February Favorites: Borrowed From the Boys

I am one of those people that are always cold, freezing actually. If you run into me on campus I'm probably wearing about 3 layers of clothing, and still shivering. If I'm hanging out with my boyfriend there's a good chance I have stolen his flannel. There's this one that he always wears, I'd venture to say it's his signature look. This past Christmas I was able to figure out the brand and where it's sold and buy him a second one. Fast forward to February as I'm running around Macy's(which is where I purchased the gifted flannel)trying to look for office clothes and makeup when I spot the same flannel... only in a different pattern, closer to my size anddddd it was on clearance. So obviously I had to get it since it was roughly 80% off.

If you can find the Men's Charter Club Fleece Lined Flannel... don't hesitate, just buy it. I've worn this in place of my fleece North Face, over long sleeve tees on warmer winter days, and over hoodies on snow days and I have been loving it! The inside of the body is lined in a soft plush fleece, and the arms are lined like a lightweight jacket. There isn't much more to say, it's just the warmest thing ever, and who doesn't love being cozy. I've linked the Woolwich Ladies version below since my flannel doesn't appear to be available online. 

I've never really been afraid to borrow from the boy's department, but recently YouTubers like +sunbeamsjess have been wearing some menswear inspired looks that I've really been loving.

Another favorite of mine is the mini NARS blush and bronzer duo. The small compact is more reasonably priced than a lot of other blushes of this quality and has lasted me ages. I own the Orgasm/Laguna Duo (linked below) and I love the shades. I believe these are their two best selling shades and for good reason! The shades look natural on my somewhat fair skin in the winter, and I have been able to transition these shades into the summer when I have more of a tan.

My third favorite this month is Alex & Ani, not a stranger to many of you I'm sure. However, they're a favorite this month not because of a particular product, but because of their wonderful customer service. For my birthday I received a beautiful Alex and Ani necklace, the chain broke as I was putting it on a few weeks ago so I emailed the company to see if they repair chains. Instead they rush shipped me a brand new one and their customer service rep was lovely. The original necklace is a bit sentimental to me, but I'm happy I can still wear the new necklace and think of the meaning behind the original.

As for another cruelty free brand, I love Tarte! I've been using the Brazilliance Self Tanner on and off for the past two years and I love it. It smells amazing, and not chemically like other tanners tend to. Plus the maracuja oil helps to moisturize the skin. I think I'm fairly good at applying self tanner, but I have had some light streaking with other tanners I have tried... I tend to see less when using this Tarte product. I recommend using the mitt as well, which I throw in a hosiery bag and into the washing machine after one or two uses. 

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