Yearly Archives: 2021
Favorite Beauty Products of 2021
Ending the year with a beauty bang! I’ve been trying so many products this year both new to the market and new to me. I’ve found a few favorites, and I can’t wait to share some fun beauty reviews and tutorials with these favorites next year. But first, I narrowed down the favorites list to my 5 favorite beauty products of 2021. 4 of the 5 were new to my routine this year, and one I started using last year. I will say all 5 have made their way in to my restock must haves list!
1 (c/o) Derma E Vitamin C Bright Eyes Hydro Gel Patches – These little eye patches are an absolute gem! I started using them last year here and there, and more regularly this year. With regular use, I noticed a much brighter under eye with little dark circle left behind. It also helped with de-puffing.
2 Colleen Rothschild Vitamin C Treatment Complex – I have two things I love about this Vitamin C. First, it’s more of a lotion than serum consistency so it goes on smooth with no stickiness after applying. Second, it’s one of the first products that I’ve tried that greatly reduced my dark spots! I’ll be honest the first few weeks I thought this wasn’t doing much. Then around week 3 or 4, I noticed one of my most stubborn dark spots was getting lighter.
3 Olaplex Hair Perfector – I decided to give this hair mask/treatment a try after my other one ran out. I really liked the results, but mostly I liked that it was a pre-wash mask vs in shower mask. I apply this to my hair dry and leave in for 30 minutes or an hour before washing out. My hair looks smoother and healthier each time I use it.
4 (c/o) Kenra Platinum Air Dry Crème 6 – Of all the new to me products that I tried this year, this one is my number one favorite. I’ve been trying to use less heat on my hair, and blowdrying is one of the main things that I have cut out. I apply this creme to my hair after my styling products. It does reduce air dry time. I would say it cut my dry time in about half. If you air dry your hair, this product is a must have!
5 Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara – I decided to branch out and try some new mascaras this year. This Lancome one is a definite winner! It provides both volume and length. I can see definition between my lashes and little to no clumping.
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Top 10 Posts of 2021
This look back post is always my favorite. I love looking back at all the outfits from the year and seeing what you all loved the most. Out of 57 posts, these are your top 10 favorites from the year. Our favorite 2021 fashion trends included lots of floral prints! Floral print made its way into almost all of the top posts. Dresses was another favorite! It’s clear that we are all ready to start dressing up again and put our casual lounge looks to the side.
Thank you so much for spending another year with me and letting me share a little style and outfit inspiration with you! Looking forward to lots more fashion in 2022!
Now get scrolling and see if your favorites made the list!
Sparkly Black Tweed Shacket
One week left in 2021, and I have the perfect chic and warm outfit to help you ring in 2022. I wore this sparkly black tweed shacket (aka shirt look, jacket style) to a holiday party. It was the perfect mix of festive and cozy. It’s a comfy tweed style material with sparkly gold thread to add the perfect amount of sparkle. If the weather cooperates, this sparkly shacket may make another appearance on New Year’s Eve.
I opted for a super chic all black look to pair with my shacket. The leather leggings help balance out the bulky jacket. You can trade the black blouse for a white one to break up all the black. For a more casual outfit, a white tee with distressed jeans would pair perfectly with this jacket. Toss on some black heels, and you will have an effortless chic brunch outfit for New Year’s day.
With it being the last week of 2021, I’ll be sharing a look back at your favorite posts of the year and my top beauty products of 2021 later this week. Stay tuned!
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
sparkly black shacket | black blouse | faux leather leggings | similar suede boots | similar necklace | gold earrings
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Blue Rose Mini Dress
‘Tis the season for party dresses and holiday outfits! I wore this blue rose mini dress to a family member’s birthday dinner a few weekends ago. It’s the perfect dress for the holiday events. It has ties at the waist that can be adjusted. I love this because let’s be honest. The size you are at the beginning of the holiday season is not always the size at the end. I like that you can make this more fitted or less fitted and wear it to all of the holiday parties. Another fabulous detail – it has sheer sleeves and a smock detail at the bottom of the sleeve to help give the sleeves the perfect amount of volume.
You could dress up the look a little more with silver metallic or black heels. I added a green velvet blazer when I wore it to both dress it up and work with the cooler weather. Outside of holiday season, this dress would be perfect for date night or a fall and winter wedding.
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
blue rose mini dress (also available here) | similar boots | c/o gold bangles | gold earrings
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