My January Favorites

Holy Moley how in the world is January already over?! I hope 2018 doesn’t continue to fly by, cause I have some big plans for this upcoming year.

For today’s post, I’m going to be sharing with you a list of products that I have enjoyed this month. The products will vary from skincare, to beauty, to household items. So without further ado, let’s get right into it.

Skin Care: 

Neutrogena Deep Moisture Night Cream Okay, this has easily become one of my holy grail beauty products, it’s amazing! I started using this probably towards the end of December and I haven’t looked back. I was curious about night creams, as I feel like they were more of an old school beauty regimen. But this night cream works wonders, it has made my face so incredibly soft. I apply it once, in the evening before bed, all over my face and neck. What I really like about it is the fact that there’s no greasy feeling or heavy residue. I do love a lot of the Neutrogena products, I’m pretty sure that they were the first makeup brand I tried when I was first using beauty products. I would highly recommend this product, it has saved my skin during these dry winter months.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser is one of those products I haven’t used in a while and decided to go back to. Let me just say that it was a very smart move on my part. I don’t like to switch up my facial cleansers too often since it’s bad for your skin, but I had to. I was trying out a Biore cleanser prior to Cetaphil and it turned out to be WAY too harsh on my skin. Cetaphil is a gentle daily facial cleanser that is most likely an underrated drugstore beauty find. I’ve never had really any bad cystic acne; I’ve had breakouts of course and Cetaphil does an amazing job at keeping my skin clear. This has become another staple item in my skin care routine that I do not plan on parting with anytime soon.

Pond’s Hydrating Dry Skin Cream I’ve been using Ponds moisturizer for YEARS now. I used to use an Olay moisturizer but decided to switch to Ponds, because I found that the Olay moisturizer was too greasy. I use Ponds every morning, after I wash my face with Cetaphil, I spread a little over my face and neck. I’m a big believer in moisturizer, especially this time of year. Ponds has been around forever and if I’m able to use a beauty product that my grandmother used, you bet I’m going to be getting my hands on it.

Beauty:

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – A classic item. It seems there is a theme here of moisturizing products in this blog post, but then again it is winter. Chapped lips are another one of my pet peeves, as I imagine a lot of people could agree, it’s just such an unsettling feeling. I got Burt’s Bees because I love how natural their products are. I got a pack of 2, so I could keep one in my purse and one in my vanity in the bathroom. There’s no heavy residue with this lip balm either, so it’s reliable and moisturizes well.

Pet:

Urine Destroyer – So I was going to add a link to this spray I’ve used for Ava’s messes, but Target doesn’t have it available on their website. It’s by the Target house brand up & up, and it’s labeled as a stain + odor eliminator. It’s a great product, and I would highly recommend checking it out next time you’re at Target. I’ve attached the link of a similar product.

Books:

Shopgirl by Steve Martin – This was a birthday present gifted to me by my sister. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. I found myself struggling to get into the book at first; I didn’t really have an emotional connection with any of the characters so I wasn’t that invested. But halfway through, I found myself more interested in the outcome of the book; there were a few plot twists that had occurred and I was interested in seeing how everything would turn out. It’s also acknowledged that many twenty somethings are not going through the same romantic struggles as Mirabelle, seeing as it’s a bit unusual. If you’re in between books I’d suggest reading this one, since it’s only 130 pages and actually left me thinking about the story and the characters once I finished the novella.

Movies:

Me Before You – Alright ladies, you better grab some tissues cause you’re destined to shed some tears with this flick pick. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t go out to the movies often, for a multitude of reasons (too pricey, loud people, the inability to pause for a bathroom break). It’s been on my list to see this movie just for kicks, and since I’m an Amazon Prime member, the movie is free to watch. To be honest, I really enjoy movies like this one. The story is set around two characters, Louisa Clark and Will Trainor. Louisa is that charming, quirky girl who everyone can’t help but love. Will is a thrill seeker turned bitter paraplegic after a horrific accident. Sure, the two characters seem far from similar but by the unwritten rules of the romantic comedy world, these two end up as star crossed lovers. It reminds me a lot of the movie If I Stay , another one of my absolute favorite movies. I think the plot of these movies remind the audience that you need to be grateful for what you have, because in a minute, everything can change.

Stardust – This movies is FANTASTIC. If you’re finding yourself stuck on the couch with your significant other unable to pick a movie to watch, then you’re in luck (this movie used to be included on Amazon Prime, but now it’s available on Netflix, so you’re welcome). This movie has everything to entertain both parties; romance, adventure, fantasy, action, and great humor. The story follows Tristan, a young man who wishes to cross a forbidden wall into a magical universe in order to find a shooting star that has fallen out of the sky, and bring it back to his love Victoria. He has one week to do so, and it’s safe to say Tristan wasn’t prepared for the adventure that awaited him..and neither are you.

Food:

3 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken Tacos! Yes, this month I’ve enjoyed this easy crockpot recipe so much! Definitely check it out if you haven’t yet, and be prepared for more yummy recipes coming soon.

House:

Zuede Silicone Sponges – I wrote about these earlier, but they are a very interesting product and wonderful to use. Click the link to read the full review and get a pair!

Technology:

Bragi The Headphone Review – It’s been a little over a month since I first got these, and they’ve been great. Click the link to read the full review and grab yours!

Samsung Chromebook – If you’re in need of a new laptop (bonus if you’re anti Apple products) then this might be the laptop for you. I got this laptop in early January and I’ve become obsessed with it. It’s small, sleek, light and fast. Good news is, it’s not going to break the bank either as it’s UNDER 200$! Better hurry though, there aren’t many left on Amazon. I’ll be posting a full review soon.

I hope you guys have all enjoyed my January favorites!

This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe

 

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