I wanted to let you guys know (finally) that starting today, I will have a more organized posting schedule. This way you guys can have an idea of what to expect and can tune into the topics that you care about the most on the particular days. Here’s what the schedule will look like:
- Makeup Mondays – anything makeup and beauty related
- Wellness Wednesdays – health, fitness and anything to grow your mind
- Fashion Fridays – jewelry or fashion I’m loving. I may not always write a post about it, but I will have details on my Instagram page. You can follow me here, if you care about this topic the most.
Hope this helps you guys and I can’t wait to share with you all what I’ve been working on! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! 🙂
Let’s get on with today’s Makeup Monday topic…
January has been a good month for me. Not only because it’s my birthday month, but also a month where I’ve found some of the most amazing beauty products!
Some of them I know will become part of my ride-or-die collection. Also, you may notice that some of these are travel size because I’ve received as a sample, which I have fallen in love with and will need to buy the full size!
There has been so many new products that have launched this month, which I haven’t gotten my hands on….. yet 😉 I am excited to try some of the new drug-store makeup that have come out as well as the new Tarte foundation (which has been quite controversial).
Stay tuned as I will be more consistent with my monthly favorites.
Here’s My January Beauty Favorites – 2018:
Every beauty guru on YouTube raves about Lilly Lashes, particularly the Mykonos and Miami ones, and I figured it was time for me to find out what the rave was all about. I did buy both of them, but have only tried Mykonos this month. These ones are super intense. I think they are as intense as fake lashes can get. If you are wearing these, make sure it is for a special event and that you over-exaggerate your makeup as it hides majority of your makeup if it is not bold. I’m excited to try the other ones, and will keep you guys updated!
I bought this because once again many beauty gurus were raving about it and since I live on the east coast – dry skin is so real during this time of year. I tend to have drier skin regardless, but this is perfect for the winter months for me as it gives me the perfect hydration. The texture for this is quite runny, more so than regular primers, so at first I was a bit hesitant of how it would actually hydrate my skin, but it worked its magic and works so effortlessly! I haven’t been able to put on any of my foundations without this in the month of January!
Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation – Light Sand
I bought this when it went on sale at Ulta, and to my contentment this turned out to be an amazing product. I didn’t have high hopes for it, but I ended up loving it for its everyday use. It is great for anyone who doesn’t love full coverage and needs some coverage that feels lightweight for professional settings. I love wearing this at work as it feel comfortable all day and is a great day time foundation. For me, Tarte can’t go wrong with their foundations, but let’s see if they will hold that to be true for their Tarte Tape Shape Foundation! **I tried to link this for you guys, but I can’t find it anywhere. I’m not sure if it’s discontinued 🙁
This concealer reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer. It has the same texture and is lightweight. I’ve been loving using this all month. It’s a great concealer for brightening and also great as a eyeshadow primer. I did notice if I don’t set it right away, it will crease fairly quick, so beware of that. Other than that, great affordable drugstore product for a dupe of a high end concealer!
This was my first palette from Natasha Denona as I wanted to know what the hype was all about, but didn’t want to commit to her most expensive palette’s. This one here was $45, which is quite expensive for only 5 shades. It does not disappoint though, the formulation is super creamy and extremely pigmented without too much fall out. It is nothing like anything I have ever tried. It’s truly amazing. I do feel that it could be beginner friendly as long as you blend somewhat well. I did not find it too difficult to use even though the shades are intense. It almost felt like I didn’t have to put too much effort into it and it automatically looked beautiful, which is what I look for in eye shadows. It’s too frustrating to have eye shadows that are hard to work with – nobody has time for that!
If you read my 2017 favorites as well as my Ulta haul back in December, know about this already. It has made it in my January favorites as well because it is to reassure you, although, I tried it only in December, I really do love these. The formula for these are nothing like anything else I have tried; they are creamy, hydrating and comfortable to wear. Liquid lipsticks tend to be drying and really not comfortable at all, which is why these are miraculous. I love this shade in particularly as it is great for everyday wear. It is on the brown spectrum for nudes. It has my go-to shade for the month, and I’m sure it will be for the other coming months.
I bought the travel size for this just to test it out and quickly fell in love. I can’t go anywhere without this. It’s meant to be hydrating and refreshing. If you don’t like rose scented things, you probably won’t like this, although, I don’t think the scent is too overwhelming. I believe you can also use this as a setting spray, but I usually don’t. For me, I will usually use it as a toner or just a quick little pick me up throughout the day.
I think I received this as a Sephora gift with my points and as expected from this brand, it’s amazing. I use this after showering when my hair is wet and it makes my hair so silky and smooth. It is a detangler and smells so nice. I don’t think I will ever find a Living proof. product that I don’t like, at this point I don’t think it’s possible.
This was once again a Sephora gift with my points, which I received a few months back. I initially tried it and wasn’t impressed with it and recently decided to give it another chance. Guys, this is a life lesson here to say that you should always give things a second chance because this is the best product that has ever come into my life. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but anyone who is experiencing the winter months right now, know that the pale skin is so real. This is a great way to have the sun kissed skin, without the damaging rays. It looks so real and natural and honestly it has allowed me to wear less makeup because my skin looks so amazing. Who else wears less makeup when they’re tan? Well, that’s exactly how it feels like. Again, I will have to repurchase once I run out of this.
That’s all for my January favorites. Thanks for reading! Let me know if there are any products you suggest and I can give them a try. 🙂
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