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March Beauty Favorites I howsweeteats.com

Can I just say it again? I love to talk about makeup. I could eat, sleep and breath makeup. It’s so fun. Major hearts.

These are the things I’ve been hooked on this month. I really tried to narrow it down and show you the things I’ve been using consistently, constantly.

First, some shoutouts on things I’ve mentioned in previous favorites’ but am still using nonstop: the kenda blowdry spray, the korres lip butter, the tarte bb moisturizer, the macadamia masque, and the loreal voluminous mascara in carbon black.

Also, some things I have tried in the last few years and not a fan of that everybody else loses their minds over: maybelline baby lips, maybelline color whispers and eos lip balms in the egg thing. There are probably more and I’ll try to think of them.

Oh. And P.S.: a bunch of you asked last month if I could start showing you some pictures of me wearing this junk on my face so you knew what it looked like. Oomph. My solution is that I may start sharing some shots on instagram, but I don’t think I have the time right now to take fully blown beauty blogger-like shots. That stuff takes TIME. First up, the times I wear full, fun makeup these days are so sporadic. And when I am wearing it, I usually only leave myself so long to get ready because of work or real life, and it pretty much looks like a tornado went through my house. It takes me about 4-5 hours to put these favorites posts together and I’m just not sure that in addition, I could learn to use my big camera for clear, good (read: showing you how the color actually looks in proper light) photos right now. Hopefully in the future! If I see someone rave about a product, what I’ll usually do is google the name with the review, check the reviews on makeup alley and search it on you tube. I can often find a couple reviews, clear shots of the shades (i.e. swatches and on someone’s face in clear, natural daylight) and determine if I like it from there. I mean, I think food blogging takes up a lot of time but these beauty bloggers spend hours perfecting that stuff and use awesome equipment to get those shots.

Also: how wordy am I? God. So horrible. Just be glad you don’t have to live with me and talk to me in real life. Can you imagine listening to me tell a story? Ew.

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This Simple foaming face wash is so gentle. I love it. Yeah, I was half tempted to pick it up since Allison Williams is the spokesperson and all, but I love that it comes in a pump and I love how foamy it gets. I really can’t say enough good things. I get it at Target (surprise surprise). Even my husband is using it.

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The beauty blender! As I’ve mentioned before, I hate wearing anything on face (like foundation) because I have pretty normal, sort of dry skin and I just never feel like it looks natural enough. These little things change all that. I first heard about them from Jess back in the Fall. I took the shortcut and tried the really cheap brand from Ulta that isn’t shaped exactly like this and is also pink. I thought it was okay. Then I tried the same shaped one by Sonia Kashuk from Target. THEN, I watched a video of someone comparing the beauty blender to the other rip offs and decided I had to try the real thing. OH MY GOSH. There is no other sponge like this. When dry, it’s smaller (on the right), but you get it wet then squeeze all the water out of it and it doubles (at least) in size (on the left). It is so soft and gentle and gives really sheer coverage all over your face. I just adore it and use it every single day. I got mine at Sephora, but I believe the amazon link above is cheaper.

As for what I’m putting on my face, I still alternate between the Tarte and MAC BB creams that I mentioned last month.

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And because I royally suck at thoroughly cleaning the beauty blender or my eye shadow brushes, this spray has been a lifesaver. I can’t really get on the band wagon for much else from e.l.f. – maybe I’m being a brat but everything I’ve tried (including most brushes) has seemed cheap and junky. Not really a fan. But this I like, and it’s still insanely cheap.

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I’m not one for using these eye shadow sticks much, but a few months ago I picked up this rose gold one from Laura Mercier and really like it. It’s such a pretty, shimmery color. I know. I’m terrible at describing things.

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Next next next: pigments. Okay, I am a giant fan of using pigments for eyeshadow. The MAC ones above are from holiday collections that came out in – I don’t know? – like 2007? 2008? Embarrasing, yeah. But they last forever and I love how they look on the eyes. I don’t even know if they’ve had pigment sets lately for their holiday collections, but you can definitely buy pigments at the counter in all sorts of cool shades. The key is to use a damp brush (I spray mine with the Fix+ that I mentioned in January) and pat it on the lid. I also got super excited when I found a bunch of NYX ones at Ulta. Again, super cheap! Also, Ulta constantly has the buy 1, get 1 50% off sale (as they do with almost all the drugstore brands) and you can use a coupon. What that means? It’s basically free.

