2017, it's been a slice
I thought there was no better way to finish off 2017, than to round up all my favourite products of the year.
This was so much more difficult than I thought it would be. I didn't want to list an overwhelming amount of things, but had a really hard time limiting all the products I loved !
I will run through the items in categories to try and keep things as organized as possible !
Lets get into this-
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
You Guys I'm totally in love with this stuff! It is a daily skin booster with Hyaluronic Acid. You take a few pumps between your fingers and apply as the first step to your skincare routine. It is a hydrating gel formula that absorbs beautifully into the skin. It strengthens the skins barrier function.
Tatcha Pure one step Camellia Cleansing oil
A 2-in-1 Makeup remover and cleanser. This stuff literally melts your makeup away. It feels amazing on the skin. It is so hydrating and so gentle. It balances and nourishes the skin.
Contains the Japanese Camellia oil and omegas 3, 6 and 9 .
I love this brand and their products so much. An added amazing bonus is that every purchase of a full-sized Tatcha skincare item will fund a day of school for incredible girls through their Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures partnership with Room to Read- How FREAKIN AMAZING !
Drunk Elephant JuJu Bar
A mild 3-in-1 Bar that gently cleanses , exfoliates and heals the skin.
I have been using this as my morning cleanser and I'm totally loving it. I remember wanting to try this for the longest time but the price tag seemed so steep for a bar of soap. $34.00 for something that I couldn't imagine lasting longer than a bar of dove soap. Well to my surprise, I was wrong. The reviews were amazing and I bit the bullet and just ordered it one day. I have been using it daily for months and I still have a very large portion of the bar left.
It is exactly what it says. Mild. A gentle exfoliator. It contains Thermal mud and Bamboo powder that dissolves oil, rinsing away pore clogging debris. Refining texture and Brightening the skin.
I am beyond happy with this purchase and will absolutely purchase again. Don't let the price tag fool you- a little goes a very long way. You are also getting a product filled with really amazing ingredients !
B. Kamins- Anti Blemish Pads
I think I have re-purchased these 5 or 6 times this year. They are amazing for keeping my acne under control but are gentle enough for everyday ( often twice a day ) use.
The only thing I don't love is that they are an online purchase only, So I need to always be thinking about future purchases so I'm not left without them!
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
An ultra hydrating vitamin B5 gel that improves the skins texture and tone.
Contains Vitamin B5 and Pineapple Ceramide. A watermelon rind/apple/lentil complex provides up to 24 hours of continuous skin hydration, and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines. We all know I have the worlds most dehydrated skin. So this seemed like a dream. I'm a huge fan of everything I have tried from the Drunk Elephant line, the products are amazing. I love this gel. It is super hydrating and definitely brightens the skin. The Gel is absorbed into the skin so quicky it does leave me feeling the need to apply an additional moisturizer on top. But my dry skin is not minding the combination at all ! I think what I love so much about this line is the amazing long term effects it has on the skin. It hydrates and reduces fine lines and rather than temporarily solving my skin issues it works to correct my skin, provide long term hydration and correct my skins texture.
A+ for me !
Lancôme Juice Shakers
A Pigment infused Lip Oil.
These are amazing ! They offer great colour, Super hydrating and lightweight. I love the shade range and how they look on the lips.
Added bonus is that they smell and taste amazing !!
Bite Beauty Amuse bouche Liquified Lipstick
I am Obsessed with this line. I'm a huge gloss fan, so these really hit home for me. Super pigmented, rich in colour and high gloss !
I picked up a few shades but I find myself wearing caramelized all the time. It is the perfect nude lip shade.
FENTY Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow
Oh My, I have a huge obsession with this shade. It is the most beautiful colour ever.
It is a stunning everyday gloss, or it wears well over every single shade of lipstick.
It reminds me of the Mac Viva Glam V Lipstick, but in gloss form. I can't stop wearing it. With a full face of makeup or worn on my super natural makeup days, it works. Love, love, love this stuff !
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
I have been using this non stop since I purchased it! I was slightly hesitant when it first launched, as I'm not a huge fan of my other Naked palettes, however this one is incredible. The texture of the product is amazing. It has a beautiful range of warm toned shadows. There is a good variety of finishes, so it makes creating a variety of looks super easy !
Stila Gllitter & Glow Liquid Shadows
These are STUNNING! I love everything about them. I have picked up a few shades; Smoky Storm and Rose Gold Retro
They apply so well. The applicator makes it so effortless. The shimmer is so beautiful. Amazing worn alone of packed on top of a an eye shadow.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara
This Mascara has my heart. It gives the most amazing volume , maybe ever.
12 Times the Volume in fact. It is super long wearing and I don't find it flakes or smudges. It is very pigmented so it creates a very dark lash. It is incredible !
Benefit Precisely My Brow
Its hard to describe this in any other way than its just Incredible. I use a variety of brow pencils but I always go back to this one. It's super long wearing. It has a great ultra fine tip which makes it really easy to recreate hair like strokes. A good range of colours. I also love the convenience of the spoolie on the end.
Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer
I was so happy to have discovered this concealer. I would typically avoid anything that notes it has a Matte finish, however don't let that discourage you. It almost sets to a natural finish. The coverage is beautiful. It sits under the eyes so well and does not crease or shift. It blends and applies effortlessly. I find a little goes quite a long way so the jar lasts quite a while!
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
This Bronzer is so incredible. I have gone between two of the four shades offered;
Light Bronze and Bronzer. This formula is infused with Murumuru butter so it is so soft and silky upon application. It just delivers the most amazing colour to the skin. It blends beautifully. It looks natural while delivering a perfect sun kissed look. THE SMELL - That is the best part. It smells of pina colada and it is amazing!
Becca - Sun Lit Bronzer
I had not used a Becca Bronzer up until discovering this one. I picked up the Shade Capri Coast from the Sunlit Bronzer collection. It is so pretty. Becca products always deliver such a stunning glow to the skin. This shade in particular is beautiful. It is not to dark, so it delivers a very pretty natural look on the skin. It can be built up with a few layers if you are looking for more depth. The subtle highlight infused in the product gives the skin a very natural glowing finish. I just hit pan on this one, and I will definitely be repurchasing !