March 2017 Favorites

While reading, listen to City of Stars by Gavin James.

Narrowing down this month's favorites was a TASK, to say the least. 

We all know that I love more things than I don't, but March was unusually brimming with new discoveries that I have quickly grown to adore and recommend. It was also my birthday month (holla to all the March babies out there!), and I was incredibly spoiled by my husband, friends, and family. The last week or so has been scattered with fun outings, picking up a little something here and there, and a best friend weekend visit! #BLESSED doesn't even cover it. With every birthday comes a renewed sense of feeling so undeserving but so darn in love with the people and life I've been given. God is TOO good to me, and I'm looking forward to another year of living wholeheartedly for Him! (I also have some new creative endeavors up my sleeve... so stay tuned!)

I pray you all had a lovely weekend, and that this week is even better! I'm looking forward to a classic Bay Area combination of rain/sun in the days ahead, and carving out some time for a morning hike! Now onto those favorites...

March 2017 Favorites

Beauty & Hair.

  • Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette | Aside from smelling like real chocolate (yes, it's true!), this palette is the perfect mix of everyday shadows with a few fun ones mixed in. Plus, the two larger shades double as highlighters!

  • Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Coral | This is the perfect lip balm to have on the go. With a nice dose of color, moisture, and sheen, I know that this lip balm will be a favorite through the year!

  • Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Twinkle | This subtly sparkly compact can double as a blush or highlighter. It's so pretty!

  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Radish | I have finally found the perfect berry shade, and the name is no lie - it is the exact color of a freshly plucked radish. Nothing brings some fresh life to my face like this beautiful lipstick.

  • Philosophy Purity Bath Gel and Body Wash | I have always loved Philosophy's products but I was so pleased to recently discover a body wash in the same scent as my favorite makeup remover. I like my shower products to be really light and clean scented, and this one does the trick while also hydrating your skin beautifully. 

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara | Though the name improper, the product is amazing! This mascara adds volume, lengthens, and it's application is quick and easy for the results we all want.

  • E.L.F. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls | This highlighter is SO pigmented, gives your skin a lovely sheen, and how can you beat that $4 price tag?!

  • Fresh Sugar Lemon Body Lotion | I LOVE this scent, and the body lotion is quickly absorbed while also making your skin feel nourished all day.

  • Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Treatment Masque | I use these little masque packets every other week and my hair is so thankful! Do yourself a favor and give your strands some extra love. I just put it in my hair after I've washed in the shower, do all the other shower things (is there another word for that?) and rinse at the end!

  • LUSH Brightside Bubble Bar | This is one of my favorite LUSH products. It gives your bath mountains of bubbles, and gives off a bright, citrusy, awakening scent that truly boosts your mood!

Style and Home.

Creativity, Music, & Other Miscellaneous Bits.

  • I Need It by Johnny Balik | I listened to this song once a day all month long! 

  • Beauty And The Beast | The whole thing was magical...and those extra songs and little surprise sub-plots? Pure gold!

  • Green Light by Lorde | Finally, a comeback. 

  • Niomi Smart on Youtube | I love watching vlogs and YouTube tutorials, and Niomi is my newest addition to the round up! She is so sweet and I love her simple and positive take on things!

  • Blue Heaven Midnight Crush by Betty Who | Betty Who's new album is so good and this is my current favorite track. 

  • The Magnolia Journal | Chip and Joanna Gaines from the hit-show Fixer Upper have struck genius again with their new magazine. Every single page is full of beauty and inspiration.

  • Heart Wants by Magic City Hippies | A good ole driving song for a sunny day. (Plus, the intro makes me lol every time!)

  • Austin Kleon's Blog | Austin Kleon, author and artist, has inspired me for a long time. I hadn't visited his blog in a minute, but I'm so happy to be back! He has unique, simple, and poignant things to say on creativity - check him out!

What were YOUR March favorites? Share in the comments below! Thanks for reading!