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Happy April! AND HAPPY BASEBALL SEASON. I’m sure 98% of you don’t care about baseball, but I do, and this is my blog so we’re gonna celebrate!
I’ll keep saying it every month, but I can’t believe March is over already. We’re officially a quarter of the way through 2019 and I don’t know how to process this information, so instead, I’m going to tell you about the things I’ve been loving in March as I try to recuperate from this past weekend in Florida.
Cleansing Purifying Scrub
The last few months have been tumultuous, to say the least when it came to hair care. Most recently, I’d fallen victim dry scalp and the occasional dandruff patch (and a few grey hairs but we’re not going to talk about that). In an attempt to undo everything that these terrible products had done to my hair, I found this.
I use a little scoop once a week on my hair, which at first felt weird considering it’s essentially a sea salt scrub, but I swear my hair feels amazingly clean afterwards, and stays feeling clean for days, which is another plus.
Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum
I will never not post about a Dermalogica product in a favorites post because they’re all so amazing. Did I need another eye cream in my routine? No, but I added one because I felt like it.
I apply this at night, and I swear after the first week of consistent use I noticed that the pigmentation under my eyes was looking SO much better. Just getting one step closer to my no-makeup dreams.
I never mastered the art of the original ABH Dipbrow, but I do know how to work a good brow gel, and this certainly qualifies as a good brow gel. It’s perfect for setting brows in place with or without applying a pencil first. It just adds a nice little something something into the brow hairs, so it’s perfect for a full makeup or “no makeup” day, whatever you’re feeling.
Verb Sea Spray
Verb has been another great find on my way to restoring my hair, but I want to give it a full month before mentioning my full thoughts. This spray, however, is just a nice little touch to add whenever I blowdry my hair but want to keep some of my natural texture.
Unlike other sea salt sprays, it doesn’t make my hair feel crunchy or layered in dirt. Instead, it adds nice subtle waves without the feeling of having laid on a sandy beach all day.
As some of you may know, my favorite nail polish company KL Polish is pretty much defunct now, but I have an entirely new nail shelf that is screaming to be filled up. I got bored one day and searched on Amazon, and came across this brand that I remember Simplynaillogical talking about a few years ago.
I ordered a handful of polishes from them, and love every single one. They definitely rank incredibly high on the holo/glitter spectrum in comparison to other companies, but have a vast selection of creme polishes, too. They glide on really nice, are super opaque, and have held up incredibly well to my retail job that is known to chip any nail polish in 24 hours.
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme
Earlier this month, Too Faced released a collaboration with Erika Jayne (I have no idea who this is, and still don’t even after googling her). In this collection they released a revamped version of my favorite product, the Lip Injection Extreme, this time with a pink pigmentation.
While it looks aggressive in the tube, in reality it’s really subtle, but adds a nice pop of color that the original formula does not. It’s my go-to on days when it’s a little too chilly for a matte lip, but I’m just feeling like spicing up my look.
Express Cropped Flare Jeans
Cropped flare jeans are my FAVORITE. They’re super flattering, and 100% not as constricting as my old favorite the skinny jean. This pair from Express has been my go to all month for so many reasons. They have incredible stretch, they have a really unique hemline, and they’re the perfect length for my smaller frame, so there was no cutting or tailoring necessary.
Adidas Ultraboost 19
I won’t bore you with how much I love the Adidas Ultraboost, because I think you all already know, but I think I love the 19’s more than I love the originals, which I didn’t think would ever happen.
They have the same cushioning system, but feel bouncier on the heel upon impact, and the toe box feels slightly more supportive than before. There’s not an incredible amount of difference (besides the obvious in the appearance), but there’s enough to make this shoe that much better than the originals.
The Case Against Adnan Syed
Continuing on my trend from last month, we’re talking about my favorite show from March. I was turned onto the Serial podcast last year from one of my friends, and was captured by it because of the story-telling, and by how much I love true crime cases.
Now, HBO has built on this podcast and developed a four-part docu-series about Adnan Syed, highlighting both the old case presented against him, and any new evidence that has since come to light. It’s an incredible watch, but does require an HBO subscription to watch, so ask around to see if anyone will let you steal theirs.
The Lying Game
And, lastly, we’ll talk about my favorite book. I wanted to commit to reading more, and I certainly did this past month. Of all the books I tore through, “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware was my favorite. It’s a suspenseful novel about four women and a game they used to play in school. She’s the same author who wrote “The Woman in Cabin 10,” which was a book I couldn’t put down. Definitely worth a read if you love unexpected twists and turns every chapter.
Until Next Time!