Some of them surprised even me. Especially number four!
(No one has sponsored me, given me a pat on the back, or otherwise given me an incentive to mention these products. They were just too good to keep to myself.)
1) The TrekDesk
: Writing is not the healthiest occupation in the world. Writers spend a lot of time sitting, which has proven to be detrimental to our health. Thankfully, some genius created the Trek Desk–a workspace which fits neatly over any treadmill.
Walking at a slow and gentle speed while you work may add years to your life. When you consider that, it’s worth every penny.
2) POREfessional Agent Zero Shine
: I have one of the shiniest faces on the planet, and not in a good way. I should have bought stock in anti-shine powder and oil-blotting wipes. Unfortunately, nothing I tried lasted longer than thirty seconds until my dear friend Niki introduced me to this wonderful product, which actually
works. It comes with an adorable little brush built in and is a light powder, which is great for those of us who don’t wear foundation. Highly recommended!
3) Heart Core Design’s Stacking Rings:
I love these little sterling silver rings so much that I’ve bought eight
of them. Yep, me–the girl who is downsizing. They are beautiful and expressive, and the designer does custom work as well.
4) A Lifesaving Shoe:
I admit it–I’ve made fun of Crocs and Holeys, calling them the ugliest shoes in the world. But when I was staying with my parents for Christmas this year, I put on one of my mom’s pairs as a joke. And it was a revelation! I’ve had terrible heel pain for months (yes, I’m seeing a specialist in January), and as long as I wear these shoes, the pain is gone. The shoes I wore aren’t Crocs or
Holeys, but an even cheaper knockoff. There’s no brand name on the shoes at all, and they feel like they’re made of foam rubber, but they’ve temporarily saved my feet. I’ve linked to Holey’s as the next best thing. (And don’t worry, I still won’t be wearing them outside the house.)
5) Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter:
Every year I resolve to take better care of my nails, and each year I fail miserably. This product is so awesome that 2015 might just be the year I follow through. It smells amazing–like real lemongrass, not a synthetic, fake lemon fragrance–and it’s super thick and fun to use. I noticed a difference the first time I used it. It’s a bit greasy, so make sure you don’t plan to do anything afterwards but rest and relax for a while. * Please see note at bottom of post.
6) A Journal for Couples:
When I bought this to put in The Boy’s Christmas stocking, I wasn’t sure if he’d go for it. After all, not every guy wants to write in a journal with his girlfriend. But we both really love this gift. It’s a three-year journal, and each person writes the answer to 365 questions every year. It’s fun, you learn a lot about each other, and you see how your answers change over the three years. Plus, the space for your answers is so small that it really doesn’t take a lot of time. Questions include, “What’s crucial to you right now?” and “Who are your heroes?”
7) Hours of Fun for Felines:
This collapsible cat tunnel was the best twenty dollars I ever spent, but when I said that in my Amazon review, the price immediately increased to thirty. Wtf? In any case, if you hesitate buying cat toys because your felines never play with them, you might want to try this tunnel. I suspect it’s best with multiple cats. It’s hilarious to watch them play in this thing. They go crazy!
8) Speaking of Cats…:
This sweatshirt isn’t bulky, and it’s incredibly soft and comfortable. And appropriate, especially when you have three fuzzy family members.
9) Best Summer Dress. Ever:
It’s pretty. It’s comfortable. It’s fun. This dress couldn’t be any more perfect. I love, love, love it. It seems to be out of stock right now, but Modcloth always releases versions with different patterns and colours in the summertime.
10) Owl Christmas Lights:
When I saw these, I knew I had to get them for my Christmas tree. They’re even cuter in person. So glad I bought them!
Hope you found a new treasure on this list! What was your top find of 2014?