Thursday, January 1, 2015

Video: Favorites of 2014

Above: Happy New Year from Jethro and me! 
Happy New Year, lovelies!  I hope your first day of 2015 has been magnificent thus far! 

Here are my favorite products for 2014...a massive celebration of beauty, indeed.  I went with the cumulative approach and covered approximately two products featured on my blog from each month of the year and also included a list of "timeless classics" that must be mentioned due to their heavy rotation in my routine.  

Kindly scroll on for the video as well as additional product images, all the relevant details and the Bottom Line! I suggest getting cozy and grabbing a cup of coffee or tea for this one...it's rather lengthy ; ) 



Products Discussed: 

Above: Favorites for January 2014 through June 2014.
January:
2. RMS Buriti Bronzer...review HERE 

February:

March:

April:

May:

June:
1. Tangle Teezer...review HERE
2. By Terry Tea-to-Tan...review HERE 

Above: Favorites for July 2014 through December 2014.
July:

August:
2. NARS Audacious Lipsticks...review HERE
3. Byredo Black Saffron...review HERE

September:

October:
2. Gucci Magnetic Color Shadow Mono in Oxydus...review HERE
3. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream...review HERE

November:
1. By Terry Densiliss Primer, Blush and Concealer...review HERE      
2  Oribe Gold Lust Conditioner...review HERE
3. Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere Anti-Aging Cheek Illuminator in Luster...review HERE

December:
2. Zelens Age Control Foundation...review HERE
3. Girlactik Le Creme Foundation...review HERE 
4. Burberry Earthy Sheer Blush...review HERE
5. Radical Skincare Skin Perfecting Screen SPF 30...review HERE

Above: Timeless classics...integral parts of my routine.
Timeless Classics: I use these products constantly...they have earned a permanent place in my rotation and must not go without mention! 


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Bottom Line: Thank you so much for watching this video...especially since it was such a time investment ; )   I truly hope you enjoyed the discussion and I welcome your questions and comments...what are some of YOUR favorites of 2014?

Eye look tutorial the works as well as details on some new beauty discoveries...any requests for 2015?

Thanks for being such marvelous readers and friends...your support is something I truly treasure.  Comment and email responses in the works! 

xoxo,

--The Beauty Professor


** Some PR samples provided for review (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  
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26 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you & your family! Wishing you health, happiness, prosperity & enough energy to continue all the excellent product posting!! X,O, The Kramer family.

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    1. Hello Rose! Thank you so much and the same to you and your family!

      Thanks for your friendship and support...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. I am really intrigued by Ardency Inn products, though there is no way of getting them here!

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    1. They are amazing...great quality and reasonably priced. Wish you had a way of ordering them!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. My request is to suggest what you would buy if you could only spend over $100 on one product. Which splurge would you recommend? I can't afford to buy a lot of high end products but I would be able to treat myself to something really special and luxurious. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for your suggestion, Amy...I LOVE the idea and will get working on a post or video with that theme. I appreciate the tought...have a beautiful weekend!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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    2. Thanks for the reply! I will look for the post in the future.

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  4. I haven't tried any of these products but I'm sure they are amazing to make into your yearly favorites!

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    1. Hi Ebony!

      Thanks for your comment and also for watching!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Rachel waiting to watch the video later when I can sit with my tea and enjoy your review!

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    1. That sounds excellent! Thank you in advance for watching...hope you enjoy the experience ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. Did you leave the Koh Gen Doh Spa Water off your permanent list? I just started using it myself and it is a lovely way to start the morning routine :-)

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    1. That is a great catch...thank you so much for your observation. I know I pictured it but now added the details to the post...it is still my daily cleanser and I don't know what I would do without it! So glad you are loving it as well!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Happy New Year, BP! I hope it was lovely.

    I am here to echo the raves for the By Terry concealer. I ordered a shade, sight unseen, thanks to your swatches and also thanks to your reply to a reader in the comments section with my similar skin tone. The match is spot on and and I cannot stop using it! Initially I balked at the price, so I truly appreciate your detailed and accurate posts.

    I ordered from beauty.com and was even able to procure it for 20% off, which definitely took a bit of the sting out! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your posts.

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    1. Hi Ashlyn,

      Happy New Year to you, too!

