January 30, 2017

My January Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)

January Beauty Product Favorites
It's the first round up of 2017! I ran out of some beloved products so I took that opportunity to try some items that have been on my list. The weather has been up and down so been trying to nail down a regular skincare routine this month. Unfortunately there were more misses than hits for me but I tried not to be too harsh.

January 15, 2017

Review: @NailsInc Spray On Nail Polish

This post is a bit delayed but still thought I'd share my review in case of you were wanting to try this trend. Ever since I saw "spray on nails!" I was curious then when I was on a Sephora binge and needed to reach a certain dollar amount in my cart to get the add-on I wanted I came across NAILS INC's Paint Can Spray On Nail Polish. It was $12, around the same price as other polishes, so figured why not.

January 9, 2017

@SELFmagazine x Birchbox

This month Birchbox had a curated box from SELF Magazine. "New year, new perspective. This month is all about making little changes, embracing the things you love, and products that make you feel like the greatest version of your (already great) self." I chose this box because it featured brands and products I was intrigued in. Plus I haven't tried a curated box in a hot minute. Here's what I received:

January 3, 2017

My January Julep Maven Box

New year, new boxes! This month's Julep Maven box was Fresh Forward with the launch of Boost Your Radiance Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil. "Time to shake off the holidays and gear up for an amazing new year with our January Collection. Treat yourself to a skin-boosting face oil + hydrating lip oils that up your natural glow. Plus, shimmery new transformative nail polishes magically illuminate wintry crème shades for a futuristic dazzle to start the new year right." Here's what I selected:

January 1, 2017


2016 started off so optimistic but went quickly downhill with the death of Bowie 2 weeks in and continued with the loss of many icons including Prince, George Michael and ended on the tragic note with the back-to-back deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mom, Debbie Reynolds just last week. Plus the election (which I will not get into) sucking the life out of everything and consuming all our media's attention. I also suffered the personal loss of my close aunt Mary Jane in November after her very long battle with cancer.
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