Well, hello, and welcome to my January fav ... uh, hey, wait a minute! What happened to January?? I swear I was just watching The Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy and the Rose Parade on HGTV yesterday, and now, all of a sudden, it's February!! And I'm doing my January Favourites!!
O. M. G.
O.K. Deep, cleansing, yoga breath in ... and out. Time is flowing faster than ever, but it's gonna be okay. It has to, right?!?
Anyway, okay, enough of the shock of turning over the calendar already, and on to some of the things I found, liked, loved, and enjoyed during the month of January. Enjoy!
Cosmetics: I've been using L'Oreal Paris' Infallible Pro-Matte foundation in #102 Shell Beige, and pressed powder in Porcelain for the past month, and really quite like them. The foundation colour I chose seems a little dark, but for whatever reason, actually blends in with my natural skin colour really well. Also, really like the Almay Get Up and Grow mascara (in Black Brown waterproof formula). To take it all off at night, I'm using the Neutrogena make up remover wipes, and yes, they really do remove waterproof mascara as well!
Fragrance: While I was cleaning out my cosmetics drawer, I found a couple sample tubes, and used them the past couple weeks. Unfortunetly I don't know what they were, but at least one of them was really nice. Pity. Also, I found a sample of Lilly by Stella McCartney, and really liked the nice, fresh, floral scent. Not sure if I would buy a whole bottle of it, though.
Fashion: The only shopping I did in January was to pick up a few tops from IGIGI. I was going to write up an "Un-boxing" post, but didn't get around to it. Also, on Thursdays when I have Ballet Yoga at 6:15 PM, I've been wearing my yoga leggings under a maxi skirt and a sports bra under a tee-shirt or sweater for work, so I don't have to go all the way home to change. I can just slip into the bathroom at the studio, and step out of the skirt and switch out my shirt for a work-out one, and I'm ready to go!
Book: I spent most of January reading The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kieman. As I've mentioned several times, I really really loved this book and highly recommend it.
Music: This is more of a dislike and a bit of a rant: My favourite radio station - KLIFE - changed its format (and its name) at the beginning of the year, and I'm not sure I like it. Sure they still play Christian music, but I miss The Wally Show in the morning and Durban after work, and when Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant come on I cringe. And, I have yet to hear some of the edgier music they used play like tobymac, Skillet, Lacrae, or Stellar Kart, who are some of my favourite artists that I discovered through KLIFE. Granted I only listen during my five minute commute to the bus stop in the morning and back at night, so I'm not listening all day, so it's entirely possible that Durban is on the air at a different time, and they still play cool music at some other time of the day. But it just feels to me like KLIFE is no longer the fun, edgy, high energy Christian radio station it used to be. It's like it went from being 24 years old to 60 overnight.
TV: Galavant was fun, and it looks like there's going to be a second season! Sweet!
Food: Nothing really spectaular. Hopefully I'll be able to do some more cooking in February.
Beverages: I was watching a marathon of Bar Rescue and during one they made a drink with spiced rum, orange soda and bitters. I've been enjoying a rum and Coke occasionally on the weekends, and thought this was worth a try. After all I love orange soda, and I'd already purchased some spiced rum that I planned to make hot buttered rum drinks with over Christmas, but never did. So, I tried this drink at home, and loved it!
Well, I think that's about it! What did you use, or discover in January that you really liked? Or maybe didn't like? Let me know in the comments! Hope you January was fantastic, and that February is awesome! Cheers!