21 Favorites at 21

My name is Katie and I have an obsession with obsessions. I’m the type of person that when I love something I want to go shout it from the rooftops and share it with the world. I’m constantly going to be sharing things I love with my readers and lucky for you I decided to start off by compiling a list with 21 of my favorite things at age 21.

Here we gooooo…

1. CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara
Purchase here

This is the absolute best mascara that I’ve ever used in my entire life.  I have been using it since it came out a few years ago and I like it so much that I buy it in packs of 3 from Costco to stock up. I always recommend this mascara to everyone and anyone who is looking for a new mascara to try out. I naturally have extremely long eyelashes so for me this mascara is mainly used to darken my lashes (I use the very black shade), extend them a bit more and hold them in a nice curl. It’s not a very dramatic mascara. It has more of a natural look to it which is what I love about it. If you wanted a more dramatic look you could always just add on a pair of false lashes which would do the trick.

2. White iPhone 4s
Purchase here

One magical day last October when my contract was up I finally got the iPhone I had been longing for and my life hasn’t been the same since. I am addicted to this thing! I swear I don’t know what I did with all my time before I got my iPhone! I probably spend at least a few hours cumulatively on my phone every day. Which as I’m typing this out I’ve realized that is really unhealthy habit. Whoops… Word of advice: If you ever plan on getting anything done in your life DO NOT GET AN IPHONE!

3. Scratch Off Lottery Tickets

 Scratch offs are one of my many guilty pleasures. I tend to always buy the same kind, ICY HOT 7-11-21. Subconsciously I feel like those are my lucky tickets even though I know the lottery is a “luck of the draw” game. Raining on my own parade, whatever…

4. Crystal Light Pink Lemonade
Purchase here

This has been my everyday go to drink for over a year now. With only 5 calories a serving (8 fluid ounces) it’s wayyyyy better than the regular lemonade I use to drink which had upwards of 200 calories per bottle. I’d recommend this to any lemonade enthusiasts, like myself, who want to cut out a few calories and tons of unnecessary sugar from their diets.

5. EOS Lip Balm
Purchase and get more information here

I have been a Chapstick addict for as long as I can remember… that is until last year when I decided to give EOS (Evolution of Smooth) lip balm a try and let me tell you,  it definitely lives up to the hype! I love this stuff, which is why it’s on my favorite’s list duhhhh! If you’re like me and put some sort of lip product on your lips approximately a million times a day then I would highly suggest you give this stuff a try.

6. Cheese

I love cheese. Point, blank, period. I probably eat more cheese than any person should. Sargento is my favorite grocery store brand of cheese. I really like their new Colby-Jack thin slices, reduced fat Colby-Jack cheese sticks and light string cheese.

7. Tom Cruze
More information on the Chevy Cruze here

My favorites list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include my 2011 Chevy Cruze LT which I cleverly named Tom, Tom Cruze. I have a slight obsession with my car. Literally every single time I get into it I think to myself, “gosh, I really love this car.” That my friend is what you should feel when you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a car. If you don’t feel that, you did something wrong and should consider buying a Cruze *wink wink*

8. The Blind Side
IMDb here

I saw The Blind Side with my parents when it came out in theaters in 2009. I think I only said two things when we exited the theater, “wow, that was amazing” and “I think that just instantly became my favorite movie.” If you haven’t seen The Blind Side you are definitely missing out. It’s a true story based on the triumph and success experienced by Baltimore Raven’s offensive tackle Michael Oher.

9. Secret Va Va Vanilla Deodorant
Purchase here

Secret Scent Expressions deodorant in Va Va Vanilla is the only deodorant I have used for years. It could be a mind game but I feel that this is the ONLY deodorant that actually works for me. It smells amazing, does its job and does it well. If you’re looking to switch deodorants anytime soon I’d recommend you give this one a try.

10. Baking

I’ve always kinda, sorta liked baking but since the beginning of this year I just can’t seem to stop! So much so that even the guys at my step-dad’s shop are tired of eating sweets. Not sure how that’s even possible because I LOVE sweets! Which brings me to number 11…

11. Sweets

Sweets, sweets, and more sweets! Cookies, cupcakes, cake, ice cream, milkshakes, cereal, candy, and chocolate. I loveeeeee chocolate. Basically anything with an excess amount of sugar in it I LOVE! Except caramel, I never really got into that. Between my new-found love of baking and my old love of sweets I’m in big trouble!

