Winter Favorites

Ahhhh, I feel like winter has flown by!! Does anyone else feel that way? Maybe that’s because it’s starting to warm up a bit here in Alabama, or maybe it’s because I grew up in Florida so I’m not used to winter at all, I’m not sure, but whatever it is, wow!! I feel like it came and went so quickly and I’m not quite ready for it to leave! *insert distressed emoji here*

I’m not sure if y’all remember, but back in October I posted about my “Fall Favorites” and it was just a big combination of what I was into that season, food wise, beauty wise, music wise, fitness wise, etc. I had a lot floating in my brain and thought instead of doing 9 million short blog posts, I would just combine a lot of things into one! Thus, I came up with the idea of Favorites, and I am so excited to continue the series with my new Winter Favorites 🙂 I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve been loving this season! ♡

SKINCARE: I think I’m going to just admit my secret, even though it’s super cliche… So, shhh, don’t tell anyone, but my 2018 resolution is to take better care of my skin! While I do wash my face every day, that’s pretty much the extent of my efforts. I’m no skincare expert, or beauty guru, that’s for sure. But last month I traveled to Montana for vacation, and the cold weather completely destroyed my skin. I immediately started looking into how to take better care of it, and I have been enjoying that decision ever since. With that being said, right now I am loving moisturizer & face masks. The moisturizer I’ve been using is from Alba Botanica, and I absolutely love it! It’s perfect to put on at any time of day, but I usually do it at night after I wash my face. If my skin really needs some TLC, I’ll sometimes spritz on some rose water too. For face masks, I am always trying new brands, new kinds, etc. However, one that I did the night before a long travel day home from Montana was the Freeman Brightening Sheet Mask, infused with hibiscus and vitamin C, and it was AMAZING. 10/10 would recommend.

MAKEUP: I wanted to possibly write about this in my Fall Favorites, but instead I decided to wait! Lately, I have been loooooving colored mascara. It’s so different, but so fun! I love adding color to my whole outfit with baby blue eyelashes. It’s a guaranteed show stopper. People looovvvee to comment on it, and it’s so exciting when you find a color that matches a color in your top exactly and you know it’s going to look great together. The ones I love right now are Sephora’s V for Volume mascaras.

MUSIC: Music is such an important part of my life that I feel like I just have to include in my favorites. Right now, I CAN’T STOP LISTENING to the Greatest Showman soundtrack. It. is. SO good. I am obsessed. Addicted. In love. It’s amazing. I honestly can’t even tell you my favorite song because it’s too hard to choose but if I had to, it would probably be The Other Side or From Now On.

BOOKS: This season has been amazzziinngg for my reading life. If you want to know more about my journey with getting back into reading/my list of current suggestions, check out my recent post here! However, just to let you know, right now I am reading Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty and I am looovviinng it. I also am about to start Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris, which looks incredible as well. (My boyfriend and I picked it out to read together!) I’m all about mysteries, plot twists, etc. Give me alllll the psychological thrillers!

ACCESSORIES/TECH: Not really sure how to describe this category/if it’s a category, but oh well! For Christmas, I asked my grandma for a pair of glasses from Pixel Eyewear, because they are designed to protect your eyes from the blue light in computer and phone screens, which is something I really need. I’m constantly staring at screens and I love my eyes, so I don’t want to risk straining them, plus I wear contacts so I already have eye issues, and just want to take care of them as much as possible! Also, they’re super cute, so it’s a win-win! (They have tons of different styles, there’s definitely something for everyone!)

COZY: Okay, last but not least I just wanted to share how much I have been loving blankets lately. I got two for Christmas, one from my roommate and one from my boyfriend’s family, which was so so so sweet, it made my entire Christmas. One of the blankets lives in my room and the other one lives in the living room. (We have a blanket basket in the living room!) My friends and roommates absolutely love cuddling up with the one I put out there, which is from Hudson 43, a super cute home decor brand at Jo-Ann Fabrics! (Couldn’t find a link to the actual throw, but it is so stinkin’ cute and cuddly!) One side is textured for decor when it lays across the chair as decoration, and one side is all fuzzy and warm for cozying up. The other blanket is from Berkshire, and it is soooooo soft it’s insane. The name of it is literally the “Extra Fluffy™ Extra Large Throw”. It is so fluffy. I got mine in “Blue Mist” which is a beautiful light blue, and I am in love with it.

Well, that’s about it for now! What else would you guys like to see in this series? Pretty soon, I’ll be starting to work on Spring favorites! If you guys like any of these favorites or have any questions about them, please don’t hesitate to reach out!! Comment below or contact me through email or social media! Hope you guys enjoy these suggestions and that they inspire you to find favorites of your own.

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