5 Current Favorites
New Year, New Products! As we get rolling into 2019, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things at the moment. I always find myself reading blogs or checking Instagram reviews about people’s favorite products and things that they love. But here’s the thing- I don’t want to be told how great something is because someone was paid to tell me that. I want to hear truly what people’s “holy grail” products are, things that they would buy again and again, or items they can’t live without. This got me thinking…what are my holy grail products? What have I purchased more than once? What are my staples right now that I’d absolutely recommend to others? Since 5 is my favorite number for obvious reasons, I rounded up 5 of my current favorite things to share with you all:
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
This has 100% saved my lips this winter. It’s incredibly moisturizing, and leaves a slightly glossy (but not sticky) finish. I love it so much that I actually use it morning, night, and all day in between. I wouldn’t consider it a mask. When I think of a mask, I think of something you apply for awhile, and then eventually wipe off or remove. I never remove this or wipe it off, but instead, use it as a regular lip balm. They also just came out with a Vanilla flavor that I recently purchased and love. The vanilla is very subtle, but it’s a nice change and equally as moisturizing.
2. Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
I have a hard time finding conditioners that I love. I want a conditioner that I can feel smoothing my hair as it rinses in the shower, and that allows me to easily brush my hair when I get out. I want my hair to feel silky, smooth, and healthy as I blow dry and style it, but not weighed down or greasy from a heavy conditioner. This Olaplex conditioner has been amazing. My hair has never felt softer or silkier after blow drying it, and I truly feel like this has helped my blonde hair, which has been bleached and colored, to become healthier and stronger. I use it near my roots as well, and it has never made my hair feel greasy or heavy. I have also tried the Olaplex No. 3 hair perfecting mask which is wonderful. There’s also a No. 4 shampoo which I intend to try next, and see how the entire line works together.
3. Apple AirPods
I was hesitant about getting these headphones. They seemed small, easy to lose, and like they would fall out of my ears all the time with nothing connecting them or holding them in place. I asked for reviews on my Instagram stories, and most people seemed to love them, so I decided to give them a go. They are amazing. I use them for working out - strength training, running, elliptical, plyometrics, they pass the test in all categories so far and have never fallen out. I actually forget that I’m wearing them sometimes, because they’re so comfortable. Another feature that I love about them, if I remove one from an ear to talk to someone, they automatically pause my music for me so I can hear the person I’m speaking with. As soon as I place it back in my ear, my music starts up again. They charge when they’re in the case, and once that starts to get low, you simply charge the case with your iPhone charging cord. They’re also great for phone calls, and you don’t have to hold your phone near your mouth for the person to hear you speaking. Simple, sleek, and user friendly.
4. Lululemon Align Pant
Yes, Lululemon is expensive. However, I do find that their products are good quality, and will last for years. I still have my very first pair of Lululemon leggings I got back in 2011, and I still wear them frequently. Their products are comfortable, sweat wicking, and don’t hold bad smells over time & repeated wear. One tip I’ve found useful is to wash Lululemon separate from your other laundry, and to always hang dry it. If you’re only going to invest in one thing from Lululemon in your lifetime, this is it. The Align pant is the most comfortable legging I have ever owned. The material is so soft and buttery. The high rise waist is the perfect height, it’s flattering but not so high that it’s uncomfortable. These are great for working out, or for everyday wear.
5. Quest Peanut Butter Protein Powder
If you’ve purchased my recipe ebook or follow along on my Instagram, you know how much I love this protein powder. I have tried multiple other protein powders in the past, and none compare to Quest. I do love many of their other protein powder flavors, but the peanut butter flavor is my holy grail. I use it every single day. It is the best protein powder for mixing into things, baking, or having in a shake. It has the perfect amount of flavor without being too sweet or having a “fake” taste to it. My all time favorite use for it is mixed into my oatmeal. I wasn’t much of an oatmeal person until I started adding protein powder into it for some added flavor. I make both hot protein oats with it, or cold overnight oats, and both have the perfect consistency and never taste “chalky” by adding Quest protein into them.
I’m curious. What’s your holy grail product? What would you absolutely recommend to someone? Comment below and share your current favorites!
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