Wednesday, April 1, 2015

March 2015 Favorites + Unfavorites

Wow I say this every month but March really has gone in a flash and I'm thankful I kept up a running list of favorites this month because for a moment I panicked that I had nothing to share. Actually ended up with a lot of favorites, and a few of them are actually makeup products! You know that means I actually wore makeup this month! It helped that I went to Vegas so I was kind of forced, but just disregard that. Anyways let's just get right into what you came here for and that is the favorites (and unfavorites)!

I guess we might as well start with the makeup products since it's rare for me to have more than one each month! First up is a lipstick that I have been hunting and then coveting for a long time. Shout out to my friend Nicole for picking it up for me since she knew how much I wanted it but refused to buy it myself. This is the MAC Satin Lipstick in Faux. This is my holy grail of a perfect nude! It definitely has made an appearance on a Wednesday Wants a month or two ago so that shows you how long I've been thinking about it and not buying it. I can't even get into how many videos I've watched and lipsticks I've swatched looking for this exact color. It's just perfection. As for more makeup I've been loving the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation and Powder, using them separately or together. It really does fill in pores nicely and leaves me matte all day which is great for a drugstore product. Sadly I am getting a little darker not since it's inching towards summer but it was the perfect shade for me and I think I can still make it work with some bronzing and contouring action.
Now onto my skincare favorites! I have three face specific ones and the first one is the Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub. I won't get too much into it since I have a whole review you can read here but basically it smells great and works well! Next up is this Purederm Skin Turn-over Lemon Peeling Toner that I got in a Memebox. This stuff has been great at night mixed with a little of my Paula's Choice Pore Minimizing toner and my skin is looking so bright and fresh from it! I love that it is a pump top so I just put a cotton pad on top and pump out the amount I need, I'm going to cry when this is gone because I have yet to figure out where to buy it. I do see this brand in Asian grocery stores but I have yet to see this particular product. I've just been loving the Memebox products this month which is awful since they are hard to find in the US brands but the last face care favorite is The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-in-one Serum. This smells amazing like grapefruit which is a scent you don't come across too often except in perfumes but it is one of my favorites. It's this great gel consistency that absorbs really well into my skin. The theme for my face is evening and brightening since *knock on wood* the majority of my acne woes are behind me so I'm really working on just correcting all the damage it has incurred before.
Another concern of mine has been my legs, I'm noticing that it almost feels like razor bumps or ingrown hairs on my legs which is strange since I don't shave them (or wax or anything at all), but either way visibly they are fine, but I'm not loving the feeling of them. I've been trying a lot of stuff out and so far what's working is to exfoliate with the Suki Body Exfoliating Foaming Body Cleanser and follow up with this InstaNatural Pure Argan Oil. My legs are starting to feel baby soft from this combination so I am also dreading coming to an end of these products, especially since the scrub is quite pricey!
As for unfavorites I just have one this month and that is the Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion. It's a decent lotion that is moisturizing and absorbs well but the strong scent of donkey milk just makes me gag. It's a really expensive bottle of lotion ($90!) that came from a Memebox so I'm still using it just to use it up but I can't wait for the day when it's empty because it is just so nauseating to use.

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