Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Favorite Things of 2016

Every year at our Christmas Book Club we have a white elephant gift exchange and it can get quite heated with all the stealing of gifts. But we try to do a little different items each year. This year we decided to have each member that comes to book club that night bring their favorite item(s) of 2016. We wrap them and print out a card with a description and why we picked the gift. Then we take turns picking gifts. When you pick the gift you have to guess who brought it. If you guess right you get to open the gift. If you guess wrong it goes back in the pile until it is guessed correctly.

So once a gift is guessed correctly then everyone gets to see what's in it. That gift can be stolen by anyone if it is their turn. But once the gift is stolen twice (it can't be stolen right back by the person who it was stolen from until it's their turn again.) it is frozen and no one else can steal it. Here are our favorite must haves we couldn't live without this year....

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This lip stain is amazing and has such great staying power. We are all obsessed with it.

Summer got this product in a PopSugar Subscription Box and loved it so much she got a bigger one. She wanted to share this with everyone.

Lush Products
Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Bar and Tin
This scent is soooo good. I love the smell of it and it has a great lather. My favorite part is that I can travel with it and it isn't a liquid so no worrying if it's over 3 ounces.

Big Hair Conditioning Bar and Tin
This bar helps to give your hair volume and shine.

This throw is so soft and the color is gorgeous. Get one for yourself at Target.

One of our book club members got this setting spray at another party and loved it so much she had to pass on its goodness. Plus these Face and Body wipes smell delicious.

We are all obsessed (just like the rest of the country) with the hit phenomenon "Stranger Things". Alix was threatening everyone that if they stole this sweatshirt from her there would be a throw down. Check out Etsy for all things Strange.

If you haven't heard of this scent then I don't know what rock you have been living under. It is the most amazing smell ever. I think I own 5 of them all throughout my house.
Nothings better than a cute dress. I love dresses so much. I wear them all the time. This dress is flowy, soft and I love the color.

Me and My Big Ideas Organizer
This Organizer was found at Costco so if you like it maybe check your local Costco in the Christmas Toy Section for it.
Similar Organizer

A long hot soak in the tub can cure all. Try this Epsom Salt Solution and take some time to relax.

 Coconut Frosting 
This is three products one. You have shampoo, bubble bath and shower gel. You have got to try it.

Diffuser and DoTerra Citrus Bliss
I think most of us have a diffuser and this Citrus Bliss Essential Oil helps lift our moods. 
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Eyeshadow Primer
Rachel has tried and tested these and has approved them as some of her favorite make up hacks. Don't spend all your money on the expensive brands when you can get these for under $10 each.

Prestige Total Intensity
Just as good as any of those expensive eye liners.

It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Product
Have you used these products? They leave your hair feeling so smooth and manageable. I put it on my girl's hair and the tangles just fall away.

Bath and Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Body Cream
Oh it smells divine! It's thick and moisturizes like crazy.

Alex and Ani Bangle Bracelets
Another favorite of ours is the bangle bracelets. We love how simple and beautiful each one is and that you can adjust them to fit your wrist. This one pictured is a knock off but all bangles are fun.

We hope you like these favorites of ours. Maybe even a few holiday gift ideas for you.


(All Photos are by the fabulous SummerNicole Photography)


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