Sunday, February 2, 2014

January 2014 Favorites

Happy Commercial Bowl Sunday!! Hope you're all enjoying your night, whether it's watching the game/commercials, some Walking Dead or just plain relaxing!

I'm making it one of my missions to be better with my monthly favorites this year so here goes!

Paula's Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxident Concentrate Serum
I received this is my Birchbox this month and wasn't expecting too much from it, only because I never expect immediate results when using sample size skin care. Generally the claims that they make take a little while to take effect if at all so I don't get myself too excited about them. This product was a total surprise and I am absolutely buying myself a full size. I was having some issues with breakouts on my chin, including a GIANT pimple that was so swollen that it was actually affecting the shape of my jawline. Within using this for two days the breakout was 99% contained. I was amazed by this! It's staying in my life forever. 

Maybelline Lipstick in 910 Bare All
This lipstick is in the new Buff collection of lipstick by Maybelline, which I believe is a permanent addition to the line, and it is the lightest shade in the range. I'm such a fan of a really nude lip and I just love this. It's the same consistency as MAC's Myth but it leans more pink while I feel Myth leans yellow. It gives you the same totally blanked out effect and is great as a base for a nude lip, or if your natural lips are really pigmented, you can use this to take the color out and get true color from other products. 

NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie
This has been my favorite gloss to wear on top of the Bare All lipstick. It gives a pretty pink/orange hue and feels wonderful on the lips. 

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
I got a sample of this at the last Sephora VIB event in November and fell in love. I finally moved on to the full-size tube and continue to be obsessed! I love the look of false lashes but hate wearing them and I think this mascara gives my lashes a false look without getting overly clumpy. 

Sleepy Hollow
When my boyfriend and I first heard about this show, we were unsure of how they were going to make an entire show about a story that doesn't really lend itself to series format. Since the first episode, however, I have been hooked and the last couple episodes of this season were AMAZING. The season finale was absolutely crazy! I didn't expect that ending and that twist. It was so good. I can't wait for it to come back in my life!

Wii U
My boyfriend got me a Wii U for Christmas since I had the old Wii and they weren't coming out with games for it anymore or, in the case of my Disney Infinity game, it would have limited features. I am in love with the Wii U and have been having so much fun with it. I already beat LEGO Marvel Super Heroes which was so much fun to play, and am currently playing the Mario Brothers game that came with the system. 

Haim
I saw this band when they opened for Mumford and Sons last year and really enjoyed them. I've been listening to their album on and off since it was released but I listened to it a ton in January, probably because I'm going to see them in May so I have to study up!

And that's about it! I should be back later this week with my finale reviews on my January Birchbox and ipsy. 

XoKatie