3…2…1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you’ve been a follower of my blog for the past 5 years, then you know that I start off the new year with a list of my favorite beauty things from the previous year. I think it’s a fun way to get my “Oprah” on in my own litle world of reality…lol. So get your popcorn and your credit card ready because there are some great things on this years list. {In no particular order} 1. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – medium to full coverage liquid foundation that doesn’t look or feel heavy. Available in 40 shades. 2. Beauty Blender – for that light-weight airbrushed foundation look. Dampen your beauty blender before use to get a softer application. 3. Clean Energy Cleansing Oil – for easy makeup removal with hydration and vitamin E. Perfect for dry, normal and oily skin. 4. Deluxe Chisel Poweder Brush – for applying powder foundation, finishing powder and/or blush. 5. Pro Blending Crease Brush – for applying a heavy crease or transition eye shadow. 6. Sephora Long Lasting Kohl Pencil – lining the waterline for all day wear with no running with a matte finish. I use “Intense black” and “Infinite beige”. 7. Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System – deep cleansing brush that gently exfoliates and removes dirt and oil buildup. 8. Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette – 20 shades of matte and luster shadows in a easy to carry palette that caters to all skin tones. 9. ColourPop Precision Brow Pencils – for filling in brows with ease. I use “black n brown” and “red head” for my brows. 10. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – for setting creams and liquids. Use with your beauty blender for smooth finish. 11. WetBrush – for detangling hair without breakage. Start from the ends and work your way up to the root area. 12. Infuence Edge Control – to tame unruly edges around your hairline. Can be purchased at Nyoka Gregory Beauty Salon. 13. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Bar Soap – organic, non synthetic preservative soap to cleanse your face, body, hair and more. I use the bar soap on my face and body and the liquid to clean my brushes. 14. Ardell lashes – perfect lashes that come in different lengths, widths, and sizes. My favorite pair are “demi wispies and “double up” lashes. 15. Pureology Sulfate-free Hair Products – sulfate-free shampoos, conditioners and treatments for every color-treated hair type. I use they hydrate and smooth collections at the salon. 16. Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+ Flat Iron – perfect for a sleek flat iron style that won’t burn the hair leaving it shinny and healthy. 17. Miss Universe Style Illuminate Shine Spray – a light weight spray that gives the hair sheen without the greasy look. Don’t spray to close. 18. Embryolisse lait-crème concentrè – a concentrated moisturizer that also pairs as a primer and makeup eraser. A little goes a long way. 19. Makeup Zipper Pouch – perfect for storing your makeup in your purse or when traveling. 20. Kiko 3D Effect Softening Lip Gloss – a highly pigmented transparent lip gloss that allows you to wear alone or pair with a lipstick favorite.