My Favorite Purchases of 2021

 

BEST OF BEAUTY:

  • Chanel Water Tint – I’m not sure how I lived without this stuff for so long! It has become a necessary step in my makeup routine that helps hydrate & prime my skin all while helping my makeup look flawless. It’s also great for no makeup days as it has a little bit of color in it. I use shade medium (medium plus in the summer).

 

  • Kitsch Hair Towels – I can’t take credit for this find as my mom tried these out first, but these hair towels are AWESOME! They are lightweight, don’t fall off your head, dry your hair faster and leave you with less frizz. They come in the cutest patterns as well! My discount code “ASHLEY” usually gets you 20% off the site but right now you can get 30% on their site for the holidays!

 

 

  • PMD Clean Pro – If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I love all things skincare and I fully believe in skincare tools! I’ve used the Tao face cleaner for over 2 years and absolutely LOVE it but decided to try out the PMD one this year as it’s easier to travel with. Overall I loved the PMD one so much and love that it’s super easy for me to pack on trips to keep my skin in check when traveling. What does it do?! It helps with your skin texture, helps exfoliate and helps brighten…aka everything I need and more LOL! I find the PMD and Tao brush comparable and love them both, it just depends on the style of brush you are looking for!  (My code “ASHLEYD20” still works if you want to grab it for 20% off the PMD brush).

 

  • Skipper Hairspray – One of the newest products from Navy Haircare (same brand that makes my all time favorite texture spray) and it’s an awesome lightweight hairspray! It doesn’t leave you hair too stiff or wet and has an anti humidity shield for those frizzy days. It’s awesome! (Code “ASH” always gets you 30% off the Navy site).

 

  • Tartelette Big Palette – Besides the Patrick Ta palette I talk about a ton, this palette from Tarte was probably my favorite palette find from 2021! I just love the colors and I love Tarte eyeshadow formulas. They go on smoothly, are high pigmented and are just so pretty. (Code “ASHDONIELLE15” works for 15% off the Tarte site).

above: Chanel Water Tint

above : Tarte palette

 

BEST OF FASHION:

  • Spanx Air Luxe Collection – Ok, Spanx knocked this collection out of the park! It’s chic, extremely comfortable, easy to dress up or down and just so LUXE. I wear the small petite in the pants and a medium in the tops. (Code “ASHXSPANX” works for 10% off).

 

  • Lululemon Belt Bag – A favorite from all of you this past year! Easy to carry as a fanny pack or as a crossbody, holds a ton and always comes in a ton of cute colors!

 

  • Target Barefoot Dreams like Cardigan – Sadly sold out in all 3 colors now, but this had to make the list! It was one of the top sellers this year and is so incredibly soft! Don’t worry, it’s on our restock list to watch daily!

 

  • Quay High Profile Sunnies – I wore the heck out of these sunglasses this past year! I just love how they fit and how fun they were – available in 2 colors.

 

  • Free People Shacket – One of those items I now have in 3 colors because I love it so much! It’s just so easy to wear with either leggings or denim and it comes in a ton of colors! It runs big so I sized down to an XS.

 

  • Miller Cloud Sandals – Remember when these first dropped online and everyone went crazy for them?! Well yes, they are still super comfy and now come in a TON of colors! I find them to be true to size and great if you have a wider foot.

 

  • Gucci GG Supreme Messenger Bag– Technically I bought this bag at the end of 2020 BUT this year was when I really wore it, styled it and found out how amazing it was! Yes, it’s ridiculously expensive….it’s designer! I will say though, I’ve worn it so much and it still looks brand new. I love switching out the strap with some cute one from HERE – it really changes up the look of the bag. Also, if you want to see what it holds, this reel here was super popular with you all!

 

above – wearing the Lululemon belt bag & Quay sunnies

above: Gucci Supreme Messenger Bag

 

BEST OF HOME:

  • Always Pot – The newest pan from Our Place, the Always Pot didn’t disappoint this year! I love how big it is but also how lightweight it is. It has the same non stick feature, comes in a ton of colors and is just something I find myself using constantly along with my favorite skillet pan. (Code “ASHLEYD10” gets you 10% off).

 

  • Our Loft & Sunroom Couch – So nice we bought it twice! No joke LOL. We originally bought this couch for our loft and just recently purchased another one for our sunroom because we love it so much! It’s super comfy, affordable, easy to clean and a great neutral color for any room.

 

  • Our Bedroom & Eloise’s Bedroom Mattress – Another item that we bought twice this year! We originally bought if for Eloise’s big girl bed and couldn’t get over how comfy it was so we bought it for our bed as well. Super affordable but also one of the most comfortable mattresses we’ve ever owned!

 

  • Dyson Fan & Heater – A must for us! These little fans are so so good! Expensive, yes but they work SO well and look super chic in a room! We have used both the cooling setting and the heater for the kid’s rooms. It’s blade less so super safe around kids and can heat up a whole room in less than 5 minutes.

 

  • Wine Aerator – Wine lovers, order this! It’s perfect for hosting parties and actually does help your wine taste better!

 

  • Lyric Massager – Not necessarily a home find, but an awesome self care massage gun! Bryan and I both love this thing and I love that it’s super slick looking as well. You can leave it in a table or shelf in your house and it’s not an eye sore. If you are looking for a good massager, this is an awesome option!

above: Lyric Massager

above: Always Pot 

BEST OF KIDS:

  • Baby Breeza – We just bought this about 3 months ago and still can’t believe we waited that long to order it. If your baby is on formula….ORDER THIS ASAP. It’s so incredibly easy to use and makes a warm bottle in under 10 seconds! It’s also a great item to add to your baby registry if you are a new mama.

 

  • Jumparoo – This might be Henry’s favorite item of 2021! We use this multiple times a day and he absolutely loves it! It also helps strengthen his legs + gets some of his energy out as well.

 

  • Henry’s Newborn Hat – One of my favorite newborn items we had for Henry! Literally just the sweetest personalized hat that we will cherish forever!

 

  • Soft Blocks – Definitely had to add these to the list as Henry LOVES them and I love that he can chew on them without choking or getting hurt. Such a good baby toy find!

 

  • Baby Nail Filer – HOW did I not have this when Eloise was a baby?! It is a genius invention and a must for new babies! I sadly cut Henry twice while trimming his nails and went on the hunt for something that couldn’t hurt him. This filer is awesome, doesn’t hurt at all and trims the nails down fast. We use it now on both Eloise & Henry. Know of someone who is going to be a mama?! This is a great gift idea!

 

  • All things Kyte Baby – My favorite pj brand for Henry hands down! So so soft, wash incredibly well and are just so comfortable. We also love the Kyte baby sleep sack that Henry sleeps in every night…worth every penny!

 

  • Eloise’s Bows – I like big bows and I cannot lie haha! These big bows from Amazon are so so cute on little girls. You get a huge pack for such an affordable price + they last forever!

above: Eloise’s bows

above: Baby/Kid’s Nail Filer

above: soft baby blocks

 

Phew! This was a super hard post to narrow down! SO many great finds in 2021 and I’m so happy that so many of you thought so too.  I can’t wait to see what we find together and love in 2022! Thanks for following along with me this past year…whether you read my blog, commented on any photos or stories or shared my page with a friend, I appreciate you so much!

 

 

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