The Best Products of 2016 [Guide]

Date Tue, January 3 2017

I fully intended to post my best products of 2016 list while it was still 2016. Oops. I planned to do a lot of things that I didn’t.

Ah, well. At least I’m getting around to it now.

2016 was a busy year; although, you may not be able to tell that from my posts or lack thereof. So there were fewer product and service reviews to choose from to populate this list. And I didn’t love all of the options.

So while this list might be short, these are the things worth checking out.

Healthy and Beauty

DUAL IDENTITY WET/DRY MINERAL FOUNDATION, Studio Gear Brush and Revitalizing Day Serum

Dual Identity makeup by Studio Gear plays many roles for you to create your perfect face. And I love the brush!

  • Studio Gear Dual Identity Wet/Dry Makeup – A quality powder that you can use to set your makeup, mix with Revitalizing Day Serum to turn into a wet makeup or use for contouring. The possibilities are endless, and the brush that came with this set is one that I use on a daily basis. Read my review.
  • Exuviance cleansing cream is a soft cream if you can believe it. I really enjoyed how it cleansed and moisturized my skin with its unique texture. In fact, I was able to stop using moisturizer while I used this product!
  • Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter will give your fine (like mine!) or thin hair a bit of a boost. It doesn’t compare with a blowout, but it’s nearly effortless to use. This is a brand I’ve come to enjoy the more I try it.

Apps, Plugins and Websites

  • Dealspotr checklist

    Dealspotr provided me steady Amazon gift cards during the year

    Dealspotr helps you save money with coupons, sales and deals and make money when you contribute those sales and validate quality deals on the site. Read my review of Dealspotr.

  • Grammarly is a writer’s secret tool. It essentially solves the issues of words-that-exist-but-don’t-quite-fit-grammatically. Try the free plugin for your browser. If writing is the way you make a living, you’ll want to upgrade Grammarly for a yearly fee (affiliate link — I’ll make a small commission if you sign up). I have never felt to reassured with my writing since using Grammarly.

I actually have boxes full of beauty items and cosmetics that I am trying to catch up writing reviews for, all of which I bought myself. You can expect a number of lip product reviews after I take photos. I somehow wound up with an entire box of Derma E products, too, and I hope to try them shortly.

2017 will also see a number of board game reviews, and since I’ve been reading so much, I plan to review more books. It’s funny how the tone of this blog changes as I do, but I hope you enjoy it. You’ll never quite know what’s common, which means that next year’s “best of” list is as surprising to me as it will be to you!

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