Spring Beauty Must Haves

When it comes to warm weather we don’t just change our wardrobe, we also change our makeup.  It’s so hot outside that it’s a miracle if we can get through the day without our makeup sweating off; even more reason to keep the products light and the colors more natural than your winter makeup.  Now that it’s spring, I put away my darker eyeshadow hues, black eyeliners, and wine stained lipstick.  Instead, I apply softer hues of pinks, purples, and bright, colorful lips.  It is a fun time for nail polish colors, and this spring, I am obsessed with soft pastel colors.  I have put together a list of my favorite makeup products from all of my favorite brands.  These are long lasting and perfect to fight heat so you look flawless all day.  My absolute favorite thing on this list is YSL’s Radiant Touch concealer stick.  If you do not own this yet, what are you waiting for?  It is a magic stick that covers up anything and fits in your clutch.  Now that you have my list, what beauty trends are you sporting this season?

Spring Beauty Must Haves Spring Beauty Must Haves

1. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polishes | 2. Dior – Waterproof Mascara | 3. YSL – Touche Eclat Radiant Touch | 4. Giorgio Armani –  Luminous Silk Foundation | 5. YSL – Glossy Stain | 6. Chanel – Les 4 Ombres Eye Shadow | 7. Laura Mercier- Shimmer Bloc

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Weekly Finds

Links I Discovered This Week

I am so happy to report that I am now home and finished with my travels for the year.  I’ve been away so much that I can’t remember what my girlfriends look like, my puppy is giving me the cold shoulder, and my apartment is a pigsty.   It’s a great feeling to know that I won’t be boarding another plane until 2015. Even though I love to travel, I need some quality time with NYC.  I feel like we aren’t speaking the same language and it’s because I haven’t been home for seven days straight in months.  I’m planning on doing some exploring this weekend by visiting an area I rarely go to and play.  I’ll visit a museum, shop in quant boutiques, take a walk in Highline Park (before it’s too cold), and enjoy a meal at a new restaurant.  It has taken me a couple of days to recuperate from my recent trip.   I have spent a lot of my time catching up on my weekly reading from my favorite bloggers, online magazines, and researching online.  Here is what I found, and I’d love for you to share with me what has inspired you this week.  Happy weekend and stop by the blog next week where I’ll be back sharing all sorts of fall fashion inspired stories.

DINING OUT:  One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin.  Whether it is in lattes, pie, or soup, I can’t get enough of it.  That’s why I was happy to find this roundup of the best pumpkin dishes in NYC.  After I try them, I’ll report back to you.

HOW DARLING:  Thanks to One Brass Fox, I discovered Darling Magazine and I’m already in love.  So many articles stood out to me but, maybe, the “ A Perfectly Imperfect Host” piece is my current favorite.

TAKE YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO: Stephanie, from A Sparkle Factor, helps you get prepared with these lessons in fashion that every girl should know before she’s 30.  Having turned 30 this year, I can say this is a great list!

OOTD:  When I think fall fashion, two words come to mind: texture and tweed.  That is why I am absolutely in love with this affordable outfit post from Penny Pincher Fashion. 

MONTHLY FUN:  I may have missed the first part of October due to my travels, but it’s not over yet!  Find out what fun activities NYC offers this month here.

STYLISH COSTUMES:  Want to dress up for Halloween but not spend the money?  The gals from Dearest Darling have come up with four stylish costume ideas that can be found in your very own closet.

BEAUTY TREND:  Lately, we’ve been seeing less and less makeup on magazine covers and runway shows.  Next month, Kerri Washington shows that going without makeup is the new trend on the cover of Allure.  Get a sneak peek here.

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Beauty Products We Love

Spring cleaning goes way beyond your closet; it is also the time to tackle your makeup bag!  When it’s cold we pack on the heavy duty makeup, wear darker palettes, and try to fight dry skin.  Now that we’re in spring, we need to take a completely different approach when it comes to everyday skincare and makeup trends.  I don’t know about you, but I went through my makeup bag over the weekend and found at least eight dark berry lipstick shades.  As much as I love wine stained lips and smokey eyes, I am beyond ready for  softer, lighter colors.  First things first when switching beauty seasons, is to clean all of your brushes, throw away old eye products, and finally, figure out what your spring style will be, then prefect it.  Important things to keep in mind is that in the summer, less is more.  Any NYC-er knows that you sweat off your makeup before you even reach the subway station.  All of our favorite beauty products for spring will help beat the heat, protect your skin, and help keep it clean and beautiful!  Share with us, in the comments below, which beauty products you’re loving for spring!

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In This Post

New Season New Bag: Coach – Bleecker Cosmetic Case

Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier 

Clean & Fresh:  Cetaphil – Gentle Cleansing Cloths

Hair Treatment: Kiehl’s – Olive Fruit Nourishing Shampoo

Blush Crush: Josie Maran – Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee

Hello Gorgeous: La Prairie Cellular Treatment Eye Color – Les Orchidees

Pretty in Pink: (left to right) Laura Mercier – Antique Pink | YSL – Pink in Paris | Dior – Deauville Lipstick 

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