Wednesday, 27 December 2017

2017 Favourites

2017 Favourites - Kate Morgan Cecilia

2017 Favourites - Kate Morgan Cecilia

2017 Favourites - Kate Morgan Cecilia

Oh 2017, you have gone by very fast. It seems all but a blur. 
But, all in all, it's been a pretty good one. Instead of my regular monthly favourites, I wanted to reflect on my favourites throughout the whole year. This was such a difficult one to decide, and I'll probably think of more things after publishing. But, here we go, my favourite beauty products from 2017. 

Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

For my birthday this year, I treated myself to this Jo Malone scent. After spending a very long time in the store with the lovely sales assistant, I settled on this scent. I still absolutely love it. You might have seen me talking about this in a number of blog posts this year, including my Signature Scents post. It's such a fresh, but woody scent that is maybe a touch more on the masculine side - but they're my favourite. 

Estee Lauder - Double Wear Foundation

Estee Lauder - Double Wear Foundation
I was very late to the party with this foundation. But this year, I made the plunge and tried out this foundation for myself. I was not disappointed. The staying power of this foundation is the best. It has really good coverage, without leaving your skin looking like it's caked in makeup. It's definitely going to be a permanent feature in my makeup bag for many years to come I'm sure. See my full review of this foundation here.

L'Oreal -  Paradise Mascara

This product is the mascara of dreams, it just had to go into my favourites. Bold statement, but it's probably the best mascara I have ever used for volumizing and lengthening my lashes. This mascara was all over Instagram over the summer, everyone was totally obsessed with it. The product really speaks for itself and absolutely lives up to all the hype. 

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Kiehl's -  Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
From just one look at my blog, it's not hard to notice that I am obsessed with this brand. I started using this product back in May, and I haven't used anything else to remove my makeup since then. This product is so low maintenance - perfect for me. You literally put a couple of pumps of the product into your hand, work it into your face, add a splash of water, then wipe it all off with a cloth. Literally as easy as that - even for eye makeup too!

Charlotte Tilbury - Beauty Glow Instant Look in a Palette & Penelope Pink Lipstick
2017 was the year that I branched out and tried Charlotte Tilbury products for myself. I had always longed to try them but never parted with my cash. Until this year, and I went for her products in a big way. The Instant Look in a Palette has been a makeup favourite of mine this year. I basically don't use anything else. I love how I have pretty much everything I need in one palette. You can also create a number of different eye looks just using the three shades, so it's really versatile.

When reflecting on my most worn lip colour, it was definitely the Penelope Pink shade. This was a new addition to my makeup bag in 2017 and quickly became a firm favourite. It's from their K.I.S.S.I.N.G range, so it's more of a hydrating finish compared to the matte range. For me, it's the perfect 'my lips but better' nude.

The Body Shop - Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

The Body Shop - Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
I've really got into face masks this year. In 2016, I set myself a goal to put more time aside for self-care, and I really think that I have achieved that. Especially setting time aside to have a bath and relax with a face mask on. This has definitely been my favourite. It leaves my skin feeling so clean and detoxified. It's also been helping the breakouts I've been having in the latter part of this year.

I'd really love to know what have been some of your favourites this year. Let me know in the comments, or find me on on Instagram and Twitter. Here's to 2018 and another year of favourites. 
Love, Kate xx

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