We've officially entered the season of pastels. This trend has made it's way into the makeup, nails, clothing, shoes and jewelry lines of spring. There is something about these beautiful shades that feels uber feminine and lady like and the beautiful thing is that this trend looks lovely on all skin tones. Without further ado, here are a few of the lovely muted toned items that have caught my eye.
I must be honest I am not sure if the lipstick and eye shadow are really for me, but I do love how they look on others. I tend to lean more towards the classic red lip and this is a bit out of my comfort zone. If you follow the link above or google the shade, you can see a handful of pictures with the lipstick actually on. It really is lovely. As for the eye shadows, they aren't as saturated with color but rather light and shimmery. I think they are gorgeous, I just tend to wear more matte shades on my lids. Aside from those two products, I would totally rock everything else. I love each of the clothing items, the pastel trend is used in a number of ways, that's why I chose to share a few different kinds of pieces. I am a major fan or Toms Shoes, they are ridiculously comfy, super cute and they give back to those in need. It's nice to know that when you buy a pair of shoes someone else, who may not have any, is getting a pair as well. Lastly the jewelry and nails, there are sooo many gorgeous necklaces on BaubleBar alone. If you don't like the big bib that I've chosen, but you want to rock a pastel piece, I am sure there is an option out there for you. What's nice about pastel jewelry and nail polish is that you can wear your basic wardrobe pieces you already have, but jazz them up with just a couple pieces of jewelry and a nice manicure. If you aren't looking to over haul your entire wardrobe, this may be a fun way for you to play with pastels.
How do you feel about the pastel trend? Is it something you are thinking about rocking this spring?
I decided to take a few days off from the Internet. I've been struggling with finding time to produce content that I am proud of. If I'm being honest, finding direction is an on-going theme throughout most of my life at this moment in time.
I've been trying to figure out why I haven't really felt at home in this state that I've lived in for 2.5yrs already. What I've come to learn so far is that I don't feel settled, because I haven't yet put down any roots. I've been renting since I moved, up until 5months ago I was self employed and even now I am not pursing the career of my dreams, the list goes on. I just haven't found my footing yet, and it's never taken me this long before so I'm feeling out of my element. Florida is challenging me, I don't say this in a negative way. I do believe that it is encouraging me to grow, but often times growth spurts are uncomfortable and awkward. They aren't always fun.
To share a small example: this afternoon I was having coffee with a friend and they asked me to share something about myself that most people don't know... two things happened in this moment, my mind filled with a list of things and at the same time I could feel a wall go up. It was the weirdest thing, I don't recall ever editing myself before, but for some reason I've been doing that recently. That isn't the kind of person I want to be and that isn't what I want my friendships to be built on.
I know that all the little things I am facing in this moment can be changed, heck they will be changed because I am purposefully taking steps towards change. This leaves me out of my comfort zone but thankful.
I hope you don't mind a little ramble, this post doesn't really have a conclusion because I have not yet come to one myself. I just felt the need to break the blog silence and I felt like sharing what was on my heart.
Skinfix Body Repair Balm
Since I've only been able to use this product for the last week and a half my opinion of it is still being fully formed. I will say that it is quite moisturizing and that it soaks into my skin nicely. I am not sure if it is a miracle balm as it somewhat claims to be but it is nice and doesn't leave my skin feeling tacky. I am not the biggest fan of the scent but it is something I can easily get over if it continues to impress me.
Ghirardelli Intense Dark Cherry Tango
I am not usually not a fan of anything cherry flavored but apparently if you mix it with dark chocolate and almonds, I can't get enough. This was a yummy treat. My favorite is still the Dark & Sea Salt Carmel flavor but the Dark Cherry Tango is a nice second option.
Air Repair Rescue Balm
I've been using this product on my lips every morning and evening for the past week and a half. So far it has impressed me greatly, I saw a difference in my lips within the first 4days. It's an all in one type product; you can use it on your cuticles, knees, hands, face, elbows, etc... but for me it has been a perfect solution for my dry lips. I've still got a few products I want to try out, but this one is a top contender.
Coola Tinted Matte SPF
Living in Florida, I think we recognize the needs for sunscreen year round. But it is important to protect your skin from the sun, no matter where you live, no matter what season you are in. I personally use the same SPF on my entire body, to some of you that statement may horrify you. If you aren't like me and are looking for an SPF specifically for your face, this is a nice option. It has a little bit of a tint to it so it has light coverage for a beach day. The texture is smooth and mousse like, it soaks into your skin nicely, not leaving a white film like many SPFs out there.
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
BirchBox has been sending a lot of vegan, all natural products out the last few months. This month was no exception. This product is said to be a heat and sun protectant, a conditioner and a de-tangler. I must be honest, I am a hard core It's a 10 fan and I don't see myself switching. If you are really conscious of the ingredients that your salon products are made of, this may be a good purchase for you. It smells lovely and it didn't make my hair feel heavy. It seems like a nice natural option.
Minty Leaf Tea
First off I have to say Tea has been an addition in 4 out of 8 boxes that I've received from BirchBox, I think they are trying to tell me something. Maybe they know my addiction to Starbucks and they are trying to give me better alternatives. I haven't yet tried any of the three flavors they sent me, but I can tell you they all smell quite nice. Apparently all of the ingredients are all natural and the pouch is biodegradable. I personally would have preferred another beauty product over tea yet again, I'm hoping BirchBox steps it up next month.
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