March is finally over and I am excited to bring to you all my March Favorites! I have really been falling in love with quite a few new things! I cannot wait to share with you what they are and a brief explanation why they made it into my March favorites! I did not put any thought into the product type this month. I literally just looked at everything and grabbed the items I have been reaching for most often and loving!
Please note that any product with an ‘*’ indicates that the product was gifted by the brand/PR (or a friend!), and in no way does that sway my opinion of the product. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
Honey Infused Hair Mask* by Gisou (6.8 oz $60) This stuff is gooood. Like, insanely good. Like, holy grail status good. The first time I opened the jar I feel in love with the scent. The first time I used it I could tell immediately that it had done something amazing to my hair the moment I applied it. When I rinsed it out I felt like I was touching someone else’s hair. I also appreciate that it is paraben, silicone, sulfate, and cruelty-free!
Honey Infused Hair Oil* by Gisou (3.4 oz $84) Equally as beautiful as the hair mask, the hair oil delivered results. I apply this to damp hair and let air dry. I find that this oil is more like a serum (it’s super thick and goopy). It does not leave the hair greasy or oily AT ALL. It smells amazing and tames the hair. My hair feels and looks stronger and healthier since using this. I am hooked. Genius product.
Toothbrush by Boie USA ($12) I use a sonic cleansing tool to cleanse my face that is made of silicone bristles. I was using it one night and thinking ‘this would be neat if they made a toothbrush like this’. I googled it– and they do. I decided to go with the Boie USA one because it was not sonic. I have read that the sonic technology in the toothbrushes was irritated and uncomfortable for some people. These toothbrushes are great for sensitive gums, 100% recyclable, antimicrobial, BPA-free, and made in the USA! I have really been loving this toothbrush– and you can buy a replacement head for $5! (use code TEN for 10% off).
Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment* by Josie Maran (1 oz $56) This was gifted to me by a friend who knew that I had tried a sample and loved it. I have been so obsessed with this product. I starts out as a thick white milk and then just sinks immediately into the skin. It is just so soothing and nourishing to the skin. My skin absolutely just drinks it up immediately. I love it under the eye area especially. It keeps that area so hydrated. This serum actually pairs purified water with micro-droplets of argan oil so that the penetration is deeper. I love that this serum is not sticky or tacky at all, big plus for me!
Vitamin C Paste by LIXIR (1.69 oz $44) I purchased this from Cult Beauty in the UK and was very pleased with the fast shipping and delivery! I saw Trinny Woodall talk about this product on her YouTube so I decided to give it a try… and I am so glad I did! It contains 10% L Ascorbic Acid and you can really smell it immediately. It starts out as a gel but once you massage it into the skin it turns white and creamy. I have found that using this just about every day has really helped my skin texture and clarity. I love massaging into my skin in the morning and leaving on for a few minutes. I will definitely repurchase this! Oh, and hi cute packaging!
Cold Cream Cleanser* by Kate Somerville (3 oz $48) I have done a full blog post on this product– so obviously I am a fan. But, I really just appreciate the moisturizing qualities of this cleanser. It is so gorgeous for dry and sensitive skin. I truly have fallen in love with this tub of goodness!
The Sweet Clay Lip Mask* by Sara Happ (0.47 oz $32) This product has completely transformed the texture of my lips. I do have fuller lips so I am constantly using scrubs and balms on them as they can tend to get dry often if I do not take care of them. I tend to use this mask 3-4 times a week at night. I will apply it to my lips after using a lip scrub and let it sit for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. It leaves my lips so smooth and supple. I now know why Sara Happ is THE Lip Expert!
Red Ginsing Line Smoothing Eye & Lip Cream* by Nyakio (.044 oz $39) This product has been such a surprise favorite. First of all, the founder has the most gorgeous skin! I am also so happy with the fact that it is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehyde, butylene glycol. This eye cream is super rich and it totally moisturizes the eye area like no other. It contains potent red ginseng, shea, baobab, prickly pear, and coffee. This has quickly become one of my favorite nighttime eye creams, ever!
