Hello Everybody! I love trying new things and have been wanting to start a favorites post for each month for a while now. And what better month to start with than January? Each item is something I discovered this month, something I’ve been using a lot, or something that I just plain love.
- Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bad Blood. I’ve been going through a major makeup obsession this past month, and this has been one of my favorites. I love a perfect red lipstick and the matte look makes it incredibly modern. It doesn’t dry your lips out at all and it stays on for quite a while. Best of all? Urban Decay does not test on animals! You can find it here.
- Everlane The Cashmere Crew in Black. I just discovered the brand this month and this has instantly become my favorite sweater. It is simple (my speciality) so I can wear it anywhere with anything, including yoga clothes. Everlane has incredible prices and wonderful quality. Their customer service was also outstanding! There were 2 mix ups with my order and they fixed them with a snap of my fingers (and a tweet and email). Order one here and check out their entire line.
- Murad Clarifying Mask. I posted about this guy in one of my #10daysofselfcare posts. I LOVE this mask. When I first took it off I didn’t feel like there was much of a difference. But after a couple of hours, I was stuck in traffic and checked myself out in my car vanity mirror and was amazed. I had a rare mass outbreak on my face earlier in the day and this started to clear it all up. I also have sensitive skin and it left no irritation at all. Try it for yourself here. You won’t regret it!
- Barefoot Dreams the Bamboo Chic Lite Beanie in Graphite. It’s not terribly cold in Atlanta, but I love a good beanie. My mom actually had this first and I tried it on one day because my ears were cold. It was instant heaven! It fits my head perfectly so it won’t slip off easily, but there’s still a little bit of slouch. Plus it’s warm and incredibly soft. Check out all of the colors here.
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. This isn’t pictured because I loved it so much I lent it to a friend. I had bought it a while ago but hadn’t been in the mood to read something about such a serious issue. But then I kept seeing it mentioned all over the internet, so I took that as a sign that it was time. It was such an enchanting story and very informative about not only life in Pakistan, but also the realities of everything that happened and is probably still happening there. If you haven’t read it yet, I can’t recommend it enough. Read more about it here.