January 2016: Beauty Favorites

Victoria's Secret Bombshell fragrance.
One of my favorites for this month.
As we kicked off the 2016 year on Friday, January 1st we finish the first month of the year this Sunday, the 31st. Let's face it, the year is off to a great start as this month went by very quick. In this time frame, I had the opportunity to discover quite a few beauty essentials that I absolutely love. So, what are they? What are my beauty favorites for January 2016?


Chocolate is one of the most delicious treats on the planet and what better way to celebrate it then with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette. Under $50, this palette is infused with cocoa powder and features 16 gorgeous matte and shimmer shades. Pigmented to perfection, this palette offers everything from neutral browns to those natural pink shades and more and smells like chocolate. Whether you are searching to create an array of looks or looking for that color payoff this chocolate scented gem is one you will not only love, but appreciate too.


The Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Duo Set is my favorite skin care essential for January of 2016. This exquisite dynamic duo features the ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate and the ULTIMUNE EYE Power Infusing Concentrate. Perfect for the face and the eye area, these products work together to create smoother and softer skin that looks radiant and beautiful. For $120, you are receiving two full-size luxury skin care products that not only work to correct your skin, but prevent and repair it against DNA damage, environmental stressors and other external aggressors. What more is there to say? This set is truly a winner.


Coffee pairs amazingly well with mornings, as sunshine does with happiness, but who knew that coffee and beauty would go so well together. Pacifica Beauty is a 100% vegan and cruelty-free brand located in the heart of Portland. One of my favorite beauty products this month is definitely the Pacifica Kona Coffee & Sugar Detox Whole Body Scrub. For under $30, this scrub is infused with Kona Coffee, coconut oil, sugar and sea salt. This incredible essential not only gives you one of the best exfoliations a scrub can give, it works to soften and smooth the skin too.


Victoria's Secret offers more than just amazing bra and panty sets as well as, stunning lingerie. They offer some of the greatest beauty products and one of them happens to be their most popular fragrance, the Bombshell. As a fruity floral, the notes in this parfum really tell a story. The plethora of passionfruit followed by the grapefruit, peony, pineapple, tangerine and vanilla orchid really speak to those who wear this in more ways than one. For $52, you can get a 1.7 oz or for $68 a 3.4 oz and whoever receives this will love it. I have tried an array of fragrances and this is my favorite one this month.


When it comes to reducing breakage, promoting growth, adding body and giving the hair shine the MATRIX Biolage FullDensity collection knows all about it. The FullDensity collection offers an excellent shampoo along with a conditioner that work together to gently cleanse the hair while and effectively removing impurities without stripping the hair. The FullDensity collection within the Biolage brand also offers a Densifying Spray Treatment which works to add texture and prevent breakage. Although I cannot really decide on which three products I love the most, the shampoo is definitely one of my favorite beauty products right now and for the entire month of January, I found myself really grabbing for this one the most.


Ciate London offers some of the greatest nail products in the world today. Although the brand has recently dipped into other elements of beauty, they are primarily known for their nail products. A few months ago I discovered the Ciate London Geltox Detox kit which offers a great way to remove your polish effectively. I love to use this product to strengthen my nails and prepare them for any future polish application. I have tried an array of products like this one and I have yet to discover one that works like this one does. For $25 this kit is a winner this month.


When it comes to every skin type under the sun, Simple Skincare knows all about it. After all, they are the sensitive skin experts and offer a range of beauty essentials that cleanse and moisturize the face gently. Free of synthetic ingredients, Simple Skincare really emphasizes on using only skin loving ingredients. My latest obsession is the Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes. Not only are they infused with an array of vitamins, but they cleanse the skin effectively and as a result, your skin is left looking and feeling amazing. The best part is, you can find them at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens and even Amazon. #TestTheWater


When it comes to health and beauty, the NEOCELL brand really embraces the concept. I have tried an array of NEOCELL products and although I love them all, I am obsessed with the Super Collagen +C 1&3. I have always had combination skin, but when it comes to the colder climates and Winter, my skin tends to become dry. I have tried everything from changing my moisturizer to even my diet, drinking more water and yet my skin remained dry and quite acne-prone, until I introduced this product into my life. Creating beauty from within, this product includes 6,000 mg of hydrolyzed super collagen. After a week I noticed results as my skin feels softer and looks radiant. Every acne breakout I endured is gone. This is one of the greatest supplements you will ever use and my favorite right now. You can find this supplement at GNC, Whole Foods and wherever NEOCELL is sold.


Since 1926 Godiva has been producing some of the greatest chocolate in the world. One of the best creations by this world-renowned chocolate brand are the chocolate truffles. My most recently discovery was last month when my boyfriend bought me the Godiva 24 pc. Ultimate Dessert Truffles gift set for $50 which features an assortment of dessert truffles that are inspired by some of the finest desserts in the world. With everything from Tiramisu, Creme Brulee, Red Velvet Cake, Butterscotch Walnut, Cheesecake, Strawberry Creme Tarte, Chocolate Eclair, Pineapple Hummingbird, Birthday Cake and more, this is one of my favorites for the month of January.