Hi hi! January favorites are HERE.

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One of my new year’s resolutions is to actually GET READY every single day and I’m happy to report that I’ve pretty much done that! There have been one or two days that I’ve done no makeup, but actually getting ready makes me feel SO much better.

Okay, so I’m still freaking out that Benefit Gimme Brow isn’t back in stock. Is it ever coming back?! I desperately need something to replace it! I tried the Glossier Boy Brow (hated it, more on that here) and a few of you recommended this Bobbi Brown one – but the issue is that the brush is HUGE. If you’ve ever tried gimme Brow, you know how tiny and minuscule the brush is and you get great precision with it. I need something like that!

This month I have been SO regimented with my skincare routine. I mean, I’ve been really good about it before and I never ever ever go to bed with makeup on my face (it makes me sick to even think of!), but since Emilia was born, I’ve almost started using that time as “me time”(< omg I hate that saying). But anyway – I’ve really taken the time to do a full skincare regimen every morning and night. As soon as Max was born, I was so exhausted that I was often skip putting anything on my face in the morning and at night, I wouldn’t always wait to do serum, oil, moisturizer, etc. But now I am! And I’m seeing huge results. I think I’m going to try and do some before/after pics! Needless to say, that’s why almost this entire post is skincare.

So on to my faves!

Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream. OMG, this is by far my favorite thing of the entire month. I got this at the end of December but ended up getting so sick and not wearing any makeup. This is a color correcting moisturizer with sunscreen. The color correcting is INSANE. I have some redness on my face and some days, I end up just using this because it makes your skin tone incredibly even. It’s green but changes to a light skin tone color once rubbed in. I also use it under makeup and it’s great – but you do have to let it dry down and sink in for 10 minutes or so. I have told so many people about this and absolutely LOVE it.

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Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream. So I bought this because I was out of my Lala Retro Cream, thinking it would be the same but with some extra stuff. It isn’t nearly as thick as the Lala cream, but I am loving it! I still had to buy another Lala since I have the driest skin in the universe, but this stuff is awesome. I add it into the Lala cream and occasionally just use this in the morning. They describe it as adding a “shot” of something good to your other creams. Loving it so far. The consistency reminds me of Sunday Riley Tidal which I also love.

Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum. I’ve been using this serum for close to two years but have been religiously using it every single morning, after my Caudalie Moisturizing Toner, followed by moisturizer. 100% love it. Even with my dry skin, I can use this every single day as long as I moisturize after. I really feel like it brightens my skin! I just two pumps every morning to cover my face and neck. Drunk Elephant can do no wrong!

Sunday Riley Good Genes. I KNOW. This is a repeat favorite but one I can’t stop mentioning. But for the last two months I have used it every other night without skipping. I use it right after the toner. It is SO good. It improves any texture on your skin. I can’t use it more than 3ish days a week, but it’s so, so good when I do use it. I really want to alternate it with the Luna Oil, but I can’t use that yet since I’m breastfeeding. I have to moisturize after or this does rip up my skin.

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OleHenrickson Banana Bright Eye Cream.I have so many mixed thoughts on this, but I do really love it. First, I think the name is so misleading. This does absolutely nothing to brighten my eyes. I don’t have horrid undereye circles, but I do have some. Maybe I’m just SO exhausted with a newborn + toddler that nothing can combat the circles at the moment? I just don’t find it brightening whatsoever. BUT. The reason it’s in my favorites and what I do love about it – it’s a great cream to put under concealer! Actually the best one I’ve found. The Lala cream is what I usually just use under my eyes when I put it on my face, but it’s so thick. This cream is such a great consistency and makes concealer go on super well. Love it for that reason. So I only use this during the day.

RMS Magic Luminizer. Another repeat mention from last month – OMG. This is the only highlighter I have used for close to two months. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It just gives the best glow ever. Some days I use just this, mascara, concealer and that’s it. Oh and BROWS! How could I forget.

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MAC Retro Metallic Lip color in Metallic Rose. Eeeep! I love this color and I love the formula! This stuff does not MOVE from your lips. It’s not drying at all (but it’s not moisturizing either), but I do like a clear lip balm over it. This color is so awesome and I’ve been wearing it all month! People either love or hate the metallic look and while I don’t totally love it, this shade is just so pretty. Especially if you’re cool toned.

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That’s that for January! I’d love to hear what you are loving right now. And what you have you eye on too! I kind of want to try the new Fenty matte lipsticks.

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are some amazon and general reward style affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}