six things I started using in 2016 that rule!

Can you believe it’s time to start writing end of the year round up posts? Me either! I have no idea where the year went but I do know that I started using some really awesome things over the last twelve months. I’ve never really done a round up post quite like this one but there was a handful of items that I really wanted to blog about because they made such an impact on my life. So, in alphabetical order, the six best things I started using in 2016 are…

Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme. THE best lotion, ever. Not only does it leave my hands so soft and moisturized, it also smells heavenly. Shortly after getting this I got my hands on another Aveda lotion, their candrimā™ body lotion, which is equally as amazing. So maybe it’s just Aveda? Either way, I have literally never used a better lotion! My skin gets incredibly dry in the winter (because I really reeeally love hot showers) so this lotion has been a godsend!

Digit. I already shared my love of Digit here. Nothing has changed since then except for the fact I’ve saved even more money! I really don’t think there is any one who wouldn’t benefit from using Digit!

Diva Cup. I’m sorry if you’re flinching already. This has been something I’ve wanted to write about since I first bought it earlier in the year. I know a lot of people are really grossed out talking about periods but I’m not and I honestly consider my diva cup LIFE CHANGING. Seriously. I used to constantly stress about leaking so my period was a nightmare. SO much anxiety. But with my diva cup, I know I have nothing to worry about! I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to get one but I will never ever ever go back to tampons. Paired with a period tracker, I use Flo, you will never stain your favorite undies again! I love it so much that I could probably ramble on and on about my diva cup forever. I absolutely encourage you to look into getting one.

obsessed with my rose gold Fitbit band. sooo pretty! 

Fitbit Alta. I actually had this post almost finished before I realized I forgot to write about one of my Fitbit. Ahh! Whoops. While, I admit, I’ve fallen a little bit and don’t hit 10,000 steps every single day like I did when I first bought it its still a huge motivation to move more. Since getting my Fitbit I, without a doubt, get so much more exercise.

NuMe Curling Wand. I can’t believe how beautiful my hair looks when I use my curling wand. It helps me achieve my dream hair. For the longest time I was a fan of using foam curlers but after getting my curling wand the curls I get from the foam curlers just don’t cut it anymore. You can read my post on my curling wand here.

Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner. Back in October I made a list of my favorite beauty products. In that post I mentioned how I loved Stila eyeliner but always went looking for a cheaper alternative when I ran out. I FINALLY found an eyeliner I like more. For $3.99 you’d be crazy not to at least try what I now consider the ultimate eyeliner. It’s so easy to get nice, crisp lines and this stuff stays on so well! It comes out solid solid soliiiid black in one swipe. I can do a perfect cat eye in no time flat with this eyeliner. There is no need for me to ever purchase a different product now that I’ve found this one.

Also, it’s not really along the same lines as the things listed in this post but Professor in a bow tie is a pretty darn fabulous thing that happened this year. Pets by Carvas rules. I really didn’t think it was possible for me to think that cat was any cuter but somehow he is. It makes me smile every single time I see it. Every kitty needs a bow tie.

Did you find any products this year that are off the hook? I wanna hear all about them.
xoxo

Author: Kaylah

Just a green haired gal from Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • I love the Diva Cup… I will never use tampons again. Tampons caused me great discomforts for YEARS but I wasn't ready to make the switch until LAST year, 2015. I think it's great. I save so much money, less waste, and I never have to worry about running out of tampons!

    • Never running out of tampons is such a huge plus. Packing, even just my purse for the day, was always so stressful for me. Do I take three tampons? Or fifteen? Every period is different, how am I supposed to know!?!

  • I have been using a diva cup for four years and i love it too! I try not to talk about it much since people are so weird about something that happens to half of the population for most of their lives, but if someone asks I can go on and on! It really is life changing!

    • …Ugh. I really hate that it's so taboo to talk about. I guess I'm not one to talk since I do have this platform where I could be trying to make talking about it a little bit less "weird" but it blows my mind how many people who menstruate are freaked out by talk of it.

  • Yes, yes, yes to the menstrual cup! I'm from Australia so I don't use Diva Cup specifically, but I recently starting using another brand of menstrual cup. And I totally agree! It is completely life changing! Every time I use it I want to talk to EVERYONE about how great it is.

  • Thanks for putting the word out on the diva cup. It's truly transformative, and I can't believe more women aren't using them. Every time I see that huge aisle of period products, it makes me cringe. We just need one tiny cup, thankyouverymuch.

  • What I love most about this post is, just how many people you got to talking about there period. It was always a strange taboo topic in my family. When I had it for the first time as a teenager and was actually pretty proud, my father looked sternly at me and said: "you're gonna have this for a very long time." What a strange thing to say. Or my mom never used to go swimming in holiday when she had her period and didn't even want to talk about it. My parents didn't even call it by any reasonable name but simply called it "the mess". It took me a while to figure out it's nothing to be ashamed of.

  • I love all this Diva Cup love!!! I also love how more women bloggers are talking about their periods more. It's insane how isolating it can feel when you are rocking a crazy menstruation event and have to internalize your struggles and worries about it even around other women. Thank you for having the courage to speak about it publicly.

    • It really does stink how something that occurs naturally and can't really be stopped is something everyone is so afraid to talk about. The response to this post makes me feel really good though. I love that so many people felt comfortable enough to talk about their period.