Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I can't believe we are nearing the end of March already! The flowers in my neighborhood are in full bloom and I'm definitely in the mood for delicate pink tones reminiscent of rose petals. I'm excited to be posting my first favorites entry. I always love checking out other people's lists. You never know when you're going to find something amazing that you wouldn't otherwise know about! Here are my March favorites that I would like to share with you all:

My March Favorites

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette:
I think I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. I was definitely on the Urban Decay Naked train. I got the Chocolate Bon Bons palette through when I found a $20 off coupon (code 151253) for new customers via Nouveau Cheap's blog. It's one of my favorite blogs out there, definitely check it out for amazing beauty deals. G works hard to get beauty deals to the rest of us wanting to stretch our dollar! The eyeshadow was so buttery and more blendable than I had anticipated. I'm not a gourmand when it comes to scented beauty products. It's a cute gimmick and I know many people love it. I think I would've liked it just as much if it was unscented since the packaging alone is just adorable. I do love the box of chocolates theme.

The Adorable Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette
Super Buttery Eyeshadows

All in all, it's a pretty solid palette for me. I think there are a hair more warm shades than cool ones. I work better with warmer shades so I'm still looking for ways to incorporate the cooler shades. That bright magenta, Totally Fetch, is probably the most intimidating one to work with (but isn't the name awesome?). I just received the Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar that came with the limited edition Sweeter Side of Sexy bundle but haven't tried it out yet. Maybe it'll be part of my April favorites :)

Essence Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll:
I don't have too many blushes and picked this one up on a whim at Ulta. I'm so glad I did because I've been using it everyday now. It's rather pigmented so a light touch goes a long way. I just noticed it looks way browner on the Ulta website than it does in person.
Essence Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll
Essence Silky Touch Blush
It works perfectly with my NC20 skin tone and gives me that perfect flush of color and blends beautifully. I think it would work well with warmer leaning skin tones, too. The packaging is a little flimsy so you need to be careful with it if you're taking it on-the-go. You really can't beat the price for $2.99, definitely check it out!

CoverGirl Lipstick in Heavenly 260:
The last time Big Lots had a 20% coupon, I went a little lippie crazy since these CoverGirl lipsticks were only $2! I really liked a spicy brown shade I had picked up last year so I decided to give a few others a try. Heavenly is such a gorgeous Springtime dusty rose. The swatch on Amazon looks more like a nude shade than in person.

CoverGirl Lipstick in Heavenly 260
I'm still trying to find that perfect nude lipstick that doesn't make me look like the undead. This still leans more pink than a nude should, but I've been reaching for Heavenly whenever I can't figure out what lip color to coordinate with my eye look. Pigmentation is great and even better when paired with lip liner.

CoverGirl Lipstick in Heavenly 260
On me, it lasts about 3 hours without eating and minimal drinking. CoverGirl didn't claim that this was a long lasting lipstick so do expect to reapply every couple hours especially after eating. Since I found this at Big Lots, it may not be in the permanent line anymore. There may still be some lingering in your local store and is worth checking out.

Stila Stay All Day Concealer in Hue 05:
As I mentioned in a previous post, I picked up this Stila concealer from Nordstrom Rack. I love how creamy and smooth it applied. It didn't accentuate my dry spots too much which is always a plus!
Stila Stay All Day Concealer Hue 05
Stila Stay All Day Concealer in Hue 05
It blended nicely with my Clinique CC Cream I've been using. It's encased in a little compact with a mirror so it's perfect for on-the-go touch ups. I used to take my makeup bag with me so I could do my makeup on the way to work. I no longer have that type of commute, but this would've been great to have.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Shampoo & Conditioner in Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint:
This stuff smells so good! I had a bottle of the shampoo a few years back and really liked it and picked up the set last week while there was a sale for 50% off aromatherapy. I love the way the eucalyptus and spearmint oils' scent lingered in my hair.
Eucalyptus Spearmint Smells So Good!

Description of Stress Relief Shampoo & Conditioner on Back

I'm not sure how much actual stress relief they provide but I like it a lot! I don't have dyed hair anymore but they claim that they're safe for color-treated hair. These two are not sulfate free but I am currently not caring about that right now.

Gold Bond Ultimate Skin Therapy Cream with Healing Aloe:
Now I know Gold Bond doesn't exactly conjure up the most glamorous of things in the beauty world, but hear me out! This stuff saved my super dry skin patch on my shin. I'm assuming it was a rash after some bad razor burn. I got it back in October and it's just now starting to heal completely, yikes. It was so incredibly dry and itchy. I applied everything I could think of that I had in my house: scented and unscented lotions, petroleum jelly, and aloe vera. I think this has become my new HG moisturizer.
Gold Bond Knows What's Up
I stumbled upon this Gold Bond lotion in a mini tube right before I left for my honeymoon in Hong Kong last November. I couldn't believe my eyes when the spot had healed so much overnight. I was using it so much, I was about to finish the tube it while I was still overseas. I started staggering the until I got back but the rash was was resurfacing each time I stopped using the lotion. I went back to get me the bigger tube and since applying it again every night, it's almost gone, yay! 

Gold Bond Healing Aloe Cream Description on Back
It's very lightly scented and not overwhelming if you have a sensitive nose. To me, it's just a very light and fresh aloe and daisy scent. I highly recommend this if you are trying to get rid of very dry skin. I started using it as a hand cream each night and my dry cuticles are looking better.

What are your favorites for March? Have you tried any products from my favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

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