TOP READ POSTS FROM 2018
Happy New Year, everyone!! Hope you all had a fun, safe weekend! I kind of went MIA on my blog. This pregnancy has worn me out and I’ve had a hard time keeping up BUT I am back! 🙂
I actually went through my analytics to see what you all read the most of on my blog and it was pretty obvious what you guys like, lol! Its so fun to look at the year as a whole and see what you all searched for – everything from self tanner, curling iron, mascara, etc. SO, what I thought would be valuable to you all is to recap the top read posts in ONE place in case you are hunting something down.
I narrowed it down to around 15 posts and as you scroll you will see an image and a title/link so you can read the original post for all info.
If you are new here, I do blog 5 days a week and I have for 4 years!? Crazy to believe that but I have TONS of content here – I’m always updating and sharing outfits, baby stuff, pregnancy things, makeup products, & more. I have a menu tab where I file away all HOME, BEAUTY, TRAVEL, & SEASONAL looks. So if you are ever trying to narrow down a search those will help!
ALSO! GIVEAWAY ALERT?! I really want feedback on what types of posts you want to see in 2019. Leave a comment here on my blog letting me know what posts you find most valuable or simply enjoy reading the post. I’ll pick 3 winners – I’m giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a Riki Cutie Travel Mirror, & a $50 Starbucks gift card! SO PLEASE COMMENT and leave me some feedback on your favorite types of posts!
It can be as simple as you’d like to read pregnancy update posts, new construction home update posts, skincare, makeup, travel, Q&As, – just comment it!
In this post from last January, I shared my favorites tees, jeans, leggings, sweaters, tennis shoes, & more! If you guys would like, I can do it again in January 2019 – just leave me a comment and let me know! I love getting feedback.
And just an FYI – THESE leggings are still my favorites. I’ve worn them for 3-4 years now – pregnant/not pregnant – and I’ve tried ALL kinds of leggings and always come back to these. They stay up and don’t roll down, feel amazing, hide flaws, and keep their color and don’t pill. I wear an XS usually and as my stomach starts growing I will switch over to size small during the last part of being pregnant!
If you watch my IG stories I do unboxing of PR products so I get SO many skincare, makeup, and hair care products. I also TRY a lot of the them! I get asked quite frequently how I store my makeup as well as my jewelry! This post walks you through my entire master bedroom and includes all details/photos of how I store it all.
Probably one of the TOP asked questions – ever! It is actually how I even got started blogging – crazy! I do a lot of hair tutorials and makeup tutorials over on my IG stories and I save them to the highlight tab! So there’s a video of how I curl my hair over on my Hair highlight tab but this post has all info on the curling iron, spray, oil, & more! JUST FYI, I do still use THIS curling iron – it is SO good!
I started getting hair extensions last February from Habit Salon in Gilbert, AZ. I have gone back every 12-16 weeks since and I love them so much! I get so so so many inquiries about how I care for them, curl them, etc. so I did a full post answering ALL questions and an IGTV video for a behind the scenes look at the process! 🙂
Last March my entire family did spring break at Disney World. This has been our every other year tradition for the past 6? or so years. I blogged my outfits daily while on this trip and you can seem them all and even more behind the scenes on my instagram! [This was another popular outfit.] PS. How cool are those Gucci dupe slides?
I try to take all IG photos and compile them into monthly IG recaps. A lot of photos you see on Instagram are not on my blog so I make an effort to organize them monthly. Sometimes I do it seasonally – mainly when pregnant! ??♀️ HA! SO tired! But if you are ever browsing through IG and want details – make sure to check out my IG recap page to find exact monthly posts.
This was one of the top viewed post of the year and I was not really too surprised. I love covering the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale every July and doing try-on hauls. This past July 95% of the items in this post sold out within just a few hours of the sale happening! SO crazy. Oh, I still wear THIS cardigan all year round!
I was not surprised to see that this was a top read post because I personally love watching YouTube videos on Amazon favorites. I shared everything from my favorite low calories snack, portable charger, & the cup I use to drink more water!
Oh my gosh- this is a favorite of mine because I still stand beside it SO much! Now I do have other matte formulas that I love BUT the Smashbox Always On in ‘Fair Game’ and the YSL matte lip stain are both still top rated – their reds are my jam!
Oh my gosh, this post! I used to get emails on emails on emails from readers inquiring about the sizing. And my replies are so long and probably too detailed so I decided to write a full, in depth post all about Gucci belt sizing and how they fit me.
One of the hardest secrets to keep! We started the process in June of 2017 and I finally announced that we were building in August 2018. Sharing a lot of the details involved in this post! I can’t believe it is almost done!
Make sure you watch the Contour Highlight tab on IG so you can see the step by step process! I did a blog post w/all of the details but they have since changed. You can see what I’ve been using more of recently in THIS post where I did my mom’s makeup!
When I went to see Chrissy [Habit Salon], we made a full trip out of it and stayed out in Scottsdale for a few nights! It was SO fun and the weather was amazing! It’s become one of my favorite cities – I love the location, food, shopping, & overall vibe/scenery. When I get a lot of requests for travel guides I always try to put one together – and I always include all outfits as well! 🙂
If you are new to following my blog, I post 5 days per week & I always incorporate a BEAUTY post into the five days. Typically the beauty post is mid-week. I ‘file’ all beauty content under the BEAUTY tab seen on my menu! SO, if you ever have a question, you can just click that tab and read through those posts. I try new products each week so I am constantly updating on new favorites!
In 2017, I mainly wore THIS foundation [obsessed], used THIS BRONZER, THIS MASCARA, THIS HIGHLIGHTER & THIS EYE LINER. If you read the post above it actually shares my favorite lip combos and more though! [This beauty post has a lot of my HG products of 2018 as well!]
A few of my favorite brands from the past year are SKII [love their essence, moisturizer, & toner], Lancome, Kiehls, Charlotte Tilbury… wow I could go on forever! HA!
A lot of my more popular outfits on Instagram are travel outfits! They are all more practical and easy to wear – not super glam or dressy which appeals to a lot of us!! I compiled an entire post of the top 20 travel looks & found current items for sold out items!
I try drug store products ALL of the time – and they are SO totally hit or miss. I don’t do as many drug store posts but when I find a good number of great products I love to put them all into a post. Do you like these posts?! This one is from last winter but I can do another soon!
In November we announced that we are expected Baby Gemma #2 in Spring 2019 – and did a gender reveal a few weeks later – see it HERE.
I saw a total change in my skin when I started using new products and finally shared my updated skincare routine. I am so so so obsessed w/ THIS Hyaluronic Acid still.
Literally one of the top asked questions since last spring! I did a full, very thorough post from this past August and I still stand by all of these products! This routine is amazing if you want to be super dark and have olive skin and don’t want to be orange!