Would spring just hurry up and get here already?! In Calgary the temperature has been hovering right around 0 degrees celcius lately, but it’s supposed to get really nice later this week. So today I’m excited to share a few fashion and beauty items I’m lusting over for spring!
1. Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil | 2. Double Layer Pleated Top | 3. New Look Premium Ear Cuff Multipack | 4. Kimchi Blue Scoop-Waist Midi Skirt | 5. Bourjois Colour Boost Lipstick | 6. Chinese Laundry Santa Fe Grey Suede Leather Fringe Sandals | 7. Estée Lauder Little Black Primer™ | 8. BECCA Limited Edition Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed | 9. Retro Feelings Oval Sunglasses | 10. Leather High Heeled Sandals with Bow | 11. Matte Triangle Drop Earrings
This is definitely a splurge — at C$35, this is definitely the most expensive lip product I’ve ever been compelled to purchase! The reason I’m so intrigued by this product is because the formula — the pigment is actually blended with 4 hydrating oils, so it’s not a gloss at all, more of a “lip oil”. It’s supposed to be nourishing, natural looking, and leave a bit of a warm pink stain behind after the shine wears off — I think that sounds like the perfect on-the-go spring lip product. This week, Sephora is double cash back (8%) at ebates.com, so I think I might go ahead and take the plunge!
The trend I’m most excited about this spring? Yellow! It’s one of my favourite colours — in the home, in design and to wear. I have some more muted yellow tones in my wardrobe currently, but nothing this lemony-bright, so I’m looking forward to adding some more vivid yellow hues to my closet this spring. I think this top from Zara is so simple and versatile — it would be perfect under a blazer for client meetings, and can easily be dressed up with a statement necklace and skinny jeans for a night out!
Lately I’ve been more into simple, delicate jewellery — but I’m totally in love this tribal set from ASOS! This set is quite large and will definitely make a statement, but I like to pair bolder jewellery with more simple, sleek looks to change it up. I think the lapis blue stones will pair well with both pastels and brights this spring and add a cool bohemian flair.
I tried this skirt on the other day — it is so flattering! It sits right at the smallest part of your waist, the vertical stripes are a bit slimming and the material hugs your curves in all the right places. I have a few midi length skirts, and I get a lot of wear out of them — they’re an easy piece to transition from work to play, while showing just the right amount of skin. This would also be cute with a bit of a crop top / semi-sheer top for a summer festival.
These Bourjois Colour Boost lip crayons are my all time favourite lip crayons. I own almost all of the other colours, but they just came out with a few new shades for spring, and this one must be mine! What I love about this formula is that it’s perfectly balanced — it has great pigment, but it’s a little bit sheer, which makes it perfect to keeping in your bag and throwing on without a mirror. It’s also hydrating and I like that the formula contains an SPF, which is great for protecting your lips from premature aging during warmer months. I think Proudly Naked will be the perfect soft pink nude for spring.
Suede fringe sandals — all my favourite things in one shoe! I’m already signed up for the restock on these babies and I can’t wait slip my feet into them. Even this winter, I’ve been into fringe booties — I love the movement that fringe has as you walk, I think it’s so playful and fun. These sandals are beautifully designed, and since they’re a great neutral taupe I’m sure I’ll put a few miles on them this spring.
My Clinique High Impact Mascara (which I mentioned in my Best in Beauty | February post) has finally run out, and I’ve been looking for another good layering mascara, that I can use as a “primer” to prep my lashes before going in with a more volumizing formula. I tried a new drugstore mascara this month and it was absolutely horrible — you’ll be hearing about that one soon — so I’m looking to try something new. I think this would work well with paired Covergirl’s Lash Blast, which I’m using currently. I’ll report back on this one!
BECCA makes some fantastic highlighters and blushes. I own their Limited Edition Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed in Champagne Gold (no longer available) and Mineral Blush in Songbird and I find myself reaching for them quite often. This product is supposed to be more of a hybrid product — a luminizer and blush in one. I’ve seen some swatches of this product online and it looks intense — I’d definitely wear it as a glowy blush — but it looks so beautiful on the skin! I think it will compliment sun-kissed skin and warmer toned spring looks well.
I love a good pair of shades. Although I definitely do not need anymore sunglasses, I couldn’t resist these cute floral frames from Go Jane. I’ve never owned floral printed shades, and while the print is a bit crazy, I could see these going well with spring pastels, more neutral colour palettes, and even stripes. Plus, these sunnies are under $5! I purchase most of my inexpensive sunglasses at Go Jane — they carry a lot of the vintage-inspired, oversized styles that I love, and since they’re such a great price I can continue to add to my collection without breaking the bank.
These sandals from Zara are so unique — I love the cutout details and the colour — a yellow / chartreuse hybrid. I really like Zara shoes, they’re made well and usually pretty comfortable too. These bright sandals are a fun way to add a pop of on-trend colour to an outfit without looking like you’re trying too hard. They’re feminine and a bit edgy — I can see these complimenting a lot of my existing spring wardrobe, and I think they’ll look great paired with bold lip colours as well.
These simple brushed gold earrings from Forever 21 are a great staple. They’re chic and simple, but they have a bit of an edge to them, which I love. I’ll definitely be putting these in my cart during my next order. I’ve actually been shopping at Forever 21 quite a bit these last few months — I think they’ve been killing it lately! I purchased a couple of fur vests, boots, and sweaters there over the winter, and whenever anyone asked where I got them, they were shocked when I mentioned Forever 21. I kind of go in phases of shopping there and being over it, but lately, I’m into it!
What are you guys lusting over this spring? Feel free leave your fashion and beauty recommendations in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
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