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March Favorites

 

I’m still in Winter mode although it’s technically Spring.  Here are some of my favorites this month.

Inglot palette: I went to Inglot at the beginning of March and put together this little palette that I’ve worn most of the month.  I particular like this copper, bronze shade with a little dab of the brick red in the center of the eyelid.  The other two are a charcoal color and blueish gray.  I can never resist the color selection at Inglot.

Rimmel blush in Santa Rose: I think this is one of the best buys at the drugstore.  If I go dark on my eyes, I like to balance it out with a light, nude blush and this is perfect for pale skin.  I couldn’t find it on Rimmel London’s website so you’ll have to check the drugstore.  I hope it’s not discontinued!

Duo-fiber Face Brush by Real Techniques: I love the entire 3-brush set but I favor this face brush for a light application of blush.  It’s super soft and works great.  Available at Ulta and Real Techniques.

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo: I love, love the fresh, lemony scent of this dry shampoo and it works great in between washes.  Other dry shampoos on the market offer more volume in my opinion but if you’re looking to freshen up 2nd day hair, this is really good.  It’s stark white but blends in well with fingers.  Contains rice, oat, and tapioca starches and tea tree oil and wins the Allure Best of Beauty Award year after year.  Available at Ulta or Sephora.

Popcorn Lip Scrub by Lush: Definitely check out this lip-smacking good lip scrub if you want soft lips.  It smells and tastes like sugary butter and you’ll be tempted to eat it.  Available at Lush for $9.95.

TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream by SkinMedica: My aesthetician recommended this for my winter dry skin and I can’t complain.  It’s part of their overall TNS line that contains peptides for fine lines, and their TNS growth factor.  Available at skincare salons or online at SkinMedica.

BRTC Jasmine Waterful C.C Cream with SPF 50:  Undoubtedly, one of the greatest finds of the year for me!  There’s an entire science built around A.A., B.B., and C.C. creams that can be confusing.  Generally, a C.C. cream color corrects in addition to all the hydrating, priming, and protecting (SPF) that B.B. creams do.  Doing a little research is also beneficial in helping to distinguish the genuine article from the lesser quality gimmicks on the market today.  Since B.B. and C.C. creams originated in Korea and Japan, the consensus is that they’re the best.  Although there are some American brands doing them like Clinique or Dior and getting good reviews.  This one is Korean and instantly makes my skin look brighter, hydrated and more even toned.  The fact that it also has an SPF of 50 and works great under makeup puts me right over the moon.  Available at Asian beauty stores, KoreaDepart, and Amazon.

Marvelous Moxie lipstick by bareMinerals: I got this sample in a Birchbox or something and I’ve been wearing it most days.  They sent me the shade Get Ready which is a dark rose, pink.  It’s highly pigmented and has a smooth moisturizing texture that’s easy to wear.  Available at bareMinerals counters.

I have a thing for cutting boards and found this Rubel & Co board at a thrift shop.

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