Best of 2020 | Beauty

Happy Monday, friends and welcome back to a new week! I hope you had a fun and relaxing New Year’s holiday! We relaxed at the new lake house for a few days (I’m sharing updates on Instagram Stories, have you seen them? I’ll share more here soon, too!)… then spent the weekend cheering our favorite volleyball player.

I can’t believe she’s back to (virtual) school tomorrow… the break flew by way too fast! We’ve got a few more weeks with Mr. College Guy home, so that’s a perk.

I’m taking a few days to reflect back on what we accomplished and experienced in the last 12 months, and so far I’ve shared Top 10 Reader FavoritesBest of Prime, and Best of Fitness & Wellness. With over 200 blog posts a year, it’s a lot of content, and I love to see what you love most.

This year, we chatted more about beauty and skincare than ever before, so today I’m sharing a roundup of the most popular Beauty posts. Click the link under each photo for the full post.


Best of 2020 Beauty //

GxHSP Resort Collection Makeup & Fave Lip Colors


Find all my monthly Sephora Hauls HERE

My 3 Minute At-Home Makeup Routine


Tips for a Natural Self-Tan at Home

Tips for At-Home Dermaplaning

Beauty Files | Olehenriksen Review

Easy Summer Makeup and My Go-To Lip Colors


Sephora Haul | Top Finds of the Year So Far

Beauty Files | tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Review


My Favorite Drugstore Beauty Buys

one. Silk Pillowcase // two. Collagen Peptides
three. Argan Oil Hair Mask // four. Intensive Foot Repair
five. Shiseido Facial Razors // six. Coconut Lip Scrub
seven. Makeup Brush Cleaner // eight. Insta-Dri Top Coat
nine. Mascara // ten. Astringent Pads
eleven. Self Tanner // twelve. Body Wash
thirteen. Ultra Moisture Lotion // fourteen. Glycolic Acid Face Scrub


Beauty Files | tarte Holiday Collection

Beauty Files | All About That Glow


My Morning Skincare Routine

Beauty Files | Holiday Hair & Makeup


My Beauty Must Haves

one. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // two. IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination
three. beautyblender Protective Case // four. Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil
five. tarte Fake Awake Eyeliner // six. Drybar Self-Grip Rollers
seven. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask // eight. dyson Hair Dryer
nine. Olehenriken Oil Control Toner // ten. Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme
eleven. Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother  Creme // twelve. Drybar Shower Cap


Beauty Files | My Hair Essentials


Best Beauty Gifts Under $25

one. SEPHORA COLLECTION 8 Piece Brush Set // two. NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo
three. Sol de Janeiro Carnaval Flight Set // four. Drunk Elephant Cleansing Balm + Moisturizer Duo
five. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion & Rose Facial Spray Duo // six. Shiseido Eyelash Curler
seven. NEST Holiday Candle // eight. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Set
nine. GLAMGLOW Mask Trio // ten. Sephora Favorites  Bronzer & Highlighter Set


I’ll certainly continue our monthly Sephora Hauls, but do you have any more requests for specific Beauty posts this year? Which are your favorites?

On tap for this week I’m sharing your Amazon Top 10, plus, best of Style, and a new category… Being at Home! I hope you’ll join us!


[More Best of 2020 Posts]

Top 10 Reader Favorites
All Things Amazon Prime
Best of Fitness & Wellness

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  1. Sandy wrote:

    Ok, off the treadmill here to take notes on this post. That Gibson pink ruffle blouse/red skirt is so, so gorgeous/timeless/classic!
    Ok, back on the treadmill to feel better about my niece not being able to finish her last term in college,… in college. Final classes, graduation, semester abroad, friends, family, parties, etc. Zip. I feel so bad for her (them). This (all) too shall pass, right? Thanks, SP(s)!!
    Ps-send me your bill for the rant here.

    Posted 1.4.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I am so heartbroken for college kids everywhere, really all kids in school! It is so hard. Good job getting on that treadmill! xo, C

      Posted 1.4.21 Reply
  2. Hayley wrote:

    I’d love to hear more about skincare ingredients. For example, is it possible to age your skin more quickly by layering on too many AHAs? They all say wear sunscreen (which I do) but I’m worried I’m taking short term gain for longer-term pain. I don’t want to look “a bit younger” now to prematurely age myself -years- later down the road. And like, Vitamin C seems to be the new thing but I have no idea what it does beside “brightening”. Maybe that is all it does? Lol I clearly need to look this up!

    Happy new year!

    Posted 1.4.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Hayley! I may not be the best resource for those questions! I’d check with your dermatologist for the ‘serious’ stuff and head back to Hi Sugarplum for my fun but not professional reviews, ha! xoxo, C

      Posted 1.4.21 Reply