2018 Top Ten Blog Post’s + Most Loved Products

Hi Friends & Happy New Years Day to you & yours! I hope y’all had a fabulous week of holiday gatherings and spending time with close friends + family making wonderful memories. With the end of another year and going into the end of my 3rd year blogging I can’t thank you all enough for supporting my little blog + Instagram. It’s truly a dream to have this little creative corner on the internet and it wouldn’t be possible without y’all, so THANK YOU! I am so excited for 2019 which I have big hopes and dreams for, but first I thought it’d be fun to do a post to reflect on 2018. Excited to share my top 9 Instagram post’s, top 10 blog post’s along with the tops product’s y’all loved and bought this past year.

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Amazon Favorites: Organization + Home Decor

I am so happy that y’all enjoyed the ‘Amazon Favorites: Beauty’ blog post earlier this week. Because you guys loved it so much I am going to continue with this serious and share my favorite Amazon buys and try’s among all categories. Today’s post features some of my favorite home decor buys from Amazon. Everything from gold metal straws, luxe laundry detergent, a purse organizer, gold metal I-phone stand and SO much more!

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Blush Holiday Dresses

Can you believe there is only 20 days until Christmas!? So crazy. I know they say the older you get the faster and crazier the years go & they weren’t kidding. Like everyone I’m sure, these next few weeks are jam packed full of events for us and a few of them I get to get all dolled up for in cocktail attire for which is always fun to have an excuse to do. Today I’m sharing two holiday party dresses perfect for any  Christmas & NYE events you have coming up.

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For Her Holiday Gift Guide

There’s a lot of ‘her’s’ in ones life. Sister, friend, cousin, grandma, aunt, mom, daughter, best friend, granddaughter, sister in law and I’m probably missing a few other titles as well. When I sat down to plan out my gift guides I thought about doing a few separate posts to break it up. Maybe a ‘BFF gift guide’ or ‘Gifts for mom gift guide’ but let’s be real, what it really comes down to is not WHO it is you’re buying for but HOW much you are wanting to spend. With that being said I wanted to make it easier by having just one post for y’all to come to and  shop for whoever ‘she’ is. From luxe gifts for the most special women in your life to budget friendly finds any gal would be happy with, keep your scroll for all my favorite picks.

Forewarning that this post is going to be much more user friendly to view on a desktop or iPad vs. smartphone. For whatever reason smartphones only  show one column at a time which will have you scrolling for days. I just absolutely love online shopping and sharing my finds with y’all and there is A LOT so be prepared to get gifting!

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Self Care Sunday Routine

Wanted to share a quick run down of my self care sunday skincare routine i showed in my insta stories tonight. everything I used is linked below! enjoy!

Cleanse

After my hot steam shower which helps open up your pores, I first cleanse my face with my Clarisonic using this deep pore brush head and this cream cleanser by Kiehls. I’ll then use my hands to wash my face with this brightening cleanser by Revisions Skincare. I have considered buying a steamer similar to this one for times I don’t need to shower, it’d definitely come in handy.

Extract

Once my face is all clean I will then extract any blemishes with this tool. Don’t be too hard on your skin and know when to stop picking!! You don’t want to make it worse. Right now I’m using an Impressions mirror but I really want this bad boy.

Prep

Next I’ll prep my skin with this GloPRO prep pad just in case anything was left behind and then I’ll  use my Dermaflash to remove any peach fuzz and dead skin. It also helps with exfoliation and by removing that layer of unwanted nastiness it helps all your product in the next steps penetrate into your skin and  let’s them work to their fullest.  Next I use my GloPRO Microneedling tool, I splurged on this during the Nordstrom anny sale and I’m so glad I did. This tool works from the inside out by triggering skin’s natural healing process and inducing micro-regeneration deep within the skin. As 540 surgical stainless-steel microneedles pass over your skin, the rejuvenation process begins immediately as your cells respond to thousands of imperceptible microchannels by creating new collagen and restoring skin’s volume.

Mask

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Now this is where I’d typically put on my regular nightly routine of products, however since it’s ‘Self Care Sunday’ this is where the mask’s come in. Tonight I used this charcoal peel mask which I love. This mask refines my pores and brightens my skin overall. I have naturally dry skin so if I do  a peel mask that typically tightens my face I then like to follow it up with a moisturizing mask. I picked up a few of theses ‘Say Yes’ mask’s from Target and tonight I used their bubbling brightening grapefruit sheet mask.  TIP: always take the extra ‘juice’ and rub it on your neck and chest. If there is a lot left in the packet I will stick it in the fridge and apply it to my face the next morning.

products

Final step, products. I’m currently using this eye cream along with lash boost for my lashes. I absolutely LOVE lash boost and can’t live with out it. When it comes to eye cream, I’ve never quite found one that I’m obsessed with. They all do an amazing job at de-puffing but I can’t seem to find one that gets ride of my dark circles in a life changing way. Anyways, I’ll then use this retinol by Skin Ceuticals and then wrap it up with this dry oil by Sunday Riley which I love. It helps fight acne including black heads along with helps fight acne scaring.

Extras

I’ve been taking these Glow Sweet Glow gummies by HUM which have hyaluronic acid, vitamin C & E which are all so amazing for  your skin. I will also drop one of these collagen pop tablets into a glass of water every other day or so which taste amazing, it’s a very soft lavender rose taste, and also does wonders for your skin.

So I know this whole routine may seem overwhelming and like a lot BUT skincare and preventative maintenance is very important – plus it’s very relaxing too! As always, let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

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Friyay Favorites {October 5th}

Happy happy Friyay y’all! Whew, we made it. It’s been quite the week for me as we packed up our house and moved it all to the garage to prepare for the inside of our house to be painted from ceiling to floor. After paint we’ll get the floors going and then hopefully be back into normal living conditions in 3-4 weeks!  ANYWAYS, I’m super excited for this weekend, if you’re from Kansas City y’all should be sure to come by the HMK store on the plaza to celebrate their 5th birthday! I’ll be there along with other local bloggers, influencers and local creators doing a live question panel and sharing insight into what we do. Okay, now onto why you clicked on this post, here are my current favorites for the week!

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