Best of Beauty 2017

its time again, time to look back and reflect on the past 12 months. either on a personal level or when you are a beauty blogger and lover on all the new products you discovered this year whether they are something you treated yourself to or found in your stash and discovered again. it’s quite hard to me to really in point what I have been loving without forgetting something or making it way too long. if you want to know which beauty products I have been loving, get yourself a cuppa and enjoy.
there has to be one brand of the year for me and it’s the ordinary. I feel like they came out of nowhere and are still all the hype and rightly so. they offer affordable but high quality and fuss-free skincare and a few makeup products and I’m truly in love. the ordinary truly changed my skin and I won’t use anything else. the hyaluronic acid, caffeine solution and rosehip seed oil are just a few that I love and never have I seen such an impact on my skin. it’s unreal. because my skin is dehydrated, I get really dry and after curing a cold sore my lips were just so cracked. I bought the Nuxe Reve de Miel on a whim and it has been a staple ever since. its so thick and rich and nothing makes my lips as soft. its just unreal and I use it every night in order to keep my lips soft and moisturized. 
oh, theres so much I have loved this year. for Foundation, the ordinary serum foundation was what I picked up. it’s so light and makes my skin glow like nothing else. on a day to day basis I prefer a light coverage and it just makes my skin look the best it could. to cover up my dark circles after a long week, I use my la girl pro conceal. I found it in a random beauty store in the Netherlands and I love it. as soon as I run out, I will get a new one. its perfect coverage that brightens and doesn’t crease easily. when I turned 23 my boyfriend treated me to the benefit cheek parade palette and it is amazing. such nice shades such as hoola light and dandelion and I still use it daily. to really get a good contour on, theres only one thing I can use. it’s the Kevyn Aucoin contour powder. it’s unreal, so cool toned and it just works for me. in the second half of the year, I rediscovered the Sleek blush in rose gold. it’s so pretty and glowy and it just makes me look awake. its a dupe for Nars Orgasm and I just go back to it whenever I feel like my skin looks dull. my highlighter of the year was a very late discovery but I can’t stop using it and I’m so late to the party but I would bathe in it if I could and its champagne pop by Becca. there truly is nothing like it. its the perfect glowing champagne shade. I always say that you don’t need an expensive mascara and the l’oréal paradise mascara proves just that especially if you like thick and full lashes. when it comes to lipsticks theres one very obvious choice which is Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk. the other one is one I also rediscovered and I just love it. it’s the viva glam Rhianna one. it’s my favourite cherry red. as I’m a palette lover, I had a really hard time picking just one but so I picked too. one is the too faced sweet peach palette. too faced just does the best eyeshadows and the palettes look so cute and I adore all the shades in it. the other one is very luxe and so pretty. it’s the Charlotte Tilbury instant eye palette. it was such a treat but all the shades are just so beautiful and the quality is out of this world.
I have two favourites that don’t really fit into skincare or beauty. it’s lush in general. I just love Lush bath products and there are so many products I enjoy so lush itself deserves a mention as well as the Zara femme perfume. it’s so addictive and unlike anything, I have ever smelled before. its fresh but also has hints of vanilla. it’s the best.
so here we are. my best of beauty 2017. what are your favourites? let me know!

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