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It's here it's here it's here!!!!  I actually love 2014 Favourites posts -- they rank right below What I Got For Christmas videos -- anyone else spend all of their vacation between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve curled up with a Christmas-sized box of Cadbury Fingers watching those?  #addict

Anyhoo, this is one of those videos I've been shockingly consistent with in the past three years -- I think it's largely because I can't keep up with someone's monthly favourites, so I wait until the end of the year to get the low down.

This year has been one of my most makeup-restrained years since I started Procrastinating Pretty -- I can more or less count on all fingers and toes all of the beauty purchases I made this year!  It's been an amazing year of getting to know my skin (again), trying to develop a regular makeup routine (almost there), and practicing with the products I already own and love.

Check out the video -- it's got close-ups, swatches, and an old-fashioned Procrastinating Pretty ramble.

  • Figure out my winged liner situation.  Is this something I want to do every day? What's the best shape for my eye? Do I want to do normal and flattering or go straight avant garde a la Dani from Kastor & Pollux?
  • Figure out my beauty situation from within. That is, not eating like a four year old but sleeping like one.
  • Purge my beauty collection even more.  I'm down to one Clear Cube, a Muji 3-stack and a cosmetic organizer.  I think I could streamline and repurpose a couple of my Clear Cube drawers for everyday things, and one of my Muji drawers for desk essentials.

What did you love about 2014?  Let me know in the comments, then onto 2015!


  1. I loved all of your picks! I definitely have to agree with you that Coralista goes with everything. Plus I can't get enough of the scent of the blush.
    I went to Holt Renfrew at Yorkdale recently just to get the Oribe Hair Refresher and they didn't have it! I was so disappointed. Did you get yours from the Holt Renfrew on Bloor?

    blush and simplicity

    1. I got mine at Jacob & Sebastian on queen St -- they have some amazing brands!

  2. Love your beauty goals for this year, especially that winged liner situation. There are so many different "wings" out there. And they're good to experiment :-)

  3. That Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation LOOKS AMAZING. I would have loved to try that out if it wasn't discontinued! :(
    I...personally don't care for Coralista. Maybe it's just me, but I find myself digging at it just to get it to show up on my face.

    1. Its the best foundation evarrrrr. I'm almost afraid to try the new formula in case it's disappointing

  4. Fig barely shows up on me! I need to try the Oskia badly - definitely on my wish list. I find Coralista a bit too whitish shimmery for me, but I do love Benefit blushes in general. I can never figure out contouring - I think for me, it looks better done with bronzer or a sculpting blush like NARS Douceur rather than a dedicated contouring powder like the Kevyn Aucoin or something like NYX Taupe.

    1. I definitely agree that contouring should start with a rosy blush, I used to use benefit Dallas for that! Once you get more comfortable with it, the grey toned blushes get much easier! I have a contouring tutorial on here somewhere!

  5. Killer picks, Jenn! I've heard nothing but good things about Koh Gen Do foundations and wow, Black Orchid is stunning on you :)


  6. I love the pic! So minimalistic and pretty!
    I don't have much regret in terms of my 2014 makeup life. I didn't buy too much of the new releases, which is a big difference. Plan to continue doing so! And I wanna invest in skincare this year. :)

    1. The new releases are such a wallet killer! Investing in skin care is the best bang for your buck I think. Can't wait to read what you pick up!


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