Best and Worst beauty products of 2017 – the complete list


Dear Readers,

We love our annual lists of what was a game-changer and what we should have said no to. Here it is, enjoy (and avoid our mistakes)!

The best...

The lemon dream of the year goes to this one.

This mascara was not only wallet friendly but also the best we tried in 2017!

Our best budget buy was this charcoal mask.

This enzyme peel changed our skin game…

Our favourite Kiehl‘s product was this one.

This hair serum saved the (hair)day…

…and this foundation saved our face!

This fruity magic mask was our best splurge of the year.

The pore size reducing miracle we got hocked on..

The worst

The most overhyped product we wished we didn‘t splurge on is this Oribe spray.

This face cleanser we will never go back to..

…neither will we ever splurge on this hand cream (which did nothing for our dry hand)..

The prize of the most overhyped brand goes to Aesop big time (just read this and this review)!

This Clinique powder disappointed big time..

…and so did this foundation (if you have oily skin read this – to know what to stay away from!!).

The shampoo that did nothing for our hair was this one..

The lip balm everyone should stay away from is here.

Cetaphil did not really live up to the hype, just read here..

This was the list for 2017 – let us know which favourites you had and have a lovely 2018!

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser Review



No problems with break-outs despite its heavy texture.


Smells of detergent.


My mum gave me this cleanser for christmas – in a smaller package (30 ml). That lasted me about 2,5 months – which I think is good. The cleanser feels more like a cream, and you need a lot per use and a lot of water to make it foam. It smells a bit like detergent (sorry stole this anomaly from a review on makeup alley) – which is unpleasant but leaves my skin feeling clean, though not very soft. I haven‘t had any problems with break-outs while using this cleanser, which the detergent smell made me fear – happy about that.

Clarins either make fantastic stuff (face oil and the beauty flash balm) or things which are pretty horrid to ones skin (their face mask). This face cleanser lands somewhere in the middle – its not that great – it can even feel luxurious if you are into the “heavy” make-up and beauty stuff – but if you like lightness and herbal smells this is not for you.


Value for money: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask Review



Yes it makes your skin soft.


I don´t see any freshness or radiance.


As you all know by now, I´m obsessed with masks and hydration. I think i’ve  tried every mask out there made by the major brands, you name it -i’ve tried it.

I have used this mask in two different time frames: immediately after I bought it about a year ago, my skin started breaking out, so I stopped. But since I still has the package, I wanted to try it again. This time my skin did not break out. The creams consistency is pretty heavy, almost like a mud mask. It gets absorbed easily and sometimes I have even used it as an overnight mask.

About the effect: freshness, radiance, rehydration, smoothing out of fine lines and wrinkles is what Clarins website promises in the product description. I did´t notice any of the above. Yes my skin feels smooth after usage, but no different from when I use my normal day cream, so no extra hydration which is what I want from a mask.

Overall: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Value for money: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starnostarnostarnostarnostar

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