March was a pretty weird month because as much as I wanted to get all springy the dam weather just would not let me . So as far as my wardrobe is concerned it was still winter but not even the weather could stop me from bringing spring into my makeup and these are some of the products I have been loving this past month.
If you would have told me , even a few months ago, that there would come a time when I would feel comfortable going out of the house with only concealer on , I would have laugh in your face. But here we are , I have not worn any foundation in almost a mont, admittedly I have not had any events or opportunities to get all done up, but still that is unheard of for me . The main reason is my skin care routine ( to which I have been sticking to) with the help of this old friend, the Maybelline Afinitone Concealer (shade 02) and my Sephora Mineral Powder Brush (nr 45) . What I have been doing is with the product on the applicator I do a stripe on each cheek , forehead and chin , and I come in with the brush and buff it in to my skin, if I have any active breakouts I jus dot a bit more product there , but that is about it ,I love the way it covers my scaring from old breakouts ( which is my biggest problem right now ) also the finish is amazing it really looks like I am not wearing anything on my skin.
I know I have raved about the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze in the past and I have probably included it into one of my past favorites posts . Still if this posts are supposed to reflect the products I have been using , I have to include this little pot of magic. The little pot of magic thing might have been a bit of an exaggeration but I do really love it, even though I am so not a pink eyeshadow sort of person , this is really subtle and it looks great on its own if you are in a hurry and need a 2 seconds look , or with a Champaign highlight in the inner corner and a matt brown in the crease if you do have a bit more time. It really is a great versatile product. (Maybelline Color Tattoo in Nude Pink)
Confession time, the Benefit Rockateur Blush is the only single blush I own ( I also have a pallet from Two Faced with two more) , I just don`t like blush on me . So a blush in a favorites post is big for me , but this is a very pretty and natural looking blush (as long as you use a light hand ) ,perfect if like me you don`t really use blush. I wear it when I do a nude or light pink lip and simple eyes to bring some life to my skin.
I might not have been able to get out my spring wardrobe , but my nail polish collection had a complete springtime revamp , out with the blacks and dark reeds and in with pastels and bright new shades. And even with all those new options I kept reaching for this particular color , it is the Ciate nail polish in Sugar Plum . It is such a pretty color and I am tacking advantage of it now because it looks amazing on my still pale skin .
This month I finally got the courage to do something I have been wanting to do for almost a year now , and that is to Ombre my hair. What kept me from doing it all this time was that I was scared it would not come out the way I wanted it to . I even booked a meeting with my hair stylist and I chickened out at the last moment. I wanted a more natural looking ombre that integrated into my hair and you could see the different shades going down. I finally saw the LÒreal Wild Ombre kit in the supermarket and like the control freak I am I tought I could definitely do a better job that a professional hairstylist that didn`t really understand what I wanted. I first tried the kit for dark hair and with the help of my sister I finally did it , and I loved it. She did a great job of integrating the ombre into my hair , I actually loved it so much that I want to go even lighter so I got another kit for lighter hair. Don`t worry my hair is really healthy and this was the first time I color treated it , I also waited three weeks after my first attempt to do it again . If you would be interested in a more in-depth review of this kit and my experience with it let me know and I will be sure to take some before and after shots and also I can take some photos when I do the second round of ombre.
All around star
My new favorite thing in the whole wide world is Coconut Oil , If you were to buy any of the products mentioned in this post this is the one. I not only use this for cooking ( goes great with chicken , so much healthier as well) you can use this as a makeup remover , as a body moisturizer , I use it at least once a week as an overnight hair mask , on its own or mixed with banana and honey and it leaves my hair thicker and so soft while not weigh it down. This is also the product that finally got rid of my super dry lips. I know everyone and their mother has been talking about it , and all this information might not be anything new to you, but I had to include it.