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I know it’s almost summer time and it sure feels like it here in the deep South. But, since I spent most of the springtime moving and then falling into a blogging rut (and taking some much needed time off to recollect my thoughts) I wanted to make sure I briefly paid homage to the season before summer showed up!
By the time spring rolls around, I’m so ready to switch out my dark vampy lipsticks and smoky eyes for flushed cheeks and bright colors. Kelsey from a Balancing Peach recently shared her Spring Favorites and inspired me to do the same.
Favorite Perfume: I got a deluxe sample of Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb with a recent Sephora order and I am in LOVE! I haven’t loved a perfume as much as I love this one and will be buying a bigger size once I run out. It’s the perfect blend of floral scents and has freesia in it (which was one of my wedding flowers!)
Favorite Lip Color: Hands down, Scandy from ColourPop. I mentioned it last week as my Project Pan lippie for the summer. It’s a recent purchase and I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it because it’s by far the brightest lipstick I’ve ever owned. However, the formula is amazing (pigmented, creamy and long-lasting) and the bright color is perfect for spring!
That being said, I am also loving Native from Urban Decay as a softer pink when I’m wearing a heavier smokey eye. Urban Decay is relaunching it’s lipstick line, so you can snag Native (and any other of their lipsticks) for 50% off. They are currently sold out online, but my Ulta still has a ton left when I went this last weekend.
Favorite Drink: I’ve been working hard on detoxing/changing my eating habits (more on this later) and the only thing I’ve been drinking is fruit-infused water. Currently, I love love love mint & blackberry.
Favorite Blush: For the first part of spring, I was obsessed with baby pink blush, specifically Dollface from Tarte. Tarte’s blushes are some of the best out there: incredibly pigmented and long lasting and give the perfect natural flush to the cheeks.
Now that it’s warming up a bit, I’ve been LOVING Wet n’ Wild’s blush in Apri-Cot in the Middle. It’s got a nice sheen to it that adds a healthy glow to the apples of the cheeks and it’s the perfect color to give a summer warmth to your face! Plus, it’s under 5 bucks, so you can’t go wrong.
Favorite Clothing Item: I don’t have a favorite clothing item, per say, but I just recently delved into mixing prints and am obsessed with it. Whoever said mixing prints was a fashion faux pau clearly never mixed stripes with florals.
Favorite Movie: Springtime makes me want to watch all my favorite Jane Austen movies, like Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility. Also, the Kiera Knightly version of Pride & Prejudice remains to this day, the most beautifully filmed movie I have ever seen.
Favorite TV Show: Dustin and I just started watching Parks and Rec for the first time this month and are well into the second season and LOVING it. Seriously, so funny. Also, Game of Thrones. And whoever saw last night’s show, HOLY CRAP! #holdthedoor
Favorite Food: Like I mentioned before, I’m doing a serious overhaul of my eating habits. It’s been a little rough going at first, but I finally am getting it down and seeing some amazing results in how I feel and how I look. I am loving apples and peanut butter as a snack, and Aussie Bite protein snacks I found at Costco!
Although the rain that comes with springtime has been insane here in the South, I’m really loving watching the seasons change. I’d love to know what your current spring favorites are! What lippie color are you living for and what tv show are you obsessing with?