At the start of the new year, I wanted to share some of my favorite things from the past year. These items include fashion, beauty, and lifestyle categories. I also included some of my favorite albums, podcasts, and other media from the year. Let me know if you ended up trying any of my favorites!
2020 will be known as the year of matching sweatsuits. I used to be the person who never wore sweatpants but I found a few pairs that I loved this year, especially this sage green lounge set. Comfy sweaters are always a fashion favorite for me, especially this mock neck sweater. Other fashion items that I’ve been loving are my white ankle boots, any cardigan in my closet, and hair scarves. My last (but not least) fashion favorite that I wear all the time is my hoodie from The Happy Givers.
Beauty & Skincare
I have been trying to prioritize skincare this year and I have found some great products that I love. Niacinamide has by far been my favorite ingredient this year, especially in the toners and serums from Good Molecules. My favorite makeup remover is the Grace & Stella F balm cleanser. For skincare treatments, I have been making great use of acne patches.
Lip gloss has been a beauty favorite for me, even though no one knows I have lipgloss on when I’m wearing a mask! My favorite eyeshadow palette of the year is the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. The IT Cosmetics CC Cream has been my go-to foundation for the year and the tube lasts forever. I have also been loving eyeliner and the Kaja Stamp Wink Eyeliner set has been amazing for me!
My favorite lifestyle items of the year include a lot of self care and relaxation products. I’ve been especially loving candles and my essential oil diffuser. When I light candles, I’ve been using my USB Rechargeable Lighter. One of my other favorite purchases to date is my milk frother. I make so many lattes (coffee and matcha) using it! I have also been loving making my own boba milk tea at home with tapioca pearls.
A new item that I fell in love with this year is my BKR water bottle! They are definitely pricey for a water bottle but I use mine all the time. The glass is nice to drink out of and you can put the bottle in the dishwasher to clean. I am a huge BKR fan and I think they’re so nice and make a perfect gift for yourself or something to add to a wishlist.
Some of my other favorite lifestyle favorites from the year include claw hair clips, oat milk, and anything rose or vanilla scented. This has been the year that I tried to find joy in the small things in life.
Media & Entertainment
This year I fell back on some tried and true favorites. Like many people, I went back to my One Direction phase and through my All Time Low phase all in the span of the same week. I loved listening to ABBA and Fleetwood Mac as well (just as much as I have during the past few years).
- ‘The Slow Rush’ by Tame Impala
- ‘It Is What It Is’ by Thundercat
- ‘Folklore’ by Taylor Swift
- ‘The New Abnormal’ by The Strokes
- ‘Ungodly Hour’ by Chloe x Halle
- God is Grey
- Thick & Thin
- Song Exploder
TV Shows & Movies:
- Schitt’s Creek
- Pixar’s ‘Soul’
- ‘Excuse Me, I Love You’
That’s all I could think of for my top favorites of the year! I plan on doing more posts like this in the future (maybe even monthly or seasonally) so let me know if you enjoyed it. Did we have any of the same favorites this year?