Beauty Bloggers Best Beauty Picks From 2017 : Vol 1

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It struck me last week that it would be really interesting to ask my fellow beauty bloggers what their favorite beauty item was from 2017. I value their opinions and often rely at least partly on their opinion when looking into new things to try. We are all lucky enough to explore products more frequently than the average enthusiast — so I feel I could get a well rounded view from them.

I’ve round up 27 of these awesome ladies suggestions for YOU to look into if you want to treat yourself. These are our FAVORITE picks that we can’t keep a secret. Let’s not waste anytime, and get started! Vol 1 will share the first 15 and Vol 2 will be shared very soon!

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1.Priyanka of Glamour and Giggles

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen

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“Perfect for all skin types, this vegan formulated liquid collagen preserves the skin’s youthfulness with key anti-aging ingredients like microalgae oil beads and natural sources of Vitamin E and omegas 3, 6, and 9. I noticed a difference within 2 days of use – my skin became smoother and over time it became brighter and more even. The price point is steep but it’s well worth it because actually does improve your skin both visually and the way it feels. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a product that brightens, firms, and overall provides a more youthful appearance!”

  1. Diane Mary of Diane Mary Beauty

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Doll 10 Beauty HydraLux Foundation

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“This full coverage foundation feels like nothing on my skin. It doesn’t cause my acne prone skin to break out and leaves my complexion looking like a porcelain doll. My favorite part is a special ingredient that is a “muscle relaxing peptide” inside that helps disguise the look of wrinkles instantly and used consistently it helps them lessen!”

  1. Noelle of XO, Noelle

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  ColourPop My Little Pony Palette

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“This is such a fun mix of colors and finishes! I admit I hesitated buying this at first because I wasn’t sure what looks I could really create but the possibilities are endless.”

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  1. Leelo of Beauty by Miss L

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Eve Lom Cleanser

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“Eve Lom Cleanser is a multi-purpose skin cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. It decongests, exfoliates and softens the skin. This cleanser easily removes all my makeup and makes my skin clean, fresh and smooth. Since you only need a small amount of cleanser then it will last you a long time.”

  1. Stephanie Louise of All Things Beautiful XO

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

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“This mascara has people convinced I’m wearing falsies! Now that’s an excellent mascara! Super black & doesn’t flake even on long days. “

  1. Kimberly of The Plastic Diaries

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Copper Amino Isolate Serum by NIOD

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“A total game changer in my skincare routine this year has been NIOD’s CAIS. I call it a daily multivitamin in a bottle – well, actually, it’s just one super important vitamin but by using it I’ve improved the health of my skin infinitely. There are so many copy-cat products bursting on to the scene but the original is worth every penny when it comes to skin health.”

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  1. Jennifer of Modern Chic

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel

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“Exfoliation is a must step in any skincare, especially if you have dry skin. While exfoliators can be too harsh on the skin, the Drops of Youth Liquid Peel from The Body Shop gently peels off impurities, lifts dead skin cells and leaves the skin clean. This must have product has elevated my skincare game in 2017. “

  1. Emily of Haus of Hounds

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Hair Remedie Frizz Eliminating Towel

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“Did you know that your hair is the most fragile when it is wet? One of the main strategies I’ve used to regrow my hair after severely damaging it is to baby it while it is wet. I never realized how damaging a regular, terrycloth towel was until I switched to using the Hair Remedie Frizz Eliminating Towel about a year ago and saw what a huge difference it made to my hair. After I wash my hair, I wrap it up in this super soft towel for 10-15 minutes. When I take my hair out, my waves are already beginning to gain definition and my locks are completely frizz-free. I’m never going back to a regular towel!”

  1. Kathryne of Thefabzilla

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial

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“Vegan and cruelty-free, it combines AHA (25%) and BHA (2%). AHA or alpha-hydroxy acid helps enhance and brighten the face. Anecdotally, it can help diminish dark spots (beginning stages of sun spots or uncomplicated hyperpigmentation). BHA or beta-hydroxy acid is salicylic acid which helps keep oil at bay, unclog pores, exfoliate and manage mild acne. This product does sting for a few minutes but it’s one of those skincare wonders that I can actually see an immediate brightening effect on my skin. I use this once a week whenever I feel like my face looks dull.”

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  1. Courtney of Phyrra

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation

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“It’s rare for me to find a foundation that I don’t have to add a white mixer to make it match my skintone. The Huda Beauty FauxFilter Foundation in Milkshake is a perfect match for me and I love it. It also has excellent coverage if you like medium to full coverage (I actually sheer it out a bit) and a beautiful radiant matte finish. It’s also vegan.”

