Sunday, 1 January 2017

Beauty Products of 2017


Ready or not, 2017 is here and 2016 has become something of yesteryear. Without wanting to be a cliché, a new year usually inspired us to become the better version of ourselves, which is not necessarily a bad thing. What often comes with that is a list of new year's resolutions or goals (whichever you use, it's semantics).

As a person who values tradition, I did draft a new year's resolution post, but I don't think that it will see the light of days. When I re-read my 2016 goals I didn't think the 2017 version would be any significantly different to the year that had just went by. There was a theme going on there! So on that note, I thought I'd write  about something slightly different for my first post of 2017.

As one who is skin care obsessed, I am always on a look out for something better, that works harder or that shows results quicker. Which is why I think that I am a beauty counter sales associates godsend customer as I don't even need to be persuaded to part ways with my money in search for the next cult beauty items. I often come out from beauty halls with a bag of beauty products that I either didn't know exist or wanted or needed which suddenly became my can't-live-without as I leave the department stores.

For the last entry of 2016, I shared my favourite beauty products of 2016, so I thought it is only appropriate that for the first post of 2017 I pen down a list of products that I have yet to find my absolute favourite and that I can't live without.

The three that are at the top of my head at the moment are:
  1. Day time serum - Previously I was using the Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator which has now been discontinued. I have tried a few sample products which include the Clinique Smart Custom Serum and the Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement Serum. At present I am still undecided which one works best for me although my hunch says the Bobbi Brown serum might win. Well, I at least want to give it a good try.
  2. Sun protection - Previously I was using the Clinique Super City Block SPF 40. I am currently using Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 and it is almost run out. They are both OK but I am definitely open to try something new.
  3. Shampoo and Conditioner - I was using Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner previously. However, these are not easily accessible in the UK and even if they are available, their stock availability is very inconsistent, which makes it very difficult for me to make it a must have item in my life - because they may not be available when I need them, get it? I have dabbled with a few brands such as Loreal, Tresemme, Garnier etc, but the one brand that I am seriously considering right now is the coconut range from OGX. I am still undecided between the coconut water or the coconut milk range or if I should consider other hair care brands.
So if you have any recommendations on the three products mentioned here, please do share your views. I would be very much appreciate it and who knows your favourite can't live without products could end up being mine too!

And if you don't mind me, I am off to search for my next can't live without products!

Have a great 2017 everyone! x


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