Best of 2017: Beauty And Lifestyle Favourites of 2017

It’s that time of the year where I get to shout about my all time favourite products and new discoveries of the year. So many great new things to share with you all.  So without further a do…

Best Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear
Best Concealer: NARS Creamy Concealer (favourite since 2014)
Best Powder: Hourglass Lighting Powder: Ethereal Light
Best Blusher: Hourglass Blusher in the shade Dim Infusion
Best Highlighter: The Balm, Mary Lou Luminizer Manizer (favourite since 2014)
Best Eyeshadow Palette: NARS Virtual Domination Palette (favourite since 2014)
Best Eyeliner: Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner
Best Mascara: MAXFACTOR False Eyelash Effect Mascara
Best Lip Liner: Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Pillow Talk
Best Nude Lipsticks: Charlotte Tilbury in the shades Bitch Perfect and Chanel ‘Rouge Coco 402, Adrienne
Best Red Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Red Carpet Red
Best Lipgloss: Chanel Gloss Volume Plumping Lipgloss
Best Lip Balm: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Repair Lip Balm
Best Lip Scrub: Lush’s Santa Baby Lip Scrub
Best Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Best Make-up Brushes: Real Techniques (an old favourite)
Best Cleanser: Environ Skin EssentiA Mild Cleansing Lotion
Best Toner: Environ C-Quence Toner
Best Moisturiser: Environ AVST Moisturiser (on level 5)
Best Facemasks: Environ Revival Masque and Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Treatment Mask
Best Beauty Tools: Liz Earle Muslin Cloths and Environ Cosmetic Roll-CIT
Best Perfume: Jo Malone, Wood Sage and Sea Salt

Best Product of 2017: Hourglass Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light

I actually discovered this one a few years ago but I’ve only just started using it again and I love it. Once I pair it with Estee Lauder’s double wear it gives me a beautiful glowy finish.


Favourite countries visited: Copenhagen and Amsterdam
Favourite local discovery: Peggy Porschen Cakes
Favourite TV series: SUITS, Stranger Things
Favourite Documentaries: The Story of Diana on Netflix, Louis Theroux
Favourite Albums: John Mayer – The Search for Everything
Favourite Books: Rupi Kaur’s Milk & Honey
Favourite Films released in 2017: Thor: Ragnarok, Spiderman: Homecoming and Beauty and the beast
Favourite Films discovered this year: Hacksaw Ridge, American Sniper and Spilt
Favourite Restaurants in London visited in 2017: Buger & Lobster and Hawksmoor
Favourite Afternoon Tea in London: Art Afternoon Tea at the Rosewood Hotel
Favourite place for Brunch visited in 2017: London Grind and Curator’s Coffee Gallery
Favourite Cocktail Bar in London visited in 2017: Cahoots! and Mr Foggs Gin Parlour
Favourite local coffee shops: Fred & Ginger and Harris and Hoole
Favourite London coffee shops: London Grind, Timberyard and Monmouth Coffee
Favourite life-changing product: Lush’s Sleepy Body Lotion
Best Moments of 2017: Celebrating mine and Joe’s one year wedding anniversary in Cambridge, discovering Tavistock Square in London, eating science afternoon tea with Nicol in London and eating Art Afternoon Tea at the stunning Rosewood Hotel.

So that’s all my favourites of the year! What has been your favourite thing in 2017, this could be a location, tv series, restaurant and so on? Let me know in the comments below as I’m always intrigued to see, do and try new things!

Anyway, hope everyone has an awesome New Years’ Eve! 2018 is going to be an amazing year!


  1. December 27, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    This was such a great post! I really want to try the NARS Creamy Concealer but can never get myself to buy it. Hacksaw Ridge was definitely one of my favorite movies of the year too…it was SO good! Congrats on celebrating your one year anniversary!

    Mia |

    • zoey
      December 28, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      Thanks Mia :).
      Loved Hacksaw Ridge – and it’s based on a true story! x

  2. December 30, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Some really good things for me to check out and put on to my 2018 list of things to purchase! I loved Estee Lauder Double Wear but Urbam Decay All Nighter has just stole it’s place!! loved this post x

    • zoey
      January 1, 2018 / 3:03 pm

      Oooh I haven’t tried Urban Decay’s foundations, I”ll have to check it out. And, thank you for your kind words x

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