  1. Norah of Norah Loves Makeup

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Kevyn Aucoin Sahara Golden Rose Glow (for warm tones) and Limelight (for more fair skinned, pink undertones)

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“The most balanced combination of a bronzer/ highlighter with a dash of shimmer but subtle enough to be worn without looking like the tin man or over bronzed, builds nicely. “

  1. Stephanie of Brighter, Darling

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  by Terry Savannah Love palette

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“A little packs a big punch of color and I love using it on my eyes and face. Such a multi tasker product and my makeup always comes out flawless when I use it. “

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  1. Carleen of Beauty and Fashion Tech

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

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“This is hands down the best exfoliator I have ever used. It has a gentle mechanical action, plus an enzymatic action, for complete exfoliation. After starting to use it regularly this year, it has done wonders for my issues with adult cystic acne. I keep it in my shower and use it every other day. “

  1. Vanessa of Beauty Products Are My Cardio

Best Beauty Pick for 2017:  MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

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“From all the foundations I have tried this is the most skin like on me and versatile.   The shade range is amazing so I have found my perfect match! Its a natural matte finish so its not too matte but easily mixes with liquid highlighter for the perfect dewy look.  It also is a medium coverage but can be built up which is what I prefer. My absolute go to foundation.“

So what items have you already added to your wishlist…or shopping cart? Share in the comments below!

Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

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Cruelty Free Makeup Remover

Maybe it’s just me, but the best part of the day is when you wind down and start to get ready for bed. I take my showers at night because thats what makes sense for my schedule and love feeling clean and refreshed before hopping into bed. Usually my winding down routine includes taking off my makeup and doing any skincare treatments I feel like doing that night. I was recently sent Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm and haven’t touched my other makeup removers since.

I haven’t tried anything from Farmacy before, although I have eyed them at Sephora several times without purchasing. Their products come across as healthy and clean and for good reason. They grow their own ingredients on a farm, and combine them in powerful ways backed by science to create effective, clean formulas. Farmacy is cruelty free, and incorporates it’s key proponent in all its products: Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy; a strong antioxidant that promotes even tone of the skin. I’m definitely all for something that evens skintone with every use!

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The Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is a soft (almost cream-like) , solid oil that is housed in jar. The lid holds a mini spatula that comes handy for scooping out the small amount of product you need to remove your makeup. It has a faint scent of lime that smells good and not overpowering. The quick melting balm consists of a blend of Sunflower and Ginger root Oil that gently cleanse the skin by breaking up all traces of makeup while Moringa Tree extract helps purify the skin. Papaya extract is also included and helps with gentle exfoliation.

Just a small amount is needed for this blam to do it’s magic. I decided to try it on a heavy makeup day when I was taking photos to see how it would REALLY work on full coverage foundation, heavy shadows and lots of mascara. This stuff seriously M E L T S everything with ease. I have to say that I’m usually still left with racoon eyes after using makeup remover but not with this one. I made sure to full massage it into the skin and focus on my lids to really give it a good chance. Once water hits it, the balm emulsifies a bit to a milky liquid and rinses away leaving incredibly soft skin. It’s one of those kinds of products that makes you want to touch your face a lot after because it feels so nice and soft!

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I’d love to pair this balm with some of their other products that I’ve been eyeing, such as their Honey Drop Light Moisturizer, and their Anti-Aging Kit. Christmas is coming up and I do pick the best gifts for myself, haha!

To find out more about the Farmacy brand, you can visit their website, or give them a follow on Facebook or Instagram. Have you tried Farmacy before? Would you use a cleansing balm in your routine?

Renew Your Skin with Sugar Cookie Marini Holiday Exfoliator

marini holiday exfoliator sugar cookie review by iliketotalkblogAs someone in my mid-thirties, I really have focused in on what I’m using in the skincare department. My major concerns are that I have fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts from time to time. To make my skin feel it’s best, it’s important that I cleanse at least twice a day, exfoliate, treat and moisturize. Exfoliation being a very important step for my skin as I’ve been reminded to exfoliate often so that the rest of my products are effective.

The Sugar Cookie Marini Holiday Exfoliator is a limited edition facial scrub and it just landed on my doorstep last week. Limited edition, hence the holiday scent, sugar cookie. What’s different about this one from others I have used is that it uses both chemical and physical exfoliators to polish and renew the skin. By using proteolytic enzymes from papaya and pineapple, glycolic acid, and physical exfoliators like sugar, Jan Marini designed a face scrub that not only softens the skin, but treats it with a dimethicone based skin protectant to leave it smooth.

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I like a face scrub with a good amount of grit or texture to it — which is not exactly what you should be looking for, but I found this one to have a good amount that I am pleased with. While there is a warning that there may be a slight tingle, I didn’t get that at all — just skin that was SUPER smooth to the touch. It’s a shame this is limited edition because I love anything that involves a sugar cookie. While the scent is quite faint and makes me think of snickerdoodle more, the exfoliating power is the opposite. A little goes a long way on a wet face, and I’ll be trying to stretch this out this tub as long as possible. I’ve only used this a handful of times but I can say that I’ve gotten no irritation, and can feel a difference in my skin right after using.

marini holiday exfoliator sugar cookie review by iliketotalkblogI only wish I still had the other fabulous products I’ve tried from Jan Marini such as the C-Esta Serum and the Hyla3D HA Activating Complex. I used everything to the last tiny drop!  I find all Jan Marini products that I’ve tried, to be very effective so I trust this brand.

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You can purchase Jan Marini products through their website and through select skincare professionals. To find out more about this cruelty free brand, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.