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A few of my favorite things: April

Wow! My second ever favorites of the month post!

A little late… but I will try and stick current obsessions that I haven’t included in previous “favorites” – which well, shouldn’t be too hard, since this is only the second time.

Just like my previous favorites post, I will include prices just in case anyone has been contemplating trying these out.

SKIN:

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($44 to $68 USD)

From Kiehl’s: Purely Potent Over-Night Repair. • Lightweight, overnight treatment. • Regenerates, repairs, and replenishes skin for a smoother, healthier skin. • Works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors to dramatically restore skin. • 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free. 

Why I’m loving it:

  • Literally made a difference overnight!
  • After a month – my skin has improved dramatically
  • I don’t think I can go a day without using this stuff
  • P.S. It smells lovely!

BODY:

Neutrogena Body Oil ($9.99 to $15.99 USD)

From Neutrogena: Delicately light sesame formula that instantly vanishes into the skin, sealing in moisture. Skin feels moisturized, soft, silky and looks radiant. Lightweight, Absorbs quickly, Available in Original and Fragrance-free.

Why I’m loving it:

  • Hydrating – locks in the moister ( I apply it at the end of my shower)
  • You can add it to your bath water
  • Fragrance is subtly amazing and stays on your skin all day
  • Great for lazy days or days I’m so rushed I skip the body moisturizer  

FACE:

So the following products, in addition to being some of my favorites, are my current favorite daily face make-up combination.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free in “Bisque” ($42 USD)

Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in “Nude”  ($7.99 USD)

NARS Bronzer in “Laguna” ($34 USD)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in “Medium” ($29 USD)

MAC In Extra Dimension Extra Dimension Highlighter in “Whisper of Gilt” ($29 USD)

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in “Dollface” ($25 USD)

FRAGRANCE:

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb ($25 to $105 USD)

BOOKS:

So this one overlapped April and May, but it’s has quickly become an all-time favorite obsession!

E.L. James Fifty Shades Trilogy

Why I’m loving it:

  • CHRISTIAN GREY!
  • Hot, Sexy and Sensual
  • Complicated, Complex and Raw
  • Intriguing and Real

And that’s all for now 😀


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A few of my favorite things: March

I cannot believe it’s already April!! When did that happen?

For monthly favorites, I’m going to try and keep it to things I have not mentioned in other posts… so onto what I have been loving this March!

Also, I did opt to include prices and product sizes in this one, just in case anyone is interested in picking up something to try themselves.

SKIN:

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion ($26 USD 4.6 fl oz

Why I’m loving it:

  • Lightweight
  • Oil-Free
  • Actually feels like a barrier sealing in the moisture
  • Non-greasy
  • My skin seems to have improved using it

LIPS:

Korres Lip Butter ($12 USD .21 oz)

Why I’m loving it:

  • I have only had this a few days, but I haven’t gone a day without putting one on
  • Super conditioning and hydrating
  • Non-drying, leaves lips soft and supple all day
  • Comes in a variety of shades, many with the perfect pop of sheer yet buildable color
  • Smells amaZING!

EYES:

Avon SuperSHOCK Mascara ($9 USD .35 oz)

Why I’m loving it:

  • Extra large brush
  • Separates lashes
  • Gives awesome volume and length
  • Formula allows you to build up lashes without flaking it all over your face

FACE:

Benefit Sun Beam – Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter ($26 USD .45 fl oz)

Why I’m loving it:

  • While it is sold as a liquid, the consistency is between a gel and liquid – which I love
  • Gives a natural warm golden highlight, great for Spring and Summer [I use Benefit High Beam – a cool toned pink highlighter in Winter/Fall (Autum)]
  • Mix it in your foundation for a gorgeous glow, without sacrificing coverage
  • Mix it into your tinted moisturizer for an even more natural bare skin sun-kissed glow
  • Does not immediately set (dry), meaning you have time to work it onto the areas of your skin

MULTI-PURPOSE:

MAC Fix+ ($20 USD 3.4 fl oz

Why I’m loving it:

  • Hydrating
  • Moisturizing
  • Refreshing
  • Great for spritzing your make-up sponges or brushes, prior to applying liquid and cream products
  • Great pick-me-up spritz during the day (they sell it in travel size, with locking cap)
  • Great for bringing back a natural look to a matte finish

MAC Pro Performance Sponge ($14 USD)

Why I’m loving it:

FRAGRANCE:

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne  ($110 USD 3.4 fl oz)

Why I’m loving it:

CLOTHING:

Old Navy Cropped Lightweight Cardigan ($15 USD)

Why I’m loving it:

  • A wardrobe necessity for Spring/Summer
  • I picked up three cropped cardigans in black, gray and green on sale!
  • Great for breezy days and for covering up a bit at work
  • Goes with almost everything
  • Cropped length hits at about an “empire waist” for me – which I love
MOVIE:
The Hunger Games (so predictable, I know)

Why I’m loving it:

  • Do you really have to ask?
  • PEETA MELLARK!!
  • Katniss Everdeen
Got some March favorites of your own? I’d love to hear what they are, comment below or shoot me an email!