06 April 2016

March Beauty Review

It's been months since I shared some beauty product purchases with you, which is a damn shame because these are goooood! (You can find some of my previous beauty reviews here, here, and here.) 





Although not appropriately demonstrated in these products, the name of the game lately has been hair care! I don't know what is going on with my hair, but it's gone bat shit. Randomly breaking, falling out, changing texture, you name it! Hormones maybe?? Who knows! I had to make some changes or I was going to be working with a situation akin to the girl from The Grudge... NOT good!

To kick off my hair makeover, I had an actual hair professional cut my hair. (Usually I cut it myself and that's worked well for me, but I was desperate!) Then a couple of weeks later I got a KeraStraight smoothing treatment to add a little manageability to my hair ... situation.


All of that lead me to my first product this month, the Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press heat protectant spray. I would say I only heat style my hair twice a week, but figured upping the quality of my heat protectant couldn't hurt. What I like most about this product is that is an aerosol.

Recently, my NARS Laguna bronzer expired and I was on the prowl for a replacement. Laguna was a little too warm for my skin tone so I was hoping to find something a bit more gray/ashy. It took a few tries, but ultimately this NYX Cheek Contour Duo was up to the task.

I've always been extremely happy with the quality of my e.l.f. HD Undereye Setting Powder, but there is so little product in each container so I have to replace it constantly! While the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder is certainly at a higher price point, I find I need less of it and it works just as well. Good stuff!

The Philosophy Purifying Peel is probably the only product of the bunch that I'm kind of blasé about. It's not bad it just seems to only be effective when I don't follow the directions and apply to my face when it's wet... I didn't return it so clearly it's not a total waste.

If you purchase one product from this post, it's gotta be this one! MAC Blush in 'Blushbaby' -- the perfect everyday all year blush. You're welcome. ;)  

And last, but certainly not least is this gel top coat by Essie. Ever the nail polish enthusiast, this has been on my "to-try" list for quite some time. I'd been dragging my feet because I'm just so damn loyal to my holy grail top coat. (On sale!!!) Admittedly, it won't be first in my rotation because it doesn't hurry along dry time and well, kids. BUT--it sure does leave a beautiful, shiny finish on my nails and seems to make my manicure last a couple of days longer. WIN!

Ok, so what products have you tried lately?! SPILL!

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