2020 Favorite Things
One of the things that I enjoy doing at the end of the year and into January is to reflect on all of the brands that I’ve discovered or have collaborated with. That’s why I wanted to highlight a few of my most popular (and favorite) blog posts featuring some of my 2020 discoveries! Keep reading to check out some incredible brands in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle!
This year a company called Mani Me reached out to me about trying out their non-toxic stick-on nail gels. Once I tried them out I fell in love and I really haven’t worn regular nail polish since! If you are looking for an easy manicure that lasts up to two weeks and can be done in the comfort of your own home then you need to try them out. They have everything from fun prints (Curtain Call is one of my favorites) to solid colors and nudes.
Let me tell you I get compliments on these nails all of the time and so much of the Dazzle community has reached out to me regarding Mani Me! If you want to check them out head over to the ManiMe website and be sure to read the full ManiMe review. Don’t forget to use the code XOTRACY to get $5 off your first purchase!
This year I decided to try out some different lingerie brands and discovered 5 in particular that I have loved! What’s really exciting is that I also became a creator for AdoreMe! I’ve been working on a gifted basis with Adore Me and it’s been so much fun to try out different styles of lingerie and loungewear that I might not have been able to try.
While I do own mostly AdoreMe lingerie I can say that these other brands are also amazing and I will still make purchases from them in the future. I think they each offer something different and may appeal to different people. What I really love about all of the brands that I mention is that they use a diverse range of models so it’s easy to imagine the lingerie on your own body type!
2020 was a difficult year for small business owners. With so many job losses and people cutting costs where ever possible it really caused small businesses to suffer. That’s why it was amazing to see an outpour of support for local and small businesses all over social media!
If you happen to need a product or service why not look to a small business? Not only do they often have unique items but you’ll be helping an entrepreneur keep their business alive. I loved this post because I was able to work with and discover so many small brands in 2020 and I received a lot of positive feedback on these fabulous finds.
I actually started getting into the loungewear trend before stay-at-home orders were put into place. Like many of you, I enjoy feeling comfortable but looking put together at the same time. While this is my only post on loungewear (so far) I don’t think that this “trend” is going to be going out of style anytime soon. So you can look out for more loungewear or even athleisure posts in the near future!
One of the most positive things to come out of 2020 is how people have rallied together to support each other during difficult times. While Black Lives Matter is nothing new the past year has really brought it to the forefront of the conversation. It was amazing to see incredible black-owned-brands being promoted all over the internet in an effort to help create equality and help to give these business owners a louder voice. I’ve discovered so many unique and amazing black-owned-brands over the past year like Uoma and Stella and Hass just to name a few.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed taking a look back on some of my favorite blog posts from this past year. What I love about all of these posts is that so many of them include brands that are making positive change in the world. Whether that’s including more diverse models or supporting causes that matter.
Be sure to drop your favorite brands or things that you’ve discovered in 2020 in the comments below!