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My beauty faves this month are a bit lacking because guys… oh my gosh… I spent so much freaking time in my house working. Like more than usual. Not only were we finishing up the cookbook, but I spent many days prepping recipes to have content throughout the next month as my kitchen gets remodeled, which meant maaaany no makeup days. Or barely any makeup days. You know the drill.

One of the MOST exciting things that happened in March was that we photographed a lot of the beauty DIYs for my book. GAHHH! You guys. I have found the best ratio for a homemade sugar scrub that I cannot wait to share. I always measure the quality of scrubs against the Tree Hut sugar scrubs because it’s my favorite consistency, and I think we nailed it. I have such a ridiculous amount of homemade sugar scrub here in my house that I probably don’t need to purchase any body scrubs for at least a year. This has been such a fun proponent of the book and I can’t wait for you guys to see.

One thing I’d love to hear from you:  are there any drug store products you’re loving right now? I have been COMPLETELY uninspired to purchase anything when it comes to drugstore products. I look at products in store at least once or twice a week due to the beauty junkie inside of me, but I can’t find anything I want to even try. Plus, why bother when I can’t test it out to see if it’s my shade, the prices are so high now and there is already a ton of stuff I want in sephora that is around the same price? A lot of times you guys ask me to review drugstore products, but I don’t really do reviews. And I don’t want to just buy beauty stuff to junk up my bathroom. I really love talking about the products I’m using and loving and most happen to be high end. Maybe it’s because I used so much drugstore beauty stuff for, like, 20 years and just think that everything still seems the same? If you guys have something you’re loving, I’d love to hear it!

As we can see here, I’m still waaay into illuminating products. Not that this has changed in the last three years or so, but I’ve tried some new ones. Basically I want my face to glow like a disco ball. #dryskinproblems

Here are this month’s faves!

Marc Jacobs Glow Stick. This isn’t new, but I’ve eyed it for a few months and finally bit the bullet. I LOVE it. Some days when I only do concealer and mascara, I swipe this on too. It’s not glittery but it has the perfect amount of shimmer.

Smith and Cult nail polish in Pyscho Candy. I’ve wanted to try these polishes ever since I realized that the creator was the original maker of Hard Candy polishes. Oh my gosh, how my younger self lost it over the Hard Candy packaging! It was also my first ever mint green nail polish. So I grabbed one of these at Nordstrom and love the bright “get over here summer” shade. It’s been on my toes every since and I love!

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Tom Ford Cream & Powder Eye Color in Young Adonis. I can’t believe that I actually bought this. It is my first Tom Ford makeup product (even though I’ve always died over the lipsticks) because they are just so freaking pricey that I can never justify it. I saw MakeupbyTiffanyD use this though and fell in love with the double product. It’s an eyeshade cream with a shimmery topcoat shadow. They can be worn together or alone, and I thought this would be perfect for summer and also since I’m doing such minimal makeup lately! This shade is definitely the only one that would work with my coloring, and it works now but I think it will look even better with a little bit of a tan. This also sort of reminds me of the Maybelline Color Tattoos I was so hooked on a few years ago. But the consistency is so soft and… whipped. I love it.

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray. I was completely out of setting spray when I bought this. The word “illuminating” caught my eye and I usually use Urban Decay All Nighter, MAC fix+ and just finished the Josie Maran Argan Oil Mist. I also REALLY love the Tatcha Dewy skin mist and hoped this would be like that. It’s not quite as dewy looking, but it does give off a little bit of glow. What I love most is how perfect the spritz is out of the bottle! It hits my entire face in a very light cool mist and doesn’t soak it.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Halo. I was waiting like a crazy person for these new drops to release because you guys know how much I love my other ones. I think I’ve used about half the bottle of the Moonlight shade which is crazy because it’s so pigmented. I use it daily. This one is blue based and super holographic. I find that it works for my skin because I’m so pale with cool pink undertones, so it complements it well. The only thing is that this one is a little more watery than the original. Because of that, it doesn’t really work over top of foundation. It works fine on bare skin though, or mixed in with product or on top of a light tinted moisturizer like my Complexion Rescue.

Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Creator. This might still be the ONLY thing I wore on my lips all of March. It is such a perfect shade and so easy to apply. Of course, after I photographed it here, I smashed the cap down on the lipstick by accident. Sad face.

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So that’s my rather boring and short beauty faves, but what I’m really loving at the moment. Next month, since I’ll be out and about a lot more (read: doing my makeup often!), I’m sure I’ll have some new loves to rave about. Other than that, all of my hair (macadamia oil) and skin products (sunday riley + drunk elephant) have stayed the same! Really loving those regimens.

So share! What are you guys loving at the moment?

{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 and general affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}