March 20, 2014

February & March Favorites

I'm catching up on schoolwork today, so in the meantime I thought I'd share some recent favorites of mine...
March favorites

Favorite things from the past couple of months...
  1. The tea I've been consuming lately is Tazo's Wild Sweet Orange (herbal). It's lovely, and meshes lovely with my coconut oil sweetener. Then, other day, I was in Whole Foods (a dangerous place for my wallet), and of course there was a free sample stand for Suja cold pressed juice, and of course it tasted great and I loved it, and of course they happened to be handing out coupons, and of course I justified spending $3.50 on this one small bottle of juice, and of course I think that's all crazy with my college budget. And of course I recommend it as well.
  2. The new Disney movie Frozen was my favorite from last year. I had the DVD on pre-order and have been counting down the days for it's release this week! You should probably go watch it if you've yet to see it, since it's now one of the best Disney princess movies EVER.
  3. I caved and used some of my extra Christmas money to pick up a new eye shadow palette. Several things I look for in a good palette: blendability, good pigment, staying power (I like to do my makeup once in the morning and have it stay put all day), and versatility, and by that I mean if I'm spending a pretty penny for a higher-brand, I better be using it frequently. Too Faced put out their Chocolate Bar Palette a couple months ago, and it does all of these things. Plus it smells like chocolate too in the palette, which how could you go wrong, right? I've used this pretty much every single day since getting it, so needless to say, I love it. The second makeup item is the L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara. It's great if you're like me and like wetter formulas with your mascara. Plus it feels lightweight on; no weighed down, clumpy-sticky feeling when it's dry.

What happens when you magnify sand by 250 times? This awesomeness-wowness that's what.

Playing on my iPod lately: Sara Evans and Dave Barnes have new albums out that I love and have had on replay for days on end now, the Silver Trees (Free download can be found on their site at the moment), Marie Hines, and Royal Wood.


Now it's your turn! Share with me some of your favorite things lately in the comment section below!

*March Favorites Image Sources: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette / Frozen / L Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara / Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea / Suja Juice: Blue Dream


  1. Great list, Natalie! I like your make-up palette - look so pretty. (Ooo! And I'll have to check out that L'Oreal mascara.) Right now I usually focus on my mascara/eyeliner and go without eye shadow but now and again I will play with it, trying to find what looks best.

    Hello, Frozen! Love that - I had it pre-ordered too but got it at the store instead. Then, of course, yay for Sara Evans! Still have to nab her album. :)

  2. Downloading Silver Trees as we speak! And Louis and I just saw Frozen!!! I wanted to hate on the hype but it's really sweet. As always, there were some undertone themes I didn't agree with (feminist agenda to the max blah blah blah) but overall, I enjoyed it. I sort of miss the cartoon animation of the old days though.

    I have yet to find the perfect mascara for me :(

    Now, on to my favorite things:
    - Buying a new camera lens
    - Finishing a book I've been reading for almost 8 months now (!!!!!!)
    - Cold milk + Ovaltine have become my favorite night time drink (I know, I'm like age 4)
    - I'm obsessed with fine point pens. Obsessed I tell you!!!!!!
    - Listening to All Apologies by the band Happiness. It's on repeat, non stop.

    1. Huh... I didn't really see any feminism themes in the movies, but maybe that's just me. If we ever sit and watch it together you'll have to point them out to me =)

      Ovaltine?! Yep. You're a four year-old (lol). And I do love a good fine point pen for sure!

  3. Aloe Blacc. just, aloe blacc. he's got a jazzy feel and well. i have him on repeat. Chasing, Can You Do This and I Need A Dollar, specifically.

    and coconut juice. all the time. every day. like it's going out of style. paired with greek yogurt and some fresh blueberries it's like, what more do i need in my life? HA. but really.

    1. Those sound yummy! I was on a brief coconut water kick... like I said it was brief. Is that different than coconut juice?

  4. Tazo tea... mmmmm I just got some green tea with mint and regular black tea for my keurig at our local discount store. For the win!!! We got one box of each to try and I'm obsessed! Definitely going back to stock up on more!

    My other favorites have been my new anchor earrings I got at Franchesca's. Currently reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp... LOVE it! :)

    1. That's such a great book Jess! Hope you love it!

  5. FROZEN!!!!...Sorry, I have a problem. My sister and I went out a bought it Tuesday and have been watching ever since. It's so precious.
    Thanks for sharing these awesome favorites! One of mine this month is Susie Finkbeiner's 'Paint Chips'. Check out the novel if you get a chance!

    1. I know. Don't ask me how many times I've watched in the last 48 hours.


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