January Favorites

It’s officially February. January was a relatively slow month for me. The days were long but the month flew by. January was actually a good month. A lot of good came with the new year. School is going great even though this sociology paper due in a couple of weeks is kicking my butt. I got invited to NYFW and I can actually go this time because work isn’t getting in the way. I’m still deciding on what I should wear because since it’s cold in New York and I want to be stylish but also comfortable and warm. I’m so nervous though. I’ve never been to a fashion show lol. For today’s blog post i want to recap January and just share with you all some of my favorites from last month. Enjoy xx ♥ 

January Favorites

♥ Collaborating with ABC Family/Freeform

Last month Freeform reached out to me after I tweeted my love for one of their new shows “Recovery Road.” Long story short they loved my tweet so they reached out to ask if they could feature my tweet about Recovery Road on air on Freeform/ABC Family. So last week if you watched Freeform you would have seen the commercial that featured my tweet.

You can watch the television commercial for Recovery Road and look out around the 20 sec mark

https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryRoadSeries/videos/474080212777509/?pnref=story

 

♥ Nikon Coolpix L840

After being invited to the Leanne Marshall NYFW show I decided to take the plunge and invest in my first camera. I decided on the Nikon Coolpix L840  and even thought it’s not a DSLR, I still love it and it  takes amazing pictures. 

♥ Beauty Favorites ♥ January Favorites

 Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

After coming back from Christmas vacation, the cold weather ravished my face. I suffered through a week of extreme dry skin on my face and this cream saved my life. I’ve never been a fan of Cetaphil because when I tried it a couple of years ago it did absolutely nothing for my skin but when I received this product from Influenster I really didn’t give it much thought. However, after testing it out and realizing that this particular product was thicker and very moisturizing I tried it on my face and the dryness I was feeling on my skin went away after a few days. i absolutely love this product and it became one of my favorites last month. I’m almost finished using the mini sample they gave me but I will definitely be repurchasing it.

 January Favorites

♥ ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip

I know everyone loves and raves about these products so I had to see what all the hype was about. First of all, all of Colourpop products are so affordable, which drew me in. I love the fact that everything on their website is less than $!0 unless you’re buying a set. I also love the fact that they have a wide range of lip colors. The colors I tried were Teeny Tiny and Kapow and I’m in love. They match perfectly with my dark skin tone and it’s long lasting. My only problem is i wish it was a bit more moisturizing but that’s just a minor issue. I normally just apply lip balm before I apply it and then I’m okay. January Favorites

 

♥ Tarte Amazonian Clay Liquid Foundation

Oily skin run in my family so when I’m shopping for foundation it must be oil free. Thank God for my niece Tricia because she recommended this product and I am in love. The first time I wore this was on NYE in hot Florida and my face held up lol (haha I’m probably saying it wrong but I’m no beauty blogger lol) This is one of the first foundations that I really love how it looks after applying it to your face. I also used it with the Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Brush and it completely transformed my face. This foundation covers everything lol and gives you that perfect airbrushed finish, which I love. 

January Favorites

TV Favorites

♥ Younger

The new season of Younger is everything. I’m so torn I love Josh and Liza together but Charles is just so dreamy lol! Also I hate that Liza hasn’t told Kelsey the truth yet. Also, doesn’t it sucked that Kelsey’s new author is railroading her new career? Have you guys been watching? 

♥ Hit The Floor

So one of my favorite shows on VH1 is finally back after taking a hiatus for a year. The show wasted no time and jumped head first into the drama. I love a show when there is a lot of drama. Everyone’s secrets are being revealed. This guy who we all thought was so nice and like the perfect boyfriend ended being the jealous murdering type. Feuds are brewing and everyone’s blackmailing and undermining each other. I just love this show. 

♥ Pretty Little Liars

I’m so excited that PLL is finally back. It’s so crazy how much of a transformation each character has made since they jumped 5 years into the future. First of all, Hanna’s hot Australian finance is just everything. Also, if you’re a fan what the hell is up with Caleb and Spencer dating and Toby’s engaged to this girl omg. Everything is so wrong lol! Plus Ezra’s character is just unhinged. This season is just so crazy. I can’t believe we’re dealing with another murder mystery and it’s so crazy how everyone at this point is just looking so guilty. 