The shades above are the ones I use most – the white-ish one has a pink sheen, then the purple, the melon color and the NYX hot pink one. I also use that brush above that I got at Ulta and it seems to work the best. I’ve been using pigments since before I got married and it never fails – when I wear them, I get a ton of compliments on my eye makeup.

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Occasionally I will use this maybelline color tattoo cream base in white underneath the pigments, just to make them pop more. It totally depends on what color I’m using and how much time I have. I don’t wear this shade for much else, but I really like to use it on top of my eyeshadow primer and under the pigment.

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Okay. This naked basics palette might be my favorite favorite of the entire month. I think this is actually the only “new” product I have been using consistently, and when I say new I mean I got it mid-February. I have been using this nearly every day for my eyes, especially if I’m going for a more natural look. Being that I’m not obsessed with the Naked palettes like most people are, I didn’t think I’d care about this. But I watched a few tutorials with it and loved the looks. The WOS color matches my skintone almost exactly and is incredible for a no makeup look. All of these shades are matte (except the first one), which is also something I don’t have many of since I’m such a shimmer/glitter/color freak. I’ve used the naked 2 and faint shades a TON. You can barely tell.

And it’s so small  – like smaller than my hand. I love the size. I’m hooked.

tarte amazonian clay blush in tipsy, MAC blush in warm soul I howsweeteats.com

Can you also tell I’m on a little coral kick? Between that and mint green, I wish I could redo my entire house right now and make it look like pastels puked everywhere.

I’ve had both of these shades since last summer – tarte tipsy and MAC warm soul – and I love ’em both. Plus, they are another product that lasts forevvvvvver. Again, can barely tell I’ve used them. I don’t reach for them everyday, since with my pale skin it can be hard to wear corals with wearing lots of colors on my eyes (hello clown school) but I have definitely done my makeup a specific way multiple times in the last few weeks JUST so I could wear them.

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I figured I’d throw these in here because it is my before bed routine and has been for over a year. I adore lush lip scrubs – you may remember me mentioning them over a year ago. They taste like CANDY! yum. I use lip scrubs usually twice a day – morning and night, and maybe before I wear a crazy lipstick, so I tend to blow through them. This bite whipped cherry is also awesome. Not quite as “gritty” as the lush, but *tastes* incredible.

And of course, along with my grapefruit obsession… burt’s bee’s grapefruit. I use this after the lip scrub, always. I can’t tell you how many tubes of this I’ve actually been through (and I mean, WHO finishes lip balm before losing it?) – I think it’s their most moisturizing flavor too.

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Another lip thing I’ve been using are these cover girl jumbo gloss balms. I’ve had a mental block against cover girl for years, most likely since I was using their stuff when I was like 13 years old, but grabbed these a few months ago when I first saw them in Ulta. They are just what they say – sort of balmy and glossy – and can leave a little sheer color. Fun to change it up.

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I’d like to call myself a body butter hoarder, but can you be a hoarder when you constantly go through tubs of them? Finishing off every last bit? Hmmm. I love the body shop body butters (again, also often on sale at Ulta) – they have the most amazing scents ever – but sometimes they are just a bit too thick for me. As in, have you ever used a body butter than had a hard time pulling on pants? Yeah. Sounds weird, but so true. I love the butters but probably only use them 2-3 times per week, and I use lotion every single time I get out of the shower, no exceptions.

The hempz original lotion has been one of my all-time favorites for YEARS. We are talking since I was in high school and went to a tanning bed and discovered it there. It might be my favorite lotion scent (slightly tropical, almost banana-like? but not banana in a bad way at all) ever. I have gone back to this for over 10 years now. It is my go-to in the summer months, and I really do believe that it holds your tan, or does whatever that myth says that lotions do after you’re out in the sun. It’s not greasy and just the perfect consistency. It can be a bit pricey so I tend to grab it at Ulta (…again) when they have the buy 1, get 1 50% off. Probably been through 15 bottles of this stuff. Please the ignore the leaf on the front. You jokesters.

