March Beauty Favorites

March Favorites Kindly Unspoken

Happy 1st Day of April Everyone! Hope you have an awesome weekend planned ahead! I took yesterday and today off to spend some extra time with my kindergartner while he’s on spring break, and to do a little spring cleaning. There’s something so amazing about de-cluttering and organizing the home, I don’t know what it is…

Onto my 5 Beauty Favorites for this month!

NYX HD Blush (1)

NYX Powder Blush in Flamingo, $2.50 NYX

I’ve been using this product for awhile, but considering it is one of my most frequently used blush colors I figured it was worth mentioning. Not only is the pigmentation in this product, awesome, but it’s so silky on the skin and has great blendability to make the color as bold or as subtle as you want.

NYX offers powder blushes in numerous colors so if Pink Flamingo isn’t your thing, definitely check out some of their other shades on the website.

NYX HD Blush (2)

LA Colors Lip Gloss (1)

L.A. Colors High Shine Shea Butter Lipgloss in Mingle, $4.99 L.A. Colors

I picked this up on a whim when I noticed it on an end cap in K-mart one day, but ya’ll this color is stunning! It almost has an iridescent look to it, and makes the lips appear really full and colorful.

If you all have been following me for awhile, you’ll remember I reviewed the L.A. Colors Lip glosses back around Christmas time in this post. I definitely think L.A. Colors is a company to watch out for, as they keep releasing more and more awesome products, and so far I’ve been super impressed with their lip products.

LA Colors Lip Gloss (2)

Vaseline Lips (1)

Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter, $3.99 Target

I picked this up because so many beauty bloggers had been singing this product’s praises, and I must say I was not disappointed. It definitely helps moisturize the lips and it smells ah-mazing! I think they also sell this item in a couple other flavors so if you’re not into cocoa butter they do have other options.

I also love that this product now comes in a tin so you can easily pop it in your purse and keep it with you while on-the-go. If you’re frustrated with chapsticks, I would recommend giving this product a try!

Vaseline Lips (2)

Rimmel Good to Glow (1)

Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighter in 001 Notting Hill Glow, $4.00 Wal-mart

This is such a pretty liquid highlighter and gives your skin a nice looking glow. You’ll notice in the swatch below it has a really pretty shimmer to it, and although I applied it liberally to capture the product a little better on camera, it’s actually pretty subtle once it is blended.

The way I use this product is by applying a tiny dot on the back of my hand and using a small stippling brush I apply it on the top of my cheekbones, nose, and brow bone. I can definitely see myself using this product more and more in the summer months to come.

Rimmel Good to Glow (2)

Equate Whitening Strips

Equate Beauty Xtreme Whitening Wraps 7 Day System, $14.97 Wal-mart

I’ve been using this product for a couple of years now and I thought it was worthy of mentioning in my favorite products. I used to use Crest Whitening Strips but let’s be honest they’re pretty pricey, so one day when I was in Wal-mart I stumbled across these and the price was significantly less than Crest. I thought to myself, “why not?”, and after using them I was so impressed!

They definitely whiten your teeth and they’ve never made my teeth feel sensitive like some of the Crest Strips did. I use these products about every 6 months for the full 7 days to whiten my teeth and they do a great job of keeping my teeth bright and white. Highly recommend!

Music I’m Loving at the Moment

Check out these songs if you love great music…

Kelly Clarkson- Piece by Piece

Kelsea Ballerini- Peter Pan

Alessia Cara- Wild Things

Meghan Trainor-NO

Have a lovely weekend everyone!- Cara

Linking up on Family Fun Friday, Flaunt it Friday, Pretty Pintastic Party, That Friday Blog Hop, Dare to Share Saturday, Saturday Sparks, and No Rules Weekend Blog Party


  1. What great shares, Cara! I love that everything is so reasonably priced πŸ™‚ I love highlighters, so I’m definitely going to try Rimmel’s Good to Glow.

  2. YAS! Those Vaseline Tins are where it’s at. I love mine so much. I love that I can see results right away.

    1. I agree Summer! I was really impressed with how well it works at keeping the lips moisturized! πŸ™‚

  3. I have used Vaseline on my lips for years, but have not tried their new lip products! So funny! That highlighter looks amazing… I need to check it out! And I’m so glad you posted about the teeth whitener! I just bought some Crest strips but they are expensive! I need something when these run out…

    1. You should try the new lip tins, they are awesome! Crest works well, but they can get so pricey- the equate ones work great too!

