2018 Favorites

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2018 Favorites

This is easily one of my favorite posts to write up every year. My favorite products of the year. Even though some of the products from my 2017 Favorites are still getting tons of use this year. What I like to do is run through my posts throughout the entire year and gather up my 10 favorite products. It’s a lot more difficult than it sounds. But I managed to narrow my list down to 10 favorites. Let’s take a look!

ColourPop Ooh La La! Palette

ColourPop Ooh La La! Palette
I told you this palette was going to make it to my 2018 Favorites. It’s such a beautiful little palette. The shades all compliment each other beautifully. They are incredibly pigmented. And the looks I created are easily some of my favorites.

Bath By Bex CBD Bath Bombs

Bath By Bex CBD Bath Bombs & Life Flower CBD Bath Bombs
2018 was year of the CBD for me. I started getting into it toward the end of 2017 right around the time my husband had surgery. I was a nervous wreck and my anxiety was at an all time high. My husband actually got me some products to try and I’ve been experimenting ever since. While I love the effects of the oils and edibles, the bath bombs are a real treat. There’s nothing I love more than a nice, relaxing, hot bath. These CBD bath bombs take the relaxation part to a whole new level. They make for the most relaxing bath ever! It relaxes my muscles by easing aches, pains, and tension. And it helps me to sleep better at night. If you take anything away from this list, let it be these bath bombs. There are many places that make them, but these 2 are my favorites so far.

Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum

Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum
I was really excited to see that Wet n Wild added to their Gold Bar Highlighter Collection. I remember going everywhere to try and track them down. Once I had the chance to test them all I found that the Platinum Bar was my favorite. It has been one of my most reached for highlighters ever since.

Derma E Hydrating Facial Wipes

Derma E Hydrating Facial Wipes
This year I was diagnosed with rosacea. I had to replace a lot of my skin care products. Wipes especially. These are incredibly gentle on my super sensitive skin and they smell so nice! I now have a drawer full of them.

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer
This year I finally got around to testing out some of The Ordinary products. Some of them worked out and others didn’t. This primer on the other hand really impressed me. I know a lot of people say that they don’t feel like primers make much of a difference. But I swear this primer helps my makeup to go on smoother and makes it look more even. All for just under $5.00!

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette

e.l.f. Heart Defensor Highlighter Palette
Boy did it ever take me a while to finally get my hands on this highlighter! I can definitely see what the fuss was all about. Everything about this highlighter was a hit. The packaging and the pigmentation. It currently sits in my most reached for drawer alongside the majority of these items.

Jouer Lip Topper in Sweetheart

Jouer Lip Topper in Sweetheart
This year Jouer has become a favorite brand of mine. I found myself drawn to quite a few of their new products. If I had to narrow it down to one favorite it would have to be the Lip Topper in Sweetheart. It’s the most gorgeous red with pink and gold flecks. I reach for it often.

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Esqido The Unisyn Collection
I could hardly contain my excitement when I opened this beautiful package. These lashes are gorgeous! I love the packaging too. Not only do they display the beauty that is these lashes, but they slide in and out making access that much easier. Photographing these lashes was a lot of fun.

Bad Habit Athena Palette

Bad Habit Beauty Athena Palette
When I first heard about this palette it was sold out for a while. Once it came back in stock I ordered it. I think it’s my favorite Bad Habit Beauty Palette. I was really impressed with the quality of the shadows. They’re so pigmented and they apply and blend beautifully. Hard to believe that it’s just $14.00. My review states $12.00. It has since gone up in price. But even with the increase it’s still a great price.

Sky Organics Organic Rosewater Facial Mist

Sky Organics Organic Rosewater Facial Mist
Another product that I heard was great for rosacea is rose water. I wasn’t sure which one to try and then I happened to stumble upon this one from Sky Organics. I apply it after cleansing in the morning and night. It does wonders for flareups instantly soothing my sensitive skin.

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
I had to add a bit of a bonus favorite. Like I mentioned earlier, I was diagnosed with rosacea this year and had to replace a lot of my skin care products. A lot of my go-to cleansers were causing more harm than good. I have to admit that it took me a long time to get used to this cleanser. It’s highly recommended for those of us with certain skin conditions such as rosacea. Once I got used to it I found that I actually love it. I feel like it can be a little heavy at times, but it removes makeup all while being incredibly gentle. It doesn’t dry out my skin. It’s a lot easier to purchase since most stores carry it and I can even use coupons.

*I received some of these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this post. All opinions are completely my own.

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