Hello everyone, I hope your new year is going well and is relaxing. I realized that this year I learned new items to use and have and have found some of my favorite items I always use or just love. This is just show you guys my favorite items and why they are my favorite! There are going to links provided of the items and I hope this can help you find something that you may like as well.
Milk frother for coffee and drinks
This changed the game for me when it comes to making my daily coffees and drinks. I love going to a coffee shop, perferably Starbucks, and get cold foam on top of my drinks, so I figured I should learn to make it at home! I recently purchased this milk frother from Amazon but it is so easy and fun to use for hot and cold drinks! If you're a coffee lover or know someone that enjoys coffee, this is the item to have!
LED Smart Lights Strip
These lights can definitely heighten a room! I love my LED light strip in my room that is around my TV. It changes the mood in my room when I change the colors on the remote and the phone app. On the phone app, I can change it to a variety of colors and make custom colors as well.
PURE Enrichment King Size Heating Pad
I am obsessed with sleeping and relaxing with a heating pad at night. It not only helps my pain and cramps when I have them, but I am so accustomed to it that it feels so comforting to have it on me when I am in bed. This specific one is larger and more comfortable than my last heating pad and comes with a timer so it shuts off after 2 hours. Any cloth large heating pad is amazing to have at home and can be so comforting to have.
Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Record Player
This is actually a really good record player. I first owned a basic but cute Crosley record player, but after awhile the needle kept skipping and scratching my vinyls. My brother and his girlfriend gifted me a new record player that I heard about from them and I love that it has bluetooth so I can connect it to my speaker! It's easy to clean and use and its functional.
Shackets (Button Down Jackets)
Shackets are so cute right now! I actually like the fit of them and how they can dress up or down any outfit. They can even pull an outfit together and keep you warm. I received this O'Neill shacket for Christmas and it is so cute!
Here are some of my favorite basic shackets linked.
Pretty Little Thing Grey Shacket
Missguided Camel Brown Shacket
Kitsch Cotton Face Masks
Who would have thought I have a favorite face mask this year? Kitsch cotton face masks are actually really cute and functional! I have seen them all over social media and they are really cute. They're comfortable and breathable. They come in a pack of three for $12 and come in different colors and patterns.
Vans Old Skool Platform Sneaker
I wasn't a big fan of Vans years ago due to an experience I had with a Disney high top pair. This shoe changed my opinion though! I saw this shoe was getting popular and seemed like a basic pair to have in my wardrobe. I got them from Kohls and they gave me blisters the first times I wore them. I read an article stating to loosen up the heel of the shoe by applying heat from a blowdryer to it to loosen the leather material. This definitely helped and I stopped getting blisters when I wore them. Now I wear to work and my feet don't hurt!
These platform sneakers are so cute and basic to have to dress down any outfit and make it comfortable. I enjoy the slight platform to give me some extra inches.
Gold Hoop Earrings
I have worn hoop earrings for about two years now to many outfits. I feel like they step up an outfit and make yourself put more put together. You can purchased inexpensive, great hoop earrings and expensive and beautiful hoop earrings that will last a long time. A lot of my hoop earrings are from Target and they haven't tarnished yet an duo not make my ears green or hurt.
Pavoi flat hoop earrings
This year, maybe because of quarantine, I have loved wearing crewnecks and hoodies around the house and out. I have grown my crewneck collection this year and they're all comfortable. I even tie-dyed one during quarantine! Above is my lastest crewneck purchased from Coal n Terry brand online and it says "I have a feeling I have too many feelings" and this crewneck hit hard with me!
These sweats from Missguided are soooo comfortable! There's no better feeling than changing from my work clothes into sweatpants when you get home! The sweatpants are comfortable and a great oversized, yet fitted pair.
Who else tie-dyed in 2020?! It was such a trend in 2020, especially during quarantine time, and it was fun to do! I tie dyed alone at home and with friends. I've tie-dyed shirts, socks, hoodies, sweatpants, and bed sheets. You have to get a 100% cotton item so it can absorb the dye. I've used tie-dye sets from Amazon and Michaels and liked the brand Rit.
HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Hair Straightener
I finally got a new hair straightener in 2020 and it works so so well! I've been using a straightener I purchased back in high school and it tends to pull some of my hair while I straighten it. I knew I needed a new one and my hair dresser suggested HSI's straightener. It works really well on my hair and softens my hair when I use it. I purchased it on Amazon and it was at a great price!
TV Show: Schitt's Creek
THIS SHOW IS AMAZING. I heard so much about Schitt's Creek on social media and saw that the show won many Emmy's in 2020, so I finally started it. This show is hilarious and heartwarming! I love all of the characters and it was a happy show to watch during this time period. It's a tie for my favorite character between David and Alexis! If you haven't seen this Canadian based show, PLEASE WATCH IT on Netflix!
Thanks for reading my 2020 favorite things list and I hope your 2021 is brighter.
I'm Mariah Garcia, writer of blog, Mariahmooo. Visit my blog to view daily snapshots of my personal style, Disney parks, lifestyle, & travel spots