December Favorites

1. High rise leggings- December brought final exams for all college students and therefore comfort was a must! I wore leggings daily, but I was particularly loving the high waisted style this season. My absolute favorite pairs were from J. Crew and Lululemon due to the high quality material, the fabulous fit and the style.

2. Moroccan oil- This is, without a doubt, the holy grail product for my hair. December is the start of the truly frigid weather which brings dry indoor air. This undeniable duo causes my hair to be uncooperative at times leaving it drier and a bit brittle. To counter this, I massage a small amount into my hair, particularly the ends, which keeps it soft and less frizzy.

3. Turtlenecks- Tissue turtlenecks, chunky knit turtlenecks, you name it, I've been loving it. Naturally my initial attraction is the style, but with our latest cold spell in the northeast, the warmth is undeniable. Most turtlenecks can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion so go ahead and pairs yours with leggings, dress pants, and even jeans.

4. Day designer- My day designer is quite honestly my pride and joy. I have this baby decked out with stickers and have it expertly color-coded. My planner is at my side year round but came in especially handy finals week followed by the craze of the holiday season. The style I currently use is broken down hourly which allowed me to expertly manage my hectic schedule this past December.

5. Barilla microwave macaroni- I'm not exactly proud to announce I allowed this into my diet, but in a pinch I was able to quickly fulfill my hunger and get back to my work with this microwave meal. Dorm living limits food storage as well as preparation, but this is a nice alternative to Ramen. I would highly recommend this choice to college students.

6. Lululemon yoga mat- Although this mat may be considered pricey compared to other brands, I can personally guarantee it is worth every cent. Ttraditional mats often leave your feet slowly slipping from underneath you leaving you feeling a bit unsteady in a pose, not this mat. I use this mat mostly for BBG workouts, yoga, and hot yoga. In the month of December I fit in BBG workouts which worked an an incredible stress reliever.

7. Music- There is nothing like a selection of fabulous Christmas music to put me in the holiday spirit in December. In addition to the holiday tune, I enjoyed Sam Smith's new album, Ed Sheran's Duet with Beyonce and a lot of Post Malone.

8. Hunter rain boots- Invariable December brought snow which in the earlier weeks of the month thankfully melted quickly leaving behind a mess slush. This called for my Hunter rain boots. I have a navy pair as well as a red pair which I alternate depending on my outfit, The cooler temperatures simply mean the addition of my Hunter cable knit socks for warmth and style.

9. JBL speaker- Post graduation I was the lucky winner of this speaker and I've used it practically every day since. This speaker has a compact size, but don't be fooled, the sound is incredible!

10. Essie nail polish in Mrs. Always Right- Being a college student on a budget doesn't allow me to go to the nail salon regularly so at home manicures are the way to go. Essie nail polish is definitely my brand. I find the polish keeps its fresh appearance longer and chips less. I especially loved the color "Mrs. Always Right" this month.

11. Urban decay velvetizer- I can not rave enough about how amazing this product is. Run, don't walk to Sephora to get your own! I never thought I could love a setting powder as much as this, but it is just amazing. Urban decay velvetizer gives my makeup a flawless finish that lasts throughout the day. It has completely replaced my once beloved Laura Mercier setting powder and I haven't looked back since.

12. Cetaphil lotion- Not to give TMI or but I often struggle with eczema in the winter.  Not only is the eczema a challenge, I also struggle with having super sensitive skin so I'm limited with my lotion options, especially any lotion with a fragrance. I find Cetaphil is super moisturizing and never irritates my skin.

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