Beauty Bloggers Best Beauty Picks From 2017 : Vol 2

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I hope everyone enjoyed the first volume of beauty bloggers best picks from 2017 —but we’re not done just yet! With so many amazing “must have” products out there, we couldn’t stop at 14 — so let’s find out what the rest of my beauty blogger friends claim as their star product from 2017!  I already created a small list of things I’d like to gift myself…but just as any beauty enthusiast would assume — that list is just going to keep growing! Grab your cuppa tea, get cozy on the couch, and scroll through to find out what else you may need to ask Santa for this year.  In case you missed Vol. 1, I’ll link it at the bottom of this list!

  1. Nicki of FutureDerm

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Repair 2:4:2

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“Hydrates in all of the ways that skin can possibly go dry — ceramides, cholesterol and other lipids, occlusive agents, emollients. Saved my skin during pregnancy!”


  1. Brooke of Blushing Noir

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

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“It makes my lashes look like I’m wearing falsies without going thought the pain and glue of actually applying false lashes. Every single person IRL that I drag to the store to buy this now swears by it! “


  1. Shannon of A Girl’s Gotta Spa!

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub/Lip Mask/Lip Slip trio

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“This is the ultimate lip nourishing trio – from the super sweet exfoliation of the scrub, to the frosting-like lip mask to the nourishing hydration of the lip gloss, Sara Happ’s lip products are my go-to in keeping my pout looking perfect.”

  1. Renu of Cosmetopia Digest

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  The Hero Project Vit C 30

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“This is a 30% Vitamin C formulation that fades post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation faster than any other Vitamin C I’ve tried – without burning my skin the way some Vit C formulations did (apart from some mild tingling). It never oxidises, and is cruelty-free and vegan. I’ve bought five bottles already, and counting.“


  1. Lulle of Beaumiroir

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

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“1st my blogging niche is French beauty, so that’s my top pick by a French brand for this year. It’s a beautiful liquid matte lipstick that’s very comfortable to wear even for people with dry lips, and it leaves a stain that lasts forever. It has a very unique applicator and comes in a ton of vibrant shades from nudes to vampy and reds.”


  1. Marcia of Beauty Info Zone


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“PERSONA IDENTITY EYESHADOW PALETTE is the first product from this line and it’s a winner. The price is better than most palettes ($32) with 12 wonderful shades, both matte and metallic. It’s a neutral lovers dream if they want to step up the colors to be something more special. The combinations you can create are terrific and you have everything from light to very dark. It’s one of the smoothest palettes I’ve used this year.”

  1. Jen of My Beauty Bunny

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Tarte Maneater Liquid Eyeliner

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“I have been searching for a liquid liner that won’t smudge on my hooded, oily lids pretty much my whole life. I had given up on liquid liner (or ANY liner without a smoky eye to go with it). Then I received a sample of Tarte Maneater Liquid Eyeliner and I was SHOOK! It doesn’t smudge and it’s still fairly easy to remove at night. It’s cruelty free and vegan. Holy grail y’all!”


  1. Nikki of Nik Makeup Junkie

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

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“The colors in this palette are gorgeous. The mattes are super pigmented and easy to blend. The shimmers are very metallic and pigmented as well. This is a very well rounded warm palette with a ton of options. This is by far the best Naked Palette ever released.“


  1. Shelley of Polarbelle

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  The Pixi Beauty x MaryAmNyc Strobe and Sculpt palette

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“I’ve come across so many wonderful items this year that deserve recognition and at the top of the list is this palette and the Strobe & Highlight brush.  Panic ensues when I think about running out of my favorite contour color.   It is Neutral perfection and the whole palette can be used to create and healthy glowing look.   The brush has been made so that the sculpting head is the best bronzing and sculpting brush I’ve ever used.  It distributes powders evenly without blotchiness.  I’ve purchased backups because of my anxiety over running out and I’ve made quite a dip in my favorite color already.  No matter what I wear, these are s daily staple.“

  1. Katie of From My Vanity

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow

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“I’ve always steered clear of glitter because it was a mess to try to use and it would make a mess on my face throughout the day. But with these Stila ones, there is NO mess to apply and I find that a little bit of glitter glue underneath keeps these beauties off my and on my eyes. I am SO excited that I can now enjoy a glitter eye look without the mess and hassle of the traditional kind!”


