A quick hello & some exciting news

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. It’s been quiet around here, but I’m cooking up new posts and they’ll be up soon.

I want to share two bits of fun news with you.

First, I recently got engaged to my boyfriend Chris and I’ve already begun scouring Pinterest and blogs for fun wedding DIYs and ideas. If you have any favorites, send them my way!

Second, my sister Vincenza recently started her very own blog, Consonants & Clothes, where she’ll be blogging about fashion, teaching and all sorts of other fun topics. Be sure to visit here blog here and give her a follow.

Talk to you soon!

5 Blushes I’ll Be Wearing This Spring

Like any good makeup addict, I fixate on a specific type of product every few months or so. Right now, I’m obsessed with blush. Unlike lip products and eye shadows, I wear blush each day that I wear makeup, so I tend to get a lot more use out of my blushes than other color cosmetics.

I choose five blushes from my collection in shades of orchid, peach and coral that I’ll be wearing a bunch this spring. If you want to add a new blush to your collection to celebrate the end of snow and boots and cold weather, I highly suggest these.

1: Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Plumberry Glow
2: Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken
3: The Balm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush in Swiss Dot
4: Jordana Powder Blush in Coral Sandy Beach
5: Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush in Apricot

Which blushes will you be sporting this spring?

Favorites: March 2014 

As each month ends, I’ll share 5 of my favorite products from that month. Think of these posts as recommendations of a handful of great beauty items!

Here are my favorites from March:

1: Orla Kiely Sweet Pea Beauty Organizer: This isn’t exactly a beauty item, but it holds beauty products and I absolutely adore it, so it had to be included in this round of favorites. This bag is incredibly functional - it has two zipper pulls, three compartments and lots of space to hold every beauty and personal care item you’d need in your purse. If you want a closer look at this organizer, take a look at Organized Like Jen’s video here.

Giveaway Alert — I’m taking a quick break from sharing my favorites to let you know that there is a giveaway running on Instagram that has a connection to the first item on my favorites list this month. Be sure to stop by!

2: MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented: Because I never go a day without sunscreen, it was important for me to find a lightweight, but effective kind that would sit well under makeup. This is it!

3: Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More Pore Refiner: I received this product in my February Birchbox and I wasn’t interested in it initially. One morning, I tried it on a whim and found that it worked really well to minimize the pores on my nose and keep my skin matte all day.

4: Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation: I’ve said it time and time again: I adore this foundation! It’s my holy grail high-coverage foundation. It applies and wears like a dream.

5: Jouer Mineral Powder Blush in Bloom: This is my favorite blush for those mornings when I just want to slap on makeup and run out the door. It’s quick and effortless and always look pretty.

What were your favorites in March?