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To realise that I’m writing the last post I will publish on 2014 is literally overwhelming and equally exciting! My initial plan was to write the usual round up of my Annual Favourite Products post but since I wasn’t able to decide on a decent amount ( hence the flow of pictures in this post! ), it was somehow mandatory to go for a 2014 Favourite Brands instead!

As many of you might know, if you followed me for a while, I am the ultimate makeup snob with obvious tendencies of hoarding, and the brands I’m the most attracted to are mostly high end and luxury, for the most frivolous of reasons… Lovely packaging, limited edition items, scent and lastly the quality of such products which rarely fails me!

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So, I also guess it won’t come as a surprise the fact that I will open my post talking about Dior.

Dior has been THE brand of the year for me! If not for other reasons, only for the fact that I repeatedly splurged on some products which instantly became favourites! I love theirnewly reformulated nail polishes, their Christmas limited edition items are like a fairy tale… not to mention the new makeup bits they released this year – the “infamous” Star foundation, the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks, the new reforulated eye shadows

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Those were the reasons I decided to share my Dior favourites with you in this Dior Christmas Giveaway! Have you entered yet?

DIOR CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

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Oh! And one of the main reasons I love Dior this much it’s also a person, Peter Philips – the Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup! The man is a makeup genius, his ideas are so innovative and compliment so well, Raf Simons’ creations! I have a few posts about his amazing work here, here and here if you’re interested in the work of this invincible duo!

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My next favourite brand had to be, of course, Tom Ford. I love their crazy expensive makeup brushes ( review here and here ) and I use them every single day; almost religiously! I also love the quality of their makeup and their entire perfume range! So to make me choose, would be definitely the hardest thing ever! Here you have some of my favourite Tom Ford lipsticks, I already wrote some reviews on ( links here, here and here ).

And thanks to my lovely friend and blogger Serene, who kindly let me know that Selfridges has a huuuuge Sale going on I finished my year in glory, obviously with another Tom Ford splurge! HAD to!

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Now let’s have a little talk about Burberry, shall we?! I love this brand; from the makeup bits, the gorgeous iconic trenches ( Santa was beyond generous this Christmas, if you know what I’m saying!? ), and the softest cashmere scarves everything about this brand screams luxury!

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Here you have a few of my beauty favourites: a stack of eyeshadows ( which doubled its amount from the time I took this picture! Uuuupps! ) and two my most used blushes this year: Tangerine and Cameo. I also love their lipsticks formula ( check some reviews here and here )… In fact, as a sneaky preview, I’m going to tell you that I will open my next blogging year precisely with a review on a gorgeous gorgeous lipstick from Burberry, which has become an obsession in a matter of minutes… So make sure you check that out!

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My best 2014 makeup discovery was without a doubt Charlotte Tilbury! I got my first product at the beginning of this year and I was hooked ever since! Her eye makeup palettes are easily comparable with my favourite Tom Ford eyeshadows, her blushes give your cheeks the most beautiful flush of colour and a subtle healthy glow, and the formula of her lipsticks, especially the matte ones, is like nothing I have tried before…

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You will definitely see more Charlotte Tilbury product reviews in the upcoming months!

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Another favourite brand this year was By Terry. I’m loving her makeup makeup products, and our “love story” went on for years now!

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But what I love the most this year were the Ombré Blackstars and the Tea to Tan, an innovative bronzer so easy to work with. It kind of made me forget about my favourite Guerlain Terracotta bronzers for a while!

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Hourglass oh, Hourglass! I’ve been wanting to try their products for such a long time but it was impossible fro me to reach them because of their shipping policy! Then I discovered the SpaceNK website, and the doors to Heaven opened for me! Here you have probably my most handsome makeup items in my entire collection and that Mood Exposure in the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette is my most used blush in the past months… Also the highlighting shade in the Ambient Lighting Powder Palette, Incandescent Light is my most used highlighter ever!

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian was my favourite House of Perfume this year. I loved everything from them from home scents like their scented candles and incense paper to Amyris, my favourite perfume of the year! It’s the most luxurious treat you can offer yourself and to your loved ones! Besides that, my search for a perfume to represent me and my personality ended once I put on Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Oud! I am happy to admit that I now have a signature scent which is so intimate, particular and different from everything around me!

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As for my favourite skincare brand the one I enjoyed the most was Omorovicza, an amazing Hungarian brand with solutions for every skin issues! 

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Here is the most amazing lip balm I have tried lately! 

I hope you enjoyed reading about my favourites and I would love to read about yours!

Since this is my last post on 2014, and the beginning of 2015 is a only couple of hours far, I would love to thank you once more for your constant support throughout my first blogging months, for your beautiful friendship, for the lovely conversations and the inspiration I get from you everyday!

Cheers to a new amazing year together, Beautiful!

Lots of xx,

Annie

 

 

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