Our Favorite Things of 2018

I thought the title of this blog post VERY fitting considering that I’ve spent the past year gushing (probably oversharing) about the things WE love.

Like these handy containers, you guys veered toward the practical and super convenient products that just make life that much easier.

They’re the reason I shared them in the first place! I’m all about easy living.

Do I need a gun that shoots salt at flies? Does anyone need a gun that shoots salt at pesky flies? Of course not. But is life better with one? Absolutely. And you get to live yours with a lot fewer flies! (that’s a big thing for Utah summers!)

With over 2.3 MILLION clicks, I’ve rounded up the top 20 items that you guys have treated yourselves to this year to make life easier. From the perfect flat-iron to mascara that we can’t live without, check out the list below to see if your favorites made the cut (or to pick up the few you missed!).

Favorite Things 2018
1.
Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lengthening 2-Step Mascara
L'Oreal
No surprise that this is the top of the list - and not just because it's cheap! This is hands-down the BEST mascara I've ever used. No fallout, no smudging, and it comes off in little tubes with some warm water. Try it out, make the switch - I promise you won't regret it!
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2.
Nano Titanium Prima 3000 Flat Iron
BaBylissPRO
Listen, good hair can totally turn my day around! And over 800 of you agree! If you have one tool in your hair arsenal, it should be this flat iron. It straightens, it curls, it de-frizzes, and it's thing I go back to and is so simple to use. And if you don't believe me, believe the other 800 people who've purchased. We can't all be wrong, right?
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3.
Women Racerback Sports Bra 5-Pack
Mirity
It's not a secret - we women like our bras supportive and comfortable. Over-The-Shoulder-Boulder-Holders aren't often both. Especially with sports bras - you usually end up with a giant uniboob. But these are unlike any sports bra you've tried. Supportive, comfortable, and at less than $7 a pop, they just can't be beat.
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4.
Women Relax Wireless Bra
Uniqlo
2nd of my 3 favorite bras, this one from Uniqlo feels as though I have nothing on, automatically making it perfect for day-to-day wear.
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5.
Power Bank for Mobile Phones
Anker
Light, compact, and the saving grace for your dead phone! This portable battery is super efficient and has enough juice to charge an iPhone over 3 full charges - just enough to get you through the day after your kids have drained your phone and your bak account playing the latest in-app purchase game.
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6.
Bye Bye Under Eye Illuminator/Concealer
It Cosmetics, LLC.
It's award-winning, best-selling, undereye-bag-concealing, and the one beauty product I can't live without. Yes, I've tried others and used them for a few days but I always come back to this one. It's full coverage and you only have to use a tiny drop - it's a game-changer and should be a part of your beauty routine!
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7.
Pimple Patches
COSRX
Not magic but pretty close! Pop these bad boys on a pimple and it sucks all the life out of them by morning. Even Braun uses them - they're seriously so good!
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8.
Magnetic Phone Car Mount
Tryone
Safe driving is a non-negotiable. And putting your phone in a safe place while you drive is absolutely necessary. The love I have for these is real! It's just so easy to throw your phone on to be hands-free with no hassle. Under $20 so you can snag one for yourself, and one for all the text and drivers in your life.
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9.
Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask
Does this one even need an introduction? The Hydro Flask is the only water bottle you'll ever want or need - keeps water cold for 24 hours and hot for 6! I literally don't leave home without it - it's like my adult security blanket. Available in every color on Earth and in several sizes too! Funny story, when Dash swallowed a button battery (worst weekend EVER) and we were admitted to the hospital, I accidentally dropped this in the emergency room. I had multiple doctors look up in a PANIC thinking an oxygen tank just got dropped. These things are legit!
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10.
Bug-A-Salt
Skell
Because every home should have less flies. The Bug-A-Salt is basically heaven's gift to little boys and husbands (okay and me too!) Ordinary table salt transforms into anti-bug ammo to kill flies, cockroaches, and other creepy crawlies from up to 3-feet away. Plus, it doesn't completely smash it's subjects so dead bug clean-up is mess free! Seriously, this thing is WAY too fun and impressively accurate.
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11.
Marble Butter Keeper
Norpro
Listen, I can't stress enough the importance of simple pleasures. Everyone should have them in life. And spreadable butter is mine. No more torn toast or ripped rolls. I don't know the science behind it, but spreadable butter at all times is pretty much my idea of heaven.
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12.
Fingernail & Toenail Clippers
Tweezerman
Not all nail clippers are created equally. These clippers come packaged together - a smaller curved edge nail clipper and a larger straight edged toenail clipper. These are high quality, durable, and super sharp to make for easy clips - no gross nail rips or tears. And if you've already got a pair, grab one for your husband. He, and your legs in bed, will thank you!
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13.
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans
Madewell
It didn't surprise me that these jeans made the list - they make the booty and legs look good! But it did surprise me just how many of you snagged yourself a pair!
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14.
Hair Storage Case
Sterilite
This case has saved many school mornings when we were tight on time and short on patience. I keep all of my hair accessories: brush, elastics, bobby pins, comb - everything I need at hand to get hair done FAST! And over 600 of you agree!
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15.
6-Set of Packing Cubes
Maxkim
At least if someone is going to go through my unmentionables at TSA, I want them in pretty packaging! I never pack my suitcase without these space-savers inside! They help keep things organized, keep dirty clothes contained, and help me fit more into the dreaded carry-on.
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16.
Nightstand Cord Holders
Avantree
These clips are your new best friends - and hundreds of you just got a new BFF. I hate laying down in bed only to have to search for all of my cords. I've got a watch to keep charged, a phone to keep on - it never ends. These cord keepers keep your cords right at your fingertips and ready for you to plug-in and call it a night!
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17.
Basket Platform Sneaker
Puma
These kicks are hands-down the most popular shoe I've worn this year! Super comfy, leather, and a slight platform giving us short girls (I'm 5'4") a little height! I'm so glad I was able to find these for you guys!
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18.
Perfume Sampler
Sephora
You guys know I love a good perfume and apparently, so do you! Inside this box, you’ll find 15 samples of some of our most sought-after fragrances. Choose your favorite, and then take the included scent certificate to any US Sephora store* to redeem for a full size of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost.
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19.
Chrome Bullet Space Pen
Fisher
Cited as an outstanding example of industrial art, the classic design of the Fisher Bullet Pen has been exhibited for years in the New York Museum of Modern Art. All Fisher Space Pens are handcrafted and able to write underwater, over grease, at any angle, upside down, 3-times longer than the average pen, in extreme temperatures ranging from (-30°F to +250°F), and in zero gravity. It's no wonder so many of you bought this sucker.
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20.
Photo Keeper Box
Advantus
Rounding out the top 20 items of 2018 is this center console storage/organizer for your car. I keep it in my center console and it carries everything from hair elastics to first aid and I've never regretted having it with me!
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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. I love this list. Thank you. Just wanted to mention I must be odd but I hated the uniqlo bras. I’m busty at 38 D but they were horrible to me. Sent them back.

    1. Bras are so personal! That’s a bummer that they didn’t work out – but thank you for sharing and loving the list!

  2. Thank you for putting my 2019 birthday/anniversary/Christmas list together ! Makes life a little easier when the husband asks “what do you want”. I usually blank and just say a Starbucks gift card!

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