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Best In Beauty, Make-Up & Skincare 2017!

best in beauty and skincare 2017

There are only a few hours left before we kiss 2017 goodbye and boy-oh-boy it's been quite a roller coaster. This year has been both good and bad, which is why I am sooo looking forward to 2018, I have a feeling it's going to be an awesome year you guys! I want to thank YOU ALL for being such an amazing crowd; I am grateful to have you in my life and without any further ado, let's talk about this year's hits (as there are many). Hope you enjoy and see you in 2018, cheers!


Foreo Espada Acne-Clearing Blue Light Pen - hands down, the best device to battle fat, painful and blind pimples. Even when topical solutions failed, this little device was a lifesaver. Works best on angriest of breakouts and is a hit for reason. Read more here.

GlamGlow DreamDuo Overnight Transforming Treatment - best mask to use the night before any big event (especially if you have dehydrated/dry skin). Works every single time (plumps, rejuvenates and firms); little goes a long way and it must be my favourite product from the brand. Read more here.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment - I know people either love or hate it, but I happen to really enjoy this mask as a spot treatment. Being no stranger to angry hormonal pimples, this is the first thing that goes onto my skin when I spot-the-spot. I find that it calms down irritated skin and reduces the size of even the most painful breakouts reasonably fast, which is why it is an honorable 2017 favourite. Read more here.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum - the best serum I have tried this year; Framboos is a great solution for uneven, dull, texture(d) skin. Although you can use it on daily basis, I limit my use to 1-2 times a month only and this serum has been doing a lovely job at getting rid of any bumps, patches and even clogged pores. Love it. Read more here.

Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Range - if you love your Hyaluronic and want to see instant/long-lasting results, this serum and night cream duo will truly save the day. Even in my mid 20s, this range made me look 16 again (no exaggeration) and that was quite a trip down the memory lane. Read more here.

a by bom ultra watery eoseongcho cleanser review

A. By Bom Ultra Watery Eoseongcho Cleanser - I don't own this cleansing balm for thaaat long, but it was a love at first use. This luxurious formula is perfect for sensitive skin; melts and removes make-up and grime effortlessly and it must be the best cleansing balm I have ever tried. Read more here.

Eminence Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment - speaking of organic skincare, I am sad that I am almost out of this mask, because it is simply amazing. Made out of nature's best ingredients, it also contains Hyaluronic Acid (hey bae!), Jojoba and Microgreens Complex to deeply nourish and detoxify your skin. Read more here.

Lush Cosmetics Chocolate Lip Scrub - not necessarily a new discovery, but Lush have introduced a few new lip scrub flavours this year and Chocolate has been my #1 favourite. If you are a chocoholic, don't even sleep on it! Read more here.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil - sadly I ran out of mine, but it has been my go-to overnight lip mask well throughout the year. Lightweight, soothing and delicious. Doesn't feel sticky or goopy; plus you wake up with the most beautiful and soft pout in the morning. What not to love? Read more here.

Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream - I always get slightly paranoid when I am running out of this magical hand cream and there is a number of reasons why. Although it is packed with lots of wonderful antioxidant ingredients and is quite rich in texture, it never leaves your hands feeling sticky and gross. And if you are no stranger to manicures, this cream will also soften your cuticles and dry nail bits. Best overnight hand cream I've come across so far and it smells heavenly. Read more here.


NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer - what a genius little concealer; works pretty much for every skin type out there, comes in a ton of shades and is amazing for spot-concealing. Never looks dry or cakey; lasts a very good time and has a lovely/buildable coverage. Definitely check out more in a separate review here.

Tarte Cosmetics Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Concealer - I am late to the party, but this concealer must be the best option available on the market at this point. Even on my driest days, it doesn't accentuate lines or patches, lasts incredibly well BUT! Little goes a long way, so do use it sparingly. I am not going to run out of it anytime soon, that's for sure! Read more here.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick - this must be one of the most reasonably priced, diverse and beautiful stick foundation ranges out there. This product gives a beautiful medium-full coverage, photographs well and will work well for a plethora of skin types. Great, long-wearing "special occasion" option. Read more here.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation - if there is one product that Rihanna truly nailed, it must be her foundation. Although it says "soft matte" on the bottle and it sounds like a bad choice for dry-skin-gals, it is actually one of the most fabulous liquid foundations I have tried in a very, verrry long while. It makes me look almost photo-shopped and I do get a ton of compliments whenever I wear it both IRL or on Instagram. Doesn't accentuate dryness, lasts a really good time and can be sheered out/build up (I only use one pump). Read more about it here.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick - although I don't really care about their highlighting options, contour/bronze shades here are so spot on. I variate between Mocha and Truffle whenever I want to accentuate my natural bone structure and add a bit more warmth to my face; since these set somewhat satin/matte, they also last incredibly well on the skin and look undetectable. Just work one area at a time. Read more here.