Nudesse Holographic Candle by Overose (6.5 oz $67) So, I purchased two Overose candles from The Stell and I am super impressed with not only the stunning packaging but the scent and throw. These are obviously a higher end candle, but they deliver! The brand is cruelty-free, which is a big plus for me. Out of the two I got I have fallen in love with Nudesse the most. It is a combo of Roses & Rain. It is just the most stunning scent. It smells so natural and gorgeous. Like how you would imagine it would smell to walk through a rose garden on a hot summer day. It is very earthy and natural. Nothing artificial at about the scent at all. I am hooked & shook.
Facial Radiance Pads* by First Aid Beauty (60 pads $30) So these are a gentle exfoliation option for those with sensitive skin or just starting out with acids. They combine lactic and gylcolic acids with aloe vera, greent tea, and hyaluronic acid. I actually cut the pads in two because I find that half is enough for my face, ears, neck, and back of hands. I also leave it on for 3-5 minutes then rinse with cool water. They are perfectly fine without rinsing but I just find that for me, it works best this way. I use stronger acids throughout the week so rinsing is ideal for me to avoid over-exfoliating. These leave the skin so smooth and supple.
Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask* by First Aid Beauty (4 oz $32) This mask has been such a surprise love of mine. I love that they have combined ginger, turmeric, and vitamin c in a mask. I really appreciate that the mask is also alcohol-free. I have dry skin and this mask is so soothing, refreshing, and really seems to calm my skin. I find that using it twice a week really helps to keep it looking brighter (I do use some form of vitamin c daily). Tip: Keep it in the fridge for an extra refreshing masking experience!
Bali Virgin Coconut Oil* by Sahasra (8 oz $19.99) Now, before we even proceed; no I do not use this on my face. I love coconut oil if it is quality. This coconut oil is such a nice quality. It is raw and not harvested with heat, so the quality is maintained. I use this for my body daily after a shower when the skin is warm and slightly damp. I also use it as a hair mask weekly with a dollop of the coconut oil and a drop of rosemary essential oil to help stimulate hair growth. There is no emulsifiers, fragrance, chemical solvents, GMOs, and it has not been refined, bleached, or deodorized.
Nourishing Cleaning Balm* by Pixi (3.04 oz $20) Is it obvious that I love cleansing balms? Didn’t think so. I really love this balm for when my skin is feeling super dry. It does feel very waxy, just FYI. I would never use this on its own. It has to be followed up with a second cleanse, in my opinion. However, that doesn’t stop me from using it since I always do a double-cleanse at night. It has sweet almond oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. I would say if you have acne prone skin, I would probably stay away from this one. I would think it might be too rich and heavy for easily-clogged skin.
Come Clean Cleanser* by ASARAI (2.5 oz $29.95) If you follow me on Instagram you have seen my rave about this one. It is such a magical cleanser– I am obsessed. It is a thick gel to milk cleanser. I like to apply it to dry skin and leave it on as a mask for a few minutes before adding water and massaging into the skin. It has kakadu plum (most potent plant based form of vitamin c), sunflower seed oil, and linden flower (antioxidant).
Artless Glow Base SPF50* by Heimish (1.35 oz $22) OBSESSED. This is described as a 2-in-1 makeup primer and SPF. It just makes your skin look better. I like to apply this under a tinted moisturizer (rarely wear them but when I do this seems to really give me a mega-glow). It just seems to blur and brighten the skin. There is not any super crazy shimmer or anything at all. I also love that is has SPF 50!
Mini Dry Shampoo* by Ouai (1.4 oz $12) So not only is this a fantastic dry shampoo, but it smells AMAZING. This will refresh your hair like no other. Seriously, the scent just instantly make me happy. I love that there is no parabens or talc in this and it is cruelty free. If you do not shampoo daily ( I do not) then this is a great dry shampoo option for you to consider. I actually like to call this a dry shampoo and hair perfume in one. Trust me, you will love it.