12. Instagram

Instagram is hands down one of my favorite apps and the best part? IT’S FREE! Instagram is a photo editing and sharing app. I describe it as a kind of social network for pictures. Instagram is now available on both the iPhone and Android devices so go download it… right now! Ready? Gooooooooooooo!

13. Nail Polish

I have this problem where almost every time I go shopping I buy one or more new nail polishes. Needless to say I’ve accumulated around 100 or so bottles over the years. My favorite brands are OPI, Essie and China Glaze which range from around $6-$8.50 a bottle. I haven’t gotten a chance to try out ZOYA yet but hopefully I’ll be get a chance to try it soon and write up a review. For a cheaper alternative I also really like Sinful Colors which are around $2 a bottle and (in my opinion) work as good as the more expensive brands but has a little less staying power. *Pictured above is my all time favorite nail polish color Below Deck from the China Glaze Spring 2011 Anchors Away Collection*

14. Disney

I love ANYTHING and EVERYTHING Disney… expect for the scary movies and that’s about all there is to say about that because I’m sure there is a character limit on these posts and I couldn’t possible begin to fit my love for Disney into whatever the character count limit is.

15. Music

Ahhhhh, music. What to say about music… I listen to music when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m annoyed and when I’m mad. I’m not the type of person that only sticks to one genre of music. I like everything from rap to alternative to country to R&B to oldies to a little bit of rock and roll. I often laugh at myself because when my iPod is on shuffle it’ll go from Brad Paisley to Disney music to Lil Wayne to the Hairspray soundtrack to Britney Spears to Gavin DeGraw and I’m able to sing every single song without skipping a beat. I’m just a music lover in general and I loveeeee getting music suggestions so if you have anyone you think I should check out leave a comment and I’ll definitely give them a listen.

16. Amazon.com

Where to start about my love of Amazon…… It’s a terrible but amazing favorite to have. You can save TONS of money by ordering things though Amazon. Most items ship for FREE (with a $25 or more purchase)  andddd you don’t pay tax on most items either. I order from Amazon AT LEAST 3-4 times a month. I actually have an Amazon order going in another browser as I type this out right now (letter fondant cutters and the book Thirteen Reasons Why… in case you were wondering). If you have never tried Amazon out before I’d suggest you get out from that rock you’re living under and look into it.

17. Coupons

Going right along with my money-saving Amazon favorite is coupons. I LOVE coupons! I’m not going to link this favorite to a website or expand too much on my coupon love on this post because in a week or so I’m going to go further in depth with all my coupon and other money-saving tips and tricks.

18. Strawberries

Strawberries are hands down my favorite fruit. The strange part is that when I was younger I didn’t even like the things! Man, what was I thinking… Now I like them in just about every shape and form. Plain as a snack, in smoothies, with whip cream, in ice cream and of course covered in chocolate!

19. Sweatpants

I. Love. Sweatpants. Being a nanny is great because I never have to wear real clothes. I couldn’t even tell you the last time I put on a part of jeans. Needless to say the majority of my wardrobe is from the Victoria Secret Pink line. You’re welcome Victoria Secret…

20. DIY and Crafts

I could go on forever and ever about crafting but I won’t bore you with all that since you’ll likely being seeing crafts I make, as well as, DIYs with step by step instructions on future blog posts. Get excited everyone!!!

Last but certainly not least is number 21…..

21. We’ll call her A for now

A little over 2 years ago my best friend gave birth to a healthy baby girl on January 6th. This little girl has absolutely had my heart since the minute she was born. She’s a wild and crazy girl (just like her mama! Shhhh… don’t tell her I said that!) but she’s also a little sweetie when she wants to be. I’m not even her mom and I can’t remember what life was like before her. She’s my little love so of course I had to include her on my favorites list! I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of this little one on my blog so get used to seeing her cute mug now!

Well, those are some of my MANY favorites! That gives you a little insight into my life and who I am. Can’t wait to share more favorites with you all since I have a new favorite just about every week!

If you have any favorites you think I should try out leave a comment below so I can check it out.

– Katie



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4 responses to “21 Favorites at 21

  1. Stephanie Murray

    Very cute Katie! I like your blog and will be reading it 🙂

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