We’re already well into March and as for the tradition with monthly favorites, I’d like to continue to share some of my product and lifestyle favorites. I know, I know, I’m a little behind on schedule but I even hesitated doing a February favorites because I don’t have a whole lot to share, ya feel me?
Unfortunately, I don’t have many beauty favorites to share – I was dealing with a pretty bad eczema flare up so I had to avoid using makeup and even trying new products. It was important for me to stick with my prescription creams to get my skin under control and I’m happy to say that my skin is the best it has looked in a long time! So far this month I have been experimenting with new skin care products so keep an eye for my March favorites, I’ll have MUCH more to share then 🙂
However, I do want to share this liquid lipstick! I was loving the;
I’m not a lipstick gal and never have been (insert pouty face) but I think it’s because I never found something that worked well for me or looked nice with my skin tone. Until, I got this lipstick from a points perk when shopping in-store at Sephora. I hesitated to use it at first but tried it when Justin and I went out to take pictures for the blog and I fell in love! It doesn’t bleed or smear and dries down to a smooth, matte finish. It’s not drying or flaky and I wore it ALL DAY without retouching. It’s now my go-to liquid lipstick for special occasions or going out for drinks, because it doesn’t come off! Want to sip on a drink and still look cute? Get this lipstick. It’s a pricier product at $24.00 but for the quality and wear time, GIRL it’s worth it.
That’s all I have for beauty products from the month of February so let’s move on to some lifestyle things.
Since I’ve been spending more time home, I like to have something to listen to while I clean, write, work or simply bop around the kitchen. Music is great for any occasion but I’ve been particularly hooked on The Minimalists podcasts.
Some of you might have heard of the Minimalists and have probably even watched the documentary on Netflix but for those of you who aren’t familiar with them, the Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus) discuss living a meaningful life with less and discuss the importance on making room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth, more contribution, more contentment. More freedom. Clearing the clutter from life’s path helps us make that room.
It might not be everybody’s cup of tea and there is also some controversy floating around about the film (a quick Google search can yield the comments) but I am so drawn in about the way they speak and their approach to living a meaningful life. If you’re anything like me and really enjoy learning about other aspects of life or simply expanding your mind, then I would HIGHLY recommend listening to them.
Next, and last 😦 In February I was loving this new app;
I was suckered into trying this app from all the fitness YouTubers that have been recently sponsored by them. Lifesum is a personalized health and lifestyle fitness app (similar to My Fitness Pal). It takes your lifestyle goals and health data and creates a plan to help you live better. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or just be healthier, it can help you discover how changing your small, everyday habits can transform your life. I’d like to mention that they are a tech start-up and I’m all about supporting small, start-up companies.
I downloaded this app and even upgraded to the Premium version to make sure I was getting the full benefit and to test it appropriately. I had been completely hooked because it offered something different and refreshing from the standard health and fitness app. The interface of the app is appealing and cute and offers little tips based on your goals which feels more personalized (“you’re going to crave carbs if you’re stressed this weekend, try taking it easy”). If you’re familiar with My Fitness Pal then it’s very similar to that but has more features with a nicer look and feel. However! I will say, as a long time My Fitness Pal user (add me: emilystacey88) it is not as user friendly. So that being said, I have switched back to My Fitness Pal but simply for the fact that it is very user friendly.
If you are someone who wants to try something new or just switch things up then I would recommend trying this app for yourself. I know a lot of people who love this app and I loved it for the whole month of February but I’m also a creature of habit, hence why I switched back to MFP.
And that folks wraps it up for my short list of Monthly Favorites! Again, sorry I couldn’t offer more but I’m already taking notes of the things I’ve been loving this month so I’ll make up for it, promise 🙂
Bye for now!