January is a funny month. It’s like…Christmas is over. The New Year has begun. Some folks still have their Christmas lights up while others are wearing flip flops because it’s 75 and sunny in Florida. Meanwhile, I’m up here in PA freezing my buns off and wearing a parka to brave it to the mailbox, but many readers are already thinking swimwear for a hopeful spring break getaway. SO MUCH CONFUSION. And then it’s a wild ride for me personally since my bestie and husband’s birthdays are back-to-back days – ha! All that to say, WE HERE. And this month’s cool sh*t is very cool indeed. 😉 From my CBD (hello, Equilibria!) to my Netflix obsession, to nail AND lip treatments to get your life back together this winter, lots of goodies below. Enjoy…
I fell in lovelovelove with this little top at first sight – I had never seen a flannel with feminine flair as this before. Even better yet, the second I pulled it out of the bag I was floored by how SOFT it is! Probably the softest flannel I’ve ever worn. And currently on sale!
Hands down, the numero uno favorite of 2021 already – callin’ it, folks. I KNOW, THAT’S A LOT. But y’all…have you seen? Have you seen Bridgerton yet? Or, rather, have you BINGED Bridgerton yet? Because Lord knows once you begin there ain’t no stoppin’ the Bridgerton bandwagon. The show is 8 episodes pure genius. It’s captivating in every sense. Think Jane Austen meets Gossip Girl and, like, 35 shades of grey. 😉 A sexy period drama that’s witty and charming and have you seen the Duke of Hastings? That’s what I thought. 😉
I’ve already watched the entire series twice through. Onto number three. Third time’s the charm…
ICYMI, I shared on my Stories last month that I’ve started using CBD – specifically, Equilibria CBD. Maybe a full blog just on that to come, since there is so much information to share? But in short, Equilibria is where it’s at. In short, Equilibria is a female-founded, filler-free, full-spectrum CBD brand. And what is CBD, you ask? CBD is a totally natural ingredient found in industrial hemp flowers, which, when taken consistently, has been scientifically proven to positively impact both your physical AND mental well-being (bless up). AND, while yes, hemp is a cannabis plant…it will not get you high. It’s grown to have 0.3% THC content or less (typically anything higher than 5% is the threshold to being able to get you high…and also being illegal LOL). So it’s just a powerful, natural supplement to your everyday life with a whole handful of positive potential, from bettering sleep to lessening anxiety or improving joint inflammation, all via your body’s endocannabinoid system (another normal system in your body, like your nervous system, respiratory system, etc!).
OK now I need to stop myself because this will quickly turn into a thesis – let me know if a blog post on my own CBD journey would be helpful and/or of interest. 🙂 But one of the BEST parts of Equilibria CBD in particular (and my personal favorite feature) are their on-hand dosage specialists that ALL customers automatically have access to upon placing your first order. My specialist, Autumn, was literally life-changing in the course of one conversation because she completely revamped how I was taking both my daily drops + soft capsules to maximize impact for me. This is KEY to ensuring you get the best bang for your buck and find the best products and routine for your own very personal, very unique lifestyle, especially since consistency with usage is essential. Equilibria is also one of the only CBD brands I’ve found that is just so dang transparent in their process with so much science and NO fillers or nonsense in their products, which I wholeheartedly appreciate.
Because I’ve been loving them so much, Equilibria so kindly extended code ericaligenza for you to save big on your own first-time or subscription CBD order. I *highly* recommend getting a subscription like I have because of the inherrent nature of CBD; it takes at least 2-3 months of regular (read: daily) use to get full effect, so really, if you’re going to go for it…go all in.
I must admit, I was #influenced by my Instagram feed to pick this stuff up. It’s been hyped up quite a bit, so I had to see for myself – and WOW. One spray and I was shocked, quite literally. I mean, look at the before and afters below – that VOLUME!!! It gives you major, major volume and a light flexible hold with just one spray. There’s also sunflower seed oil inside to help prevent breakage, as well as UV protection and NO sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, or petrolatum. Truly a KAPOW product that I use when my hair is down, like this, or to majorly amp up a high pony on 3rd or 4th day hair!
This might be the best $30 ever spent on Amazon.
Truthfully, I bought this over a year ago for Liv – she just wasn’t totally old enough to appreciate it fully at the time and I never even tried adding the water to it yet. Fast forward to now and she’s got an OBSESSION with “cweaning” as she calls it and always wants to be in her toddler tower ___ at the kitchen sink. For awhile, we’d let her just stand there playing with the running water and her plastic dishware…until we realized that that was NOT smart for our water bill. 😉 But then I remembered that we had this and I whipped it out – and it’s INCREDIBLE. The motor recycles the same water throughout so it does no damage to your bill, and the plastic dishes even change color if the water temperature is hot.
This favorite feels like a lie because it’s not just a monthly favorite. This has been a favorite lip treatment for months and months, actually – I just realized recently that I never actually shared it in one of these and time was long overdue! While pricier, it actually works out to NOT be expensive because a little bit goes a long way and I’ve had this tub for a looooong time – you get your bang for your buck. It’s an award-winning formula with Vitamin C + hyaluronic acid (my fave!), that’s one of the ONLY lip products I’ve ever used overnight that’s truly deeply hydrating.
I now have a few smaller-sized travel tubs, as well as a tube (which I like since it’s a bit more sanitary than an open tub that you dip a finger into – ha!). Especially right about now in mid-winter when all of us are struggling from the crusty crusts, this stuff is a Godsend. TREAT YO’SELF and thank me later!
I mean…’nough said. 😉
When I opened this during a White Elephant party over Christmas, I couldn’t stop laughing – it’s so me. And if it’s so you, too, it’s only $15 on Amazon. 😉 #AddToCart!
After a few straight weeks of gel nails from the salon, my natural nails needed a break. They were thinner and weaker, so I went back to basics for a bit to strengthen them again. This stuff is used HARD (clearly – I’m almost out!). It’s really great for strengthening, not to mention it’s a pretty clear coat in between trips to the salon. I use it by itself, like worn here, or as a base coat underneath regular polish.
This book is DARLING. Truly darling. It’s about counting and written by a mathematician in the hopes of teaching kids about how different combinations of numbers can equal the same final amount (like 2+8 versus 4+6, etc). Beyond that, this book also teaches a valuable lesson of appreciating YOU and your own uniqueness in the world. For a book for littles to already be teaching against comparison or cases of “the grass is greener” is something special, I think – not to mention Liv loveloveloves it.
HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OF MY MONTHLY FAVORITES YET?
And what have been YOUR Monthly Favorites? Would lovelovelove to know! Let me know if you try Equilibria CBD (make sure to use my link/code for your discount!!!), a nail or lip treatment, or if you’ve binged Bridgerton too many times now like me. 😉
P.S. ICYMI and wanna get caught up on or last month’s favorites, just click here!