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As a self proclaimed beauty hoarder, I’ve used my fair share of products throughout the year. I think most of them weren’t new releases, but they were either new loves of mine, or our relationship was solidified as the year went on. They’re become my go-to products for all different reasons, so I decided to share all the goodness for you to try for yourself! There were plenty of other products that I loved or liked this year, but I really tried to narrow it down to just the products that really stood out to me, that I picked up time and time again, and repurchased multiple times. In no particular order, here we go!
Benefit Roller Lash
When I first saw this mascara I pretty much dismissed it, thinking it was going to be gimmicky, and not actually deliver on what it promised. I was previously a total diehard for their other mascara, They’re Real, and never thought I’d love anything else as much. But, a friend mentioned to me how much they loved Roller Lash, so I decided to purchase the small travel size and try it out, and haven’t used They’re Real since! I’ve repurchased it in the full size as well. It definitely curls, but what I really love is how it lifts up my lashes making my eyes look bigger and brighter. It’s definitely my most used of 2017.
MAC Prep+Prime in Radiant Rose
This I purchased because MakeupbyTiffanyD on Youtube recommended it. It’s a brightener pen, and the prettiest pink shade. Definitely brightens, is a very light formula but blends like a dream, and stays in place all day – I set it with powder. It just brings much needed brightness under your eyes in such a natural looking way. It’s become a staple for me on my no makeup-makeup days to give a little life to my face, as well as days where I really do a full glam kinda look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo
I’ve tried many different brow products from various pencils to tinted brow gel, but I always come back to this brow powder. Pencils make my brows look dirty, and gels are so hard to fix any mistakes. But the powder looks natural, stays in place, and is the easiest to use, and fix any errors I might make, because I’m definitely not a brow pro at all. Plus, this has really lasted me a while too.
I have two of these, both came with other sets of products, and originally I didn’t think I’d like them at all. But, once I actually gave them a shot and started using them, I became addicted. They’re just so perfect for concealing little spots, and blending out undereye concealer. Maybe you could achieve the same effect with the regular size, but I feel like you get extra precision with this little guy. PS – it comes in a set of 2, but there is a set of 4 on sale for only $3 more here.
Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter
This body butter does not get enough attention. I loveeee this stuff so much, and using it during the winter totally solidified my love affair with this body butter. Absorbs really quickly, but is so hydrating. I like how it’d unscented as well because I don’t always want my lotion to conflict with whatever perfume I’d like to wear. It is a bit on the pricier side, so I am going to try and find a drugstore alternative, but I really do feel like the quality justifies the cost.
Kopari Coconut Melt
This was my go-to summer moisturizer. Smells like fresh coconut, and isn’t as greasy as you might expect an oil to be. A little goes a looooong way, I’m still working my way through the smaller size. My favorite way to use it was fresh out of the shower while my skin was still damp, and whatever was leftover in my hands I’d run through my hair. Can be used in lots of different ways too!
First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish
As much as I do love a body scrub that hydrates as well as exfoliates, sometimes I really just want the exfoliation and not the greasy residue that some can leave behind. This body polish exfoliates really gently but effectively, and I like that the scrubbies are really fine. It’s been 50% off the past week or two, so I’m a little nervous it’s going to be discontinued. I’m definitely stocking up to be safe!
Lavanila Sport Luxe Deodorant
This was a more recent find, but I’ve quickly fallen in love. I’m not someone that needs to use all natural products, but also am happy to cut out chemicals where I can. I wanted to try this because I felt like all the regular deodorants/antiperspirants reacted oddly to my body, and thought maybe the more natural route was the way to go. This smells very clean, works all day long for me, and I don’t feel like it has the same weird reaction that regular deodorants do. Win win win. This might not be everyones cup of tea, but I’m a fan.
Dove Body Wash
This list truly wouldn’t be complete without my Dove body wash. I’ve used this for year and years, and continue to use it. My all time favorite scent is the Pistachio Cream with Magnolia, which I’m now having a hard time finding and will be absolutely heartbroken if it’s discontinued. But, this is such a moisturizing body wash and really does make a difference in my skin. Plus, it’s affordable, and Target does promotions sometimes where if you purchase a few you get a Target gift card!
Simple Micellar Water
I love this micellar water, and can’t ever see myself trying another one. It’s affordable, does the job, no irritation, and from a great brand. Such a solid product.
Lancer The Method: Polish
I was gifted this from Influenster and had wanted to try it for a while. And even though it’s probably one of the pricier items on this list, it really does work wonders. It’s really hard for me to find facial exfoliators that don’t irritate my skin. Somehow, this product is made up of pure magic and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin at all. On top of also being such an amazing exfoliator. It’s pricey, I know, but a little goes a long long way! If you don’t want to commit to that price without trying the product first, you can always ask for samples at Sephora or Nordstrom, and also they have a little set of travel sized items for only $25 here.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique in Vanille Abricot
I bought this kind of on a whim this year, and it quickly became my go-to perfume. I have the travel size which I keep in my purse with me at all times. Smells very sweet, which I like, but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve definitely received the most compliments while wearing this perfume compared to any others. Absolutely will repurchase when I run out!
So, there we have it! Are any of these your faves? Which products would make your list? Also, if you’re wondering why there’s no hair products on this list it’s pretty much because I was so lazy with my hair for the majority of 2017….oops….maybe being less lazy should be one of my resolutions!