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My Favorite Finds, Products That Rocked My World in 2021

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I am a shopper, and I love trying new products. In fact, it is kind of in my job description. As a blogger, yes, many products are sent to me to try in hopes of a mention on my site or my social media channels. Often I will give them a try, and I am disappointed. I am also very picky. So many times, products sent to me never see the light of day on my site. I still have nightmares from some of the “healthy” goodies I have had to taste. 🤢

Besides all the goodies I get in the mail to review, I also buy items with my own money. I, too, get swayed by influencers and their favorite finds. (Haha)

I thought I would start a new annual tradition where I showcase my top 10 favorite finds of the year—kicking it off in 2021!

Image of all of Andie's favorite finds of 2021, there are socks, a tongue scraper, natural Perk Energy, a veggie tray, planner, hair brush, dental gauze, Stanley 40oz tumbler. teleties, and a running fanny pack
After a year of consumption, these are my favorite new finds of 2021!

So please sit back, grab your favorite drink of choice, and I share with you the ten products that I discovered that rocked my world in 2021.

Day Designer Planner is the perfect planner for planning your days in 2022.
My favorite planner, I have tried!

Day Designer Planner: My son bought me this planner for Christmas last year, and it has been my favorite planner yet. I love how it gives me a daily “time schedule” to time-block my days. Learning how to time block alone should be its own item of things that rocked my world in 2021 🤯 . It also gives space for a monthly calendar, daily notes, daily to-do lists, and a space for my top three must-get-done activities. It also comes with cool gold stickers. It is one of the first planners I have really used daily. Plus, I am a tactile person and need to have pen and paper in hand when mapping out my days.

The Denman brush, the perfect hair brush for maintaining curls.
The best brush for maintaining curls!

Denman Hair Brush: I got suckered into buying this one in an online post of the best TikTok products that live up to the hype. I curl my hair weekly, and this brush helps keep my curls looking great all week. I love this brush! It is a steal for less than $20, especially if you have curly or thick hair. I bought some for my girls for Christmas so they would have their own, so they would stop stealing mine.

Dental Gauze, perfect for taking off make -up with a toner or astringent.
These may look dumb, but they are amazing!

Dental Gauze Pads: Stick with me on this one; I promise they will rock your world. If you use a toner or astringent-based product, you want to order these! They are less thirsty than traditional cotton pads, so your expensive product will last longer, saving you $$.

A tongue scraper to help keep your tongue healthy!
This is the missing link in your current dental hygiene plan.

Tongue Scraper: This may seem like another oddball life changer. But it has been such a great find! There are a ton of benefits to a tongue scraper, such as:

  • Improve + heighten your taste buds⁠
  • Improve your tongue’s appearance – no more coated tongue! ⁠
  • It helps to improve and prevent bad breath. ⁠
  • It helps eliminate harmful bacteria, improving overall health. ⁠

I did a video tutorial on TikTok and YouTube, and both videos have won the year with the most views.

Rubbermaid party platter for keeping veggies and dip fresh and on hand in your fridge.
Our veggies finally get eaten and not wasted when I use this!

Rubbermaid Party Platter: Another influenced decision here, but it has been so lovely to cut up a bunch of veggies and have them ready to go in the fridge. We are actually going through our veggies and not wasting them.

All Natural Perk is a great Keto option with 0-2 net carbs per serving.
This saves me when I am craving a sweet treat!

Perk Naturals: Back in February, I started my Keto journey, and I thought I would have to give up my beloved daily cup of Perk. I was so excited when I found out that their natural line has 0-2 net carbs. Having this tasty cup of sweet goodness when needed has helped me tremendously on my keto journey! The naturals are great for anyone that wants to cut back on sugar; the naturals are made with stevia and monk fruit and now weird chemicals! USE Code ANDIE for 15% off!

Teleties hair ties. Come in three different sizes and keep hair in place without making weird kinks.
THE Best Hair Ties.

Teleties: I have a gal with a lot of hair. Finding hair ties that will hold my hair back while working out has been a constant search and disappointment. The only thing that worked for me was the black goodie hair ties, but they left a weird pump in my hair, leaving me with an all-day ponytail as my only option. Plus, they are hard on your hair. I was sent Teleties to try, and I had minimal expectations, if any. I have been constantly disappointed by all hair ties I have tried. Teleties are awesome. They hold my hair back and keep it in place, even giving me a nice perky ponytail when I want one. And no weird lines when I take them out after working out. They are legit!! My girls also love them and are constantly stealing them. USE Code Partner10 for an additional 10% off your order.

Van's canoodle socks. They are minimal put stay in place.
Minimal socks that stay in place!