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If you follow me on instagram, you know I’ve been infatuated with the loreal spring paris nail collection. More pastels. Gah. Love them. My favorite way to wear them is to paint one color on my first three fingers, then a different on my ring and pinky. Then for opposite hand, I switch which nails I did with the colors. Then I use the essie luxe polish in shine of the times over top. I’m not sure if you can still find that (I think it’s 1-2 years old?) but I get SO much use out of it. Yes, I’m 12 years old.

The bottom butter london color is molly coddled, which I do like, but gotta say the loreals blow every other pastel out of the park.

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A curling wand! I’m so behind the times. First, I don’t think I’ve owned an actual curling iron since I was maybe, 15? I am a huge proponent of hot rollers… and still use them. But, and this sounds weird, I actually wanted something that might give my hair a little curl without so much body? My hair holds volume really well, so sometimes the rollers just make it huge. Like Texas huge. I freaking love it, but wanted to try out some other curls. While I’m still playing around with this stupid thing (I’ve burnt my fingers like 800 times), I feel like it gives me Connie Britton curls.

Which, um, if you are a fan of Connie Britton, you totally know what I mean. BEST HAIR EVER. Google image it.

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K. All done. What fun beauty things have you used this month? Tell me, tell me, tell me!

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78 Responses to “March Favorites: Beauty.”

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    Kay — March 29, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    I love these beauty roundup posts!! I actually just ordered some new Tarte brand eyeliners from Sephora today, they’re having a pretty good sale! I’m looking forward to trying them because eyeliner tends to smudge off after a while for me.


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

      let me know how they are! i love pretty much everything tarte.


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    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — March 29, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    I’m so clueless when it comes to make-up. I appreciate posts like this because I can just go buy all of the products that you love! ;)


    • Rebecca — March 30th, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

      Same here, Kristen! I don’t know anything about makeup, so I love seeing what other people (who are, you know, GOOD at this stuff) use and like. I do love Simple’s moisturizer, so now I’m going to try their face wash!


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    Kristin — March 29, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    First, can I just say how much I adore your blog? Between the recipes, beauty posts, and GIRLS love…it’s like all my favorite things in one place.

    Anyway, I love my MAC pigments. I got a set from the holiday collection in 2010 (they came in a plaid tin box) and they are still going strong.

    The Simple cleanser is going on my Target shopping list. I was embarrassed to buy it solely for the Allison Williams connection but you made it sound like it’s worth purchasing.


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    Jessica S — March 29, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    I TOTALLY bought Simple face wash because Allison Williams is the spokesperson!! I bought the smoothing facial scrub and rich moisturizer first and loved them! Then i switched out my cetaphil for the foaming cleanser…I am hooked!! No more massive breakouts and my skin is soft and smooth! If it’s good enough for Allison Williams, it’s good enough for me!


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    Annie @Annie's City Kitchen — March 29, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Ok, #1, i’ve been loving the Color Tattoos (i have a buttery color, a pinkish one and a taupe-y one) but never thought to use the white as a base to boost color. Totally trying it!

    Also, SO surprised to find you don’t like the Color Whispers but may I recommend the Maybelline Vivids collection? Being that you like bold colors, that’s a really awesome line to try. I found the PERFECT red for me which I thought was a lost cause.

    Also! I’m not sure if you follow Makeup By Alli but she is so wonderful and uses fun colors sometimes so I feel like she’s right up your alley! http://www.makeupbyalli.com/


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

      yes yes yes! love the vivids and love alli! she is one of my faves.


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    Annie — March 29, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    LOVE these beauty posts!! I bought the tarte tinted moisturizer, maybelline lumi concealer and the pink color tattoo from your previous favorites and love them all!
    Just wondering if you have an opinion about Revlon lip butters?


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

      LOVE THEM. have loved them since they debuted. i think i have every single color. i adore them!


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    Max — March 29, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Just curious…are these affiliate links?


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

      there are a few amazon above (blowdry spray, beauty blenders) but other than that – no. none of the sephora/ulta/target/etc links are affiliates, i just tend to link the place where i often buy the product! i will link to amazon instead if it is considerably cheaper. you can see some info on my affiliate links here: http://www.howsweeteats.com/faq/


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    Kristina — March 29, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    I love the MAC pigments, and am probably at hoarder level with them. Hempz is my favorite too, for years!

    lately I am obsessed with ALL of the “yes to” product, especially the wipes (I hate that word…). I am hoarding those too, I have one of each flavor right now, I think.


