January Favorites Under $50 & Birthday Surprises!

Happy Tuesday! I’ve decided to do a monthly “Favorites under $50” since this was by far one my favorite things to share last time I posted! I sometimes feel like the little things get missed when I’m blogging, even though they are essential to my outfits and posts. So why not highlight some of my favorites? My two absolute favorites on this month’s list are the SmartWool socks and Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush. Both are things that use everyday and here’s why:

I discovered SmartWool socks last year at The North Face while shopping for a new pair of snow boots. I honestly just bought them because they matched my boots and weren’t scratchy in feel, but after wearing them the first time I was hooked! Since then I’ve probably six more pairs because they feel great and they keep my feet warmer than any other sock I’ve owned (a must when you live in a cold climate). If anyone is ever looking to buy me a gift (maybe for my birthday this Friday? I kid.) I would NOT complain with SmartWool socks. The best part is they come in so many different patterns and lengths, there is no way to go wrong!

Next is the Duo Fibre brush from Sigma. Most often I use a tinted moisturizer, so this brush does just the trick! It flawlessly creates an even application of product, especially with the two light coverage foundations I use – NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz and Smashbox BB Water in Medium. For my Dior foundation that I often use for photos I use my Beautyblender sponge. Here’s a helpful beauty tip for you: when taking photos, use a foundation with little to no SPF in it. The SPF creates an unwanted shine on your face!

As I said earlier, my birthday is this Friday! I’ll probably go out to eat with family and friends and just enjoy the day! My mom and I took my little sister to the aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing to celebrate her third birthday on the 13th, and we managed to stop into a few stores to celebrate my birthday! Apparently I’m going through a Nike phase (can you tell?)