Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 2014 Favorites!

Hey everyone! I'm here today to show you what I have been loving this past month! There are some old favorites as well as some new ones! Let's get started!

1. I've been straightening my hair more often and I knew I needed to get some type of heat protectant. I came across the Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil Treatment at Ulta and decided to give it a try since it was on sale for $7. I tried it the next day and I instantly fell in love! Even though I have short but thick hair, I really only need 2-3 drops of it to lightly coat my hair. This will last you forever! It smells really nice and my hair stays frizz-free throughout the day. If you need a new hair protectant of some sort, I highly recommend this hair treatment! I would repurchase this, even at the full price of $15.

2. I've tried a lot of BB Creams and the only one I really enjoy using is the Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cream. If you're looking for a BB Cream that gives almost a full coverage look, then this one is for you! It has a really thick consistency but it's so easy to blend out. I actually prefer using my fingers to apply it because of its almost mousse texture. It has a slight satin finish so I do have to put powder over it. Overall, I think it's a great BB Cream to try out!

3. I have really oily eyelids so I need an eye primer that will make my eyeshadows last longer and be more vibrant. I got a sample of the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base a couple months ago and now I'm almost finished with it because I love it that much! If you have oily lids, you need this in your life! It comes out white but it becomes clear once you blend it out with your fingers. The only thing I don't like about this product is the cost, $24. I only buy it when Sephora has their 20% sale. Highly recommend if you can afford it!

4. I think I have a new HG drugstore mascara! It's the Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara! I love my Maybelline The Colossal mascara but the length that The Rocket mascara gave my puny little lashes was incredible! This mascara gives me amazing volume and amazing length! There are no flakes whatsoever and it lasts for a really long time! I've had quite a success with Maybelline mascaras and this mascara is no exception. Absolutely love it!

5. These cute little spheres are great! They're the EOS lip balms. I actually didn't care for these when I first tried them out. However, the more I used them, the more I began to like them! Now I have so many of them all around my house! They are great basic lip balms and have a really cute packaging! I'll admit, I was intrigued by their packaging when I first saw them. Who isn't?! Totally recommend these lip balms!

6. I have been wanting to try out a new night cream and came across the Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Cream. I saw that Allison (amarixe on Youtube) mentioned it in a couple videos and thought I should give it a try. The scent is truly great! It smells like fresh oranges, not some artificial crap. I put this on at night and my skin feels fresh, radiant and amazing the next day! I've also noticed that my dark spots have become less noticeable after using this cream for a week. Love this cream and now I'm interested in their other products too!

What were your favorites for the month of January? Leave me a comment below!

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Questionnaire: Jan. 26, 2014

Guess who's back at blogging? Me! There's seriously no excuse as to why I haven't been blogging. School just started so I may not be blogging as much. I do plan on doing my January Favorites soon! But I'm back and I'm here to answer some random questions! Let's get to it!

Has anyone heard Lana Del Rey's "Once Upon a Dream"? So haunting and beautiful! 

1. Do you sing in the shower?
Sometimes I do! Only if I know that no one will hear me lol!

2. Gold or silver jewelry?
Definitely silver! I feel like it goes with everything.

3. If you were competing in the Winter Olympics, in what event would you compete?
If were actually good enough to play a sport (I suck at sports), I'd do figure skating. I've always wanted to learn how to skate + look graceful while doing it!

4. Would you rather plan a party or go to a party?
I'm super lazy so go to a party any day, or night!

5. Ketchup or mustard?

6. What are you most stressed out about this week?
Homework! I have so much to do this semester! 

7. Would you characterize your weekdays as structured or flexible (or something else)?
A little bit of both. My work schedule is pretty much structured but my social life is all over the place lol! 

8. I’m at my silliest when…
I'm surrounded by friends. 

9. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Bagel with cream cheese and a glass of orange juice. 

10. What are three things you always have with you?
My phone, money and hand sanitizer.