Let’s Connect

  1. What were some of your best and worst moments last month?
  2. Are you going to NYFW and what shows? So far I’m only going to the Leanne Marshall show 🙂 
  3. What are some of your beauty favorites from last month?
  4. Also, have you been watch Pretty Little Liars what are some of your favorite OMG moments so far?

 

Disclaimer: The above video is the property of Freeform.

 

  • I bought a camera (my first proper camera) a few months ago, haven’t looked back since! 🙂 I really need to try some Tarte products everyone raves about them so much [ColourPop too!] x
    Jess | http://www.beautifulbreakable.com

  • I love Cetaphil products! I use the face cleanser and mosturizer with SPF. Hope your February is amazing! 🙂

    X,
    cristinaoncampus.blogspot.com

    • I love them now!! So happy i decided to give it a try! And thank you so much I really hope that February will be a month filled with unexpected blessings!!

  • Kayleigh

    I still want to watch recovery road! The commercials really grabbed me in!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

  • OMG I so agree! Spoby>>>Spaleb
    Like what the heck?

    apintsizedlife.blogspot.com

  • OMG Pretty Little Liars. Sooooo good!!!

  • Miss ALK

    I’ve been hearing such good things about Younger! Definitely on my to-watch list!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • I love cetaphil!!! Their cream is the best ever

  • I love cetaphil!!! Their cream is the best ever

  • Kayla S

    Congrats on buying your camera! I recently bought my first “nice” camera and it was a plunge but I’m SO happy I did. Also super jealous you’re going to NYFW, seriously something I’ve dreamed about. And I’m relatively close (based in DC) so I will have to try and make it one of these years!

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  • Kayla S

    Congrats on buying your camera! I recently bought my first “nice” camera and it was a plunge but I’m SO happy I did. Also super jealous you’re going to NYFW, seriously something I’ve dreamed about. And I’m relatively close (based in DC) so I will have to try and make it one of these years!

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  • Merisa Ferrell

    So many exciting things are happening for you! Getting to go to a NYFW show is seriously a dream, can’t wait to hear more about it. I really want to watch Recovery Road it reminds me a lot of this show I watched when I was in middle school called Higher Ground. It was about a boarding school for at-risk teens and starred Hayden Christensen. I think it actually aired when ABC Family was still FOX Family. lol I loved it! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  • Congrats on getting invited to NYFW again! Congrats!

    I have to moisturize my face like every couple hours in the winter. It’s terrible!

  • Congrats on getting invited to NYFW again! Congrats!

    I have to moisturize my face like every couple hours in the winter. It’s terrible!

  • Gah! I feel like we’re twins! PLL has my emotions all over the place with these new couples, and I missed Hit the Floor so much!!!! And it’s so awesome your tweet was selected!

  • Cetaphil was my life saver while I was on Accutane!! Have you tried their cleanser? You should!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • Cetaphil was my life saver while I was on Accutane!! Have you tried their cleanser? You should!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • nicole simonetti

    What an honor to attend NYFW! This is my first year not going as I’m working at a new company this year, so I’ll live vicariously through you – bring your new cam & take lots of pix, and most importantly, enjoy the show! x Nicole | http://www.changeanddress.com

  • Love color pop! They’re so pretty & affordable!

  • Love color pop! They’re so pretty & affordable!

  • I haven’t started this season of PLL yet, but I can’t wait to get caught up on it 🙂 How exciting that your tweet was featured 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • I haven’t started this season of PLL yet, but I can’t wait to get caught up on it 🙂 How exciting that your tweet was featured 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • Hil D

    I just started watching Pretty Little Liars recently. It’s a crazy show!!

  • Ashley

    How cool that your tweet was featured! I have yet to watch Recovery Road but have heard such great reviews on it! I might have to start today!

    xo Ashley

  • Congrats on your camera purchase! I have a Nikon Coolpix too, but mine is an P530, which is also not a DSLR. It still works great though! I’ve really been wanting to watch Younger! I already know that I’ll love it. I just haven’t watched it yet.

  • Lauren Ashley

    I love hearing/seeing people’s monthly favorites! I’ve been still trying to do my january favorites but clearly i am so behind!
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista’s Diary

  • Lauren Ashley

    I love hearing/seeing people’s monthly favorites! I’ve been still trying to do my january favorites but clearly i am so behind!
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista’s Diary