My 2017 Product of the Year

This year has been great, because since I decided to start working for myself, I’ve had time to discover new products. I’ve tried a lot of new things this year courtesy of various subscription boxes, freebies with a purchase or just impulse buys, but one thing has really stood out above all the rest.

The West Surrey Style Product Of The Year 2017 is…

*drum roll*

The Kawaii Enterprise Brush Cleaning Egg!


*thunderous applause*

This little egg of wonder got its own post here and I can honestly say I’ve been using it every time I clean my brushes, which thanks to the Egg is now a weekly occurrence. Anything that makes cleaning less of a chore is definitely welcome in my house, and the Egg is very welcome.

Other products of note that I’ve discovered this year (not necessarily reviewed) and are now fixtures in my routine are:

  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm – seriously, I don’t even need anything else to take my makeup off with now. This stuff is excellent.
  • Rodial Suede Lips – a lipstick/lip pencil that has the nicest texture and the most gorgeous shades.
  • Elemis Hydra-Boost serum – I honestly didn’t give this enough of a chance at first, but I’ve been using it daily since the temperature went down and my skin did it’s usual ‘hey, let’s go even drier’ trick it plays in winter. This serum has saved my skin. I use it in the morning before my day cream and I am soft all day.
  • Tesco exfoliating gloves – These cost £1. They’re better than any body scrub. Flaky skin, begone!
  • L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo – better than that brand everyone buys that begins with ‘B’. I know, blasphemy, but for my hair and scalp type, this stuff just works brilliantly.

And then there’s been the products that haven’t quite lived up to expectations. Not many, admittedly, but some have been disappointing after I had read good things about them and expected more. I’d rather not list them because I don’t think that’s fair on them – because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it doesn’t work for everyone – but if you read back on my reviews, you’ll be able to see the ones that I didn’t get along with. It’s always a shame when a product doesn’t work, especially if you’ve read good reviews about it, but that’s the way of things. Everyone is different, and that’s why there are different brands, so people can find what works for them.

And the world would be boring if everyone was the same, wouldn’t it?

So the Egg wins the Product of the Year. Its prize? Bragging rights in the makeup box and the knowledge that it will be safe from the bin or the charity shop until it reaches the end of its useful life. Well done, Egg. Well done.


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