Happy April! Its been a long while since I did a monthly favorites post. In March I definitely had a few items I reached for more frequently than others and wanted to share them with you here. I’d love to know what you’ve been loving lately in the comments below, too : )

March Favorites 2015

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Wash
This smells so delicious!! It is 100% vegan and cruelty-free and is scented with natural and essential oils. It smells like a blend of warm creamy vanilla and toasted coconut. It makes me dream of the beach and warm exotic places. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all and feels rich and luxurious. I just finished it yesterday! Luckily, it is just $10 to replace.

Spa Technologies Age Defense Luminous Eyes
I mentioned this recently in my post about winter/sensitive skin care and am still completely in love with it. For me, this is the eye cream to beat.

Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon
I’ve been using this for about two months now, maybe a little longer and it has become my favorite under-eye concealer. It is so fast and easy to use – you just draw out where you want to conceal or even do some contouring and then blend in with fingertips. I love the crayon format! I It is great for quick touch-ups too and I bring this with me everywhere I go. The formula is creamy, blends easily, and has moisturizing argan oil in it. I’m the lightest shade (fair 1).

Nudus Lipsticks
Just wrote a review on these yesterday and they were definitely my go-to lipstick this past month. So in love. ‘Just like Jade’ pictured above.

Julep Polish in ‘Ming’
I reapplied this like 3 manicures in a row which says a lot because I hardly ever do that. It is a gorgeous lavender jelly that looks so pretty and fresh. I got this in my March box, which I actually got for free because I’d accumulated enough ‘jules’ (points) to get a free box. If you aren’t familiar with the Julep Maven box, you can join here and get your first box free! Their spring colors are so pretty!

Natural Calm
I learned about this from one of my favorite Youtubers Shannon Sullivan, and am so glad I tried it. I struggle from anxiety, but March was a tough month in particular as I flew to NJ to attend my grandmother’s funeral. I made sure to get the packets so I could take these with me. I pour one packet into a small mug of hot water and after its done fizzing, I stir and enjoy the milk lemon raspberry flavor. It works to restore healthy magnesium levels in your body and balance your calcium intake – resulting in natural stress relief. 70% of American women are actually magnesium deficient. It does’t make you immediately tired or anything, but I do feel a gentle calm…just more balanced after drinking and it is especially good when winding down at the end of the day or before bed. I believe it also comes in a non-flavored version.

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