January ’15 Favorites

The end of January has come + gone so you know what that means…we get to share our favorites! I had quite a few this month + probably could have included more products but these really stood out to me. Please share your favorites down below + add to my ever growing wish list.

ALSO! If you like the makeup I am wearing in this video, have no fear, a tutorial is on it’s way 🙂

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Products

  • Revlon Photoready Foundation – 003 Shell
  • Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator – 100 Bare
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows – Grandstand + Mesmerized
  • Dove Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse
  • Nume Curl Jam Set
  • M-61 Skincare Fast Blast 2-Minute Vitamin C Facial Mask
  • Caudalie Divine Oil
  • Bath + Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Lotion – Night Time Tea
  • Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Monkey See, Monkey Do // Hair Edition

Just like all of you, I am a total blog, DIY junkie. I love pulling inspiration from other humans on the internet whose creativity and ingenuity far surpasses mine. The Beauty Department, a website co-founded by Lauren Conrad + her hair + makeup peeps, has been one of my favorites since it’s inception a couple years ago. I love Lauren Conrad and admire how she has been able to build an empire with grace + class post MTV Reality show fame. Most of the hair tutorials until recently have been mainly geared toward ladies with long, thick hair so I have simply admired them from afar. Thank GOODNESS LC chopped her locks and started somewhat of a revolution (#cleartheshoulders anyone?). They featured this hair tutorial recently so I decided to give it a shot! My hair is what I believe is called a graduated bob, meaning it’s shorter in the back and longer in the front. The length is just about shoulder length so I was able to easily follow the steps. My version initially came out a bit more wavy and less undone, but over time it loosened + settled nicely. In my experience, the style can last a few days (thanks Dry Shampoo!).

I didn’t have all the products she used or the exact ones, but I was still able to achieve the style. Use whatever you have in your cabinet! I used a Dove mousse, Not Your Mother’s Hairspray and Not Your Mother’s serum. I bet pomade would really blow this style out of the water, so it’s on my wish list for a future shopping adventure. Happy hair styling!

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(PS. This makeup tutorial will be up in the next few days, stay tuned!)