January Loves

How is it already January 31st tomorrow?! This month went by so quickly. I can hardly believe we are already a month into 2016. This year, I want to share more of my favorite things. I love watching these videos on YouTube and reading blog posts dedicated to favorites so in the off chance you are as nosy as me, here are my favorites from January.

Kate Spade Bag

I got this bag for Christmas and never leave on a shopping trip without it! It’s very structured, which I love and is big enough for my essentials, but not huge enough to pile it full of junk I don’t need. The neutral taupe color is great because it goes with anything I’m wearing.

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I am so behind the bandwagon on this. My best friend sent this to me for my birthday last year and I just now got around to reading it. I was a little worried that I wasn’t going to like it simply because it’s an emotional story. However, I loved it! It’s emotional, raw and real which makes it an easy book to read. I don’t think I will be watching the movie however. That might be a little too emotional for me!

Golden Peach Sparkle

Everyone knows that I am obsessed with Bath and Body Works candles. Seriously, I have over 11 jars that are empty and need to be cleaned out (tutorial coming soon!). It’s kind of hoarding and I am fully aware of this but the jars are so handy! The Peach Bellini candle is one of my all time favorites and this Golden Peach is very similar. If you love fruity candles, you NEED this in your life!

Shea Body Butter

I’m very picky when it comes to lotions and body butters. I hate the greasy, sticky feeling that a lot of products leave behind. This Shea Body Butter from The Body Shop is an all time favorite! I love the subtle smell and it’s so moisturizing. It does have a bit of a greasy feeling but quickly soaks in to my skin.


I live in beanies in the winter. Not only do they keep my ears warm but they are so adorable! I got this blue metallic one last year from Kohls. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday it’s been cold, which has been pretty frequent this month.

Dove Dry Shampoo

I only recently started using dry shampoo. I used to wash my hair every other day or so and it was messing with my hair. I decided to try and go at least 2 days between washing my hair. I grabbed this dry shampoo a few months back but only recently began using it consistently. The smell is great and it doesn’t leave a residue in my hair. Plus, it’s drugstore and inexpensive!

Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm

This is one of my all time favorite lip balms. Not only is the smell amazing but it moisturizes my lips for longer than 5 minutes. A lot of times I find myself reapplying lip balm after about 5-10 minutes because my lips feel dry. This Burt’s Bees one, however, keeps my lips feel moisturized in the dry winter weather.

Making a Murderer

I know everyone is talking about this docuseries but I had to mention it. I am a lover of crime drama so when I first saw this pop up on Netflix, I was intrigued. I’ll be honest, the first episode is kind of boring. But stick with it! The rest of the series completely sucked me in. I literally binged watched the entire series in one weekend. The best and worst part of the show, is not knowing what I believe actually happened. It really is a mystery!

Tell me what you love in the comments. I love trying new things. Plus I’m really nosy!



The Best Lotions and Body Creams

My favorite lotions and body creams

Raise your hand if you hate greasy, stinky lotion! Me! Pick me! I hate lotion that is smelly and leaves me feeling and looking like a grease ball (I mean really, who actually likes that feature!?). Over the years, after lots of trial and error and probably hundreds of dollars being thrown away, I’ve found 2 hand creams and 2 body lotions that I absolutely love!

Almond hand and nail cream1

The first is my every day hand cream from the Body Shop. This entire line is great but my favorite is the Almond Hand & Nail Cream. It’s not an overwhelming scent but a subtle warm almond scent. I can easily wear this with perfume or body spray without having a battle of the scents. It quickly soaks into my skin and doesn’t leave a residue or greasy feeling.

Stress relief lotion1This stress relief lotion from Bath and Body Works is my night hand cream. I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of the scent but since I don’t sleep with my hand near my face, I don’t really notice. I’m not sure if it actually helps me “relax and unwind” like the bottle claims but I wake up with soft hands and that’s good enough for me.

Shea Butter1

I love this shea body butter from The Body Shop. I use this body butter mainly after the shower right before bed. It does have a bit of a greasy feeling at first but soaks in quickly. I love to use this after is shave my legs as well. The shea scent isn’t overpowering or offensive which is nice if I need a little extra moisture in the morning.

pear lotion1

I love the Pearanormal Activity lotion from Gud (made by the makers of Burt’s Bee’s). The scent is amazingly pear scented which is why I don’t mind the lingering scent. This lotion is not one to be worn with perfume or body spray (or at least none that I have). The scent if very strong but stays around like a body mist. It’s a great summer scent and is very inexpensive.

What’s your favorite lotion, body butter or hand cream? I’d love to try out some new ones.

See you soon!