Favorite Things: Abbey Edition (Gifts for girls 15-25)

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I'm very excited to take over the blog today and share with you guys a couple of my favorite items that I use daily!  

Have you heard of these? They're known to do a number of things like boost your mood, balance electromagnetic radiation, clean and purify air for enhanced breathing, reduce stress, and help calm allergies.  Who knows if any of that is true, but regardless it sure is a cute decoration for your dorm, apartment, or bedroom.   

If you ever work out with resistance bands, you have probably had that embarrassing and painful moment at the gym where that little tear in your band finally snaps mid-lunge.  I have been using these bad boys for over a year now and they still haven't given out on me!  For a very inexpensive price, I was surprised and very happy with the quality of these.  Better, they come in 5 different widths and colors and come in a cute little package that keeps them organized in your gym bag.  

My mom will roll her eyes at me putting this on here because she is SO the opposite of a designer perfume gal... but this scent is really worth the price.  Not only is the packaging beautiful, the scent is made up of a blend of jasmine, granny smith apples, blackcurrant, and a tiny hint of musk.  My best friend smelled it once and said "Oh yeah, if I could describe you in any scent this is definitely it." I guess I'll take that as a compliment? A little bit goes a long way, and it makes me feel a little more confident and luxe for a night out.  

I used to love getting my nails done, but got to the point where I couldn't justify the price every two weeks! I ended up getting this amazing starter kit and light and haven't looked back.  It comes with everything you need and step by step instructions.  I highly recommend buying a metal spoon edged cuticle pusher because it helps to remove gel in a way that it really gentle for your nails. This company also came out with a kit that can turn regular polish into gel polish, so check that out as well!

My friend gave me this palette as a gift, and I love using it for fun glam makeup styles.  The palette is toned heavy with purples and pinks but has amazing pigmented glitter shadows as well.  I love using warmer tones to offset my blue eyes and this really does it! The purple tones are also brilliant for green eyes, and the gold tones to bring out brown eyes. Side note, I have also accidentally dropped this palette numerous times with no shattered or broken squares so you can really tell the quality is awesome.  
Runner-up: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. 

Ever since I switched to using wireless headphones, I really cannot go back.  These are my favorite.  Waterproof and noise cancelling, these earbuds actually stay in my ears on the treadmill, have great bass, and don't have to be charged too often.  Easiest $20 I ever spent.

This is one of the two products I use for my skincare routine! I love using oil because I have extremely dry and sometimes problematic skin.  This oil is refreshing, extremely gentle, and smells amazing.  I like to use a dab before putting on my primer.  

Surviving Midwest winters means investing in a great pair of boots.  My recommendation every time is Timberlands.  They are extremely durable, weather resistant, and look great with jeans and leggings.  Better yet, you can absolutely destroy them and bring them back to life with just a scrub brush and dish soap.  (Looks like mine need a good cleaning sometime soon.)  The color of my pair is Gull Grey, but I have been eyeing the white and gold ones for awhile. 

This is a super cute gift idea for virtually any age!  I bought a bunch of film in bulk and took silly pictures of my friends and I all the way through college. I know have enough to cover an entire wall in mini polaroids.  I have always loved how film can capture authentic, timeless memories in a really unique way.  Also, I am a young millennial so I have no grasp of film being the only way to take a picture which is probably why I enjoy it so much.  I also love that these cameras come in really fun pastel colors. 

This phone case might be the best thing that has ever happened to me.  OK but seriously, I am never going back.  I hated having a seperate wallet and phone because it was too annoying to keep track of and it cluttered all of my bags.  This is made for people who don't want to carry a purse all of the time but don't want to hold a phone all night.  It has room for multiple cards, cash, and even keys.  The removable chain and wristlet attachments make it even more versatile. 

Happy shopping! 


  1. Love your insight! Thanks for taking the time to put this together.. this is a big help for shopping for my nieces .

  2. This is so great! Thanks very much!

  3. Abbey, thanks for sharing these ideas! Always love to have you say hello to us here on your mom's blog :)

  4. You are so kind to share all these goodies with us! Thank you, Abbey! (proud to see Anastasia Beverly Hills here - she's from Romania 🙂)
    All the best to you! Have fun! xo

  5. Abbey! You're the best!!! I always look forward to when you or your mom put up your favorites cuz I always want to copy!!😂😘