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January Favorites

Hello HEY! So January 2018 is formally within the books. It felt just like the longest month to ever occur. We’re nonetheless within the thick of iciness right here in NJ…January and February are my least favorites of the 12 months BY FAR. All of the chilly and not using a lead to website. So mainly on-line buying groceries assists in keeping me sane. Kinda kidding?

So I don’t have any new meals similar favorites. January is most often a gradual baking month round right here, like I’m positive it’s in a large number of your kitchens after the vacation burn-out. BUT I’m positive I will be able to be again in February with some a laugh new discoveries! I plan on taking a handy guide a rough Woman’s Weekend commute on the finish of Feb to Asheville, NC. Have you ever been? Any recs?

ANNNND my circle of relatives and I are making plans, sure every other, Disney commute in March with some circle of relatives pals for our anniversary. It’s the Flower and Lawn Pageant and March is one of these lovely time there. So I’ve some issues I’m unquestionably taking a look ahead to within the coming months.


BUT again to January. Whilst it used to be a gradual meals month, I discovered some nice good looks stuff that I’m LOVING! Let’s chat!

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Smashbox Photograph End Oil Primer / Lancome Teint Extremely Put on

In the beginning, I’ve discovered my holy grail primer/basis combo…a minimum of for the less warm months. I’ve dry/mixture pores and skin so unquestionably stay that during thoughts sooner than I give an explanation for.

I’m ALL a few complete protection basis…then again, I’ve discovered after making an attempt TONSSSSS of foundations that complete protection/lengthy dressed in tend to be extra matte, which all the time turns out to emphasise my superb traces, therefore making me appear to be I’m 400 years outdated. NO excellent. I’ve all the time used serums, moisturizers, hydrating primers, and so forth to lend a hand underneath the lengthy dressed in foundations, and whilst some are higher than others, I’ve by no means been tremendous proud of how my face taken care of a couple of hours of damage. Once I noticed this primer oil I believed it used to be too bizarre. Like OIL underneath my basis? Yeah no.

However pals, it really works.

Now, when you have oily pores and skin, this will not be the fitting product for you. BUT when you have pores and skin this is at the drier aspect, and prefer a complete protection basis TRY IT. I’ve been the usage of it for some time underneath other foundations and feature preferred the effects, but if I paired it with my Lancome Teint Extremely Put on I FELL.IN.LOVE. Backstory: the gross sales woman at Ulta bought me this basis…I wasn’t actually taking a look at it, nor once I were given house and attempted it, did I actually adore it. I used to be in truth making plans on returning it. Happy I didn’t.

In any case, the usage of the 2 in combination, my basis actually appears as excellent nine hours later because it does after I first practice it (with a good looks sponge). It’s beautiful protection, and with the oil primer it doesn’t glance dry, or cakey. If in case you have dry-ish pores and skin and prefer a fuller protection basis you want this combo on your lifestyles. The one factor I like to recommend is getting colour matched as a result of there are a TON of sunglasses.

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OleHenricksen Reality Serum / Actual Tactics Attractiveness Sponge / Tatcha Luminous Dewy Pores and skin Mist

I’m lovely consistent with my good looks regimen, however I simply began the usage of this OleHeneicksen Reality Serum and significantly am loving it. I’ve used SO many serums prior to now…some are great, some are too dear, and maximum are forgettable…however that is the primary one that when per week of use I in truth see a extra even pores and skin tone and a visual distinction in my pores and skin’s texture. It’s a silky texture, and also you most effective want about part a pump, however I’ve been the usage of it morning and night time and am 100% obsessed. Excited to check out extra of this line!

Subsequent up a have used Attractiveness Blenders off and on for years. I by no means understood why they had been so dear, however I persisted the usage of them. Till I grabbed the Actual Tactics Attractiveness Sponge (at Goal I believe?) and haven’t seemed again. It’s manner inexpensive, simply as cushy, and I love the only with the angled aspect. I will be able to say it does appear to soak up a tiny bit extra product than the Attractiveness Blender, however my make-up simply turns out to head on higher with the Actual Tactics.

And yep, I’m again on my Tatcha Pores and skin Mist. I’ve been partial to this for years, however I’m that one who all the time thinks there could be one thing higher in the market. And whilst there are different nice pores and skin mists, this one is THE BEST for hydrating and giving your pores and skin an attractive glow. And every other use for it, but even so immediately in your face is give your good looks sponge a mist sooner than you practice basis for an additional dewy end. Adore it.

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Violet Voss HG PRO Eyeshadow Palette / Lalicious Exfoliating Sugar Scrub / Doctor’s Components Butter Bronzer

I’ve SO many eye shadow palettes…however I will be able to say I’m nice about donating them, or giving them to pals if It’s not that i am 100% in love. However this Violet Voss HG Palette I bough again in October (I believe?) is so freaking excellent. First off, the system is lovely. Tremendous blendable, extremely pigmented shadows, and the colours are 100% what I’m into presently. Heat tones paintings on my pores and skin tone and those are in beautiful pink-bronze-neutral circle of relatives that can be utilized on a regular basis, or for a extra dramatic glance. SO excellent.

I’m by no means massively inspired through Sugar Scrubs…they’re all about the similar in my ebook… however Lalicious makes SUCH excellent ones I couldn’t no longer inform you about them. I’m the usage of Sugar Want presently and it smells so yummy, but additionally hydrates superbly. Plus, the odor remains with you for a very long time. So excellent. I even have the Birthday Cake odor which smells like a bath of frosting. Adore it.

