January Favorites

Blogger Amanda Martin of Amanda's OK shares her favorite new additions from January
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Truth time, ya'll. Last year, I think I started 75% or more of my monthly favorites posts with "How is [insert month] already over?" This month though.......... I feel like this is January 74th! I think October-November-December as a whole went by faster than January did. Maybe because I'm not eating sweets during the work week and trying not to drink alcohol this month.........that's probably it.

Needless to say, I've found a TON of new products this month that I've been loving! I received a lot of Sephora and Ulta gift cards in my stocking at Christmas so I stocked up on beauty products + there are a few Christmas gifts that I have truly loved and had yet to share. Check them all out below!

1. Roma Designer Jewelry Dainty Amber Bar Necklace
I shared in this post why I love Roma Designer Jewelry (in a nutshell, it's high quality but very affordable). I think this piece in particular is great because 1) it's simple and dainty and the neutral color matches everything and 2) the amber sits on your skin which magnifies the healing properties of the stone (like easing stress, balancing emotions and clearing the mind). You can use code AMANDASOK20 for 20% off! All orders over $50 get free shipping. Hello, Valentine's Day!

2. Nike Metcons
This is my second pair of Metcons! They are the best shoes for Crossfit or any other type of HIIT training where you mix a lot of jumping, lifting, running, etc. They are very sturdy so they put you in a good position for lifting, but they are still comfy and supportive enough for short distance runs or lots of jumping. They last forever, too, and never give me blisters! I literally wear mine probably 4 or 5 days a week and they last at least a year or more.

3. NARS Blush in Orgasm 
Everyone talks about this blush and for good reason! I finally bit the bullet and gave it a try and I'm so glad I did! It's the perfect shade...not too pink, not too red, not too peachy. It has a subtle glow to it and is pigmented just enough to show up but not look like a clown. I don't think I'll ever buy another blush!

4. Remilia Hair Serum Capsules
I worked with Remilia on a sponsored Instagram post but truly loved the product so I had to share it again! It is a hair serum that comes in individual capsules - just the right amount is inside each one! It's made with Vitamin E and Keratin. I use it on wet hair before blow drying and it smells INCREDIBLE. It leaves my hair so silky and soft! Sometimes I save a little bit in the capsule to use on my dry hair as a flyaway tamer / smoother. In my opinion, it works just as great as some of the higher-end serums I've tried.

5. Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask
I just got this mask a few weeks ago but am LOVING it so far. It is purple which makes it extra fun to me! It seems like a lot of face masks are drying but this one is suuuuper creamy and moisturizing. It's like a sheet mask without the sheet! It leaves my skin super soft and supple, which I love in the winter! While it's moisturizing, it is also removing debris and dead skin cells as well as brightening (thank you Vitamin-C) which is an added bonus.

6. Moonlit Midnight Shift Overnight Face Oil
This is a relatively new product for me, too, but I am hoooked. It smells like lavender so it is super calming before bed. I am always skeptical about putting oils on my face because some are too thick and sticky but this one isn't very thick at all. It soaks in quickly and leaves my face feeling moisturized but not caked with product. It is packed with good things like papaya (to promote cell turnover), ginseng (to brighten and cleanse), green tea (to neutralize) and jojoba (to soften).

7. T3 Whirl Trio Wand
I reviewed my T3 in this blog post but I had to share it again because it's just THAT good. All the stars, worth the price! I also just shared a curl tutorial in my Instagram stories, if you're interested! I saved it to my highlights.

8. Cherry All Nighter Spray by Urban Decay
OK ya'll....I'm gonna be honest. I have never been a big fan of the MAC setting spray, it's expensive and just never lived up to the hype. So I've been using the NYX drugstore setting spray instead for yeeeears. I had to buy something from Sephora in order to get my birthday gift (funny how that works) so I was browsing their sale section for something cheap and found the Cherry version of Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray for $10. I figured why not....I was almost out of my NYX spray and this was only a few dollars more. Guys. It is AMAZING. It's sold out on Sephora's website but Ulta still has it for $10.50. STOCK UP. It sprays the perfect mist, it keeps your makeup looking fresh for hours (but not shiny) and bonus, it smells incredible!

9. MAC Twig Lippie
I've been a Velvet Teddy girl for a while now but "Twig" has been on my wishlist for ages. I finally got it for Christmas and LOVE it! It's the perfect dark pink neutral shade and it goes with everything. Plus, I love the texture of MAC's lipsticks. They are matte but still creamy and they last forever without being drying!

10. Tiger Grass Cream
THIS. I had a really bad dry spell a few weeks back where parts of my fave and nose were so dry. It was flaking everywhere. It was awful and the flakes around my nostrils looked like hanging boogers hahaha. TMI. Sorry. Regardless, I had a sample of this stuff and decided to try it and it cleared up my flakiness in 48 hours. It's like magic! I don't know if I would use this as a full time moisturizer, but it is 100% worth it for extra dry spots and doesn't leave a lot of residue behind!

11. Je T'aime Valentine's Mug
Hi, I'm Amanda and I'm addicted to coffee mugs. I probably have 87 mugs. It's fine. I noticed the other day that I have as any Valentine mugs as I do Christmas mugs and I'm OK with it. I found this one for $8 last weekend and couldn't pass it up! I'm trying to learn some French before heading to Paris this spring, so it seemed fitting.

12. Treat Dreams Sherpa
I am LIVING in this Sherpa lately. It's from a local company called Treat Dreams - every purchase you make from them goes to helping dogs in need! I didn't have an exact image to put in the collage, the real one has an embroidered dog on the chest! Click the link and you'll see how cute it is! This sherpa isn't overly thick or bulky like some are...it's cozy but you won't sweat in it! It's the perfect thickness and sooooo soft.

13. Rothy's
I got a pair of Rothy's for Christmas and every time I wear them someone asks my opinion on them! I'm thinking about doing a full blog post review (if you'd like that, comment YES below) but so far, so good. They are really comfy, no blisters so far, but they do rub one toe. And they smell a bit haha. But overall I love them, especially for work!

14. Kiss Me PJs
My PJ obsession is slowly becoming almost as bad as my coffee mug obsession! I like being cozy, OK?!! I found these PJs at Target and immediately put them in my cart. Target's PJs have been seriously on point lately. These are SO SOFT, like butter on your skin, and only $25. The top is pretty oversized so I would buy your regular size, just FYI. 

BONUS: I just had to share because I'm obsessed with it.... The Activator Coffee Smoothie at Smoothie King is THE BOMB dot com. I legit crave it! And the macros / nutrition facts are actually really good on it....it is pretty low in carbs and fat and packed with protein (but it doesn't taste like a protein shake). WIN. 

Tell me what new item or product you're currently crushing on! I'd love to hear.

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