Favorite Products of 2019 & a Giveaway with Smile Brilliant!

November 22, 2019

I'm not much for a gift guide, but what I do love is seeing what other bloggers actually purchase themselves and adore. So this year I've rounded up my favorites from the year and am listing them all here for you. Is this all Emily centered products... yes. All the things I love.

Just make sure you keep reading to the end because I've got a giveaway for one of you with one of my favorite companies! 


Gellen Soak Off Gel Polish | Of all the gel situations I've tried this is by far my favorite. I doesn't chip bad and my only issue that that an entire nail will just pop on off randomly. Whatever I'll just paint that sucker back on. But it's durable and can withstand all my typing. Plus it looks legit like a salon gel manicure.

Smile Brilliant Whitening Kit | This is an oldie but goodie around here. Closest you will get to professional whitening at your own home.

Smile Brilliant is a direct-to-consumer oral care company that strives to provide products that are truly transparent and professional grade, right in the comfort of your own home! We began with our customized whitening kits, which fit each individual's teeth exactly to be able to whiten evenly in all the nooks and crannies a standard whitening strip can't reach. We have since expanded to offer our cariPro electric toothbrush, with 5 different settings that include sensitive and gum care, and our professional mouth guards, to prevent grinding your teeth while you sleep. We are proud to be vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified as a company, as well as voluntarily FDA certified to ensure all our dental products are of the highest quality.

Tarte Maneater Mascara | I was surprised I loved this so much. I went back to my drug store mascara after this bottle and am going to repurchase soon because I miss it so. It wasn't my favorite brush ever but now I am actually thinking I loved it. Long lashes, didn't flake off, and washed off easy when you took off your makeup.

IGK First Class Dry Shampoo | This stuff is legit. I don't know if part of my love is the fact that we've moved to a different type of water and a drier climate but I can get many more days out of my hair with this dry shampoo. With zero white cast!

Smile Brilliant cariPro | I just bought more brush heads and actually had to wait a week because one of ours broke and we had to order more... it was a very long unclean feeling week. It's a pricey item but totally worth the money. My teeth have never felt as clean as they do using this toothbruth outside of an actual dental visit. And can I add... my husband doesn't travel with our electric toothbrushes, so that first morning back home is the cleanest feeling ever!

24W LED Nail Lamp | This has cut my at home mani time down by a ton and I couldn't be happier.

Snail Serum Masks | Is your skin looking dry? Look no further. This feels like it plumps my 30ish year old skin and I adore these masks.

Teddie Organics Rosehip Oil | I gave this as gifts two years ago and am still using it daily... that is all. My skin feels incredibly dry now without slathering it with rosehip oil.

Jade Roller | I'm very expressive and it shows by way of the forehead wrinkles I have. I really like using this at night as a means of massaging my face and releasing tension... and pushing all those serums deeper into my skin.

Simply Earth | I didn't expect to fall so in love with a company but I surely have. Their essential oils are priced well, and y'all know I want a good deal. Plus the scent lingers and fills the room in the best possible way. They've actually got a Black Friday Sale coming up so be sure to check in on their site to take advantage of it. I've got a few oils I need to replace that I' holding in my cart for the big sale. I recently reviewed their EO Recipe Box & and you use the code LABRIDEFREE to get a $40 credit/giftcard towards your next purchase when you buy your first E.O Recipe Box!

Biosil | I might actually be on this now and no longer a dedicated collagen user. It helps your body produce it's own. Plus you really pee out most of those collagen peptides. Anything in the name of beauty, better skin and hair... and longer nails. Plus it helps your organs and such but that's secondary to skin lol.

Lange Straightner | Maybe it's because I've been using a cheapo straightner for my entire life and jumped the gun on this when it was on sale recently... but I love it. It makes me hair look much more like what my beloved hair dresser back home did to me. If you check them out now they actually have a big Black Friday Sale, and don't ever pay full price. They will have another big sale, wait for them.

Large Teleties | They're cute and they hold up your ponytail well. Buy them.

Ryan & Rose Hair Tie | Again, a much more adorable option to your standard hair tie. I wear one on my wrist all the time and this looks better.

Yeti Rambler | I just celebrated my one year anniversary with my Yeti and I haven't looked back. It just makes me so darn happy. Legit... I drink out of it every single day.

Amazon Basics Travel Blackout Shade | We used these at a friend's house and I immediately came home and ordered some for the kid's room. Don't get me wrong, I still adore our custom blackout shade company we used for Harrison's room. The issue lies in the fact that we've been renting for over a year and I'm not ordering a custom something for a rental situation. This has been the best option so far and blacks out the best... not as good as the EZ Shade... but as close as I can get.

48 oz Nalgene | Need lots of water? Don't have a cooler at work? Don't want to use bottled? This is your solution.

LaVie | I had trouble pumping with Harrison so when I found out about hand massage I implemented that, it helped a lot. But while I was pregnant with Elliot, LaVie launched and this was a total game changer for my lactation situation while pumping. I pumped more than ever before ladies. Plus you can use this to unclog plugged ducts and it's shower safe! Use code EMILYB10 if you buy one for 10% off.

Hanhoo Blemish Patch | I'm so glad these started being carried in the U.S. and I could quit chopping up hydrocolloid patches for my face. If you get acne that is that drainy oil nonsense... this will soak it right up.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer | Best brow pencil in the United States!

Mina Henna Eyebrow Kit | Aside from using a brow pencil when my henna has wore off, I have saved so much money by doing this to my brows myself. Plus full brows make you look so much younger.

Amazon Basics Puffer Jacket | Cheap and really keeps the wind and cold out. I have made it through many a frozen recess at work with this one on.

Tosowoong Enzyme Powder | This is a great second step cleanser after taking off makeup. Plus this puppy is a dupe for a much more expensive enzyme powder. I love it and use it nearly every night. It makes you face feel super clean and is a wonderful mild exfoliator.


Now for the best part! Y'all know I love my Smile Brilliant Whitening Kit and our cariPro toothbrush, and I've gotten a few of my friends on board as well. They've been so kind as to offer another giveaway (of $149 dollar value) to their site. You can get literally anything from them, replacement heads and gels, or a whole new product you've never tried! 

So here's the deets: 
Use code louisianabride15 for 15% off any order you make! 


This giveaway is open to all US, UK, Australia, and Canada residents. The giveaway will be open through December 6. And in case you hate some giveaways, this is hosted on the Smile Brilliant site so your email won't be sold and used elsewhere. You just have to enter your email address in the giveaway link to enter. 

That's it! Now go enter to win!  ;)