I am very picky about what I use on my face and my hair, so these are the things that I have loved and making sure I bring into 2017 with me.
Let’s start with makeup. I used to be the girl who only had mascara and eyeliner that I never used, now I have a makeup tote full of makeup and in need of another one. That means I have tried quite a bit of makeup this past year and here are a few I am definitely taking with me:
My Kylie Jenner lip kits, and her new brushes. They are just the best stay on lip sticks I can find, I had a friend try the lipsense lip gloss and she said you basically needed rubbing alcohol to get it off. That’s definitely not what I want. Congrats to Kylie, you’re coming into 2017 with me.
I am probably a Tarte maniac so I have to bring my Tarte pallets and oils with me! I have the Pro Glow, Tarte in bloom, young, wild & free pallet, the Maracuja oil and eye treatment, and color your world color correcting pallet. I absolutely love the oil and eye treatment, I was skeptical of the oil when I started using it thinking it would make me break out even more but it has been the opposite and I LOVE IT! The eye treatment sometimes makes my eyes chapped so I use it around twice a week because of that but it has worked for me! The way the Tarte pallets colors are so true and stay as pigmented makes my heart happy and I think that’s why I am currently obsessed!
I love the Anastasia Beverly hills contour kit. It is my favorite one however, I just wish it had better highlights and maybe more of the glow. I still love all the different dark contour shades it has, my face is very light in the winter compared to the summer so having more than one color to contour is like a saving grace.
My Urban decay that I have is the prep spray and the eye primer along with the naked pallets, and I love them all. However, I am on a Tarte kick so the eye shadow may make a couple of appearances in 2017 but not as much as my Tarte pallets will. They eye primer and Prep spray will be brought into 2017 because I love how light they both feel on my skin and how well each of them work! I’ve been using the same eye primer for about a year and I won’t use any other because I just love it so much! The prep spray is actually not the one I originally wanted to get, but I actually love it and how it doesn’t make my face feel gross and that it is vitamin infused. I am a freak about my face and what is used on it so whenever I can get vitamins or organic oils on it, I’ll take it!
To finish off with the makeup I’m taking with me into 2017, I’ll be taking my amazing brush wash! I have those Kylie brushes that are white and I’ve used basically black on them and somehow that amazing wash got it out. I use it on all my brushes all the time, like you should after every use.
For the beauty side such as my hair, which is curly, blonde and damaged these are the products I am bringing into 2017.
I absolutely LOVE this mousse, I struggled finding the right one till I was about 16 and I haven’t looked back. You can get those certain mousses that make your hair crunchy no matter the amount you use, or the ones who barely work unless you use so much it becomes crunchy. This one however has never made my hair crunchy and it has provided me with non frizz curls for 4 years and I won’t go without it. The downside to this product is you can’t just go out and buy it, you have to get it through your hairdresser, yes it is more on the expensive side but very very worth it.
I love the Aveda hair care, I will not go to a salon that doesn’t use Aveda because it is so natural and the most healthiest color that’s out there. When I studied abroad I made sure there was an Aveda salon I could get to! This leave in conditioner is honestly the best you can find and it does wonders. You have to use it sparingly though, a little goes a long way! I don’t go anywhere without this bad boy!
I just recently started using the brand Bumble and Bumble, which I was skeptical of at first because it wasn’t my typical Aveda brand. Turns out to be one of my favorite brands along side Aveda. I have the Booster Spray, Blow Dry, and Invisible Oil for dry to very dry hair. I love the booster spray, I had really and I mean really bad breakage and this spray has really helped keep those baby length hairs growing and not having coarse or split ends. I use that before I apply my Aveda leave in conditioner. The Blow dry serum is also another great product because you apply in to help prevent heat damage when your hair is wet. My hair hasn’t had any sign of heat damage since I started using it (keep in mind my hair isn.t blow dried all that much). The last product is the dry to dry hair treatment and man oh man to I swear by this. My hair has been dyed platinum blonde for a couple of years and it’s seen better days but once I found this treatment my hair has never been more healthy. I even got my brother to try it because he rocks the long hair during the winter months, and being a guy he even noticed so ladies go try this one out!
My last product is for us blondes that have a tougher time keeping your blonde vibrant. I have well water at home and that makes my blonde become very brassy so to keep my blonde less brassy and more blonde I use the Paul Mitchell Blonde shampoo. It really does keep your blonde hair very vibrant and blonde till you can get in again and I totally recommend this shampoo if you’re a blonde or plan to be one.
I wish you all the happiest of new years, and if you try one of these products please let me know what you thought! XOXO