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My Favorite Finds of December 2023

I admit it: I'm a total sucker for trying new products. I love discovering those hidden gems that make my life easier, more enjoyable, or just plain fabulous. And December was yet another treasure trove of fantastic finds. So, let's dive into my absolute favorite purchases for the last month of 2024 (can you believe it?)!

A middle-aged african american woman happily shopping online

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Skincare Saviors That Won't Break the Bank (or My Sensitive Skin)

Forget those overpriced, over-hyped skincare products that promise the world and deliver nothing but disappointment. I'm here to tell you that you can achieve glowing, healthy skin without sacrificing your entire paycheck (thankfully). Here are my holy grails:
  • Neutrogena Refreshingly Clear Daily Exfoliator: This gentle exfoliator is a godsend for sensitive skin like mine. It leaves my face feeling smooth and refreshed without any irritation. Plus, the grapefruit scent is a delightful bonus!
  • Simple Water Boost Hydrating, Cleansing Face Wipes: Convenient? Check. Effective? Check. Gentle? Double check. These wipes are my go-to for removing grime at the end of the day without stripping my skin. I use them as a final step (after a cleanser) to ensure my skin is completely clean.
  • Aloe Vera Gel + Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E Serum: This lightweight moisturizer is a must-have for anyone with easily irritated skin. It's packed with hydrating ingredients that leave my face feeling soft and supple, and it's never caused me a single breakout.
Simple Water Boost Hydrating, Cleansing Face Wipes

Hair Heroes That Deserve a Standing Ovation

I've been working on my hair because I really let it go this past year. Keeping my coils defined and my scalp healthy isn't always easy. Thankfully, I discovered two products that have changed the game:
Cantu Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel with Shea Butter for Natural Hair

Wardrobe Wonders That Make Me Feel Like a Queen

Let's be real: clothes can make us feel invincible. And these pieces? They're two of a kind:
  • Marc Fisher Zyme 2 Shoes: Stylish, comfortable, and a total steal (I found them "used," but they look brand new). These shoes elevate any outfit and are my favorite color (a deep, dark blue).
  • New Lifting Leggings: Forget those boring, basic leggings. These are vibrant and supportive, making my legs look like a million bucks, thanks to the sexy side cutouts.
  • WDIRARA Women's Wide Leg High Rise Front Wrap Flowy Pants: These are a total head-turner! The unique style and flattering fit make them stand out in my wardrobe. Even my husband couldn't resist complimenting them on me.
Marc Fisher Zyme 2

Home Sweet Home: Products That Elevate My Sanctuary

My home is my haven, and I always look for products that make it even more cozy and inviting. These two were game changers:
Glade Candle Jar, Air Freshener, 2in1, Sheer Vanilla Embrace & Apple Cinnamon

Treating Myself from the Inside Out

Because self-care isn't just about the external, I'm also investing in products that make me feel good from the inside out:
  • Mario Badescu Special Healing Face Powder: This powder is my secret weapon for combatting breakouts and keeping my skin looking semi-flawless. It's lightweight, blends seamlessly, and works like magic to reduce shine and those pesky hormonal breakouts.
  • Nature Made Collagen Gummies: Delicious gummies that boost my collagen intake? Yes, please! These are a tasty and convenient way to support healthy hair, skin, and nails. Plus, they have that imperative Vitamin C necessary for any collagen supplement.
Nature Made Collagen Gummies with Vitamin C, Zinc and Biotin

More Treats for Your Body, Home, and Loved Ones

I couldn't resist sharing a few more goodies that made December special. Here's the scoop:

Coffee Lover's Delight

Community Coffee Pecan Praline Flavored Coffee: This coffee is a game-changer for pecan lovers. It's rich, nutty, and just the right amount of sweet. My husband and I are completely hooked!

Smooth Moves for Rough Heels

Dr. Scholl's Dry, Flaky Skin Remover Ultra Exfoliating Foot Lotion: Dry, cracked heels have met their match! This lotion is a lifesaver for keeping my feet soft and smooth. It even helps to exfoliate away dry skin over time.

Gifting Goodness

VIZIO 50-Inch V-Series 4K UHD LED Smart TV with Voice Remote: We gifted this TV to my parents for Christmas, which was a total hit. The picture quality is impressive, the voice remote is super convenient, and the price was unbeatable.

VIZIO 50-Inch V-Series 4K UHD LED Smart TV with Voice Remote

Pawsitively Entertaining

Potaroma Electric Interactive Cat Toy: My cat is obsessed with this toy (at least, for now)! It has a butterfly, feather, and laser and even moves around independently. It's the perfect way to keep her entertained and active, especially for just $10.

Freshness for Fridge and Face

Nimluxe Fruit Storage Containers for Fridge: These containers are a kitchen must-have! They're perfect for storing produce and keeping it fresh and organized. The included colanders are a bonus; you can't beat the price for 8 containers.

Garnier SkinActive Green Labs Canna-B Pore Perfecting 3-in-1 Face Wash Exfoliator Mask: This multitasking mask is ideal for my oily skin. It cleanses, exfoliates, and helps to minimize pores—all in one product! And the price is unbeatable!

Cozy for Him

Gafeng Mens Lightweight Hooded Jacket: I snagged this lightweight jacket for my husband, and it's perfect for those in-between days when you need a little extra warmth. The style is excellent, and the hood is handy for unexpected rain showers.

Gafeng Mens Lightweight Hooded Jacket Full Zip Waterproof Hiking Outdoor Casual Windbreaker Jacket

That's a wrap!

So, there you have it: my ode to the December products that stole my heart. Remember, it's not about the price tag or the brand name. It's about finding the things that make you feel good, inside and out. Embrace those simple joys, treat yourself with love, and create a home and a life that sparks joy. You deserve it!

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