We are well into April but March was a great month for favorites and I thought I would share them with you. I did a bit of traveling in March and these were the things that stuck with me throughout the month. They range from beauty to music and books, so hope you find something you enjoy. Here we go:
1. Travel: I find it difficult to explain my love for travel and why it’s so important to me, maybe I’ll do a separate blog post on this in the future, but for now let’s just say this is always a favorite a mine. This month especially has been a great month for travel. It started off with a spontaneous girls trip to Daytona Beach, Florida and ended with visiting my sister in Spain while she studies abroad (Spain photo diaries coming soon!). I have not traveled this much in such a short amount of time since my college days and honestly it felt exhilarating. It was amazing to get to explore new places and interact with different people. It’s no secret I love traveling to Europe and Spain is a country that I have not traveled to much, I visited the town of Valencia back in 2011 and that was it. This time around I got to explore Madrid, Ibiza, and Toledo; they were all beautifully amazing. The best part was being able to travel with one of my sisters who is currently studying in Oviedo, Spain. I know many are not as fortunate to have the luxury to travel to wherever they desire; I am beyond grateful to get the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and discover new places and I definitely do not take that for granted. And as much as I love New York City, it’s always great to get a break from it.
2. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara: I don’t think I've ever loved a mascara this quickly; usually I test it out a few times before I make my decision, but with this it was instantaneous. This mascara quickly became a holy grail product after just the first use (and that’s saying a lot since I consider myself a mascara junkie). It’s rare when a mascara does exactly what it claims on the package, so imagine my surprised when it thickened, lengthened, and volumized all in three coats or less! It’s also smudge-proof which is always a plus. Literally can’t say enough great things about this, you must give it a try!
3. Know-It-All album by Alessia Cara: Mostly known for her single “Here”, Alessia Cara's debut album was released in the fall of 2015. A friend of mine was raving about how great her album was and I thought why not give it listen and I am glad I did. Even though she is only nineteen, I find that her music has a level of awareness and sense of self that is beyond her years. A few of my favorites from the album are “Overdose”, “Scars to Your Beautiful”, and “River of Tears”.
4. Arrow Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm: This product is from the new Birchbox brand Arrow Boost, this range was designed for the person that is constantly on the go and need products that are effective and fuss-free. As the name suggest it’s a moisturizing lip balm that enhances the color of your lips. The more you apply it the darker the stain gets which I find to be really cool. I received this in my monthly Birchbox and it’s a product I will definitely repurchase.
5. The Amazing Race - Season 28: I know of this show, but I never actually followed a full season, that was until they announced that season 28 will be filled with social media influencers. Ever since the season aired in late February I have been glued to the screen every Friday night to watch who will survive the challenges. Since I already had an idea or followed some of the people that would be contestants, it made it that much more fun to watch every week. As much as I adore some of the contestants, I am definitely #TeamTylerandKorey
6. A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of the Tragedy by Sue Klebold: This is honestly one of the most heart wrenching books I have ever read. It is written by Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the shooters in the Columbine High School tragedy of 1999. She shares her journey as well as taking a deeper look into mental health and its significance with the help of field experts. I constantly found myself with tears in my eyes while at the same time getting better understanding of how society views these tragedies and the effect it has on everyone involved. I will say it is a mentally heavy book to read, it takes you through different emotions all throughout, so do keep that in mind when picking this up. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues*. I highly recommend this memoir.
Be sure to let me know what were a few of your March favorites and if any of them are also turning into April favorites.
*Taken from Amazon.com