My January 2016 Favorites

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Is anyone else still in disbelief about the fact that it is 2016? I still can't wrap my head around it. But that is not why I am here. I am here to talk about my January 2015 favorites, and I have quite a few of them. I have tried so many new products over the last month, and a lot of them have been great. Most are from the drugstore so this post will be good for your wallet and bank account.

1.) Milani Everyday Eyes Palettes
You NEED these affordable, amazing eyeshadow palettes. I have three of them and I have used two so far. They are some of the best I have tried. The pigment is fantastic, they blend well, stay on, and the texture is pretty much perfect. Earthy Elements is my favorite because I love the warmer tones and that matte orange is incredible.

2.) L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
I love this foundation on days my typically oily skin feels dry. It makes my skin look healthy and dewy. And for a cushion foundation, the coverage is really good. It is easy to use and blend. It does look a little bit oily at the end of the day, but that happens to me regardless of what foundation I wear. I have been wearing it a lot over the last month.

3.) Cover Girl Oh Sugar Lip Balms
I am honestly shocked by how much I like these. I normally don't go for tinted lip balms because I like opaque coverage when I am going out. These provide the perfect combination of moisture and color. They apply well and the two shades I have (Spice and Gumdrop) have a nice amount of pigment. These lip balms are perfect to throw on for low key days or whenever you need some moisture. Oh, and they smell a lot like the Fresh lip balms. They aren't identical, but they are very similar. Thank you for that Cover Girl.

4.) BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette
What I said about the Milani palettes pretty much applies for this one, too. Only this one has some gorgeous highlighters in it. This palette is awesome. I used it pretty much every single day last week and I haven't gotten sick of it. It is a steal at $12.50. You need this one, too.

5.) Lancome Tresor Lumineuse Eau de Parfum
I received this as a Christmas gift from my mom and I am obsessed with it. It smells divine. It isn't too sweet, too spicy, or too floral. It is described as having "a sweet floral sweet with a hint of vanilla, wood, and bergamot. It is fantastic. The bottle is gorgeous, too.

6.) Zoya's Kristen
I love this beautiful light blue! Zoya is my favorite brand of nail polish and they never disappoint me.

7.) ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow in Amaze
There is a pretty good chance I have mentioned this in a previous monthly favorites, but oh well. It is my all time favorite shade. Amaze is a stunning rose gold that looks lovely all over the lid. It is a must have.

8.) Sheet Masks
I haven't found a favorite brand just yet, but I have been using the ones I have saved up all month long. They give a wonderful boost of hydration and brightness to my skin that I otherwise would not get from the rest of my skincare routine. So far, I think Leaders has the best. And you now find them at Ulta. I have also used some by Tony Moly, Missha, Tosowoong, and Forever Luminous.

9.) Life's Entropy Lip Theory in Anomoly
This has been my second go to lip product for the month. It is the kind of color that goes with pretty much anything and the formula is comfortable. I love pairing it with Rimmel's East End Snob lip liner.

10.) Walgreens Original Strength Therapeutic T+Plus Tar Gel Shampoo
I have seborrheic dermatitis, but I haven't had a bad flare up in a long time. I ran out of my trusty Head and Shoulders Clinical Strength. I wanted to try something new, so I randomly decided on this one. It works even better than my old shampoo. I could tell a difference in one use. Good stuff.

11. ) Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray
I don't know if I am just imagining that this stuff actually works, but I can tell a difference in how well my makeup stays on when I use this. It is cheap, but you also don't get very much. Either way, I have been liking this setting spray.

What have you been loving this month? I also have an empties post coming up today or tomorrow, which I am really excited about since it is a first for me.

See you soon!

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  1. That's so funny! I uploaded my favorites on Friday and my empties post today :) I had so much stuff piling up! I need to try those Covergirl tinted balms though. And I think I'm the only person who hasn't tried any Colourpop product yet. I'm going to eventually, but am really trying to hold back right now because I have so many other new things I'm testing. I love Wet n Wild and was so excited to see them release a setting spray, so I'm glad to hear good things about it so far :) Love the post!

    1. You know what the say..great minds think alike! I know what you mean. I can't even keep up with all of the things I need to try out and review. ColourPop is well worth trying out, though. The formula takes a minute to get used to, but it is great. Wet n Wild has stepped up their game! Their reformulated blushes are good, too. Thank you! I am glad you liked it. =)


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