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    Molly @Bakelette — March 29, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    I just picked up the tarte BB moisturizer! Also I think I NEED that Butter nail polish…especially since it is called Molly Coddled! I really want to try those lip scrubs!

    As always love these posts!

    Also just curious as to how to get involved with affiliate links? I may have to email you about this…seeing as I don’t think a comment form is the right place to answer haha!


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

      gah, i’m not really the best person to ask because i don’t really use affiliate links much. i’m only an affiliate with amazon, and i’m pretty sure that anyone can apply? there may be a few states that are off limits because of weird laws. however, i’m not an expert on it at all because i rarely use the links – usually only once a month with these posts and maybe only 1-2 links! if you link a lot of kitchen products or books, etc, it may be good for you.

      i do know that you can become an affiliate with some of these other places – beauty brands or makeup or fashion, etc, but i’ve never done it.


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    Amanda — March 29, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Love your beauty posts (maybe not as much as the food, but still amazing!) and so happy to see you highlighted the UD Naked Basics palette. I just purchased it a couple weeks ago and fell in love– perfect neutral shades (I’m wearing WOS today)!

    I also picked up the sample size of Benefit’s They’re Real to try out– holy lashes! Really liking this- makes my lashes look amazeballs and doesn’t flake off… that might be the only con to it– it can take a little extra makeup remover to get it off.


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    Rachel — March 29, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    I too am an addict of these posts. I look at your food blogging for food porn, but this stuff I can actually have! The Mac Fix + was a total game changer for me. Just in the past year my face went from combination to dry. LIke, really dry. As in I use the cetaphil heavy duty moisturizer twice a day and it barely makes a dent. So that helped with the dewy look I missed. Do you think that cleanser would be good for me? I want something moisturizing, but have really sensitive skin, and Cetaphil cleanser just doesn’t seem to be doing it anymore.

    Also, if you like grapefruit, you should try this cocktail. Insane. http://www.athoughtforfood.net/the-greyhound-cocktail-drink/


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

      i also use the cetaphil heavy duty! i use it mostly at night, occasionally in the day if i’m really dry. i do think the cleanser would be good – at least for me, it is so gentle that i feel NO tightening or drying on my face. gentle is the only way i can think to describe it. i really love it!


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    chelsra — March 29, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    I have to say, these posts are becoming some of my absolute favorites! I am a complete makeup junkie(hoarder?) as well haha. Hope you keep these beauty favorites coming! :D


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    Katie — March 29, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    When we are next door neighbors in the future, can you just take care of my face for me? I am the most clueless. I wash my face with dial soap (like HAND SOAP) and use baby lotion on it. Then I wear grocery store brand eyeliner. The end. I neeeed help.


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 11:24 pm

      this makes me jealous because your skin is fantastic!


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    Mari — March 29, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    New obsession: revlon just bitten lip stain. I bought the punchy red one and I’m obsessed with it! It’s weird bc its not glossy or heavy so I often forget I’m wearing it but I like how it’s sort of a matte finish and the color is perfect. Also weird, the applicator is like a marker tip but I also kind of like it haha.


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    Heather @ Heather's Dish — March 29, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    I can’t even imagine how I would use all of this – I’d have to have you make me over! The foamy face cleanser sounds dreamy though :)


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    Jade Sheldon — March 29, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    I’m right there with you when it comes to the Naked Basics Palette. I bought one for my friend as part of a wedding shower gift and of course had to pick one up for myself. That was in January and I’ve used it every day since.

    Other things I’m loving right now include bobbi brown corrector in porcelain bisque, laura mercier’s secret brightening powder and mac lipstick in vegas volt.


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

      so excited to see that because i just got the porcelain bisque a few days ago but haven’t tried it yet. also like the secret brightening powder, but only if i use the most minuscule amount.


      • Jade Sheldon — March 30th, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

        Oh yes, the brightening powder only fairs well in small doses. I would say the same for the corrector: a little goes a looooong way!

