January Favorites!

Hi everyone!  So not only am I new to the blogging game, I’m also a little late to the January favorites party.  But as Queen Clarisse Renaldi says, “The queen is never late!  Everyone else is simply early!”  So, let’s get into my favorite beauty products from January 2017! 🙂


Alright, so let’s start with the biggest item in that picture: the Head and Shoulders Moisture Care Shampoo.  Several months ago, I tried a new shampoo (which shall not be named to protect the guilty).  Apparently, I was allergic to something in said shampoo, and I was left with dry, bleeding, itchy sores all over my scalp.  Sorry if thats TMI, but it truly was horrible.  I tried everything after that to heel my scalp, from tea tree oil to coconut oil, I used it.  I finally caved and bought a special shampoo, and let me tell ya, this stuff healed those sores in ONE USE.  I now have gotten to the point where I can alternate my typical shampoo and this stuff, and the sores are gone!  Hooray! If you have a dry scalp or have experienced a similar problem to what I had, definitely give this product a try.

You may notice a special The Body Shop body butter in that photo, which is the Vanilla Chai scent that came out this last Christmas.  The Body Shop body butters are already some of the most thick and nourishing body creams on the planet, but this particular scent is what my husband might refer to as “the nectar of the gods!”  The smell is simply HEAVENLY!  I’m not sure you can get this anymore, but if you can find it, I highly recommend it!

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I recently posted a close up of my eyeball.  See said photo here:img_1300
What everyone needs to pay attention to is the miracle that are my eyelashes with the It Cosmetics Superhero mascara.  The photo above is only one coat of the mascara and is used on both top and bottom lashes.  It doesn’t flake, clump, get goopy, or anything that mascara of your worst nightmares does.  It builds nicely if you do want a more dramatic look, as well.  This stuff truly is a Superhero, and is definitely worth the $24 price tag.

Next is probably one of my favorite multitasking products, the Laura Geller Baked Color and Contour palette.  First of all, this thing is HUGE!  Its bigger than the palm of my hand, and if you know anything about baked make up products, you know that they are dome-shaped, and I’m pretty sure this product will last me forever haha.  Its got a great bronzer that can also serve as a good, natural contour shade.  The blush is great, but very pigmented, so use with a light hand.  The highlight is Laura Geller’s iconic French Vanilla highlighter, which doesn’t have any sparkle in it, but leaves the skin with a fresh, natural glow.  On a day when you don’t want to use many products, you can also use these as natural eyeshadows.  This is truly a must have product, and is deeply discounted on her website right now.  Win-win!

The bottle with the red cap is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish foundation.  This is a rediscovered love for me.  This liquid foundation is easy to apply, has a great natural finish, and is nearly full coverage.  It is also buildable, so you can get sheer coverage or all the way up to near-full coverage.  The bonus to this product is that its less than $7 at most retailers.  I highly recommend it!

Last, but not least, is a product thats been a favorite for far longer than this past month. picture2
I’m talking about the Becca Afterglow palette.  My January favorite is primarily in reference to the farthest left pan, Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone.  I wear this almost on a daily basis.  This is a highlighter that does have some sparkle in it, but it doesn’t show up as glittery on the skin.  It is buildable so you can have a subtle glow or a soft strobing effect.  The rest of this palette is amazing, as well, with pink and amber-toned highlights, as well as two blushes, one pink and one more neutral.  This is another great multitasking product where each product can also double as eyeshadows in a pinch.  Absolutely love this product and my horrible photo does not do it justice!

Hooray for my first favorites blog!  I hope this was somewhat helpful for you.  Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these products and how you felt about them.  Also, what were some of your favorite products this month?

Talk to you later!


P.S. All products were purchased by me with my own hard-earned money, or given to me as a gift from family.