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As I promised, here is my favorite products from January. I was going to have the favorites only be beauty but I had a few things that I got for Christmas that weren’t beauty that I wanted to share. Maybe we will say, beauty favorites, with a twist of inspiration!

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This is heaven in a jar. There is really no other way to explain this! I got this for Christmas and honestly is something I would probably never buy but I will be re-buying this gem! My favorite thing to do with this is to take a bath in epsom salts and then after getting out, when my skin is nice and soft, apply this butter. The scent I have is Hawaiian Kukui and I love that I can have a touch of summer, even in the winter!


I had been looking for a concealer that brightened my under eye as well as concealing well. I randomly happen to purchase this, after reading some reviews and have fallen in love. I actually got two colors but the color I use the most (and shown here) is LIGHT. I also use this in several areas as a highlighter. The nice thing is that a lot of times Ulta will have this brand at buy 1 get 1 50% off and this can also be used with their flyer coupons. Another nice bonus is NYX is always super responsible on price!


So if you are like me, you hate mornings. And when I say hate mornings, we really do not get along. Couple that with the afternoon crash and I needed to find something that would perk me up. I had been hearing from my oil family that awaken was a great one to try. I typically just put a little on my temples, behind my ears and on my wrist and in about 10 minutes I am ready for another round of the day! Added bonus: If you need help staying awake while driving, apply a little awaken on a clothespin and clip it onto your vent. No more dozing during long drives!


So last fall I sort of fell into this hairspray. I had always heard of Big Sexy products but never tried them. Ulta had Big Sexy hairspray as apart of their Black Friday sales for $6.99. I thought for that price I could give it a try and I am so glad I did! It is now one of my favorite go to sprays! Keep an eye on Ulta’s sales as they routinely will include this!


This is the exception to the beauty segment that I thought was worth the exception! I got this book for Christmas as well, after hearing so much of it on Instagram. Between being so busy with business, house work and kids, I never get a chance to sit down and read much anymore. This book was perfect! It let me zone off and day dream but didn’t have me stuck getting through chapters. Such a great book to have around for a pick me up inspirational moment!


So I included this liner because I had been DYING to try it! I remember the very first time I saw this in an AD, I immediately had told my mom, that will be mine! I got this in a bundle deal in December during a sale that Ulta was having. I have only used it a few times. I love the color, the smoothness but I will admit I find it a bit hard to control. I left it on my beauty favorites because it might be the user not the product! I will keep trying on this and report back!


Now this is HANDS DOWN my favorite mascara that Ulta carries! I remember I randomly picked this up to try last year and I have been addicted ever since. The wand is super flexible which gives you great coverage and control.  It also has a unique tip on the end that helps you separate the lashes, to give a flawless look.


I had to save this product for last. I got this gem for Christmas as well and holy smokes does it smell great. Even though the scent is great my reasoning I wanted to include this find in my favorites was because of this company’s branding. After falling in love with their bottle, I dug deeper into their social media. Their branding is very specific across all boards, which is always a bonus for a company. I was slightly disappointed to see that their social media overall falls shorts but they definitely get an A+ from me in their branding and packaging.

Have you tried one of these products and also loved it? I would love to hear about it below! Check back next month as we round up our monthly Favorites for February! If you have a product you have been dying to hear reviews on, let us know! We will do our best to snag it.

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