January Favorites

January 27, 2014

1. Urban Decay Naked3 Palette -- finally got my hands on this baby! This is by far my favorite in Urban Decay's 'Naked' range of palettes. I love the warm, pink-toned colors! I was hesitant to buy it at first (considering I have the first two and way too much make-up in general) but I eventually caved and I'm so glad I did! If you don't have it yet run and grab it, I promise you won't be disappointed.

2. Clinique Dramatically Different+ Lotion -- I've used Clinique skincare forever, but I change up my moisturizer because sometimes this one leaves me a little greasy. This month, however, it was freezing outside and my skin wasn't happy about it! This moisturizer really saved my dry, flaky skin and didn't break me out in the process. That's just one of the many reasons why me and my super sensitive skin love Clinique skincare so much!

3. Aerie Fragrance -- I got this scent for Christmas and I've been wearing it every day since! Since I'm terrible at describing scents so I'll let the Aerie website take this one: "A fresh blend of sweet fruits, pretty florals and sensual musk." I'd say that pretty much sums it up! I love this scent because it lasts all day but doesn't give me a headache (which is a big problem for me with some perfumes!)

4. AEO Hair Ties -- Not much to say about these except I will never use other hair ties again! These ones are great because they don't mess up your hair. I always sleep with my hair in a pony tail, but I hate when I wake up in the morning with a huge dent in my hair where the hair tie used to be. These don't do that plus I think they look really cute! So that's always a bonus.

5. MAC Lipstick in Russian Red -- I've finally found my perfect red lipstick! Seriously, no one loves a good red lipstick more than me but, before this one, I kind of struggled with it. I loved wearing it but something just looked wrong. The undertones were either too orange or too blue. This one is just right! It's a little more neutral and I'm obsessed. I've even been wearing it to class! That has gotten some weird looks, but I don't care. I love it and no one can take that away from me!

6. Chanel VITALUMIÈRE AQUA-- I don't always wear foundation, but when I do, it's always Chanel Vitalumiere aqua. I've tried a lot of foundations and this one is by far the best. Whenever I try to use something else...I just can't! It never looks nearly as good as this Chanel one. It's a little pricey, but it does last a long time and isn't beautiful, glowing skin worth it? I think so!

7. Dove Shampoo + Conditioner --I've been on the hunt for a really good shampoo and conditioner duo for a while and I think I may have found my perfect match! I'm notorious for switching my shampoo and conditioner but I've been using this one all month and I think I'm going to stick with it! My hair hasn't felt this soft and frizz-free in a long time! Plus, since I'm trying to grow my hair out a bit, the damage repair is a plus. Stay tuned to see if this duo sticks around next month!

8. Essie Nails in 'Shearling Darling' --If you read my #ManiMonday post, then you already saw this! This color has been a favorite for a few months now, especially in January! I'm actually wearing it as I type this! Essie nail polish is some of the best (in my humble opinion) so it won't be the last time you see them featured in a favorites post!

9. Tory Burch 'Reva' Flats--Not exactly a beauty product, but I had to feature them anyway! I bough my first pair of Tory Burch flats this month and I'm hooked! I've had my eye on these 'Reva' flats for a while and I finally decided to just treat myself and buy them. I'm so glad I did! These shoes are just beautiful. At $225 they're definitely an investment piece, but they're so classic and chic that I know I'll get a lot of use out of them! That's how I try to justify it, anyway.

What have you been loving this month? Tell me!

xo Sydney


  1. I will definitely have to try Mac Russian Red! And I love Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, but the darkest shade is just too light for me, which is a bummer! Although I do like the regular of Chanel Vitalumiere.

  2. LOVE Russian Red by Mac! Such a great color!
    xo, Erica


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