Alrighty, dreamers! It’s ‘Best of 2017’ time and I’m rallying up my Top 10 Makeup and Style posts of the year!
Wow! It seems crazy that we’re already at the end of 2017. It also feels a little bit crazy to be blogging right now as I’ve been a little absent over the last couple of months. First off, apologies for that! A few things happened: CRAZY times at work, being struck by the worst cold followed by the worst tonsil infection and lastly…a MUCH needed vacation to totally reset my mind and well-being.
Currently, I’m sat in Naples, Florida overlooking my grandmother’s pond with all its wildlife – alligators included. Reflecting on 2017, I must say – while I’m glad to see it go…it hasn’t been that bad of a year for me. I accomplished a lot, achieving a lot of personal and professional goals.I also really learned a lot about myself in 2017 that will be highly valuable in making 2018 better – but more on that later.
Best of 2017: Dream in Lace Posts
On my blogging journey at Dream in Lace, I took a dig into Google Analytics to find out just which posts resonated the most with you lovely lot…and not surprisingly, beauty was at the top of its game in 2017!
In fact, when looking at the Best of 2017 Dream in Lace posts, 8 of the 10 are about makeup. Yes. The beauty industry is its prime…which is completely fine with me, by the way. Here’s to all the makeup! From makeup dupes to the best matte lipstick from the drugstore, makeup was at its peak in 2017…blowing every other style and runway fashion post I put together completely out of the water.
Fashion did make a slight appearance in my Top 10, thanks to a much loved Victoria Beckham collaboration with Target. If it wasn’t for Becks, I dare say…fashion would have been totally squeezed out of the top 10. Shocking!!!! Guess no on really cares about style when there’s fabulous lipstick to be had…?
Well, here they are! My Top 10 posts of 2017 in all their glory. Perhaps you caught these the first time around or perhaps they’ll be totally new to you now. Either way, I hope you enjoy and wish you all a happy New Year!
10. Victoria Beckham and Who What Wear x Target Spring Style
This spring, I visited a childhood park with my mom to showcase a darling Peter Cottontail dress from the Victoria Beckham x Target spring collection! (See the full look, here.)
9. Tarte Holiday Treasure Box Gift Set Review
For the second year in a row, Tarte’s Holiday makeup releases were a hit! This year, they unveiled an incredible Treasure Box filled with goodies and I wasn’t the only one in love. (Take it all in, here.)
8. Victoria Beckham x Target Collection Overview
While largely not available anymore, this spring – everyone was ALL OVER the Target collection with Victoria Beckham. I snagged several pieces that I continue to wear today and have my fingers crossed the two will partner up again. (Revisit the collection, here.)
7. Makeup Products I’ve Hit Pan On
In trying out so many beauty products, I feel it’s pretty rare these days that anyone ‘hits pan’ on anything. Thus, it was a pleasant surprise to see so many of you took to enjoying this round up of products I have completely devoured! (See more, here.)
6. Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation Review
I fell in love with a drugstore foundation in 2017 and – surprise – it’s from Wet n Wild! Learn more, here.
5. Meet the Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipsticks
Side-stepping MAC, I found a new favorite (CREAMY) matte lipstick from the drugstore and – naturally – snatched up the ENTIRE collection. I seriously swear by these Essence lipsticks and wear them literally all the time. SO SO GOOD! Read more.
4. An Honest Take on the Balmain x L’Oreal Collaboration
2017 featured a lot of exciting releases from the beauty community and a partnership with Loreal and Balmain was HIGHLY anticipated. Turns out, I had a lot of surprising thing to say about these lipsticks however. Indeed. (Read the post.)
3. An Unsuspected Dupe for Estee Lauder’s Most Famous Mascara
Apparently, I’m not the only one in love of a good “dupe” from the makeup aisles. Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme mascara is a cult favorite of my collection and when I found the most surprising, unexpected dupe ever…I simply had to spill the beans. Read more, here.
2. L’Oreal Takes on Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara
In 2017, L’Oreal launched the new Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara – that looks surprisingly a lot like one of the most popular mascaras on the market. Too Faced copy cats? You be the judge, here.
1. A Great Amazon Find? The Qivange Makeup Brushes!
Apparently I’m not the only sucker for beautiful, cruelty-free makeup brushes because my post on Qivange brushes went wild. Hands down my most popular post of 2017 and possibly, my favorite beauty find of the year in general. LOVE THESE BRUSHES!!! (Read, here!)
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