2016 Favorites

It’s that time of year when you reflect on the past year and this year I was able to try so many different products. It was actually really difficult to pick my favorites of the year.

I’m sharing the products that I have used repeatedly and have purchased again throughout the year.
I’m also including a link to purchase the products and a little summary of what I liked about the products.

There were so many that I had to narrow down the list quite a bit.


Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes - gentle facial wipes remove makeup, dirt, and oil easily and without irritation, leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed.

e.l.f Cosmetics Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths -  Gently and easily cleans skin to remove makeup and dirt, even waterproof mascara. Infused with Green tea and Aloe Vera extract to hydrate and moisturize.

Eden's Semilla Jojoba Oil - versatile – has so many uses! It is fragrance-free and very light weight and is perfect for skin, hair and nails. 

Sandy Seashell body products - environmentally friendly and cruelty free, lightly scented and the scents change with the seasons. Products left my skin feeling soft and moisturized.

“Feels like a Facelift” Anti-Aging Mud Masque – detoxifies the skin, removes dead skin cells and gets deep into pores. Light whipped formula feels and dries light on the skin. It is made with Canadian Glacial Mud from British Columbia.


Amika Perk up Dry Shampoo – light-weight spray absorbs excess oil and dirt, gives hair volume and shine.

TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Care Collection – I have tried other shampoo and conditioners throughout the year but nothing compares to the results I have using this collection. My hair felt soft, shiny, had more root volume and the curls were behaving and not frizzy.

Big Sexy Hair What a Tease Hairspray – instant volume, easy to shape and style hair and it will last all day.


L'Oreal Voluminous Feline Mascara - volume and fullness, shiny smooth lashes and I love the waterproof formula.

Katy Kat Matte Lipstick and Katy Kat Eye Mascara – lipstick has a demi-matte finish provides moisture and a touch of sheen without drying lips out. A lot of mascaras claim to give length and volume but this one actually does give both! I like how the brush is twisty and sweeps lashes up and out. No clumps and it doesn’t flake, smudge, or smear.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Translucent Mattifying Powder – always a favorite! Silky lightweight formula diminishes oil and shine for a matte finish. As with all e.l.f products, it is Cruelty free and vegan.


Organic Aromas Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser - powerful yet quiet diffuser. It only took about a minute for my apartment to smell amazing! Love the soft light rotation of beautiful gradient rainbow colors. Organic Aromas even has their own signature blend of Essential oils for you to use with their diffuser, scents are heavenly yet intoxicating.

I couldn’t leave out the cats!

I came across Amelie’s Bark Shop Handmade Cat Toys – contains a dash of organic catnip and the cats will play with this toy for hours!

It has been a great year and here’s hoping next year is even better!