Here's a short list of my current favorite things. Some of these are old and others a new purchases that I have fallen in love with. Enjoy!
1. Hunger Games at Target for $8.49: I couldn't resist. I told myself I wouldn't read these books, or I would at least wait until I had seen the third movie but I bought it anyway. How could I not after seeing Stephen King's endorsement on the back cover, he's my fav!! After having it for barely 48 hours I am already 100 pages in. I love this book! I barely wanted to get off the train this morning because I was so into the story. Suzanne Collins paints a very vivid picture of the world Katniss and Peeta live in and I love it. As I read I even find myself comparing the book to the movie and I have to say the movie got a lot of it right. This was an impulse buy, its at least $4 cheaper on amazon but I couldn't help myself. I also haven't bought a paper back in a long time, I usually buy the Kindle version of everything (saves money!) but having a physical book is a nice change.
pillow if need be, it is very soft and the fushia color doesn't bleed. I slept on it with my hair in dry two strand twists and woke up to my hair being perfectly in place, no frizz and plenty of moisture! I most def. recommend this.
3. Wet N' Wild lipstick in colors Cherry Picking #965 & Cherry Bomb #918D: These babies were on Cherry Picking is perfect! Cherry Bomb is giving me that Ox Blood color that has been on trend this fall and winter. Even though spring is coming I would still wear this for a evening out when the weather changes.
4. EOS Lip Balm in Pomegranate Raspberry: I have always been a fan of EOS lip balms. My first was the pink strawberry, followed by the Mint flavor but I think the red Pomegranate Raspberry is the best. This lip balm smells incredible and tastes so good that I often find myself nibbling my lips! I sometimes use this to moisturize my lips, especially before putting on those cheap lipsticks that can dry out your lips. This really helps with that but if you put on too much it can make it hard for the lipstick to stick to your lips.
5. Denman Brush knock off made by Diane $3.99: Usually a Denman can cost you upwards of $8.99, on some sites it can set you back $14! That's too rich for my blood, so I was thrilled when I saw this one at the Beauty Supply store for $3.99! This baby is my best friend. On wet, damp or dry hair it detangles my hair, clumps my curls and it doesn't pull my hair. I love this thing and I love that it was only four bucks! I really can't wait to use it on my hair when it gets longer to see how it defines my curls. I'm not sure how this brush compares to the tangle teezer, which I may eventually try but as of now I am satisfied.
7. Argan Oil about $1.59 at the Beauty Supply store: I really love this little tube of argan oil. They usually carry these at the BSS around my house and they have Tea Tree oil, carrot, grapeseed and many more. I love that it is small, I can carry it with me and it doesn't drip into my bag. I did this a lot this winter because putting a hat on my head would smash down my fro and dry up some of the oils I added to it before I left the house. Having a pick and this oil really helped me refresh my hair in the bathroom at work every morning after pulling that dreadful hat off of my head lol.
8. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner: One thing I have found out being newly Natural is that we spend A LOT of money on products. Even when we have found the right leave-in and curl defining products there is the whole issue of conditioner. Natural hair can be very dry and to combat that we deep condition our hair a lot and when we do we slather that conditioner in, which means that stuff runs out pretty quickly. Instead of going for a natural brand like Shea Moisture and spending $9-$11 on a small bottle of conditioner I decided to try Herbal Essences. They have a much larger bottle and its only about $2.50. I used to use the Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship on my weave and I loved how this conditioner would leave that hair smelling so why not have great smelling natural hair! I love this stuff! So far I haven't had any problems with it not moisturizing my hair enough. As far as I can tell its doing just fine and saving me money!
10. Blackgirllonghair.com is my favorite site right now. I honestly hit up this site at least once a day to learn more techniques for my hair, read about celebs with natural hair and about the controversial topics going on in the world about black people, our hair and culture. I really love the pieces written about girls that are farther along in their journey. Often times they share their mistakes and fumbles during their hair journey, like failed perms, dye jobs and botched attempts at following trends. There is a lot of helpful info here so if you are transitioning or newly natural this could be a valuable tool!
I hope you enjoyed my March favs and that some of them will become your favs!