It has been a while since I’ve done a monthly favorites. So this might be a combined of several months. Also, I think I pulled a muscle in my lower back, so I’m taking a break from the gym (ahhhhh!), but I’ve got to listen to my body and give it a bit of a break. Didn’t want to though.
Beauty & Skincare//
For beauty products the last couple for months I’ve been loving just a couple of things. Since getting it in my Christmas secret santa gift I’ve been using the Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara almost everyday. Especalliy if I’m going to the gym or just need a little plump to my eyes. Since it’s almost out I’ve started looking to see where I can get them and I’m so happy that both Sephora (here) and Amazon.com (here) have them! Amazon is a little cheaper but it’s great to have options.
My other regularly used favorite is NYX HD Concealer in CW07. I find it is the best shade for my skin tone for the dark circles under my eyes and any dark spots I have on my skin. I’ve repurchase it twice and will be getting another one soon.
Speaking about dark circles under my eyes, I’ve been using Valentia True Glow Eye Cream every morning. It’s been helping quite a bit to reduce puffiness when I get up in the morning. And the dark circles too.
I finally brought myself some news headphones. Two actually. I repurchase my favorite: Yurbuds sport earbuds, but I also purchase tzumi Wireless ProBuds Sport Series earbuds. I really like them! I especially like that I don’t have to tuck wires down my bra to keep them in place. I’m still not use to them while running, but it will take some time.
I also purchase some new leggings the last couple of times I went into TJ Maxx. Best news: I had to purchase them in a size small! The pink ones are the Layer8 Showoff Leggings in Spectrum Black and the other are RBX High Waisted Shaping Leggings. I’m so loving them and love to wear them on long gym days.
Food & Supplements Favs//
Supplement wise, I decided to give PEScience Alphamine and Amino VI a try. I really like the Alphamine first thing in the morning to give me a boost of energy before the gym. I’m currently taking a break from thermogenics, but I’ll probably purchase it next month. I always give myself at least a 4-6 week break between any thermogenics. The amnios are equally as good. I’ll probably keep purchasing them along with my other fav EVLUTION NUTRITION BCAA Energy. EVLUTION just has the addition of caffeine, which I like when I need an added boost.
My last two favorites are FitMiss Vanilla Chia Protein Powder and Might Nut Peanut Butter Co Powdered Peanut Butter in Vanilla. I don’t take protein powder very often, but its a really great fix when you’re in need of some extra protein or a small healthy snack. I really like the FitMiss powder as it only has 90 calories per scoop and tasty with a quick shake of cashew milk. Most often I make a protein powder sludge (that’s what I read it’s called) with the protein powder and some psyllium husk. All you really do is mix the powders with little amount of liquid until it like a pudding consistency. I like eating it that way instead of chugging it.
Since this post is getting pretty long, gonna split it into two. So this one is gonna stick with beauty & health products and the next post (soon after I post this I hope) will be more random things like music and housewares.