January Books

Last month’s books came out late in the month, so I’m making up for that by posting my January books early!

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I only read two full books this month, so I’m pretty disappointed in myself. I started a new book, but I couldn’t get into it and gave it up to start a new book. I didn’t include that one because I haven’t finished it yet.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The theme of Buzzfeed’s book club for January was “books that you can read in one sitting.” Although I didn’t actually read this book in one sitting, it was relatively short. I’ve read Neil Gaiman before and his books tend to be on the strange side. This book was no exception. I wasn’t really sure where the book was going. Is it real or in the kid’s imagination? Who knows! That being said, I did enjoy this book! It definitely makes me want to read more of his books!

Turtles all the Way Down by John Green

I’ve read most of Green’s books and I know people love them, but they just seem almost too cheesy for me. There I said it. This book was ehh at best. I really liked the way mental illness was portrayed, as I think not many books can do that accurately and appropriately. However, I just thought the book was boring.

Overall, not a great start to my year of reading, but I’m enjoying the book I’m currently reading and I hope I’ll be reading lots more in February! What did you read this month?

January BoxyCharm

This month was my FAVORITE box I’ve gotten so far! You know, out of the two I’ve gotten!

How Boxycharm Works:

Boxycharm is $21 per month. This price includes all the products as well as shipping charges. Inside your box you get 4 or 5 full size products and a paper describing what each product it and how much it would usually cost. All boxes are worth AT LEAST $100. Mine was definitely over that this month.

 

My Box This Month:

Dr. Brandt Luminizer Primer: This is such an expensive product normally, so I was so excited to see this in the box. I’ve never bought anything from this brand before, but I’ve heard lots of people rave about it! So far, I love everything about this, except for the somewhat strong scent. However, I love the way my skin looks so I’m willing to look past that. Find it here.

Pur Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette: I have used this every day since I got this palette. And not just one of the shades – all of the shades! The bronzer is definitely shimmery, which I would prefer more in the summer, but oh well. I LOVE the blush and highlighting shades. Find it here.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pencil in Universal Taupe: I haven’t used a brow pencil in quite a while as I prefer brow pomade. However, I love the shape of this pencil. It’s basically long and flat and it’s easy to carve out your brows. Plus, the shade is perfect, at least for me! Find it here.

Crown Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette: Out of all the products in the box this month, this was the one I was least impressed by. It’s not a bad palette by any means, but there is only one matte shade, making it impossible to do a whole eye look with just this palette. I do like the different shimmery shades it has, though! Find it here.

Girlactik Liquid Lipstick in Posh: This was another product that I’ve heard people rave about but never had myself. Well, they were right! This is a beautiful darker nude shade that is so comfortable on the lips you don’t even know it’s there. I’m so glad I got this! Find it here. 

You can get boxycharm here!

For more details checkout the video I posted reviewing this month’s box!

January Kindergarten Crate

Are you a kindergarten/preschool/first grade teacher? Are you a parent? Do you like kids? If any of these are true for you, then you definitely need to subscribe to Kindergarten Crate!

This is my third month receiving this subscription box and it is definitely my favorite so far! The penguin theme is just so cute!

Included in this month’s box is:

  • “Penguin and Pinecone” book
  • Penguin Craft
  • Penguin mini notebook
  • Penguin stickers
  • Crayola White Chalk
  • Blue Construction paper
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Tempera paint markers
  • Dark chocolate pretzels
  • Puzzle pieces with writing lines

Wow, we got so much this month! As a reminder, this box is $40 a month, but is less if you purchase more than one month at a time.

If you would like to subscribe go HERE!