Monday, February 3, 2014

January Favorites!

Yes, yes, I know it's February... But I figured it's only been a few days and I could still get away with this.

This is one of my favorite type of posts on other peoples blogs so I wanted to do my own version and hopefully continue it as a regular feature.

I feel as though I may have gotten a little too excited and picked a few too many things. 
Let's start with beauty products.

I really couldn't choose which of these four items I loved the most. First is the "Vanilla Bean Noel" body wash from Bath & Body works. I absolutely love vanilla scented things and every time I use this I almost want to eat it, it just smells divine. The next bath product is also from Bath & Body Works. The "Stress Relief, eucalyptus & spearmint" body wash & foam bath. This is the perfect thing for days when I am feeling run down. I run a hot bath, pour this in and lie contently in the bubbles, reading or watching youtube videos.

The next two things are facial products. "Yes To Carrots Nourishing, Repairing Night Cream". I have really sensitive skin and some ingredients in your usual run-of-the-mill products make my skin react. So I tend to lean towards products that are paraben-free and have more natural ingredients. This cream is just so silky smooth and a pleasure to use. I put it on in the evenings before bed and wake up with my skin feeling great. The next product is something I've never used before. The Body Shop "Vitamin E Eye Cream". I don't have anything to compare it to, but I love it. I have noticed a slight improvement, but haven't used it religiously enough to say for sure whether it works or not.

Onto Makeup!

1. Smashbox "Wondervision Mega Palette".
This was a Christmas present to myself. I have wanted a palette to play with for awhile. I picked this one because of the wide range of colors. It has a bit of everything, perfect for the beginner like me. I've had a lot of fun sampling and playing around with them all. I might do a full review of this palette in future post.

2. My favorite lip colors for the month were: 
"Lasting Finish by Kate" in 01, which is a deep red and more of a matte finish than shiny, which I love.
Cover Girl Lip color in 310 "smitten". A slightly plum shade for those days I'm feeling a little more brave.

3. Nail Polish!
Sally Hansen Insta-dri Nail color in 350 "Wined Up" - A deep red shimmery shade. It reminds me of the deep red berries that grow in winter time.
Sally Hansen "Big Matte, Top Coat" - I love this, I really do. Awesome matte effect top coat on any polish. I talked about it more in this post here.

The final thing in my favorites list is a book: "Humans of New York" by Brandon Stanton.

If you haven't heard of Humans of New York I suggest you check it out immediately. What started as a blog is now a book full of hundreds of gorgeous portraits accompanied by quotes and stories that give you a glimpse into the lives of others. I could just browse the pages of this book for hours. 

 And that's it for this month! I hope you enjoyed it, and I didn't ramble on for too long. I tend to get long winded when talking about things that I love. What was your favorite thing over the last month? Let me know in the comments.


  1. Hi Kelsey,
    Ooh, I love vanilla scented products. This one from Bath & Body works looks amazing! I also really like the packaging!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! You are so kind!
    I hope you're having a wonderful day!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

  2. i really nice those lipsticks shades that you picked :) xx

  3. Replies
    1. The colors are really nice, not too pleased with the packaging though. I'll do a more thorough review later I think.

  4. Vanilla bean noel is hands down one of my all-time favourite scents from Bath and Body Works.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  5. I love that vanilla bean noel! I have it in lotion and am obsessed. Thanks for the recommendation of a singer to check out on my post, too!!

    1. Ooh the lotion. So tempted to add that to my collection but I have so many others I haven't used up yet.


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