I added a few new items these past few months that I use daily. They have become staples of mine that I reach for throughout the day, and I wanted to share them because you might find these also help you with work or daily life.
If you have products you can’t live without that make your life easier, please do share in the comments!
Erasable Colored Gel Pens
My mom never allowed us to have erasable pens in the house growing up – for fear of using it on a check and it somehow gets erased and rewritten with a larger amount (valid reason).
I discovered these erasable gel pens from a blog campaign that I wasn’t selected to work on (boo) but I really loved them so I wanted to try them!
I need erasable so bad because I change blog posts around and I love color. Pencils were too boring for my pretty planner. Also these erasable pens don’t erase with a typical eraser, they use this plastic tip and the friction erases the ink.
It kind of makes you a little more at least, altho I am still incredibly cautious of what pens I use for any checks. I love that I can use color pens on my planner (looks so much cuter) and also erase! No need to pencil people in, use these erasable colors gel pens and erase if plans all through *wink*
Illuminating Phone Case
When taking photos and videos on my phone, this light up phone case by LuMee (c/o) has been helpful for getting the right shots using my iPhone 8 Plus.
This illuminating phone case has dimmable lights on the front and back. It’s great for videos, really evens out skin tone and I swear my face looks better – not just to be used for night time.
I film a lot of self videos talking to my audience about products or just engaging with them and good lighting is helpful, in addition to that pretty IG filter, haha. It’s also great to use indoors and for dinners if you need to shoot food.
And yes, it’s Kardashian approved and endorsed. I remember seeing Kim use it and I was like wow I really need a case like that!
The Organized Weekly Planner
This planner (smaller version) from Walmart has a great layout. I am a digital girl and I use my digital calendar for personal appointments. This weekly planner is for keeping track of what blog posts are going up that day, I use it as a visual for the month.
I use the weekly planner for notes – like when I’m on the phone, I treat it like a notepad I can flip to. It also has weekly to-do list which is helpful so I know what my goals are for the week. It also has a skinny list area on the side of the monthly calendar too which I like for monthly goals and it had to be on the right hand side since I am right handed.
I shopped and kept going through so many planners wanting the goals and list making to be located on the the right hand side. Many were on the left side which would work great for lefties, but I’m a righty. I linked to the 5×8 size but I think you need to go in store to get the full 8.5 x 11 size.
Battery Pack Phone Case
For days I know I will need lots off battery juice – which is most days with work, I love this Mophie case. It’s heavy, it will make your iPhone suddenly feel like a brick but it’s worth it.
My phone will stay charged for a day and a half! When your battery gets low, you hit the button on the back and it will start charging automatically. It’s pretty much like having an extra battery already on there without having to worry about the charger and right cord to charge.
I highly recommend it if you find you are always having to plug in your phone! The downside is the mophie outlet is different so it’s the mini USB to charge. But it still charges wirelessly if you have that Samsung wireless iPhone charger.
You can see on the back there’s a button – just hit it and it will light up and start charging your phone. It will also automatically use the battery reserve if it gets low too.
Protective Laptop keyboard cover
I never thought a keyboard cover was necessary that was, until my “T” key was wearing out from pointy nails scratching it off. Guess that’s the downside of having pointy nails! But it’s fashion so I’m not giving it up.
While on Instastories, I saw a blogger with her keyboard cover for her laptop and I quickly went to Amazon, read a few reviews and found one for my MacBook Pro with a touch screen. Here it is.
I wanted to make sure it didn’t fog up or get stretched out like some of the reviews said others did. So far, so good. Now I don’t have to worry about spills, dirt, or sticky fingers. This is hot pink edging because all shades of pink are my favorite.