March 2017 Favourites

March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. It was definitely a month full of new adventures and experiences. Which is why I am happy to share with you the products that I’ve incorporated into my daily routine.

March 2017 Favourites

Skincare – Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum

Last month in my February 2017 Favourites, I mentioned the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream and its amazing results which led me to purchase the matching serum in March. Together the serum and the cream are a dream team that help me hydrate my dry skin in the morning which then causes fewer acne breakouts to occur.

Skincare – Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water

I stopped using makeup wipes before cleansing because it irritated my skin and caused, even more, dryness. Instead, I went back to using this Bioderma micellar water because it is the only makeup remover that doesn’t break me out.

Skincare – Bath & Body Works Almond & Vanilla Body Butter (Similar)

I developed a routine of applying CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion in the morning and this decadent Bath & Body Works Almond & Vanilla Body Butter (Similar) in the evening. I am so glad that Bath and Body Works decided to release a natural product line of lotions, shower gels, and bath bombs that stray away from their usually heavy scented products. There is nothing better than going to bed smelling and feeling like a soft warm almond cookie.

Face – Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Fair Neutral

My thoughts on the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment have changed since my February 2017 Favourites post. The Maybelline concealer does do an amazing job at lightening dark circles but does not have enough coverage to camouflage blemishes or hyperpigmentation. That’s why I’ve purchased the Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer again because it both lightens dark circles and hides blemishes.

Face – Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in 10 Be My Highlight

I read multiple beauty blogs that raved about this highlighter that was under $10 dollars. Sadly, Essence decided to discount the product but if you can get your hands on it purchase it. It’s a gorgeous champagne shade that lightly glitters the skin and the size of the pan is pretty unbelievable for the price.

Face – Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette (Similar)

I watched a Tati video on the do’s and don’t of applying base makeup and re-learned how to put on blush. In March, I also switched my blush brush for a small stipple brush and it picks up the fine pigment of the Tarte Tarteist Blush Palette (Similar) way better.

Nails – Essie Nail Lacquer in 208 In Stitches

I’m not sure why, but in the month of March I decided to start to painting my nails once a week. This led me to purchase a gorgeous raspberry shade called 208 In Stitches from Essie and re-discover some old favourites like Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 340 Sweet Talker and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 240 Pink Pong.

Makeup Tools – E.L.F. Brushes

I’ve been a fan of E.L.F. brushes for a while and the quality of their synthetic brushes are wonderful for anyone who wants to grow their set. They are affordable, soft, and apply any makeup product with ease. In March, I purchased the Blush Brush, Powder Brush, and Eye Blending Brush.

Fashion – H&M Gold Circle Crystal Necklace (Similar)

I fell in love with this dainty H&M Gold Circle Crystal Necklace (Similar) in the beginning of March and knew it would be an important piece in my jewelry collection. It symbolizes new beginnings and growth.

Books – Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I’ve been a fan of Rupi Kaur’s poetry on the internet now for a while and decided to pick up a physical copy of her Milk and Honey book in March. Rupi Kaur is a voice for so many people and her work will leave you speechless. If you are into poetry, I recommend this book because it can help you reflect on moments of joy and pain.

Food – Windsor Arms Hotel Once Upon a Tea

I cannot stop mentioning my high tea experience because it was so unforgettable. In order to re-create the evening at home, I purchased one of the hotel’s loose leaf teas in the flavour Once Upon a Tea which is a decadent black tea with hints of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla.

What were your March 2017 favourites?

Let me know in the comments!
Laurel Astridge
Laurel Astridge

Toronto Music Teacher, Social Media Specialist, and Public Speaker. Founder of Laurel Musical.

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  1. April 10, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I’ve had my eye on the Naked concealer, so I’m glad to hear that you really liked it! I hope April is amazing for you!

    Catherine | Beauty by Catherine

    • April 13, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you for commenting Catherine, I hope April is amazing for you too! The Naked concealer is wonderful and I think it’s comparable to the Tarte Shape Tape concealer that is impossible to find in Canada or at Sephora!

  2. April 13, 2017 / 9:46 am

    I feel like I’m so late but I have yet to read Milk and Honey hahaha. I’ve been seeing photos of high tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel for years on Insta and I’ve always wanted to go!

    • April 13, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Thanks Jessica for commenting! The book Milk and Honey need to be on your bookshelf because it is sensational. Plus, it looks like you need to book a reservation for high tea too!

  3. May 2, 2017 / 8:29 am

    I’m living by Bioderma Micellar Water! I just finished an entire big bottle and working on my second one! This product is an absolute life changer!

    • May 2, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you, Katya! I’m glad you discovered Bioderma Micellar Water too! It is the best way to remove your makeup without drying your skin out with makeup remover wipes.

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