I Heart Spring!

What is your favorite spring nail polish?
Probably Essie’s First Timer- a light minty green shade. I just wish I could wear nail polish to work!

What is your must-have lip color this spring?
I’ve been loving the Maybelline Color Whispers- super lightweight but still pigmented. Pin-Up Peach is my favorite, tied with Rose of Attraction which is my perfect my lips but better shade.

Show us your favorite spring dress!


This is the Air of Adorable dress from Modcloth. I got it for Christmas but wore for the first time for Dapper Day. It’s super cute, super comfortable, and it has all the right colors for springtime!

What’s your favorite flower?
Right now I’m really feeling blush pink peonies. They’re so soft and lush and fragrant! Like baby clouds.

What’s your favorite spring scarf/accessory?
I own a grand total of 0 scarves and I’m horrible at accessories, so I guess I’ll say my green flower hair clip? Full disclosure- I found it at work at the bridal shop in the discard pile and sewed it onto a clip. I think it fell off a bridesmaid’s dress in a former life.

What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year?
I’m really bad with trends, but I actually like the crop top look when the top is kind of flowy and shows just a small bit of midriff. I think it’s cute, even for someone like me with a rather squishy build!

Favorite spring candle?
I’ve been burning my watermelon lemonade mini from Bath and Body Works the most. It’s small, but smells so delicious.

Favorite body spray/perfume for spring?
This spring it’s B&BW’s Beautiful Day!

What is spring like where you live?
It’s Florida, so it’s hot. Well, mornings are a bit cooler, about upper 60s, and then warm and humid with afternoon rain. The rain’s actually kind of pleasant though. I love the smell.

What’s your favorite thing about spring?
Everything is new and fresh and bright again! It’s such a relief after a gray winter.

Are you a spring cleaner?
YES. I love marathon spring cleaning sessions…and getting super disorganized in between each one.

Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?
P and I are hoping to go home to Nashville for a week. Fingers crossed we get the time off!

April 2014 Birchbox: Rainy Days

This is not a good picture and I apologize. Also, that dresser is not actually dirty- it got scuffed in the move.

But anyways! I love subscription boxes. It’s so exciting. Like mini Christmas. P doesn’t understand, but he likes seeing me happy and doesn’t mind when I decide to tell him the contents of every box.

Gilchrist and Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash (full size: $15)
This is just a body wash. No scrubbies, no purported benefits. Just a nice body wash. The texture is smooth and jelly-like, but the smell…it smells like your grandma’s potpurri basket. I was disappointed, because I love sea-smelling things, but this smells like a scented candle from the Christian bookstore.

derma e Hydrating Night Creme with Hyaluronic Acid (full size: $29.50)
You know they’re serious when it says creme instead of cream. But seriously, this is a really generous sample size. I love it. I haven’t gotten to test it yet, but with that much to work with, I’ll be able to get a really good run.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Silver (full size: $16)
Will I ever use a silver eyeliner? I don’t know. That’s the challenge now. But it’s creamy and goes on easily, so if I ever need one, it’ll be a good one. But would I ever buy a silver eyeliner? Nope.

Color Club Gala’s Gems Nail Polish in Gold Struck (full size for the set of four: $13)
I’m not a huge fan of Color Club polishes- they seem runny and streaky to me. But the color itself is lovely, a pale gold with a warm, almost rosy tinge. It’s definitely the color I wanted the most from the set (there’s also a pearly white, a blue, and a green).

KIND Healthy Grain Bars in Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt (full size box of 15 for $11.88)
This was weird. The texture is like the Nature’s Valley bars (thin and very crispy). But the first taste is WHOA MAPLE SYRUP, and then it dies down to the weird slipperyness of the pumpkin seeds, and randomly you’ll bite into a granule of sea salt. Like it’s an actual crunch into a grain of salt. Very odd. It was good, but I won’t buy them myself.

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All Thumbs Thursday: Birchbox by Color Club in Tweet Me

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Birchbox by Color Club in Tweet Me

This arrived in my October Birchbox. Initially I was really excited to get a nail polish, and then I was like “…lime green? Really?” My preference veer towards subtle glitters or neutrals, and I don’t wear a lot of crazy colors, but I thought I would give it a try.

Color: a bright lime green creme

Consistency: a little on the goopy-thick side, but nothing unmanageable. Two coats covered it, but I added a third just to keep it smooth. There’s no visible brushstrokes, but it got a little clumpy on the nail.

Staying Power: Yikes! The ends were chipping by the end of the day. Like…majorly chipping. This picture was taken the day after I painted my nails, and you can already see how much it scraped off on the edges.

Color and Dupes: I already have a bright lime green in my collection- Did It On ‘Em from the Nicki Minaj collection. I haven’t compared them to see how they look, but the shade and quality seem pretty close.

Restock: Will I buy it again when I run out? Nope. Probably not.

Overall: This probably won’t be on my usual rotation- it’ll probably be used mostly as a pedicure color in the summertime. But a free polish is a free polish, right?