New year, new me right? But first let us take a minute to look back at 2017 and see what we remember. In this article we are not going to talk about experiences that were good or bad, but more about skincare, beauty, fashion and all sort of things we discovered in 2017. Because one year is different for everybody, we decided to write this blogpost individually.
Okay first I’m going to give a big shout out to Kiehl’s. I discovered these products a long time ago but really got into them this year and they are 100% the reason that my skin has cleared up. I use the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash and Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner and after that the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream every day in the morning and at night. At night I will and some drops of Midnight Recovery Concentrate and if I have do have some break out I put a dot of the Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment on the spots.
I have always loved Giorgio Armani foundations and this year I discovered the Power Fabric Foundation. It’s a full coverage liquid foundation. It is super lightweight and has a velvet matte finish.
This year I have been loving the Anastasia Contour Kit. I got it for my birthday in the color Light to Medium. The kit comes with three highlights en three contour colors. I use the first two as setting powders because they give you a really healthy looking glow. The contours blend really nice with foundation but they also sit very nice on the skin.
Another beauty favorite of mine are the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks. It glides on very nice and doesn’t dry super quick so you can take you time when applying it and you can fix it if you make any mistakes. It sets into a matte finish and they last a really long time. I have them in the colors Sandstorm and Soft-Spoken. Sandstorm is a beautiful nude color and Soft-Spoken sets into a mauve nude.
In this photo I am wearing the Giorgio Armani foundation and the Anastasia Contour Kit. The lipstick is NYX Liquid Suede Cream in the color Soft-Spoken.
Because I am a makeup addict I had to choose between all of my palettes that I got this year. I have 20 in total but can’t describe them all so I picked my 2 favorites. My first one is the Tartelette palette in Bloom. When my parents went to America, they always buy us a souvenir. Because in Belgium, we don’t have the brand Tarte so I asked for a Tarte makeup palette. The one in bloom was my favorite because it had all of these pretty nude shades that is perfect for every season.
One of the things I haven’t regretted this year at all is my long to short hair cut. When I was little I always wanted long sleek hair but when you get older, you get tired of that long hair. So I decided to chop it off. The hairdresser didn’t cut a lot off so when I got home I asked my sister to cut a bit more off. I haven’t regretted it for one single minute. Now I still have middle length hair, just because I am to lazy to go to the hairdresser, and have never been more happy about it.
Another thing about my hair was that it was always greasy. When I washed my hair, the next morning it was already very greasy and I hated it. I searched on the web what was best for greasy hair, and I tried everything. Only One thing has saved me and that is the Head & Shoulders Citrus breeze. This one is perfect to get one or two days longer without washing your hair.
Nails are something that is very important to me and because my babydream was to become a beautician, I bought a “starterspacket” for applying acrylic nails. This was one of the best things I have ever done because I really like to experience with beauty products. I really like to try different products out and see where it goes. This packet that I bought was very handy and I am still using it.
My bullet journal. This is something everyone knows about and I bought it last summer for school purposes. Because I love being creative, I got this journal to write and draw everything down just the way I want it. Mine is very minimalistic but still I love it.