March Favorites: Beauty.

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What.a.month.

Um, I did some damage this month beautywise… when one who is stuck in the house for three months finds her way into a sephora, and then an ulta, oomph. I’ve tried so many things that I really LOVE. It’s been awesome.

Most importantly though, let’s discuss how dry shampoo is a new mom’s life saver. I still really love that dior cheek glow that I bought over the holidays, even though it seems that I have some blush issues below. Oh oh oh and! I haven’t been using the kenra blow dry spray as consistently as usual since I haven’t dried my hair in, um, three months – BUT! I’ve dried it a bunch lately and my love for the blow dry spray is revived. Still cuts my dry time in half. And the glam glow hydrate mask is my life at the moment. I’m currently sitting in a hotel room and BROUGHT IT WITH ME – that’s how much it is saving my skin. And the origins bubble bath from last month! SO good.

MY OTHER RECIPES

Okay now on to the last 28ish days.

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Let’s start with my absolute favorite purchase of the month… the benefit rollerlash mascara.

You may remember that I stopped buying high end mascaras over a year or so ago – I loved the loreal carbon black and maybelline the falsies so much that I didn’t see a reason to buy pricier ones. Especially when they need to be thrown out in a few months.

Well. Call it a combination of being stuck in the house and stir craziness – I bought it on a trip to the mall last month and HOLY CRAP I love it so, so much. Like SO much. Like can’t get over it.

Then I also read a review about combining it with the benefit they’re real mascara, and I had a sample tube of that and did – whoa. Whoa. That’s all I gotta say.

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I’m a longtime fan of these maybelline color tattoos and found this one in my grocery store (YEP) as I was breezing by the beauty section. The color is black orchid and it’s a purple-y/taupe kind of deal. It’s awesome by itself, but what I’m really loving it wearing it underneath some of the sparkly nude eyeshadows I have, like urban decay sin or maybelline iced latte.

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Gotta mention this AGAIN – I realize I’ve included it a bunch of months in a row – but something crazy happened this month. I started using ONLY this benefit gimme brow. Like not using my brow powder and brush, or even my anastasia gel. I actually like my brows better with this at the moment. And only this. It’s so simple and I swear, pretty much foolproof.

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More new things! Since I live and die by tarte amazonian clay blush, I had to get this color (I almost said flavor) when I saw it with the new spring stuff. It’s called celebrated and is obviously a peachy-tone, but on your cheeks? It’s super natural and just gorgeous. It might even take the place of tarte exposed for me? It’s gorgeous.

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I haven’t bought something by clinique in ages, but since I’m marketer’s dream and this came through my email in a sephora blast, I couldn’t resist. A highlighter chubby stick! I love highlighters, especially cream ones. And anything in stick form. It’s so pretty. It is very light and bright so if you have dark skin, it may be TOO light and silvery. But for the palest of the pale, it’s great. And it’s EASY.

I’ve been wearing this everyday with some tinted moisturizer, the gimme brow, rollerlash and tarte blush above.

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Can you tell I’m craving spring and summer by these colors?

As a huge fan of the original NYX butter glosses, I had to try the intense ones. Above is napoleon and they are super pretty. It will take restraint to not buy every color. They are SO opaque.

Next was an impulse purchase – the bare minerals lip oil balm in peach passion. This feels AMAZING on the lips and the color is pretty too. I’ve kept it in my pocket for the last two weeks and it’s crazy easy to apply (you don’t need a mirror since it’s a balm) and feels wonderful. I’d love to try this in other colors.

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Zoya is my favorite polish (along with sephora formula x) and I just about lost it when I saw these neutrals for spring. They aren’t fully matte but they are close. I love all of these shades and they are ones that don’t make my hands look dead. Win!

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These were difficult to photograph because of the frosted bottle, but we have ana (a nude), brittany (a pink) and leah (a light purple-ish gray) and I adore every single one. I haven’t worn much polish regularly since having Max but I can’t get these shades off my hands.

Perfect for spring and such a neat finish.

Who says “neat’ in 2015?

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Oldie but good!

I’ve been keeping the nest midnight fleur rollerball in my purse and have been reminded just HOW crazy I am about it. This is, like, good enough to eat without being a super sugary bakery scent. Freaking love.

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Finally, I went back to the tree hut shea sugar scrub and I have to say there is no other scrub like this. At least not one I’ve tried. I’ve even tried making my own to mimic this consistency and I just can’t get it! It’s so soft and butter and smooth and delicious and lightly sugary for exfoliation.

And this brazilian nut scent smells like cake. Or something. Maybe I’ve been in the house for too long.

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There are a lot of new things I’m waiting to try soon – a few being the bare minerals complexion rescue (have you tried it? my shade it sold out everywhere.), the supergoop CC cream, the new shades of clinique cheek pop blushes (you guys have been telling me to try these for years) and fresh lip color in nude. Oh man. Next few months are going to be baaaaad.

Tell me tell me! What are you loving? Now that the newborn haze has lifted, I feel so much more like the beauty junkie I usually am.

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are a few amazon affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}