Monday, February 2, 2015

Monthly Favourites- January 2015

You ever have those weekends where you set your alarm to wake up early to get stuff done because you have a busy weekend but then you end up sleeping with your alarm on for an hour? Yeah, me too. My plan was to do the monthly post on Saturday and then the outfit post on Sunday. It's Monday, so clearly that did not work. So the posts this week will go be monthly post on Monday, last week's outfit post on Wednesday, a product review on Friday, and this week's outfit post on Sunday.

But um, let's talk about how January is over. It went by so fast! I feel like I have accomplished very little. But it's been busy because I've had a midterm every week since the second week of school. Not busy I guess, but the work has been so steady. However, I do feel like I'm doing a good job with goal setting (more about that in a bit). Things are really about to pick up at school, and I need to stay on track and stay focused. My birthday is in a couple months, so I'm also in the middle of party planning with my best friend. I cannot wait!

1. Favourite Lush Product


















Anyone who knows me knows I love Lush. I have had great success with all the products I have tried. This one has been a particularly helpful one for me. I live in Canada. It's cold here. At the beginning of the month, I was on a ski trip, and the cold mixed with wind can be killer for the lips. Lip Service lip balm from Lush has been fantastic. I got my dad into it as well. I put it on only three times a day, and it keeps my lips luscious (he he) all day. I love it.

2. Favourite Beauty Product

















I just got into lipstick. I am obsessed. It adds so much to any outfit.  I have bought only Revlon products so far, and I don't think I want to try anything else! From left to right, the colours are Lovers Coral, Really Red, Black Cherry, and Spicy Cinnamon. My favourite is Spicy Cinnamon. I want to buy more, and I have the perfect plan to do that (read below).

3. Favourite Facial Product


 
I picked this up as a random buy at a discount store, and I love it so far! I've been using my Sundays as a spa day for myself and I decided to try face masks for fun. This mud mask by Absolute Care has been a good step into this product. I don't know if it's working, but it has made my skin feel so soft and radiant right after. I'm hoping to expand and buy/make more face masks.
 
4. Favourite Organizational Tool
 
I jokingly mentioned to my parents that we should reinstate the sticker boars we had as incentive to do chores. They laughed at me, but then I thought that it would be a good idea for me. I'm the kind of person that gets motivation from crossing things off lists and actually seeing my progress. Enter reinvented sticker board. I have white board tape and I decided to make a three-week chart because it takes 21 days to make a habit. As you can see, I have done through 8 days of completing my goals! I've been making small goals, and it has been working so well!
 
5. Favourite Spa Product
 
Has anyone seen the infomercial for this type of product? Well, real talk, I have horribly dry feet. Sorry. But I work at a pool and that does not do great things for supple skin. So this product has done wonders for me. It sloughs off the first few layers of skin and makes my heels feel softer. Add some foot cream to my bedtime routine and my feet have been better this month!
 
What does the next month have in store? Well. Valentine's Day. Ugh. And my mom's birthday (she won't let us forget it). And reading week!
 
What are you looking forward to?
 
 
-Daniella