Holy freaking cow, today’s already January 26th. If 2018 keeps up at this pace, we will be celebrating 2019 before we know it!
I would have to say that 26 days into the month is a decently good time frame to have accumulated some monthly obsessions, right? I mean, geez, we only have 5 more days left to January, how much longer could we wait? Almost every single one of my favorites this month comes directly out of Christmas, whether it be gifts I got, or things I purchased with gifted Christmas funds. I guess this only makes sense, as I haven’t really had the need to venture too far out of the house or buy anything other than the necessary groceries and coffees.
- KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer. I have wished for an ice blue KitchenAid mixer to be mine for the longest time, and this wish came true when my parents gifted it to me for my birthday! I feel as though this gift skyrocketed me into officially being an adult [minus the fact that I turned 25] because, I mean, usually people that have their lives together have a KitchenAid mixer resting atop their counters, right? So far, I have made a handful of batches of cookies, some dips to snack on during football games, and even some cornbread! It has also become a new favorite hobby of mine to look up things that I can make with my new kitchen appliance, as well as attachments that I will want to purchase in the future to add to this incredible gift. Plus, I am hoping and praying that I will find more inspiration to do more cooking, not just baking.
- Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Before you judge me, hear me out a little here. I wanted to start a new series on Hulu that had a multitude of seasons, could make me laugh, and could hopefully keep my attention. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon KUWTK and thought to myself, *hey, why not?* While this show is adding absolutely no value to my life, it definitely makes me laugh over and over again. Plus, seeing how this family has transformed from Season 1 to the present is pretty shocking, yet also funny, knowing that these people endlessly deny every plastic surgery rumor thrown at them. I watch this show and wonder if I would have the same problems if I was as rich and famous as this family, such as having a coronary over losing a diamond earring in the ocean that you can more-than afford to replace. Again, no value is being added to my life, and brain cells are probably being killed as we speak. But it has been a favorite this month, that’s for sure.
- American Tourister Pop 21-in Spinner. Prior to getting this suitcase for Christmas, I had never had my own piece of luggage. I always traveled with duffel bags because I rarely fly; almost always I vacation by car, train, or bus. With our trip to New York City for New Years Eve happening a week after Christmas, this was the perfect gift. This luggage is the perfect carry-on size, but yet fits everything you need and more. I was able to pack for my entire trip in my carry on. Mind you, my clothes were all extremely warm and thick, and I packed multiple layers, snow pants, you name it – it all fit in this bag. Another perk of this luggage is the fact that it has the multidirectional spinner wheels. I was trucking it through the Buffalo airport and JFK with no struggle whatsoever. I know multidirectional spinner wheels have been a thing for quite some time, but I had never used this luggage for myself before, so I got a major thrill out of it. I now can’t wait to travel more just so I have an excuse to use my fancy new luggage again!
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. This is by far the weirdest, yet most satisfying, beauty product I have ever used. The texture of this face moisturizer is one that is hard to describe unless you are able to get your hands on it yourself. I would say that upon touch, it feels as if you are sticking your hand into a light puddle, but once you apply it to your face, it feels like a soft, hydrating, creamy moisturizer. The major benefit of this product is that it leaves your skin looking super hydrated without looking greasy; you are left with a healthy glow. This product is also oil-free, making it perfect to apply before you start your morning makeup routine with confidence that it will last the entire day. I got this product for $19.99 in the skincare aisle at Target.
What are some things you’ve been loving this month? xoxo.