Beauty products that I was most impressed in 2019


As a beautyblogger, I get to try a ton of different beauty products. When I combine that with my beauty therapist knowledge, I think I have a pretty good idea of beauty products in general. What works and what doesn’t. I love to find new products that give me actual results. I’m genuinely excited when I get to tell you about some new product.

Choosing the best products of the year is very exciting, because the product needs to be, well, actually worth the hype. Being the best of the year and all. But I think I did a pretty good job and these are the products that I was most eager about in 2019.

Here are best beauty products of 2019!


Face cleanser – Niki Newd Oatmeal Soap

Handmade, fresh cosmetics

I have mentioned this soap several times on my blog during this year – and for a reason. It’s an awesome face cleanser, that cleans my face effectively, without making it dry. It keeps my skin balanced. I also love that it’s handmade from simple pure ingredients, doesn’t come with a big packaging (eco friendly) – and lasts really long.

I would recommend this for normal, mixed and oily skintypes.

Niki Newd Oatmeal Soap

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 patyka hydra booster serum review

Serum – Patyka Hydra-Booster Serum

Oganic, luxury

Patyka’s launch of the nine new products was one of the most exciting launches in 2019 for me. Patyka is known as this luxury brand and their products are lovely – yet a bit pricey. These new products are more affordable and still 100 % Patyka quality. My favorite product out of everything is this hydrating serum, which treats my skin with hyaluronic acid and tremella extract. The consistency is a light watery gel, which absorbs into my skin nicely.

For all skintypes.

*Patyka Hydra-Booster Serum

Hair care – Aquis hair towels & turbans

This year was also the year when I discovered Aquis fast drying towels. Spoiler alert: they do work and they do dry my hair faster than a regular towel. The turban is especially super helpful for my naturally wavy hair and plopping. You could say I’m a fan!

*Aquis towels

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Foundation/CC-cream – Madara City CC


For anyone seeing me mention this CC-cream a millionth time – sorry not sorry. This was truly the year of Madara’s City CC, which I’ve not only used on myself the whole spring and summer, but also on almost all the makeup models on Makeup Monday posts. I’ve also used it in fall and winter by mixing it with my foundations. It’s hydrating, creamy and leaves a beautiful natural glow on the skin.


Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Long Lash Mascara

This mascara blew my mind with a great thick concistency (giving me lots of volume), a good wand (easy to get all the lashes) and the fact, that it’s the most easiest mascara to remove (with just warm water). I’ve gone through three tubes of this already.

*Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Mascara


Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Purple

When I first swatched Clarins’ new blushes, I was a bit disappointed. Then I saw how nicely they blend on the skin once applied with a blush brush – and I was hooked. These Joli blushes come in beautiful shades, they blend perfectly on the skin and are effortless to use. You can build the color up too. For winter I’ve been loving the shade Cheeky Purple, which is a cool toned bright plum. Might I add, this is the color for winter.  In Summer I used a lot of Cheeky pink and Cheeky Peach.

Clarins Joli Blush


The perfect mascara – Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Long Lash

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Long Lash Mascara

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I’m one of those people, who hasn’t been blessed with luscious long lashes. For the longest time mascaras were the least favorite makeup product of mine. I just didn’t get results, not like other people seemed to get.

But now I’ve realized that there really is a difference in mascaras. I’m telling you: they are not all the same. Once you find the right mascara or mascaras for you and get that ‘Va va voom’ effect on your lashes, it’s awesome. It’s empowering. With the right mascara my lashes and eyes get a great lift and I’m left with excitement. I think I’m starting to get the whole hype around these makeup staples now.

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Mascara perfect

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Mascara Long Lash review

My latest mascara find doesn’t necessary look like it could do much, but believe me when I say, this mascara does not play. It’s there to give your lashes volume, length and mass.

The consistency in this mascara is just perfect. It’s more on the dry side, compared to some really runny mascaras. I prefer a mascara that has a solid consistency. Those tend to give me the best results. When a mascara is too runny, it doesn’t really do anything (but then again those are good for those that want a very very natural look).

Another important thing in mascara is the wand. In the Long Lash 02 the wand is slightly rounded, making it fit the eye shape perfectly. It’s easy to get all the lashes, even in the outer and inner corners.

When it comes to longevity, I have no problems with this one. The mascara stays where it’s supposed to – yet it’s still easy to take off.

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Mascara Before & After

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Mascara before After

Since my lashes are tiny, I wanted to show you this mascara also on someone who has great lashes. I used it on Iida in this post and here is a close up of her eyes and lashes.

I didn’t know I would love a mascara that can be taken off with warm water, in bits, but it’s actually quite comfortable. I don’t need to rub my eyes with eye makeup remover, since I can carefully take the mascara off with my fingers.

Sounds perfect, right? Well, it’s pretty close. The only thing I don’t love is the packaging. It’s just a bit too cute for me. Then again, it made me underestimate it when in the end it’s the best mascara I’ve tried. Will definitely buy again, I mean – third time, since I’ve already bought it twice.

Shop the mascara:
*Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Mascara $15

Other mascara favorites of mine (that can’t be taken off with just warm water though):

IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler mascara
Essence Lash Princess

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