It's been a while since I've done this so I thought what better way to ease back in then with a favorites? January came and went really quickly, and I can't really say I'm that disappointed. I don't know about you guys, but this girl is ready for some warmer weather, sunshine, and greenery.
My favorites were a mix of old and new and products that I'm sure I'll be loving through spring.
You guys have heard all about this shave balm as a primer and I've been using it off and on for the past couple of years and I like it. It really works and when my skin tends to go crazy oily (like it always does in January for some reason) it is one of the only primers I can use. Also, it's super cheap and you can find it anywhere, 2 major bonuses in my book.
One of my friends gave me this Smashbox BB concealer as the SPF in it made her skin breakout and I was instantly in love. It's so easy with the brush applicator and it really sticks without creasing. It's high coverage, which I prefer and it blends out beautifully. I really have nothing bad to say about this and at $25.00 it's a higher end concealer that doesn't break the bank. You also get a lot of product, I've been using this for months and it's not slowing down. I will definitely purchase this once I'm done with mine.
I have always loved the Real Techniques beauty blender because of the flat end which I feel is just more practical when using to blend out foundation. I was sent this version which combines a unique shape with a flat surface and I, surprisingly, really love it. The shape of it makes it more comfortable to hold then the Real Techniques one with the flat edge that I prefer.
I bought this blush in a set, mainly because that packaging is just so beautiful. I know guys, the packaging, how ridiculous, but I don't expect to be any more practical anytime in the near future so just expect it, okay? It came with a highlight, bronzer, and another blush, all designed to emulate the Hourglass ambient lighting powders. It was super cheap from Ross and I honestly love all the products. They are super smooth and highly pigmented and this blush has been my go-to for the past few months. It's a pretty, glowy peach and just so beautiful on the skin. If you can find the JLB brand in your local Ross I say give it a try, I've been pleasantly surprised!
The last thing I've been loving in January is this book, the Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod. The hubs and I have been reading this together, as it's been highly recommended to us and we've been loving it. We're not quite finished with it, but it is super motivating and definitely a must-read for those of you who have always struggled with getting down a morning routine.
Those are the things I've been loving in January -- What have you guys been enjoying? Happy February friends! XO