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Monthly Faves Link Up

January Favorites

Happy Hump Day!  Today I am linking up with Mia to share my January Favorites!  Here goes:

1.  Vaseline Advance Healing Lip Therapy.  For years I have been using a whole slew of products to combat the dry lips that I experience every year thanks to the brutal NYC cold.  I thought I had a winner in Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment but it is pretty expensive at $22 a tube. Then, when my hubby broke his ankle I was in the hospital with him for a few days and my lips were super chapped.  Of course I had no products with me for that so I went down to the gift shop.  All they had was the Vaseline so I bought it.  It is my new FAVORITE.  It is not greasy and doesn’t sit on your lips like gloss.  It absorbs immediately and actually softens and smooths.  I love it so much that on my last trip to Target I bought ten tubes.  Taylor thought I was nuts but I will never use anything else.

2.  Women’s Nike Free 5.0 V4 Running Shoes.  I have wanted these for a super long time but they were sold out.  I finally found them at Finishline and am totally in love.  Super comfy and maybe at some point I will stop being so lazy and wear them to work out.  Maybe.

3.  Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner.  I know I am behind the trend on this one.  Everyone has been raving about MO products for a while and I did try the oil a while back and I didn’t love it.  A few weeks ago I got a Keratin treatment for the first time – LIFECHANGING – and my hairdresser recommended this brand because it doesn’t have sulfates.  I’ve been using it for a few weeks and I’m pretty happy with it.  It smells great.

4.  The Woman Who Stole My Life.  I am going to do a full review on this in the near future but I love Marian Keyes and this was worth reading.

5.  Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Flat Contour Brush.  Ahmazingggggggggg.  This video shows you how to use it and it really does work.  I am giving away three brushes from this line (including the contour brush).  You can enter to win them here.

Book, Line & Sinker…

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For the past few months I have found myself in a terrible book slump.  I have started a few, only to become disappointed and quit reading.  I have also ordered some books and not been inspired to pick them up.  I am not sure what my problem has been.  Thankfully, that appears to be over now.  I visited Amazon yesterday and realized that loads of my favorite authors have put out new books and I have a whole list of lovely novels that I cant wait to dive right in to.  Here are a few of them:

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.    I know Liane Moriarty is very well known for having written The Husband’s Secret but my favorite book from her is What Alice Forgot.  I found it really relatable.  I hope Big Little Lies is just as good!  I downloaded it to my iPad last night and I am counting down the minutes until I can start reading on my commute home.

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The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg.  I don’t know a huge amount about Ms. Von Furstenberg except that she is successful designer with an incredible sense of style and she used to be a fixture at Studio 54 back in the day.  I am hoping she includes some juicy details into this tome!

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Saving Grace by Jane Green.  I have been a Jane Green fan for years and have read all her books.  Her last novel, Tempting Fate, was totally vile.  I found her characters annoying, whiny and totally unrelatable.  I am hoping that that was just a one-off and she returns to writing books as enjoyable as Jemima J and Bookends.  

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Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella.  I love this whole series.  It is very whimsical and fun. Perfect beach read.  I just wish I were actually on a beach reading it instead of suffering during these 19 degree NYC days!  Brrrrr!

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler.  This has gotten such great feedback on the internet that it has piqued my interest.

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The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes.  I have to say out of all the books on this list – this is the one I am most excited about.  If you have not read anything by Marian Keyes then you should start with Watermelon.  That one is my absolute favorite!

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The Carrier by Sophie Hannah.  As you can tell by my list of books above – I tend to gravitate towards the happy, girly stuff.  This one is different.  This is a crime novel featuring two detectives and it will be dark and dirty and impossible to put down.  Sophie Hannah’s stories remind me of Gone Girl.  The characters are not always likable but you are so intrigued by the story that you have to keep reading to find out how the book ends.  

Have you read anything fabulous lately?