January Favorites | 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

It's still hard to believe we've made it to 2017, okay?

Like I still feel like I'm a teenager, wondering how about my twenties and how cool it would be to be an adult. 

Here I am, twenty two years old and another year full of possibilities.


I've truly fallen in love with the coverage and natural finish of Smashbox Studio Skin in 1.1. It gives my skin such a flawless, airbrushed finish almost and I still can't wrap my head around how good it looks every time. I've also been reaching for my beloved Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 5, which has gotten to the point where I tip it over to get what's left. Both of these foundations are on the medium coverage side but feel like nothing on the skin. 

Last summer I missed out on the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette craze but Too Faced brought it back out (with a bang in the form of other products). After swatching it down my arm, I had to have it. What I love most about this palette, and where I feel like it differs from the others out there, is the three peachy pink shades in the heart of the palette. I only have matte oranges so these peach shimmery shades are a great alternative to the color scheme I loved throughout the end of the year. 

The quality of these shadows definitely goes in my Top Three for being so buttery soft, super pigmented, and blend better than a fruit smoothie. It's all I'm going to use for the rest of the month. 

The rest of my face has been a repeat of my every day go to's: Burberry Cat Lashes, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle, and Stila eyeliner


With Netflix and Hulu at my fingertips, I'm still that person who watches the same series over and over again. Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, and Once Upon a Time are always in my 'Last Watched' section, or whatever it's called. Recently, however, Netflix came out with another original series adapted from the children's book series that I loved throughout my own childhood, A Series of Unfortunate Events. I only started it because one of my close friends watched the whole thing in one sitting so I gave it a chance...and now I'm watching it over again. 

If you're unfamiliar with the story of the Baudelaire children, or didn't experience the craze over these books as a kid, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny lose their parents in a house fire, turning them into orphans with no parental guardian. But then they get placed with Count Olaf, their apparent nearest relative, who is really nothing but a greedy, evil villan after the Baudelaire fortune. It really was quite a bad beginning for these children. 

But there are 8 episodes on Netflix already, covering the first four books and the tales of the Baudelaire children and the threat that is Count Olaf (and his unibrow and eye tattoo on his ankle). Neil Patrick Harris plays Count Olaf, Joan Cusack makes an appearance, and even Lemony Snicket is played by that one guy you always see in the commercials who sounds like Kronk from The Emperor's New Groove. 

I have a lot of skin care favorites that I could compile into another blog post...which will turn into an essay about why I love everything so much. I'll see what happens with this blog this year too. 

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