ANNND talking of smells which can be SO SO GOOD. The Butter Bronzer from Physicians Components is EVERYTHING. I’m telling you, whilst it’s a lovely, delicate, buildable bronzer this is so herbal and lovely, the odor is explanation why sufficient to check out it. SO into this presently.

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Chew Agave Lip Masks / Naked Minerals Invisible Glow

I’ve used this Chew Agave Lip Masks for LONG time. It’s expensive, however SO value it. I’ve a tube of that is all my handbags, in my child’s backpacks and on my night time stand. I’ve by no means attempted the tinted variations, however the transparent is a staple of mine and will’t believe no longer having it. I don’t know why it’s known as a lip masks in line with say, however this is a thick balm. I take advantage of it throughout the day and in addition at night time. It’s the most productive.

Not too long ago I began the usage of this Naked Minerals Invisible Glow Powder to set my make up and underneath eyes… I’ve by no means been an enormous powder fan, as a result of dry pores and skin and powder can also be all incorrect should you don’t have the fitting one. However this can be a little radiant…no longer tremendous shimmery…simply sufficient to present your face a wholesome lit-from-within glow if implemented sparingly. You’ll indubitably construct it up and use it as a highlighter, however I really like how it units my make up, provides me slightly contemporary glow, and doesn’t settle into superb traces.

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Tarte Form Tape Hydrating Basis / T3 1.25 Curling Iron / Nars Radiant Lengthy Put on Basis

Now those are all issues I purchased, however haven’t attempted lengthy sufficient to come up with my complete opinion… BUT I’ll stay you posted.

I LOVE Tarte Form Tape concealer. I’ve been the usage of solely it and loving it for a very long time. So after I noticed they got here out with a Form Tape basis I knew I had to check out it. They got here out with 2 formulation, a matte complete protection, and a hydrating. I were given the hydrating, which is extra of a medium protection. I’ve most effective attempted it as soon as, however I actually adore it for days after I need a extra herbal glance! I’ll stay you posted!

Now, It’s not that i am a excellent hairstylist. In reality I’m terrible. So the truth that I spent this a lot cash on a curling iron provides me center palpitations. BUT I’ve heard it’s THE BEST. SO I’m going to present it a cross. And believe that if I don’t adore it, or don’t see an enormous distinction, I WILL be returning this man.

In the end I picked up the brand new NARS Radiant Lengthy Dressed in basis purely out of interest. I’ve by no means had a basis be lengthy dressed in AND a radiant end…too excellent to be true? I’ll can help you know!

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Patagonia Higher Sweater / Levi’s Wedgie Have compatibility Denims / Loafers

So this has mainly been my uniform for the remaining 6 weeks. Each rattling day. I will be able to’t lend a hand it.

It’s not that i am an outdoorsy particular person, however that Patagonia sweater-pullover factor is MY JAM. It’s tremendous heat, utterly at ease and lovely lovable personally. I will be able to unquestionably be getting every other one in every other colour however the gentle grey person who I’ve is excellent! Additionally, I ordered up a dimension, they run slightly small IMO.

The Levi’s Wedgie have compatibility denims haven’t come off my frame in virtually a month. It’s not that i am proud. However let me speak about…those may not be for everybody. I’m unquestionably a “pear” formed frame sort. My waist is small, my hips are higher. I most often most effective opt for denims that double as pajamas…so the truth that those are 100% cotton SCARED THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF ME. However GIRLLLLLL. I’m obsessed. I suppose I forgot what dressed in exact denims felt like. Sure, they take a minute to wreck in…however while you do…yep. Those are prime waisted evidently. And I will be able to say order true to dimension, as a result of they’re going to stretch a little bit whilst you put on them. However I simply suppose they’re cute. Learn the opinions on them if you have an interest, however like I stated, I significantly haven’t taken them off for four weeks. I’m gross.

And the loafers. Pass forward a roll your eyes. I significantly believe you. In case you ever informed me that I’d personal a couple of Gucci loafers I’d name you a fats liar. However I purchased my first (and most effective) pair remaining 12 months on an afternoon when most effective retail treatment used to be getting me even though. I right away had consumers regret as a result of HOLY BLEEP they’re dear. However I will be able to inform you, that when I were given them and put them on I knew I liked them and up to it pained me, I wouldn’t be returning them. The leather-based is like BUTTER. And prefer I stated, the sweater, the denims and the loafers had been my January uniform. BUT should you just like the glance and don’t wish to be an fool and spend that roughly cash on sneakers (I GET IT) I do know Goal has an attractive cute pair that glance virtually precisely the similar. I will be able to’t inform you in the event that they’re at ease or no longer, however for the cost distinction, it’s value a shot!

Cookies and Cups January Favorites

Aqua Di Parma Peonia Nobile / Gucci Slides

Talking of pricey issues…

I haven’t purchased both of those BUT I WANT THEM!!!

No, I don’t have but ANOTHER PERFUME. I lately have a minimum of 20 bottles in my toilet. However I smelled this when I used to be in Disney remaining December and feature been fascinated by it ever since. It’s a GORGEOUS odor!

And in the end NO I DO NOT NEED $300+ SLIDES. BUT I WANT THEM!!

Wishful considering on each…. inform me I don’t want them. PLEASE TELL ME!



In any case, hope you’ve preferred the entire consumerism taking place right here. My pockets is unquestionably locked up for a little bit… however inform me what you’re loving in recent times…I could possibly damage into that lock!





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