Happy March!! The fact that it’s getting closer to spring is making me soooo happy. Spring weather and spring vibes are my favorite (besides summer vibes, of course). I just love the feeling of renewal and warm spring air. The flowers start to bloom and the sun shines bright and it’s totally acceptable to drink iced coffee all the time πŸ˜‰ Since today is the beginning of a new month, that means it’s favorites time!! Today I’m going to be sharing my favorite things from the month of February from all different categories! There’s a lot to get through because I love a lot of things hehe πŸ™‚ so let’s hop on into my February loves πŸ™‚

FASHION

The month of February was an entire 28 days of feeling lazy and just wanting to be comfy. So you’ll notice that mostly all my fashion faves for the month are comfortable pieces, and also gray because I still love gray…that has not changed πŸ˜‰ The weather here in Jersey in February was pretty strange. Some days were freezing and some days were 60+!! I was kinda over wearing sweaters and jeans so I resorted to sweats, leggings, and comfy tees πŸ™‚ I promise in March I’ll step up my fashion game πŸ™‚

Sneakers have been my go-to shoe in February. They’re so easy and comfy and that to me is a perfect combination. I love how these Adidas sneakers go with everything! They look adorable with jeans and make a loungey outfit look a little more put together πŸ™‚

Bralettes are hands down my favorite thing to wear as far as intimates go. They are way much more comfortable than a regular bra, and as an added bonus you can let them peek through your shirt to add a cute little touch to your outfit πŸ™‚ I also love how many variations of bralettes there are! Some are more sexy and lacey and some are simple and chic. You can’t go wrong with any and these two have been worn to the max in February for me! I love wearing the black lacey bralette under white v-necks and having it poke out a little with some dainty necklaces; it looks sooo cute and it’s one of my fave looks at the moment πŸ™‚ The gray bralette is super adorable with the glitter band detail. I prefer to wear this one under sweatshirts, but you do you girl, you wear your bralettes how you please πŸ™‚

Hoodies and sweatshirts that are stylish and comfy are staples for me. This mint green hoodie is not only super soft and comfy but it’s so adorable. Whenever I wear this I get compliments on it πŸ™‚ It has some distressed details as well which I think add a little something extra to an otherwise basic piece. Mint green is also a huge color for the upcoming spring season, so I’m preparing early πŸ˜‰

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I have a mild obsession for graphic tees πŸ™‚ I just think they are so fun and they are a great way to incorporate your personality into an outfit! I got this very cute (and very accurate) tee about a year ago so unfortunately it isn’t available anymore, but you can get a super similar one here!!

Sweatpants have been my best friend in February. Granted, I love sweats all the time no matter what the month or weather but I was feeling extra lazy this past month in particular πŸ˜‰ I think that if you find yourself a good few pairs of stylish sweats and you pair them with cute sneakers and an oversized tee or jean jacket then that is just as cute and put together as dressing up, but you’re comfy! I purchased these marled gray sweats from Charlotte Russe and they are by far the most comfortable sweatpants I have ever put on my body. I could absolutely wear them every single day if that was acceptable. They were super affordable, too! I can’t rave about them enough πŸ™‚

BEAUTY

For me, February was the month that I tried out a lot of new beauty products and found some that I am going to be using for a very long time. I ordered the Carli Bybel BH Cosmetics paletteΒ from Ulta as soon as it came back in stock (end of January, early February). I am so happy I got it because it is such a beautiful palette. The eyeshadows are so creamy and pigmented, and the highlighters make me feel like a shimmery fairy princess. It’s also insanely affordable which is what sold me on getting it! I am thoroughly impressed with this palette and will be creating some killer spring looks with it πŸ™‚ Another affordable palette I’ve been obsessed with is the Lorac California Dreaming palette! Lorac has some of the most incredible bronzers and highlighters out there, so when I found out they created a palette using my favorite products I was sold. This palette gives me the perfect beachy glow which is awesome for my pale self in the middle of winter πŸ™‚ Β As I mentioned in my Winky Lux post, I have been IN LOVE with the Diamond Complexion Powder. Like super in love. It’s so creamy and gives my face a flawless finish with a bit of glow and shine. It’s amazing and you need to get it and try it out! The Pixi by Petra Lower Lash Mascara has been another game changer for me. It makes applying lower lash mascara way easier and less messy, but it also works great as a regular mascara too! The small brush separates and lengthens lashes making your lashes look long and beautiful. I usually pair a thicker mascara on top to make my lashes stand out even more! Finally, the brush that has given me a flawless face for months now is the IT Cosmetics Complexion Perfection Brush #7. I received this brush a while ago actually but only recently have I fell in love with it. This brush gives my complexion the most flawless look and applies makeup so beautifully! It’s the first brush I reach for when I do my makeup and has been for the last month πŸ™‚

SKINCARE

Unfortunately only recently have I been getting into skincare products, but now that I am I haven’t looked back. Relazing that taking care of your skin is super important is incredibly crucial. If your skin is glowing and healthy not only will you look good, but you’ll feel even better. You only have one face, so take care of it and make it glow! These five products have been lifesavers for me this past month. All the products have different features, and they all work so well together to give me a fresh, clean face πŸ™‚

