As a blogger, I tend to buy and try a lot of things for you guys! Beauty products, clothes, skincare … so, at the end of the year it’s always fun to look back and see what I ended up using and loving the most. The crème de la crème that I continued to reach for and incorporate into my daily life. So here is a list of my favorite purchases for 2017 and things I’m still obsessed with.
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This may seem like a random favorite, but believe me when I say I use my Yeti literally every single day. It’s one of those things that has become such a staple for me that I’m thrown off when I can’t find it. It keeps my drinks cold for hours and helps me drink more water because it’s so big!
My favorite shoes to work out in! Fun fact, when Alex played for the Cowboys, he used to have a contract with Nike, so we could get lots of fun Nike shoes. To this day, they are my favorite workout shoes. I love these particular ones because they are super comfy and move with you for things like burpees, squat jumps, etc.
It took me years to find my favorite face oil. One that not only works to hydrate my skin at night, but also lays beautifully under makeup in the morning. This year, I decided to bite the bullet (or my wallet did) and try a few La Mer products. I wanted to see if they were worth the hype and while I can’t speak for all other La Mer products, this oil is a game changer! If you have dry skin or like your skin to look extra glow-y, this is totally worth the splurge.
Hands down the best basic tee! Great fit, quality, and price point. Not to mention that it comes in a ton of colors (I own like 6!).
It’s the little things in life, right?
This is hands down the best deodorant I’ve ever used. Honestly, even though it’s pricey, I don’t see myself using anything else! It’s that good.
Right after I had Kinsley, my postpartum hormones were going crazy, and the deodorant I had been using just wasn’t cutting it (which I hear is super common). I fell in love with this baby, and haven’t looked back. It smells amazing and really lasts.
The Mom Jean
Mom jeans for Mom life, can I get an amen?! These are the best mom jeans I’ve ever tried. I love the wash, the high-waisted fit…everything. I’ve been living in these lately (see my IG for tons of ways to style them) and can’t recommend them enough. Note, they don’t stretch, so just keep that in mind when picking out your size.
THE WET BRUSH
If you’ve never heard of a wet brush, it’s a total game changer! I use it when I get out of the shower to brush out the tangles in my wet hair and it’s amazing. It detangles and doesn’t damage hair.
I fell in love with slip-ons during the Nordstrom sale and have gotten so much wear out of them since! They’re amazing quality, super comfy, and have totally become a closet staple for me.
Need to zap a zit ASAP? This stuff is a miracle worker. Buy it and thank me later!
High-wasted Black Leggings
These are THE BEST leggings ever! They are super high-waisted, aka really flattering, and suck you in at all the right places. I like these even better than the Lululemon ones, and they’re cheaper. I have multiple pairs because I wear them so much.
It’s no surprise that my most used bags of the year have been diaper bags! It’s actually crazy when I leave the house without Kinsley and don’t have her or my diaper bag, I feel totally naked! A crossbody purse? What do I even do with that anymore lol #momlife.
This one is my favorite for when I want something chic that looks more like a backpack and less like a diaper bag. This one (shop here) by Ju-ju-be is my other favorite for when I want more pockets etc.
C E FERULIC
One of my absolute FAVORITE products of 2017 (that I’m currently using daily – skincare update coming soon) is this Vitamin C oil. I snagged it a few months ago during a facial as a recommendation from the esthetician. I had been in the market for a good Vitamin C since it seemed that that’s the one product every single esthetician and dermatologist always swears by. This one is by far the best I have ever used, and I can’t recommend it enough. It totally helps to even out my skin tone and brighten my complexion while giving me a killer glow.
I fell in love with these aviators this year! They’re huge, mirrored, and basically all around amazing! Plus, they’re under $100.
Unisex Healthy Glow
This is basically a glowy tinted moisturizer. Perfect for the gal on the go or busy days when you don’t have time for makeup but want to look a little more awake and give your skin that healthy glow.
PETER THOMAS ROTH
24k Gold Eye Patches
These things are GOLD, pun intended. When I’m feeling extra tired or just need a little a little help, these always save the day. They cool, de-puff, tighten and wake up your under eye area! They have caffeine and are basically a little shot of expresso for your under eyes.
BYOB Pro Tip- Put them in the fridge for even more of a cooling effect.