Best of 2021 | Beauty + Top Reader Faves

Happy Monday, friends and welcome back to a new week! Heck, welcome back to a NEW YEAR!! I hope you had a fun and relaxing New Year’s holiday!

Mr. SP and I were actually supposed to be Mexico-bound today, but unfortunately sickness hit our house, and hit it hard. You know all that talk about it being ‘a mild cold’? Yeah, that’s baloney.

So instead of sipping margaritas pool-side, I’m doling out Pedialyte and Advil. There is so much going around right now, I’m praying your families are healthy and well!

This week I’m continuing to reflect back on what we accomplished and experienced in the last 12 months, starting with our Best of Style last week. 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, along with your Top 12 best-selling products. Click the link under each photo for the full post.

Top 12 Reader Faves – Beauty //

one. maracuja juicy lip (code CASSIE15) // two. Argan Oil Hair Mask
three. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector // four. tartelette in bloom eyeshadow palette (code CASSIE15)
five. fake awake eyeliner (code CASSIE15) // six. Acne Patches
seven. Neck & Chest Cream // eight. Elta MD Facial Sunscreen
nine. Glycolic Acid Peel Pads (code SUGARPLUM20) // ten. Radiant Cleansing Balm (code SUGARPLUM20)
eleven. Intense Hydrating Mask (code SUGARPLUM20) // twelve. Amazon Mascara & Primer


Best of 2021 Beauty Posts //

// Winter’s Heavy Hitters //


// tartelette in bloom palette Tutorial! //


// Tips for a Natural Self-Tan At Home //


// How To Olaplex //


// GxHSP ‘Happy Place’ Hair & Makeup //


// tartelette juicy palette Tutorial! //


// Beauty Essentials at Sephora //


// 5 Step At-Home Spa Facial with Colleen Rothschild //


// How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener //


// Amazon Beauty Faves //


// My Skincare Holy Grails //


// GxHSP Season of Cheer Makeup //


// How to Use the Dyson AirWrap //


I can’t wait to see what beauty topics pop up this year… do you have any specific requests? Which are your favorites… product reviews, tutorials, beauty hauls… let me know!

On tap for this week I’m sharing best of Decor, best of ‘the rest’, and more of your top faves! I hope you’ll join us!

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  1. patricia wrote:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Omicron hitting your family. It’s not much comfort to say, “it could be worse”, when it’s the people you love the most.

    Sending you healthy vibes and best wishes for a quick and full recovery.

    Posted 1.3.22 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so so much, Patricia! Hope you and yours have had a relaxing holiday and NY! xo, C

      Posted 1.3.22 Reply
  2. Judy Clark wrote:

    Happy New Year!
    So sorry that you missed your Mexico trip.
    This stuff is nothing to mess around with. My hubby and I were hit with it last Tuesday and yesterday I rushed him to ER. His fever soared to 103 and we could not keep in down. They injected him with steroids and an antibiotic. Gave me an antibiotic for a secondary infection. We are on the road to recovery today. The Omicron will definitely kick your butt.
    Interesting for everyone to know. We have had all the shots including flu and we still got the stuff. So you see you cannot shut down a virus.
    Thank you for sharing all of your lovely family and life with us. I shopped so many of your sales items for Christmas. My DIL loved the Tarte shadows, Vine-Oh and Santa brought me several items from your Amazon shares. Which I loved! Please, please don’t every stop Monday mail day.
    God Bless You this coming year.

    Posted 1.3.22 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      It’s really kicking our butts!!! So glad to hear you and your husband are on the road to recovery. And THRILLED that you find inspiration and products here! Don’t worry, MMD isn’t going away! xo, C

      Posted 1.3.22 Reply
  3. Dianna wrote:

    I’m so sorry to hear your family is sick with this crazy virus. You are such a light in this space! Praying that you and your family get better quickly!

    Posted 1.3.22 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so much, Dianna! I think/hope we’re finally turning a corner! xo, C

      Posted 1.4.22 Reply
  4. Rebecca wrote:

    I’m sorry Omicron found you. My prayers are with y’all and everyone else that’s dealing with it right now. Sadly, it seems to be everywhere right now.

    Posted 1.4.22 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so much, Rebecca <3

      Posted 1.5.22 Reply