That’s Dope: January Things I Love
Welcome back and Happy Friday!
Recently, I’ve really been feeling the blogger burnout. It’s nothing you have done it’s just sometimes you hit a creative snag or you get in your own head so today I decided to push through and break that barrier with my new series, That’s Dope!
My goal with this series is to share my monthly favorites. I will be sharing everything from beauty products to style pieces to basically anything that I have been loving. Each month I want to share the products or services that really have made my life easier or that I have simply been loving but tell me if you want this to be a monthly series or if you want to see this every other month.
Before you go, comment below and tell me if you want to see me add some video to this series. I would simply be chatting away about all the items listed so tell me if you prefer video or reading the blog posts!
That’s Dope: January Things I Love
OUAI Wave Spray: Okay OUAI! I see you! As you know, I’m a very, very loyal customer of Kenra products, however, over the last year I have found some love with OUAI. More recently, my cousin introduced me to their ‘wave spray’ and it has truly impressed me. I have not stopped using it since I purchased it in December. I love to use the spray with my NuMe curling wand or with my Beachwaver for flawless waves and curls. The waves/curls just last SO much longer!
BH Cosmetics Deluxe Fan Brush: Another product that I have not stopped using since I purchased it. If you caught my battle of the brushes post, then you already know all about this brush. What you don’t know is that I have been getting non-stop compliments on my highlight game since I started using this brush. Any highlighter I use, this brush blends and beats to perfection. Did I mention it’s only $5.95?!
The 10x Rule: As I said earlier, sometimes as a creator, you get into a funk. It started to creep up on me towards the end of December and then I remembered I purchased this book a long time ago. It was a great motivational read then and it is again now. This book by the amazing Grant Cardone has helped to reignite my love for blogging and business. If you are an entrepreneur or someone who just wants more success out of life, this book is for you.
Meech and MIA White Shadow: I swear half of my favorite beauty products come to me through my Ipsy bags. I have been loving this shadow as a topper on some of my favorite eye shadow looks and even by itself. It is SO pretty and it is almost like a gorgeous golden iridescent powder. The website photos don’t do it justice I swear but this shadow is stunning.
Kenra Perfect Blowout Styling Creme: Like I said, I’m loyal! I love me some Kenra. So when I received this Perfect Blowout Styling Creme, I instantly had to try it. I am proud to say that I have been using this for a month and I use it every time I wash my hair. It gives my hair SO much volume without adding any grease or making my hair feel heavy and cake-y. I love that all you need is a dime size amount to achieve a perfect blowout and that my hair feels so healthy and full.
Vera Bradley’s RFID All in One Crossbody: There is a reason this bag was on Oprah’s favorite things list this past year. Easily my favorite Crossbody bag that I own! I love how different the color is [I mean it’s called Chocolate Raisin guys!] and the fabric is different from anything I own but the best part is all the compartments and space! This chic and classic bag will be a staple in my closet for a very, very long time.
Quay x Desi Perkins OTL Sunnies: My sunglasses collection is really out of control at this point, however, I had to add my newest edition to this list because I haven’t worn any other pairs since I purchased these. This frame is my dream frame. I have been looking for an affordable and chic sunny and Desi Perkin’s OTL sunglasses hit the mark. I love them so much that I purchased them in both colors. One of my favorite things about Quay is that they are decently priced and the quality of the sunglasses feels much more expensive than what they actually cost [if that makes sense]. I’m not afraid they will break or scratch easily. I just love them!
Sweat Workout App: I don’t normally get super excited about apps to the point where I want to keep talking about them but I am so impressed with this app and I’m only on week 3! I love that the workouts are very similar to the ones I create. I use it DAILY [which is unheard of for me]. I am actually feeling better and wanting to workout again. Even though I have been working out consistently meaning showing up to the gym at least 5 times a week for the last 3-5 years, it doesn’t mean my workouts are always great. Not every workout is going to be great but since I started using this app my workouts have improved and my levels have become more consistent basically it’s a really cool app.
Bath and Body Works Smoked Birch and Mahogany Teakwood High Intensity Scented Candles: As someone who doesn’t purchase Bath and Body Works candles regularly [I’m talking maybe once a year], these two candle scents now have me wanting to purchase some mo’. These two particular scents are a bit more masculine [think Abercrombie and fitch punching you in the face] but the candles also last so much longer than any others that I have recently purchased. My normal go-to candles are the $5-$10 target candles [still a fave!] but I love the smell of these Bath and Body candles so so much. Also, side note, their new containers are very chic. Like white marble lids? What the heck?! I’m loving it. Anyways, after the candle is done, I freeze and remove the remaining wax and use the containers for office storage or other things.
Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic: If you follow me on Instagram, then you already saw I received my coolest PR package to date. Ever since I received this product in December, I have used it at least once a day and most days twice a day. I love how clean it makes my skin feel and that it really gets rid of any traces of leftover makeup. I also love that it has witch hazel in the formula which I used to use all the time.
SooAE Masks: So I had actually never heard of this brand until they sent me some masks a few weeks back and I’m so glad they did. Not only do they have some pretty awesome bubble masks, but I’ve really been loving their sheet masks in general. Their honey bubble mask, oh my gosh. It just kept re-bubbling! It was wild! Also, these masks actually fit my face [which usually isn’t the case] and I love how refreshed my skin feels after each use. I will definitely be purchasing some of these in the future.
PMD Beauty: I know I recently did two sponsored posts for PMD but that doesn’t mean I didn’t actually love the products. I’ve told you plenty of times that I am not afraid to turn down a sponsored post if I don’t love the product. With that being said, I really have enjoyed using their Personal Microderm and their KISS Lip Device. The Personal Microderm is not only fun to use but my pores do look smaller and my skin is much softer. The lip plumper device is perfect to use for nighttime glam. I have just been really loving both of these products so if I didn’t include them it would be a shame.
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