My #1 Products Of The Year - 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

** 2016 is the year I started Beauty with Zainy! **

It is also the year my beauty blogging dream came into play. 
I know my journey is just beginning and I have a lot more to learn 
and a lot more I want to accomplish. 
What I also know is I love blogging and sharing what I know
and I won't stop working hard to make my dream come true.

Now this was the year I really grew my collection 
from skincare, body-care, hair-care, makeup to even perfumes!
I will break down my #1 products of this year,
I alhamdulillah got to try quite a bit of drug-store and high-end
and comparing to last year my die hard products have changed.
I will keep it short and sweet though.

I will say you don't have to break the bank to find amazing products.
Always research for the best if you want something, read reviews and
save to get what you want.
That's what I did and alhamdulillah I haven't regretted anything.

Before I start I just want to say thank you to all my lovely viewers,
the sweet comments, the suggestions, the requests, the shares and much more.
You really make me happy which keeps me motivated
 and I wish to put out more good content for you.


Even though my top skincare products are little,
skincare is very important to me. 
I have combination skin after being on accutane and so these work perfectly for me.
You have to experiment a little to see what works for you
and you don't have to break the bank to find amazing products. 

FACE WASH - Young Solution Wash Up

EXFOLIATE - The Body Shop Blue Corn 3 in 1 Deep Purifying Scrub Mask 

DAILY MOISTURISER - The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Cream (dry skin) and Dirty Works 8 in 1 Miracle Serum (oily skin)

NIGHT MOISTURISER - The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum Oil [I skip this and use my daily option for oily skin at night when I feel oily]

EYE CREAM - Nip + Fab Dark Circle Fix

EYE MASKS - 24k Mystique Beauty Eye Brightner [I have a review coming out on this brand - but personally I like to use these overnight]

FACE MASKS - The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Glow Purifying Mask [click here to read my review on the entire range] 

LIP SCRUB - Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub


I won't go on much about on the brand Hask,
because I have a review on my blog.
Click Here to read my review and hair care routine.
As a Hijabi hair care is important
the brand is cruelty free and they have a wide range depending on your specifics. 
I also think a hair mask is a must especially if your hair get's straighten or curled a lot
or is in a scarf all day. 

SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER - Hask Kalahari Melon Oil

HAIR OIL - Hask Macadamia Oil (shine) and 100% Coconut Oil (growth)

HAIR MASK - Hask Macadamia 


On to the body.
Basically all types of care is very important. 
I LOVE THE BODY SHOP when it comes to skincare, their products are amazing. 
I switch up a lot but these have to be my favourites for the year. 
They make you smell yummy!!!

BODY WASH - The Body Shop Frosted Plum (last year's Christmas Range)

BODY SCRUB - The Body Shop Frosted Berries (this year's Christmas Range)

BODY CREAMThe Bath & Body Works Pomegranate Body Lotion

HAND CREAM The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Body Butter


I think specifically this was the hardest to choose from because I love all my new stuff lol
This was the year my collection grew
and I personally got to try more high-end and drug-store products.
But if I had to choose from my small collection I would choose these. 

Some haven't changed from what I liked last year.
There are brands I really trust and will always gravitate towards. 
Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Artist of Makeup.
These high end brands have amazing quality and will never let you down! 

PRIMER - Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer

CORRECTOR - La Girl Orange Corrector

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation 
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Artist Of Makeup Medium Highlight Stick (cream) 
Maybelline Age Rewind light Concealer (liquid) 

Artist Of Makeup Dark Contour Stick (cream) 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Palette

BAKING - Essence Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder

BLUSH - Morphe Blush Palette 9B

HIGHLIGHT - Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop [First high-end highlight I got and I AM STILL OBSESSED!]

Urban Decay Naked 1 [I got this a few years back and this will always be my ultimate nudes palette]
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette [If you follow me on social media you know this is a very new purchase of mine but playing with it I FELL IN LOVE!]

EYELINER - Mikyajy 22k Long Lasting Retractable Eyeliner

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade
Essence Eyebrow Gel Mascara

MASCARA - Too Faced Better than Sex
LASHES - Red Cherry Lashes, Pinky Goat and Huda Beauty
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick Spice Girl [click here to check out my review and swatch video on Huda Beauty Lip Products],
Nyx Liquid Suede Soft Spoken,
Urban Decay Vice Hex,
Kylie Cosmetics Candy K and
Mikyajy Long Wear Lipstick 903

LIP-LINERS - Huda Beauty Trophy Wife and Smudge (by clicks) Gel Waterproof Liners

SETTING SPRAY - Lóréal Infallible Setting Spray

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops (both lightening and darkening) [click here to check out my review and how I use them]
Dirty Works Cleansing Water [click here to check out my review and demo video]


This was also the year my perfume collection grew a bit,
I don't like to over spend and collect perfumes 
because mines last FOREVER no matter how much I put on.
I also like to collect miniature perfumes 
lol they're just so cute and amazing for traveling!

I finally got to go the Victoria Secret in Doha 
and omw I was impressed.
Their perfumes, creams etc SMELL AMAZING!
Which honestly I wasn't expecting.
I was so in love that I got one regular size perfume
and a set of their miniatures which were sold as a collection.
It was hard to choose which one I liked the most because it was all,
but these are the ones I reach for the most. 

DAY WEAR - Victoria Secret Noir Tease

NIGHT WEAR - Victoria Secret Night

I know this year wasn't so wow for a lot of people and some ways I felt it as well.
 I hope 2017 brings a lot of joy and happiness to everyone out there.
 I also hope this post helps answers questions I get a lot on,
 what I love and what I have used endlessly!
If you would like to know more specifically on a brand or product
please feel free to ask me.
The products or brands I have spoken about before I have linked above.

** Hope You Have A Good 2017! **

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  1. Always love the beauty tips...and I love VS perfumes I didn't think they would be any good and thought they would be more like those body sprays that don't last for a long time but I actually really ended up liking their perfumes!

    1. I too was so surprised with them and they last! They aren't super strong but there's a scent for everyone, day and night. :) love them!

  2. This post and your review on the body shop masks is seriously making me want to go in-store and buy the entire masks collection! hehehe I love reading posts like these as it narrows down and gives a good idea on what product to buy :)

    1. Hahah I do the research and share it so no one has to go through that much hassle lol You should definitely get your hands on atleast one if not all from The Body Shop masks they are AMAZING!

  3. You have a huge collection indeed! Your makeup collection made me buy more for me!

    1. Haha oops ...alhamdulillah I do, bit my bit it has come together :)

  4. Woow... what a huge and interesting collection! Thanks for breaking it all up the way you did. Body care is definitely my top priority out of all categories.

    1. Body and Skin care is super important to me, I want to get more into it this year Insha-Allah :)

  5. Love to see how your blog has grown in this year. Wishing you more goodness and success in 2017.

    Good compilation of reviews BTW

    1. Aww thank you so much :) I really hope it continues to grow Insha-Allah!

  6. Those are pretty amazing products! Love the Bodyshop Himalaya range! Their stuff is amazing!
    And trophy wife is also one of my favourites of 2016. Just slapped on some right now!

    1. They are lol the mask is so good I can't believe it. lol me too!!

  7. Wow...that's many things...still there are some which I have never ever tried on....thank you for this wonderful post...

    1. Hope this helps when it comes to what you want to try out :)

  8. Such a great round up! I have heard so much about the naked palette but have never tried it. I think I definitely should!

    1. Love the palette. If you're looking to get the best, good quality, nudes palette that is perfect! There is matte and shimmer shades and totally worth it.



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