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Leah’s March Favorites

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Leah march favorites

It’s finally spring, and that means it’s time to come out of our dark, cold little bear caves and embrace the sunshine.

As much as I love this time of the year, I’ve been a plant victim. Specifically, I’ve been victimized by pollen. If it wasn’t for my friend Benadryl, I probably would have already sneezed myself to the grave. Those plants want me dead.

Despite my (not-so-little) pollen problem, there are a bunch of things I’ve been loving this month, and I thought I’d share them here. As usual, zero percent of these products are sponsored. Nada!

1. Face and Skincare

March favorites dove olay dry shampoo bodywash

Here’s a secret for you: I don’t wash my hair every day. And neither should you, because that’s way too harsh on your hair and scalp. It dries out your scalp, your hair creates more oils to compensate, and it’s becomes a crazy, oily, disaster. It’s like an oil spill on your head. Nobody wants that!

In the desert days between washing, dry shampoo is your best friend. For those of you are familiar with dry shampoo, Batiste is a pretty popular brand with good reason. It’s been my favorite for years. However, I’ve been reaching for Dove’s Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo more often. It doesn’t completely mattify your hair like Batiste, but it’s clear instead of white, and also doesn’t have to be worked in. It smells good and adds a ton of volume and texture to second day hair.

Olay’s Ultra Moisture Body Wash is great for shaving. I have sensitive legs that are prone to getting red bumps and ashy patches after shaving, and this product has dramatically cut that down. The scent is amazing as well.

2. Nail Polish

China glaze re fresh mint

St. Patrick’s Day calls for green nail polish. Even though the holiday as passed, if you’re still looking for the minty nail polish at the end of the rainbow, look no further. China Glaze’s Re-fresh Mint is your answer. (How cute is that name?)

3. Fashion Favorites

Gray peplum shirt mint necklace striped backpack

My favorite shirt in March has been this gray peplum one from TJ Maxx, which I snagged for the high, high price of $8. My amazing detective skills were able to see past the marker on the tag to determine this shirt originated from American Eagle.

Why do I love it? It has the feel of a soft t-shirt, but the peplum and keyhole details make it ultra-stylish. It’s neutral, comfy, and easy to wear with anything.

Tjmaxx striped backpack

I just featured this in my last article, but that was written before I had a chance to fully try it out. This nautical backpack has become my necessary sidekick for class. The straps don’t slide off my shoulders. Madden Girl has not let me down.

Black suit cream blouse pumps gold zippers

I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, I was not expecting to see a suit! “

Well, friend, I was not expecting to need a suit either until this past month, when there was a plethora of career fairs and formal events popping up all over campus. Long story short, you’re going to need a black suit in college. Or when you become a secret agent. Whichever one comes first.

H&M offered this suit at an affordable price, and it’s designed perfectly for petite women with shorter legs and smaller shoulders. I also love the gold zipper details on the waist. I plan on doing an article on styling a black suit, so consider this a sneak peek.

4. Favorite Book

Every day by david levithan

If you’re someone who doesn’t read much, Every Day by David Levithan is your book. It’s about someone who wakes up in a different body – you guessed it – every day. It’s innovative, fascinating, and makes you think.

5. I am looking forward to…

Seeing the Maze Runner movie! The entire series was excellent and the trailer looks so good.

I also can’t wait to see Divergentwhich came out last week. I am such a fan of Veronica Roth and the series. Before either movie was out, I read Divergent around the same time as The Hunger Games, and I remember sort of favoring Divergent. But it’s too hard to pick between them. I love all my sci-fi dystopian children.

Tell me what you think:

What are your monthly favorites? What books have you been reading? Any new products you adore? Let me know in the comments below what you’ve been loving this month and what you’re look forwards to in April.

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16 Responses to “Leah’s March Favorites”

  1. 1
    March 25th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Ooh! I need to try the Dove Dry Shampoo! I’m currently using Batiste – I like it WAYYY better than both PSSST and Tresseme, but I’m still looking for the perfect one. My hair is super dark – so the white residue that Batiste leaves isn’t the greatest. Thanks for sharing!

