FBV: Inspired by Spring

9 Mar

March officially does roll in like a lion! My house has been buried in snow- making my new commute to work extremely frightful- testing every ounce of driving skill I have (and believe me, I’m just not that skilled)! Since the weather refuses to warm up around here, it’s time to bring some spring into my life via my makeup case. If you’re anything like me, you wear the same makeup look almost every day. I rock my nude shadow, black liner, and peach blush glow about 28 days in the month. It’s time to mix it up- so I can at least feel some small measure of hope that warm weather is in fact on its way

Here are some popular beauty trends (only those worth following) that we will see everywhere this spring.

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1. Pink is the new Red

Toss those red lipsticks you’ve been hoarding and replace them with a lovely shade of pink! It’s less daunting, daring, and can be more universally flattering. Stores are rolling out shades and shades of pink lipsticks and consumers are snapping them up like candy. You will see the fashion world’s most influential females walking the streets with these feminine shades! Still attached to your red? Go one shade to two shades lighter or switch to something with a bit more orange to brighten your look for spring. Here are some of my absolute favorite options:

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·      MAC Pink Pigeon Lipstick – Limited Edition (a whopping 26 bucks- but so worth it!)

·      Revlon- 423 Pink Velvet (just 5$)

·      Clarins Joli Rouge- Baby Pink (22$ but great for anyone who needs something hypoallergenic like yours truly)


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2. Violet Eyes

I’ll admit it, purple is probably one of my least favorite colors on the planet. I much prefer a gorgeous green, bold indigo blue, or vivacious coral. Even I however am intrigued by the soft, violet shades popping up on my Pinterest feed. It might be worth a try… If you have green eyes- purple will make this hardest eye color to genetically re-create sparkle like an emerald!

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  • Pur Naturals in Lavender (8$- available online, and safe for contact wearers)
  • Maybelline NY in Lawless Lavender (only 2$!)
  • Too Faced Exotic Color Intense in Violet Femme (18$ This one will last forever- the color is super-pigmented so beware! Use sparingly!)

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3. An obsession with Mint-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Probably the most standout spring obsession right now is the focus on the minty green color reminiscent of one of America’s favorite ice cream flavors. Clothes in this flattering color are flying off the racks. Recently I was at TJ Maxx, searching through the haphazard clearance section when I discovered a gorgeous mint nail polish I just HAD to have. Normally, I rock my dark “Lincoln Park at Midnight” by OPI on an almost daily basis but I haven’t taken the pale green off my nails since I brought it home.

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  • Butter London in Fiver (15 whopping dollars but my absolute favorite- if I can afford it!
  • Revlon Top Speed in #320 Jaded (5$ and dries quickly for those days you’re in a rush)
  • Essie Mint Candy Apple (5-7$ depending where you get it

Happy Weekend Ladies!


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One Response to “FBV: Inspired by Spring”

  1. br mackenzie March 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    They should give you makeup for the endorsements!
    I too love the ‘mint chocolate!’
    I jumped on the net and ordered the infallible lip color after I read your earlier blog.
    It is so nice to get recommends from someone who does it for the sheer love of fashion:)

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