March Favorites

It’s time for my monthly favorites! I feel bad having skipped last month (or did I? I forget) but all that means I’m back with a handful of favorite things I’ve been loving! P.S. did you enjoy yesterday’s April Fools joke? I hope you did! My dad and I enjoyed making it for you all. :) Be sure to check out last year’s April Fools as well–it’s one of my favorites. Click on to see what products I mentioned and where to purchase!

Products Mentioned

Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao fragrance http://sprk.li/Hd9fjd
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair http://sprk.li/Hzq3RP (and my review here)
Sephora retractable waterproof lip pencil in Petal http://sprk.li/HdsFJp
By Terry Baume de Rose http://sprk.li/HCpzOW
Face Stockholm lipstick in Mantra http://sprk.li/H8qRDM
Face Stockholm Picture Perfect Foundation in shade E http://sprk.li/Hzrq39
Avon Care silicone glove protective hand cream http://sprk.li/HLmkBD
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness http://sprk.li/H8fSqm
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds Pieces

What I’m Wearing

Forever 21 top
J Brand pink neon skinny jeans
Juliet & Co necklace
David Yurman jewelry
Michael Kors watch

  • http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com Natasha Fatah

    I love that in midst of all the beauty and fancy products you mentioned a chocolate treat. Very sweet. :)

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

  • http://www.withach.com christin

    i loved that you said “i’m just using this one, straight up!” i love these posts so much! keep em’ coming.

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  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    Everytime you post a new video, I wait until I can sit down with my cup of coffee & watch the whole thing (without being interrupted by my kids)! Love hearing about your favorites – just ordered that “magic serum” and can’t wait to try it…also am intrigued by the Avon hand cream, because I use the Norwegian Formula right now, but am not a big fan of the scent. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      You are so sweet, that comment just made my day. I just pictured you with your cup of coffee and everything! :)

  • http://pixelsandpumps.com Leah

    NEED to try the lip balm! My lips are are always chapped – thanks for the post!

  • http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com Still Blonde after all these YEARS

    Your best video to date. Like the change of venue. Keep pushing yourself. You seem very at ease. Sparkly…!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Thanks Shelley! :) Much appreciated xo

  • http://www.msveve.blogspot.com Verunka Kostrouchova

    Hi, I’m a new-ish reader and this is the first video by you I say & which I’m commenting and I now have a blogger crush:) You seem so sweet & likeable! but damn you (not really), now I’m dying for some chocolate! :)

    I work in a hospital (in a lab though) and my hands get real bad from the gloves so I’ll definitely try out that hand cream.

  • http://dietingfashions.com Helen

    Hi Kristina,

    I’m going to 2 weddings on May 5. And these are out of town weddings, so I’m not going to be able to go a primp in between the weddings. Your Face Stockholm foundation caught my attention. What do you think the hour coverage for that product? I would need it to last more than 12 hours.

    Thank you.

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Helen,

      I think if you make sure to dust with a translucent powder (or mineral veil from bare escentuals etc) the coverage should last 12 hours, but not much more than that. On me it lasted just under 12 hours because i tend to get oily so it got that kind of separated look that foundations tend to look on an oily face after a while. but with proper powder on top you should be 100% perfect!

      xo K

  • http://www.pattyandlo.com pattyandlo

    That advanced night serum is UNREAL from estee lauder – I gave it a whirl after you mentioned it (cant remember which post). I love it. I am a beauty junkie — I also love dr brandt’s time arrest – peptides and moisture and perfection! let me know if you try:)

  • http://nicocobell.blogspot.com/ Nicole

    I’ll have to check out A Discovery of Witches. I did love the Hunger Games and I know what you mean when you’re done with the books you’re kind of like…what now?! I’ve also been hearing about the books for Game of Thrones and I really want to read those books.

  • http://thosegraces.com Courtney

    You definitely got me yesterday! I was so confused!

  • http://www.katiesbliss.com Katie @ Katie’s Bliss

    Gotta try that Estee Lauder night repair! Have you tried their new BB cream? I just got it and I love it! You probably would too!

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  • Heather

    You are always so precious! I may have missed it, but did you continue to adore the Chanel foundation you tested a few months ago? I can’t recall which one it was. It’s time for new foundation and I’m thinking of making my way to the Chanel counter!

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Yes! I still love my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua! :)

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  • http://www.balancedlibra10.blogspot.com the balanced libra

    Yes! I too get depressed when I am finished reading a book (sequel). I am looking for a new book, thank you for the suggestion! I adore the beauty round ups! I especially enjoyed the ‘Getting to glowy/dewy’ vid.

  • http://www.patriceharter.com Patrice

    Hi! I was just thinking, when you post a video including a book will you please include what it’s about? A quick plot summary and who the target audience is would be very helpful and help us decide if we would really care to go out and buy it too. Just an idea :)

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com Kristina

      Sorry, was trying to keep an already long video from running too long. I figure if you guys want to check it out you’ll look it up on Amazon anyway! :)

  • Uma

    I love your blog. Can you tell me what color and brand of nail polish you are wearing in the video?

  • http://www.shoetopia.com Sarah

    The night repair is pretty interesting. I may have to test it out to see how it is. Thank you :)

  • Tomeka Davis

    I am so happy you use Avon products, because I use mostly Avon products because I am a Avon Representative. Also, I work for a Norwegian elderly disabled couple whose lived and is from Norway. Their kids still lives there (Lillehammer) and visits often. I would be happy to send you free Avon Products to sample and try. Just let me know. Last but not least, I am looking forward to reading the book you recommended as well. I really enjoy your website and videos too. Keep them coming. Last but not least, I am so sorry to hear about your kid brother. Sincerely, Tomeka Davis at http://www.youravon.com/tomekadavis.

    • http://prettyshinysparkly.com/ Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thanks so much for writing. I was actually Avon’s Global Brand Ambassador for 2012! Avon is great. :)