December 31, 2015

2015 Favorites | Beauty, Life & Style


Beauty


The absolute best dry shampoo I've ever tried. Best of all, it's available at the drugstore and is super affordable. 

Worth. Every. Penny. For those of you with serious dark circles (like myself), this is a must. It effortlessly concealers and brightens. 

Love the look of gels but hate the damage and cost? These are a great option! I swear by them. You can get about 5 to 9 days of wear. I even wore them for our engagement session (read about it here!). 

I've always hated liquid foundation; however, this foundation gives a flawless, natural finish and blends like a dream. I wear it almost daily. 

I suffered from a super random bout of eczema during the winter and summer months. After several dermatology visits and prescription creams, I was desperate for a solution. I tried this wonderful product and all was healed! I'm not a doctor by any means, so please consult a medical professional before utilizing this to treat any ailments you may have.

Yes, I know - I'm late to the Urban Decay bandwagon, but this girl's been on a student budget for a really long time. I've always used budget setting sprays, but after trying the "All Nighter" Spay, I am converted. If you want to save your pennies, test out the travel size (that's what I did!). Also, I just got the Naked 2 palette, and HOLY MOLY, it is perfect!  

Life


I put forth great effort to try other planners during 2015, but I ultimately ended up back with this one. because, in my opinion, its perfect. I now utilize the horizontal layout. I promise that you will not be disappointed. It's a great investment in a wonderful product. If you're interested in trying my all-time favorite planner, click here for $10 off! Read about my first ECP experience here

I've never been much of a Starbucks person because of their high prices. Although I still find the cost of a grande latte to be a bit outrageous, their food products are amazing and surprisingly low calories. This breakfast sandwich has become my go-to for a quick, healthy breakfast or lunch. 

With my ridiculous schedule, barre3 was just not working for me like it used to. This unique bike proved to be the only way I was able to accomplish my tasks and exercise. My best investment of 2015! 

On August 1, 2015, Will and I got engaged! With my favorite new accessory, I needed something to help keep my bling sparkling on-the-go. Read about our engagement story here

I've tried a number of candle brands this year, but these are by far the best! They have a great scent throw and there's always some type of fabulous deal going on where you can get each for about $12. 

Style


I have a gold druzy version and a blue/black agate version. I've worn them non-stop during both the summer and fall months. I highly recommend this style for young professionals looking to be trendy in a very tasteful way. 

They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. For me, this winter has proven to cause a major vest obsession. CCB brings high quality, on-trend vests to the every girl. Shop my favorites herehere, and here. Be sure use code "REPLAUREN" at checkout for 10% off plus free shipping! 

Okay, confession time. I spent my 2014 tax return on this bag. Although I was extremely hesitant to do so given that the bag costs as a much as my rent, I took the plunge and treated myself. Of all the handbags I own, I reach for this time and time again. It's the bomb dot com! And, it holds up to 100 pounds. 

These beauties go with everything and are wearable during all seasons!

I cannot begin to thank all of you for your constant support this year. Each and every one of you mean so much to me. I sincerely appreciate the time you spend visiting my little space on the internet, and for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. I look forward to what 2016 will bring!

Wishing you all a blessed & happy New Year!