So…I didn’t exactly get on that Favorites schedule I had hoped to… :/
Regardless, here are my favorite things from March and April. I know April isn’t over yet (soon though, can you believe it?!), but I know that these items will continue to be my favorites throughout the month. So, here we go!
I kind of changed up my format here, just because I had multiples in each category. Hopefully before the next Favorites post, I’ll have my layout nailed down. Moving on…
A lot of the Youtube gurus are singing the praises of Benefit Hervana blush. I watched one review of it and thought, “How in the world do those colors mix together to make an appealing shade?” I decided to go to Ulta and try it out. I have always had a really hard time finding a good blush, one that I can wear all the time and not look too red or too pink. As soon as I swatched this blush, I knew it was coming home with me. It’s the perfect shade for my skin tone.
If you use a dense brush, like a kabuki or something similar, you get a very even, gentle flush tone to your cheeks. If you use the brush that comes with the blush, you get a more concentrated color. All around, I love it, and will definitely be buying it again.
I seem to be on a Benefit kick…
Benefit They’re Real is another Youtube favorite. I’ve never splurged on a mascara like this, but I wanted to see if it could live up to its hype with my lashes. Oh boy did it. The first thing you notice about this product is the brush. It’s a normal applicator until you get the end, and then you have a half-ball of little spikes. At first I didn’t get the point of the end, but then I realized it’s to get to your end lashes and corner lashes. I saw an improvement in how my lashes looked, but I also have longer natural lashes than most people. I would be interested to see how this product looks on someone with shorter lashes.
These was a tie between two (or you could argue, three) products that have all helped my face these past couple of weeks.
First, I’m an official believer in BB Creams. They really do help even out your skin tone, and I’ve noticed my skin doesn’t get as oily when I use it. I’ve used the Garnier BB Cream more than the Smashbox one, but I honestly don’t know which one I like more. The Garnier one is thicker and I feel has better coverage. The Smashbox one feels lighter on your skin, and I feel like it spreads better. Honestly, I’m fine with paying $10 for the Garnier one, as opposed to $39 for the Smashbox one. But, that’s just my cheap side kicking in.
Second, I didn’t even realize that Garnier had face washes. I happened upon them during a sale at CVS, and decided to go ahead and give them a try. This cleanser promises to have three different uses, all in one bottle. It’s a daily face wash, an exfoliating treatment, and a face mask, all depending on how long you keep it on your face. I was pretty skeptical, but I will say, my skin looks fantastic. It’s never too dry after I use it, and it leaves my skin feeling clean but not tight. I’m so glad I got two bottles of this!
I wasn’t exactly sure what to put this under, but I knew I wanted to put it on this list. Anyone who knows me well knows I love candles. For some reason, I find them very relaxing. My absolutely favorite time of the year (fall and winter) yield some of the best candles ever at Bath and Body Works. I’m always really sad to walk in there in the spring and see a bunch of fruity, summery candles. Gross.
Well, thankfully, I found this Lavender Market scent last weekend. I love lavender, it’s one of the few scents that never gets old with me. And this candle is a true lavender scent, which apparently is hard to find in any kind of scented product. I highly recommend picking up this candle, especially when they go on sale for 2 for $20!
Moroccan argan oil=da bomb. I was scared to death to try this, because my hair is very thin, but this stuff smoothes my ends like a pro, and I don’t feel like my hair gets greasy at all. If you have fried ends or unruly hair texture, pick up the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil. It’s money well spent.