Oh what a year! In years past, I had splurged on fun going out clothes or travel items but this year is all different! When looking back at my purchases of the past year, it was all about comfort and finding things to elevate our time at home. From sweatpants to beauty products, rounding up my 20 favorite purchases of 2020 for you all!
MY 20 FAVORITE PURCHASES OF 2020:
The summer of the exercise dress! My number one selling item of 2020 and for a good reason! It’s the perfect piece to wear in warmer months to feel a little more put together than sweats but still comfortable for all day.
For the days you do want to be in your sweats, this set from Lou & Grey is my favorite of the year. SO soft and comes in a range of colors, it’s the ideal set to wear while working from home. I own it in three colors!
The most important accessory of the year! Masks aren’t going away anytime soon so I couldn’t recommend this pack from Everlane. Comfortable and fit my face well, they’re $25 for 5 and super easy to wash and dry.
When it comes to spending money on workout clothes, I want to make sure of two things: They’e versatile enough for when not actually working out and also fit well and stay up! Girlfriend Collective‘s set does just that and I love how many colors they offer and that they’re made with recycled materials as well.
Our screen time has gone up so much this year so one thing that has been so helpful to reduce headaches is wearing my blue light glasses while working. There are so many cute styles out there and this pair is under $20!
Another pair of leggings that I fell in love with this year is Everlane’s Perform Leggings. It’s a thinner material (but not see through at all) so they’re great for all weather and activities. A great everyday black legging that doesn’t break the bank!
BEAUTY AND WELLNESS
When I started using Equilibria a year ago, I never would have imagined how much of a life saver these products would be. From helping my daily anxiety, sleep problems and sore muscles, these products have truly changed my daily life. Their monthly subscription boxes keep you on track and best of all, can cancel anytime if needed. Use code CARLYHILL for 15% off.
I’ve always been someone who just uses my fingers to apply foundation and concealer so I was skeptical about Artis. But once I used, I was hooked! These brushes blend your makeup so flawlessly and also help you save product. A favorite addition to my makeup routine.
One of my best make-up discoveries of the year has been Westman Atelier’s Foundation Stick. This foundation stick is so blendable and gives you such a gorgeous glow that doesn’t feel cakey or too heavy. I also love their Contour Stick and just ordered the Blush Stick. The products are also clean so great for anyone to use!
This year, it’s all about feeling your best whenever you can and for me, I’m all about a luxurious shower at the end of the day. Necessaire‘s products feel so luxe, smell incredible and look chic enough to leave out on your bathroom counter too.
One of my goals this year was to make sure I’m wearing sunscreen everyday (including the days I don’t leave the apartment!) and I love TULA’s because it gives you a gorgeous glow and blends easily under your makeup. Use code CARLYHILL for 15% off as well!
Another must have of the year is hand sanitizer and Megababe makes my favorite. It smells SO good and doesn’t try out your hands, which is key. I have the mini bottles in all my bags, the wipes for travel and then the full size pump in our apartment.
Quarantine has allowed me to try lots of new beauty trends and one I have been loving is gua sha. It’s helped me with puffiness, sinus pressure and jaw tension and I love using this one after a long day before bed.
My apartment is super dry so I make sure to slather this lip sleep mask on every night before bed. Not only does it smell great and so moisturizing, I love the soft pink it gives my lips during the day as well.
HOME AND LIFESTYLE
I’ve technically owned my Nespresso Machine for about two years now but really never used till quarantine hit and SO grateful I had it! Not only has it helped me save money during the week, it can make everything from full cups of delicious coffee to lattes with their espresso pods and attached milk frother. A must for work at home!
When I moved into our new apartment, I decided to take the plunge and finally invest in a Peloton and truly have been SO happy with it. I’m able to squeeze in an effective ride on the days I don’t have time for anything else and the app allows me to choose from so many types of classes. If you’re thinking of buying one, you can use code JD9UHU for $100 towards your purchase!
When I started my own business this year, I wanted to make sure I had chic writing supplies for my to-do list’s and more! I love this colorful and preppy Etsy shop and along with the notepad I keep out on my desk, I also have these notecards for thank you notes and snail mail.
I love burning a candle every day while I work but some can contain so many fragrances or chemicals. That’s why Otherland has been my favorite to burn all day because they’re made with clean ingredients, smell incredible and burn so long! Plus an amazing price so you can stock up!
A random purchase of 2020 but these acrylic organizers have been such a game changer in being able to see all my headbands! If you’re like me with a serious headband addiction, these are a must!