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Looking back over all these photos, I realized that I was actually pregnant in all photos except the first two and the last one. It’s funny to look back and see the bump show more and more in each post. 2017 was definitely a bounce back year for me after the devastating loss of my father in August of 2016 and a miscarriage in September of 2016. But I have to say that I am continuously so grateful that I have this blog as a wonderful outlet to be creative, connect with so many great fashion and beauty lovers and share things that I am passionate about. 
I said this in last year’s final post of 2016 but having a blog allows me to have a visual and written diary of my life and I love that! Especially looking back over 2017, it brings me such joy to see all my bump pics and I truly do remember each and every post and how I felt while taking those pictures (some good days and some struggle bus days LOL). Making the move to blogging full-time last year has allowed me to really expand my content, and finally create posts and videos that I have been wanting to create but never had the time to do. I appreciate how much more connected I am with all of you and I love hearing from you regularly. Whether it’s a photo of you wearing something that you saw on my blog, a DM of your skincare routine line-up or an email sharing your own personal journeys with pregnancy, the loss of loved ones and everything in between. Thank you for returning back regularly to read my posts, watch my videos and engage with the things that I post on social media. It truly means the world to me. 
I thought it might be fun to take a quick trip down memory lane and highlight some of the top posts, videos and products that were the most popular from my blog!
Top fashion posts: No surprise that my pregnancy announcement and gender reveal posts were 2 of the most popular from this past year, but coming in after that was this post on my favorite faux leather leggings, 10 random facts about me and this outfit post that featured my first purchase from Express in years!
Top beauty posts: It seems that posts with tons of swatches always do the best on my blog which makes sense since it’s nearly impossible to determine how product shades look online. Some of the most read posts were the NARS Liquid Blush post, swatches of the MUFE Aqua XL Cream Shadows and the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette review. Skincare posts that were the most popular were this one on double cleansers, my Colleen Rothschild skincare favorites and 4 liquid luminizers I am wearing underneath my foundations.
Top videos: My Sephora sale videos are always the most popular (watch them here, here, here and here), my favorite ‘no muss, no fuss’ hydrating moisturizers was also a highly watched video, my Nordstrom Anniversary sale haul videos are always popular with many of you (watch them here and here) and this video on my favorite natural and organic skincare products was one of my most watched videos all year!
Most purchased beauty products by my readers: This Nude Lip Trio from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale was by far the most purchased item of the year (sadly it is sold out though). This eyeshadow stick that I wear almost every day came in a close second followed by this tinted sunscreen that I wore all summer and this holy grail moisturizer that I swear by for helping with breakouts was the most purchased skincare item from my blog this year.
Most purchased fashion items by my readers: Clearly many of you were on a sneaker buying kick this year because these from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale were the most purchased item from my blog. Coming in at a close second was this tunic that I wore during my pregnancy and am still wearing and this parka that is now on major sale. On a whim I shared my favorite underwear (I also buy this style too) in a post earlier this year and surprisingly it became one of the most purchased items from my blog! Ha! But after that, I received multiple messages from many of you saying how much you were loving them so clearly it was worth me sharing those details. Ha!

I hope you enjoyed this quick snapshot of the most popular posts and items from my blog this year. It’s so rewarding to see many of you enjoying my recommendations whether they are fashion or beauty related. I am a firm believer in women looking and feeling their best and if I can help someone find an item that does that, then I feel my mission has been accomplished. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all your support. Wishing everyone a wonderful 2018!