new FAVORITE finds // december

Thought with the new year I’d start my first series: new favorite finds from the previous month. ☺️ I do a lot of shopping, well, to be specific I do a a ton of buying-then-returning. I prefer to try several options and decide on the best one for me, and then I stick with it. I figured it would be worth sharing my favorites each month so that maybe you can avoid the hassle I put myself through, if that’s not your thing. 😉


Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops

Since moving to Washington I’ve reach a fairness I had never experienced before. I work full time so in the short summer I still didn’t get enough sun. I try to avoid tanning salons, it feels counterintuitive to all of the other things I’m doing to be healthy, so when I heard about these drops from one of my favorite influencers, LaurenKaySims, I thought they were worth a try. They’re pretty awesome. I have a sensitive nose and use unscented lotion, so I only put two drops in my lotion for my upper body, and four drops for my legs, but for the most part they don’t really have a strong “tanning smell”. I love that I can add it to my current lotion, rather than having to apply a different kind on the days I apply (about once a week).

Charlotte Tilbury Make-up

 I believe that every woman wants to feel beautiful, powerful and sexy and that makeup is a great way to achieve this. Makeup gives you INSTANT CONFIDENCE. It’s about feeling as fabulous on the outside as you do on the inside.

Charlotte Tilbury

I have been a loyal Bobbi Brown user for years now and my last beauty faves post featured several great products I love. But every once in a while I think it’s good to change up what products you use and I was intrigued by all the good things I’d been hearing about Charlotte Tilbury Make-up. Not only is the packaging cute, but I love the way the makeup makes me both feel made-up and naturally luminous. I think my absolute favorite is the Hollywood Contour Wand. It makes the already basic face contouring I do so simple. In fact, the whole Hollywood collection is pretty awesome! I have the Hollywood Flawless Filter, which is a multi-use tinted moisturizer/highlighter/miracle worker. I layer it under my foundation and love the soft glow it gives.

I also love the Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer, it’s magical. On those weekend errand days where I need to do my Target run, without scaring women & children, I put this on and immediately feel more put together. It color matches to your skin, which is kind of fun to watch!


calpak luggage

I received some Calpak luggage for Christmas and traveled with it for the first time this week. The Kaya Laptop Backpack is a perfect travel bag. It holds everything I need, including my laptop, and looks cute while doing it. I had several people stop me in the airport to ask about the bag. It also has a trolley pass-through sleeve that slides right over the handle of my roller, so I didn’t have to carry it the whole time.

I used my Trnk carry-on and it worked great. It extends a little, which helped post-shopping with mom ☺️ and has a built in TSA lock. The interior is also well compartmentalized so it’s easy to keep your things organized while traveling.

travel jewelry organizer

The last few times we traveled I realized I didn’t have a great solution to keeping my jewelry organized and tangle-free. I picked up this Wolf organizer on sale and absolutely love it.

health & lifestyle

RX Nut Butter

With the start of the new year I’ve been focused on re-setting my eating & health habits. That meant a return to the strict #lowcarblife. I tried this RX Nut Butter and it’s such a yummy and easily packable snack. I’ve been successful in making good eating choices when I am prepared with the right snacks or lunch.

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