With 2018 over (yikes!), I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite purchases I made this past year—mostly personal with a little bit of work in there as well!
Makeup + Skincare Favorites
After several years of swapping out and testing clean beauty products, I really felt in my groove last year with more than enough clean options in nearly every category of makeup and skincare, as well as household cleaning and bath products! It feels amazing to have a lineup of tried and true products! Here’s an extensive post for
Household Items Favorites
We entered 2018 with a brand new daughter and a mostly decorated and completed home. So I didn’t buy as many items in the decor category this last year as the past few, but my best little splurge was probably finishing our hallway with vintage runners (which you can see
Swapping to a king-size bed was a big moment for us. Jeremy had been wanting to make the swap for years. We ended up getting the
Another purchase that brought me so much joy was a bed for Nova. In the early spring, we redid her room with a wicker headboard. It was really pretty in photos, but every night as I was reading her stories, my hair would be stuck in the wicker. It was so annoying because I knew pretty much immediately I had made a mistake and regretted not getting
This one is slightly random, but one of Jeremy’s Father’s Day gifts was this
I spent a lot of 2018 cleaning out my closet, but definitely added some new pieces as well. I have entered a more minimal season in my life with clothing, but I still love shopping and consider my closet both a hobby and a collection. A few purchases that stand out to me from 2018 are these
I saved the money I made from my closet clean out sales all summer and bought
I’m looking forward to doing more vintage hunting in 2019!
Things For Nova
Shopping for Nova is the greatest. I could go on all day. But here are just a few things I purchased this past year that brought so much joy to our lives.
We started using
Eyelash extensions. The greatest indulgence in my own vanity. I realize how petty it may sound to some, but they help me feel so much more confident even on days I am wearing zero makeup (which is often). I took a long break from them last year to save money and got them back on my birthday. Best vanity $$$ EVER spent.
Microblading. My friend drove me crazy for over two years saying I needed to get microblading. I was finally like OK, OK, OK. And now after getting it (I did it last spring), I am that annoying person to all my friends. It’s SO great! Here are the main things … yes, it is a tattoo, but it does not hurt like a tattoo (not even close!) and it does not look like your eyebrows are tattooed. I got mine natural, so when I don’t wear makeup, they don’t look too dark. And when I wear a full face of makeup, I just darken them a bit (except it’s 10x easier now because I am just making them darker and not trying to give them a shape). The other thing that’s good about microblading is that once you’ve done your two appointments and are happy with them, you only have to go in once a year to get them touched up. If you live in Nashville, I see
OK, that’s all I can think of for now! I’d love to hear your best purchase of 2018. I always have so much fun reading these posts from other bloggers. 🙂 xx! Elsie