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    Bonnie — March 29, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    What’s your favorite way to use the beauty blender? Do you put the BB cream on the sponge first, your hand, or your face? Still trying to perfect my technique!


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

      i’ve tried both – i can’t really tell a difference either way. i either dot it on my face with my fingers, or i put it on the beauty blender then dot it on the same spots. then do the bouncy blending thing. i think either way works!


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    Paulina — March 29, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    Lovely products :)


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    Kate — March 29, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    Need that beauty blender. Saw the girl in Temptation using it -went to see it tonight, not great. Um, loving that Covergirl clump crusher mascara. It makes my lashes insanely long and truly ZERO clumping.


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    Tieghan — March 29, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    I know NOTHING about make-up and am seriously learning so much from these post! LOVE them! Thank you!


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    amanda june — March 29, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    my favorite recent discovery is definitely benefit’s fakeup. it’s an undereye concealer with built-in moisturizers surrounding the concealer. i don’t know if you have undereye darkness issues, but i definitely do and this has been the best thing i’ve found — lasting coverage and FAR less “creases” which tend to happen with regular concealer. love it. also, i think you’d like the tube design/colors. ;) http://www.sephora.com/fake-up-P377749


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

      interesting! i’ve seen it a few times and even tried it on my hand but still felt like the lightest shade wasn’t light enough for me? i might have to try it though!


      • amanda june — March 30th, 2013 @ 3:35 am

        hmm…i have quite fair skin and the lightest shade is just right for me (i actually tried both that and the medium shade but ended up going with the fairest one). love it!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 29, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    Love the post and when I opened it, my 6 year old came RACING over to my screen. She would own an entire trunkfull of Mac if I’d let her. And if she gets a free sample of lotion from somewhere, she puts the lotion…everywhere. Her face, hands, legs, arms, hair, forehead. She believes in moisturizing :)

    Anyway girl love this. Reminds me of me about 10 yrs ago when I had disposable income to play around and have a blast. Oh and pigments. Love them!


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    Kristen — March 29, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    As a fellow lip gloss hoarder I feel the need to tell you bout this Tarte stain:

    It’s amazing! It feels great on your lips, and is self-adjusting… my mom, sister, sales lady at Ulta, and I all tried it on and it was a different (amazingly flattering) shade on all of us. I’m pretty much pimping this ish out to everyone I know because I am so in love with it.


    • Jessica — March 29th, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

      oh thanks for the tip! i’ve been looking at that stuff every time i’m in ulta or sephora.


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    Laura D — March 30, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Could you recommend hot rollers? I only ever use a curling iron and never get much volume. I have naturally curly hair, but it’s so long it just frizzes, so I need to straighten it then curl it. Maybe curlers would work better.


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    jennifer — March 30, 2013 @ 12:06 am

    since you asked, i have to spread the news about the new products in my life. i am loving each of them in their own special way.
    1. Freeman facial enzyme mask pineapple. wow. makes my face feel so soft and no hard scrubbing. read about it in allure, got it at ulta.
    2. neutorogena ageless intensives deep wrinkle eye cream. crazy good. noticeable difference from my former eye cream and this one.
    3. aveeno clear complexion bb cream. it really does give me a little glow to my skin. it helps to perpetuate the illusion of rest.
    i can’t wait to work in some new ones. i think the face wash is first up.


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    Ellie — March 30, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    This month’s favorite is my new Benefit BadGal plum mascara. I basically needed that color in my life and on my eyelashes…and also using Revlon’s lip butter. Slightly hooked. Loving these end-of-month beauty posts!


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    J Lynn — March 30, 2013 @ 12:42 am

    love love love that naked palette! use everyday as well, i can’t get enough! also, per your obsession, i’m giving some serious thought about the korres lip butters, considering i am obsessed with this brand! do you have any favorite tints? if you were say gifting them to someone else, which would you choose? :)


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    Honey What's Cooking — March 30, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    I bought Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter based on your recommendation and it is amazing stuff, so luscious, it smells like coconut butter frosting. OMG! I wanna also buy the Korres lip gloss in Jasmine, I love the flavor.. need to do that soon. I don’t use makeup every single day, one of my favorites is the NARS bronzer laguna.. that’s like an all time favorite product. :-)


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    Celeste B. — March 30, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    Is the L’oreal mascara just the regular voluminous (there are lots of choices under voluminous mascara)? Your link just go to Target. I just read about this somewhere else and was going to try some but want to get the correct one.


