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January is nearly coming to a close, and honestly, I’m not mad about it.

I don’t love winter, so I’m just counting down the days until we get warmer temps and abundant sunshine. And frankly, February is the longest month of the year (to me) with dreary, cold days. We get to celebrate Luke’s birthday in February, which makes it special, but I generally don’t love the weather during that month of the year.

I shared a few quick makeup tips on stories this week and saved them to a highlight if you want to go back and watch, but the key takeaway is that you don’t always need to wear a full-face product if you’re looking for light coverage. For example, if you don’t typically wear makeup, maybe opt for a few strategically placed areas of concealer, blended out with a damp beauty blender, instead of a tinted moisturizer. Some people do not like the feel or texture of a foundation product, whether it be full or light coverage, so a great option would be a bit of concealer under the eyes, around the nose, and on any dark spots to help balance the face. I really like the FauxFilter by Hudabeauty but another fantastic option is the Nars radiant creamy concealer!

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories recently that you may have missed:

Varley Sweatshirt – Varley clothing lasts year after year.

Amazon leggings

Slip-on Sneakers

Slushy Maker Cups

@Ultrabrozsports – this is my husband’s latest adventure. He’s running 40 miles through the woods in less than 2 weeks!

Milk Frother

Free People Slouchy Sweater

Madewell Skinny Jeans – skinny jeans will never leave my closet!

Museum of Life and Science in Durham

Clip-on phone light – really great if you’re a content creator!

1-inch BabylissPro Curling Iron

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Moisturizer – it sinks into the skin so nicely, and feels great too!

KUR Nail Concealer

Aquage Uplifting Foam

Gorgeous Amazon Date night Dress – I was struck by how nice the quality of this dress is!

Chappywrap Blanket from the Look Linger Love Collection

Shani Darden Triple Acid Peel – I cannot wait to try this!

Brown Target cropped top

Black eyelet top – Bring on spring! This is a very cute and flirty top.

Hooded Rain Coat

Athleta vest

Amazon dress

Elf Halo Glow – The prettiest way to add glow to the skin!

Aviator Sunglasses

Mateo Bar De Tapas


Casual Sneakers

Target crossbody purse

Wander Beauty Cream Blush – I really love the pigment and color payoff from this cream blush.


Casey Tunic from Freepeople

Makeup Mirror

Stick-on face shield – A must-have if you get your eyebrows microbladed OR you wear false lashes.

Spanx perfect pullover

H&M Sweater

This Week’s Discount Codes:

Thrive Market: 30% off your first order and a free gift using this link!

Spanx: Leather-Like Moto Jacket is 20% off using code KATE20 until 1/30!

Home Chef: Use code KATE75 for 75% off your first box and 60% off your 2nd and 3rd boxes

Lumineux: Save 20% on the 7-day tooth whitening pack

Ilia Beauty: Use code KATEBRYAN15 for 15% off sitewide.

Ongoing Promo Codes:

SPANX: Use code KATEXSPANX – good for 10% off purchases + free shipping/returns (excluding sales)

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

Bagging Rights: KATE20 gives you 20% off any items at

Miranda Frye: “Smallthings10” will get you 10% off and free shipping!

Loopy Cases: 10% off when you use code smallthings10


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