March 2016 Favorites


This post will be short and sweet as I just want to share with you my favorites for March 2016. It's been a busy month, and time just completely flew by. I didn't do much in terms of experimenting with new makeup and skin-care products - work was busy and I just reached for mostly the same products everyday.

1. BH Cosmetics - Carli Bybel Eyeshadow and Hilighter Palette - I like this palette because it contains shadows from the two color groups that I like - browns and purples. This also contains hilighters so it's quite practical if you ever want to go travelling, to just carry this palette with you. At $12.50 it's also a steal! The pigmentation is beautiful and buttery, it's well worth your money and I suggest you go get it, even though you may not follow or know who Carli Bybel is (a YouTube beauty guru).

2. Poetic Blend / Mikayla Beauty - Luxury Lip Butter Balm (French Vanilla) - I knew of Mikayla well before the One of a Kind Show in Toronto through her Instagram Page. She is the creator and founder of Poetic Blend - a Canadian Skincare Company with its main focus on facial oils. I bought the Lip Balm and the Hero Oil (which I will review at a later time). The Lip Balm is ultra nourishing and smells like a vanilla cupcake with lots of yummy vanilla frosting...mmm..

3. NARS Christopher Kane Blush - Starscape (limited edition - sorry!) - Though this color may look quite intimidating in the pan (picture and swatch below) - it really isn't. When applied with a light fan brush, it gives the glow a rosey pop of color - the kind that you get from being in the cold and you have that flush to your cheeks. It's youthful and is totally Spring ready :) As this is a limited edition color, a similar one would be NARS - Gaiety or Buxom - Seduction.

4. Laura Mercier - Secret Concealer (3) - Salmon Peach toned concealer which acts as a corrector and concealer for me. It is a bit creamy, but ultra pigmented so I always make sure to set it with the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder afterwards to prevent creasing. 

5. Indeed Laboratories - Vitamin C24 - LOVE this product, it cured my peeling sun-damaged skin from Punta Cana - read all about my review here

6. Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy Rose Perfume  I received this product from attending the City Line Beauty taping swag bag from Dave Lackie. It smells of fruity, fresh and crisp sweetness, without being overwhelming or nauseating. I'm normally not a fan of all the previous Juicy Couture fragrances, but this one, I can't get enough of! It just screams spring and summer and will definitely be my go-to. Hey! Did you see the packaging? Pink ombre sparkles with a champagne rose gold charm? YES!

7. Dior - Airflash Foundation (300) - I've raved about this foundation countless of times on my blog and it seems to have hit the YouTube beauty guru world as well. It makes you look like you have been airbrushed and one can has now lasted me a year and a half? yes it costs a fair bit, but you look at the quantity, it is almost double of that of a regular foundation. I spray it on a foundation brush, my go-to is the Sephora Pro Airbrush Foundation Brush and buff it all over my face for a seamless finish.

Below is the Carli Bybel Palette as well as the NARS blush

Below is the NARS blush swatched - as you can see, it is quite fair and gives a sheer pop of color

What were some of your favorite products this month? Can't wait to hear from you!

Until next time, XO - M. 

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