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2017 has been...interesting, to say the least.
There's quite a bit going on in this country, and when I dwell on the issues, I get very anxious.
That's why focusing on things that make me happy (my favorites) was so crucial this month.
I believe in staying positive.
Like my favorite yogi always says, "Find what feels good!"
1) the original beautyblender
This is one of my main beauty tools. Lots of people love this thing, and it's because it gets the job done! My Artis brush broke (*cries*), so I've been using my beautyblender for my foundation again. Holy mother of wow. I forgot how well this baby blends everything out. 100% A+ work. I actually need to buy a new one though, as you can see from the image above, mine is getting real diiiirty even though I wash it all the time. I got mine at Macy's!
2) Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
I've been using the Almay liquid eyeliner for 6 years. 6 YEARS! I love it. I just keep going back to it. Then one day I swatched the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner on my hand at Sephora. The black ink did not budge even after washing my hands several times. I kid you not, the black ink actually did not budge for about 2 days. I knew that I HAD to try this product out, and now it's one of my favorites! I had to get used to applying it (since I haven't used any other kind of liquid liner in a loooong time), but I got the hang of it. I really really like it. I got mine at Sephora!
3) Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer
Yo, so winter is all about that dry skin. Gotta hydrate it constantly. I'm a fan of Make Up Forever, and I saw this and thought I'd give it a try. I love it. It's my first step before any of my other makeup goes on my face. This product "wakes up" my face. My skin looks and feels so refreshed when I use it. A lot of the time, I'll use it, do my eyebrows, and that's it. I'll rock a bare face more often when I use this product because it feels so amazing on my skin. It does its job. I love it. I got it at Sephora!
4) Bobbi Brown Lip Color (in Brownie)
I got a sampler lipstick set from Macy's for Christmas (thanks Mom!) which included this lipstick. I've been using it almost everyday. I have to reapply it after every meal, but I love the color too much to stay away. You can get the full-size lipstick at Sephora!
5) Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel
LOVE!!! This shower gel smells sooo freaking good. Every time I use it, my shower is 100% better and happier. Seriously. I already love showering. It's me time. It's clean time. It's singing time! But this shower gel boosts my mood a ton. This scent is limited edition though (so unfortunately I can't provide a link for Rose Jam, but check out their other shower gels here). It only comes around during the holiday season, so I snatched it up real quick. Trying to make it last as much as I can, but I'm finding that to be a very difficult task since I've been using it everyday. Oops.
1) Black Rivet Hooded Denim Jacket
There once was a time when I used to look at this jacket and think, "wow I never wear this. Why did I buy it?" And now I think I wear it too much. Whatever. It's all good though. I feel good in it. I (accidentally) post too many pictures of it on my personal Instagram, but whatever. It's all good. I got mine at Costco! Unfortunately, I can't provide a link for this jacket though because it's not available online.
2) Nike 'Juvenate' Sneaker
These shoes are cute, comfy, sleek, and simple. That's all I need for workout shoes. I never had to break into these, and I LOVE WHEN SHOES ARE LIKE THAT. Ugh. I want this in other colors. I love Nike. Also, I wore these at Disneyland, and my feet did not hurt at all. I was shocked. Shook. Still shook. I got my pair at Nordstrom.
3) This gold heart ring
I don't remember where this is from. Maybe Aeropostale? I received a set of rings for Christmas (thanks Mom!), and this ring is my favorite. I love dainty rings. This ring is simple and fun, and I get to look at it and enjoy it all day. This heart brings me a lot of joy. It's a pretty cool thing.
1) Jamba Juice smoothies (pictured is Banana Berry)
I am a fruit lover and smoothie lover, so obviously Jamba Juice is dangerously addicting for me. I've always loved Jamba Juice, but I CAN'T GET ENOUGH THIS MONTH. I've actually been craving it more than I've been craving boba! (say whaaaaat?!) My boyfriend and I have been going to Jamba at least once a week. Goodbye money! It was nice knowing you. Banana Berry is my throwback smoothie. I've been getting that one since I was in elementary school. I also love Mango-A-Go-Go, Razzmatazz, and Strawberries Wild.
OTHER FAVORITES (not pictured):
1) The La La Land Sountrack (I can't get it out of my head, and I'm perfectly okay with that)
2) Writing in my Erin Condren planner
3) Writing in my little book of lists
4) Tracking my steps
5) Grey's Anatomy (my whole family is addicted!!)
6) YouTube (absolutely LOVE Ingrid Nilsen & soothingsista)
Alright folks. That's it for my favorites.
Hope you enjoyed reading all about them.
And as always...
I'm sending y'all lots of love and good vibes.