I know we’re well into April, but I missed doing my March Favorites post and it felt like the perfect post to come back to the blog to. I’m not gonna lie, my time away from all things blogging and reading was really nice, but I also missed it a lot, especially towards the end. When blogging starts to feel overwhelming, less fun and more like a chore or obligation, I highly recommend a blog break. I’ve taken a few in the last 5 years and they always remind me why I love blogging. Anyway, I had quite a few new favorites last month that I’m excited to share with you guys.
I feel like I’ve either gotten…lazier with my makeup lately or maybe I just feel more comfortable in my own skin nowadays. As much as I love the whole process of putting on my makeup while I listen to music (it’s so stress-less and relaxing), I’ve cut down a lot. I can’t remember the last time I wore foundation or eyeliner and most days concealer, mascara and a lip product are all for me. It could also be that the hot weather is making me feel like putting less products on my face. I’ve been loving this $6 ELF Tone Adjusting Primer to smooth my pores and even my skin as well as these Makeup Geek shadows. I have been wearing these two religiously for the last two months. Cocoa Bear (the brown one) on my crease and Prom Night (the Taupe one) on my lid. Add some mascara and my eyes are done for the day. It;s easy and simple but the slight purplish tone of Prom Night really makes my green eyes pop.
These shadows are about $6 a pan and the bottom is magnetic and easily fit in my Z-palettes. Really pigmented, not a lot of fallout and blend nicely. You can get these at makeupgeek.com
Gah, I’m a sucker for good affordable makeup and this ELF primer is soooo good! I’ve used so many primers (I love primers), high end and drugstore and this is one of my favorites. Best of all, you can find it at Target for only $6.
A few years ago, I got vitiligo on the tips of my fingers and on my feet, luckily I am very pale so you can’t really tell but I do have to be very careful with the sun. Since I live in Tucson where most of the Summer averages 110-115 degrees, a hat is vital to me (as well as lots of sunscreen!). I have a hard time finding hats I like but when this Tone It Up hat went on sale ($12) last month, I snatched it up. It’s in my favorite color, it goes with everything and I like the way it looks on me. I wear this everyday for my walks around the lake (even though I go really early). Tone It Up is the workout programs I’ve been doing for the last few months, along with Boho Beautiful. If you guys want fantastic free workouts, definitely check both of these sites. I do a few of their videos every day.
I’ve added weights, dumbells and kettleweights to my workouts thanks to my free Tone It Up workouts (hello baby arm muscles!) and I’ve also started going to Circuit Shred classes at the gym. My hands would hurt with the weights, so my boyfriend got me these awesome Nike workout gloves. They fit my tiny hands and they are padded on the front and so comfortable. And in my favorite color!
I hate cardio. Despise it actually so I always look for new ways to sneak in cardio. I’ve never been a really good jump roper but I wanted to try to add this in between my workouts. Funny story, I actually got really good at jump roping these last few weeks and it wasn’t until my kids and boyfriend pointed it out to me that I realized I was jump roping backwards. Apparently I can’t even do one forward jump rope but I can do almost 5 minutes at a time jump roping backwards. I’ve added 10 minutes of jump roping to my workout routine and omg, it’s killer. This jump rope is awesome, It has 1lbs weights on the handles and it’s adjustable. I had to cut off so much of the rope to fit my 4’10” frame but it gets the job done.
I got a new Bullet Journal! After 7 months in my old bullet journal, I finally ran out of pages so I picked this deep pink color. I’ve been setting it up and I’ve gone with a way simpler approach this time and I love my journal so much. I decorated it this time with stickers, which I think give it a cool touch. I can’t wait to show you guys my new bullet journal spreads and layouts!
I got a new ink for my fountain pen. I’m going with a pink, gray and black theme for this journal (my favorite colors) and I wanted a pretty gray ink for my journal This Diamine Moon Dust was exactly what I was looking for. It’s shimmery and oh so fucking pretty!
A sneak peek at my current bullet journal layouts, I’ve been using this layout for the last two months and it’s so fast and easy but still pretty. I love the additions on the side like the mini calendar, the water intake tracker, self care tracker (to keep track of my mood and productivity levels), meal plans, to buy list and a space to write down any upcoming events. It’s simple and minimalist but it;s not boring for me and this takes me about 5 minutes to do.
That’s it for my March favorites, let me know what books and other non-book related items were your favorite last month!
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