Loving on Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought that I’d share a few things that I’ve been loving recently. Because the number of books I’ve enjoyed would be far too large for a single post*, these favorites are primarily food and beauty related.

Bunheads Dancers

Bunheads

First up, a television show that has quickly made its way to the top of my “must watch” list. Bunheads is the newest offering from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino. It centers around a showgirl (Sutton Foster) who has moved to a small town and taken over the dance school. Bunheads has all the elements that made Gilmore Girls so beloved: quirky characters, fast-paced dialogue, witty references and lovely musical cues. For those who loved Gilmore Girls, Bunheads is like a trip back home to Stars Hollow complete with some familiar faces.

DaVinci Flavor Syrup

Vanilla and Hazelnut Syrup

I spotted these at Sam’s Club whilst I was home for the holidays and I’ve been using them ever since. Though not quite as good as a Starbucks latte, coffee with these babies is pretty darn great. They’re the perfect morning indulgence!

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

I can’t take the credit for this discovery – one of my favorite youtubers raves about it all the time! This powder is incredible at setting makeup without making you look too cakey. Best of all, coming in at under $6 you can’t beat the price.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin

Another great drugstore product, this foundation easily outperforms the high-end foundations I’ve tried in the past year (I’m looking at you Smashbox!) If you’re looking for a lightweight foundation this is NOT it! However, for someone who wants a foundation that will last all day with a medium coverage it’s the cat’s pajamas.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded and Inked in Pink

I’ve been looking for a good dupe for the MAC paint pots for quite some time. These new offering from Maybelline might be the silver bullet – they’re gorgeous and long-wearing. Unlike their regular Color Tattoo counterparts, these two shades are very neutral and wearable for everyday.

 Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Cavaliere

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in # 65 Cavaliere

The nude lip trend looks absolutely amazing on some but it just makes me look washed out. This lipstick from Chanel is the perfect solution – a hint of neutral color that allows my natural pink undertones to shine through.

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me

Another great “your lips but better” product! Cherry Me looks exactly as the name suggests: like you’ve had a cherry popsicle. The formula is very moisturizing making it great for throwing in your back pocket or purse.

 

What have you been loving lately?

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*Keep your eyes out for “The Library of Alexandra Book Awards” next month!

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