02.02.2018

Favorite Products January || Food, Beauty, Fashion….

Happy Friday friends! We made it another week… and it’s hard to believe that we’re in February. With that being said, I’m sharing some of my favorite products from January. I stuck pretty closely to my tried and true foods, so hoping to experiment in that category a little more this coming month…. yet, I tried a lot of new beauty products that I’m really loving and think you will too! And, of course, my go-to fashion favs from the month. Mostly comfy options that can easily be worn lounging or out and about…..

I hope you all have a great weekend! TJ and I are heading out for a little spin date Saturday morning, and then watching the Super Bowl on Sunday…. I get oddly excited for this strange “holiday…” maybe it’s the nachos that I love making, and eating….. Either way, I hope you all have a good one!!
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FOOD

1. Kitchfix Waffles: I picked up these grain free/dairy free waffles from Sprout’s a couple of weeks ago, and they’re so good. I originally bought them for little miss, as a quick breakfast option, but both TJ and I have enjoyed them on an occasion or two. Simply toss them in the toaster, top with some honey or nut butter and fruit, and you have a tasty, sweet, breakfast! We have the Banana Cinnamon flavor.

2. One Hope Hummus: This stuff is so good. Tastes super fresh and authentic and I’ve been loving spreading it on my lunch wraps, or dipping bell peppers and carrots into it as an afternoon snack. I get mine at Whole Foods.

BEAUTY

1. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play: I was looking for a product to give my hair some good volume and texture when doing a half-up hair do…. and I had heard good things about this product, so I picked it up. I’m loving the volume and texture it gives my hair when doing a half-up look…. really does the trick. A little goes a long way too!

2. ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray: Again, I was looking for something to give my hair a tousled look, and have had tons of success with Oribe products. When I saw they had a texturizing spray, I decided to give it a try. I’ve used it several times. It smells amazing, and adds a lightweight tousled look to my curls.

3. REALHER Do Your Squats Shadow Palette: I received this palette in my FabFitFun box and fell in love instantly… and have used it everyday since. I love the neutral shades, perfect for everyday, or can easily turn into an evening look as well. The entire line is natural, vegan, and cruelty free, and 20% of proceeds go to organizations that seek to empower women.

4. Sea Salt Body Butter: I was looking for a new body lotion when I was introduced to this line. It’s made from almond butter and has kept my skin feeling moisturized throughout this winter season. I’m not a huge fan of scented products, but this one is subtle and reminds me of being at the beach. It’s free from parabens, mineral oils, and phthalates.

5. Kate Sommerville Intensive Exfoliating Treatment:  So, when I received this in my FabFitFun box I wasn’t even sure if I was going to use it, since I love my TULA exfoliating mask so much. Then, when I ran out of TULA, I remembered that I had this and decided to give it a try (I didn’t even realize how expensive it was until I sat down to write this post…. makes the box so worth it at $50). Anyway, the first time I tried it I wasn’t sure what all the hype was about. Yet, after about four usages, I had a few people ask me if I had gotten botox (no, but I’ll happily take the compliment…). I now regularly mix it in with my TULA exfoliating mask. My skin is for sure brighter, and my skin appearance is more supple.

6. TULA Kefir Moisturizer: I first used this moisturizer several months back, but stopped for a little while. I recently started using it again, I’d say in the past month, and have fallen in love with it. It has a velvety feel to it, and I love how intensely it moisturizes my skin. 20% off with code SHANNON.

FASHION: 

1. APL Sneakers: So, remember that girlfriend I mentioned in yesterday’s post? Well, same one here had these kicks on NYE… I tried them on and fell in love. I wouldn’t say they’re good for running, but they’re great for cross training (I do HIIT, stairs, and walk in them on the regular). Annnnd, I mean, the color is pretty perfect.

2. Super Soft Cardigan: (featured above) I snagged this right before Christmas and have seriously worn it so many times. It’s a great neutral color, and not itchy at all. I can easily wear it lounging around the house, out and about for errands, or for a day of wine tasting.

3. Eyelet Blouse: When I saw this top, I knew it would be perfect for spring (top styled here). The ruffle details and eyelet material make it super feminine, and it goes with anything… also fits my criteria of being able to be dressed up or down. I plan on wearing it with denim shorts, distressed jeans, and this cute skirt.

4. Stripe Tee: A staple I look for every time around this year, and this little one is perfect. It’s super basic, which means it’s perfect for everyday living. I love wearing it with my light washed jeans (found more sizes available)… or these distressed ones.

5. Pearl Lounge Pants I wasn’t sure if I was going to like these when I initially bought them, but they’re SO soft, and the pearls don’t get in the way at all. I’ve worn them lounging sipping vino, but also with kicks + a basic henley to run errands.

6. Moto Leggings: These are a great workout-errands/all day living item. I bought my in the gravel color and have been obsessed with them every since I got them. I wore them out for a run on Saturday morning, then tossed on the APL sneakers above, and this pullover and headed out for some quick errands and breakfast with the fam. The moto detailing makes them perfect to dress up easily… denim jacket, white tee (front tucked), and some white street kicks and you’re good to go for the day.

7. Henley Top: great option for those transitional temperatures (if where you are living is allowing for that right now). It’s 3/4 sleeves, and lightweight, so it easily layers under a jacket… or can easily be worn solo with jeans and/or shorts. I love the tassel ties, which means you can either wear the neckline open or tie, creating two different looks.

8. Thermal Henley: Snagged this right before Christmas and for sure wear it at least once a week. I love the swing nature of the body, but how to arms are fitted… it’s a feminine silhouette, but the material and henley style makes it everyday perfect. I wear it with joggers, jeans, shorts, lounging around the house, and layered under jackets.

9. Longline Cardigan: Another great option for spring… especially in the blush color (my fav, styled here). I love pairing it with jeans, a tee, and my favorite accessories…. but you could easily dress it up with booties, and a silky tank (don’t forget the jewelry). In CA, it’s heavy enough to be a layer on it’s own (with a tank underneath), but when it was cold, for like two weeks, I wore it with a long sleeve henley underneath.

10. Lounging Joggers:I know, I know, I mentioned a pair of joggers above, but I had to include these. I have them in two colors, and I sleep in them nightly. Yet, I’ve also been known to wear the darker color out to breakfast (I did on vacation…. #VacationLife). They fit like a dream and are super comfortable at a great price point.

11. Tortoise Shell Sunglasses: I have lost two pairs of aviators this year. Both sipping wine by a fire pit….. All that to say, my parent’s gave me this pair of sunnies for my birthday and I’m obsessed with them. I love the round frames (a slight throwback) and the tortoiseshell coloring.

Comments

  1. Steph says:

    Hi Shannon,

    This is unrelated to this post but I love your blog and have purchased lots of your outfit recs.

    My fiancé and I are going to napa in May and staying at carnerous resort, which I believe you stayed at as well. Do you have any dining recommendations? Specifically we are going out for my fiancé’s birthday one night and would love to go to a special spot. Any spots you loved would be much appreciated.

    Thanks so much
    Steph

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Steph, so sorry this has taken me so long to respond to. You are going to LOVE The Carneros. It’s such a great spot! They have a really great, farm to table, restaurant on the resort, which TJ and I really enjoyed. Great cocktails, food, and ambiance. We sat out by their fire pit before dinner and it was so relaxing. Boon Fly cafe on the resort is great too, mainly for breakfast…. they have great donuts and bloody mary’s. I hope that helps!

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