12 Actually Great Things That Happened in 2018

We'll be saying farewell to 2018 soon, but not without a proper goodbye. Before it's over, we want to take the time to celebrate some of the best things that happened this year.

Oh, 2018—where to start? It was a year of history-making events, major relationship developments (ahem, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson), highs, lows and so much more. But the good moments were really good. In fact, we wish we could relive them. Get ready for a walk back through some of the best parts of the past several months.

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(New Year's Eve/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Makeup Brands Became More Inclusive

There's no way we could possibly list all the exciting news that came out of the beauty world in 2018, but one special change stands out: Multiple brands showed their commitment to becoming more inclusive. Brands like Tarte, ColourPop and others now offer products with much bigger shade ranges so that people of all skin tones now have access to amazing cosmetics. Finally.

 

The Olympics Were Held

Early in the year, we got a treat that comes around only once every four: the Winter Olympics. Held in Pyeongchang, the games brought triumphs, defeats, and magical sports moments.

 

There Were Great Collabs

So many brands teamed up this year to give us awesome products. We got Disney x Toms and Harry Potter x Torrid, for example. It seemed like every time we turned around, there was another collaboration to get excited about.

Disney x TOMS Sleeping Beauty Collection

(via Disney Style)

 

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Made Their Public Debut

Riverdale's hottest rumored IRL couple, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart, started being more open about their special relationship this year. Case in point: They showed up at the 2018 Met Gala together, making their first public appearance as a duo and looking absolutely adorable while doing so.

 

Incredibles 2 Finally Came Out

First came The Incredibles in 2004, and then finally, 14 years later, came Incredibles 2. The animated superhero movie hit theaters on June 5.

 

The "In My Feelings" Challenge Was Born

Drake's song "In My Feelings" came out and soon took over our social media feeds. People everywhere—including celebrities like BTS's J-Hope and Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp—got hooked on a viral dance that went along with it. The question on everyone's mind was, "Kiki, do you love me?"

 

Ariana Grande Added Sweetener to Our Lives

We couldn't go anywhere without hearing Ariana Grande, and she finally released her new album, Sweetener, in August. As if that wasn't enough, she later dropped the first song off her next album. "Thank U, Next," indeed.

 

The World Fell in Love With Noah Centineo

After the movie version of To All the Boys I've Loved Before hit Netflix in August, we found ourselves besotted with Noah Centineo and his dreamy character, Peter Kavinsky. Even Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka fell under his spell and proposed via Instagram. Our collective love is real.

 

Rom-Coms Had a Resurgence

To All the Boys I've Love Before was just one of multiple rom-coms to make a splash in 2018. Other hits included the likes of Set It Up and Crazy Rich Asians. Thanks to their success, we expect to get even more lovey-dovey movies in the future.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Lara Jean and Peter cuddling on the bus home from the ski trip

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before/Netflix)

 

BTS Toured North America

The K-pop group was kind enough to bring their talents to North America in 2018. They came after releasing the final album in a series, Love Yourself: Answer, in August, and thanks to the visit, they kept popping up on TV and the internet. It was glorious.

 

The Harry Potter Series Turned 20

September brought the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series in the United States. Readers old and new got to celebrate the two decades of magic the books have given us so far. This is the series that lived, you guys.

 

Riverdale Got Its First Spinoff

The CW's Riverdale has been huge since it debuted in 2017, and now it has a sister series; show creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa brought the spinoff Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to Netflix. That's exciting enough in itself, but better still, there may be another spinoff coming.

Kiernan Shipka in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

(Chilling Adventures of Sabrina/Netflix)

What a year, right?

 

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