Van’s Socks: I have a love-hate relationship with socks. I don’t love wearing socks, but my feet beg to differ. Not wearing them results in an odor, not even I can stand. Van’s socks are great because they are super minimal, and they stay in place, unlike other sock liners. Plus, they come in all kinds of fun colors and styles. My daughter bought them for Christmas last year, and I am hooked! Go grab yourself a new pair or two!

Stanly 40oz tumbler cup in white, this "cup" is quickly becoming the Cadillac of cups
The cup that swept the internet in 2021

Stanley 40oz Tumbler Cup: This tumbler was another “influenced” purchase. I seemed to see these dang tumblers everywhere, and everyone rushed about how awesome they were. So I put my name on the waiting list. Yes, there is a waiting list. I bit the bullet and ordered one when they were finally back in stock. And it is indeed magical. It keeps my beverage cold all day. It is the perfect size and easily fits a cup holder; it has a straw and a handle! I use it daily to help me hit my water intake goals.

Running fanny pack in black the perfect catch all when you are out walking or running. Big enough for your iPhone pro plus.
The perfect size to hold all your things while out on a run or walk and it stays put.

Running Fanny Pack: I love walking and running outside when the weather is nice, and I hated trying to figure out a comfortable spot to fit my ginormous phone. My little built-it pocket in my shorts and leggings wasn’t cutting it; shoving it into my sports bra didn’t bode well. So I found this cheap fanny pack on Amazon, and it has been great. It may seem like a weird item to have on a list of things that rocked my world, but it indeed did.

This is my secret weapon when it comes to reining in my focus.

F*ing Focus: I feel I need to add this one as well. I can struggle with Focus, and I tend to have a bit of ADHD when it comes to sitting and getting work done. F*ing Focus has been a game-changer for me. It has helped me get clear and focused when I sit down to work.

It was so much fun to look back over my year and remember the purchases that made a difference in my life and are now part of my everyday routines. I love seeing my money well spent. On the other hand, I got a little sick over some of my purchases that were a complete waste of money. But you live, you learn, right?!

I hope my favorite finds of 2021 help rock your world too! We all can’t get enough good things in our lives!

Happy Shopping + Cheers to More Cool Finds in 2022

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  1. I want to try the Go Stack! That would be perfect to throw in my work bag.

    1. They are so great for that!!!

  2. Barrie MacLauchlin says:

    the paleo pancakes sounds great! I don’t make pancakes often as they are, like you said, too high in carbs even if they’re high protein. These sound promising!

    1. These awesome Macros – especially for us low carb folk!

  3. Audrey Stewart says:

    I would like the Unicorn Gold. My husband and I share a bathroom, and…Oh My!

    1. It is a marriage saver for sure! 😉

  4. Lisa Cooper says:

    My family needs Unicorn Gold!

  5. Kat Olmstead says:

    The unicorn gold!

  6. I would love to try the GoStack, I would use that all the time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Charissa N. says:

    I would love to try the paleo pancake mix.

  8. I’m looking forward to trying the paleo pancakes. Thanks for bringing us your favorite things.

  9. I would love to try the pancake mix. I’ve been wanting some healthy pancake /waffles mic.

  10. The go stack and unicorn gold look interesting!

  11. I think the unicorn gold would be a perfect stocking stuffer for my husband!! I also really want the Go Stak 🙂

  12. Allison Fournier says:

    so hard to pick one, I am struggling with reducing carbs, first pick is pancakes. A close second is getting rid of the stink in the bathroom! lol sounds like a great product

  13. I would love to try the Go Stak! I am always on the go and need something like this for the kids snacks.

  14. I am most excited to try all of these products! Lol, every one of these things at one time or another come in handy… and that pancake mix I would love to try!! It’s so hard for me to cut out the “bad” stuff, but I wouldn’t have to if I had that paleo pancake mix 😉

  15. I would love to try the Paleo Pancakes but they all look amazing!

  16. I would love the Go Stak. I would use them all the time.

  17. I think the Squatty Potty company is hilarious and ingenious! Trying to convince my husband to try Unicorn Gold, haha. Here’s hoping…

    1. Seriously your husband will love it. At least you will love your husband using it 😉

  18. Marisa Cima says:

    Can’t wait to try the paleo pancakes and the stacker. Being a mom and nursing student both would be good for giving me healthy food and portion control!

  19. Carla Pelcha says:

    I would love the stacker. I can just throw in my bag and get out the door. I also am going to try those pancakes.

  20. Suzanne Politz says:

    That unicorn gold sure sounds awesome!

  21. Valentina says:

    5 stars
    Love all these items! Will for sure need to be purchasing some of these!!

  22. 5 stars
    These are really great finds! I can’t wait to try that party platter!

  23. Tracey Giordano says:

    5 stars
    Great collection! I want to try that Perk Energy! I’ve bene keto for 5 years now.

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