One of my favorite sites to check before ever purchasing anything online is retailmenot.com. (it’s a site that gathers the current running deals and discounts from retailers all in one place for you) cause if I can get it for less I want to know about it. So when they challenged me and a few other bloggers to create our own spring essentials kit for under $150 (and possibly get a $500 gift certificate to Sephora if I were to win!) I was more than happy to join the party!
If you don’t live in the mid west I have good news! IT’S SPRING!!!!!!! If you do….sorry friend…stash this away for a few weeks it will still be good then!
I put together my very favorite things that give me the spark plug I need to fulfill my spring dreams and maybe even get me happy enough about life to consider some spring cleaning…maybe. When seasons and styles change you don’t need to overhaul your whole makeup bag to feel brand new. All it takes is a few key updates and hopefully a couple of multitaskers.
The first from my list is definitely one of those:
Once the heat hits I am always looking for ways to wear LESS makeup. Specifically foundation. I love this because while I’m wearing it I’m also improving my skin’s health as well as smoothing out my complexion and adding a little extra glow. Not to mention giving me protection from the sun. While It is a little pricey I always say that if I am going to splurge it’s going to be on the products that sit on my skin all day long.
I don’t always jump on the runways beauty trends because sometimes…beauty really doesn’t seem to be the goal:) Nevertheless, this year I am all about the bright colored lids they were pushing down those catwalks. This love worthy palette has all the brightness you could want. Plus it comes with some more neutral colors in case you’re feeling a little less extravagant.
HOT TIP~ To get the brights looking their brightest on your lids start with a matte white liner and layer the shadow on top.
I am OBSESSED with this stuff. And guess what!? They are discontinuing it! Which is why you HAVE to get it before it’s gone.
I spray this into limp lifeless hair and it gives it the perfect amount of body, texture and hold that screams perfect beach waves.
Plus it smells like the cologne that my first crush wore the night he asked me to dance. Which subsequently transferred on to my shirt…which I then sniffed for days. So… there’s that.
The photo pretty much says it all on this one! It’s nail polish and it’s a very pretty spring color:)
This lip gloss/plumper/collagen loaded goodness has stolen my heart. I love that it leaves my lips feeling luscious and large all day long (well until I eat at least) and I dig that it’s a perfect pink that I can layer it over anything or just wear it alone. It will be in my bag for well into the Fall.