Leah's January Favorites

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January is the time for new ideas and new articles! For the first time in College Fashion history, I'm going to start writing monthly favorites posts.

From the comments, you seem to like articles featuring real people showing the products, and instead of just sticking with fashion, I'm expanding into these categories: makeup, hair, fashion, and a miscellaneous category. (And, this should go without saying, but all of these are products I've bought with my own money and that I genuinely love, honor, adore, and hoard like a crazy person.)

Scroll down to check out my first favorites post:

Makeup Favorites

January favorites anastasia brow gel

Do you see a difference between those top two pictures and that bottom one? That's right: my eyebrows are gone!

I used to use drugstore eyebrow powder, but the color was never light enough. This is the Anastasia Brow Gel in Caramel, which I believe is the second lightest shade, and it perfectly matches my highlighted hair. The gel colors, fills in, and keeps your brows in place all day.

The only downside to this gel compared to powder is that you don't get as much control. It does make your eyebrows feel stiff and crispy, but that doesn't bother me because I don't touch my eyebrows. Does anyone?

January favorites heated eyelash curler

I never wore mascara on a daily basis until this semester. In fact, if you go back and read my very first College Fashion article, I'm not wearing any. Mascara didn't make a big difference on my lashes. Someone I dated once even pointed out that I had small lashes.

My lashes might have indeed looked small... until I discovered heated eyelash curlers. This creates a curl that lasts all day. Throw away your fake lashes and buy this. I got this one from Ulta, and it uses one battery.

Please don't use this in a moving vehicle because it does get hot and you don't want to accidentally burn your eyeball! Remember: thou shall be careful using a heated device near your eye.

Hair Favorites

January favorites dove hair therapy

This is the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Detangler, which is made from a weightless Argan oil blend. If you've ever put bleach in your hair, you know how tangled and unruly hair can become. This doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy. Instead, it gets rid of frizz and makes my hair easy to comb. I use it when my hair is dry or wet.

It's less concentrated than a serum or plain Argan oil, which I like because I can't accidentally use too much and a have a glob of oil in my hair.

Am I'm the only that's done that?

Fashion Favorites

January favorites furry parka chunky cardigan

This black parka with fur-lined hood, drawstring waist, and huge pockets has saved me from dying from hypothermia waiting for a bus.

Likewise, I have loved layering with this chunky, patterned cardigan that I featured in Sunday's article on cozy outfits. I have gotten so many compliments on this, and for good reason!

Believe it or not, both of these pieces are from Sears! I never shopped at Sears until recently, but I am very impressed with the stuff they have in stock.

L.L. Bean boots

Bean bootsare a durable, water-proof lace-up boot. For the longest time, I couldn't decide whether or not I wanted a pair, because I didn't want to be labeled as trying to dress a certain way.

Regardless, when I found these at a local thrift shop for a fraction of the price, I had to get them. They keep my toes toasty... even when hiking through mud.

Miscellaneous Favorites

January favorites acai snacks

This last section in these posts will be dedicated to an unrelated item, like a book, or a band, or in this case... a snack!

I tried acai (ah-sigh-ee) for the first time. It's a super fruit from Brazil that some believe help your skin. (You can read up on in on WebMD.) I prefer acai with other flavors, especially blueberry. Acai juice or smoothies tastes a bit like grape juice. These dark chocolate covered acai, despite looking like rabbit turds, are a great dessert or snack to throw in your backpack.

Both of these snacks were found at my local Kroger, but should be available at whichever grocery chain you have around you.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this post? Do you like any of these items? What are your January favorites? Let me know what you've been loving this month by leaving a comment below!

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