Monthly Favs: March
Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 After seeing everyone and their mom (including mine) rave about this stuff, I had to give it a whirl. This is not a deep conditioner or a hair mask, it’s a super concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, which reduces breakage and improves the look and feel. Basically you just glob this stuff onto dry, clean hair and leave on for at least 10 minutes (I left it on for a good hour) before rinsing and then shampooing and conditioning as usual. After trying this once, my hair felt amazing! Seriously, this stuff is a game changer for anyone who color treats their hair, uses heat or has damaged or dry hair.
Nécessaire The Body Lotion I’m a freak when it comes to moisturizing. I live in a dry climate so dry skin is a serious issue and I just cannot stand the feel of dry, scaly skin. Plus, we’re into spring now so I want my legs and body to be ready for shorts, bikinis, etc. And I don’t know why, but it’s really hard to find a good lotion. I like mine to be fragrance free, super moisturizing but not greasy, absorb into my skin quickly and be made with clean, healthy ingredients. Somehow this lotion is all of those things AND it’s not too expensive (I mean, yes it’s more than drugstore products but $25 is reasonable in my book).
Greer Top + Drew Bottom I tried this Frankie’s bikini top on last year while in LA and have been dreaming of it ever since. And my motto is, if you are still thinking about something you tried on last year then you should probably go ahead and buy it. So I did. It’s a super cute, easy-to-wear top that looks great even with cut-offs and the color is perfection! I also love these bottoms… a little cheeky, but super flattering. I cannot wait to wear these at the pool this summer.
Cromwell Cutout Western Boot in Black Distressed Suede These are the best booties I’ve found! I actually got them in brown suede a couple years ago and have worn them so much (and get so many compliments on them) I decided to get the black. I love the side slits and metal detailing on the toe, and they have a great heel so I get some height but they are comfortable so I can wear them (and walk in them) all day. They look great with jeans, shorts, dresses… basically everything.
Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub This stuff smells like a tropical vacation and I am very, very into it. Per the directions, you apply this to dry skin (i.e. I stand in the shower and get scrubbing) and then turn on the water and rinse it off. After using this my skins feels so insanely soft. I’m obsessed. Plus, because it’s coconut oil based, it exfoliates while also moisturizing so your skin is left hydrated and smooth.
Baby Foot - Original Exfoliant Foot Peel The whole Baby Foot peel was a big hit a couple of years ago, and when this popped up on my Amazon recommended products (I’ve used it in the past) I decided to try it again and get my feet ready for spring. Yes, your feet will literally look like this, but once the peeling subsides (usually starts about 3 days after the initial application and lasts for around 3-5 days) your feet will look and feel as smooth as a baby’s butt. Plus, although it’s semi disgusting and a little disturbing, it’s actually super satisfying to see so much dead skin come off of your feet. And now is the perfect time to use this before we all start wearing sandals and backless shoes.
Lululemon Free To Be Moved Bra I go to Pilates 5x a week, so I’ve accumulated a decent collection of workout clothes. And while I have plenty of leggings and tops that I love, it’s hard for me to find a sports bra that I like. I love the cut outs on the back and the thicker band beneath my chest makes it super comfy.
Marie Jo Dahlia Vertical Seam Demi Bralet in Natural This is hands down the most gorgeous bralette I’ve ever seen. I love that it’s almost a hybrid bra and bralette so you get the girly-ness and flirty-ness of a bralette, but with the support of an actual bra. It looks so cute with front-tying shirts or tanks where you can see some of the bralette peeking through the sides. And the matching panties are kind of a must, too!
OPI Mod About You I usually avoid pink polish at all costs. I used to wear it religiously in high school (Essie’s Violin was my go-to) but one day I realized it wasn’t a good shade for me and I removed it from my rotation. I love a good nude or white-nude polish, but wanted to step out of my comfort zone a bit this month and give pink another try, crazy right? Mod About You is literally the perfect shade of light, pastel pink. It has enough mauve/rose tones so it isn’t an obnoxious or baby pink. Definitely recommend.
The OA - Season 2 OMG! This was easily my absolute favorite thing this month in general. I was a huge fan of the first season and after waiting over two years for the second season to drop, I have to admit it was absolutely worth the wait. This show is so freaking smart, clever, amazing, mind-blowing and creative… I really could go on and on (and on and on and on) about it, but I won’t. If you haven’t yet seen it please check it out. You’ll be happy you did. I for sure binge-watched this in two days and am now rewatching both the first and second season again.