I am constantly online shopping (clicking add to cart and never finishing the checkout) for new products that here about or think will improve my life. But the truth is, I love sticking to my tried and true products. The other day I was going through my morning routine and realized that I had been using the same items or brands for several years now. No more surviving off of travel size samples, I have gotten to a point where I know exactly what works best for me and I stick with it.
This post includes a cluster of items that I use almost every single day, ranging from beauty products to my favorite productivity items.
Drybar 3-Day Bender Curling Iron: I refuse to take more than 15 minutes to get ready in the morning, I don’t want to feel like I have spent more than half my life in a bathroom. This curling iron has been a godsend ever since I got it in 2014. DryBar is one of my favorite brands, not only because of their reliable products but also because I kind of love the owner Alli Webb.
Origins Ginzing Moisturizer: All I can say about this is … yesssss! It’s a refreshing way to start my morning with this energizing moisturizer. I have been using this for the past two years and have no plans to swap this guy out. I also am a big fan of the price point, which is under $30.
Quip Toothbrush: I switched over to Quip at the beginning of last year and am a full convert. It truly does make you better at cleaning your teeth when you have a timer telling you exactly how long to brush for. The other big plus about this toothbrush is that you can get sent replacement heads every three months. No more old bristles or going out to buy a new toothbrush!
Kiehls Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate: This is my newest addition. I started using this line-reducing concentrate in December and I have already re-ordered it. Although it falls a little on the pricey side, I think the benefits are well worth it. The feeling of this product is silky smooth. I like to use a little on my forehead, around my eyes, and on my neck. Even though wrinkles aren’t a big problem for me yet, I don’t see any harm in a little preventative work.
Appointed Co. Planner: If you are a paper planner person then you’ll want to check these out. Try as I may to embrace Google Calendars, nothing gets me more motivated than writing out all my plans and goals with pen and paper. I like that these planners have a section for priorities and tasks each week. These planners sell out quick when they are restocked, so sign up to be notified when they are back in stock.
Le Pen: Speaking of pens these are the ones I use. I love the soft pastel colors and the fine tip. I have been using Le Pen for the past five years and nothing beats them.
Longchamp Tote: I got my tote the first year I went to college and have been using the same one ever since. It has been to Australia, Thailand, countless meetings, day trips to Park City, and the list goes on. This is an extremely durable tote that is well worth the money. I am able to fit my laptop, a quick change of clothing if I am traveling, multiple books, and a little makeup kit in it. This tote also makes the perfect gift for a new graduate.
Zella Leggings: These leggings are the best bang for your buck. Coming in under $60 and super durable, these leggings will be what you live in. I use these to workout in and they are also my go-to travel pant. I think they are just as high quality as Lululemon but half the cost.
5 Minute Journal: If you are trying to get into journaling or being more mindful, this journal is a great place to start. I have been really consistent with it for the past four months. It is such a great way to start my day and be really intentional with how I set myself up for success.
Airpods: This is another new addition that has me addicted. I use them to work out, walk the dog, take phone calls, and listen to podcasts. You may think the price point is a little high, but the convenience of airpods make it so worth it.
I would love to know what items you have been using every single day. Do you have a favorite deodorant or nail polish? Those are a couple of areas I am looking to find brands that really work for me.