  1. Babi of ColorSutraa

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette

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“I have tested a lot of palettes this year and hands down, this has got to be my favorite! The shades are incredibly pigmented, velvety smooth and absolutely beautiful on my East Indian skin tone. Worth every single penny!”


26 Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Foreo Luna

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“My Foreo Luna is an integral part of my skin care routine. This little sonic wonder deeply yet gently cleanses my skin, massages and soothes it and leaves my complexion soft, smooth and glowing. My skin looks younger, firmer and it’s primed for a perfect makeup application, too.”

27. Cindy of Prime Beauty

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  PUR Cosmetics PRO X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette

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“This palette definitely can take you from day to night, quiet to smoky and it’s perfect for over everyone! I am totally smitten with this palette because of the wide variety of colors and finishes. Neutrals pops of color, liner shades, smoky shades–the PÜR PRO X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette is a winner. It’s also a value–18 eyeshadows for $42 ain’t bad!”

So spill it friends…what else did you add to your list? Share in the comment section below!


LVX Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Vegan Cruelty Free Nail Polish

I don’t get to paint my own nails often since I have a toddler running through the house, but when I do, I like to work with great formulas that are easy to apply, look great and last long enough for me to enjoy for a couple of days.  LVX is a luxury vegan and cruelty free nail polish brand that fits the bill with it’s chip resistant, extra glossy, self-leveling formulas. Bonus that the entire brand uses a 7-free formula that removes the risk of several toxic ingredients found in other nail lacquer brands – something that has become more important to me now that I have a kid of my own.

I recently got my hands on the Spring/Summer 2017 collection and enjoyed using each of their fabulous colors as I slowly grow my weakened nails back to their pre-baby state. I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

Reine (Purple)

LVX Nail Lacquer Reine swatch by iliketotalkblog

Argonne (Army Green)

LVX Argonne swatch by iliketotalkblog

Seychelle (mint green)

LVX Seychelle swatch by iliketotalkblog

Schiaparelli (Shocking Pink)

LVX Schiaperelli swatch by iliketotalkblog


Camellia (barbie pink)

LVX Camellia swatch by iliketotalkblog

Which color do you like the most? Share in the comment section below!

To find out more about LVX you can visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

Organize Your Polish With Color Clutch

Color Clutch review on iliketotalkblogPolish Organization Made Easy

I’m a fan of collecting polishes and used to have a pretty big collection compared to the standard polish user. One thing that always was a problem as a polish aficionado is how to store your polish in a way where nothing breaks, all the colors are easily organized, and easy to get to. I went from using small makeup bags, to shoe boxes, to old plastic tupperware, to finally IKEA storage units.  In the past year I have done a lot of purging, donating to friends and family since I want to keep things better organized and have found the perfect solution with Color Clutch.

Color Clutch review on iliketotalkblogColor Clutch satisfies the obsessive need to keep your beautiful polishes neat and tidy. The sturdy boxes house fourteen bottles that stay nestled in the foam bed to protect from messy disasters. Because of the flexibility of the foam, you can store many different brands of lacquer that vary in size and shape. It comes in either black, white or a special edition purple Jamberry option.

Color Clutch review on iliketotalkblogWhile I love the clear window on the front that keeps the bottles dust free and easy to quickly view, I love the color coding section on the side so you can do a swatch swipe of each polish so you don’t even have to pull the box off the shelf to see what’s inside. When I was photographing the box I was afraid to actually paint the color on in fear that once you paint on the box it’s there forever — but turns out you can remove the polish with acetone and start over if you switch out colors!

Color Clutch review on iliketotalkblog

The Color Clutch is easy to travel or move with which I know is a HUGE pain when I moved with my 200+ polishes last time. These can easily be stacked and moved without worrying that there will be a huge pool of nail lacquer swimming in the back of your car. And don’t forget that you can easily bring ALL your favorites to the next ladies night in you have planned!

Color Clutch review on iliketotalkblog

Each Color Clutch is $19.99 and can be purchased online or at you can find them at my third favorite store (First, being Target, second being Sephora) The Container Store. Talk about organization HEAVEN! If you have a larger collection you can easily stow all your boxes on a shelving unit which is what I plan to do.

Could you see yourself using the Color Clutch? Share in the comment section below!

Find out more about Color Clutch by visiting their website and following them on Instagram or Facebook.