! Those things are da bomb:D I need to try that Armani foundation for sure coz my sis raves about that one too.

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  16. These are all great picks and I see a few things I need to try. I love NYX cream blushes, and aquaphor for my dry winter skin. I follow your blog via feedly and on Instagram and FB.

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  17. I love the makeup wipes, they work so well! and follow you on twitter as @aktheartist63
    cricketlady29@hotmail.com

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  18. I really love my Dior Capture Totale Serum! I follow you via Facebook as Andrea Darst.

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  19. My absolute favorite beauty product is my Clarisonic! It has changed my skin for the better in SO many ways! I follow you on Bloglovin' and IG - carrie at curlycraftymom dot com. Thanks for the giveaways and happy new year!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  20. Loveeeee the Neutrogena wipes! They are my favorite and the liquid eye makeup remover I use every day! Right now and all winter long my favorite product is Aquafor it's a must for my dry skin, and the Neutrogena shampoo, the one you use once a week to get the gunk out! It's perfection! I follow you everywhere hahha

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  21. I love that you do this! It's so helpful to have your favorites from the year in one place! I love your beauty picks, as always! :)

    I follow your blog via Feedly and Insta. And a beauty fav of mine would have to be the Mac lipstick you introduced me to last year. I get compliments on it every single time I wear it! :)

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  22. Those are some good ones..have yet to try a popular mac shade..lady danger is one ive been cosidering for awhile..my fav this yr has to be ysl tint in oil..love the one i got soo much,been saving for another.i have red&it gives a pretty just had a popsicle red stain&it gets brighter thru the day as u apply more but i love it most as the 1st application is just starting to obsorb,soft reddish tone with a luscious soft sheen center..i follow you on Facebook&youtube😆

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  23. I like the UP&UP Nail Polish remover. I follow you on instagram (mami2jcn).

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  24. I love amika dry shampoo and the new benefit theyre real lash primer. I follow you on fb, youtube, instagram. :)

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  25. I really need to try some of these. A beauty fave of mine would be the RMS Lip2Cheek in Illusive. It's the best cream blush. I follow you on Bloglovin' and Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity! Happy New Year to you Elle!

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  26. One of my beauty favs is regular Vaseline for my lips. I follow on GFC, Pinterest and Instagram.
    Erika W.

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  27. Great Faves, Elle! I've been using a base coat by Q Tica that's a growth stimulator. It's awesome, so I will have to check out he top coat by them! That palette is gorgeous and I'm happy to see you mention the Becca highlighters!

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  28. I WANT that Beachwaver! It's on my not-so-subtle hint list for my husband. Living Proof Dry Shampoo is my beauty fave of the year. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

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  29. Awesome round up! I couldn't love the Becca Shimmering Perfector more, will definitely be rockin' it tonight. Happy New Year's Eve and cheers to an amazing 2016 <3

    Green Fashionista

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  30. Would love to win!(: I love the smash box primer(:I follow your blog via Bloglovin(:

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  31. My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com

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  32. I love Stila Liquid eyeliner! I follow you on Bloglovin'

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  33. I adore Mac Lady Danger too and 100% agree with you on OFRA liquid lipstick, I only have one in shade Laguna Beach but it's the most comfortable wearing one that I owned. I think my no. favourite of this year would be Palmer's Facial Oil, it made my skin so soft, smooth and clear, hands down my HG facial oil. I follow you on Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin and my Twitter name is @se7enramiel

    Happy new year, Elle! xx

    Reflection of Sanity | StayLean Tea Australia Giveaway

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  34. I love the nuetrogena wipes but my favorite right now is my cheap clean & clear foundation. I tried so many and used to have to layer on products to cover my rosacea including some from sephora but this $7 item let me cut out all the others. My skin looks great with it too.

    I follow you on blogger.

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  35. neutrogena cleaning wipes for at night and love bare minerals. follow u on all social networks - cgaarder12 - insta - cynthia gaarder fb cindy gaarder bloglovin and blogger

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  36. I like Loreal infallible lipgloss.

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  37. I follow your blog on instagram with the name shroomfrog.

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  38. I love anastaisa beverly lipgloss in sepia

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow you on instagram @sweetums82

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  40. I still need to try the Q Tica! I loved reading your review of make up brush cleaners this year. It was super helpful! I think the favorite item you've recommended is the Revlon lip crayons though. Following you via facebook, bloglovin, and instagram! :)

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  41. A beauty favorite of mine is, Mac Pro-long wear concealer. It stays on forever and gives excellent coverage. I follow you via email :) Happy New Year!

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  42. A beauty favorite is theBalm Put a lid on it eye primer, I always go back to it
    I follow through email! Mrszeno34@aol.com

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  43. I keep hearing about the Becca highlighter! It looks so pretty! My favorite product is Stila eyeliner in Lionfish and I follow you via Bloglovin and pretty much everywhere else! :)
    ~Sara

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  44. Rodan + Fields! It has helped me to become foundation and concealer free! I have followed you for a little over a year now via Twitter, FB, Bloglovin, and Insta :)

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  45. Great list! So many good finds! I have been dying to try the Q Tica and so glad you had a good review on it! I need something to keep my nails looking better longer. A beauty favorite of mine would have be the beauty blender or Brow Wiz...such game changers ididnt know how important they were until I tried them! I have been following you for ages now and absolutely adore everything that you do! Thank you for always having something fun for me to read and look forward to. Happy new year! Following via Bloglovin' - calliebowers, FB - calliecbowers and IG - @calliebowers and Twitter!

