It’s spring and it’s time to welcome the warmer weather and longer days. The budding flowers offer encouragement that new life after a long, bleak winter is not only a possibility but also a definite reality. For many the spring, and these changes, mark a time of re-birth. Emerging from the heavy clothes and mundane routine of winter, spring offers the perfect time to revitalize all aspects of our lives. Get outside: enjoy the sunshine, reap the health benefits, get fit! Pack away the winter coats and gear: purge the closets, donate to those in need, assess what it is your wardrobe really needs (if anything!).
Here’s a list of some treasures and troves that may make your spring just a little bit brighter!
Why not update your make-up for spring? Make Up Forever sent me over their new HD Cream Blush that naturally sculpts and highlights the cheeks. Easy to apply with just a sweep of a fingertip, this lightweight blush is long lasting and natural looking. Mae Up Forever has quickly become one of my favourite make up brands. The colour remains vibrant without fading throughout the day or smudging off. Their new blush is available in 16 shades and is available at Sephora stores across Canada.
Carol bought me a punchy box of tissues from Ann Taintor but now that the winter has gone by the wayside hopefully so to has my need for tissues but this lip balm would make for a great substitution. How great is this to gift to your bestie?
With the warmer weather I notice more and more joggers taking to the streets. 4id Powerbudz sent me their ear buds that light up with movement. If you’re so inclined to wear earbuds while exercising consider 4 id Powerbudz to help make you more noticeable in the early morning light and at under $15.00 they are worth the investment.
I won a contest for two tickets to the spring One of a Kind Show from The Homeslice (a fun and fabulous blog worth visiting) and as always I enjoyed taking in the sights of the show. I am never less than amazed by the artisans, their talent and commitment, who make the show truly remarkable. Here’s a round-up of some of my favourites:
These gorgeous hand crafted mugs from Mena Dragonfly.
This incredibly whimsical yet sophisticated dress from Aime.
Whiteout Workshop was my favourite artist at the show. I walked away with this (in a dress!) but could have easily taken the entire lot!
I always seem to be buying lots of baby shower presents. I found this via The World According to Jessica Claire (new mom of twins!) and think that I may just buy the large one for myself! I am sucker for Love You Forever and Carlymegan has made it into a blanket!
And if you are buying for a new baby don’t forget about the big brother/sister too. Two of my favourites for spring:
Melissa and Doug sticker faces from here and anywhere they sell Melissa and Doug.
Mealtime set from The Drake General Store.