Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens, MARCH Favorites

Hey Beautiful Friends! I always share my favorite beauty products and new buys on my Instagram story, but I get a lot of questions about my favorite new things that I’m using. I’m one of those people that puts things into heavy rotation. Even if I find a foundation I LOVE, I still want to try new things! I just picked up a new foundation that I’ll link below and a few other products that I’ve bought and used just this month!

In the photo above you see that little pink bottle that says Joy! That’s my favorite Essential Oil from www.youngliving.com I sometimes wear it as perfume, or apply it to my pressure points when I need emotional balance or an uplifting! It’s a perfect mix of Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Geranium, Lemon, Tangerine, Coriander, Jasmine and Rose and it is divine! For more information about EO’s email me in Ask Mariah!

I’ve been super into using gel nail polish because I don’t have time to paint my nails every few days. But Chanel Nail Colors have totally saved me in between manis! It lasts really long, doesn’t chip easily and is so shiny! I love classic colors black and light baby pink.




I’m super excited about the two things in this photo above! I use Nars Foundation and LOVED it but I’ve heard incredible things about Smashbox also! This Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation is so yummy. It doesn’t feel heavy, it gives good coverage and leaves my skin glowing after I take it off! I use shade 2.3.  http://www.smashbox.com                                                                                           I also shared that I picked up these brushes from Urban Outfitters! BH cosmetics 10 Piece Sculpt + Blend 2 Brush Set. Incredible for contouring and blending, they’re super soft and I love them! The best part? $20! http://www.urbanoutfitters.com 

If you’re not on that Kylie Cosmetics budget, I’ve got you! I remember my mommy wearing milani lipgloss since I was little, and I found this in the drugstore the other day! It’s their Amour Matte collection! Sold in drugstores I find this formula to be very pigmented and it dries in place without completely drying out my lips! This is shade Covet which is very similar to kylie’s Candy K!

Next I’m loving this Charlotte Tilbury mascara, Legendary Lashes! I have it in Black Vinyl. The only thing I don’t like about this mascara is that it’s very wet. I would definitely suggest getting the waterproof formula! http://www.charlottetilbury.com/us/legendary-lashes-volumizing-mascara.html

Okay! So my last products aren’t beauty products – but they are making my house beautiful! I love cleaning my house but I refuse to use any classic cleaning products filled with chemicals (sorry mom), so of course Mrs. Meyers is my favorite. For Spring they came out with a seasonal scent, Peony and it’s the very best thing I’ve ever smelled! It feels like I’m cleaning with the most beautiful perfume and I’m going to Target today to buy 10 more bottles so I can have it all year! I bought the Dish Soup, Multi-Surface Cleaner AND I have the Hand Soup and Hand Lotion on our bathroom sink. I can’t urge you enough to go buy this right now! So good! 

I’ll be sharing each month my favorite products I’ve been using and finding that month! For any suggestions, ideas or questions comment below! All of these products are shared because I’ve used them and loved them! (no sponsorships). If you buy and use any of these let me know what you think! XO Mariah!




Thanks for sharing. Going to try some of those products too! Love your blog.

Jordin Chaney


Mrs. Rideau,
Thank you so much for all of your posts. I’m a young wife as well and you’ve saved me a lot. Thanks for the recipes!!! Your family is in my prayers.

Kayla Quigley


Could you do your hair care products in your next post. My hair is very similar to yours and I would love to know what you are using! Thanks!



I love the Milani Clear Eyebrow Shaping! I did Microblading and it’s perfect to just keep them clean and in place and affordable. Want to try this lipgloss now!

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