The Best Products of 2014 [Guide]

Date Mon, December 29 2014

2014 is coming to a close, which means I need to post my annual guide containing the best products I’ve tried and buyed (okay, so I wanted it to rhyme!)

Many of the products that I loved were purchased by me, which makes me a happy  consumer. Of course, there might be more items on this list if I reviewed everything that I purchased, but I don’t. I do try to review things if it’s something I would look for an in-depth review for as a shopper, but not everything is worth it.

During 2014, I also moved away from writing reviews about food. That’s not really the focus that I want to go in, and because it basically came down to “delicious” or “meh,” the reviews weren’t as helpful as I would have liked. Perhaps if I were more of a cook or a photographer, I would have continued.

This means the focus has been on pet care (because I love my boys), health and beauty (because I’m a girly-girl) and technology (because I’m not always a girly girl, heh). I feel this slightly-narrowed focus on Reviews By Cole better suits my needs, and I hope my readers like it, too! Health and beauty products dominate the list, so we’ll start there!

Health and Beauty

Pet Care


Entertainment, Media and Toys

Technology and Gadgets


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Websites and Services

With more than two dozen “bests” on this list, I was discovering something awesome roughly every two weeks. In hindsight, that’s pretty awesome! There’s also more best-ofs on this list than last year’s list, and there are more websites and services that have made my life easier, which is quite the boon for me. One site/service that I got a ton of use out of was Ebates, which I’ve written about a few times and not just this year!

Let me know about your favorite products that you’ve tried in the comments. What was your favorite review? Do we disagree on anything?


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