I hope you all had a lovely start to 2014. My January has been pretty busy, but has been great overall. Except for this cold weather. Seriously, Mother Nature, you and I are no longer friends. The fact that Chicago has been regularly colder than Siberia lately is just not ok. *Insert pouty face*
Anyway, now that the month is winding down, and we're almost in February(!), I wanted to share with you some things I've been LOVING this month!
1. CoverGirl Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation (My shade is 842.)
So, I'm really shocked that I love this foundation…because truth be told, I'm generally not a huge fan of CoverGirl products. But man, do I LOVE this foundation. Basically, I ran out of my Makeup Forever HD foundation, and wanted to try something new from the drugstore. I picked up this beauty because of its cult following. And it did not disappoint. This foundation gives medium to full coverage, with a more matte finish. It has the most unbelievable lasting power. Seriously, if I don't take this foundation off with makeup remover, it doesn't come off. It looks just as good at 5pm as it did at 7am. It's cheap (around $10 or so)….AND it has a pump, which is AWESOME. This is my new Holy Grail foundation.
2. Nest Dahlia & Vines Perfume
I got a sample of this perfume with a recent order from Sephora. And this stuff smells SO good that I had to buy the full size bottle. It is very floral smelling (mostly like roses), but still feels young and sexy. One of my top 3 favorite perfumes of all time.
3. YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick/ YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick
Where do I start? These lipsticks are so amazing. They apply smoothly to the lips, have an amazing fruity smell, give a sheer hint of color, last a fair amount of time, and leave your lips moist long after the color has worn off. For a more sheer look, go with the Sheer Candy Lipstick. For a touch more color, go with the Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick (the packaging is the same, but the tube is gold.) The colors I have indulged in are Tasty Raspberry and Coral Intuitive. Just hold your breath when you get to the cash register. These beauties will run you ($32-$34).
4. Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream for Dry Skin
I have never used as much lotion and moisturizer in my life as I have this winter living in Chicago. Holy cow. I normally have BONE DRY skin, but with subzero temperatures and wind chill that makes moving to the North Pole seem appealing, my skin has been off the charts dry. My skin has been peeling and cracking. So I moisturize every single day, usually several times a day. This Garnier moisturizer has been a life saver. It doesn't irritate my skin, smells nice, doesn't feel greasy, and is cheap (under $8). You really can't go wrong.
5. Victoria's Secret Angel Sports Bra
I hate sports bras. They smoosh you down, then smoosh you together so that you become the world's first perfectly flat chested person with insane cleavage. That all changed when I discovered this beauty at the Victoria's Secret Semi Annual sale. This sports bra is AMAZING. It has cups, underwire, and TONS of support. It is lined, but NOT padded, despite what it says on the website. It supports you, helps you not look like a 12 year old boy in a bra, and doesn't give you unnecessary padding, which only leads to the dreaded four boob look. On top of that, it's comfortable and comes in a variety of fun colors. I got the grey and a coral one myself. They can be purchased here.
I ran out of my Say Yes To… facial cleansing towlettes, so it was time to run to Walgreen's and buy some new ones. I was going to grab another Say Yes To… package, but decided to give these a try, since I love Burt's Bees products, and they were on sale. Big mistake.
These towlettes smell fine, and don't overly dry your skin. But oh MAN, they irritate my skin. Like, make it BURN. And I do NOT normally have sensitive skin. When I tried to remove my eye makeup with them, the burning sensation was so severe, I actually flushed out my eyes with water (like they teach you to do in high school chemistry class.) It was awful. I'll never buy them again!
Tell me, what have YOU been loving this month?