Best Beauty Discoveries of 2014

Best Beauty Discoveries of 2014 | 2014 marked some of the most amaze-tastic innovations and new beauty products to ever hit shelves.

Both Sephora and Ulta had some out of this world, high value (at a price mama likey) holiday gift sets. The palette scene hit the bulls eye with amazing makeup artist collabs from Anastasia Beverly Hills (the Maya Mia, Amrezy and Tamanna palettes) and Kylie Jenner wins the "world is obsessed with your lips" award. That mauve color though--yes, it's addicting. Gucci started their own makeup line and Louboutin does sexy-as-hell nail polishes now. The takeaway: hold onto your makeup-loving britches, betches.

The beauty world gifted us some pretty awesome products this year:

Happy highlights from my own year: 

Best Beauty Discoveries of 2014 |

  • - Invited to the Makeup Forever Press event at the Dallas, Texas store location for the release of their new HD cream blushes.
  • - Graduated from university with an advertising, fashion media, and french degree. 
  • - Got engaged, found out I was pregnant, got married--in that order. Whirlwind of craziness! Follow my journey here, here, here, here and here
  • - Decided to kill my old blog, The Beauty Book (never liked the name and was also the name of a cancer research website) and launch a fresher, re-vamped, self-titled blog, Anne-Marie Mitchell. The move from Blogger to Wordpress was daunting, but literally the best decision ever (big thank you to Kristy from 3 Peppers for the incredible help and design). I also knew I wanted to create a sort of "brand" out of my own name so I could also cover lifestyle topics like parenting, home decor, DIY, etc. 
  • - Gave birth to my cutie-pie, big baby nugget at a whopping 9 lbs, 12 oz. 
  • - Went to The Makeup Show Orlando--attended a bridal makeup class taught by celebrity makeup artist, Orlando Santiago. Saw Patrick Starrr across the room and stared like a deer in headlights. Goal to actually talk to him next time--ha!
  • - Won the TEMPTU #DaynNight contest for the best day makeup look (was literally SO surprised at this one--thank you to all who voted!)

What were some of your favorite products from this year?