Best Buys of 2018

ten best buys of 2018

I Today I’m really excited to share my top ten purchases of 2018! I went through all my purchases from this last year, which included rummaging through drawers and closets and flipping through photos and came up with these top ten items. These are items I love and use almost daily, and that have made my life far easier (or at least always being a huge smile to my face).

Top ten purchases of 2018

One - L.L.Bean Ultralight 850 Down Sweater Hooded Jacket in hickory. I use this jacket almost every day. It is unbelievable light and not at all bulky, it keeps me warm and dry, has three zipped pockets and the whole coat zips into a pouch the size of a pencil case. Plus, I love the golden brown color.

Two - Supergoop setting mist with SPF. I make sure to apply SPF every day before I go out, but used to find it a hassle to reapply. This spray eliminates that hassle - it doesn’t mess up your makeup, the travel size fits in any bag and you don’t need a mirror.

Three - Statement earrings. This year I started wearing statement earrings again and I love how they turn anything into an outfit, and make me feel instantly glamorous. This pair by Lisi Lerch make me feel like a movie star.

Four - Nikon D3400 camera. Before we went to Italy I bit the bullet and bought a DSLR camera so that we would have lots of great photos, even from far away. I have since loved getting better at photography and am so thrilled with how much better all my photos look.

Five - Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Complexion brush. This makeup brush makes all my foundation look airbrushed, and it blends highlighter and concealer wonderfully too. I used to have to blend my foundation numerous times to get it to look okay, now it looks perfect the first application.

Six - CHANEL Le Rouge in Merry Rose. This is the nude light pink lipstick of my dreams. It doesn’t make your face looked washed our, or had orange undertones like most nude colors. Plus the formula lasts forever, even when you eat and drink. I have been wearing it exclusively and need to start a back up stash in case they ever stop making it!

Seven - Gal Meets Glam dress. I have bought a couple GMG dresses and they are all so lovely and such amazing quality. Plus, they work for almost any occasion. I didn’t have to wonder once what I’d wear to a couple upcoming weddings or holiday parties. 

Eight - Loose leaf tea maker. I love tea and often use loose leaf tea since I think it has a better flavor. I use this tool almost daily for when I only want to brew one cup. You just spoon a few tsps of tea into it, add hot water and then after it steeps rest it on top of your mug and your tea comes out.

Nine - Superga sneakers in white. These are my favorite sneakers. They are super comfortable, easy to clean and look cute with everything from jeans to shorts to sun dresses. Plus, they are a favorite if Kate Middleton.

Ten - Grand Traveler duffel bag. I bought this duffel before our trip to Italy and I’ve used it on al,ost every trip since. It is small enough to be considered your personal item in an air plane, but it fits so much stuff! And it has internal pockets, a comfortable shoulder strap and never looks dirty.

What are your favorite purchases if 2018?