January seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye, but it was still enough time for me to fall in love with some seriously kick-ass products. From apps to snacks and beauty finds, here are my January Favourites!
NYX LIQUID LIPSTICKS
If you read my last post about my New Years resolutions for 2017, you’ll know that I’m
striving to wear lipstick on the daily. This has actually been a fun resolution to keep thanks to some of NYX’s most popular lip products. Lately, I’ve been loving their Soft Matte Lip Cream line and their Lip Lingerie line. The lip cream line hosts a huge array of colours from deep reds to nude pinks, whereas the lingerie line houses several muted-nude colours.
SWEAT WITH KAYLA
This app, formerly known as Bikini Body Guide, has seriously gotten my ass in gear in the workout department. This app costs around 30$ a month and clearly lays out your daily workouts and weekly meal plans, with options for every diet. Every exercise is clearly described and demonstrated, and each meal has clear cooking directions. If you need help to kick-start your workout regime, I highly recommend this app.
VEGA ONE ALL-IN-ONE NUTRITIONAL SHAKE
These completely plant-based protein shakes are the perfect post-workout shake or breakfast on the go. They come in tons of different flavours, but I’ve been liking the Coconut Almond flavour (…much to my roommate’s dismay). This protein-packed powder can be added into a smoothie, into your pancake mix or just mixed with your choice of dairy or non-dairy beverage. Personally, I just mix one scoop with 1 cup of almond milk and ½ a cup of water.
I’ve been completely obsessed with two products from Laura Mercier. First, is the extremely popular Translucent Loose Setting Powder, which is perfect for setting the under eyes without any caking, as well as setting the entire face. The second product is the Silk Crème Foundation. This foundation is a great everyday foundation that still provides a medium coverage, and it smells amazing.
Needless to say, the combination of the foundation and setting powder gives the ultimate flawless complexion.
If you would have told me 6 months ago that I’d be obsessed with Shellac manicures, I would have told you that you were crazy, since I was a dedicated Bio Sculpture Gel girl. But, there came a day when that 80$ mani was too excessive and I needed another alternative – enter shellac. If you’re looking for an immaculate manicure, a fabulous esthetician, and a beautiful environment, check out JaJa Spa on Lakeshore Blvd West.
Loving more than one product from my favourite beauty brands seems to be a trend for me this month. When it comes to this luxury retailer, it’s hard to narrow your obsessions down to only two. Chanel’s Le Volume De Chanel Mascara is hands down the best mascara I’ve ever used, and
when it’s paired with Chanel’s Beauté De Cils, you end up with the longest, and most luscious lashes possible. Both of these products have become Holy Grail products for me.
MARC JACOBS DECADENCE
After sniffing this gem in Sephora back in November, and raving about it to absolutely everyone I know, it is no surprise that I ended up with two bottles of this baby for Christmas (props to Mom and Alana). This fragrance has very quickly become my signature scent and I don’t see that changing very soon. If you’re looking for a scent that can easily transition from day to evening, this is the fragrance for you.
CAPTIVATE WINTER JACKET
The U.K. Ski-wear brand, Dare2be, really hit it out of the park with their captivate jacket. This is probably the most stylish ski jacket I have ever owned, and I love it. It hits perfectly just below the hip, is sleek but warm and has an adorable faux-fur collar. It’s safe to say I’ll be warm and stylish all winter. Stay tuned for an #OOTD that features this jacket.