Best of January & Your Faves
Hi friend! I hope your week is going well. It’s been so cold here, after a very warm snap and then tons of rain. That’s Houston for ya! We are all bundling up now and I’ve had the heat and fireplace going for the last few days. I do love that I get to use my new fireplace– I’ve never had one before!
Can you believe we’re already to February?! It’s a fun month because it’s both mine and Jordan’s birthday month (we’re just two days apart!) and also Valentine’s Day!
I don’t make a huge deal out of that holiday, but I do like to give a few sweet treats to my kids and make the day special for them (and my mom). My dad used to make Valentine’s Day special for me and my mom growing up, so I feel like it’s part of his legacy.
YOUR JANUARY FAVES
Today, I’m sharing all of your favorites from January in every category- Fashion, Amazon Fashion, Beauty and Home Decor. Let’s see what topped your list this month!
2 • You’ll feel polished and comfortable in this Tweed Cardigan. The look and style is similar to a tweed jacket, but it’s got the soft the feel of a sweater. The lack of a collar lends to the relaxed feel. Perfect for the office when you want to look sophisticated, but don’t want to wear a traditional jacket.
4 • These new high rise Button Front Jeans got me right away with the high rise (a must on my list of jeans now) and cute silver button front. I like how the silver buttons contrast with the darker wash. That color is so easy to dress up, especially when they are devoid of rips and tears. The skinny leg style is complete with a traditional hem.
7 • I’m in love with this Tie Waist Jumpsuit! The material is soft, stretchy goodness. It fits like a dream with a cap sleeve and the perfect v-neck. It has double front pockets and an attached tie waist belt. The movement is lovely and flowy with the wider leg. A must have for vacay, Spring Break, or a fun day or night out!
Also in that fun, floral print!
8 • I had to try these Joggers when I saw the name – Lovestretch! They are that stretchy and comfy. A soft, breathable and buttery soft jogger that are perfect for lounge or errands. They have a comfy high waist with a wide elastic waistband and drawstring tie. I could do without the pockets being so long though, but it’s not a dealbreaker, given the other amazing qualities.
9 • Y’all! I’m smitten with these White Wide Leg Jeans! They have a high waist, wide leg combo that gives you legs for days!! And the white is nice and opaque, so you don’t have to worry about undergarments showing through.
10 • I’m CRAZY for these Flare Jeans too! They’re fitted at the waist and thigh, then the flare leg flows away from your body at the knee for such a flirty, long leg silhouette. The fabric feels good on, kinda soft with some stretch.
AMAZON FASHION BEST SELLERS
1 • This cute criss cross Running Shirt with long sleeves and thumb holes is by The Gym People on Amazon, and they have lots of good fitness apparel. This top is made of silky smooth compression fabric, also breathable and quick drying.
4 • These Ankle Socks have been a great alternative to my favorite Core-10 socks that have been sold out. I love the neutral colors and they are have a lot of cushion, plus protect your heels from rubbing against your shoes.
6 • This Hat is SO GOOD! You know how much I love my go to sun hat. I wanted to try another one and this one is just as good. It’s a two toned hat with the stylish belt. Looks so chic with everything from swimsuits to dresses. You’ll see this one a lot this Spring and Summer.
7 • GET THESE HeyNuts Leggings ! We’re giving Rhonda the credit for spotting them and telling me to order them. They are literarily the closest leggings to Lululemon I’ve found. They feel nearly identical and I’m not exaggerating! They are seamless on the outer leg with a very slimming high waist. If you like leggings for exercise and lounge and outfits, try these and thank me later!
8 • I’ve been sharing these Faux Leather Leggings for a few months now and they’re still going strong! They are so easy to get into (I sized up) and feel amazing on! They also feel like they are well made and will last. They have a comfortable high waist, which I really appreciate. So many ways to wear these!
9 • These Daily Ritual Tanks are SO GOOD! I’m glad I ordered several because I love how they fit and feel. They’re very soft and feel like such good quality with stretch and an opaque white. They’re a racerback style with a wider shoulder and nice and long for your taller gals.