      So thrilled to hear that you are loving the By Terry Densiliss concealer as well! Magnifique!

      Thanks for sharing...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. Oh, one more thing I forgot to include in my last comment-

    How would you compare Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow to the Koh Gen Do Illuminator? I really enjoy using the KGD, but I'm interested in CT as well. Is it justified to own both/do you have a preference?

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    1. With regards to your question, I find that the Wonderglow is a touch less pigmented--more of a translucent sheen--than the Koh Gen Do, which leans a bit beige/rose gold. I love mixing the Wonderglow into foundation and find that both work well...overall, Wonderglow may be a bit more subtle.

      Hope that helps!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  9. Thank you for this video. You have mentioned how intense the editing experience is so a long video must be super time consuming! I absolutely love the monthly review format of this video and the addition of your timeless classics. I think the clarity of your skin is a testament to how excellent these products are. I imagine your natural canvas is undeniably amazing as well.
    I am still heartbroken with LMdB PV in shade 1 which appears to be discontinued. I have written to many stores and they all tell me it is no longer available. NM has is it in indefinite back order. I think I will get the by Terry concealer and the LMdB illuminating pen right now! My favorite discoveries of the year are just a bare few since my skin has been horrendous and everything I tried just made it worse, including all favorites. Some new additions are Verso retinol 8 face cream, Koh Gen Do oriental plant essence, Ilia lip conditioner, TF Foundation (thanks to you), de Mamiel body oil, Bruno Acampora's Musc, Serge Lutens' L'orpheline, Serge Lutens' Ambre Sultan, LM Parfums Ambre Muscadin and Black Oud, Ramon Monegal Ambra di luna, among other perfumes, Its a 10 leave in conditioner, and your blog which I also discovered in 2014 and I visit daily now.
    Happy 2015 BP.
    xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hello and thank you so much for watching! I so appreciate your kind words about my skin...definitely the culmination of lots of skincare and good lighting ; )

      That is horrible news about the Peau Vierge #1...I just texted my LMdB contact to see if she has any insight and will let you know what I find out...feel free to email me directly and I can forward you her response!

      Thanks for sharing your favorites for the year...there are many that I am now inspired to look into. So glad we've been able to connect here at Beauty Professor.

      Much love to you, my friend!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  10. How would you compare the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow to Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base? I am looking for a product to add to my foundation to give me a lovely glow. I was leaning towards the Burberry product, but your reviews of Wonderglow has me interested.

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    1. To chime in..I just purchased the Burberry (nude radiance) and it is nice and comfortable on the skin. It seems to get *glowing* reviews (sorry, couldn't help it:) so I bought it and don't really have any complaints. But I find that if you just take a little and put it all over your face, it really is almost too glowy (even though it is truly subtle sheen--no chunky glitter--just sheen like a nice highlighter gives.) You need to use a light hand and almost seems like using it very specifically-like liquid highlighter (such as Becca shimmering skin perfector) might even be best. (I am trying it that way tomorrow.)

      I don't know how old you are and what type of foundation you want to add it to but I feel it needs to be a matte foundation that needs amping up as otherwise, it is a lot for mature skin and almost seems aging (even though I don't have a lot of wrinkles and sagging.) I think you just need to use a light hand and definitely try to get a sample and play with it. Also, the bottle should last a lifetime! It takes so little and it is a lot of product but it is pricey. Personally, I would have loved if they made it in smaller bottles for less $. I like to change things up too much so feel like it isn't a good value for me.
      BTW, I've tried both colors, nude is everyday and the other (bronze) is definitely summer time glowy. A little much for my fair-medium skintone but would be fab if I liked a tan:) HTH!

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  11. Hi BP great video as usual. I remember each and every blog post in which u mentioned these products. Looking forward to a new year of favs with u. My day isn't complete til I check in to see what u have for us! The beauty, the fashion, the family including Jethro! Xoxo

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    1. Hi Lynn...thank you! I love that you can trace the history of the products on BP : )

      Thank you for being such a lovely reader and supportive friend!

      xoxo to you and yours!

      --The Beauty Professor

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  12. Fantastic overview! I really want to try Girlactik! Plus some others you mentioned:)

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    1. Hi Bug Pin,

      Thank you...and yes you must give Girlactik a spin...such a great line!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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