I was sharing with my daughter Melissa that I wanted to learn how to take better flat lay photos like hers recently, when she said she would be happy to teach me by showing me how. I’m so stoked to be working with her because she slays flat lay photography and is on top of all things beauty and fashion. We’ve decided to do a new blog series together called All My Favorite Things. Welcome to the February Edition, we hope you like it.

My Favorite Things in February:

All My Favorite Things February Edition

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Nakturnal Agency.  I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions are my own.

My Favorite Jewelry: Minimalistic Gold Necklaces and Earrings. 

AU-Rate gold Obelisk Necklace in heart #ad

According to Harper’s Bazar’s December Jewelry Trends article, all things zodiac are still having a moment, but I needed a more affordable option. Thankfully, I’d just recently learned about AU-Rate in New York. They are a fine jewelry company that believes in offering high quality,   sustainable jewelry made with ethical gold and diamonds, with a focus on classic, clean design. They have a beautiful selection of gold personalized necklaces, including small initials and zodiac signs!

I was all set to purchase a Gemini necklace, when I noticed there was a six week wait time because they are made to order. Before making my final purchasing decision, I decided to shop some more and I’m so glad I did because I feel in love with their gold Obelisk Pendant necklace for $100. Before checkout, I was alerted to their current sale, so I found these gold studs earrings. 

AU-Rate Gold stud earrings #ad

Aren’t these little studs simply divine? I’ve been wanting something small for my second piercings that wouldn’t feel heavy in my ears and these babies are the perfect size.  I can’t wait to wear the necklace and earrings on my next weekend date night. Be sure to shop for your own personalized picks with AU-Rate here.

My Favorite Makeup: Rose Gold Eye shadow Palette and Raspberry Lipstick.

Authentic Beauty Rose Gold Nudes eye shadow palette

I’m always on the lookout for a pretty pink nude eye shadow palette because I like how they look with my brown eyes, but honestly, the packaging draws me in first and it doesn’t get more gorgeous than this rose gold palette Prime Time from Authentic Beauty. I was first introduced to this amazing line of beauty products by super model Christie Brinkley for a Mother’sDay post in 2018 and I’ve loved this line ever since!

Prime Time isn’t one of those palette’s you buy for just one color and winds up taking up space in your beauty collection.  According to their website, this palette of lovely nude shades is a curated collection of perfectly-balanced color, professionally-developed to deliver easy, elegant, day-to-dazzling evening looks. I have the Cool Rose Nude palette and love mixing the shades Simmer and Ascend for a quick day time look. 

While I do so love nudes on my eyes, I’ve been known to add a pop of color to my day look with my lipstick. For me, nothing says Hello! I’m ready for my day more than a pretty berry lipstick like this cool Raspberry lipstick from Avon.

Raspberry Lipstick in heart

 According to PopSugar Beauty’s article on best lipsticks for 2020, berry lipsticks are going to be everywhere this year and I am here for it!  From Maybelline New York Sensational Color for all Lipstick, to The Sephora Collection Cream Lip Shine line, there is a beautiful berry shade for every skin tone and budget. Adding a bit more color to your lips will only brighten your face on these cold winter days ladies, so step out of your comfort zone and go bold in February.

My Favorite Candle Scents: Clean and Evergreen.

Favorite candle scents for February are clean and evergreen

I love candles and I know you do too because anytime I host a giveaway like this one I currently have open, you show the post all kinds of love! Lately, I’ve been loving all the clean and evergreen scented candles. 

 I try to shop small businesses first, so I was thrilled to discover Amber Vale Home’s line of wooden wick candles are made near me. I love their Tennessee Christmas candle so much, I’ll need to order another one soon, but lately I’ve been burning their Guest House Candle and love it’s fresh, green pine-like Cypress and Spearmint scents.

Of course, there is no better place to show small candle businesses love than Etsy.  For instance, I just did a search for wooden wick soy candles evergreen and the first option sounds perfect for me! It’s called Secluded Forest. I’m so tempted to add this to my cart, but I’ll resist for now.

Until Next Month:

I hope you found this My Favorite Things February Edition post helpful. We had such a fun time putting it together for you! I’m already thinking of fun things I’d like to share for March. If there’s a product you’d like to see showcased in one of our upcoming posts, please feel free to leave product name comments (no linking please), or if you are a brand and would like to collaborate with us, please reach out via email.

Please share in comments: Which of my favorites did you like best?

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