Friday, March 21, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Things || March + A Giveaway

Can you believe that the month of March is nearly over? It feels like just a short while ago I posted my February favorites and it's already time for another post! Did you enjoy last month's post? Did you try anything from that post? I'd love to hear you thoughts :)

1. Like I told a friend of mine, I am guilty of opening new lip products (balms, tints, etc) without finishing the ones I've already started. As a result, I now have 6 or 7 lip products open that I'm rotating and/or combining in an effort to finish them off! This month, I've used my CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in #235 Tru Luv. Can I just point out how ca-ute the packaging is?!? No, but seriously, I really enjoyed this lipslick :) I usually get nude to lightly tinted lip balms and this particular color was a winner for me. It's sheer but has a slight pink-ish hint which I personally love. It's also glossy but not oily looking. I've worn this lipslick almost everyday this month (and have reapplied!) and something I've come to love is the smell! #IsThatWeird? It smells fruity! I'm actually wearing this as I write this post :) 

2. This month, I've also focused on taking better care of my skin. I've washed my face everyday, several times a day and after each wash, I now apply my Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner. Initially, I was worried that a new product, though it was all-natural, would irritate my already sensitive, acne-prone face. I was pleasantly surprised that that wasn't the case! I feel like this toner hydrates my skin while leaving it feeling fresh and truly brightened!

3. During a recent trip to Costco, we picked up a variety box of Special K Cracker Chips. The box came with three different flavors - Sea Salt, Sour Cream & Onion and Southwest Ranch- but my personal favorite was Sour Cream & Onion. I like a snack ever so often, but since the New Year, I am trying to limit my snacks and make all around smarter choices. These chips are under 100 calories (not that I'm counting!) and taste great! 

4. I've been a fan of TOMS shoes for a long time! I liked the popular canvas slip-ons, but recently, I looked at the other styles and I am loving their Correa Sandals. I haven't ordered a pair yet, but I love the effortless style of these sandals. They're dressy and casual at the same time! My favorite fun prints would be the Navy Geometric or the Multi Geometric. They remind me of spring and boy, oh boy, am I ready for spring!

5. Last month I talked about the VSCOcam app but this month, a new fave is the Afterlight app. It's $0.99 but to me, its totally worth it! I started using my Afterlight app more frequently because for some strange reason, my VSCOcam wasn't working. Every cloud has a silver lining, huh! There are a ton of filters that are just gorgeous! Another cool thing about this app is the shape overlay tool. You can overlay your pictures with regular shapes (circles, triangles, hexagons) but also with letters! My favorite is obviously "K" :)

I hope you enjoyed this month's installment of A Few Of My Favorite Things! For this month's giveaway, one lady will win either a Cover Girl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in #235 Tru Luv OR Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner! She gets to choose! All you have to do to enter is tell me what skin products you love? What keeps your face looking lovely and clear? (Giveaway open until 3/28. Must live in the USA)
(Disclaimer: The items in this post were not selected or mentioned for review)


  1. Hey Kianna! So I use different products from Burt's Bees to cleanse and moisturize my face, and I love the fact that it's natural and rather gentle. And their chapstick is AMAZING!! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  3. Hi Kianna, I try to wash my face every day... And sometimes I put a natural face cream on, but otherwise I keep it natural. :) I'd love to win the lip balm! ~Chloe

  4. I just have to say that when I saw "Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner", I thought it was some type of shoe freshener to keep your socks--and your feet--smelling clean. It turns out that it's a product for the face. Figures:-)

    Besides soap, facewash, and exfoliaters, I'd have to say one of my favorite face products is toothpaste. Yes, toothpaste. If you have an unusually large pimple, just apply this baby the night before and (in my experience) the pimple will either be reduced or halted in its spurt of growth;-)

    Thanks for offering the giveaway! I do believe I'm interested in the lipslick.


  5. I have recently found a neat facial cleanser that I'm LOVING! It's the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay that I received a sample size bottle of in a beauty subscription. I've been using it daily, and love how it cleans my face. I love how it's a foaming cleanser, and how the formula does a good cleaning job without leaving my skin feeling tight or shiny because the formula is overly harsh and removes too much natural oil, if that makes any sense. Even though the full sized bottle price is a bit expensive, I love the formula and would probably purchase a full sized bottle.

    I've heard a lot about the Covergirl Lip Smoochies, and have wanted to try them for some time! I love the color you own! I'm all for colors that aren't completely non-visible or nude, but have just enough color to be natural and feminine, and think that color is perfect for this effect! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one! Have a lovely day!

  6. By far my favorite cleanser has been the Body Shop scrubs. My face feels super clean and soft after using it:)

  7. I don't hardly ever use face products except I do love Aveenos lotion for my dry skin!
    Also, I did get a Baby Lips because you recommended them all the time, and I love it!!
    p.s. I am totally the same with never finishing a lip balm or lipsticks! ;)


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