December 31, 2018 / Beauty

The Best Items I Purchased in 2018

Happy New Years Eve friends!! I can’t believe that it’s the last day of 2018. Seriously, where did the year go?! This has been such an amazing year for me in countless ways, the biggest one being that I married my best friend!! I also am so thankful for each and every one of you – your constant love, support, and friendship seriously amazes me and I can’t even begin to explain how much I appreciate every single one of you!!

I thought it would be fun to go back and review my favorite purchases this year and put them all in a list for you guys! All of these items are things that I am so so happy we bought or were gifted – a couple of them came from our wedding registry and have seriously been game changers! The first list you will see in my top 5 favorite items overall – it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to only five but trust me when I say – you need these in your life!! I also shared the three winners per category, which again was super difficult to just pick a top 3, but in the end these are the items I absolutely couldn’t live without and would buy again and again. So without further ado, here are the Best Items I Purchased (or was gifted) in 2018!!

The Best of the Best: Top 5 Items Overall

  1. The Dyson Cordless Vacuum – This is hands down the best item we got this year. It makes cleaning SOOOO much easier and I’m obsessed with it. It actually made me enjoy vacuuming!! We have the exact one I linked which is perfect for pet owners.

  2. PetSafe Self Cleaning Litter Box – This thing is absolutely magical. We went from cleaning our litter box every 4 days to cleaning it once a month. It eliminated that yucky litter box smell in our laundry room, is the easiest to clean at the end of the month, and is honestly the best thing ever for cat owners.

  3. Tula Hydrating Day and Night Cream – Out of all the moisturizers I’ve tried, this one is hands down my favorite. It’s light, yet extremely hydrating and has improved the overall hydration of my skin so much. Use can also use the code POPPIE20 to get 20% off!

  4. BareMinerals Bare Pro Foundation – I’ve tried a ton of foundations and this one is by far my favorite. I wear it almost every day and even wore it on my wedding day!

  5. Purology Best Blonde Purple Shampoo – If you’re a blonde, you need a purple shampoo and this is the best one on the market in my opinion. It tones out any yellow or brassiness in your hair while also repairing it! I’m obsessed and will be buying it again and again.

Top 3 Makeup Products

  1. BareMinerals Bare Pro Foundation – From my Top 5 Overall list!! Great coverage, lasts all day, doesn’t break me out, comes in several shades, contains SPF… need I say more??

  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – I absolutely love the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes! They are extremely pigmented and blend really well. This is the exact palette I used to do my eyeshadow on our wedding day!

  3. Laura Geller Bronzer – I purchased this about a month ago and it quickly became the one I always reach for. It’s the perfect shade (not too orange), and blends out beautifully.

Top 3 Skincare Products

  1. Tula Hydrating Day and Night Cream – This is from my Top 5 Overall list and for good reason! The best moisturizer I have ever used. Don’t forget POPPIE20 to get yourself 20% off at checkout!

  2. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask – Easily the best exfoliating mask I have ever had. It leaves my skin feeling baby soft, bright, and glowing.

  3. Coola Gradual Tan Face Serum – This stuff is a GAME. CHANGER. in the winter. I love that you can just add one pump into your face lotion at night and wake up with glowing, tan skin. I mix it with my Tula Day and Night cream! It’s more on the pricey side but lasts forever because you only need one pump! It also doesn’t break me out at all.

Top 3 Hair Products

  1. Purology Best Blonde Purple Shampoo – Another from my Top 5 Overall! Kinda pricey but worth every penny. Your hair will thank you (and me 😏) later!

  2. Kérastase Resistance Shampoo & Conditioner – I get questions all the time asking how to grow long, healthy hair and I have to credit this shampoo and conditioner!! It’s such a good combo and leaves my hair so hydrated without leaving it oily!

  3. Bumble and Bumble Prét à Powder – Okay I actually didn’t buy this dry shampoo this year, I’ve been using it since my freshman year of college but it is way to good to not include in this post. I use it every single day and will never go without it!

Top 4 Home Products

  1. The Dyson Cordless Vacuum – This one takes the cake for the overall best item we got in 2018! You all need one – you’ll thank me later 😉

  2. PetSafe Self Cleaning Litter Box – Another one that was included in my Top 5 overall products!

  3. Ring Doorbell Pro – This thing is so cool!! We get packages delivered to our house quite often, so it’s really nice to know exactly when they get delivered, especially if we are out of town. The security camera feature is also just a nice thing to have in general. I love getting notified when motion is detected at our front door and checking to see if it is the mail man or what caused the Ring to alert us!

  4. Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation – Okay, I had to include this one! Chris bought it for me for Christmas and we LOVE it!! We ended up buying 2 more for other areas of our house!

Top 3 Clothing Items

  1. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – These are easily my favorite leggings of all time. They hug you in all the right places, are super cute paired with an oversized sweater or an athleisure outfit, and are the comfiest pair of leggings I own.

  2. Free People Denim Jacket – Every gal needs a good denim jacket and this one is my all time favorite. It’s perfectly worn in, a great fit, and timeless.

  3. Anthropologie Double-Ringed Belt – Technically this is an accessory… but! It’s seriously such great belt, at a really good price point (especially when it’s on sale!), and comes in several colors. I have it in cream and brown and wear them alllll the time! If you’re looking for a cute everyday belt, this one is perfect!

And that’s a wrap!! I would love to know what your favorite items from 2018 are! Comment them below ☺️💕

Happy New Years Eve – wishing you all the best night and an amazing New Year! Love love love you all! See ya next year 😉 xx Heather