December 2015 TOP 5’s
Top 5 Lifestyle Favorites
S'well Water bottle
After seeing Alex Garza and Meghan Reinks talk about this product, I caved and ordered this one in the 25 oz size. I had recently lost my water bottle and used that as an excuse to get this one, and I’m secretly happy that happened! So far I love it. It’s pretty and keeps water cold 24 hours. Only negative is that normal ice cubes are too big for it so I have to make mini ones. I’m more than willing to make that sacrifice for it.
Pyro Pet Candle
One of my best friends got me this candle for Christmas that matches my cat. I have a love for simplistic black cat decor for my apartment and this works perfectly. I probably won’t burn it down to see the skeleton inside because it is too pretty! You can get the “Kisa Black” cat candle here.
Design Love Co. Planner
I preordered this planner in October and received it late in December. It was worth the wait. This planner has a dedicated place for everywhere you could want to write and more. The cover is gorgeous, and I’m looking forward to filling it up this year! My only negative point on it is the size. It fits well in my Longchamp work purse but is a bit bigger than I’m used to. If I hadn’t gone with this planner, I noticed that Target has some cute ones available this year too.
Video: Sarahbelle93x's "How I Edit My Instagrams"
This girl has gone from preppy Southern to having awesome style ever since she moved to L.A. this year. I’ll openly admit that I utilize her “My IG Themes + How I Edit My Instagrams || Sarah Belle” video whenever I post. Her IG theme/ apartment/ style/ puppy are perfection and I love watching her videos.
I’ve found this company’s Instagram and was intrigued by the cute frames with low prices. I’ve worn glasses since I was about 9 years old and get excited to pick out new frames every 2-3 years. I purchased my frames and lenses for $68 total. Now that I have discovered this company, I feel like I can start building a collection of more pairs
than I need.
Top 5 Beauty Favorites
Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser
This product is marketed toward men at Sephora. I have heard great things about glycolic acid so I was looking for a product containing it. This is ONLY $20, has A LOT of product, and doubles as a mask. I have to say that I bet if this was marketed as a women’s product they would probably try to charge more for it. Try it!!!!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
This has been in my lip collection for a long time but I had forgotten all about them. My favorite colors are in Abu Dhabi, London, and Stockholm. This product flies under the radar in my opinion. They dry really nicely, are good for a quick product that you don’t really need a mirror to apply, and the color range is good. Just thinking about them makes me want to get all the colors…
Loreal True Match
I wear the shade W5 . I have tried this product before and purchased another one recently since I have been too pale for my other shades of foundation. I like the consistency and finish of this. Even though it is not necessarily marketed as a product for oily skin, I find that it lasts a long time if I apply it with my fingers. It’s cheap and it looks great no matter if I want to do a full face of makeup or just something basic for work.
Amanda Ensing sold me this pallet from one of her favorites videos. I had to have it after seeing the silvers, cool browns, orangey browns and taupe/grey colors in the palette. It is fun to experiment with the blue toned silver shades in here since that is a color that I rarely go to!
In December I found a weird attraction to gold eyeshadows. Throughout the time that I’ve really been into makeup, I tend to go toward pink, really bronze/orange, taupe cool toned shimmers, metallics and sparkly shades. I see my friends with brown eyes focus on the yellow gold colors more often and I decided to give it a try. I went on a kick of trying to find the best golds and my top picks are CHEAP DATE, GET LUCKY, FRINGE, HIGH TIDE, & ELECTRIC SLIDE highlight. They’re all from Colourpop, no surprise there since all of their products are on point.