Spring Beauty Buys


In the spirit of spring cleaning and fresh starts, I decided it was about time to add some new products to my makeup collection. Since my tan from our cruise is quickly fading, I wanted to find a good bronzer to make up for the fact that I’m sitting at a desk all day instead of soaking up rays poolside (with SPF, of course!). I also love trying new lip colors because they can easily make a big difference in your overall appearance. Then last but not least: mascara! This is one beauty product that I can’t get enough of. I wear it on a daily basis and enjoying trying the many different types that are out on the market. These three items are definitely going to be on repeat this spring!


Smashbox Bronze Lights in warm matte. Bronzer is a must with my fair skin tone, esspecially when you live in the sun-soaked desert! I was inspired to give this product a try after reading about Emily’s favorite bronzers on Cupcakes and Cashmere. She raved about how natural it looks and I couldn’t agree more! It gives my skin a nice sun-kissed glow without looking orange. Plus it’s easy to apply and blends really well to gradually build color.


Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina. I’m kind of a lipstick newbie, so I like trying different types of lip color to see what works best for me. It’s amazing how a little color on your lips can brighten your entire look, but I hate having to reapply it so often. When I saw this liquid lipstick I was intrigued by the “Stay All Day” part of the name. After giving it a try, I was very pleased to find that the color is  long lasting and I actually liked it better as the day went on since the color wasn’t as intense. It feels lightweight and doesn’t dry out my lips even though it has a matte finish. Plus the pinkish berry shade works well with my pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes.


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Carbon Black. Sometimes I’m wary of products that have crazy names like this because I feel like it’s more of a marketing ploy than a quality item. However, I’ve read some great reviews and decided this volumizing mascara was worth trying. Overall I was really impressed! The shape of the wand coated my lashes really evenly without being clumpy and it created nice volume and length.

What are some beauty products you’re currently loving?