most used: January | Leesha

Hey everyone!

I (Leesha) thought that today I would do something a little different. This isn't a tutorial or a recipe. I'm just simply going to show you a few things that I have been using non-stop lately. Instead of giving a general description of what I will show, why don't we just jump right in?!



1. 12 Hour Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil | Jordana

This little gem is what I have been using almost daily to brighten the inner corner of my eyes and to highlight my browbone. You can find Jordana products at Walgreens. I think this pencil was around $3! It goes on WHITE. If you blend it out to more of a translucent white (I just use my fingers!) it will help you create the perfect "I'm awake!" look.... even when you're 19 weeks prego and t.i.r.e.d. ;)


2. Cocoa Butter with Shea Body Lotion | Suave

Speaking of being prego.... I've been needing some type of lotion to slather on my belly. I got this guy at Big Lots for $2! Keeping my skin moisturized (especially in this never ending winter) has been helping to keep me from being so itchy. I'm not trying to totally avoid stretch marks -- I mean, they're inevitable right? -- but I can at least try and make my skin as supple as I can!


3. Greek Yogurt | Chobani

There's just something about cold, creamy yogurt that I love. These little guys (but not THAT little!) are just around $1, and are oh, so delicious! The key lime (pictured above) is definitely one of my favorites. These are almost like a sweet treat, but you can eat them feeling completely guilt-free!! With all of the protein packed in to the greek yogurt, it can actually fill me up -- at least for a little while :)


4. Simple Necklaces | Forever21

I go through jewelry phases. Sometimes it's statement necklaces, sometimes it's big earrings... lately it's been simple dainty necklaces (and simple studs too!). Forever21 is the PERFECT place to find affordable chic necklaces like this one. It's been a few months since I purchased this necklace, but there are always $1-4 deals at F21! And that's regular price!


5. Buck Eyeshadow | Naked -- Urban Decay

This eyeshadow has been rockin' out in the crease of my eyelid for the past month or so. I usually will pair it with the white eyeshadow pencil (above) and then top it off with eyeliner and mascara. Easy peasy. It makes me feel a little more "put together" without going all out on my makeup. I use a fluffy brush (like the one shown) and blend it out. This palette may seem a little pricey to a lot of you ($52 or something like that!) BUT, 1. you can find a similar color to this that is cheaper, and 2. that's about $5/eyeshadow shade -- not that terrible if you are a makeup fanatic like me! These are all very wearable colors.


6. Pinterest

I've been all. over. Pinterest. As you can probably tell (or guess!), I've been pinning baby things like crazy. It's been a while since I've been glued to this site, but girl, I'm back. I've been trying to actually DO stuff that I see on here in addition to fantasizing  about doing them. That makes me feel a little bit better about spending time looking at the same pictures over and over again!


7. Chapstick

Non. Stop. Seriously. Anything moisturizing. If I leave the house without one of these (or others), I come home with dry lips. I can't stand it.


8. Heated Blanket | Sunbeam

When I walk by the thermostat, I'm not as tempted to jack up the temperature when I know I can set this bad boy on high. I think that's why my husband got this for me for Christmas....  I'm never without it when I'm lounging around. If you're naturally always freezing like me, do yourself a favor. This is a must-needed investment!


9. Anti-blemish Night Moisturizer | Expert by Boots

I recently picked up this moisturizer from Target. Boots is a drugstore-esc store in the UK. If you ever watch any of the YouTubers from the UK (pixiwoo, Tanya Burr, etc.), then you have probably heard them mention this store. Expert is a brand by Boots. (Equate/Walmart, Up&Up/Target, etc.). I've been using this night gel for over a week now, and honestly, I have no breakouts! I usually have one or two little friends somewhere in my T-zone. I'm excited about this product, but want to do a little more investigating before doing a full review. This night moisturizer was around $5, but for the amount that you use, I think it will last quite a while. There are other products in this skincare line, and I'm excited to try them! Let us know if you would be interested in finding out more about any of them!

So, the OCD part of me wishes I had a #10. I was trying to think of something else I could share that I've been using regularly, but didn't want to just pull something from out of thin air. Therefore, we are left with 9 items. Oh, well.

I hope everyone is having a marvelous Monday!

xoxo
Leesha