Happy New Year! Hope you’re having a great start to 2018. I have a good feeling about this year! I’ve compiled a list of my best purchases of 2017 for you all. These are the products that I can’t live without, whether inexpensive or luxe, and have earned my stamp of approval as best purchases of the year! Without further ado, here is my list of all stars:
1. This lip balm is the best lip product I’ve ever purchased, and for under $10, it’s a steal! My lips have never been so hydrated, and the rose tint is beyond beautiful. 2. This ultra-popular lightweight bamboo bag has been sold out everywhere, but it’s finally back in stock! I’m also considering purchasing the mother of pearl version. I own the smaller version and find it plenty roomy enough to fit all of my essentials. 3. This tote says it all — and for $58, it’s a no brainer! 4. I’ve used this Vitamin C serum with a cult-like following since the spring, and it has done wonders for my dark spots. I’m looking into trying the other products in their collection. 5. I received this robe as a gift from a brand, and it’s the hands down best robe I’ve ever owned! While it’s a little pricey, the quality is unmatched, and it will last a lifetime. I own a size small, and it’s plenty roomy. Tip: If you have a Nordstrom card, you can take it to a local store that does monogramming to have it personalized. Card holders receive a credit of approximately $100 yearly for alterations, so my monogramming was free! Otherwise, the cost is only $8! 6. This facial oil has transformed my skin and is worth the investment! Formulated with the essence of eight precious flowers – including rose, jasmine, and ylang ylang – this oil works to give the skin a firmer, more youthful appearance overnight. I mix a few drops into my moisturizer at bedtime. 7. I can’t live a single day without this game changing bottle, which keeps my coffee piping hot all day long! 8. These boots are my best winter purchase by far! Covered in plush faux shearling, my feet are toasty in this -10 degree weather! 9. These handmade Moroccan raffia slides are ultra chic and are finally back in stock. 10. Perfect for the extremely cold weather we’ve been having throughout the country, this cozy pullover will keep you warm in negative digits. Sizing tip, I sized up. 11. For anyone who has a hard time falling asleep at night, this weighted blanket is a GAME CHANGER! It promotes relaxation and naturally reduces stress. The duvet cover is removable and washable, and I love the minky quilted softness. Generally speaking, you should purchase a blanket that is 10% of your body weight, but I purchased the 20 pound blanket for added comfort. When in doubt, go with the heavier weight. I’m able to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and my REM sleep is increased! I have lots of vivid dreams. It feels like a big hug. 12. These noise cancelling headphones are a must for frequent air travel. 13. Pop Sockets make taking pictures and watching videos easier on your iPhone. 14. An amazing lip exfoliant and lip sheen bundle for less than $20! 15. The best iPhone charger around. The geometric weight ensures that your cord will never fall off your desk. My colleagues are always charging their devices with my cord in our office. 16. The George Jetson of hair dryers, this one cuts my drying time in half and is worth the pennies.