Favorites of 2015 || My Must-Have Purchases

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Last year, I started a new tradition on the blog to look back at my "favorites" from 2014... you can read that post here

This year, I am back with round two and I've been keeping a running tally of things that stood out and were worth sharing with you in the hopes you can find something to add to your list of favorite things, too. 


In the beauty department, this year was all about making smart purchases... ones that last and ones that work for my skin. First up, the gamechanger bronzer that is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer... it stays on all day, smells divine, and helps keep the "shine" off my face, while still looking natural. As we all know that thick brows are SO in, this Make Beauty Brow Pen helps me fill-in as needed and brighten my eyes... it's a pen with a fantastic brush so you can do as much or as little as you need. Let's also add to this list Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch. Great for on-the-go touch of color to your lips, keeping them hydrated, and if I lose it [AKA Carson "borrows" it], the $3 price tag doesn't break the bank. And rounding out the world of beauty, I'll mention the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer yet again because 1) it keeps your eyeshadow looking fresh all day AND night, 2) has a sheen to it so it gives a bit of shimmer to your eyes, and 3) it makes a great gift. 

When it comes to apparel, bags, and accessories, I had lots of hits this year and a few misses, too [yes, being brutally honest as that one denim jumpsuit was just heinous on!!]... anyways, back to the positives: first up, these Target pajama pants I raved so much about. I ended up buying 3 pair in various colors and rarely take them off. In the same category, I'm still an avid lover of Old Navy's Activewear line and these Mesh Panel Compression Pants are on constant rotation! And I can't forget my Navy Blue Milly LSJ Top, Wine Lush Karly Dress, WAYF Tie Front Pleated Dress [now on sale] and Ro & De Black Blouse

I added a few [ok, maybe more] new Kendra Scott items to my collection including the Jamie Bracelet in Black Drusy, the Daisy Ring in Green, and the Rayne Necklace in Rose Quartz

As for the other great finds, let's remember the infamous Wine2Go foldable wine bottle
Swell Gold Champagne Water Bottle, and my favorite floral planner there ever was from Bando. In the reading department, I loved The Girl on the Train, The Paris Wife, and Big Little Lies

So there you have it...my winning items I found in 2015. Lifesavers in so many ways! Anything you found last year that you'd include in your favorite roundup?? 

- 6 Comments

  1. I love these suggestions.. I want to try out that eye shadow primer. Old Navy workout gear is my very favorite but I haven't tried those compression pants! Thanks for the tips, happy new year!

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    1. absolutely!!!! you will LOVE that eyeshadow primer

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  2. Love thees!! You totally got me hooked on the wine2go bag...it was used so much this past summer! Random question...do you use a bronzer and a blush? I like to add a little pink on top. Any suggestions? Do you use a full-face primer? I feel like I look so TIRED by 2:00 pm!

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    1. oh i am so glad!!! and yes, i use both... i LOVE the smashbox stick blush/lip stain in one (just got it yesterday and i'm already hooked) and yes for full fce primer-my favorite is photo finish smashbox :)

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  3. great list! off to check out the clothes! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. Urban Decay primer potion is the absolute best!

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