BEAUTY BEST SELLERS
1 • Nail Strengthener • I’ve never had anything grow my nails out as quick as this thick cream. My nails were a mess after continuing to peel off my shellac month and after month. I decided to give my nails a break and they were so brittle and thin. Within a couple of DAYS of using this, I noticed my nails feeling stronger. They are nearly all grown out now and have never looked better! I dip my nails into the pot about once a day and rub all over the nails. This stuff is selling out everywhere – I found it at Walmart, so scoop it up quick!
3 • No Bend Hair Clips • These handy little clips keep your hair out of your face while applying makeup, but also tame your hair without any leaving and crease or bend in your hair! You can also use them to train your bangs by clipping them to where you want your hair to lay. I love them for taming my cowlicks especially. After I’ve done my hair, I place on each of my cowlicks to help make them lay flat. Over 14,000 positive reviews
4 • Since Colleen Rothschild discontinued her Vitamin C Serum, I was on the hunt for a new one. This Vitamin C Serum by Cerave is formulated with 10% l-ascorbic acid, the purest form of vitamin C that brightens your complexion and promotes even skin tone. It also contains hyaluronic acid:) It goes on smooth with a non-sticky, gel texture. I like how quickly it dries and disappears into your skin. I use it every morning, first thing after cleansing while my skin is still a bit damp for better absorption. 33,303 positive reviews
8 • This Bare Rose lip kit contains the pigmented lip liner and moisture rich lip balm. The color glides onto your lips and feels almost like a lip oil. It’s so hydrating and the color is gorgeous on!
9 • I shared this lighted dermaplane razor in Goodies recently and I’m so impressed! It’s wild how much better you’re able to see your face and skin with the light! I use it to gently remove all that peach fuzz and exfoliate my skin. Your skin will feel so good after using it and then your skincare products absorb better and your makeup goes on more smoothly. It comes with several replacement blades and uses 1 AAA battery. 20,836 positive reviews
10 • Once you start using a tongue scraper, you can’t live without it. I use my every morning and it gets rid of bacteria and bad breath, and since it’s made of stainless steel, it’s durable and long lasting. 83,106 positive reviews
HOME BEST SELLERS
2 • Similarly, what would we do without our e-cloths?! Without any chemicals (you just wet with water) and it gets your windows, mirrors and appliances clean with a streak free shine. You can use the second cloth to dry. Over 17,000 positive reviews
4 • This Jewelry Organizer is how I store several of my earrings and rings. I really enjoy that I can still see all my pieces so finding them when it’s time to wear them is easy. Come with velvet lined trays to really give a chic feel to storage.
BEST OF JANUARY
I love having a blog to document the big and small things in my life as they occur. Lots happened in 2022 from moving, ending a long term relationship, running a half marathon, and getting a dog (and a cat)! I broke it down month by month here.
It’s wild to realize that in just a month from now, we will have lived in our new house for a year! In this post, I walked you through our whole home tour – from right before we moved in to what it looks like now.
I’m also sharing our decor plans for the future.
Nothing like a fresh clean slate to start the new year off right. Before we get to Spring decor, here’s a peek at our Winter decor.
I’ve found so many good home decor pieces on Amazon. Just when I think I’ve seen everything, something new catches my eye! That blue tray is currently sitting on my nightstand and the cloche candle holder is on my coffee table.
If you do have weight to lose, let me tell you the easiest way to do it. Not that actually doing it is easy, but the method is quite simple. I gave a deep dive here for how I’m working on losing a few pounds.
As a follow up, I shared what I eat daily with the macro nutrient breakdown. I hope that’s helpful for you!
Several of my activewear pieces that I wear on repeat are from Amazon. I only share things I love that are quality and I feel good in!
WHAT’S IN MY AMAZON CART
Several of my beauty finds are from the drugstore, and you can also get them on Amazon. The Oribe clarifying shampoo has been a game changer for the back of my hair that was always greasy, even if it was freshly washed. Now I use it at every shampoo (twice a week).
It’s so fun to share little goodies with you every Tuesday on Stories. If you’ve missed it, I rounded them up below.
JANUARY LOVES GIVEAWAY WINNER
Congrats to NGMOM11 from Hamilton, VA! Excited for the next one!
Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me! It’s so much more fun having you here!
Have a fantastic day friend!