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January Favorites!

Can anyone even believe the first month of 2015 is over yet? I have yet to really think of any resolutions, but I did just get a FitBit, so maybe I will jump on the fitness train. (Ok- I couldn’t even get through typing that without laughing!) I loathe exercise. I also love food. Food and I have a relationship that is so strong, I can’t see us ever parting ways. We always agree with eachother, and we love in harmony.

Luckily for me, my beauty favorites of the month don’t have nearly as many calories as some of my favorite foods – so let’s jump into my most reached for products for this month!

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YSL Black Opium: This fragrance has had my heart all month. I loved it as soon as I smelled it, and it’s a rare fragrance that Almira, Sabah and I all like. It is a warmer, deeper scent, but isn’t overly musky or offensive. You have to smell this next time you’re out!

Number 7 Microdermabrasion: I just reviewed this product a few days ago on the blog. I haven’t reached for it for awhile, and boy am I glad it’s back in my life. This product gives you such an amazing exfoliation. Smooth skin and less irritation than a lot of other scrubs that I have used! I highly recommend this.

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Sonia Kashuk Eyes on Neutral Palette: I have used this every single day since I got it. No joke. And I am falling more and more in love. These shadows blend so beautifully, and they are all matte. I will be buying a back up of this, hopefully if I can find one at Target before they shut down.

Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous! Foundation: I was surprised with this foundation. I have a full review coming this week, so stay tuned for that. The gist of it is, it doesn’t settle on my dry patches, and the coverage is really nice. I’m in the shade 120, which works for me, but I could have actually gone a shade lighter. (I’m translucent not very tanned in the winter.

Benefit Puff Off!: This product really smooths out my undereye area. The adorable packaging is not only eye catching, but practical. Keep this sucker in the fridge, and use it in the morning! It can be layered underneath another eye cream, and will iron out those undereye bags for you before (or after) you apply your makeup!

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Garnier Damage Eraser Hair Mask: This was recommended by Tiffany D on YouTube, and I am really happy with it. It is so nourishing, but rinses clean and doesn’t leave my fine hair looking or feeling heavy. I’ve actually used this as my regular conditioner for awhile and I love it. I purchased the shampoo from the same line, but haven’t tried it out yet. Here’s hoping I love it!

Aveeno Ezcema Care Hand Cream: This has been a favorite for a few months! I finished a tube completely, and promptly repurchased. It’s the only hand cream that doesn’t irritate me when my Ezcema is flaring up on my hands. It makes me think that Oatmeal must be a truly magical ingredient.

What were your favorites this month!?

-Sara

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Wish List: Four items I am lusting over!

This post is hard to write. As we all know by now, I am not allowed to purchase any makeup until January 1st 2015, and given that one item in this post is part of a holiday collection, I could just cry. I love doing these posts, because when I really sit down and think about what I am lusting over, I am always surprised. It’s usually not the newest thing that everyone is raving about. Trust me, I have way more than four, but if I had to narrow it down, these are the four things that would come home with me tomorrow.

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1.) Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighter: OMG this is just so beautiful. It looks like it would give off more of a cool toned silver highlight, and I don’t have anything like this in my collection. If I miss this purchase because of my cosmetic ban, I will be super disappointed! This is part of the 2014 Chanel Holiday collection!

2.) Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture Eye Palette – Eye on Neutral: This is something I can’t believe I don’t already own. I love matte shadows, especially neutrals, and I know for sure I could get a brow powder out of this as well. It’s pretty much a palette made for me, and I will be purchasing this come January!

3.) Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation: Another thing that I pick up every single time I am at a Laura Mercier counter. I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about this and I’m not sure why I haven’t taken the plunge yet! Has anybody used this before? Give me the details!

4.) Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream: I have tried the hand salve, and the body lotion from this brand and I was blown away. If this cream could tackle my dry skin during the winter time, it would be worth it’s weight in gold. Kiehl’s is a hard product to get in Halifax, but next time I have the opportunity I am going to jump on this!!

There it is, my top 4 products on my wishlist.

What have you been lusting over lately?

-Sara