spring favorites

As I write this, I’m looking out the window at frost on the ground. Nonetheless, I have spring on my mind, including fresh pastel colors and summery accessories. We’re always one step ahead of the seasons, aren’t we? I remember dying to wear a scarf in September while it was 80 degrees, and now it’s chilly but I’m craving peep-toes and fresh color.

1. I have really loved this illuminator by Bare Escentuals. It’s called “Love Affair” and adds the most beautiful rose glow to my face. It won’t give you quite the pearly reflecitve light as a highlighter, but instead adds warmth and the slightest bit of shimmer. Dust it in your cheekbones, down the center of your nose, across your forehead and a tiny bit on your chin.

2. The Maybelline Color Whispers have become a quick favorite of mine. It’s the kind of lip color you can apply without a mirror, which I love. It adds a hint of color with just enough shine.

3. I can’t get enough lavender, purple, violet, and raspberry lately, so this nail color in “French Affair” by Essie is perfect. It’s a great alternative to my typical Essie Chinchilly grey.

4. A mint scarf. Need I say more? Mint is the color of the season–along with practically ever other pastel.

5. Nude peep toes are going to take the place of my grey patent wedges that I wear constantly. These are from Target and are very comfortable!

6. Delicate and dainty studs from Anthropologie adds a touch of charm to your outfit. 

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Comments (49)

  1. Posted February 15, 2013

    What gorgeous spring colours! That nail polish in particular is lovely.

    We actually have blue skies here in the south east UK today, so I’m definitely feeling spring-like.

  2. Posted February 15, 2013

    oh man. I love that lip color – but lipstick scares me!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 15, 2013


    • Kate says
      Posted February 15, 2013

      we are having a lipstick intervention at Blissdom.

  3. Alissa says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    I’m going to have to try that new lip color. I had heard nothing but good things about it!

  4. Posted February 15, 2013

    What color is that lipstick that you have listed?

    • Kate says
      Posted February 15, 2013

      It’s Pin up Peach

  5. Posted February 15, 2013

    Have you tried the “Flower” line by Drew Barrymore? Surprisingly enough, most of it is pretty good. The bronzer/blush duos are beyond pigmented. The nail polishes last and go on creamy. The eyeshadows are pretty good, & pretty colors. And the lipsticks with the colored caps are really moisturizing.. I almost prefer it to my Color Whisper ones! I was surprised as the line is only sold at Walmart, so I was skeptical.

    • Kate says
      Posted February 15, 2013

      I haven’t tried it yet!

  6. Kara says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    I LOVE the Color Whisper series…currently have 2 in my purse 🙂

  7. Sarah says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    Not sure I can get on board with the pastel trend this spring/summer. Not a fan!

  8. Posted February 15, 2013

    I love the Coral Ambition color of the Color Whispers. Love that it layers and feels nothing like lipstick!

  9. Posted February 15, 2013

    Every time I try to buy a Color Whisper at the store, they are sold out!

  10. Posted February 15, 2013

    I’ve been wanting to try that lipstick — I’ll have to check it out now! xo


  11. Lindsey says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    I have been wanting to try the Maybelline Color Whispers. The color you featured is great!


  12. Lindsey says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    just picked up a pair of nude heels on the weekend…yet to wear them but exctied about the addition to my “collection” 😉

  13. Posted February 15, 2013

    I am so excited that pastels are in now! They are so fem and pretty. On that note living in Cali has it’s perks b/c I feel like when there is warm weather, I can get away with spring clothing more and I love it!

  14. Posted February 15, 2013

    I’ll have to try the BE illuminator. I love their products because of their coverage and I don’t break from it, but I always feel so matte. I want that glow!

  15. Deva says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    Lipstick scares me, too. I am trying to get used to wearing it since I plan to use it for my wedding in May. I don’t know 1: how to apply it properly (do you blot? no? how do you stay in the lines??) and 2: how to pick appropriately!

  16. Posted February 15, 2013

    I love all of these colours! Can’t wait for spring 🙂


  17. Posted February 15, 2013

    I am loving pastels already for spring! I added a bunch of new tops to my Express Wish List… and noticed today they they were all a light green or coral. Ha! I have seen that scarf at Target and debate buying it each time I’m there. I have been buying the Revlon Lip Butters recently, but may have to check out the Maybelline kind to see which one I like better – I know you have used both! And as for the BE product, I have been debating a long time to get an illuminizer from their line, as by mid-day I just need a small amount of a “not so out there” bronzer to give my face a little pick me up. Love your spring suggestions!!

  18. Posted February 15, 2013

    Lipstick intimidates me 🙁 I always want to try it and think it looks so great on others!! Then I do try it and I always feel like it looks odd on me…*sigh*

  19. Posted February 15, 2013

    I’ve always been pretty devoted to MAC except for Revlon liquid liner and Maybelline mascara, but with all the insistence that there are some incredible drugstore products out there I’ve started trying some things out — looks like the Color Whispers will have to be next on my list! I always feel like drugstore can’t possibly be as good as the department store product, but I would love to be proven wrong!
    grey et al

  20. Posted February 15, 2013

    Oh goodness, I love that scarf! And that nail polish – I’m obsessed with nail polish. Great picks 🙂

  21. SH says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    Love that essie colour! And you can enver go wrong with nude heels!

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  22. ....... says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    I too am def. thinking of spring right now. hope it comes early this year. love the scarf and earings and can’t wait to try those maybelline color whispers! p.s. hope you will stop by my blog and join the awesome Smashbox Cosmetics giveaway I have going on right now! XX. Gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  23. Unknown says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    I ran out today and bought Pin up Peach! Can’t wait to try it!

  24. Robin says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    I bought the whisper lip stick in “who wore it red-er” and it is HOT pink! NOT what I was hoping for. Maybe I will stick to a lighter shade next time!

  25. Posted February 15, 2013

    LOVE your spring selections. Particularly that beautiful lavender polish and the mint scarf!

  26. Posted February 15, 2013

    I am soooo excited, we are going shopping in the States tomorrow…I had just told my husband I really didn’t need anything but now I have a wish list, hope I can find everything 🙂 I need some Spring !

  27. Kim U says
    Posted February 15, 2013

    The lipstick looks great! I can’t express how terrible I am at applying lipstick most the time.
    Does it last a good amount of time?


  28. Posted February 15, 2013

    So glad to hear such good things about the Color Whispers lipstick! I’ve wanted to try it for a while and now I’ll have to! And that mint scarf, I love! I’m going to have to pick it up at Target ASAP!

  29. Posted February 16, 2013

    The color whispers are my new favorite too! I love that it’s just a hint of color.


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  30. Posted February 16, 2013

    I bought the color whispers after you posted about it before. I love it!!

  31. Posted February 16, 2013

    You have me dreaming of spring! I love the Color Whispers. My favorite right now is Lust for Blush.

  32. Carly says
    Posted February 16, 2013

    Those earrings are AWESOME!


  33. Posted February 16, 2013

    I love the earrings and the color pallet of everything you put together!

  34. Posted February 17, 2013

    Love those lipsticks!

  35. Shasta says
    Posted February 17, 2013

    Love the Maybelline Color Whispers too! They add just enough color and they are hydrating as well. I usually would have to put a lip balm underneath my lipstick but I don’t have to with those.

  36. Judy says
    Posted February 18, 2013

    Love the Color Whispers colors and if you like Magenta….try #95. It is not a hint of color…it is very bright and FABULOUS!Love the smooth silky texture too.

  37. Kwillis says
    Posted February 21, 2013

    Love the earrings but I cannot find anywhere to buy them.

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