January Favorites

I’ve been a makeup minimalist this month, but that doesn’t mean I’ve used less products. Just the same things over and over again. A few of these are repeats from December, but they’re the real stars.

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Cerave A.M. and P.M. moisturizers, five pumps each. My skin drinks it up. I’m glad it’s cheap!

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And I use this Cerave eye cream day and night. It really makes a difference with puffiness, dark circles, and dryness.

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This has replaced all lipgloss this month. It looks like gloss, but it actually helps soothe chapped lips! I always have a tube in my pocket, in my bathroom, and by my bed. My lips are forever glossy and healthy.

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I’ve been using this CC cream daily instead of foundation. It evens me out, I can mix it with my darling Cerave, and I don’t need to set with powder. I have been loving the feeling of it on my skin. It supposedly diminishes acne scars, as well.

Some bath favorites:

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This shampoo bar and conditioner from lush make my hair feel 1) really really clean, 2) really really soft, and 3) really really shiny (not in a greasy way). They both have a light herbal scent which I love. I don’t have to use any extra hair product to get the shine I like. I use pomade sometimes, but I’d rather not, because it makes bed head a nightmare and Lord knows I can’t bother to wet my head on a daily basis. So these two are favorites for this month and onward.

Other bath favorites include everything else from Lush I have tried (mostly bubble bath products)! I’m a pampered bath lady.

Oh, one more makeup item.

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Dipbrow is a new favorite. I use it everyday because otherwise I’m nude!

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And this topcoat is a stunner. Dries quick, super shiny, no chips for days. What more could one wish for?

Coming soon: blog post on my top ten lippies (that I will project pan) (project pan is a verb you guys)!

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Sephora Haul

So I ended my no-buy after running out of a few things. I ran out of my only rose gold eye shadow, I became quite dissatisfied with the brow pencil I’ve been using and my only top coat for my nails, and I needed a better pair of tweezers. Plus one impulse buy in deluxe sample size (something I’ve had my eye on for a month). Here are my splurges–

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in dark brown. I had a sales associate apply this to my bare brows and I loved the look, so I bought it, and it didn’t cost much. Covers up a bald spot in my brow perfectly. Shapes them up and is the perfect color match.

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Tweezerman mini tweezers, cause I get some independent refugee hairs in between waxings.

I am in control of my eyebrows, you guys. They do not own me…

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Trio Sample Sizes in Pearl, Opal, and Champagne Gold. This was the impulse buy at checkout, because what is a trip to Sephora without caving in at the last moment? These are beautiful. Opal makes the cheekbones look sculpted and dewy. But not greasy or glittery. Just what I was looking for. It’s the only shade I have tried on my face so far, but I have high hopes for the rest!

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Formula X Fast Dry Top Coat. I hated my last Sally Hansen top coat. Hopefully this one is better. I use mostly Formula X polishes, so I went with this brand.

And last but not least…

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Naked 3!! I have wanted this for so long! Rose gold is my favorite eyeshadow look so this seemed like a must for my first high-end palette (yep). I swatched a few and I am SO excited to put it on my lids tomorrow. 🙂

And now back to my no-buy until I run out of something.