The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

HAPPY FRI-YAY. Now that I have FINALLY kicked this flu bug OUT OF MY HOUSE, I am back in action and goal planning for 2018 like CRAZY. I’ve been seeing these posts float around for a while and they are some of my FAVORITE to read. If you are a new reader, consider this your crash course in Blonde & Ambitious Blog. These are my TOP 10 MOST READ posts of 2017 – so you know they’re good. I am always surprised at which posts get the most love during the year. Sometimes they’re the ones I don’t even expect! Pinterest has taken quite a few of my posts and run with them, which is always awesome. I’m listing these from 10-1 so make sure you read all the way to the bottom to get to the NUMBER ONE post of B&A. Let’s dive into it!

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

10. The New Traveler’s Guide To The Dominican Republic

This post did SO well and it isn’t hard to see why: beautiful beaches, cute swimsuits, thoughts of somewhere tropical….and a comprehensive guide to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been! My husband and I were able to review a fabulous resort in June and I can’t wait to book our next vacay there…it is absolutely one we would visit again. Pro tip: it does help if you know a little bit of Spanish. Thank goodness my husband is fluent. LOL.

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

9. Sephora Cream Lipstick Vault Review + Swatch

I guess I need to do more swatch posts! This post reviews the Sephora Cream Lipstick Vault – the most insane and beautiful box of lipsticks I have ever received. I’m pretty sure it arrived on my birthday this year. I have since lost the box and all of the names of the colors so I have to constantly refer back to this image when I use it in video tutorials. #whoops

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

8. How To Find Your Confidence (+ 20 Day Self-Love Challenge)

IF YOU HAVEN’T TAKEN THIS CHALLENGE YET – WHAT ARE YOU DOING. NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO START BECAUSE HELLO IT’S THE NEW YEAR. I had SO much positive feedback on this post and it went a little bit crazy on Pinterest (52K+ repins and counting). I feel so happy that I was able help some of you out in a small way by finding your confidence this year. If you don’t read ANYTHING else this winter, read this one!

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

7. The Benefits of Adding Yoga To Your Weekly Routine

This was another one that went Pinterest crazy (32K repins + and counting). I get views on this post every day! This year was the year that I got REALLY into yoga. I was pretty good at doing at least twice a week until the holidays got crazy – but I am going to definitely get back into it starting in January. I am bound and determined to get my splits again. It’s one of my 2018 goals! Get out this post to see all the amazing benefits of adding yoga to your routine and join me in 2018!

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

6. Double Dutch Half-Up Braid Tutorial

I love that this one did SO well!!! This is one of my FAVORITE hair styles for shorter hair (collar bone or shorter). It’s totally adorable and really easy to learn. It is currently my most popular youtube video as well! If you didn’t know I had a youtube channel – now is the time to check it out ๐Ÿ˜‰ But for real, this hair is also SUPER cute if you need a look for NYE this year.

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

5. Makeup Brush Breakdown

This was also one that was popular on Pinterest (34K+ repins), and for good reason. I broke down each makeup brush in my collection so my beginner makeup junkies could figure out exactly which brushes you need to buy and use to really up your makeup game. I also link to each brush so you can fill out your collection!

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

4. Ultimate Vacation Packing List

This one is my most repinned pin on Pinterest of ALL TIME (111K+ repins) and I get views on this post every single day!!! If you need the best packing list ever – this is it. Print this list out and keep it in your suitcase so you can make sure that you don’t forget anything on your next vacay!

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

3. How To Stay Organized With The Erin Condren Life Planner

This is the most PERFECT guide for starting the new year. New year, new planner, amiright? I LOVE starting my year off with a fresh planner – it has so much potential for new goals, amazing plans and more. The Erin Condren planner is by far the best planner I’ve ever had to date and I am a pretty picky planner lover.

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

2. Limelight By Alcone Makeup Review + Swatch

Remember when I said I should do more swatches? I really should! This one ranks on page 1 of Google for the keyword limelight by alcone review, and that is where most of the views come from every day. It’s a great one for learning more about this makeup brand if you’re interested!

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

1. Hairstyle Hacks: 5 Easy Styles

Honestly – I have been meaning to redo these images forever for you and do an entire youtube video with these looks! If you’re interested in that – make sure to let me know in the comments below. I love this post because it’s perfect for almost EVERY hair length and the styles literally SAVED me when I was in college trying to make it to class on time and also look cute and also sleep in.

