Monthly Favorites | January / Mainly Marta :: A Motherhood + Lifestyle Blog



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Monthly Favorites | January

Here are some of the products that I have been loving this month and no, this post is not sponsored! It's a collection of things that I have been loving and am wanting to share: 

Item #1: Rosebud Salve. 
This salve is amazing -- especially in the winter. My friend gave this to me for a birthday a few years back and I've been hooked ever since. This is a product that I need to have in my make up bag... always! Every winter my lips get super chapped and this salve saves the day. It smells like roses and it's a super smooth application. I also love the fact that it stays on for a pretty long time, making my lips feel soft, smooth and moisturized. The packaging says that you can use it on dry skin on your knees and elbows for a bit of relief! I've also heard that this salve helps calm and soothe the sting of minor burns. 

You can buy it online at: 


Item #2: O.R.G. Mineral Face Peel.
I received this face peel in the FabFitFun 2016 winter box and I am really loving it so far. I love it so much that I went and bought the editors box, so I can have another bottle once I run out of it. Before using this product, I splash some water on my face, and then I squirt this on my face (generously), wait about 4 seconds, and then I start to rub my face in circular motions. As you rub, you notice that the the dry skin off your face comes right off -- it's amazing! I use this product every three days and I really find that it leaves my skin looking super radiant. This peel is said to have brightening agents and I can attest to that -- my skin looks really great after using this!

You can buy it online at: 


Item #3: Derma | e Vitamin E Skin Oil.
During the winter, my eyebrows start to flake and I find it to be the most annoying thing when you take a picture and you can see dry skin in the picture. I've tried lotions and moisturizers, but nothing worked until I started to put vitamin E oil on them. Initially, I was coating eyebrows because I read (and heard) that vitamin e oil helps thicken the hair, but as I was using it, I noticed that my eyebrows also didn't flake anymore. The dry skin was gone -- score! This oil is also good for combination skin. Use it before you go to sleep to moisturize your skin. 

You can buy it online at: 
Derma | e.


Item #4: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw.
This blanket was one of the many birthday gifts my husband gave to me and I really love it. This blanket is probably the softest most cozy blanket that I have ever touched. I really love that it keeps you warm without making you feel like you're overheating  your body.

You can buy it online at:
Nordstrom Rack.


Item #5: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray.
This dry shampoo spray is my go to spray when my hair is looking oily this winter. I use this when I don't have time to wash it. In my time using it, I've noted that while the spray is white it doesn't leave any residue in your hair if you spray quickly and then rush your fingers or a brush through your hair. I also really love that it doesn't give off a chemical-like scent. It smells like lemons!

You can buy it online at: 


Item #6: WoodWick Lavender Spa Candle.
This would be another birthday gift from my husband and I absolutely love it. Anyone who knows me knows that I love candles and that I'll have a lavender scented anything, so putting the two together makes me all kinds of happy. It smells heavenly!

You can buy it online at: 

annnnnnnd, that's a wrap! 
Those are the 6 products that I have been loving and using this month.
What are some of your favorite products in January?



  1. Love your blog!! ❤❤❤ thank you for following mine. So honored you were able to check it out!! ❤

    1. Awe thank you so much!
      love yours too pretty lady!


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