Hi babes! We're officially a full week into the near year and I still cannot believe 2018 is over. By far, one of my favorite years yet. This past year I was fortunate enough to test out a ton of new product, and in the process found some of my all time faves. Below some of the goodies that became essential in my every day routine this past year.

1. Laura Mercier's Translucent Powder - a life saver! It goes on super smoothly and in turn makes you look nearly flawless. I tried a few other powders throughout the year but none came close!
2.  Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara - I've never done any lash extensions or lash lifts, so I heavily rely on my mascara to do the heavy lifting. This one is IT. 
3. NARS Natural Radiant Long-Wear Foundation - a full coverage DREAM. Seriously cannot sing enough praises about this foundation. Never too cake-y or streaky. 
4. Stila's Angelo Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - this has been my go-to liquid lipstick for an everyday nude that's not too washed out.
5. Urban Decay's Naked Skin Concealer - I genetically have pretty dark under eye bags AND I work two full time jobs. Safe to say this baby came in handy in more than one occasion.
6. Harry's Flamingo Razor - I learned about/tested Harry's shaving set late last year but it completely changed the game for me. It should be illegal to be as smooth as this razor!
7. La Prairie Skin Caviar Moisturizer - this moisturizer is on the pricier side, but I have to say so worth it. I'm always getting compliments on my skin and it's all thanks to this baby. A secondary favorite was Origin's GinZing Energy Boosting moisturizer. 
8. SuperGoop's Unseen Sunscreen - I finally started incorporating sunscreen into my daily routine in 2018 and fell in love with this guy. It's super lightweight and glides right on. Not to mention, SO IMPORTANT. #protectyoself
9. Ouai's Rose Hair and Body Oil - my hair ate this stuff right up! When going natural, my hair needed all of the oil it can get and so this was a life-saver. 
10. Caudalie Eau de Beaute - another 11th inning product that elevated my daily routine tremendously. I spray this right before applying my serum and moisturizer. 
11. DevaCurl's Styling Cream - the one product I swore by for my natural hair last year - especially using flexirods so often. I use a tiny dab of this right after spraying some H2O and before rolling up my flexi rods. 
12. Trish McEvoy's Eau de Parfum - I    cannot believe I    almost gave this scent away! It's become my go-to scent for everyday wear!
13. DryBar Hair Clips - these were life savers in any hair style I  attempted last year!
14. Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows - these babies are so easy to apply when on a pinch. Super pigmented and last all day. Wore these from work to events all year long!  
With Winter officially in full force, rainy + snowy days are ahead! I, for one, don’t mind winter weather, as long as I’m cozied up at home and get to enjoy the flurries from the comfort of my couch hehe! But for those days when you must step outside and brave whatever winter throws your way, here are my list of essentials to keep you nice and dry (/warm!) this season:

Hi cuties! Can you guys believe there are only f o u r days left in 2018! That meme about not knowing the date, time, planet you live in for the few days between holidays is too real - I've been writing 2019 in just about everything lately. Must be my excitement for the new year! More to come on my goals and intentions for 2019, but in today's post I want to share a few OOTDs with you all to bid 2018 adieu the right way!

 Hello lovelies! I know I’ve talked to you guys about spaces a ton lately, and how much they can impact productivity and creativity. I find myself gravitating toward places that inspire me, while allowing me to concentrate on the task at hand. It’s rare to find a space that meets your necessities throughout the day – from breakfast to drinks with a friend to cap the day. That was until this week, at least! 
The holiday season is upon us which means...Christmas Carols! But also, tons of travel, hehe.

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