    • Jessica — March 30th, 2013 @ 8:11 am

      i use the carbon black one!


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    Megan — March 30, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    Yes….Connie Brittons hair is the BOMB!! No one can top it…ugh! What I wouldn’t give!!!! That surely inspires me to get a curling wand! I was in Sally’s beauty yesterday and kept from buying the 50 dollar 2″ curling iron…must have been cause I knew you were going to give me some good advice ;)

    I ALSO use that Kenda blowdry spray and agree: IT”S AWESOME!! I’ve highlighted my hair for years and it’s starting to need some extra protection…I have tried a TON of other heat protectants but this Kenda one is THE BEST! Sprays an even, fine mist and I honestly think it cuts down on my drying time, just like it says…I’ve tried others: they don’t!

    Best part is I found mine in the salon at Walmart!!! I was getting my son’s hair cut in a moment of desperation (and the lady working there was actually very good for a boys cut!!) and I scanned the products…the shiny silver bottle caught my eye and for $21 bucks, I thought it couldn’t be too bad…GREAT DECISION! Definitely try it ladies…great product!!

    Lovin’ these product posts…I’d love to compare our make up stashes…mine frightens me ;)


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    Abbey — March 30, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Long time favorite lotion, PRTTY PEAUSHUN, http://prttypeaushun.com. This is not an everyday lotion, but for special events, or when you need a little help feeling skinny, this lotion is the best. It has a subtle shimmer and it just makes you glow. It’s like Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer (another long time favorite) for your body! Also, the new Jo Malone Sugar and Spice Collection is incredible. RUN to Nordstrom before they sell out. Ginger Biscuit. Lemon Tart. Bitter Chocolate and Orange. Ugh. They are ah-mah-zing. Jo Malone has taken these sweet treats to a whole new level. Not at all teeny bopperish like Demeter. These perfumes are black tie affair worthy!


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    Larry — March 30, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    Soooooooo, my “beauty” regimine usually just consists of moisturizer, lip balm, maybe some lotion? BUT the one thing that I am OBSESSED with right now is the Yes to Carrotts lip butter in sweet fig. SO. GOOD. It smells ah-may-zing and feels really good on my lips.
    Yay! I contributed to a makeup post! How homosexual.


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    Ashley — March 30, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Ahhhh I am overwhelmed again. SEND HELP!


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    Becky Kelly — March 30, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    I discovered the Beauty Blender last summer when I was looking for make-up tips on YouTube for my wedding. I absolutely love how velvety soft it is and how sheer the fondation goes on. My go to product these days is Smashbox Photo Finish color correcting adjust primer. I tend to have redness so the green tint of this primer really cancels it out, plus it creates an amazing palette for my foundation. I just bought the Cover Girl jumbo gloss balm in this great coral pink shade. Keep the beauty posts coming! I’m a beauty junkie myself and love to hear about what other people are using.


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    Amanda — March 30, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    I LOVE your makeup posts! I just posted a FOTD with Laura Mercier Rose Gold–such a gorgeous, wearable color!


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    sweetmaddy — March 30, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    I LOVE that Hempz lotion – the smell! And it’s not greasy at all. I need to buy another bottle of it. Yay beauty!


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    Stacy T — March 30, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    I’m still recovering from last months fav things!!! I have been loving the maybeline tattoo colors…. And nyx lip butter. And the Burt’s bees blemish stick.


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    Sarah — March 30, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    I love the pigments from the My Pretty Zombie etsy shop, aplied over Lime Crime eyeshadow helper . They come out so vibrent, and so, SO glittery!


    • Amanda — April 1st, 2013 @ 9:08 am

      LOVE Lime Crime. I have a couple of lipsticks (airborne unicorn and centrfuschia) and one pigment/eye shadow (which they seem to not be carrying right now – MAJOR bummer) in dragon scales. I’ll have to try that primer now that its in better packaging; the pot packaging it used to be in turned me off bc my nails always just end up gouging the crap out of the pan and wasting product.


