Here we are again! Didn’t I just write my 2018 favorites three seconds ago? I guess it’s true what they say about time going faster as you age.
2019, you’ve been a good one. Since I’m a 1990 baby, 2010 – 2019 has been ALL of my twenties! Well, pretty much anyway. I still have six more months to soak in being 29! I have to say, I’m pretty excited to welcome the 20s though! It’s going to be a fab decade. It’s probably the avid reader in me (who didn’t love The Great Gatsby?), but something about 2020 seems magical.
Here are some of my favorite things from the past year!
Favorite Podcasts: Ghost of a Podcast, Chakra Girl Radio, and the Skinny Confidential
You guys already know I’m obsessed with podcasts! It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite, so here are three of my faves. Ghost of a Podcast is a weekly astrology forecast from Jessica Lanyadoo – one of my favorite astrologers! Astrology has always been an obsession of mine, but I’ve been trying to learn even more about it the past couple of years. Jessica has some great insight.
Chakra Girl Radio is like the Kardashians meets spirituality. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it! Amber-Lee has some really cool guests and strikes a perfect balance between materialism and inner work. I also do her meditations every week and love them.
Finally, the Skinny Confidential! They have a little bit of everything. I’ve learned so much about so many subjects from listening to this every week! Lauryn and Michael always have the most interesting guests, from CEOs to the highest paid worker at the famous Bunny Ranch (yes, that Bunny Ranch).
Favorite Book: American Royals
I loved this book so much! It’s the present-day story of America’s first family if we’d become a monarchy instead of a democracy. Lots of drama, secret romances, and wit. If you loved The Royal We, you’ll love this one too.
Favorite Makeup Product: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Definitely my most-purchased product of the year, if not the entire decade. You already know all about it, but I just can’t quit buying it. THE BEST.
Favorite Fashion Purchase: Angela Roi Mini Cher Tote
This was a more recent treat-yo-self purchase and I’m already obsessed with it. I’ve been making an effort not to buy real leather anymore, and this purse ticks all the marks. If you’re in the market for a vegan handbag, definitely check this one out.
Favorite Vacation: Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka is my ride-or-die vacation spot! I’ve been a million times at this point and I’m still not over it. My cousin and I met up for a little weekend trip in November and it was perfect. It’s an awesome town, especially if you’re into woo-woo stuff like us (crystals, tarot, ghosts, etc.), or are obsessed with day spas. We dedicated an entire day to pampering starting with facials at the Basin and massages/the sauna at the Crescent Hotel. It was magical!
Favorite Hand Cream: Lano Hand Cream Intense
My hands have been dry AF this winter and this is the only lotion that’s kept them from looking like an old woman. Just buy it.
Favorite Money Move: Ellevest
One of my goals for this year was to open a savings account and in February I finally did! There’s nothing better than watching your money grow, am I right? It adds up quickly even if you don’t put in that much. Ellevest makes it super easy to invest your money without worrying. I already have over $1,400 in my account. If you do one thing for yourself next year, let it be growing your abundance!
Favorite Habit: Putting Away My Phone After 8:30 p.m.
For the past few months, I’ve been putting my phone up after I bathe. It sounds super simple, but it makes such a difference. I got tired of watching myself endlessly scroll through Instagram every night. To fight off the urge to hold my phone, I’ve just been holding a crystal palm stone instead. Works like a charm!
Favorite Memory: Watching My Best Friend Get Married
The biggest highlight of 2019 was watching my best friend get married! She and her husband (that still sounds weird) have been obsessed with each other since high school so it was cool seeing them become official! They got married on top of a mountain in a ski lift in Salt Lake City. I mean, you couldn’t ask for better views!
I hope all of you have the best 2020! Here’s to a new decade and leaving the past in the past. 🙂