I love just about everything Kiehl's makes, so in my eyes, they can't go wrong. The Ultra Moisturizing Cream is to-die-for and a perfect balance for my combo skin. If you're a guy, try out their men's line (my boyfriend loves it!) for skincare, shaving and more.
2. Organic Stevia
Just like any warm-blooded American, I enjoy my coffee. I make coffee at home occasionally and was looking for a good sweetener option. I really like Stevia because I find myself using less because of the natural sweetness. I found Skinny Girl Organic Stevia at Target!
3. Gap Body
I workout a lot, so finding comfortable workout gear is always on my mind. Gap makes a workout line called Body that is cute and comfy. And since Gap is always having a sale, you can't beat the price.
4. YSL perfume
Finding a good perfume is somewhat difficult. And after smelling countless bottles, I found YSL's Parisienne. It's a light but bold scent that won't overpower. Love it!
5. L'Occitane lotion
I have L'Occitane moisturizing hand lotion in my guest bathroom and get compliments on it all the time. While it's a little pricey, if you compare your hands after applying this lotion versus a drugstore brand, there's no comparison. It serves as bathroom decor, too!
6. Popcorn machine
I love popcorn. I used to eat microwave popcorn almost every night which isn't so healthy. When I got this popcorn machine as a gift, I fell in love. I now make my own healthier version of popcorn with spray butter and garlic salt. Yum.
7. Gratitude journal
When you're as busy as we all are in life, it's important to remember what you're grateful for. And if you're like me, there's a lot of things. The good thing about this journal is that you actually start paying attention to the small things in life that make you happy as you start to document them. It makes a great gift too!
8. Buxom Lip Polish
I got a five pack of Buxom lip gloss for Christmas last year and fell in love. I'm mildly obsessed with lip gloss so finding ones you like is like hitting the lotto. Buxom has a plumping agent so it tingles a bit when you have it on. The fun colors will last and keep you glossy for hours.
9. Onion goggles
No really, they're one of my favorite things. My eyes are super sensitive. So sensitive that cutting an onion is something that I avoid at all costs. Until I found these puppies. Now I can cut onion like a chef, prepping away with no tears or running makeup.
10. Nars eyeshadow
Nars is another one of my go-to brands for eyes and lip makeup. I use their eye shadow in Ondine almost everyday as a base to my eye makeup. It has a natural tint with just a bit of sparkle.
11. Sweaty Bands
The name is weird, but the product is awesome. I first discovered sweaty bands at a race I was running where they were being sold to runners. They are cute headbands that actually stay in place and won't slide off your head. Choose from a huge variety of colors and patterns. If you have fine hair like me, these are a dream come true.
12. Olay Cleansing Brush
I just ordered the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing Brush and love it. I use it daily, usually in the morning to exfoliate. It makes your skin soft, and is waterproof so using it in the shower isn't a problem. Compare the Olay to Clarisonic (higher price, same positive reviews) and save some money.