2017 Best of Lifestyle

Hello everyone!

Today is post number three of my four days of 2017 favorites. This post is going to be focused on my lifestyle must haves of 2017! In this post I’ll share my favorites from skincare to recipes. We’re covering a lot in this post and I hope that you enjoy!


Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser $30.00

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel $52.00

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb $38.00


Over the summer I decided that I needed to revamp my skincare routine. Throughout the summer I did research online, I watched Youtube videos, and I tried my hardest to find products that would work with my oily, acne prone skin type. These are only 3 of 8 products in my new routine, but I think that they are the three products that have made the biggest difference in my skin.

This Boscia cleanser is my nighttime cleanser. It is wonderful at removing all of the dirt and makeup from my skin after a long day. I think this cleanser has single-handedly helped to stop my breakouts.

During my research I discovered just how important moisturizing is. Even though I do have oily skin, it is still extremely important to moisturize in order to keep your skin balanced. The Belif Aqua Bomb is my nighttime moisturizer. it’s heavier than other moisturizers that I’ve used, but it is water based so it keeps my skin moisturized without making it more oily. The Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Gel is my daytime moisturizer. I use this right before I put on my makeup. Since it is a gel, it soaks into the skin quickly, and helps to prime my skin for makeup.

Ginger and Cardamom Body Cream $15.50


While my face is oily, the rest of my body is extremely dry. I also have patches of Eczema on my legs and arms. The Bath and Body Works Body Cream formulas have helped to balance out my skin. I bathe at night, and I will lather my entire body with this stuff afterwards. I discovered a lot of new scents this year, but this one was by far my favorite! The notes are: white ginger, sparkling cardamom, and sweet lemon blossom.

L’oreal Detox and Brighten Clay Mask $12.99


This face mask is magical! It is a clay mask, so it is perfect for drawing impurities out of the skin. I try to use this once every couple of weeks, or more often if my skin is looking or feeling congested or dull. This is my second jar of this face mask, and I need to repurchase a third!

Hair Care:

-Batiste Dry Shampoo $7.99

dry shampoo

I feel like everyone knows about Batiste dry shampoo, and I am here to tell you that it is worth all of the hype. This is the best dry shampoo I have ever used. Since I only wash my hair once a week, this dry shampoo is my saving grace. I usually apply it at night, so it has the chance to really soak up the excess oils while I’m sleeping.


Lilly Pulitzer Planner $32.00

planner 2planner 1

I am a Type A personality and I love to be organized/feel like I have my life together. This is the third Lilly Pulitzer planner I’ve owned (one for every year of college) and I still love it. This planner has everything you need including note pages, an address books, and fun things like stickers. It also has yearly, monthly, and weekly calendars. Above I have posted my weekly schedule for this past week. As you can see, this first full week back at school was a crazy one, but this planner is the reason that I get everything done. I look at it at least once a day, if not more, and I truly would be lost without it.


Bath and Body Works Candle in Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla


I am constantly burning candles. My favorite home/candle scents are typically sold around the holidays. I love warm, cozy, and spicy scents. This is probably my favorite scent that Bath and Body has ever come out with. The notes are: fresh ground cinnamon, sugar crystals, and Tahitian vanilla bean.


Here are some of my favorite recipes of 2017! They are all linked below, and can also be found on my Pinterest!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Cheesy Taco Pasta

taco pasta

Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

loaded baked potato casserole


I hope that you all have enjoyed my 2017 Lifestyle Favorites! Tomorrow’s post is my favorite, and I hope that you’ll come back to see my 2017 Interior Design/Decor moments!





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