Olivia’s Best of 2013!

Happy New Years Eve Prepsters!

I can’t believe that in mere hours it will be 2014. Whatttttt?! Where did the year go?! I can honestly say this past year was one of the best I’ve ever had. I have definitely discovered myself this year. After writing this post I realized that this is kind of like a beauty-fashion-life diary of me throughout 2013. It’s so cool to see how I have changed. Without further ado here are my favorites from 2013! Enjoy!


1. Face Product: Physicians Formula RX Concealer & Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

This concealer is perfect for hiding those under eye circles! It brightens up my face and gives me an awake look. The bronzer I got for Christmas in 2012 and it gives the perfect amount of color! I totally recommend both of these!

2. Cheek Product: Milani Baked Blush- Dolce Pink

I never wore blush before I purchased this product back in Spring of 2013. Now I can’t imagine going a day without wearing it!

3. Eye Product: Urban Decay- Naked Palette

I acquired this product in November 2012. It was my first prestige makeup investment of my young life. Let me just say it was the best thing I’ve ever done. This palette has the perfect array of colors! It’s a must-have!

4. Lip Product: Maybelline Lip Whispers and Revlon- Mauvy Night

During the Spring of 2013, when I started blogging hardcore, I discovered the Maybelline Lip Whispers. I was addicted. My favorite is Pin Up Peach. During the Fall I discovered my favorite lip color of all time. Mauvy Night: Revlon. It’s just enough to add some color and fall flair.

5. Skincare Product: Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer and St. Ives Apricot Scrub

All year I have been digging the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer. It works great when I have the awkward combination skin thing going on (totally gross). In addition- I am in love with the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I usually use it during my showers. It feels so good to scrub away all the makeup and day’s stress. So refreshing.

6. Nail Polish: Essie- Mint Candy Apple & OPI- Lincoln Park After Dark

This is one of those seasonal favorites that I simply can not break free from. In the Spring and Summer of 2013 Mint Candy Apple was my jam. It was on my nails constantly. During the Fall and Winter Lincoln Park After Dark was my love. Either way they are beautiful colors and should be in everyone’s nail polish collection.

7. Hair Product: Macadamia Nourishing Leave-in Cream

OMG! This is the bomb. It controls all the frizz and frazzle. Curly Girls REJOICE!

8. Body/Perfume Product: Viva La Juicy

This is the third year that I’ve been obsessed with Viva La Juicy. I consider it to be my “signature scent”. If you haven’t heard of it- crawl out from under that rock and give it a whiff!


9. Clothing Piece: Leggings

Typical response. But I seriously wear leggings 5/7 days of the week… maybe even more! Now that I have two pairs of Pixie Pants I can justify it easier. I just tell myself that I’m technically “put together”.

10. Accessory: Monogram Necklace

I got this little baby in May of 2013. It was probably the best investment I ever made (well, now second to my Tory Burch Reva’s… But that’s a story for another day). It can be worn with basically everything and anything. in 2014 I’m thinking of investing in a gold one! We will see what 2014 brings! 🙂

11. Pair of Shoes: Hunter Rainboots & Sperry’s

This was a tough one! I couldn’t possibly just pick one. I got my Hunter Rainboots for Christmas last year and I love them! My rainy days get a little brighter because of these lovelies. I also love my Sperry’s; they are looking rough and have seen better days but I love them regardless!


12. Favorite TV Show/Movie: Pretty Little Liars & The Great Gatsby

I’ve watched Pretty Little Lairs since Season 2 so it’s only natural that it’s still my favorite TV show. I have to admit; it’s getting kind of boring. The Great Gatsby is by far my favorite movie of all time. Helllooooo Leonardo DiCaprio can by my daddy any day. 😉 Not to mention that the soundtrack was poppin’! Ahhhh its just so good! If you haven’t seen it then what have you done with your 2013?! Hurry before the ball drops!

13. Favorite Book: White Girl Problems- Babe Walker

I read this book on the beach/pool during my vacation in June! It made me laugh-out-loud and people must have thought I was crazy! From a fashionista point of view- this book describes my life. I talk more about the book here. I’m so excited to read her second book when it comes out in April! It’s called Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book. You will definitely spot me with this in my hand in 2014! 🙂

14. Food: Salads

My boyfriend calls me a bunny rabbit due to the excessive amount of salad that I consume (Hey Jordan– I finally blogged about you. Your dreams have come true). I don’t know what it is about them I just am addicted. I blogged about my favorite summer and fall salads. However, I am that weirdo that hates dressing with a passion. I also hate going out to eat during the first two weeks of the new year because that’s usually when people try to “eat healthy”. Waiters give me weird looks when I ask for my signature cobb salad with no dressing. Let me do me; man.

15. Beverage: Iced Coffee with vanilla creamer

I’m totally unleashing my inner “white girl” with this favorite. In 2013 I got my Gold Card from Starbucks. I even wrote a post about good choices you can make at Starbucks. Depending on the season I do like to change my order up a little bit. Whether it’s a caramel macchiato or a peppermint mocha I love them all! However my staple this year was an Iced Coffee with Vanilla Creamer. Totally delish!

16. Favorite Song: Radio- Lana Del Rey

This one was tough to pick! My music taste changed a lot over this past year. I’ve migrated from typical “Top 40” to Alternative. One song, Radio by Lana Del Rey, has stuck with me throughout all of 2013. It’s such a great song, check it out!

Stay Classy (Until Next Year!),