Monday Favorites: First Post of 2017 + New Beauty Faves!

I’m back with my first post of 2017! After 12 days in paradise and getting back into the swing of things at work, I’ve finally had a moment to sit down and share my Monday Favorites with you all again. Let’s talk beauty, because what else? I am LOVING so many new (and classic) things.



I have legitimately never been more obsessed with a product for my hair than I am with the Ouai Wave Spray. I got a sample of this in my December Ipsy bag and brought it on vacation with me. I actually got a different wave spray for Christmas and went back to Sephora and exchanged it for this one because it is SO GOOD.

First of all, it smells amazing. Second, I love that it doesn’t make my hair feel crunchy, stiff or dried out which a lot of wave sprays containing salt can do. I simply comb my hair out after the shower, spray this all over and twist sections while I let it air dry. I have never loved how my hair has air dried, and now that’s all I let it do. I would never push product on y’all, but you need to pick this one up.

So as I hinted on Insta the other day, I did stop off at Sephora and picked up some goodies when I went to exchange my wave spray.

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You know I love my Beauty Blender. Once you go BB, you will never go back. My BB is well over a year old, still in very good shape (like I’ve said before, by that solid cleanser) but it’s starting to tatter a teeny bit and I always get worried about bacteria when sponges get too old. So I was on the lookout for a new one, but behold this awesome kit I found instead

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For $40 (only $15 more than just buying the sponge itself) you get a BB, Too Faced Candlelight Glow Compact and the BB Blotterazzi blotting sponge. Plus how cute is this packaging. I would definitely pick this one up if you’re in the market for a new BB yourself, want to try one or just want to stock up on another and get all these cute things that come with it. Click here to get yours!

Next, I got a new product to try and that is the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. 

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Honestly, I’ve been digging all of the products I’ve tried from IT Cosmetics. I’m also currently loving their Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm. I actually saw an infomercial (yes, I know) for this product and knew I needed to try it. I’m loving it! For reference, I got this in the Light shade and it’s a perfect color match.

Lastly, I picked up another one of these Sephora Lip Masks. My lips are so dry (thank you winter weather!) and these masks are a lifesaver!


If you haven’t tried them I would definitely recommend.

Also, worth mentioning is a product that is my beauty “unfavorite” for the month.


I had such high expectations for UFO by Sunday Riley. I thought it was going to be some sort of miracle product for my acne prone skin, but it just didn’t do it for me. I know skin sometimes gets worse before it gets better, but my skin seemed to get worse and worse and finally cleared when I stopped using this altogether. I also hated the smell. So with those two things, I returned this to Sephora promptly. Especially with the $80 price tag it also carries. I really really wanted to love this too!

I have so many more beauty favorites as well as style favorites coming. I am open to suggestions for what you all would like to see in the New Year so let me know. Also, make sure you’re following me on Insta (@blondesidestyle) for a super fun giveaway I have going on later!


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