Spring Shopping

Does anyone else sense a theme going on with my blog lately?! SPRING!!! I can’t get enough of prepping for the new season. This weekend I did a little shopping specifically to vamp up my spring wardrobe.

And I am so in love with everything I got…

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I’ve listed the links below in case you are interested in purchasing any of them. All are very reasonably priced and just scream spring to me, XOXO.

Mint Striped Crochet Cold Shoulder Top

Twist Front Bandeau Tankini

AB Studio Crochet Dolman Tee

Filigree Leaf Necklace

Springy Pink Lips

Lately I have found myself reaching for really hydrating, pinky lip shades and think it has something do to with the spring season. Something about a soft and shiny pink lip screams warm weather and sunshine! Here are a few favorites I have been loving, XOXO.

 

Milani – Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss, “Sweet Grapefruit”

Used alone, this is a lightly pigmented and sheer gloss. I also use it on top of other matte lipsticks to get a larger lip effect. The scent is very sweet, like cupcakes.

Beauty For Real – See The Light Illuminating Lip Gloss, “Kiss Me”

This gloss includes a light on the wand and a mirror on the tube for easy application. It has a minty scent and subtle shimmer that is really flattering.

Almay – Smart Shade Lipbutter, “Berry Light/Medium”

Probably my favorite of all! I actually used this on my wedding day because of the lightweight formula and buildable qualities. It’s really comfortable on the lips and has a yummy vanilla scent.

Birchbox April 2016 – Preview

I have another new and exciting series to announce today!

Starting this month, I will be “previewing” and “reviewing” beauty box subscriptions. The preview will include my initial thoughts on what I am going to get (I always peak), as well as the items I am most and least looking forward to. A couple of weeks later, I will post a review on the same box, which will include my experience on the products after having tried them out.

Today I bring you my very first preview… April Birchbox 2016.

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I opted for the featured box this month, which is how I already know everything that will be coming to me.

The product I am most looking forward to this month is the Laura Gellar baked blush. I have heard nothing but great things about this brand and this specific product. This is perfect for me because I am trying to grow my blush collection and try different shades to figure out what looks best on my skintone. The product I am next most looking forward to is the Dr. Jart+ cream, which looks like it should help with lifting the skin and eliminating fine lines. Skincare has been more of top priority for me lately, so this one is really exciting for me to try out. I’m also looking forward to trying out the Marcelle micellar water. These seem to be all the rage right now and I have not had the chance to use one yet. Although I am not super excited to try it, the Tocca cream does look nice and I strongly believe you can never have too many lotions. Lastly, I’m not all that crazy for volumizing sprays in pump bottles like the Parlor product included in this box, but will be trying it out even though it is the product I am least looking forward to.

To learn more about this beauty subscription service, visit my first Birchbox review post.

You can also click here to sign up for Birchbox!

Be sure to stay tuned for my review of these products in a couple of weeks, XOXO.

Thirty-One “Tons of Funds” Crossbody

My most recent handbag purchase is this super cute and super functional crossbody by Thirty-One. I love that this doubles as a wallet and that the strap is adjustable because (let’s be honest) there is nothing worse than a bag that fits awkwardly on your body. There is a split interior with a zip section for change as well as lots of slots for credit cards and other goodies. The color I purchased, Daring Cobalt Pebble, screams spring and summer!

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You can click here if you are interested in purchasing this product or checking out the other amazing products Thirty-One has to offer… there are so many great ones, XOXO.

Which Thirty-One products do you own and love?

Spring Nail Polish

Who else is beyond ready for sunshine, flowers, and warm weather?! I have been itching to bring back some really pretty nail polish options to match the upcoming season.

Here are a few spring favorites from my own personal collection… XOXO

Wet n Wild Megalast – “On a Trip”

Essie – “Absolutely Shore”

Essie Luxeffects – “A Cut Above”

Trust Fund Beauty – “Elegantly Wasted”

OPI – “I Think In Pink”