Beauty Discoveries of 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 has been a year full of brand and product discoveries for my blog. There were some favourites found amongst the bunch of products that were either sent to me to review or products that I bought with my own money. Continue reading to learn more about them.

Thayers Natural Remedies Witch Hazel Toner Rose Petal 355ml USD$6.99

This is a facial toner that I was most excited to try as I had been seeing it all over my instagram feed. This is a product that I used almost every day as part of my skincare routine and one that I highly recommend. It helped to soothe and calm down my skin whenever it experienced inflammation or irritation. I also found it to remove any remnants of makeup without drying out my skin.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm 15ml $18

I have never been one to pursue using a makeup remover in the formulation other than liquid or oil based. It definitely changed the makeup removing game for me and I can assure you if you have never tried this product before, you will love it. It’s suitable for removal of eye makeup and it just leaves skin feel soft, smooth, nourished without that oily feel you can experience with other cleansing balms.

*Natura Siberica Oblepikha Oil Complex For Damaged Hair 50ml $19.99

I have never really paid much attention to applying any special treatment for my hair, but when I was introduced to this brand, I just had to try it. I have used it on every hair wash day and haven’t really looked back. The product helps to hydrate dry or damaged hair types and that is something that I believe has helped with my current hair state. Not only has it kept it hydrated, I have also found it to cut down time when I have to blow dry my hair after washing it. I don’t experience as much frizz and instead see more shine and vitality.

*NO PONG All Natural Anti Odourant 35g $10.95

For all you skeptics out there that aren’t into creamy paste deodorants–this is a must try. I have converted to using this formula during my pregnancy in 2017 and I admit, I wasn’t a fan of using my finger to apply deodorant to my armpits, but the results are true. I didn’t feel icky, smelly or sweaty. If that’s still hard to believe, you really have to try it for yourself and it will take some time to get used to, but after 7 months of using it daily, I can safely say this was one of the best discoveries of 2017.

*YSL All Hours Primer SPF 18 / PA ++ 40ml $72

I have oooed and ahhhed about one day owning YSL makeup products and when I was kindly sent this to try, my jaw dropped. I have heard some wonderful reviews about this all hours primer and I am a convert. The formulation is this fluid and runny consistency but it does leave the skin feel luxurious and prepped for foundation. It’s been my current go-to primer for even when I hardly wear makeup, as I just love how it leaves my skin and my pores minimised.

*Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate 30ml $66

I have been waiting for a time to try some Kiehl’s products and when I was picked to be part of a trial club for social soup, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity. Yes, Yes and Yes–this midnight recovery concentrate oil is absolutely amazing! I really want to bathe in it, but if you look at the price I simply can’t afford to, so I have been only using a few drops every other night in my skincare routine. It helps to minimise the appearance of redness, fine lines and keeps my skin moisturised, supple, skin feel soft and smooth to touch.

*Clinique Even Better Glow SPF 15 30ml $55

I haven’t had much luck with finding that almost perfect foundation in 2017. After being colour matched twice, I can tell you that this foundation is incredible. How often do you see your skin look amazing even without wearing foundation? I received a 10 day sample and after using it a few days, did I notice my skin was glowing and appeared more healthy than I have ever seen. The consistency is light and the coverage will vary, but I found it to be light to medium but buildable. I also found it to give that glowing and healthy finish and if you use it for a good 10 days, you should be able to notice your skin appearing more radiant, especially if you have dull skin.

What were your beauty discoveries of 2017?