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January Favorites

This month I decided to start doing my monthly favorites! I had a great month and started my last semester of college. My monthly favorites will range from fashion finds and trends, beauty must haves, music, and totally random things.


Fashion

Lilly Pulitzer Marlowe Boatneck T-shirt Dress – I ended up purchasing this dress with the gift card I got for Christmas and its honestly probably my new favorite Lilly dress. It is so comfortable and I love the way it fits me. Its hard to wear right now since its so cold in Ohio, but I wore it for a Greek awards banquet and paired it with a pair of black tights and booties. I usually don’t wear my Lilly dresses in the winter or with tights, but I just couldn’t help myself!

AEO Long Pocket Cardigan – As if I don’t already have enough sweaters (lol), I picked this cable knit sweater up at American Eagle Outfitters. The second I tried it on I was in love, and it is my new go-to cardigan.

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BP. ‘Trolley’ Ankle Bootie – These type of boots are in this season and go with just about
anything! I bought these booties from Nordstrom in November Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 4.28.28 PMand just wore them for the first time. I LOVE THEM! They are super comfy and I could wear them all day without my feet getting sore. I love them so much I want to buy them in black also. The only downfall about these booties is they run small. The Nordstrom websites suggests going 1/2 a size up; however, half a size wasn’t enough for me.  I usually wear a size 0 and had to size up to an 11 because they were so small.


Beauty

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette – I have wanted this palette since the first day I saw it and I finally purchased it. The colors in this palette are gorgeous and there are so many options.  I have created a couple nice looks with this palette, including this one, and I have gotten a lot of compliments for the looks.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – I’ve never been too crazy about using eyeshadow primers and didn’t think that they made a significant difference. However, after watching many Youtubers that used the them, I decided to give them another try. Now, I almost always have to use it! Especially with my Naked 3 palette. s1325547-main-grid.jpgIf you’re going to be using nice and expensive eye products, the primer will help them stay and help packing them on so the color is more intense. I may not use it on days I’m just in class, but when I’m going out or have a full day planned it is a must! (This particular item is sold out; however, there are similar items here and here.)

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – I purchased this s1458173-main-gridsetting spray around Black Friday, but didn’t really start using it until the end of December. This month this product became one of my absolute favorite products because it hold my makeup in place all day. Before I started using it I had problems with my makeup coming off as the day went on, but now it stays in place all day! It is also oil free so it doesn’t make my face look oily.

Bayalage / Ombre Hair – At the beginning of this month I decided to do something different with my hair. I have been getting the same golden blonde highlights since I was a freshman in high school and I was finally ready to make a change (after 8 years lol). When I first made the decision to change my hair I found photos on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. I narrowed down the photos to my top three, and took those photos to my hair stylist. Together we determined what would work best for my hair, and what would look best with my complexion. I chose to start with my natural root color, which is a dirty or dark, ashy blonde, and blend it to a bleach blonde. I absolutely love the way it turned out!

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Music

Roses by The Chainsmokers– This song is just so catchy. I don’t think I will ever get sick of it!

United State of Pop 2015 (50 Shades of Pop) by DJ Earworm – This DJ is brilliant and so talented! I love this mashup of 50 popular pop songs from 2015.

Our Story by Mako – I discovered this song when watching the ASU Pi Beta Phi recruitment video, which I also love, and I fell in love. Its super catchy and I love the lyrics!


Random

Bath and Body Works Winter Scented Candle – I received this candle as a gift from my $_35boyfriend’s mom and I absolutely love the smell of it! I am usually not a big fan of winter-y smelling things, but this candle makes it smell like I am walking through a forest of pine trees. It actually makes me think of what my parents’ house smells like during the Christmas season because of the live christmas tree they get every year. Its definitely my favorite winter candle!

Day Designer Planner by Blue Sky – As much as I wish I got the real Day Designer
planner (here) now, I am really happy with the look and layout of this
planner. I used to have the Lilly Pulitzer planner and was a littlnervous when it got close to December because I didn’t know what I would do for a new planner. I absolutely Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 4.09.35 PM.pngneed a planner to keep my homework and life organized. I debated getting the yearly Lilly planner, but didn’t want to pay more money than the 17-month
planner. I found Day Designer and decided to give it a try by purchasing the cheaper version from Blue Sky. I love this planner and am definitely going to be purchasing the real Day Designer planner for next year.

Alisha Marie – I love her Youtube videos and vlogs. Every time she posts a new video and I get a notification from youtube I get super excited. I am always looking forward to her new videos and vlogs!


Hope you all had a great month and have a great February! I can’t wait to write another favorites post next month for you all 🙂

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