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March Beauty Favorites

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Remember when I used to post these, like, regularly? Also I made videos for a while… that was fun.  Not to say I won’t ever do that again, but frankly they take a metric crapton of time and a computer that is much faster than the one we have at home.

Alas I’m reinstating my beloved beauty favorites now that I’ve become reacquainted with blogging, so here you have it:

1 march beauty favorites

I tried to keep it pretty short, so I stuck with my top five.

2 march beauty favorites

1. Michael Todd True Organics // Knu Anti Aging Face Lift. Ok, so yes. This stuff is pretty expensive. In fact, it’s probably the most expensive face lotion I’ve ever owned. BUT… my mom gave it to me after she purchased it on Living Social and decided she didn’t like the smell. I, however, absolutely love it. In fact, I think I might have to get a second job so I can afford to re-purchase it when it runs out. My skin is really oily and very sensitive, so when I find something that works, I cling onto it for dear life. It goes on like whipped cream and is absolutely wonderful on the skin. They actually have a slew of other moisturizers that I might have to try before I buy this one (the moisture-lite is only $29, hello.) But if you’re an anti-aging freak like me and have a tendency to invest in skin products, I’d say give this one a try.

2. Real Techniques // Miracle Complexion Sponge. I was a die-hard Beauty Blender lover since the first time I tried it, and never thought I’d find another that I loved as much. Well I have. And it’s like.. a quarter of the price. This little gem is from my favorite brush line and costs a whopping $5.99! I know. I use mine for all over foundation application as well as just blending concealer under my powder foundation. It’s truly an amazing product. Buy it. Use it. Love it.

3.NYX // Butter GlossTHESE GLOSSES! Seriously. I bought a three pack at Ulta for like $4 a few months ago and haven’t looked back since. They add a beautiful wash of color without having to deal with the drama of lipstick and they last a pretty long time, too. I also really love the consistency of them and the smell. These are in the running with my beloved Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains from Revlon, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I have every single color by the end of the summer.

NYX butter gloss swatches

Left to right: Apple Strudel (my favorite!), Cherry Pie, and Merengue. 

4. BUXOM // Full-On Lip Polish (in Jennifer) I’ve had a few of these guys throughout my life as a self-proclaimed lip gloss junkie (I think Katie was my favorite for about 3 years), but I’ve found a new name that I can’t live without. Her name is Jennifer. People actually call me Jennifer (or Jen) a lot, and I’m assuming it’s just because Jessica and Jennifer are like 90% of the names of girls born in 1982, but hey, whatever. This color is so absolutely gorgeous, and actually very much on trend with the whole “Orchid” pantone color of the year for 2014 thing. These glosses are tingly, minty and have a slight plumping effect. Or at least I feel like my lips are plumper after I put it on,and don’t we all just want to feel like Jessica Rabbit for a little?

buxom swatch in jennifer

5. It’s a 10 // Miracle Leave-In Product I actually got this as a sample in my Birchbox and immediately exclaimed it was the best sample I’d ever received. As someone who blow-dries, curls or straightens her hair pretty much daily, my poor tresses need some tender lovin. This stuff makes such a huge difference. They say it has 10 benefits (you can check the site if you really want to know them) but for me, the number one benefit is that my hair is so much less frizzy at the ends. I have now added water to this twice to get every last drippity-drop out of the bottle so I think it’s time to suck it up and buy a new one. Wah.

So those are my five this month, anything worth noting you’d like to share? A winning lottery ticket would be nice.

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12 thoughts on “March Beauty Favorites

  1. love and use all of these items! that Michael Todd cream is on living social/Groupon every other month, and occassionally on Hautelook, so you better never pay full price for that! :)

  2. My mom sent me a care package a few weeks ago and included a Sephora brand lipgloss that has now become my favorite ever. While the shine doesn’t last all day, the color most definitely does.

    Also, nothing applies foundation better than that sponge! Love it. :)

  3. all the things!! i use the michael todd cranberry toner and LOVE it. i want every single butter gloss and they smell so good i could eat them. the buxom glosses are my go-to and i freak out over the lavender cosmo color but i think i need to try jennifer, if for only the reason (hello 80s names) you mention. real techniques are my favorite brushes too but i have yet to try their version of the beauty blender. must get!!

  4. As someone who’s straightener broke mid use over the summer and completely fried giant chunks of my hair, I’m always on the look out for a good leave in.

  5. I use the full line of It’s a 10 Products. Love them!

    • I need to try some of the others, this one is just so good!

      • My favorite is the Leave In Lite. A little lighter on the hair and I think it smells better. I noticed a real difference and decrease in summer frizz when I started using the shampoo, conditioners, styling serum. The deep conditioner once a week is great, too. I am not their spokesperson :)

  6. LOVE the It’s a 10 sample! I will be devastated when it is totally gone and I have to buy a full price product.

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