January Favourites 2017

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Happy Monday, friends! I can’t believe we’re already on the last few days of January. As much as I want the warmer months to come, it definitely makes me really sad that this month has gone by so quickly. WHY DOES TIME SEEM TO GO BY SO FAST WHEN YOU’RE AN ADULT?!

READ ALSO: Everyday Fall/Winter Makeup Routine 2016

I thought I’d do a little January beauty favourites post, since the last time I did a post like this was back in June. You might have seen a few of these things in my beauty haul last month, but I also picked up a few products since then.

1. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II

I’ve been wearing this liquid lipstick almost everyday this month, and it’s become my number one favourite liquid lipstick. The formula is wonderful and the colour is perfect for everyday, especially for more professional settings like my internship.


2. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat

This has been one of my favourite liquid lipsticks since last year, but I spent most of fall and winter wearing darker lipsticks, so I only recently discovered my love for it again.


Kat Von D Lolita II Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Smashbox Always On Driver's Seat


3. MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

MAC Lipstick Velvet Teddy
I used to love nude lipsticks back in high school, but over the last few years, I’ve been more of a bright or dark lipstick kind of girl. I decided to pick up Velvet Teddy last month, and it’s been one of my go-to lipsticks. I wear it with MAC’s Cranberry lipliner underneath, so it’s a little more of a pinky-nude.


4. BH Cosmetics Urban Luxe 99 Color Eyeshadow Palette

BH Cosmetics Urban Luxe 99 Color Eyeshadow Palette
I’ve been using this palette for all of my eye makeup looks this month, and I also started using it to fill in my brows since I ran out of my brow pencil. Since there are so many shades, I try to create different looks everyday.


5. MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush

I used to be really terrible at drawing my brows, so I stuck to using only a brow gel. I decided to try out the Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil a few months ago and I fell in love, but since I ran out of it, the MAC 208 brush has been a lifesaver.


6. Beauty Blender

I mentioned how much I liked the Beauty Blender in my most recent beauty haul, but I still can’t get over how amazing it is! I didn’t realize before that you had to use it damp, but it’s been giving me better results since I found out.


7. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Wipes

I try different makeup wipes all the time just for the heck of it, and so far this Aveeno one has been the best one. All the other wipes I’ve tried have dried out my face or made my eyes sore, but this one feels super gentle on my skin and eyes.


Beauty Blender Aveeno Ultra Calming Makeup Wipes


8. Irresistible Me Moonstone Automatic Steam Curler

Moonstone Automatic Hair Curler
I’ve always been really bad at curling my hair with regular curlers, but this automatic curler has been so useful. It makes things so much easier because you don’t even have to do any of the work. I did a post reviewing it here.

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  • Istiana Bestari

    That velvet teddy lipstick is such a bomb colour I think I’m going to have to get one for myself!!!

  • Mursal Rahman

    nice I wanna try the curler. is lolita and drivers seat nude brownish or orangish??
    favourites posts are my favourite.

  • I’m so curious about the automatic hair curler! I’ve never heard of them before, so I’ll be reading your review next!

    Sara | Sara Laughed

  • Victoria Stacey

    The hair curler sounds super cool! I’d love to try it. My hair USED to be super curly, now it’s kind of flat and weird haha

    • That’s so strange haha, but at least it gives you more options to curl your hair in different ways!!

  • Loving your lipstick recommendations! I’m looking for a pretty pinkish nude, so Velvet Teddy seems to be exactly what I’m looking for.

    I love Irresistible Me! I have their extensions, but I would love to try their hot tools.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • Thanks girl! Hope you like Velvet Teddy if you end up trying it 🙂

  • bri ❁

    Ah i want all of these lipsticks! & I have a curler like that too – totally saves me even with short hair!

    • Good to know it works on short hair as well!! 🙂

  • Sydney Power

    I love velvet teddy! The aveeno wipes are so good too! I love Aveeno!

    • I haven’t tried anything else Aveeno besides a hand cream but I’ll check out their other products!

  • I am drooling over that BH palette!! So gorgeous!

  • Greta Hollar

    That eye shadow palette is a thing that dreams are made out of! I’d be playing with makeup all day long!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Um that steam curler looks AMAZING! I’ve got to try it!

  • Twin Pickle

    I love the color of the MAC lipstick! I really struggle to find colors I like 🙂

    • Haha I’m a total lipstick fiend and I pretty much love any colour except really funky ones!

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    I love the MAC angled brow brush. I have never found a better brow brush! I am coming to Toronoto in June!

    • I’m so happy I got it!! And have fun in Toronto!

  • That 99 color shadow palette looks incredible! I don’t know what it is about them, but when I see so many options in one neat little package I’m like a kid in the candy store, ha!

    • Omg that’s me too haha, that’s why I love their palettes!!

  • I tried the automatic curler and it did not work for me haha, but your picks look awesome! So jealous you have that eyeshadow palette! It looks amazing!

    • Haha aw, I’m guessing you probably at least know how to use a regular curler! And it is amazing!!

  • Ashley Mason

    My sister is OBSESSED with her Kat Von D liquid lipstick!

    • The product is amazing!! I’m definitely going to look into other shades haha!

  • Casey

    I love my beauty blender too!

  • Alice Chun

    I looked at my friend’s velvet teddy in the tube the other day, and it was so different from what I expected! The curler looks interesting…

    • Haha it’s a lot sheerer applied! And it’s pretty cool 🙂

  • mckenna bleu

    i’ve never used an automatic steam curler! I would love to try one!

  • Marie Ernst

    Love all the products! That hair curler thing is my favorite!

  • I JUST ordered my first MAC lipstick and I’m dying to try it out! I keep hearing wonderful things about that shade, “Teddy” and I may have to try that one next if I like it!

    • 90% of my lipstick collection is MAC haha, I love them! Velvet Teddy is a gorgeous shade, I think it’s the one Kylie Jenner uses?

  • I have been SO into dark lipsticks this winter!

    • Haha me too! I’m leaning towards the pinks and nudes now in preparation for spring!