I saw the lovely Marianna of Impression Blend on Youtube doing the Spring Bloom Tag, and thought it would be a fun one to do today!
1. What is the biggest change in your beauty routine when spring rolls around?
Hmmm, probably mascara. As the weather starts to warm up, I want to make sure my mascara stays put and doesn’t smudge. My eyes water a lot in the spring, so I like using something that won’t move on my bottom lash line. I really like the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara for that!
Covergril Clump Crusher won’t give you loads of volume, which is why I like it for the bottom lashes. The wand isn’t too big either, so it’s not messy to use on bottom lashes. It gives nice definition and length to my bottom lashes, and unlike waterproof mascaras, it’s pretty easy to remove. But it stays put really well and doesn’t smudge at all. I like it!
2. What is your favorite spring eyeshadow combo?
No eyeshadow combo for me-at the moment at least. I’ve been preferring cream eyeshadows, and eyeshadow sticks because they don’t bother my sensitive eyes as much as powder shadows do. Here are a few of my faves:
The first swatch is a Mally Beauty one called Taupe, and it’s a new one I got in California last month. I like it! It stays put on my oily lids fairly well. It’s similar to the third swatch which is Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Pearl Grey, although Pearl Grey is a touch darker and more silver. It doesn’t stay put on my lids as well as the others do, which makes me SAD. But I still like it! Especially on the bottom lash line. The pinky one is Make Up Forever Aqua Shadow 30E and that’s probably my fave! Stays put all day. The last swatch is Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen Mocha Mauve. I need more of them, because it’s another good one for oily lids!
3. Do you prefer a nude lip or bold lip for spring?
Bold baby! Since my eye makeup is pretty minimal come spring, I like wearing a bright lip! I adore the Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids and I have three of them that I love wearing in the spring!
The top one is #860 Pink Pop and the hardest one to wear. It can look a little Snooky if I’m not careful, so I blot this one down a bit when I wear it. It still is pretty bright even when blotted though! The second one is #900 Hot Plum and it’s a prefect bright pink! The last one is probably my favourite of the bunch #875 Vivid Rose. It’s like a better version of MAC Impassioned if you ask me! These Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids are some of the best drugstore lipsticks around. Pigmented, moisturizing, last FOREVER-I can get 5 hours or more if I don’t eat. Plus they fade nicely too. I hope they come out with more shades this summer!
4. What are your top 3 accessories for the season?
Scarves! Always scarves. I have hooks on the side of a shoe cabinet in my entry way where I hang all my scarves. I think I need another hook somewhere haha. And probably another shoe cabinet too!
Bracelets! I’m really digging springy skulls:
And shoes. Shoes are everything! More on shoes later!
5. Favorite spring candle?
Still loving the Bath and Body Works Paris Daydream candle! Smells like a rainy day, and LOVE rainy days. I need to get more of these…
6. Floral, stripes or polka-dots?
NONE. I don’t mind florals I guess, but for me it’s all about Camo! I kind of have an obsession with camo print. 😀
Yup. That’s a camo hoody, a camo purse, and camo pants. Later on you’ll see my camo flats. And NO. I don’t wear them all together at the same time!
7. Which new trend are you the most excited for? (fashion, beauty or both!)
No idea really. I can’t really wear orange lips, although I’ve been thinking about putting some orange in my hair, but Marky won’t let me. She has orange tips in her red hair and she thinks we’d match too much. PFFT. Doing it when she moves away for sure LOL.
8. Which food/drink do you enjoy the most during spring?
Nothing I can really think of, but I found these new chocolate milks at the grocery store the other day! They’re made with REAL chocolate and you can cook with them too. They taste really good, especially warmed up in the microwave. YUMMMMMmmmmmm.
9. What is your spring signature scent?
Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne of course! You all know how much I love orange blossom scents, and this one is my favourite.
10. Which pastel colour is your favourite?
Still mint! Although, it’s a bit harder for me to wear lately. Really liking pastel pinks too!
11. What is your go to spring hairstyle?
I don’t have one? I was thinking about getting my hair cut shorter again, but I HATE fussing with my hair. I’m a wash-and-air-dry kind of gal when it comes to my hair, so I decided to let it grow again. It’s just easier to style when you have curly wavy hair when you have a bit of length to it. Hence the reason you might see me pinning up my bangs into a Duff-Puff in pictures. Like I’ve said before, I really don’t like hair in my face.
12. What is your favourite spring nail polish?
I’m really digging the looks of the Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer Spring/Summer 2014 Collection! The colours are gorgeous. I’ll try to get some swatches of the shades up soon!
13. Show us the shoes you’ll be rocking this season!
14. What is your best spring break memory?
Seriously? I’m too old for this tag LOL.
15. Spring is the season of love, what do you love the most about it?
Like Marianna, I HATE spring. It’s dirty and dusty here in Edmonton. Plus, we’re not safe from snow either yet. It can and has snowed in May! Actually, I think there might be some snow mixed in with rain today…
I tag anybody who wants to do the Spring Bloom Tag! Or just give me your answers in the comments below-that works too!
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope it’s spring-like in your neck of the woods today!