Favorite Products of 2016 + a Giveaway!

Favorite Products from 2016

I discovered a lot of new products last year! A lot of these have become some of my favorite, holy grail, can’t-live-without items. Here’s a roundup of my favorite products from 2016 (most new, some not so new) that will definitely be around to stay in 2017!

Favorite Products from 2016 Beauty

Teeth Whitener: Smile Brilliant

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Primer: Dr. Brant Pbeenores No More

Foundation (Drugstore): L’Oreal Paris True Match

Foundation (Highend): Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation and Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Concealer (Drugstore): Maybelline FITme! Concealer

Concealer (Highend): Kat Von D Lock-it Concealer Crème

Under Eye Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Brows (Drugstore): Nyx Micro Brow Pencil

Brows (Highend): Anastasia Brow Wiz

Mascara (Drugstore): Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara

Mascara (Highend): Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Contour: Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Palette

Highlight: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Curling Iron: Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1 Curling Iron

Favorite Products from 2016 Skincare

Cleanser: Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover

Under Eye Cream: Benefit Puff Off! and ROC Multi Correction 5 in 1 Eye Cream

Serum: Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate and Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R]

Mask: GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment

Eye Mask: ShiSeido WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Espress Smoothing Eye Mask

Daytime Moisturizer: Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA++

Nighttime Moisturizer: Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+

Nighttime Acne/Wrinkle Treatment: Curology

Favorite Products from 2016 Lifestyle

Canon PowerShot G7 X

HotSips Coffee Straws by Brilli Baby

Beautycon Box Subscription

Ibotta App

BonLook Windsor Frames in Diamond (clear)

Ban.do Lady of Leisure Large Agenda

Beautyholics Anonymous Weekly/Monthly Free Printable Calendars 2016 | 2017

Vacuum: Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum

The Noggle – A/C Vent Extender

LilGadgets Untangled Pro Premium Children’s Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Amazon Prime

Johanna Basford Adult Coloring Books

Johanna’s Christmas

Secret Garden

Lost Ocean

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils

What were some of your favorites from 2016?! I want to know! Share in the comments below.



  1. Nicole | The Professional Mom Project
    January 18, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Love your makeup suggestions – I’m always looking for a great mascara so I might need to give one of the ones you suggest above a try. Thanks for the suggestions!

    • Annie
      January 19, 2017 / 10:44 am

      Thank you, Nicole! Definitely give one of them a shot — I’ve tried several mascaras and always end up going back to these two!

  2. Kristen
    January 21, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    This is an incredible list! Thank you for putting it together.

  3. Harmony, Momma To Go
    January 21, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Wow that’s a lot of favorites! I’ve never done teeth whitening and am open to trying it

    • Annie
      January 22, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Do it! It’s the best I’ve ever tried!

  4. Ashley
    January 27, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Such great products

  5. Angela Amores
    January 28, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Thanks for the product tips. Wishing I had time for the adult coloring book.

  6. bonnie
    January 30, 2017 / 11:57 am

    First, love the title of your blog. totally agree. LOVE Navy!
    Also, I love all your picks!

  7. Lindsay
    January 31, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I love this list and finding new suggestions for beauty products! I haven’t used a lot of them, so I’ll have to check them out!It Cosmetics CC cream was my 2016 favorite find!

  8. Lauren
    January 31, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    I’ve got to go try your brow suggestions!!! I seriously am always looking for something a bit better!!

  9. Bridget
    February 2, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Great picks! I am familiar with some, others I’d like to check into 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beth Newcomb
    February 3, 2017 / 11:26 am

    The Beacheaver is the best!!! My favorite way to style my hair now. ?

  11. McKennah
    March 30, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    Love this list! Beachwaver changed my life, thanks for sharing – I’ll have to try a few of these goodies! I’ve been looking for a good teeth whitener!

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