My Spring Beauty Favorites | April

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Hello everyone! It's May already? Time flies so fast... well, that means a brand new beauty favorites post! Since it's about the start of spring and the end of the school year (yippee), it's time for spring cleaning! I have been trying to use up a lot of the products that I already own and throw out the ones that I have had for a couple years. I feel like I should also do a post on when to throw out makeup. Some people don't know the rules; like keeping a mascara for more than a couple months could actually cause eye infections. Let me know in the comments if that would be a good idea to write about. Today I have a few products that I have been loving and wanting to share with all of you.
The color pink has been one of my favorite colors to use lately: nail polish, blush, eye shadow, and lipstick. I have been really enjoying the light and natural makeup look for this spring and lip stains and lip balms have been a staple in my makeup collection. I did a review of these Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stains in the past and I always reach for them whenever I do my makeup. They smell like cupcakes, they are super moisturizing, and leave just enough pigmentation on the lips to give a subtle bit of color to your look. They also last all day, which I find awesome when I'm out and I don't have to worry about reapplying. They're each about a couple bucks and are really worth the change! 


It is always hard for me to find a blush that I really like and I finally found one! I have had many blushes in the past that were either too dark or just the wrong shade of pink for my skin tone. This Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Blissful is a very warm, peachy shade. I love this because it looks great for the spring and summer. Tarte blushes are awesome and they stay on for 12 hours! (Or at least that's what it says online). I got this in the Sephora Favorites "Paint it Pink" box and I was so impressed. Love this product!

A new product that made it to my collection was this Marsk Mineral Eye Shadow in You're Toast. A friend happened to give this to me because she doesn't really use makeup anyway. I was really interested in Marsk because I have never heard of the brand before. She said that she got it from an Oprah show, so it must be good, haha! And it really is. It's a very pretty copper shade and applies very smoothly. It's very easy to blend, as well (blush and eye shadow shown below).

That same friend gave me a sample of this Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Serum. Oprah served her well! Now I heard that this serum was actually like a holy grail product, and I have to agree. Since I am pretty young yet to be using anti-aging products, I try not to firm up my skin too much. I would recommend this for anyone who really needs to prime their skin before they apply foundation and need to conceal wrinkles or fine lines. It's a really great product and my skin felt very nice after I used it. I probably wouldn't use this everyday, though.

I have been trying to paint my nails as much as I can this season (I really don't want to be lazy with painting nails like I was last year). I also try not to buy a crap ton of nail polish because I can never get through a bottle without it going concrete and gross. I do have to say that I have found a couple that I really enjoy using enough. This OPI one is called "A-Rose at Dawn...Broke By Noon" (lol isn't that a great name? Good job OPI). I love how it's really metallic and shiny. Very pretty for this season and I love how long lasting their polishes are. I have also been loving Essie's Geranium. This is a pretty orange-red, coral shade for the summer, and I love wearing it on my toes!
Last, but not least, is this product that has been talked about on a ton of beauty blogs. I wanted to know what all the commotion was about! The Glam Glow Mud to Foam Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is worth the hype. I had to like hide this from my sisters because this product does WONDERS. I'm a pretty clean person. Let's get that straight. But, before I received this product, I didn't know what clean was! This cleanser is the bomb of all cleansers. It is probably one of the strongest cleansers I have ever used. This is just a sample and a little goes a very long way; I use it very sparingly now. You put it on, wash it off with warm water, and BAM. You have the face of God. Okay, I'm getting a little out of control. This thing you put on your face is amazing. Buy it now.  
I hope you guys enjoyed this past month's favorites! I love sharing with you all the products that I have really been using and enjoying. I also love reading other people's favorites, too! Please share what your favorite beauty product was (or still is) last month and maybe I will go try it out!

I'm probably going to have a Mother's Day post up later this week because Mother's Day is this upcoming Sunday. If you are having trouble with gift ideas, please stay tuned! Until then, I hope you guys have a great week and enjoy the awesome spring weather!

Xoxo, Nat

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10 comments

  1. I love the Jordana twist and shine balm stains -- I definitely want to get the Honey Love one, it looks gorgeous and like a shade I'd wear everyday! Great favorites! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. You need to try them all! They have great color pay off and are really moisturizing as stains. I love them so much! XX

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  2. I want to try the cleaner because I've heard great things and now I really want to try it!

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. You should! OMG It's the best thing I have ever put on my face!! XX

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  3. I cant believe its May already. This year has flown by. I love that opi shade, its so pretty for spring and summer time.

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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    1. I know right! This year has swept by us all. I love it, too :)

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  4. The Essie polish looks perfect for this time of year!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. I honestly love Essie and OPI so much! I totally recommend that shade!XX

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  5. have yet to buy myself a beauty blender! Gotta get one asap
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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