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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 31, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    What a fun post :) I’d love to give some of these a try!


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    Debbie — April 1, 2013 @ 2:41 am

    Just wanted to say thanks for your lovely posts! I found you via pinterest a while back and I look forward to all the updates. . I love, love, love, makeup and all sorts of beauty stuff, I mean we only have one face might as well take care of it. I love the Laura Mercier caviar sticks, my first one was plum, then a golden one which I think was a seasonal thing, so if you find it, BUY it, and I recently bought the rose gold.
    Some of my new favorite products are Perfekt Lash Perfection Gel. It is this amazing mascara with out all of the things you don’t want close to your eyeball but still gets the job done. I am still lost for words on how to describe it, but whatever it says it does it does. Also the Sonia Kushuk velvety matte crayon in rosey nude is beautiful! For my fair skin it shows up a nice berry red color on others a rosey nude. I want to buy more and give it to all my friend but they are out at my local 3 targets, arghh!


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    Sharal Barboza — April 1, 2013 @ 5:01 am

    Hey jess, I love your beauty posts. I love your food posts too!! They are just amazing. Makes me wanna eat yummy food all the time. Anyway, I’m such a makeup junkie. Could you suggest some bright colored lipsticks that are perfect for summers. Its summer time in India and I love wearing colors. Im using Maybelline Superstay 14 hr lipstick now but i’d like to try something different. Any suggestions?


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    Christine — April 1, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Loreal Lumi Concealer in the lightest shade is awesome. its slightly pink so it really brightens up the under eye area.

    I also love the Sally Hansen nail stickers. They are the best stickers in my opinion. Easy to put on, last a while and don’t crease. I am wearing the white with black polka dots now!


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    Lizzie — April 1, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    Can you share a list of your favorite beauty bloggers? I don’t follow any but I’d like to start.


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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — April 1, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    OMG!!! I have those MAC pigments from FOREVER ago too and they’re still some of my favorite colors in my giant stash!! (giant…as in a bought the biggest tackle box Walmart had in stock when I was in college…and I keep collecting!!! Love makeup!)


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    Grace — April 1, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    Jessica, I am wearing a nail polish right now that I think you would LOVE. It is OPI Can’t Let Go – a bright medium purple filled with chunky glitter. Super fun glitteriness to the max and great for Spring!


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    Lori — April 2, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I fell in love with the Korres Lip Butter in Guava thanks to you. I’m also addicted to philosophy’s lip shines: almonds and cream, pink frosted animal cracker, melon daquiri, raspberry sorbet…I have a problem.


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    Tiffany — April 2, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    I love when you do these. Since you turned me onto the Oil of Olay wipes. I showed my mother-in-law who is an avid golfer. Thanks again Jessica.


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    Lady Lip Print — April 2, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    A really good place to look at swatches for almost anything make up related go check out temptalia.com Christine takes beautiful photos and is just amazing!


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    deb — April 2, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    LOVE your blog!

    Pangea Organics Balancing Oil – Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate

    This stuff just rejuvenates my skin – I do not use it every day though – just when my skin starts to feel too dry or lifeless!

    100% Organic: Rosa canina (organic rose hip) fruit oil, argania spinosa (organic argan) oil, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) oil, butyrospermum parkii (liquid shea) butter, calophyllum tacamahaca (organic tamanu) oil, punica granatum (organic pomegranate) seed oil, oenothera biennis (organic evening primrose) oil, borago officinalis (organic borage) oil, squalane, mixed tocopherol (vitamin e), punica granatum (organic pomegranate) extract,camellia sinensis (organic green tea) leaf extract, rosa gallica (organic french rose) extract, pelargonium graveolens (wildcrafted himalayan geranium) oil*, pelargonium graveolens (organic geranium) oil*, helichrysum italicum (organic helichrysum) oil*, rosa damascena (rose otto) oil*.
    * Essential Oil
    While skin is still moist from cleansing and toning, use fingertips to gently massage in upward circular motion where needed: forehead, cheekbones, chin and neck.



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    Emily — April 3, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    Wow! I love and want to try so many things you mentioned! I really want the Naked Basics palette. I got it for my mom for her birthday! She is in love.

    I just posted my March Favorites if you want to check them out!





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