THE BEST AND WORST BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF 2016 – THE COMPLETE LIST

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Happy new year lovelies, we have made a small list of what we loved and worshipped this year:

The facial oil of this year that brought our face out of the winter darkness..

This is where we got out grapefruit fix from in 2016…

The splurge of the year – which was well worth it..

This body oil made our bathroom feel like a warm coconut beach vacation all year long

The lavender oil that puts us to bed like babies was a favourite during this sleep deprived year.

This serum made our year a biiiiit prettier

The budget product of the year was … look here.

The hair brush which became our favourite hair thing in 2016..

…but this one also did wonders to our hair.

And WHAT WE DID NOT LIKE (wasted our money on):

The powder from hell…

The face mask which did nothing of what it promised (see the full list of face masks we won‘t repurchase here).

The ecological lemongrass disappointment of 2016 goes to this shea body butter

This rose lip balm made us (and our wallet) very very sad.

The scrubb which robbed us and made no difference to out skin!

The Kiehl‘s disappointment of the year was this one.

The foundation that made us look beyond unnatural and was just not worth a penny of our hard earned salary.

Thank you for a great 2016 and we are looking forward to guide you through the beauty jungle for another marvellous year!

Maybeline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara Review

Pros:

Master of the dramatic look.

Cons:

Takes a while to dry.

More:

I‘m gone be honest I bought this one while doing my groceries because it was so cheap. Yepps people thats how I make my choices “2 liters of milk, five tomatoes and some mascara”. But actually I was pleasantly surprised, because this mascara turned out to be a master of the “dramatic look”: it makes my lashes very long,  gives great volume and doesn‘t give me that panda look. It‘s also easy to remove. What are the negatives? It takes a while to dry due to its very “liquid” consistency. Also, I was very surprised by how good it was even though being soo cheap, so I would still prefer my more “expensive” regular mascaras, because let‘s face it: I‘m a make-up snob, and like the whole experience and this mascara gives a “good enough” look but does not blow me completely away, because it could be just a bit less liquidish in consistency, dry a bit faster, give a bit more volume..you get it. End of review.

Overall:starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises:starstarstarstarnostar

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Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara Review

Pros:

Makes my lashes longer.

Cons:

Does not add any extra volume.

More:

My lashes are nothing special, neither long nor short, so when picking a mascara I look for that “wow” factor. The add for this mascara promises both “wow”, “aahh”, “uuuuuhhh” and “oh la la”, all from just one mascara, or at least that is the impression I get when reading words such as “magnify”, “multify”, “outrageous volume” and “more seductive” – all used to describe the transformation ones lashes will go through once this magic mascara comes on. And seriously do you guys think I saw any of that? No, you are right I did not.

Yes my lashes become longer, but they dont gain any volume what so ever, and just look like long spider feet. The mascara is very discreet and looks good on you, if you want it to look like you are not wearing any. But that is about all. It does not smudge and is easy to take off, but what does that help, when you barely can see that you are wearing it?

Overall:starstarstarnostarnostar

Value for money: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises:starstarnostarnostarnostar

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Review of Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils

 

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Pros: 

Gives volume and length to my lashes. The brush feels like it can “lift up”/contain a lot of mascara that then are applied to my eyelashes. Tadaaa.

Cons:

A bit expensive compared to the value it adds. Moreover, the brush kind of collapses after using the mascara a couple of weeks.

More:

YSL describes their mascara to be “award-winning”, “achieving dramatic results in a single stroke” and that the secret is “The triple-film complex. A coating film for intensity, a conditioning film with pro-vitamin B5 and aloe vera for curves and a fixing film with vinyl polymer.” (Source: YSL website)

I don’t know where mascaras are given awards, but fair enough, I have to admit that I’m no expert in the mascara-awards field.
When it comes to “achieving dramatic results in one single stroke” I do not succeed. I have to stroke those lashes over and over in order to achieve my “dramatic” (?) results. Okay, maybe not dramatic, and definitely not “false lash” effect, but it is a pretty good mascara, I have to say that.

Overall: starstarstarnostarnostar

Value for money: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarnostarnostar

Tip:

For the collapsing brush I have a tip that helped me out: I simply washed the brush with some shampoo and made sure (with my fingers, and yes, they were black afterwards) that all of the old mascara was gone. Then the brush folds out again. But you will have to repeat this once in a while.

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