You guys know I LOVE trying new beauty products. Some products I try, give up on and never end up buying again, and some, I end up addicted to for years to come, forsaking all others. Since 2017 was the year of launching a beauty blog, I tried more new products than most… and very few made the cut for the accolades I am about to give.
Best of Beauty 2017 is a roundup of products that fit two criteria.
ONE. I had to have only been first introduced to the product just in the last year &
TWO. I fell in love with, and can’t picture my life without this product in 2018.
I’ve been ultra selective in putting together this list for you guys, and some of the items on here might surprise you. (one of them is from Trader Joe’s) So if you’re tired of your same old beauty routines and are ready to shake some things up in the new year, give these products a go! I’ve linked everything below for you, as well as included a brief description as to why I can’t live without it in 2018. I am dying to know what products you fell in love in 2017!
Comment below and let me know what you think I need to try this year. Xx.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation: Holy Grail Foundation people!! Full coverage, natural finish that wears all day and doubles as a concealer all in one. I mean, what else could you ask for? oh and its only $28.00. Clinique girl for life!
Self-Tanner: You know I’ve tried so many. They smell, they streak, they stain your sheets. But not this baby. The Loving Tan is the best self tanner I’ve ever used. It dries quick, doesn’t smell weird, and gives a long-lasting deep olive color. Also life-changing in the self-tanning department; Applicator mitts. They really make ALLLLL the difference in your self-tanning experience. I’m telling you, lyyyyfe changiiing.
Essie Speed Setter: Want a gel-like finish? high shine? chip free for days? oh and your date is picking you up in 5 mins? Perfect. This top coat is the total package. Dries so fast without those annoying air bubbles!
Trader Joe’s Lavender salt scrub: Call me crazy now but you will totally thank me later. First off you should know I am a body scrub aficionado. Secondly, this salt scrub is just as good, if not better than all the bougie spa salt scrubs I’ve tried over the years. It has few ingredients, real essential oils and smells heavenly. Ever tried a scrub that dissolved too quickly? Its the worst when the crystals don’t hold up under the water. This scrub stays gritty while you exfoliate and I’m not kidding, the oils it leaves behind, plumps up your skin with hydration like no other. The jar is a great size and its less then the price of your Trader Joe’s almond milk beverage. You’re welcome.
Tatcha Gold Beauty Oil: A miracle worker really. The moment you put this beauty oil on the skin, under makeup or alone, it instantly brightens and gives you that healthy glow-from-within look.
LED teeth whitening: I’ve tried dozens of teeth whitening products and most of them leave me so sensitive a cold wind makes me shrill. This powerful teeth whitening system works fast, tastes great and never leaves me sensitive. Bring on the Iced lattes! Use discount code SARINAR at checkout for your own kit ($28.00)
Beauty water: 2017 was definitely the year of the beauty supplement. Never has there been more options to drink your way to better hair, skin and nails then there is now! This collagen powder can be added to any beverage or smoothie, and stands out from the competition with the added probiotic bennys too!
Color Corrector: Guys I am so sorry. I have never given color correctors a chance until now and I just feel like I owe them a formal apology for not giving them the credit they deserve. The orange one for under the eye, omg. GAME CHANGER. Nothing conceals undereye DARK circles like the orange one. I layer concealer over top and blend. You’d never know I stayed up all night blogging. 🙂
Brass Off: Tone your brassy highlights in the shower with this shampoo and conditioner combo. You’ve heard of purple shampoo for blondes- this indigo color works great on brunettes!
My Best Red: I finally found the red lip I want to be buried in. Its the perfect shade of red for medium to olive skin tones. MAC liptensity Fire Roasted is not too blue, not too pink, not too Ronald McDonald. Its perfect. Its my soul-mate. My once in a lifetime red.
Night Relaxing Wipes: These are oddly addicting. I genuinely crave the smell of these every night. It puts me in the best mood, no matter what my day was like. The secent is strong, and even I thought it was overwhealming the first few nights. But now my brain sort of recognizes the scent as a wind-down routine and I swear I sail off to sleep much faster now that I use them regularly. Bizarre I know, but try it! & More relaxed or not, it still takes your makeup off like a champ!
Love you all! Here’s to a more beautiful 2018!