Must Try Beauty Buys: March

Hey you! We made it to Friday! Do you have any amazing plans? Things are kind of up in the air around here, with recent events, so I am looking for any signs of normalcy. And as silly as it sounds, one thing that makes me happy is playing with and organizing  my makeup. So today I'm sharing some of my favorite products of the month.I hope you'll find some new-to-you faves to try.

Miracle Skin Transformer Face SPF20 will give skin a flawless, airbrushed look in seconds. This 5-in-1 tinted complexion enhancer hydrates, primes, mattifies, enhances, and protects skin in one easy step. The light-weight formula instantly improves skin tone, minimizing the look of pores, fine lines, and pigmentation imperfections. Available in Translucent, Light, Medium, Medium Tan, Tan and Dark. $48 / Available at Kohl’s, Nordstrom and online via www.miracleskintransformer.com, www.kohls.com, www.nordstrom.com and www.ulta.com

Lauren BBeauty Nail Couture’s Nail Perfecter--One coat smoothes out ridges, masks spots or discoloration and leaves a sophisticated matte finish. $ 20.00 LaurenBBeauty.com

Altchek MD--This new skincare line is a fave of celebs with everything under $30

  • DePuff Eye Pads--I loved these before but have really been using them a lot lately and they're great for puffy eyes. You can even use them over makeup for a quick touchup. $20
  • Daily Moisturizer--A light moisturizer suitable for all skin types. I used this when I was back home where it was in the upper 80s! Love that this has broad spectrum spf 30! $20
  • Daily Exfoliating Cleanser--This is a gentle micro-polish with AHA, vitamin C, and Calendula extract. An easy way to get clean skin and exfoliate in one step. $14

Dolce & Gabbana
  • Dolce is a gentle, feminine mix of white flowers introduced by the freshness of neroli leaves and defined by the full-bodied scent of white amaryllis, a South African flower used for the first time ever in scent. The amaryllis is perfectly blended with a unique and opulent combination of white water lily and bold white daffodil creating a classic yet distinctly original floral fragrance. Perfect for spring! $92
  • Aurealux Mask--Features a high-stretch, tailor-fit design and serum-based formula.
    Infused with the exclusive Gold Flavo-silk Tricomplex™ with gold silk sericin, Italian olive oil extract and Vitamin B3, a unique trio of ingredients designed to perfect the complexion, infuse skin with moisture and strengthen skin’s elasticity. Amazing indulgence. $165 for 6
  • Ultra Shine Gloss--A high-shine lip gloss that imparts a dewy glass look in a variety of iridescent finishes and reflective shimmers. 13 gorgeous shades. $31.50
Eylure Naturals--These affordable and easy-to-apply lashes come in a variety of styles. I love the thin bands on these and how they explain the look you'll get from each style. $5.99 at ULTA

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte--Matte lipsticks are usually drying, but not these creamy delights. I want them ALL! These come in 8 shades for $4.99. Look for them at CVS.
Milani Rose Powder Blushes--I blogged about these a year ago when they were limited edition. By popular demand they are back and are permanent! I love them so much I shared them on this post this week. These come in 3 shades (Coral Cove pictured) and you can get them for $7.99 at CVS or online.

Swatches of the Milani lipsticks and D&G gloss.

Zest of Times (lustrous magenta), Flight to See (prismatic plum), Flower Power (baby pink speckled with white and fuchia)
Pictured below: Navy I Do (true blue navy) and Cream Pink (bubble gum pink)

SinfulColors Spring 2015--Get out of that winter rut with the comprehensive collection of 24 bold and vibrant colors including opalescent trend toppers, bright jelly toppers, and specialty glitters. And the best part? Only $1.99 at Walgreens and other mass retailers.
W: SinfulColors.com                                                                                                   
I:  instagram.com/sinfulcolorsprofessional

*samples sent for consideration that are presented with my honest reviews.

Extra Elle:
Charlie is at the dentist today. He was bitten this week by another dog. What a week, y'all. I am looking forward to a boring, peaceful week!


