Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cheeky Checklist: March 2013

My very first post on this blog was January's Cheeky Checklist (a post that now makes the improvement in my photography and blogging skills evident), my version of a monthly favorites list that I post closer to the middle of the month to avoid the deluge of favorites that occur at the end of one month and the beginning of the next.

Though I'm a product junkie through and through, and find myself discovering new products and favorites at what seems like the speed of light I do occasionally have months where nothing stands out. I've been on a "use it up" kick recently, which means that rather than focusing on favorites I've been focusing on practicality. My makeup and skin care routines have been the status quo recently; however, I have been absolutely adoring many blogs so I thought I'd share my recent favorite reads.

A photograph of a writing desk at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France.

Jane of Daly Beauty shares her thoughts on Chanel's newest fragrance launch, 1932. I can't help but be interested in anything Jane might describe as "sexy woods."

I'm still lemming a YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick, and Café Makeup has made it even more difficult for me to decide which color I'd like!

Did I mention I'd like to finally splurge on a Guerlain bronzer in preparation for the sunny summer months ahead? The Beauty Look Book tempts with her swatches of Guerlain's 4 Seasons Bronzers.

Xiao of Messy Wands perfects the butterfly look, and makes me long for the warmer days and blue skies of spring.

Sleep and Water has finally tempted me to take a look at L'Oréal's Shine Caresse Lip Colors!

And last, but certainly not least, both Taylor of My Lucite Dreams and Tiffany of Will Work For Makeup are giving away a Lorac Pro Palette. Visit their respective (amazing!) blogs for a chance to win!