Wednesday, April 1, 2015

March Favorites

With March behind us, I'm ready to jump into April - bring it on spring!  We are all too ready for warmer temps and sunny days.  Today I'm sharing a few products that were on repeat for me during this last month.  They are all new products for me, no old favorites for me this month.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to start to learn the art of contouring and highlighting.  Now I can't say I've made too much progress, but after doing some online research I went to Target and picked up the Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Contour Stick and the Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge.  First of all I can't believe I haven't added a blending sponge to my beauty collection until now, they are so easy to use and it works perfectly with the contour stick.  With the contour stick a little bit sure does go a long way, and I definitely learned that the hard way the first time - let's just say we had a little oompa loompa look going on.  It first goes on and looks like it's going to be way too dark, but if you start with just a little and use the blending sponge before long you have a more natural color that you can build upon.  

I'm still looking for easy contouring and highlighting tips and/or tricks, please pass them my way!

While I was at Target picking up my contouring supplies I also came home with the elf Lip Exfoliator.  I'd been meaning to get some sort of lip exfoliator for a while, thanks to this lovely winter my lips have been quite dry and destroyed and every time I try to wear lip stick it just looks horrible with the dry flakes on my lips.  This exfoliator is easy to use, just rub it on like lipstick, smear it around with your finger and wipe it off.  It was nourishing and left my lips soft and ready for lipstick, and at only $3 you can't beat that.

Next up, this color is my current obsession on my nails, Red Carpet Manicure in Violetta Darling.  This is the first color in a long time that I'm ready to repeat.  Usually when I do my nails every two weeks I'm so ready to switch to a new color, but I'm not ready to get rid of this pretty pale purple.  It's perfect for spring time.

Finally my last favorite for March is Benefits They're Real Push-Up Liner.  I snagged this mini size a few months ago and it's been sitting in my makeup bag.  I don't use eye liner often, but once I gave this one a try I loved it.  Usually I hate how unnatural eye liner looks and how difficult it is for me to put on.  It looks uneven, or crooked, or something of the sort.  This stuff is seriously amazing, it's gel liner in the easier applicator.  The tip is slanted and rubbery and you just click a little eye liner up to the end and the tip makes it seamless to put on.  Once I'm out of this mini size I will totally stock up on the full size version.

What products were you loving in March?

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  1. Such a great roundup of products! I think there have been like 20x I've said I was going to pick up that lip scrub, but I always forget to look for it when I'm at Target! I didn't realize SK had her own blending sponge- sounds like a great tool for blending.

  2. I've really been curious about that Benefit liner, I may have to go for it! And I love that elf exfoliator too!

  3. That nail polish color is so perfect for spring! I may have to try that out!!

  4. I thought I'd give the SK contour stick a try at only $10 before jumping to Sephora, I knew if I went in there asking about contouring I would come out much poorer! The Benefit eye liner is definitely worth it, and since I don't wear it often I'm sure it will last me a long time!

  5. I've seen the sponges floating around forever, I don't know why I haven't grabbed one sooner. The lip scrub is totally worth it for $3!

  6. Go for the Benefit liner, it's been my favorite liner in a long time! The application is seriously so easy, that's what I love the most!

  7. I had no idea that SK has a contour stick! I've been wanting the Clinique version that also has a highlighting stick. Gotta love the elf lip exfoliate, and that eyeliner sounds wonderful! I don't wear a ton of liner for the same reasons as you, but it sounds like Benefit's is a winner.