February Favorites

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Now I’m no “beauty guru” (dear lord imagine me telling people how to dress…bad) or fashion fanatic but there are somethings I really love when I need to look presentable/a normal human being. Seeing that these monthly favorites are a really popular trend, I’m going to join in and let you all know some of my favorites things for the month of February!

Tea.

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Okay before you say anything – I know this isn’t beauty related. But staying awake is the first step to being a productive human being! You all know that one of my goals for this year is to cut back on coffee. But I do still need something in the morning to give me that little kick to wake me up. I moved on to spiced teas! Spiced because I’m brown and I don’t understand the concept of plain, bland anything. I either use these teabags or the K-cups in my Keurig. Either way, I’m drinking something refreshing and definitely a bit healthier! Most of my tea is milk based (whole milk) and I sweeten with Honey. I find these teas to be just the right amount of flavoring without the strong caffeine flavor.

Tre Semme Keratin Smooth: Smoothing Creme Serum.

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Any girl with frizzy hair (or brown girls in general) know that trying to find the best product to tame that mane can be a nightmare. Well search no more! Well, actually you have to because this is like sold out whenever I go to Wal-Mart. I use just a little dollop of this creme in my hair after I wash it and comb it through to equally spread it. It keeps my natural curls in place without any frizz or that icky crunchy texture. I was going to tell my friend Anna about it and she was already using it! It’s light weight and doesn’t make your hair sticky and a little can go a long way. I guess it is so good because I can never find it when I go to the stores, but when I do, I make sure to stock up!

EOS lip balm in coconut milk.

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Now EOS has come out with a lot of different variations to their classic egg-shaped lip balm but this addition is probably my favorite. Not only does it hydrate, it keeps my lips smooth for the entire day and night. I find myself waking up in the morning and it feels like I just put it on. This is a great product for this harsh, winter season because it keeps your lips from getting chapped and dry. There is a Vanilla Mint flavor as well so if you like that one, let me know how it is!

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Sephora Rouge Infusion Liquid Lipstick in Rosewood Elixir.

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This year I’ve been trying to look a bit more presentable and “girly,” but I’m still not at the point where I can wear a bright red lip color to class. And knowing me, I’ll always get lipstick on my teeth or it will rub off and it’s just not a pretty situation. But whoever invented liquid lipsticks is a genius. Like really.

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I liked this one from Sephora because not only is it long wearing, but it is also a fairly natural color that fits any occasion.

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Left: Freshly swatched. Right: Dried.

This color is like the whole “my lip but better,” so if you are looking for something natural, try this one!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

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My skin hates me. It’s like whenever I have to go out into the outside world, it decides to populate itself with acne and cysts. I’m also an oil well, so much so that I could probably fuel my own car. So when I have to look presentable, using a full coverage foundation isn’t really the best route – you look cakey and it highlights the dry patches and it’s just not a good look.

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If you are looking for a lightweight, natural looking base, try this! It gives me just enough coverage and yet I still look normal. A little bit really goes a long way for this too – I focus on the areas that need more coverage, like my checks and around my nose, and it gives me pretty good coverage without looking obvious. And it’s a drug store brand so it’s a steal!

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

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To go with my oil-ridden face, I was also blessed with oily hair. Even the day after I wash it, it will be a hot mess. But use this stuff in your roots and brush it all over, it’s like you just stepped out of the shower again! I showed this to my mother and even she was impressed so it has to be good! I like this one because again, a little can go a long way with this. It not only rids you of oils, but it helps to add a little bit of volume.

What have been your favorites this month? Let me know in the comments!

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One thought on “February Favorites

  1. I love the name “Not Your Mother’s”.

    I guess you are just like me – you like things that make you happy, not our fault it happens to be beauty related!
    I’ve put my favourites of the month on my blog.

    Like

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