Tuesday, February 10, 2015

January Faves!!!

I can not believe it's taken me this long to get around to posting!! Going back to school this semester has been such a whirlwind, I feel like I haven't had ten seconds to just sit and breathe. Regardless, I'm back, I'm here, and I have a ton of products that I fell in love with in January. I threw in a few extras this month purely because it's been a minute since I've talked to you guys, so let's get into it :)

1) Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation in the shade Beige 50 ($57)- I actually picked this foundation up back in November, after a long year of pining and trying to justify the splurge, because Sephora was about to stop carrying it in favor of the newer Saint Laurent foundation. At the time, they were sold out of the shade I needed, so I picked up a shade lighter and prayed it would work for me in the winter months when I was paler. My wishes were granted- this is now the perfect shade for me. It's honestly so gorgeous and dewy and beautiful. Like I wish I could verbalize how lovely it is, but words can't do it justice. If you like a dewy finish, definitely give this foundation a try!

2) Naked Palette by Urban Decay ($54)- I used this palette everyday in January. The palette itself is incredible, with basically every color you could ever want all in one place, and on top of that each shadow is super buttery and blendable. If you guys are interested, I would love to do a full review of it, with swatches of each shade and the whole bit :) But for today, the real shining star is the shade half-baked, which is a pure gold. I wore this shade everyday all over the lid and blended out, and that was it. It took like ten seconds in the morning, lasted all day, and was pretty to boot.

That's a single swipe! Incredible!!

3) Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Rollerball ($22)- There's definitely a lot of hype around Nirvana White, and that's definitely understandable, as it smells amazing- but the Nirvana black is definitely my favorite. It may be a bit early to call it, but if I were to have a signature scent, I would want this to be it. It's a bit spicier and kind of sensual, with notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and violet. My only complaint would be that the rollerball doesn't really last on the skin, and I think that when I go to repurchase I will definitely be splurging on a full size bottle!

4) Nars Satin Lip Pencil in the shade Rikugien ($26)- Look at that, I've got a lip favorite! If you're a Beauty Insider with Sephora, you'll receive a mini of this product for your birthday. I'm not entirely sure why, but when I went into Sephora at the beginning of January, they gave me my birthday sample, despite the fact my birthday is in December. No complaints though, this is the happiest mistake that's ever happened to me. I've never seen a more perfect, natural, your-lips-but-better color!! It's a true rose pink, which I never would have thought would look good on my skin tone, but it's just subtle and lovely. And it's super creamy and moisturizing. I want to die wearing this lip pencil. It's that serious.

5) Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara ($20)- I received a sample size of this in my December Ipsy bag (link here!) which I was particularly excited about since it's so popular in the beauty blogging community. What can I say? It makes my lashes look fuller, holds a curl, is perfectly black, and basically just does all I could ask my mascara to do. This mascara definitely deserves the hype that it gets! 

6) Bath & Bodyworks Sugarplum Dream Body Lotion ($12)- This is a Christmas scent that I had left over, so it's definitely not available in stores right now. But in all fairness, I've really enjoyed using it this last month, because it's so sweet and lovely. And let's be honest, I lowkey still wish it was the holidays. If you remember in 10 months, I'd definitely check it out, haha! 

7) Topshop - My last favorite this month is Topshop. I've picked up several pieces there in the last month, and have gotten so much wear out of all of them, so it seemed only fair to give them a shoutout. That's all :)

I hoped you guys enjoyed this post, be sure to let me know in the comments if there were any standout products for this January! I would also like to give a shoutout to my friend Jenny, who apparently checks my blog everyday. You're the best! 

Until next time, stay beautiful! 
 - Whit

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