January 2023 Essentials

TGIF!! (I say as I’m on winter break and only work on Saturdays at the moment…) Anyway, hope y’all are surviving the winter so far. Luckily, it hasn’t been frigid in Mass quite yet. We’ve had a few very cold days and a little bit of snow, but nothing unbearable yet. It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my essentials- so I thought I would share my current favorite products and things at the moment!!

  1. Glossier Balm Dot Com

This has come everywhere with me since I opened it on Christmas. It’s such a moisturizing and smooth lip balm. The packaging is so fun and it makes it feel more special than regular chapstick. I also love how it doubles as a lip balm and salve- the winter makes my skin so dry. For Christmas, I received the rose one and I recently purchased the mango one from TJ Maxx. 

  1. Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops in Medium

Right back to the dry skin in the winter, not only does my skin get dry but it gets pale. I feel like it goes from summer tan to field hockey tan to pale in a matter of seconds. These tanning drops are perfect for my skin tone and are very easy to use. You just add a few drops to your moisturizer before you apply your moisturizer to your face. I know the Drunk Elephant bronzy drops are trending right now, but I’m not a huge Drunk Elephant fan, so I stay loyal to my Isle of Paradise. 

  1. Sol De Janeiro Caramelized Vanilla & Toasted Macadamia Perfume

This perfume reminds me of the beginning of the summer and South Carolina because this is the perfume my mom brought with her on that trip. It’s a sweet vanilla with a hint of caramel and summer which gives more depth to the vanilla scent. Sometimes vanilla alone as a perfume can be boring or too sugary sweet and overpowering. This perfume is the perfect mix and the gentle reminder of summer I need to get me through the winter months!

  1. Amazon Reading Light

Lately, I’ve been in my reading era and this around the neck reading light has been an essential. This dual sided light wraps around your neck, so that you can read in the dark without needing to clip a light to your book (and move it everytime you turn a page) or needing to clip it to a desk or side table etc.

  1. Dior Lip Oil

Such a simple addition to my makeup routine but I feel like it adds the perfect subtle touch to the look. In the winter, I tend to do more bronzer and highlighter so a simpler lip is the best option. 

  1. Caramel Swirl Iced Coffee from Dunkin’

Since I’ve been home for winter break, I’ve gone back to my original Dunkins order. So simple and so loved. I’ll admit while I am home, I go to Dunkin’ almost every day…

Lately all of these products and items have been my daily favorites! Whenever a product gets into my daily routine it tends to stay until I finish it or replace it with something new. I’m a very routinial person. 

Let me know some of your favorite products, books, snacks, or coffee go tos at the moment! I hope you’re all doing well and staying healthy during this rampant cold, flu, and Covid season. Spreading good health and good vibes to you all! Have a lovely weekend!




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