Best Finds of 2017

Happy Friday, y’all! I hope the first week of 2018 has been fantastic for everyone! I dunno if you know, but it has been bloody COLD in South Carolina this week. Our average highs this week have barely crept out of the 30s, with nighttime lows in the teens. Those are highly unusual temperatures for the south. And, we got a freak snow storm this week, too, dumping up to seven inches in some parts of my town. If we get snow, it’s usually in February. January snows are very uncommon. Personally, I LOVE it!! I grew up in Ohio, and I miss having actual winters. My dreams came true this week, for sure!

All that time snuggled up inside has given me the opportunity to think about products that I truly fell in love with in 2017. There were plenty of products that I liked, but I’m going to talk about the ones that blew me away.

Makeup

The first product I want to talk about isn’t a new one for 2017, but it is new to me. ColourPop’s Super Shock shadows absolutely blew my mind. Any of them. It doesn’t matter what shade or finish. Well, that’s not entirely true. The Super Shock shimmers (all varieties) are absolutely beyond mind-blowing. The Super Shock formula has a creamy texture that dries down, leaving a highly pigmented, sparkly, shimmery finish. These shadows run about $5 and come in every color and finish you can imagine. Make sure you close the container tightly, or they will dry out.

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Photo from colourpop.com

Skin Care

There are a few skin care products that have blown my mind in 2017, the first of them is from the brand Boscia, and it’s their Tsubaki Jelly Ball Cleanser. Y’all … this funky little ball gets my face so clean and my skin feels so good after! There’s no tightness or stickiness with this product. You can read my full review here. This will always have a place in my skin care routine. Next in skin care, is Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, from Sephora. This product is a bit pricey, but worth every penny, in my opinion. I mention it here. My skin feels INCREDIBLE after washing this sleeping mask off. I just can’t describe how good it feels.

Hair Care

I’ve only come across one must-have with hair care, and that’s Redken’s Genius Wash for Medium Hair. If you have curly or color treated hair, I cannot recommend this product enough. This is not a shampoo, but a cleansing conditioner. These types of products are ideal for us curly girls. Shampoos can be too harsh for our particular hair type. A lot of people don’t realize the amount of care that curly hair needs haha This product makes caring for our delicate curls super easy! As for color treated hair, it’s just great! My colorist uses Pulp Riot, which is a semi permanent color. The more you wash, the faster the color will fade, so I try to wash my hair about twice a week. This cleanser allows me to be able to go that long between washes. My hair doesn’t get greasy and gross. Plus, this formula is incredibly gentle on the color. There is some color bleed after the initial washing, post color treatment. After that, there is barely any color bleeding at all! I get mine from Ulta, and it lasts quite a long time!

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Photo from ulta.com

 

Personal Care

There are two items here, from the same company, Sol de Janeiro, from Sephora. The first item is the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. It’s a skin tightening and smoothing cream, but honestly, I haven’t even paid that any attention. This stuff smells DIVINE! The scent is caramel pistachio and it will knock your socks off! The second product is their Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Gel. It has the same scent and offers a very luxurious lather. With these two products, my skin has never felt better, or smelled so good haha

There you have it, y’all! These are the products I discovered in 2017 that I cannot and will not do without. They have all made my life and beauty routine much nicer 🙂 What do you think? What products did you come across in 2017 that became a holy grail product for you? Lemme know! I’d love to hear about them!

Carrie♥

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