  1. I want to check out the Altchek MD line. Under $30 sounds priced right to me.
    Poor Charlie! Good luck to him with the dentist.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    1. I have been using the Altchek MD line for a few weeks now and it is really working wonders. The prices are just unbeatable as well.

  2. Depuff eye pads should be my best friend....

  3. Eylure Naturals sound great! I've been on the hunt for some new lashes. Hope you're doing alright and that you have a peaceful weekend!

  4. I have never heard of Altchek before but I am intrigued. Especially at those price points! Those lip colors from Milani are so pretty! I have never tried that brand but hear tons of great things! I need to get to CVS!!! Those Sinful colors are gorgeous! Especially that purple one!!! Ahhh so many fun things!

    I hope your doggie is ok. That is so sad :( You had a rough week and I hope that you have a better weekend!

  5. Ahh all of the Milani products look so pretty! I really need to go look at some in store and buy some because they always seem amazing. Hope your dog is okay!!

  6. I also love organizing makeup! I never heard of this Altchek MD, but I love exfoliating and the depuff pads may not be for me, but I have a friend who loves them and I will recommend to her. The Aurealux Mask with gold and silk and a mix of ingredients like vitamin B3 is something I really really want to try! I didn't know about the nail polishes' brand, but everything that has glitter is for me, definitely!

  7. Okay, so, I have to try those lashes! They look so natural!! Annnd the lipstick and blush combo! Loving the purple polishes for spring. This post is making my paycheck burn a hole in my pocket!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Jill @ Capriandcoblog.com

  8. The Dolce & Gabbana bottle is beautiful! I want to get one to put it on display in my bathroom. I really need to try the milani blush, the color coral cove is abosolutely beautiful. I definitely need some new spring colors for nail polish and my eyes are set on the flower power.


  9. Miracle Skin sounds awesome! I’ll have to test some out on my next Nordstrom trip!

  10. I need the depuff eye stuff, or more sleep whichever works! The baby pink speckled polish is so pretty! Hope Charlie is okay, and is recovering well, poor thing.

  11. the Milani colors look beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

  12. The Milani lipsicks look so pretty and so does that flower power polish!

  13. I NEED to try those Milani color statement lipsticks. Everyone raves about them!

  14. Oh no about Charlie, Elle, that's terrible! :-(

    I really want to get my hands on Milani, they are hugely popular all over the blogsphere and I look forward to add some to my ever growing makeup collection.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  15. I hadn't heard of that Altchek line before. I want to check out those renewal pads. I love the way you photographed the lipcolors and the nail polishes.

  16. Thank you for all of the tips! I really want to try those nails!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  17. Love the bright nail colors! I need to get some spring color on my toes! Do you have any recommendations on a sunless tanner?

  18. A lot of great products here! I'm totally obsessed with the Milani lipsticks, they are so so good, the price is perfection and they are totally not drying! I love them so!!

  19. I love the Altchek MD products so good.

  20. I'll take anything to depuff! Poor Charlie, you deserve a break girl. Sending you a big hug!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  21. I am definitely interested in the Altchek MD brand, especially that puffy eye product. Amazing choices Elle.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  22. These are some of my favorite posts that you do! The depuff eyepads sound so nice! And I am on the hunt for a few of the new Milani products-- my drugstores always seem to be sold out sadly. Hope Charlie is doing well!

  23. I totally know what you mean - when I'm stressed or upset I love to organize all of my nail polishes in color order. It's something totally silly but it just makes me happy. These are great picks, I really love those Milani colors. I've not yet tried anything from them but the blush alone is so gorgeous, and the lip colors are great for Spring.

  24. I always love moisturizers with SPF! The Skin transformer and Altchek products sound like they might be good ones to try this summer!

  25. I want to try the Milani Matte lipstick in Naked and I want one of those flower blushes too. I forget which one but it's the least pinky one. I'm waiting on a CVS sale. Great post Elle!

