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Hello, 2017. You look smashing. I’m so excited it’s 2017! I have a great feeling about this year because honestly, for political reasons aside, 2016 sucked. Besides the world not facing another plague, it was just crap. Plus, 7 is such a sharp number, amirite? 7 is just cool… 7 is trendy and 7 just feels sassier than 6. No? Whatever. My 2016 beauty favorites are a tallying up of things that have either made repeated appearances in my monthly favorites, or just things I noted in my collection that I truly have come back to again and again. I compiled 10 of my top items, and also decided to include a ‘top brands of 2016.’ These are brands that aren’t necessarily IN my favorites, but brands that have made notable contributions in the beauty community – or to me directly – this year. Here we go!