The Best Of Blonde & Ambitious 2017

I hope you loved this round up – and if you’re new here, I hope you took this opportunity to poke around these popular posts and get a good feel for how we work around these parts! I am also taking this time to poll my readers on what they want to see MOST on B&A next year, so if you want to cast your vote head on over to my Facebook page HERE to do so!

Let me know what you thought of this post in the comments below!

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  1. Rachel | 29th Dec 17

    So many great posts! I love seeing these roundups esp to see posts I might’ve missed throughout the year!

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      Me too! It helps me make sure I’ve read all the important posts of the year!

  2. Lily | 29th Dec 17

    Pretty sure you are a hair genius!! I love all of your hairstyle posts. Too bad I’m terrible and can’t do a thing!

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      Thank you so much Lily!!! Practice makes perfect!

  3. Megan Elliott | 29th Dec 17

    Love this roundup! Also, so happy to hear youโ€™re feeling better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. cara | 29th Dec 17

    Great roundup of posts! That’s so awesome that many of them went viral on Pinterest! Happy New Year!

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      Thank you Cara!! It’s fun to see hard work pay off!

  5. Helen | 29th Dec 17

    This is a fabulous round-up! I will say the Halloween make-up posts were my favorite this year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      MINE TOO, HELEN! I lovelovelove Halloween makeup.

  6. Kelsie | 29th Dec 17

    I LOVE these! you are so darn cute girl! Can’t wait to see what is coming in 2018!

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      Thank you Kelsie!!! So many fun things are coming!

  7. Larissa | 29th Dec 17

    I agree with you! End of the year round up posts are some of my favorite to read as well. I love seeing a synopsis of the year. I love that double dutch half upbraid! Happy New Year!

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      Thanks Larissa!!! I’m so glad you loved that one!

  8. Felicia | 29th Dec 17

    I love this! I haven’t read your post on the benefits of yoga – so I’m definitely saving that for my weekend reads!

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      Yes, go back to it! It’s so interesting to see how it can benefit your weekly routine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jessy | 29th Dec 17

    Lots of great posts! Thanks for sharing!! Happy New Year, Taylor!

    xo, Jessy |

  10. April | 29th Dec 17

    So many good posts! You had quite the year in 2017!

    April |

  11. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly | 30th Dec 17

    I am a lippie addict, love the lipstick swatch and bonus perk that it arrived on your birthday too! I am still un-decided if I will do a blog year in review this year, while I love them they are super time consuming and I am so back logged right now! Happy New Year, cheers to more ambition in 2018!

    • Taylor Mobley | 30th Dec 17

      They are definitely time consuming but my readers seem to love them, so I guess I will keep them coming!

  12. Erica @ Coming UP Roses | 30th Dec 17

    OMG how long your hair was in the last one!!! Read every single post, lovelovelove ’em all as usual. Love you, T!

  13. Amanda Schreiber | 30th Dec 17

    I love roundups because now I know what to read in the next few days! I’m excited to check out the self love post and the yoga post ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Rachael Thomas | 30th Dec 17

    I love this roundup, as you had so many great posts this year! I’m addicted to Erin Condren planners, and just ordered my new one yesterday. I can’t wait to read more of these top posts!

    • Taylor Mobley | 31st Dec 17

      Thanks Rachael!!! Let me know which post is your fav!

  15. Tonya | 30th Dec 17

    That Sephora swatch post and the Double Dutch braid are my favorite!! I wanted to learn how to do that for the longest time, but my arms would get so tired haha!

    • Taylor Mobley | 31st Dec 17

      LOL. Practicing definitely takes a lot out of you.

  16. Azanique | 31st Dec 17

    I am planning a trip to the Dominican and I totally need to catch up on your review. Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

    -xo, Azanique |

  17. Stephanie | 31st Dec 17

    I remember so many of these posts. You had an excellent year (I need your Pinterest skills) and I can’t wait to see how you rock 2018! I know there will be tons of great content in the new year!

  18. Shannon | 1st Jan 18

    I need to catch up on all these posts! Your trip to the Dominican Republic sounds amazing – that’s definitely somewhere I want to go someday!

  19. Kristin | 5th Jan 18

    Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recap! You definitely touched on some posts that I would have hated to miss! Happy 2018, doll!

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