Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monthly Favorites: March 2011

End of march means monthly favorites time!

I know it's cliche, but march just flew by and it's time for the flowers to bloom and us to be able to wear just one layer of clothes. I hate layering clothes, or maybe not hate hate, but I just miss wearing shorts and tanks.

Rant over.

Anyways..... I love reading and watching monthly favorites from beauty gurus on Youtube and bloggers as well. I have nothing else to say, but to share with you my favorite products for the month of March.

So, here they are: Products:
- Aveda Volumizing Tonic Spray- I use this on damp hair(just on the crown) and use a blow dryer just to give me that extra lift on my crown area. This product cost around $18 in Canada.

- Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom body lotion- I love the smell of Japanese Cherry Blossom. I need to get a bigger bottle of this soon.

- Sonia Kashuk makeup remover- As you can see this is the type of makeup remover that has two layers. Before using, make sure you shake it well in order for the product to work well. I bought this in the US for only less than $15, so definitely a worth it product.

- John Frieda 3 Day Straight - You guys know how much I LOOOVE this product- it smells good, gives my hair that shine that is much needed, and it doesn't weigh down my hair. Good work John Frieda. If you are not familiar with this product, make sure to watch or read a review of it.

- Fekkai Glossing Cream with olive oil- I can't say anything bad about this hair product. I really recommend trying this glossing cream. You can find this almost everywhere, but I got mine in ULTA for only $9( got the travel size), so the huge bottle cost more than $20 I believe. WORTH EVERY PENNY!

- Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Kabuki and Sigma F80 brush- I use these two brushes for liquid foundation and bronzer. All the hype on the Sigma F8 being the best liquid foundation brush is totally true. It gives me a flawless finish and I love the fact that it has synthetic hair.

- Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Tipsy

- N.Y.C Creme Stick in Plaza Pink

- MAC Rubenesque paintpot

Hand swatch:
(upper)N.Y.C creme stick in Plaza Pink- This is probably one f the most popular shades from the N.Y.C Creme Stick line. I use my MAC 109 brush to get the product and slap it on my cheeks. It gives me a nice pinky-coral sheen Perfect for summer. In my opinion, this is the easiest cream blush to blend.

(lower)Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Tipsy- A bright pigmented orangey- coral blush that is a dream to apply and blend.

* I use these two blushes together

Hand swatch:
Rubenesque paintpot - A golden peach with subtle gold shimmers. I've been using this as an eyeshadow all over the lid after I put painterly or UDPP, I love how you can just slap this on your lids and you're good to go.

Do you have any of these products that I've mentioned? If so, do you like them? What are your favorites for this month?

Have a nice day :)



  1. Really want to try out most of these products, thanks for the mini reviews! :) great post x

  2. Great post I love how it's so informative!
    I'm a new follower, just found your blog through another one I follow!

    I'd love it if you could check out my blog too!

    xoxo amie

  3. I bought rubenesque from a blog sale recently, it looks gorgeous! :)

  4. I'm tempted by a lot of these especially want to try the 3 day John frieda as heard lots of good reviews xx

  5. I've been loving Plaza Pink allllll month! Rubenesque looks fab, I want to try it now!


  6. Waah I wish we could get the NYC blush sticks here in Au, great faves :D

  7. Love plaza pink & my Sigma F80..just got 3 day straight, excited to use it! I have a few of the NYC creme blush sticks and they are so worth the money :)

  8. @Hannah- no problem x. Glad you enjoyed it :)

    @Amie K- Thank you so much for reading. I will visit your blog :) Have a nice day

  9. @Justine- It super pretty. At first I thought it would be too gold and orange when I swatched it, but once I slapped it on my lids it was awesome. I love how you can just wear it my itself. x

  10. @Nicoletta- you should give the 3 day straight a try. I think you will like it x

  11. @Savannah- I love Pink Plaza too , but I wish I bought the two limited edition ones.

    @Jadegrrrl- aww..I hope you can find it. I hate how we dont have some of the brands that are available in Austalia and UK.

  12. @Tracy D- OMG! I bet you will like it a lot. Just make sure to follow the directions. I love the F80 to death x

  13. i love the smell of the cherry blossom lotion too! i only see it available in the base where im from. i wish they were available at other department/drug stores here at my area.

  14. I really want to try this N.Y.C Creme Stick, it looks gorgeous!

  15. I have MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study and I use it every day! It's so nice and good looking. I've been meaning to buy another colour as well and I think you just convinced me to go with Rubenesque. It looks gorgeous!

  16. will you do a post comparing the bionic flat top brush to the sigma one? i have the f80 but i'm curious to see how it compares to the coastal scents one since the cs is a little cheaper xD

  17. @MSadapop- If I can just have a laundry detergent that smells like Japanese Cherry Blossom, I would get it. HAHA

  18. @Gaby- Do you guys have any drugstore there? I bet you can find them there. :)

    @Catharina- I'm an enabler! I know. HAHA Please get Rubenesque paintpot. I promise you that you wont regret it.

  19. @sweetkiss- oh yes! I would. Ill try to do this within the weekend. :)

  20. I LOVE japanese cherry blossom!!

  21. @Andy Vicious- ADDICTED TO THE SMELL :D

  22. Hi!
    Which of them do you prefer: Sigma Flat Top Kabuki F80 or Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Kabuki?


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