  26. Fun post, thanks for the info! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  27. I love the Milani Baked Blushes, but have never tried that Milani Rose Powder Blush...
    Going on the beauty wish list!

    Sorry to hear little Charlie got bit (again?) What's going on?

    I'm looking forward to a boring, peaceful week as well! I prefer for my drama to come in the form of reality television haha

    Wishing you a peaceful & relaxing weekend :-)

  28. The Milani lipstick cases and that blush look so pretty! I love all of those Sinful color shades! I should clean out my makeup drawer too! Have a wonderful weekend Elle!

    Doused In Pink

  29. i want that flower power nail paint so bad... I want it...and the D&G perfume looks wonderful

  30. I want to try that Milani blush!

    Been keeping you in my thoughts, Elle.

    The Tiny Heart

  31. I seriously need some Milani in my life.

    PS Hope Charlie's ok. And the whole family, of course. XOXO

  32. The nail perfecter sounds amazing and loving all of those lip colors!

    xx 365Hangers

  33. Best wishes for Charlie! That polish looks stunning!!!!

  34. Ooh nice list! Deff a few things I haven't tried but MUST now... Since you said so and all....LOL. Hope your doing well girl. I know this has been a tough few weeks.... Xo

  35. I love the gorgeous matte lippies. You made me want to go find a new pink lippie :)

    By the way, I'd like for you to come over to my blog to see my latest.

    Life in the Fash Lane

  36. Those depuff eyepads look pretty good. I might have to try them.

  37. Those depuff eyepads look pretty good. I might have to try them.

  38. This looks great!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  39. I really want to try the nail perfecto Ive actually been looking for some better nail products so that is perfect! I also have so many sinful colours so you just know i want those as well!!

  40. I'm in lust with those Milani lipsticks! Such vibrant shades--perfect for springtime. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  41. This Sinful polish colors! So pretty! Definitely need to try those depuff pads too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  42. I've been loving your pictures lately! And those lipsticks look awesome.

    7% Solution

  43. I hope Charlie is well on his way to recovery! Sending so many prayers your way!

    I'm loving the new nail colors popping up everywhere! Like I'f I'm walking around with each of my fingers and toes painted a different color, it's because I couldn't make up my mind, they are all so pretty!

    But look how pigmented that dang gloss is. Can't wait to see this on! xo

  44. i could use some of that eye depuffer.
    and all three of those lipstick shades are gorgeous

  45. Thank you for all your suggestions. The Milani lip colors and blush are so pretty and so many gorgeous polishes, too. Thanks as usual, Elle.

  46. Oh no, poor Charlie! And I don't think reorganizing/playing with makeup sounds silly at all--normalcy can be soothing sometimes. I'd love to try those Milani lipsticks, the colors look so rich and pretty!

  47. The Miracle skin sounds like something I could need! Hope you feel better dear! XOXO, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

  48. I really want to try the Miracle Skin Transformer. It sounds like the perfect summer product! I got the Dolce perfume for Christmas, and it smells soooo good!

  49. Hi Elle- sorry things have been so rough for you lately. I hope there is a light at the end of your tunnel soon.

    I love Sinful Colors nail polishes. They have a great variety, and wear well for being SO inexpensive. Sometimes Walgreens even puts them on sale for 99 cents.

  50. A lot of these brands are pretty new to me, but thanks for sharing! I am DEFINITELY not new to the Sinful Color Nail Polishes. Those are SO dangerous...because they're so affordable I could buy them all day long! :-P

    The colors in their spring collection are SO beautiful! I'm really into pastels -- both vibrant and muted -- for spring this year. Will definitely have to look for the displays for these and snatch a few. $2...can't beat!

  51. i am definitely going to try the milani matte colours! thank goodness i found milani through you! :)

  52. I've been thinking a lot lately about my skincare routine and I k now it needs to be better. I think I might have to check out both the Miracle Skin and Altchek lines. Thanks for sharing!

  53. Great blog post. The Altchek MD line is great. I especially love the Glycolic pads.


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