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  46. My beauty favorite is liquid lipstick.
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  47. Happy New Year! Thanks for the great list of your breathy faves! I haven't tried all of those but now I know what to look for in my next beauty haul!
    One of my favorite products is the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes. They are great to bring on vacation since the package is perfect for taking on the go!

    Following you on social media and Bloglovin! Fingers crossed!!

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  48. I have been loving the Becca highlights as well. They are pretty amazing and love all these top beauty products as well.

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  49. Happy New Year!! The only thing I've tried is the wipes. I have the Becca Jacklyn Hill Champagne Pop sitting in a box still....
    http://emilymaiko.blogspot.com/

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  50. It Bye Bye redness and Facebook. Happy 2016!

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  51. So many awesome picks! My favorite find of the year has been the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I follow on FB: Natalie Carlson Brown, Twitter: @nataliecb99, Pinterest: Natalie Carlson Brown, IG: @natorama99, Bloglovin: Natalie Brown, and email: natorama99@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

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  52. I like to use the Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent to get any leftover traces of makeup off. I follow on Facebook (April Crisafulli) and Bloglovin (https://www.bloglovin.com/people/aprilcrisafulli-1491544)

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  53. I like the Ofra lipsticks too and the Neutrogena wipes are some of my favs!

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  54. My favorite beauty product discovery from 2015 is the Neutrogena Color Stick Lip Crayon! It goes on so smooth, smells great, and the colors are beautiful.

    I am an email subscriber!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  55. My beauty fave is the 24/7 urban decay pencil eyeliner. It's my favorite! I follow you via bloglovin as Meghan Hayes and instagram as @meghan_hayesdays because you're the best!

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  56. From this year my favorites are the Clinique cheek pop blushes. I follow you on Bloglovin as Paint Those Piggies and my email is ebdaun@gmail.com.

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  57. One of my favorites is Clarins gentle foaming cleanser. I follow you on pinterest @rusthawk1. Thanks!

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      I follow on pinterest as rusthawk.

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  58. i love my urban decay palette

    i follow on gfc @lindilala

    lindilala at aol dot com

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  59. I really love Physicians Formula Bronze Booster. It gives me a natural glow all year round :) Thanks for the giveaway! I follow your blog on Bloglovin (kimberly3).

    kimrosaleo [at] gmail [dot] com

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  60. I have found some NYX cream blush that I love! I follow on twitter as suburbsanity.

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  61. Love the colours of OP palette and both the lipstick and gloss. Wonderful round-up, Elle! Thank you! x

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  63. I randomly picked up the Josie Maran Watercolor shadow in Playa Pink and have really loved how it's perfect for just a quick makeup day! I follow you on Bloglovin' and twitter! (@atboldbright)

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  64. Wow, sadly I have nothing on this list! haha. But I jotted a few things down for next time I'm at the store. A makeup favorite of mine is ColourPop's lippie stick in Lumiere. I swear that thing is my rock. I wear it almost ever single day. Even if I've started the day with something else on. (; A skincare favorite of mine this year was totally raw, organic honey. That stuff saved my life! I will never stop using it!

    Kikimincks on Instagram
    According to Kiki blog here on Bloglovin or Blogger

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  65. I haven't tried anything on this list! The #1 item I need to try from your favs is the ofra liquid lipsticks.

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  66. One of my favorite beauty products is Burt's Bees Pomegranate lip balm, it's so nourishing and has a slight tint to it! I like you on FB!
    vandango33 at gmail dot com

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  67. I love those Neutrogena wipes too! Glad you like the Up & Up nail polish remover so much. I use that one a lot!

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  68. I use the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes as well and think they work really well plus they have a travel size pack. I follow on bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter etc.

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  69. I love Mac pro-long wear concealer! It lasts for a long time and gives great coverage :) I follow your blog via email.

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  70. I love bold lips, mine are on the thin side, so I like to make them stand out more. I follow on Facebook (Brenda Haines) Twitter (@TheHippieHut) Instagram (@thehippiehut32) and Pinterest (hippiehut). Thanks for the chance!

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  71. I love bold lips, mine are on the thin side, so I like to make them stand out more. I follow on Facebook (Brenda Haines) Twitter (@TheHippieHut) Instagram (@thehippiehut32) and Pinterest (hippiehut). Thanks for the chance!

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  72. Covergirl Bombshell Mascara - not sure how I lived without it! myfoxypup at gmail dot com

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  73. Follow you on Pinterest as susitravl

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  74. I have been loving the TF Semi-Sweet palette this past year! And along with following you on all your social media accounts, I just signed up for your emails. Cant believe I wasnt already!

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  75. I like EOS lip balm. I follow on Twitter. @dereklauren

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  76. I love Baby Lips. I got a holiday 1 Cocoa Crush & It's awesome. I follow you on ig (dramaqueensmum), fb (Kimberly Martin G) & by e mails.
    @dramaqueensmum

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  77. I'm obsessed with NYX glosses and matte lippies now! Amazing colors and they're cheap! I follow you on bkoglovin, IG, FB...everywhere 😂 Info@coilylocks.com

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  78. My favorite cleanser is Airelle Berrimatrix Exfoliating Cleanser; it does such a good job and is really great when paired with a brush like Clarisonic. I follow you on Instagram (@agratefulattitude).

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  79. I've been using Neutrogena Skin Clearing foundation for years and it's by far my favorite! I follow with google/bloglovin!

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  80. Neutrogena wipes are a must and I follow on FB - Ellen Casper

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  81. Maybelline colossal mascara is my must have!
    I follow you on twitter and Instagram (@anamiii) and on Facebook (Anam A.) :)

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