Somehow, March ended. And it came in like a lion, out…also like a lion. The mystery still remains: where is springtime? I already brought home all my winter coats and boots, in hopes of coaxing spring out, but no such luck yet.
Regardless, I have a few favorites from this month, starting with Yogi Teas. Before Spring Break, I bought the DeTox Tea, in hopes of cleansing before break. I don’t know how cleansed and toxin-free I am, but I do know that it tastes delicious. Next I bought the Blueberry Slim Life Green Tea, maybe a little in hopes of it slimming, but mostly because blueberry green tea just sounded so good. I love both of these, especially because on each bag tag, there’s a little inspirational quote. Plus, they taste fantastic.
While in Florida, Bridget and I spent an afternoon at Downtown Disney, where we stumbled upon Basin. We spent, like, an hour in there, touching and smelling everything. I walked away with the Oatmeal Facial Soap bar and Egg Noggin’ Conditioner bar. While I’m kind of confused by the conditioner bar, I absolutely love the facial soap. It is extremely gentle. When my face was burnt and peeling off (gross) this didn’t sting or irritate it at all. Plus, since it’s a solid, it’s easy to buy one block, and then break it in half so I can keep one in my shower and one by my sink for when I wake up in the morning.
I wrote here that I didn’t like the makeup remover I got from The Body Shop, and after I ran out of that, I turned to trusty Boots No. 7. I got the Boots Botanics All Bright Soothing Eye Make-up Remover. In the bottle, it’s separated into two oils, and before I use it I shake it up. I just pour a little into my hands and rub it all over my face, especially my eyes, and then I use a little water to suds it up. I either rise it off in the sink, or if I’m about to shower, I’ll do it there. It’s gentle and doesn’t sting, it doesn’t have a smell, and it completely removes my makeup, even waterproof mascara.
Speaking of waterproof mascara, I officially moved on from my They’re Real from Benefit. I loved how that mascara made my eyelashes look full and thick, but it weighed them down, and when I wore it, my lashes wouldn’t hold a curl. I did a lot of research, and finally decided on the Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara. It’s perfect: it adds volume to the base of my eyelash, holds the curl and stays on all day. I bought it at home, because for whatever reason, it was $3 cheaper there??! I’m converted.
A few months ago, Bridget was shopping at Saks Off Fifth, and a few little Stila kits were buy one get one free, so she asked me if I wanted one, and I chose the Sensational Eyes Set, which comes with two eyeshadows and a mascara. The mascara was okay, but what I really like are the eyeshdows. The colors are Seashell and Burgundy, which are, respectively, a shimmery light pink, and a matte brownish-red. I brought them to Florida with me, and they were ideal. The pink is subtle enough for day-to-day wear, and it’s easy to blend in the Burgundy color for some depth. This little palatte is perfect, much simpler than toting my huge Naked 3, and always worrying about it cracking.
The first night in Florida, due to a number of issues, Bridget and I had to stop at Walgreens on our way back from dinner. While allergy medication and band-aids topped our list, we got held up by the makeup, as usual. I had been eyeing the Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink for some time now and finally bit the bullet and bought some. It’s the perfect bright pink color for spring, and adds a tiny amount of shimmer/glow, which is especially pretty for nighttime.
The Wednesday before Spring Break, I decided to pop into the nail salon across from my apartment for my first set of gel nails. I’m a little crazy about keeping my nails painted and not having chips, and I knew vacation would be the best time to test this manicure. It stayed on for just under two weeks after I got it, with absolutely no chips or anything. It was easy and I loved it. My nails looked great and I didn’t worry for a second about them looking gross. I’ll be getting another one before Senior Week (TEARS) for sure.
For music, I’ve been loving Paramore. Weird, right? I heard their new single “Ain’t It Fun” on the radio at home, and ever since I’ve been re-visiting. Hayley Williams’ voice is just the best. You can see all the music I’m listening to lately here. Speaking of which, I’ve pretty much switched my alliance from Pandora to iTunes radio to Spotify. A little late here, but I really do like Spotify better, especially since you can make it play the song you actually want to hear. Crazy, right?
Finally, my last favorite is New in Town, John Mulaney’s stand up comedy special on Netflix. If you have not seen this, you need to. I’ve seen it three times already. I cry laughing every time. It’s amazing. Every last joke he tells is hilarious and so relatable, not to mention how quotable it is. It will never get old. Kudos to Erin and Kara for making me watch it. I’m new in town, and it gets worse.
April is my last (full) month at Fordham and reality is sinking in. Up until now I swore I was ready to graduate, and now I don’t want to go. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and I can’t wait for the rest of the year.