Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe we finally made it through 2023. Last year was a year full of high highs and low lows. Overall, it wasn’t my favorite year – but I’m trying to focus on the good things from last year; buying a house, traveling to new places, running a half marathon, and more.
Last year I did a post on my most used items of 2022 and I figured I’d do it again for 2023. I love hearing about other people’s favorite items – especially right now when a lot of us have some holiday money or are looking to make purchases for the new year.
I know at this rate y’all are tired of me talking about ChappyWrap. But this is something I literally use every day and sleep with every night. Grant and I are constantly talking about getting more as well. If you’ve been considering getting one, take this as your sign!
This items is certainly not glamorous – but something I use often! I’ve used this brand for years – I believe I originally tried them in a PR package. There are so many brands out now but I will say these are much cheaper than some of the more “trendy” brands – and they work! These are great to keep on hand if you’re acne prone like me (and if you tend to be a picker like myself).
Last year for Christmas Grant got me a pair of Beats. This was my first ever “nice” pair of headphones and I am so happy he got them for me! I use these daily at the gym, I use them on airplanes, etc. Obviously being Beats the sound quality is great. But they also hold a charge very well, and they come with a cord if you can’t connect to something via bluetooth (like the treadmill tvs at the gym). They’ve been a game changer for me!
Can you tell I’m in my homeowner era? Truly I wish I would’ve gotten one of these sooner! Having a small handheld vacuum accessible has changed the way I live and keep things tidy. It’s so easy to use when there’s a small mess or spill, or even when I notice our rug getting a little dirty – but being too lazy to haul out the full size vacuum. I’ve even been using this to vacuum our stairs. We haven’t gotten a new large vacuum since moving, so this has helped us to to hold off on getting one. The battery life isn’t amazing – but good enough to use as needed!
This has been my go-to foundation for a little over a year now. And now that I’ve finally repurchased I think it deserves to be on this list. I don’t typically splurge on more “expensive” foundations – but this one lasts me a while since I don’t wear makeup every day. I have found that it applies best with my hands and it’s truly a full coverage foundation, which I prefer.
It can be so hard to find a great quality body lotion – something that truly keeps your skin nourished. After years of trying random body lotions here and there I finally landed on this and have repurchased numerous times! Even my parents have helped themselves to my stash when we’ve traveled – everyone loves it. Plus, it’s a great price and can be purchased just about anywhere.
If you follow any sort of woman content creator, you’ve probably heard them mention Hanky Panky. I was always skeptical until I got some for myself a little over a year ago, and I can confirm they are a total game changer! While they are pricey they’re 1000% worth it. If purchasing be sure they’re the original lace fabric!
I know I’ve mentioned these in a few gift guides over the years – and that is because these are a product I’ve used daily for years! They are my favorite hair ties by far. And call me crazy – but I feel like the higher price point compared to traditional hair ties I feel that I take care of them more.
I know so many talk about this blush – but for a good reason! I love that it’s buildable. I love that you can wear it with heavy or light makeup. Plus, a little goes a long way so I’ve been using the same bottle for a good while.
I’ve had two pairs of UGG slippers over ~10 years or so and they are my absolute favorite. Especially being a new homeowner and not having a ton of carpet in the areas we spend the most times – my feet do get chilly! These hold up really well considering how much I wear them – and the soles make it so you can even run outside to get the mail in them.
I hope you enjoyed this little round up of my favorites for 2023! I know it’s always helpful to hear what products people are loving – especially if you were contemplating them yourself. So here’s to 2024 and I hope to spend more time with you all this year!