Happy New Year!!! Wow! How time flies! I cannot believe that not only are we a week into 2018, but it’s 2018?!?! Yeah, I had to do that. It’s a blogger requirement, isn’t it? It is true though. Time flies so fast these days. But enough on that, we have business to attend to! We’re going to be spending this week going through my Annual Cruelty Free Beauty Favorites for 2017! My goal is to have one post up each day, though as I’m writing this, I still have no photos and a lot to take. I’m gonna do my best to keep up, but we’ll see how it goes. 😄


I just wanted to give you a little heads up to what’s intended for the week – hopefully! I hope everyone had a decent 2017. Mine was rather uneventful. Political craziness aside, it’s been a rather boring year, which is kind of a nice change actually! 😅

As far as the favorites go, we have two Makeup posts to cover, Hair Care, Skin Care and “The Other Stuff.” I had a lot of great favorites in 2017, though they are not all things that were either new to the market, nor necessarily new to me in 2017. It’s more a compilation of what I used the most…aka favorites!


One thing that has affected the products that I chose for the year is that I started taking Accutane about mid-year…in fact, I’m hopefully in my last week of taking it!!! 🎉 If you’re not familiar, Accutane really dries out the skin and the lips. As someone who began the year with combo-to-oily and acne-prone skin, that means I have drastically different products from each half of the year. I’m mentioning both types, and I’ve tried to clarify when I’ve used each and why. So there’s that.


As for my approach to the best Makeup, I did not go through the various “categories” and choose favorites, but rather just thought about the things that really stood out, or that I reached for over and over again. Those are what I stuck to. No need to cram a favorite primer in if it wasn’t really something that made an impression on me, but rather just fit into the slot.


Final note: these upcoming posts are going to be lengthy. There’s a lot of ground to cover and I tried to keep it short, but I have given mini reviews of each item and, well you know how it goes, it just goes on and on…and on. So consider yourself warned! 😄 I hope you’ll come back to check them all out though.


If all things go as planned, I will see you again tomorrow for a look at some of my favorite Cruelty Free Makeup Favorites from 2017! Fingers crossed!


For easy reference, here’s a master list of topics with links added as they are available:


The Rest of the Best of 2017:

Best of Cruelty Free Beauty 2017 – Makeup for Complexion

Best of Cruelty Free Beauty 2017 – Makeup for Eyes & Lips

Best of Cruelty Free Beauty 2017 – Hair Care

Best of Cruelty Free Beauty 2017 – Skin Care

Best of Cruelty Free Beauty 2017 – The Other Stuff







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