2016: Favorite Product + Recap

2016: Favorite Product + Recap

Note: This post contains affiliate links


Happy almost 2017! As the year 2016 comes to an end, I’m taking the time to reflect back on all of the experiences and opportunities that I had. A lot of them I have my blog and readers to thank for, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my journey! This year I took my blog to the next level and decided to self-host so I could monetize certain aspects of my blog, which brought me to my next big accomplishment, becoming an affiliate with some of my absolute favorite brands in the cruelty-free community. Through this venture, I have been fortunate enough to review some pretty awesome products and hopefully help others make the switch to a cruelty-free lifestyle. This year I also took the leap into the YouTube community and I am excited to focus more on that in 2017. Personally, I don’t feel like I reviewed enough products this year as there were so many amazing ones that came out, but I am hoping I can get more product releases and reviews out to my readers sooner in the new year. I’m determined to make Reasonable Raven grow even more and set some new goals for 2017!

Now I am sure you all are dying to know what my favorite product was this year after announcing that The Wonder Seed Sweet Orange Hemp Shampoo was (and still is) my favorite from last year. This was really hard for me to think about because there seriously were some fantastic can’t-live-without products produced in 2016. As always, I wanted to pick something that actually stuck with me on a daily basis throughout the year and that has to be the Paula’s Choice Clear Extra Strength Kit.



You can read my full review here and video review here on this kit but seriously this has been such a life-saver this year that I couldn’t imagine picking any other product as my absolute favorite for 2016, granted this is more of a collection of products, but you get the point. The gift of clear skin and confidence for finally having clear skin is unlike any other. I am SO so thankful for being introduced to Paula’s Choice and I highly recommend it to everyone! And I don’t just say that because I am now an affiliate with them (which btw how cool is that!) but because I have actually had and shown true results from using their products. Plus, finally finding a vegan and cruelty-free skincare routine that actually works for me has been so rewarding and encouraging (I feel) for so many others out there!


I recommend that you to read/watch my reviews on the Clear Extra Strength Kit, especially if you are someone that is suffering from acne and has tried everything else out there with no real results. Hopefully, I can help you find your perfect skincare routine for 2017! Paula’s Choice really does have something for everyone and a TON of their products are vegan. Plus, their customer service is the bomb and so so helpful. I am always willing to help too in any way that I can if you have product questions!


It seems that I have a bit of a trend going for favorite products each year, last year hair, this year skin, maybe next year will be teeth? Or body? haha who knows! Either way, I’m excited to take the journey with you all. Please let me know what kind of reviews you want to see this year from me & I’d LOVE to know what your favorite product of 2016 was!


Note: This post contains affiliate links but my thoughts and opinions are all honest and true. I was not paid to write this review or choose this brand as my favorite. Your support means a lot to me! 

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