This was definitely also the year of shopping and boy did I shop. With my first real time job, first real paycheck, I went a bit crazy. In 2016, I vow to slow my roll with the spending. If 2015 was the year of shopping, 2016 HAS to be the year of saving.
I have to admit that with all my shopping came some great favorites. I bought ALOT of stuff this year but also had a lot of non materialistic favorites. I want to tell you ALL about my favorites and would love to hear what kind of favorites you fell in love with this year as well :)
Let's get started!
//Matte Lips: These were a huge trend at the end of 2014 and for the entire 2015 year. I definitely jumped on the bandwagon and I would be lying if I said half of my lipstick collection is matte at the moment. From liquid lipsticks to regular matte lipsticks, both were all the rage. Below are some of my favorite colors/brands.
//Lip Oils: On the flip side, I was obsessed with lip oils toward the end of the year. Lip oils are an up and coming trend. They're a barely there, hydrating, tinted lip product. They are very glossy and give off the slightest tint of color. They definitely have an oily consistency but don't feel slippery on the lips--they actually feel really great. A lot of brands haven't jumped on this trend yet but there are a few products that I like. Some of the below are not "lip oils" but still have a similar consistency, texture, and effect.
//Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette: This was by far my favorite palette of 2015. I got in at the end of January and used it nonstop all year. It is the perfect neutral palette and a beautiful mixture of metallics, shimmers, and matte shades. It smells like chocolate and the pigmentation and texture is top notch. Too Faced shadows are my favorite but this palette is definitely #1.
//Simple Micellar Water: This was a skincare product that changed the game for me toward the end of the year. Micellar water was another trend that brands jumped on (originating in Europe) this year and with good reason. It's essentially a water that has micelles which are fatty bubbles that absorb impurities in the skin. The best thing about micellar water and the reason it made such a splash this year is that it doesn't need to be rinsed off like a traditional cleanser. Just apply it with a cotton round and you're good to go. I use the Simple one (Simple is my favorite brand; great for sensitive skin and the price point is great!) in the morning, during the week, when I'm exhausted and the thought of washing my face is enough to make me want to crawl back into bed. It's perfection!
//Nivea in Shower Body Lotion: Do you see a trend? The ultimate lazy girl products for me! I love applying lotion to my body but I hate the process of it. When I get out of the shower, I just want to get dressed and crawl into bed. I feel like applying lotion is a tedious task so when I saw this bad boy hit the drugstore shelves, I immediately bought it. I also immediately fell in love. You apply it while in the shower, after cleansing your body, and immediately wash it off. My skin is now forever smooth and hydrated and there isn't even an extra step outside the shower!
//Clarisonic: This was my big Christmas gift in 2014 and it has never left my side since. This little lovely changed the way I take care of my skin and it has drastically improved how my skin looks. I've talked about my Clarisonic before but if you haven't bought one yet, I highly recommend it!
//Sheet Masks: These were a huge skincare trend (do you see another pattern? I love my trends) and I fell for them hard. I love masks, I always have ever since I was a little girl and these made it so much easier to get that pampered feeling all while doing something good for your skin. Even though you look like a serial killer when you're wearing them, sheet masks aren't messy and make your skin feel amazing afterwards.
//Kate Spade: I love Kate Spade every single year but this year it seemed that I was more in love than usual. I got quite a few things from the brand over the past 12 months and whenever I need something new, whether it's a bag, wallet, keychain, planner, etc, Kate Spade is the first place I look. I think the style of the brand represents my style perfectly; classic, elegant, structured, yet modern. Kate Spade is ME and I am Kate Spade. But seriously, I cannot get enough! This is one obsession that won't falter in 2016!
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