2015 Favorites!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


I feel like this year has gone by so incredibly fast and I swear I was just in Vegas last week.
Still the year is coming to an end and I am taking the time to look back at some of my favorite things! Some things here have been mentioned on my favorites posts and others may be new things that I've gotten for Christmas. This post also may be a little long but I hope anyone who makes it through really enjoys it!!


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MAKEUP ESSENTIALS


[ 1. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ~ i really love this palette, its always brought with me even though it's not the most ideal for travel. i just like the variety of looks i can make with it. i've had this for years so i've worked out which colors work best for certain look i want to achieve. | 2. Covergirl TruBlend Foundation (d2) ~ i started using this my junior year in college just because it's more affordable than trying to keep using a higher end foundation. i like the coverage and it's lightweight. | 3. Urban Devay Eyeshadow Primer ~ i am oily, and i sweat a lot so primer is necessary and this is the only eye primer i've ever used and i don't see myself branching out anytime soon. | 4. Makeup Forever Step 1 Mattifying Primer ~ i had been looking for a face primer for a long time and this one actually works for me for now, i am still looking for another one maybe one of the different ones in this same line but i do like this primer a lot just some days it doesn't work for me and it's too drying | 5. MAC Eyeliner Pod (Blacktrack) ~ i've been faithfully buying this pod since high school and i don't even know how to use any other form of eyeliner - okay i'm exaggerating - i actually have hit pan on this one so i need a new one soon | 6. Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray (Oil Control) ~ this spray saves me on occasion so thank you for this | 7. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder  ~ love love love it's so freaking nice ugh | 8. BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Highlight (Champagne Pop) ~ i never used a highlight before this one and gosh i was really missing out! i wasn't going to buy this when i first heard about it but then i impulse bought it and then my mom tried it and needed one and then i had to get another one cause why not. every friend i've recommended this to has loved it also so i think it's safe to say this highlight can work on anyone ]

FAVORITE BRUSHES



[  1. RealTechniques (Powder Brush) | 2. RealTechniques (Blush Brush) ~ these realtechniques brushes are so well made and the price isn't bad at all. you can find them at walmart, target, walgreens, etc.  | 3. elf (Stippling Brush) | 4. elf (Eyeshadow Brush) ~ you can't beat the price of elf brushes and makeup. they're great for those who are just starting out with makeup | 5. Makeup Forever - 250 ~ great for applying eyeliner from the pod and making the perfect cat eye  | 6. Sephora (Angled Eyeliner Brush) ~ another great brush for pod liner and cat eye  ]

FAVORITE SKINCARE PRODUCTS



I don't have the best skin so I'm always trying new products hoping to tame the acne. My top 3 products from this year (and every year) are : Neutrogena Oil Control Face Wash, The face wash is something that I've been using since high school and it's a go to for me and will always be apart of my routine; along with the lotion. When you have two products that every dermatologist you've seen tells you that you need to invest in, you tend to stick with them.  Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, The Cetaphil lotion is one that I revisited this summer since my skin became rather dry...yet still oily, so I started using it again, there's no scents or anything to make my skin go crazy which is a plus. and Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment.  The On-the-Spot treatment I found in March maybe when I was in desperate need for something to tame my outbreak and it worked. I was so shocked since I've used things like this before and they didn't work but this succeeded.

FAVORITE BOOKS

I have been reading the Harry Potter books this year and I have to say the movies just don't do the story justice *tears*. I also have been reading some motivational/advice books.

FAVORITE SHOW

Jane the Virgin is a show that I binge watched on Netflix recently and I have to say I am in love with this show. I am tough on the shows I watch. Like, I'm that person who yells at the TV and genuinely gets mad at characters for their decisions and - yea I drop shows pretty quick. Still this show was so entertaining from the beginning to end and I want everyone to love it like I do. 

 FAVORITE MOVIES

Furious 7
Jurassic World

12 FAVORITE SONGS

7/11  ;  Beyoncé
Bitch Better Have My Money  ;  Rihanna
Come Get Her  ;  Rae Summund
Emotions  ;  Mariah Carey
Fools  ;  Troye Sivan
Here  ;  Alessia Cara
Hotline Bling  ;  Drake
Jumpman  ; Drake & Future
Love Me Like You Do  ;  Ellie Goulding
Love Yourself  ;  Justin Bieber
Perfect  ;  One Direction
The Way  ;  Kehlani (feat. Chance the Rapper)

FAVORITE PLACE



Vegas has to be my favorite place from this year since I didn't really go anywhere else. It was such a great trip and had so many memories that I want to go back!

FAVORITE FOOD

Okay, I have to say that Knott's Berry Farm Raspberry Shortbread cookies are so good! They had them on the bus ride I went on during my trip in Vegas. They were great then and are still great. The sad part is that they aren't sold everywhere so when I do find them somewhere I freak out and buy as many as I can. It's the raspberry flavor that I like the most for if anyone needs to get me a gift.

The other is a drink and it's the lemonade from Chick-fil-A. That is all.

*CHRISTMAS GIFT I CAN'T WAIT TO USE*



I have wanted a record player for the longest time since my parents have so many vinyls that I really want to listen to. My mom finally got around to getting me a portable one and a vinyl to go with it - My Everything by Ariana Grande. Now I just need to get some speakers and I'm ready for business.


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I can't believe this year is over!
I'm ready for next year to make new memories and have new experiences. 


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5 comments

  1. We love your 2015 favorite thanks for sharing..some of the suggestions help us too, thank you for that. We look forward we are with you Xoiiee...since we can't wait to see new & exciting experience in 2016! and what will your favorite city be in the ew year. Praise the Lord!

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  2. Merry Christmas, love all your favorite for 2015!

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  3. Greetings Xoiiee...wow! What a year it's been, thanks for blogging with a fresh honest & sweet point of views we simply ♥️. Looking forward 2016 here we come and what's in store for Xoiiee...love your favorites too, you helped us out!!! That neugena is the bomb I have shared that with my roommate. Hey keep up the great blog. Watching for what you have to say, do, and where will you go. Again thank you & Have a blissful day!

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  4. Merry Christmas & Happy, Blessed New Years!!!!!!

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  5. Merry, merry Christmas & Happy prosperous new year Xoiiee!!!!

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