Friday, February 4, 2011

January 2011 Favorites!

Now that January is over and done with, I thought I'd do a January favorites post! This is the first time I'm embarking on this type of "tag". It's not as great as a video but a blog is the next best thing, right? Enjoy!

I was really surprised at how much I liked Playa del Platinum by Essie! It's such a unique shade of grey/shabby green. It's meant to be a Spring shade but I liked wearing it in January.

Another set of nail polishes I really loved this month were Sinful Colors "Lets Meet" (Yellow) & Essie's Licorice (Black). I was cheering on my Steelers in January & loved showing my "Black & Yellow" support with my nails!

Water was my best friend this month! I completed my first water fast and plan to do more. I've always loved water but this month I really developed an appreciation for H20.

Smith's Rosebud Salve is a product that has been around for over 100 years. I often heard makeup artists loved this product, so I tried it out. It didn't exactly live up to be my absolute favorite thing in the world but the packaging is too cute not to mention! It works- it's just not that impressive for me.

My favorite song of the month was easily "Black & Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa! GO STEELERS!

My favorite YouTube channel was SpiritChannel. It's run by Virginia psychic, Bob Hickman. He's quite an eccentric individual and I love his energy! I spent a lot of time watching YouTube videos this month. I've wanted to launch my own channel for some time. Now that I have a camera, I plan on finally creating my first video!

My Hello Kitty throw blanket was a gift from my Aunt & Uncle for Christmas! I LOVE this blanket. Not only is it cute but it's super warm and cozy! I love lounging around with it while I'm on the computer or watching TV!

My favorite TV shows were The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Jeopardy! and Daria! My sister got me the entire series on DVD and I have been having a blast reliving all the old episodes. I realized I say so many things that stem from that show! So much fun! Here's a link to a series of clips from one of the Fashion Club members (Tiffany). I wish the person who created this would do one for Quinn! I like to think of myself as a cross between Daria and Quinn, haha.

January is notorious for being the worst month for magazines. I didn't really enjoy any of my subscriptions this month :( I didn't read any new books either. I did however start writing my first book! I wanted to complete four chapters but I'm only halfway through the third. My diet sidetracked me toward the end of the month. Hopefully February will be much more productive!

My favorite movie of the month was No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. I actually saw Black Swan on my birthday (February 1st) but I didn't really love it. I thought No Strings Attached was charming and I look forward to watching it again when it comes out on OnDemand!

My favorite fashion trend/moment from January was Anne Hathaway at The Golden Globe Awards! I absolutely adored her stunning, Armani Prive gown. Angelina Jolie also rocked the long sleeve look at the Globes but opted instead for an emerald number from Versace. My arms aren't in the best shape they have ever been, so I say bring on the long sleeves- especially with all this arctic weather!

I received Gucci Guilty as a Christmas present (I asked for it). I am obsessed! The bottle is so sleek and sexy and the fragrance is perfect for evenings out on the town! It has quickly become one of my top 3 favorite perfumes!

VS (by Victoria's Secret) Perfect Lipstick- Limited Edition, Love Me Wild Lipsticks in Instinct, Pulse & Heated. I'll admit, I'm not thrilled with the colors and I don't even think the forumla is very good but oh, the packaging! I'm a sucker for packaging and I love the look of these lipsticks! I'd recommend Pulse (pictured above) to anyone looking to get just one!

In January, I also rediscovered my love for candles. I hope to purchase a few good ones in February! I love rose, vanilla and lilac scented candles. I also like getting ones that are "in touch with the season" (ie, Christmas, Spring, etc.). I'm not picky about brands as long as it's pretty and works!

Last but certainly not least, my absolute favorite thing this month was my new laptop computer! It's an hp Pavilion dv7. I thought about getting a MAC but I'm so used to PC's. In college, my journalism school operated on MAC's and as pretty as they are, I didn't like using them. I barely put my computer down! Words can't describe how grateful I am to finally have a laptop! This one works fabulously and I couldn't be happier with it!

Well, that's all I can think of for now. I'll be posting a February favorites next month!


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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!