    1. Isn’t it gorgeous? Wasn’t even intending to buy makeup that day, but you know how that goes..haha πŸ™‚

  4. So fun! Love that LA lip color. I just bought a top in that color today so that would go perfect! I love your posts like this as you have such an eye for beauty products! I hope you have a wonderful weekend beautiful!!

  5. I’m getting those whitening strips! I didn’t know Walmart had their own version because yeah the crest ones are really pricey. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  6. Love that vaseline cocoa butter! I have so many chapsticks, but I just keep buying them and this one was awesome. That lip color is so great too! Thanks for sharing all your favorites πŸ™‚

  7. Love that blush and lip color!!! Vaseline has my favorite lip products, the rosy one is my favorite. Though I haven’t tried the new one since they put it in a tin. I have the mini regular container ones.

    1. That’s two people now that have told me to try the Rosy one, so it’s definitely on my list next! Glad to hear it works so well! πŸ™‚

  8. Great list of beauty products! I want to try the NYX blush, such a beautiful pink color. Also the cocoa butter Vaseline lip therapy is calling my name!

  9. I’m really digging Meghan Trainor’s “No” too, it’s so catchy! I haven’t tried the Vaseline lip balm, but it seems like a great product, esp if you’re somewhere cold!

  10. Oo I need to check out those whitening strips, I use the crest ones, but I didn’t like the sensitivity. I’ll need to check out the nyx blush, love their products!

    1. That was me, they made my teeth super sensitive, but I haven’t noticed any of that with the equate ones! Have a great weekend!

  11. I keep meaning to do a favorites post. I’ve gotten some awesome stuff in the past few months.

    Happy Friday!

    1. You should! I love these types of posts on blogs because it helps in knowing whether or not products are worth trying out or not. Have a great weekend!

  12. Oh I need to check out that Coca butter lip therapy stuff! I’m always looking for a good lip moisturizer. Happy weekend to you!

  13. That NYX blush is gorgeous, I love the brand but have never tried a blush from them…going to have to change that! Have you ever tried the Vaseline Rosy Lips? That is holy grail status for me, it’s amazing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend beautiful! XO -Kim

    1. No, I haven’t but that sounds awesome! Will have to give it a try next time! Have a great weekend, Kim! πŸ™‚

  14. Okay I have to try that lotion and lip color! Your blog is so cute I love it πŸ™‚

  15. Love this post! I am always looking for new beauty finds πŸ™‚ I love that cocoa butter too…so amazing! I want to try that lip color, perfect for Spring!

    1. It works great, Jacquelyn! I noticed a difference in my lips after just one night of applying them before bed. My lips get so dry in the winter time so I love finding products that actually work.

  16. great girl! i def need to try those lip balms and that blush is gorgeous! so glad i came across your blog!

  17. I was wondering if the store brand whitening strips worked as well as the name brand versions. I’m glad to hear that they do – and you have a fabulous smile to prove it!

  18. I’ve always been afraid to try the whitening strips because of sensitivity – I may need to check these out.

    I love those Vaseline lips balms in the little tins. So easy to throw in a purse.

    That blush is a perfect SPRING COLOR

    1. I haven’t noticed any discomfort at all, which is awesome because the Crest Strips did make my teeth a little sensitive. & yes the blush is so pretty for spring!

  19. Great list of favorites, Cara! I will definitely check out that teeth whitening system you mentioned! I will admit that I have always been turned away from teeth whitening because it is so expensive, but you found a great inexpensive product! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank-you! The equate strips work great and you seriously notice a difference after only using them for a couple days. πŸ™‚

  20. I’ve wondered about other teeth whitening products than Crest. Thank you for sharing it, because I could use some whitening! By the way, saw your new hair style and color! It looks fabulous on you! πŸ™‚

    1. Aw thank-you Erin! πŸ™‚ The equate strips work excellent in my opinion, and it doesn’t take long to notice a difference-which is great!

    1. My target is almost always sold out of everything good in the NYX line, but they have the best blushes! πŸ™‚

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