Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Favorite Beauty Products of 2017

Not necessarily “new” products from 2017 but I stumbled upon so many ‘new to me’ amazing products this past year that I just absolutely love. I have been planning to do this post for a while and I am glad I waited till January to put this post together, because in December with all the holiday shopping, gift sets, etc. I found a few extra things to include in this round up!

L’Occitane Hand Cream// Ok, I have heard amazing things about this hand cream for years and have just never tried it. Back in December I ran out of my regular lotion and had a little tube of L’Occitane Hand Cream that I probably got from Sephora last year with my VIB points and let me just say this stuff is a miracle worker. I literally have 3 tubes of it now – one for my bedroom, bathroom, and car.

DryBar On The Rocks Shampoo// Back in November I broke down and finally replaced my DryBar hair dryer {btw, first hair dryer ever to last me more than 5 months – it lasted me 6 years! Definitely worth the investment} and of course I bought the special gift set that was out for Christmas. On The Rocks shampoo and conditioner were included in the set; I was honestly a little hesitant since the shampoo is a charcoal shampoo and black, but also curious. I decided to give it a go the day before I got a hair cut {just incase things went wrong} and I ended up loving this shampoo, it is amazing. I don’t was my hair every day and I usually use this shampoo at least once a week and it does such a fantastic job of cutting through the dry shampoo and other hair products, not to mention it makes hair look amazing!

Besame Cake Mascara// I came across this company on Instagram and completely fell in love with their packaging and the air of old elegance that this company perfectly captures. When I was browsing their website I noticed that costumers were raving about cake mascara and had to give it a try. I love how crisp and defined this mascara makes your eyelashes appear, and the only thing you need to remove this mascara is a bit of water. The only down side to this product is that it is not a great mascara to wear if you’re going to a movie where you are going to cry and be around people that make you laugh super hard because it does run when your eye water

Besame American Beauty Lipstick// I love the shade of this lipstick; I’m 99.9% sure that it would look great on just about anyone and it lasts for hours. It’s hounds down my favorite lipstick right now

Fresh Lotus Eye Gel// I thought this eye cream sounded too good to be true, but it actually does work. This eye gel helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles. I keep mine in the refrigerator, because it helps with puffiness kept at a normal room temperature, but when it is chilled it gives it a little extra kick!

T3 Whirl Trio// My mom gifted me this for Christmas and it works amazingly well. I usually use the DryBar 3-Day Bender and I will admit that it is probably what you get used to and I will probably still use this iron the most just because I can whip through my hair in record time with it. I’ve never used a wand before so it took me a few tries to get the hang of and it takes me a little while to do my hair just because I’m not used to it, but the results are amazing and the curls really do last for a few days.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base// I started using this cream at the end of last winter and now I feel like my skin could not survive without it. It’s hydrating, not greasy, and just all around a great product. I usually apply it after my morning shower and before I bed at night.

Bobbi Brown Extra Glow Skincare Set// Just everything in this kit is amazing! Try it, you will love it – It’s basically a facial skin winter survival kit

Essie Sugar Daddy// When the polish from my manicure starts going south this is my go-to polish color right now. I found it at Kroger’s when I was in a pinch and the color is just so flattering and famine

Fresh Sugar Tulip Tinted Lip Treatment// This is the perfect lip product. It’s moisturizing, has SPF 15, and it’s a flattering color and it’s tinted enough to be able to use it as a lipstick substitute.

DryBar Sparkling Soda// When I went to the DryBar back in August the person who styled my hair used this product and it smells amazing! It’s supposed to give a high-gloss finish and adds softness to your hair without weighing it down.

Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette// Another Christmas find. I’ve used Stila eyeliner before, but haven’t tried any of their other products. I am impressed with this eye shadow pallet – it has stay power and the colors are beautiful. I usually feel confident to try different combinations when it come to palettes, but I found with this one you get the most flatter color combination if you just go straight down the row.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Fragrance// This is a product I came across through the Sephora VIB rewards program and it is my most favorite perfume right now. It has kind of a spicy, floral, fresh smell and last through out the day.

What are some of your favorite 2017 Beauty finds?


  1. Many thanks for sharing your favourites!
    Happy New Year!
    With love from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    1. Happy to see you enjoyed this post! Hope you are having a wonderful start to the new year!