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    March 25th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I really like that blouse you are wearing with that suit. Is it from HM too?

  3. 3
    March 25th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Traci J, I think the Dove Dry Shampoo is your solution. Batiste also has the colored dry shampoos, but even those aren’t really a good hair color match in my experience. I always enjoy reading your comments!

    Kaya, the top is from a mysterious boutique that was in my mall one day and gone the next (crazy, I know). The brand is Mona B, and I am obsessed with this shirt. You can use the store locator at the bottom of the page to find places that sell the brand.
    http://www.monobclothing.com/Topic.asp?c=mp

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    March 25th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    i have to agree, that top is ADORABLE and it looks so soft and comfortable. i’d probably live in that shirt.

    i saw divergent this past weekend and am absolutely in love with the movie. its definitely an accurate portrayal of the book!!!

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    March 25th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Hmm.. I tried that dove dry shampoo a while ago and it was terrible.. I’ll have to try it again. Maybe they changed their formula. If you haven’t tried the suave kind, you should! The kind with a yellow cap. It’s so cheap and amazing!

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    March 26th, 2014 at 6:32 am

    The minty colour is good but when I wearing it in two days, it will be chip. All of my China Glaze polishes have the same issue.

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    March 26th, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I want that nautical backpack! The mint nail polish is so nice! I had been looking for this color for a while but couldn´t find it, thanks!

  8. 8
    March 26th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Another great product from Olay is the Fresh Effects dew over face lotion. It’s kind of in between a gel and lotion because it’s very light feeling. I love to put it on in the morning because it has a cooling effect and makes you feel awake and refreshed. Definitely a good buy!!

  9. 9
    March 26th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Maddie, I do think they’ve changed it this year. I’ve never tried or heard anything about the Suave kind before! My least favorite has been Tresemme’s by far.

    Dennis, which nail polish stays on the longest for you? My nails chip super easily, even with a topcoat and 3 layers. I’m always on the lookout for long lasting polish.

    Katie, that Olay product sounds amazing! I’ll definitely be on the look out for that!

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    March 26th, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I’m a business major and I have to wear suits or business professional/casual wear all the time. I just want to suggest looking into the Limited for your suit-themed article. It’s more expensive than Express or H&M, but the better quality and in-store offerings make up for it. Just a suggestion :-) I definitely can tell the difference in my own clothes, as I have a range of pieces from different stores- it’s nice to have the better made items especially for big-deal things like interviews.

    I really like your stylish suit look- I’m loving the skinny-style work pants that are out right now!

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    March 27th, 2014 at 2:48 am

    I think this is your best “Favorites” post so far, I really like everything you’ve featured, and I LOOOOOVE David Levithan. I was wondering where you got those rings in the grey peplum outfit, and for how much. They look like the best accessory to the grey top, simple and colorful.

  12. 12
    March 30th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Dylan O’Brien in The Maze Runner! <3 also,your taste is fab :)

  13. 13
    April 1st, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    was wondering where your sandals are from, super cute!!

  14. 14
    April 2nd, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Ellen, I love the skinny work pants look as well. Next time I need a suit, I will definitely pop into the Limited! I’m also loving the suits with elbow patches, not so much for interviews but for casual days.

    Aww thanks Jackie! What else have you ready by David Levithan? This was my first book so I’d love to read more. My rings are unfortunately vintage, sorry!

    Thanks Catherine! Never seen Teen Wolf if that’s where you’ve seen Dylan O’Brien, but I’ve only heard good things.

    Andrea, my gold sandals are from Rack Room Shoes. I love them!!!

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    April 3rd, 2014 at 4:17 am

    His most famous is probably Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but I also love Will Grayson Will Grayson which he co-wrote with John Greene.
    Aw, that’s too bad :/

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    April 3rd, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Leah, have you tried shaving with hair conditioner? I just pick up a cheap bottle from the drugstore, and it works great! Moisturizing, and makes shaving easy and fast. Tresseme makes those huge cheap bottles.

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