Somehow it’s February already, so let’s dive into my favorites from the last month!
January 2018 Favorites
ShiKai Borage Therapy Hand Cream
This stuff has totally saved my skin in the last few weeks since I’ve been using it. I notice a difference in my hands right away and over time, so it’s the perfect formula for me. A little bit goes a long way, and it doesn’t take very long to soak into the skin.
Transcending Waves Planner
I’ve been using this planner since the beginning of January, and I really like it! I write in it every morning and every night, and there are recaps to work on at the end of each week and each month. It sounds a little overwhelming, but I think it’s exactly what I needed. It helps me stay mindful, present and grateful.
Earth Science Perfect Hydration Oil Free Moisturizer
I love this moisturizer because it feels more like a gel so it’s very soothing when applied to the skin. It absorbs very easily, and it’s scent free. It’s a very good moisturizer for both night and day because it’s not too thick but it’s still very moisturizing.
Pacifica Cocoa Rush Anti-Fatigue Mask
I’ve been trying to do more masks and wear less makeup lately to let my skin breathe. I really like this mask because it smells faintly like chocolate and berries, and it just soothes my skin. The packaging says it’s a pudding mask, and the texture is very light and almost whipped and very moisturizing. It’s been a really nice pick-me-up for my skin, especially since it’s winter.
L’Oreal 24hr Eye Shadow: Amber Rush
I haven’t worn a lot of makeup this month, and when I have, it’s been very minimal and basic. This is probably my all-time favorite neutral eyeshadow because it’s a beautiful color that works well on its own or blended with other shadows. It has shimmer to it, but there isn’t any chunky glitter fallout. Love it! This formula is definitely one of my favorites!
Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine
I’ve never included something like this in my favorites before, but I honestly love it so I wanted to include it. There are so many decks of tarot and oracle cards out there, and everyone will vibe with decks differently. This deck may work with you or not, and that’s okay. I love these for a few reasons, including that the cards are very sturdy and they have silver edges on them. The guidebook that accompanies the deck is very helpful and informative without being over the top. I’ve only used it a few times, but the cards have been spot-on. I’m very excited to learn more about this and keep using it in the future.
Book: You Do You by Sarah Knight
I know, I know. I mentioned this in a bunch of blog posts recently, but I can’t help it. I’m working on a new post about my favorite books I’ve read in the past few months, so be on the lookout for that soon! This was exactly what I needed when I found it at the library. It helped me learn to let go of some things and learn how to put myself first and not feel guilty or shameful because of it. It’s filled with amazing quotes, and it’s a fairly quick read.
TV Show: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
I know I’ve mentioned this show before, but it’s still one of my all-time favorite shows. They’ve always been killing it, but it’s really gone above and behind this season. They tackle bigger issues than previous seasons, and the songs have gotten even better and also more ridiculous. For example, one character sang a song about his fertile sperm. Sounds crazy, but it’s amazing. This show will forever be one of my favorites for so many awesome reasons.
This is a playlist I created a couple years ago, but it’s always a work in progress. It’s been a quiet, tough month, and I realized how much self-love I was lacking/needing. There’s no shame in realizing you need some help in your self-love journey, and music is greatly powerful for me.