5 Things Getting Me Excited for Spring

Saturday, 5 March 2016


So the 1st March marked the first day of Spring and I'm pretty damn excited about it. Not that you'd know it though, apparently the weather didn't get the memo.. it's still too cold and frosty! Nevertheless, here are some thing's that are getting me ready for Spring.

#1 Sunshine and Flowers!
I looooove Spring time flowers, Daffodils, Tulips, Blossom and whilst it's far from always sunny, the sun is up earlier! I love waking up and it's light, leaving work and it's light, walking to the bus stop in the morning through the Blossom lined streets. Coming home to new bunches of flowers brightening up the flat.


#2 Ce rouge à lèvres est So Chaud
I google translated that, I can't speak french.. anyway.. I've always kind of fancied myself an orangey lipstick, I've never been quite confident enough to pull it off, but I've always kept my eye out for the perfect shade. I was browsing Mac, looking at shades, without any intension of buying anything - as one does, and I ended up picking So Chaud up. I'd remembered Alice mention it as her favourite in a recent post, so I swatched it, put some on - immediately I was in love, needless to say it came home with me. It's the perfect matte orangey red, incredibly pigmented and long wearing, it makes your teeth look white and lovely too. It's gorgeous I love it!


#3 All the Cushions
I love cushions, I could spend all my money on bloody cushions, but I try to be somewhat restrained in the price of cushions I purchase, because I like to change them up so often, it's not worth spending hundreds on them. Last weekend while perusing H&M Home, I picked up these beauties. I wanted to wean out the reds from Autumn winter for something a little brighter, I love all these palmy, leafy, ferny prints around at the moment, I thought these two were gorgeous and they'd really brighten up the flat. I love H&M Home, it's such good value and they have some really really lovely things that you'd find in Zara Home for double, or Oliver Bonas or John Lewis for triple the price. Green is one of my favourite colours and it's a happy jolly colour so my flat is looking pretty happy at the moment, which makes me happy.


#4 NARSissist Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
This palette is a dream, it's got the most perfect day to night shades. I use the matte cream and browns every single day just to add some definition to my eyes and I just friggin love it, but I'm particularly excited about the gold infused teal shimmer shade (Mandchourie), it's absolutely stunning and the perfect spring shade, with blues and greens being 'in' this Spring (apparently). That with the light matte brown (Maya Bay) through the crease, wavy hair, a nude lip and an all white outfit is what I picture.


#5 Light Floral Fragrance 
I got Jo Malone's Peony & Blush Suede Cologne for Christmas, I can't get enough of it! It's the perfect everyday scent because it's so light and fresh. It's so feminine, soft and sweet with an almost warm sour citrus hint to it, which is perfect because I don't like a chokingly floral perfume, they give me a headache. Someone tell me what 'Blush Suede' is meant to smell like.. leathery? Not sure haha. I popped into the Kingston Jo Malone store last weekend, and fell in love with the limited edition Sorrel & Lemon Thyme, it's absolutely stunning and next on my list for sure!

What's getting you excited for Spring?

24 comments

  1. We had our first bunch of daffodils this week! I find that always cheers the place up. Peony and Blush Suede is a divine scent too - you've inspired me!

    Georgie xo
    www.georgienicks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's amazing how much flowers brighten up the place. Yeah it's my favourite perfume at the moment, so gorgeous

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  2. We had our first bunch of daffodils this week! I find that always cheers the place up. Peony and Blush Suede is a divine scent too - you've inspired me!

    Georgie xo
    www.georgienicks.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. That's such a gorgeous shade, I always go into MAC without an intention of buying and come out with a lipstick recently I got the smoked purple one.

    ZEKALIN

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    1. It's beautiful I love it! Wearing it all the time atm. I know right! It's so dangerous and it's so hard to leave one behind haha

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  4. I am so excited to start wearing Orange toned lipsticks again, they are my absolute fave! Lovely photos x

    Darling Jordan

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    1. I'm obsessed!! I wish I hadn't left it so long to get one, they're so surprisingly flattering!

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  5. I mostly use flowers as my photo props that are from my grandma's garden. I was running pretty short of cute flowers in past few months (how depressing!). With the spring coming & flowers blooming, I'm super happy to get my ultimate favorites back. It's probably the beat part for me, haha! Then there are floral prints I'm in love with & can actually wear now.
    I love these cushions so much. I am a cushions hoarder too. I can't wait to go to uni so I can decorate my dorm as I want. With buntings, polaroids, and cushions ❤️

    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. Flowers make the best props!! I love your use of them on your blog, so gorgeous!
      Yes!! I'm excited to wear floral tops and dresses again!
      I loved that about uni, having my own little blank canvas! I look forward to seeing what you do with your space :)

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  6. that lipstick looks amazing! Will keep it on my wishlist haha

    www.thelisasworld.com

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    1. It's seriously gorgeous, worth keeping an eye out for!

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  7. Aw...love this lipstick color, gorgeous! You have a great blog, would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN? If you decided to follow me, please let me know so I can follow you back as soon as possible.xoxo

    www.love-joice.com

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  8. Aw...love this lipstick color, gorgeous! You have a great blog, would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN? If you decided to follow me, please let me know so I can follow you back as soon as possible.xoxo

    www.love-joice.com

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  9. Love those cushions, I've got a bit of a cushion problem really-I've been told to wind it in by the husband.
    And the lipstick looks gorgeous, went for my first orangey red (first lipstick at all actually!) from Smashbox and feel so damn good wearing it!
    M x

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    1. Just nothing better than a new cushion to mix things up!
      Aaah yeah, same! Who ever thought orange would be so flattering!

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  10. I'm really into leafy/palm prints too - those cushions are great!

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  11. So Chaud looks like the PERFECT summery colour! I love it!

    Lilies and Lipbalm
    xx

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    1. It's my favourite right now it's the only colour i'm wearing atm

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  12. I love all the flowers! Tulips especially are my favourite, I can never seem to keep daffodils alive very long! :(

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

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    1. Tulips are definitely my favourite too! SAME what is it about them... I swear they open up and just die and some die before they even open, what are we doing wrong! Sorry daffs..

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  13. Lovely post love that lipstick! 👌🏻

    Sophiekate.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Sophie! Gorgeous isn't it

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