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The Things I Loved in 2018

Where did the year go? The older I get, the truer that question becomes. 2018 was a good year in more reasons than it being an even number. There were several products in my life that I now would have a hard time living without. And if I can’t live without them, then they must be worth sharing with you, my friends and fun little blogging community!

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Beauty Counter

I’ve developed a slight obsession with Beauty Counter over the past year, which is bad and good. Bad because it costs quite a bit more than I’m used to spending on skin care. Good because I can trust what I’m putting on my skin and it’s top-notch quality.

Though I love several skin care products from Beauty Counter, my most recent favorite products are makeup.

The Cream Blusher in Caramel leaves a dewy warmth (sounds kind of gross) on my cheeks all day long. It can also be doubled as a matte lipstick! Like with all of BC’s products, a little bit goes a LONG ways.

The other makeup product I’ve been enjoying tons is their Color Intense Lipstick. It’s incredibly moisturizing, has a natural pepperminty flavor, and stays on for hours! I personally have the color Brunch, which is a great everyday color for someone with fairer skin, but I’d love to try out a few of their bolder colors.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

If you want to get one thing that I mention on this post, let it be this! Essence Highlight in Be My Highlight is the one makeup product I use nearly daily. It livens up my tired face by adding just enough glow without adding glitter or making me look like a Youtube makeup guru wannabe. Y’all, the best part is it’s less than $5! I have two just in case they stop selling it. It’s a real obsession.

Shea Moisture Leave-In-Conditioner

I’m not a huge hair product gal. I like to keep it simple and not build up too much product in my hair since I go days in between washing. The Shea Moisture Leave-in-Conditioner is nearly a dupe to the oh-so-famous It’s A 10. It leaves my hair feeling soft, frizz-free, and shiny for several days. It’s a one and done hair product for me, which is my kind of product.

Phone Cord Hair Ties

Where have these been my whole life? A hair tie that hold my hair, doesn’t leave a crease, and never looses its shape! These things will last forever, or until your 1-year-old hides them in mysterious places.

Yogi Tea

2019 is the year of healing for me. Healing my gut and healing my anxious mind, which go hand-in-hand. My doctor practices lifestyle/functional medicine and suggested I drink Yogi Tea Tangerine instead of coffee in the mornings. Yes, I gave up my precious cup of coffee for this stuff! It has a tiny bit of caffeine in it to get my going and Ashwagandha Root which is a natural mood lifter. If you’re looking for a coffee alternative that will naturally lift your mood, give you a bit of caffeine, and fill that warm drink need in the mornings, try some Yogi Tea.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know some of your favorite products below!

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