We're wrapping up 2019 over here and I thought it would be so fun to share with you guys the things YOU LOVED most that we shared in 2019! There's a pretty fun mix of beauty, baby, women's fashion and a couple fun-for-everyone items too. Let's jump right in and I'll show you the top 10 favorite things things YOU loved most in 2019
1. Buxom Lip Gloss
I've been OBSESSED with this Buxom lip gloss this year! White Russian is my very favorite color of Buxom Full On Plumping Lip Cream. I talked about it back in this old post about winter makeup, and in this favorite makeup roundup too, but it's a summer staple, a spring staple, literally an any season staple in my book! It’s a super pretty, universally flattering nude pink, but they have SO many gorgeous options!
2. Honest Diapers
I really truly do trust the new Honest Company diapers more than any other because they've given me the very least amount of leaks and blowouts of all the diapers we've ever tried, allowing us to get out and do life without stressing about wardrobe changes for baby OR me.
I used to talk smack about it because I didn’t think they were worth it. But I ate my words this time around with baby #3 because I tried the new Honest diapers and EVERY OTHER BRAND I could get my hands on, and their new ones are for real THE BEST. Not only cute BUT the most absorbent, leak proof, and blowout proof of ALL the diapers I tried on my baby. It doesn't hurt that they're ridiculously cute too!!!
3. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow
The Gimme Brow eyebrow gel is almost spooky with the way it magically fills in your brows and makes them appear fuller! It's like you grow eyebrows (in the BEST way) as you apply it. Seriously so cool!
I use the warm deep brown color and always end up with the most natural looking, beautifully full and defined brows! (See 19 more holy grail beauty FAVES here). My friend Courtney used this brow gel when we created this New Year's Eve makeup look and when we created a glam holiday look last year. I use it ALL the time.
4. Revlon Air Brush
My beloved Dyson hair dryer is decidedly an investment piece. The Revlon Air Brush is the complete opposite when it comes to price point. This miracle tool is $59.99 and is truly the best money I've spent in a while. That's WAY less money than one single salon blowout here in CA!
I am not even exaggerating, this Revlon hair tool gives me the same type of blowout that I've ONLY been able to get from a professional in the past. Round brush blow-outs have been a total bust for me every time I've tried them myself! It seems like they require at least three hands, and in addition to not having three hands I also don't possess the coordination required for said blow-out! This tool makes it SO INSANELY EASY because it dries and straightens my hair in one simple step. I even brought it on my trip to Hawaii!
5. Anastasia Brow Wiz
Today through January 4th, you can get my absolute FAVORITE Anastasia Brow Wiz at 2 for $30! This is the perfect chance to try it out for the first time if you haven't tried it already!!
I always buy my Anastasia Brow Wiz in taupe — I feel like it's the most universally flattering color for almost anyone. I naturally have really dark hair but I love that Brow Wiz in taupe doesn't look like I've filled in my brows, it just looks completely natural. I think it looks good on anyone from super blonde to dark hair.
6. Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas
OBSESSED is a total understatement when talking about these Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas–I talk about them ALL the time! They're included in my Nordstrom Anniversary coverage EVERY year, they're featured on all my gift guides, and they're even included in my BEST baby registry list. They're next level good. Buttery soft, lightweight and oh so comfortable for sleeping! Every time my mom comes to visit me, she asks to borrow a pair-no joke!
7. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Cleansing Balm
This set includes my two RIDE OR DIE products for only $78 (reg $99)!!!
The Marine Cream is a proprietary blend created from an algae that protects your skin's moisture barrier and gives the skin an ultra hydrated look and feel.
The Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is what got me converted to Elemis from the very beginning! This buttery soft balm literally dissolves makeup-leaving my skin perfectly cleansed, balanced and prepped for more Elemis skincare. I love using it with lash extensions because I don’t have to bathe my face in water. All you have to do is rub the balm into your skin and then wipe off with a warm washcloth. Prepare to be amazed as the makeup melts away!
8. Topshop Jamie High Waist Skinny Jeans
These white skinnies are a winner! They're right in the middle of everyone's price point at $70 so they're well under that $100 mark, but also high enough quality that they'll last longer than a cheaper pair of denim that might stretch out after a couple hours. They're that magical combination of super comfortable and super flattering and the length is perfect for warmer spring temperatures! They do run very small though, so size up one size!
9. Opal Pebble Ice Maker
I’m absolutely, completely, totally OBSESSED and in love with this nugget ice maker! Its a bit of an investment yes, but ALL of the other built-in models nugget ice makers that I've ever looked into buying were literally thousands of dollars, not in the hundreds. Our nugget ice maker is not only MY favorite, but Neil's and both girls and neighbors and friends who drop by for a cup of nugget ice. Best purchase ever!!! I've blogged about it in my last kitchen reveal, a gift guide and my third trimester pregnancy favorites.
I love that this pebble ice maker can just be plugged into the wall ANYWHERE and doesn't have to be hooked up to a water line – we just pour bottled water into the bottom and it produces the most perfect, chewy, heavenly pebble ice you could imagine. If you've got a party coming up or you're spending a week on a houseboat (Lake Powell anyone?) or in an office or a butler's pantry (where we store ours) or a big pantry where you want to hide it or anywhere really, it's SO perfect!
10. Natori Feathers Bra
This bra is LITERALLY one of the best bras you'll ever wear, and we're not the only ones singing its praises! This bra is Nordstrom's highest rated, with nearly 3000 almost ALL perfect reviews. We've jokingly called this bra the #1 supporter of the Mint Arrow team because we all love it so much.
Having the right bra on can totally make or break your day. This bra is so incredible that you'll literally feel like you're wearing nothing while actually being supported by the prettiest lace you've ever seen. AND it's totally smooth enough to not show through if you are having a t-shirt and jeans sorta day (which is my favorite kinda day, really).
The functionality of this dreamy bra is totally on point. The flexibility of the cups make it super easy to move around in, but it won't lose its shape or look like it's been through the war after a month of wearing it. Seriously, there's nothing worse than realizing your favorite bra is faded, stretched out, and pilling. The quality of this bra is totally next level.
Honorable Mention: Legging-friendly tunic tee
We had to throw in this famous UNDER $7 tunic tee because it's seriously JUST SO GOOD. The best thing about this tunic besides the low price is the length! It is the perfect length to wear with leggings and therefore I shall be wearing it weekly (read: daily) until the end of time! It comes in EIGHTEEN colors, so you're not even being excessive if you grab 3 or 4 colors! Because moderation.
With my height and my pregnancy, I'm always in need of longer tees. Especially right now, I haven't exclusively transitioned into maternity tops yet, but I NEED something long enough to cover my leggings waistband or the panel from my maternity jeans! The top runs true to size AND I even accidentally dried my white one but it was still long enough even after the dryer! I've worn these over and over and each top has held up to multiple wears and an accidental spin in the dryer!
I hope you guys enjoyed seeing all YOUR favorite things of 2019 in one quick and easy post! I'm excited to see what 2020 brings and find even more faves for us to all fall in love with.