Happy 2017, friends!!
I hope that your holidays were cozy + warm with lots of laughter, relaxation and celebration!
I retreated from social media for a bit and focused on my little family (Michael + Max) and did a lot of thinking about what I want this space and my life to look like in 2017. (This translates to a lot of thinking about what worked and what didn't in 2016. If you'd be interested in hearing my reflections and the things I'm planning to try this year to make 2017 better, let me know!)
Despite pulling back from a lot of things in December, it was still a busy month. Not so busy that I couldn't collect a few favorites, though! Are you ready to hear why I loved these items?
Derma|e Evenly Radiant Serum - My mom handed this serum down to me since it wasn't quite working for her skin, and so far I'm really enjoying it. It's a cool, thin formula that applies easily all over my face. (Side note: I love that it has a pump!) The serum absorbs quickly and wears well under my makeup. I've been slacking on using it consistently, but I have noticed some positive changes in my complexion and look forward to continued use.
Trader Joe's Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer - This was a complete whim purchase. I was wandering through Trader Joe's (not quite wanting to get home to my to do list yet) and spotted this lotion. I'd been hunting for a new lotion, and have fallen in love with this one. It's super hydrating, absorbs decently quickly (within a few minutes), and hasn't caused any breakouts. Fingers crossed that it continues to work out well for me!
Salon Perfect in "Sugar Cube" - While I wouldn't dub this the perfect while nail polish (I'm still hunting for one that's opaque in one coat - this one is opaque in two coats), it is still a nice satin white. I enjoyed rocking solid white nails throughout the month of December (and even today while I'm writing this.)
Milani Color Statement Nail Polish in "Gilded Rocks" - Have I mentioned this one in a favorites before? Well, it's still a favorite. I love this gold, glittery polish!
Savannah Bee Natural Lip Balm in "Peach" - Oh my goodness, this lip balm smells. like. heaven! I bought this lip balm on a whim while I was out Christmas shopping with my sister-in-law and my lips were feeling chapped. I'm addicted and I will definitely be repurchasing!
Rewined Candle in "Champagne" - I have been a fan of Rewined Candles for a while. First, their branding is beautiful. Second, their candles smell amazing. A friend of ours gifted us this candle for Christmas and I love the bright, happy, yet complex scent. Plus, the company is based in Charleston, which makes it even better!
What about you?? What were some of your favorites in December?
Hello, I'm Stacia!
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