Things I really liked in March 2018

Goodbye March!

I’m not going to lie, March is probably my least favorite month. It’s that awkward month when it’s still very much winter and yet, in the world of fashion marketing, it’s spring. I mean, we just had a snowstorm a little over a week ago!

Nevertheless, some exciting blog related things happened this month. My blog turned one and I wrote about the six things I learned. I buckled up and got real about my spending from last year and decided to start tracking my spending. I also started doing weekend outfit roundups (my first one is here and my most recent one is here). And, last but not least, I did a bit of spring cleaning.

A few life related highlights happened this month too. Vadim and I finally tried the pastries from Supermoon Bakehouse. Their flavor combinations are unique (e.g. matcha lemon croissant) and so incredibly delicious. We also celebrated my father-in-law’s birthday 🎉, where I had alfajores (delicious cookies with roots in South America) for the first time ever. Seems like all my highlights have to do with food 😋.

Finally, in non-food related highlights, I said goodbye to my iPhone 6s and got the iPhone X. This is a big deal since I’m always 2-3 phones behind on the latest model. I usually don’t care but since I use my phone to take all my pictures, it seemed like it was time to step it up. And, I’m really liking it so far.

Now without further rambling, let’s get into my fashion, beauty, and lifestyle favorites.

Fashion Favorites

J.Crew long sleeve tees: I’ve been wearing these nonstop underneath all my sweaters. I have it in gray and off-white. They’re easy, comfortable, and keep me warm. If you’re looking for a basic long sleeve tee, I’d give this one a try.

Everlane cotton sweaters: I’ve also been wearing these on repeat. I got both the navy and gray last March, and they are still going strong. If you’re looking for a comfortable, flattering, and affordable sweater, you might want to check this one out. They come in six other colors, by the way 😉.

AGOLDE straight legged crop jeans (I’m wearing them in the pictures above): I’ve been alternating between my sweats and these jeans. They straight leg cut is ultra flattering, the high-rise is perfect, and they’re getting more comfortable with each wear. What’s not to love

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Beauty Favorites

Glossier Lidstar (my review here): I’m not an eyeshadow person but these make a convincing argument. They’re easy to use, provides a pigmented yet subtle wash of color, and lasts a pretty long time (promises 12 hr wear). If you’re trying to work eyeshadow into your makeup routine for everyday or special occasion wear, I highly recommend giving these a try.

Tata harper cheek and lip tint in the shade “Very Popular” (my review here): Best 2-in-1 product I’ve ever tried. I prefer to use it as a lip tint since my loyalty lies with Glossier cloud paint in “beam” (peachy color). As a lip tint, it gives the perfect wash of color and stays on for about three to four hours. After that, it turns into pretty stain. This is now my go-to lip product.

Laneige lip sleeping mask (my review here): This solved my dry, winter lip problem. It makes getting rid of flakes so easy. No scrubbing required. Just put it on before bed and wake up with soft lips.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Leave in Mask: I got a sample size of this and I love it. I spray about three to four pumps of this into my hand, warm it up, and then apply it on damp, just washed hair. It doesn’t feel sticky and leaves no residue on my hands.  The consistency is similar to a face spray. Once my hair dries, it feels strong and hydrated. I never thought I would describe my hair this way. And, I definitely prefer this over the Briogeo hair oil I raved about in my January favorites. It’s more effective and adds no weight to my hair. I will definitely repurchase this once I’m done with the hair oil.

What my hair looked like after I let it air dry

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Lifestyle Favorites

Ugly Delicious: If you like learning about food and you trust Netflix, then this is a show to watch. The first episode reels you in with pizza. David Chang (founder of Momofuku restaurant group) explores the origins and fusions of food, what authenticity might mean (if there is such a thing), and leaves you thinking and hungry. I found that watching this after dinner was the best thing.

3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: I am still floored by the acting in this movie. Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell deliver incredible performances that will make you feel. This movie touches on relevant social issues in the most blunt yet natural way. I would watch this again just for the acting alone.

Sooo Many White Guys podcastAwkwafina episode. Akwafina is next level funny. She’s a rapper, an author, and an actress with two movies coming out this summer (Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians). I just kept laughing throughout the episode. As an Asian American following a nontraditional career path (her dad wanted her to be a sonogram technician), her experience is relatable and inspirational. My favorite part is when she throws in her two cents as a native New Yorker about gentrification in NYC. A snippet: “Growing up here is a lot different than coming here as an adult with money”.

Trader Joe’s Item(s) of the Month
I couldn’t just go with just one thing this month.

Honey Butter flavored potato chips: You will want to finish the entire bag in one sitting. Correction: You will finish the entire bag in one sitting.

Mochi Ice Dessert: I just realized that this isn’t from the Trader Joe’s brand, but I did discover it there. So it counts, right? Anyway, as someone who doesn’t digest dairy well, I’m so happy that these are dairy free. I picked up the matcha green tea flavor, but the strawberry one is just as good 😋. If you like mochi, you won’t regret it. Also, the interior packaging has this awesome cat graphic on it. I’m not sure how it goes together, but I love it.

What are some of you favorite things from March? Anything I should be watching or reading?

Thanks for stopping by.

See you in my next post!

Sophie 🙂

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