Soap & Glory has been an all-time favorite brand for me for such a long time. They have the best skincare/beauty products at such affordable prices. I love love love their body butter and their shower gel smells amazing. What’s even more fantastic is their Vitamin C Facial Wash! I use this in the shower and as soon as I put it on I can feel it working. It makes my skin feel rejuvinated and energized which is perfect for the mornings. Since using this I’ve noticed a significant difference in the appearance of my skin! I after I wash my face in the shower, I use the O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Face Peel. My skin feels super soft after I use this and I love how refreshed it makes me feel as well! I try to use this as much as I can. It recommends twice a day, but sometimes I forget πŸ™‚ If I have a stubborn pimple, the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion has been a godsend for me. I just put some on the pimple, go to sleep, and by morning it’s either gone or significantly reduced in size! This stuff is magic in a bottle. Face masks are treats I like to give my skin about once a week. My top pick for February has been the Global Beauty Wash Off Mud Mask! If you want healthy looking skin, this is the way to go! It’s really affordable and it works so well. It’s creamy and when I wash it off my skin glows! The final step to my skincare routine has been the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel. I apply this right before I do my makeup and instantly my skin feels and looks bright and healthy. It soothes my skin and gives such a fresh feeling. I love using this in the morning to wake up my skin, and it works so well!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and found some new products to check out!! February has been a crazy month for me, but I promise I will start posting more regularly in the upcomping months πŸ™‚ I would love to know some of your favorite things! Leave them in the comments below! πŸ™‚

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Every month I always discover new products that end up going into my list of all time favorites. With the new year I decided to jump on the bandwagon and start doing favorites every month to let you guys know what I’m loving πŸ™‚ These are some of my favorite posts to read (and videos to watch on YouTube). I think it’s so fun to see what people are obsessing over, and hopefully find some new products to love as well! So without further ado, here are the things I have been loving in the month of January!

Mario Badescu Facial SprayΒ 

I’ve been hearing about this rosewater spray for such a long time, and only last month did I decide to buy it. I am so happy I did because it has been the best thing that happened to my face. This rosewater spray makes my skin look refreshed, glowy, and healthy. I spritz it on after the shower, in the morning, before bed, before and after my makeup application, and whenever I want a little facial rejuvenation. This multi use spray is not only efficient, but also super affordable! I loveee this product and I’m going to be repurchasing this for quite sometime.

Marrakesh Oil

I received this hair oil in my FabFitFun box in December and I have been using it ever since. My hair tends to get frizzy and dry after the shower, and this has been a life-changer! It smells incredible, makes my hair silky smooth, and helps de-frizz my air-dried hair! I highly recommend this product if you’re looking for a new after shower hair product!

Kyshadow Bronze Palette

I’m going to be honest and say I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got this palette. The colors looked gorgeous and I saw so many beautiful Instagram pictures of it that I had to try it myself. Let me just say, Kylie knows what she’s doing when it comes to makeup. These eyeshadows are so pigmented, creamy, and super build-able. I can’t say enough good things about it! Even though it is on the pricer side, I would say it is more affordable than you would expect and it is 100% worth the price!

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her first novel, All the Bright Places is a tear-jerker, hilarious, and heart-warming story that will have you reading for hours on end. I finished that book within days (I didn’t finish it sooner because I didn’t want it to end). When I found out that Jennifer was releasing another story I was beyond thrilled. She has done it again with her impeccable writing and characters you can’t help but to love and wish were real. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book. Believe me, you’ll be glad you did.

Coloring Books

Relaxing and taking my mind off of the busy world around me is something I really want to work on in the new year. I decided in January to start coloring more, and I have noticed that after I color for a while I feel so relaxed and at ease. I have a few coloring books, but what you decide to color is up to you! There are so many options that you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for a simple way to relax, grab some colored pencils and start coloring!

Good Morning Gorgeous Travel Mug

This is another item I received in my FabFitFun box and I have used it nonstop. As you guys know, I’m a sucker for some iced coffee in the morning, and this travel mug not only makes me feel great about myself but it also keeps my coffee nice and cold. If you’re a coffee addict then this baby will be your new best friend.

Adidas Originals: Tubular Suede-Paneled Neoprene Sneakers

So I haven’t had these sneakers for the entirety of January, but I already know they are going to be my favorites forever. They are hands down the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn, and they are super adorable which is an added bonus. I love how they can be paired with leggings or jeans and make the outfit look put together. I am so obsessed with these! I want to keep them clean and beautiful as long as I can! πŸ˜‰ Also, THEY ARE ON SALE WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR BUY THEM NOW! πŸ™‚

Sweaters

Gray (similar) | Pink | Dark Gray | PatternedΒ 

This one should really come as no surprise. I am not ashamed to admit that I have way more sweaters than most, but I embrace it. Not a single sweater goes to waste. They are all loved and worn equally that I couldn’t just pick a single favorite. That’s like asking a mother to pick her favorite child; it’s just a preposterous question.

BackpackΒ 

Similar options: Forever 21 | Urban Outfitters | Classic Turn

In early January my boyfriend and I were browsing around Forever 21 (as one does), when this beauty caught my eye. I’ve been looking for a decent sized, cute backpack for everyday use so when I saw this sitting pretty on the shelf my eyes lit up the entire store. My boyfriend being the sweetheart he is bought it for me, and I have used it every day since! It’s the perfect size, my favorite color, and it holds sooo much. This is the perfect bag for any season and any occasion! I’m completely in love πŸ™‚

Missguided

So this favorite is a bit odd and different, but hear me out. Basically I have been stalking Missguided’s website for the past month and I love everything I see. You’re probably wondering, “Dana, if you love everything so much why haven’t you bought anything?” I’ll tell you why. Because the holiday season has made me live up to my name, One Broke Blonde. I definitely plan on ordering some things soon, but I have to save money for my responsibilities (i.e. bills) (i.e. being an adult sucks). In the mean time I’m going to keep drooling over all the clothes on shoes on this site because they are all amazing and perfect in every way.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and found some new products to try out! Let me know what things you’ve been loving recently, I would love to find some more faves πŸ™‚

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