My Favourites from 2020

Before the feeling of 2021 finally sinks in, I decided to do a quick favourites of 2020. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers do their yearly and monthly favourites on here – this is my take. There are a lot of categories of favourites but I have picked ten that I am sharing with you today. Here goes –

# 1: Favourite Skincare

This one is hard since I changed my skincare routine radically last year and I liked A LOT of new products that I incorporated. Two favourite skincare products were Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum and Requil’s pitstop gel. Both worked wonders to calm my skin and get rid of any breakouts.

Stockout Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
ANR for the win!

#2: Favourite Makeup

I hardly bought any makeup in 2020 (what was the point?). I was gifted some makeup and again, I have two favourites – MAC’s Retro Matte lipstick in the shade Mehr and Smashbox’s liquid lip colour in the shade Gulabae. They are both perfect nude colours for Indian skin tone and I really like layering them together.

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick Review | Nykaa
PC: Nykaa

#3: Favourite Moment

My birthday was definitely my favourite moment of the year – despite not doing much – it still felt special and was a lot of fun. (I’ve posted about it a lot already – go read about it here.)

#4: Favourite Holiday

I went on a few holidays during the pre-covid days and our last family trip to India’s Wine county – Nashik was my favourite. It was the last few days that we spent carefree – in an amazing resort and road tripping! It was also our last time together in Mumbai!

My family ❀️

#5: Favourite Show

Definitely Tiger King! Haha, kidding. I consumed A LOT of content in 2020 and my favourite show definitely has to be Dead To Me! Can’t wait for season 3! Read my entire review here.

Dead to Me Season 3: Release date, Updates, Cast, everything you need to  know
Get us season 3 already!!!

#6: Favourite Book

I read around 20 books last year and my favourite has to be Veronica Roth’s – ‘Chosen Ones’. I loved the fast pace of the novel and the storyline had me hooked. Read my entire review here.

Book Review: "Chosen Ones" by Veronica Roth β€” She's Full of Lit

#7: Favourite Food

There are three – first had to be this Cheesecake that I baked at home, second is Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos and third, instant ramen! Find the recipe for the cheesecake here.

Home baked cheesecake

#8: Favourite Memory

This is a bittersweet memory – when I said goodbye to Mumbai as well as my first house last year and moved back to my folk’s house. It broke my heart but my last sunset from my home window is a memory that I will keep locked up in my heart. πŸ™‚


#9: Favourite Achievement

Having the guts to quit my extremely well settled but mind numbing corporate job to pursue my own thing. I’m so glad I did this and that the fear (as well as anxiety) of unsettling my life (and my income stream) didn’t stop me from leaving a job that had made me an anxious mess. (Wish me luck!) A close second is dealing with my anxiety and being in a better place mental health wise.

#10: Favourite Blogger

Hmmm, who will it be? Will it be her, him or you? hahha, kidding! It’s a long list and I cannot pick just one. πŸ˜€


Favourite thing overall of 2020 – THIS BLOG! ❀

My Blog :’)

What were some of your favourites from 2020? Let me know in the comments below! πŸ™‚

Hope 2021 is going well so far for you! ❀

Product Links (Incase you were curious):

Estee Lauder ANR Serum

Requil Pitstop Gel

MAC Retro Matte – Mehr

Smashbox Liquid Lip Colour- Gulabae

Cheetos – Cheddar Jalpeno

Instant Ramen

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. The cheesecake looks good! Wishing you all the best this year!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww- thank you so much! Hope you have a great year too! ❀

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Shelly DS says:

    Last night I had a dream that I was eating instant ramen and now I’m seeing this on your blog… it’s a sign. It was meant to be! Lol

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      hahha – ramen dreams are the best dreams! πŸ˜€

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      1. Shelly DS says:

        Errrr well… Udon dreams would be better πŸ˜…

        Liked by 2 people

  3. Kritika says:

    Great Achievements. Aim is to be happy. πŸ™‚
    Stay Happy. Keep smiling.
    Like both the lipstick shades. I love lipsticks but not fond of other things. Eye liner is what I learnt to apply lately with perfection but not the liquid one :D.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww- thank you so much! Aim is definitely always to be happy. ❀

      Haha – I also only use lipsticks and kajal! But I love lipsticks A LOT! Eye liner can be tricky especially getting it on evenly on both eyes. πŸ˜€

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      1. Kritika says:

        Yes the eye liner part is tricky. Got you on this.

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  4. Omg, your cheesecake. I am crying.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you – I was so nervous about it! Thankfully it turned out amazing! Can’t wait to bake it again. πŸ™‚


  5. Nehal Jain says:

    I hadn’t heard of Veronica Roth’s book but this.sounds interesting. Lovely post πŸ˜€

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I hadn’t heard of the book either, I randomly found it while searching for my next read. But it had me hooked – the book, the characters – all really well written. Waiting for part 2! πŸ˜€

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  6. The cheesecake looks delicious! πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you ❀

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      1. Your welcome! πŸ™‚

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  7. imifarm says:

    That cheesecake is making me so hungry! Well done for leaving a job that was making you miserable, I personally know how scary that can be. xx

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It was scary and unsettling – hope it pays off in the long term. πŸ™‚

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  8. I think this has to be the most delicious looking cheesecake I’ve ever seen!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! ❀


  9. ascott4321 says:

    Love that show! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒ

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  10. tanvibytes says:

    Ooh awesome list, the cheesecake looks delicious πŸ˜‹. Good luck for this year! βœ¨πŸ™‚πŸŒŸπŸ’œ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much!! ❀️

      Good luck with school!! πŸ€—

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  11. Lani says:

    Ramen for the win! πŸ˜€

    You’re so good about keeping track, can’t say anything sticks out that would make sense to anyone but me πŸ˜› xo

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha – somethings just stood out through the year for me. πŸ˜€

      Ramen is everything. I was sticking to instant ramen but I recently discovered a Korean restaurant near my place that does a mean ramen and I’m in love! ❀

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      1. Lani says:

        I love ramen. I have a tee shirt that says that as well πŸ˜› It’s comfort food, yo.


  12. Hahahha i am sure I am your favorite blogger. Don’t worry your secret is safe with me… Hush!!!… All the best with your new journey and bravo to you for following your gut and to quitting your job…. I really liked reading this blog.. It added personality to your blog… Anyway wishing you a great year aheadπŸ˜‡

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  13. PoojaG says:

    I love Dead To Me- I started watching it last year and it has been so good so far!


  14. Juliette says:

    Love that you also included favourite memories and achievements! Congrats for pursuing your own thing, it must be much more rewarding! 😊


  15. Shahrin says:

    This cheesecake😍! This was such a great post to read..

    Here’s to a brighter, happier 2021 xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yaaaas! Happier, brighter 2021!!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Thank you for sharing your favourites from 2020, I especially like – Dead to me season 2 (I completely forgot to watch), whilst eating Cheetos and that cheesecake … that’s my weekend sorted! Have a wonderful year lovely x

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha – that does sound perfect! Season 2 wasn’t as awesome as Season 1 but Christina Applegate just makes up for it by being her awesome self! πŸ˜€ Have a great year! ❀


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