Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hot for Spring

Thank you everybody for supporting me and entering my giveaway, and hello to all my new followers!
I loved reading all your comments and discovering new products. In the responses that I have gotten so far, I've seen some obvious trends in the things that people want and like in the spring and it inspired me to make a collective list/wishlist for myself of the things that you guys think are hot for spring:

1. Facial Sprays - I purchased MAC's fix+ a while ago at a CCO, but I haven't really been using it lately, because it is just an extra step that I often forget about. I really do like the effect that it gives though, and after seeing many people say that they liked using it in the spring, I realized how perfect it is to freshen up the face and keep your skin looking glow-y and healthy. You probably know this trick, but I like to spray it on my face and then blowdry it - it works amazingly!
A few to try: MAC Fix +; Evian mineral water spray; Evan Healy Lavender facial tonic

2. Bright Blush - Sometimes the brightest, scariest blush colors are the ones that I end up loving the most. That is why I am always on the lookout for bright, unique colors and I got some really good suggestions from you guys. A few that I really want to try are MAC dollymix, NARS desire, and Milani luminous, which isn't really very bright, but still pretty nonetheless.

3. Coral lips - Of course. Coral is the color for spring and it is everywhere.
A few to try: Chanel Sari Dore; MAC Costa Chic; Revlon Coral Reef

4. Spring Scents - I am so bad with matching my perfume to the seasons. Most of the time I just wear whatever I think smells good, but I'm glad you guys gave me some good ideas for perfumes and body sprays.
A few to try: Bath and Body Works Bali Mango; Burberry The Beat

And now I want to share a few things that I have been absolutely obsessed with this spring:

Essie's Boat House Nail Polish
This is the perfect true coral color. It is one of the more "watery" formulas, which I tend to like more because they are easy to apply and any mistakes that you make disappear as the nail polish spreads and dries. It makes your nails pop, and adds interest to any outfit.

N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Stick - Plaza Pink
I just got this, but I can already tell that I am going to love it, and have already planned to get more. I was pleasantly surprised when I popped open this 3 dollar blush stick, and witnessed the creamy smoothness and pigmentation of the swatch on my hand. Because of the pigmentation I recommend using a light hand or getting it on a brush first before dabbing it on. The color is like a watermelon pink, much more like the bottom picture than the top one which makes it look more coral.
I think these are great, especially because there aren't many cream blushes available at the drugstore.

NYX Orange Soda
This is one of my all time favorite lipsticks, which is great because it is dirt cheap. I have already gone through one tube of this, and I love having it in my purse and throwing it on without worrying about using it up or messing it up. I mostly love this because of the color. It is an orange peach sherbet color that always makes me feel spring-y, even though I wear this year round. I think it is a truly unique color that I haven't been able to find in other lipsticks, except maybe one by Illamasqua, which is way out of my price range.
I usually dab a light layer of this on and then rub it in with my fingers. It gives the perfect nude lip with a hint of pale peachyness, and doesn't look like lipstick when it is applied like this.

Just Mascara
I used to wear eyeliner practically every time I wore makeup. Recently I have gone for a lighter look, skipping the liner and just putting mascara on my top and bottom lashes. It makes such a big difference - my eyes look less heavy and my lashes look longer and stand out more.

Cognac Leather
Cognac leather anything always catches my eye. I think it looks especially good in the spring, against a white top and accented with some brightly colored jewelry. Actually it goes with a lot of different colors and patterns and is so easily worn for a classic, put together look.

So these are the things that I have been loving this spring. The warm weather always makes me pay more attention to the little things that make me happy =)

~Vida

19 comments:

  1. I love your bags and watch, very classy :) I love how you've put it all together too, very fun to read as usual! :)

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  2. I literally agree with everything in this post! Love it! I have so been into just mascara too. Thinking about doing like a clean fresh faced FOTD with just mascara and dewy skin sometime soon. :) x0

    http://themilkandtea.com/

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  3. I agree with you, I love Essie's nail polishes too because of the watery, impossible to mess up formula! Too bad they're so expensive.

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  4. I almost Essie's Boat house polish earlier this week. Would love to see a NOTD. :)

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  5. @Yu, thank you! I love reading your posts too =)

    @Devea, I am so feeling the mascara thing right now. Can't wait to see your post

    @littlelucy, Essie nailpolishes are expensive, but they are so cute and worth it I think

    @Ansa, you should buy it! I will try to incorporate a notd sometime soon =)

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  6. I really want to buy the Orange lipstick. I think I'm going to have to purchase it! You should put some pics up of you with it on<3

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  7. I agree, just wearing mascara does make them look more impressive! Love the NYX lippie!

    X

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  8. Boathouse = NEW OBSESSION. Damn you, I bought 4 essie nail polishes off of amazon today!

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  9. Love all these things! Thanks for the post Vida! :) xxx

    www.hazzaapee.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this post!! Thanks for shearing Vilda. x

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  11. MY OH MY! This NYX blush looks fantastic :) Well, actually all these NYX products do !
    Coral is such a pretty tone on you :)

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  12. I love the look of everything you've listed, especially the NYC blushstick and revlon lipgloss x

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  13. What a lovely post! The colour of the nail polish looks so nice & I love the bag & watch :)

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  14. Lovely post! That NYC blush stick looks lovely, I wish they sold those over here! I love cognac leather too, such a nice alternative to black. xx

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  15. I added a link to your blog under the list of "my favorite blogs" on my page! :)


    xoxo

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  16. I loveee The Beat, such an amazing smell <3 Really cute post :)

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  17. I recently started wearing no eyeliner too! It makes you look pretty naturally :) It's great!

    Smiles,
    Aina

    http://ainakawamoto.blogspot.com/

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