I may be a beginner at some things, but I have a black belt in shopping.

If you’ve been around here long, you’d know that not only do I love to shop, but I like to take my time to shop to make sure I nor my wallet regret any purchases.

We all work incredibly hard to earn our money, right?

If so, taking time to decide on what to buy is an important part of the purchasing process.

It reduces us spending time to return our purchases we regret and loss of money in case we can’t make a return on time.

That said, I thought I’d share my best and worst purchases of 2023 so I can help you save time and money!

Best and Worst Purchases of 2023 - She Sweats Diamonds - Huong Vo - Longchamp Le Pliage pouch with strap

Let’s start with the bad news…

WORST PURCHASES OF 2023

STANLEY TUMBLER

Yep. I said it. Stanley cups are not all that great as social media portrays it. From my personal experience, the cup leaks. The lid is also hard to screw on. And if you have sparkling water, the lid is incredibly hard to take off. If you’re looking for a good reusable cup, go for a Yeti or a less expensive version with Simple Modern.

WATERPIK WATER FLOSSER

I definitely should’ve picked a travel style if I wanted to use a water flosser only. This one takes up a lot of space especially when you go from a double sink vanity to a super small one. I ended up going for a water flosser/electric toothbrush combo on Amazon Prime Day.

PORTABLE CHARGER FOR IPHONE

I bought this set of portable cell phone chargers for my mom and me. Upon the naked eye, the port looked correct. However, it did not even fit! It was smaller than the phone’s opening. Apple hasn’t changed their port sizing in a while so #FacePalm.


And now, the good news!

BEST PURCHASES OF 2023

MIGRAINE HEAD WRAP

Let me tell you, this is hands down, THE best purchase of 2023 for me! I ended up using it the day after it arrived. While the cold doesn’t last long, it has helped with headaches and relieved sinus pressure. Just trust me and grab yourself two so you can rotate them. Also, if you get headaches often, check your Magnesium intake. After I increased my intake, it made a world of a difference!

LARGE BAGS FOR MOVING

Oh a whim, I grabbed a set of these large bags right before I moved and was pleasantly surprised! They are incredibly sturdy and the straps convert these bags into a backpack style for ease of transporting.

APL TECHLOOM ZIPLINE SNEAKERS

It took me the longest time to pull the trigger on these sneakers. However, I have zero regrets. These feel like I’m walking on clouds. The bad part? They are pricey even with a sale/discount. What can I say? I have an expensive taste that’s worth it sometimes, ha!

GOLD WICK TRIMMER FOR CANDLES

The absolute prettiest candle wick trimmer on the market! Can you imagine how pretty it’d be on a stack of coffee table books next to a candle on your coffee table? Sigh.

BALM FOR HANDS, LIPS, AND BODY

This is such a beautiful formula for hand cream! My sister-in-love loved hers so I can tell you this makes a great gift for Valentine’s or even Mother’s Day!

LONGCHAMP LE PLIAGE POUCH

Purchased this on a whim along with a matching strap and never looked back. I’ve used it several times already and that says a lot because I’m a creature of habit when it comes to accessories like handbags.

REUSABLE INSULATED TUMBLER

After seeing all the hype, I tried the Stanley cup last summer and it was a total fail for me. With some research, I found Simple Modern and never looked back. It’s truly a spill-free cup at a reasonable price point. Additionally, it’s a lot sleeker than the Stanley which if you’re all about aesthetics like me, is a win-win-win!

UBARRE WEIGHT

This beautiful weight is perfect for at-home workouts and I love that it also doubles as art on my bookcase! What’s not to love?

CLEAR BOOK STAND

One of the easiest ways I elevated my space in 2023 was by purchasing this lucite book stand! If it’s in your budget and you’re looking for one thing to add to your home decor, let it be this clear book stand!

SPARKLING WATER MAKER

An aesthetically pleasing water maker? Yes, please! I’ve used this sparkling water maker so much that with the cost divided by times per use, it is now f-r-e-e, FREE! Easily the best kitchen “appliance” I’ve purchased thus far!

I figured I’d end the year on a fun note so I hope you enjoyed this article!

What’s on your list of best and worst purchases of 2023?

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