Thursday, April 5, 2012

March 2012 Favorites!

Hey everyone!

March has ended and my semester is over halfway finished! AHH! Time has seemed to fly this term and I'm so excited for summer and all of my travels I have (almost) all planned out. Alrighty, this is my first favorites post, so these won't necessarily be products that I just got in March. Some will also be a few of my all time favorites as well. Next month I will stick with products that I got just in April and so on and so forth. 


1. Smashbox HD Healthy FX Foundation- I could NEVER seem to find a drugstore foundation that matched my skin tone. I had tried so many, but everything always looked so orange and left me with a ridiculous looking face to neck color. I decided that if I was going to spend all that money to try out 4-5 drugstore brands that never worked, I might as well save up all that money and buy a foundation that wouldn't make me look like I was auditioning for Jersey Shore. Thus, I marched straight into my local Sephora and the kind gentleman helped me find a shade that FINALLY worked for me. This one is in Fair: F1 and is a nice medium coverage foundation. 

2. Beautyblender- I received this in my February Birchbox and never got around to using it until March, but this is one of those products that I would always put in my cart and then ultimately take out when I would want to place a Sephora order. I was ecstatic to get to try this little pink egg and I can never see myself going back to applying foundation with my hands. This thing blends out my foundation without any streaks, splotches, or harsh lines. It's perfect, that is all. 

3. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask- I bought this because my hair took a serious beating this winter from all the freezing weather and hot styling tools I used on it. I adore the smell of this and it works so nicely. I use it sparingly, but even that does wonders.

4. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray- This was another of those products that I hadn't been so sure would work, but thank god I picked this up. It is amazing how long my makeup lasts when I use this! No smudging or creasing on my shadows at all. Which is a miracle since I have oily lids. I don't use it as often as I should, only because I forget I have it sometimes, but when I do, I'm blown away by the results.

5. L'Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black- My go-to mascara, which funny enough I DESPISED the first time using it. I don't remember why exactly, but I do know that I was dead set on giving it away to my sister or mom. Thankfully, I didn't because I love this stuff. It makes my lashes super thick and beautiful. I want to get a brown shade as well for a more natural look than the black can give me.

6. Fortune Cookie Soap's Whipped Cream in Hawaiian Ice- I received this little sample in my Spring Soap Box and it's the best body butter I have ever used! It soaks into the skin so quickly which is perfect because I hate the greasy feeling of other brands. This is also all natural and made by a super small company in Oklahoma. The smell on this is fantastic too. Sugary pineapples. YUM!

7. Urban Decay Naked Palette- I bought this back in January as a birthday present to myself. I never thought I would ever buy this because I couldn't justify paying $48 for it, but I am so glad that I broke down and purchased this! My go-to looks are and always will be neutral smokey eyes. The eyeshadows in this are perfect for me to do so many looks with and I am constantly reaching for this 95% of the time I do my makeup.

Anyways guys, those are my March favorites and I hope you liked it. I really like these a lot. They give me something to write about on a regular basis. Have you tried any of these products? Any favorites of your own?

Talk to you soon,

-Rianne

22 comments:

  1. i absolutely love Voluminous mascara, and i tried smashbox nude lip gloss which i really liked. Im hearing more and more great things about smashbox and i starting to want to try out more of their products!

    http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hey! you had a visit to my blog and I thought it fitting to visit yours! I had the same lip balm but I think my cat used it as a toy and now it's gone. I have the hardest time finding a good foundation that suits my skin tone also. I have wasted so much money on them. Even the so called experts at the stores who match my skin colour can't seem to get it right. I eventually found Cover Girl Smoother #725 in buff beige. I am really fair and I was convinced I was an ivory or the lightest colour but apparently not!

    love your blog!
    GlamGal
    www.beautyboxblog.ca

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    1. Haha I was the exact same way. I was in skin color denial. Glad you like it and thanks so much for following! :D

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  3. That monoi mask sounds so good! And I've been dying to try fortune cookie soaps, everything looks so cute.

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    1. *Spoiler alert* There might be a couple samples of Fortune Cookie Soaps products in an upcoming giveaway! ;)

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  4. I used to use smashbox foundation but havn't for years, actually wouldn't mind trying it again!

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  5. Hey! Great post, love the little review of each piece :) I really want to try that setting spray, I've always heard good things about them but never actually picked one up. Might have to try it :)
    Sophie xx

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    1. Thanks so much! :D I definitely recommend it. I know they have small sample sizes of the spray too.

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  6. I really want to try the urban decay setting spray.

    http://phatfashionandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  7. Naked is the best for neutral smokey eye looks :) I guess that's one splurge on yourself that really paid off! I've heard so many good things about that Urban Decay setting spray, I really am curious to try it for myself to see if it works for me. And the Beautyblender has been on my wishlist for a while, glad that it does the trick really well for you :)

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    1. If you can get the beautyblender on sale at all I would definitely recommend it! I hope when I need a new one, I can find a good price for it. $20 is a bit much for a sponge. haha

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  8. i absolutely love the naked pallet as well, its something i cant live without. thanks for visiting my blog hun, i am your new follower :)

    http://antique-purple.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too!! And thanks for following! :D

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  9. i just got a beauty blender the other day and i love it! perfect to apply cream blushes and i put too much blush on today, i used it and it smoothed it all out...loved it!

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    1. AH what a great idea! I don't use that much cream blush, but some of the maybelline one's I have been seeing look super nice. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I actually want everything you've mentioned in your favourites! Especially the Naked Palette & the Urban Decay Setting Spray.
    Great post!

    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice.blogspot.com

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    1. I love Urban Decay. Hope you get to try out their stuff soon! :)

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  11. really enjoyed this post and your blog now following :)
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  12. Thanks for the comment ! Cute blog, great choices here too :)

    www.charlottesweb-photography.com

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  13. Great reviews. I've been eyeing a the naked palettes and felt the same way about not being able to justify 50 bucks on it. . . maybe some day =)

    Amy

    ps love your reviews.

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  14. Some great choices here xxx


    www.misslv.com

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