♡ Spring Picks

May 20, 2013


As the sun has been showing its face a little more regularly recently I've finally started to reach for more colourful and springtime appropriate products. The pastels and corals have started to creep into my everyday makeup and i'm really loving the chance to brave a more natural and fresh face as the temperature heats up. 


Pale pinks and corals have started to grace my cheeks and lips over the past few weeks and I haven't been anywhere without The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors in either 02 apricot shimmer or 05 candy shimmer. They are the perfect springtime products, giving just a hint of colour and gloss without being too sticky. They also perfect and smooth the appearance of lips whilst moisturising and protecting, which is great when your out and about. YSL's Rouge Volupte lipstick in 26 tender peach is one I reach for every spring and summer as it's just the perfect pale coral shade (and the packaging is pretty amazing too). In terms of blush, I've really started to get into the more natural and dewy finish of cream blushes. Stila's Convertible Colour in Gerbera has become a firm favorite. It's a gorgeous pinky peach shade that adds a natural flush of coral to both cheeks and lips. I've also been loving Bourjois's new cream blushes and the shade 01 nude velvet leaves the cheeks with a lovely pale peach flush. 


As we seem to have just about left winter behind, I've been casting off the heavier bases for a more natural and luminous finish. Revlon's Nearly Naked Foundation gives me just enough coverage to hide redness and small imperfections, yet is barely detectable. With a bit of powder it lasts pretty much all day too. I've also been opting for more natural eye shadow shades. Urban Decay's Naked Basics palette is perfect for days when I want a subtle matte eye shadow look, whilst Chanel's illusion d'ombre eye shadow in Emerveille leaves an effortless peachy champagne shimmer.


It's almost impossible for me to bypass spring without an infusion of pastel on my nails. As a lover of neutral nail polish, I've really been enjoying adding a bit more colour with Essie's Absolutely Shore, a very pale mint green, and Go Ginza, a pastel lilac. Ballet Slippers, one of my all time favorite shades has also been getting a lot of wear recently. It's a really natural, barely there pink, which is the perfect if your trying to achieve a fresh and natural springtime look.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your spring picks?




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52 comments

  1. Great picks! I wish that we were in spring! I'm hating the cold.

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  2. Ahhh so priddy :D

    www.shesmadeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love everything here! So pretty! I wish I could buy everything you have here!

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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  4. Those Essie polishes are absolutely gorgeous! Want all three haha!

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Beautiful! The pictures are gorgeous. I want to try Stila Gerbera. Looks lovely

    Simple Charm Beauty

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  6. Such lovely corals and pastels. I really want to try Bourjois' cream blushes they look great.

    Little Black Russian

    x

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  7. I love all your picks for spring and your photography is beautiful! I really need to get around and go ahead and by the Naked Basics palette already.

    xx,
    mashasmumbles.blogspot.com

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  8. Such gorgeous pictures, I've just picked up gerbara and I'm so excited to use it, I've also been using the Chanel eyeshadow all month it's amazing, it lasted on a 9 hour flight with not one crease in sight. Expensive but so worth it :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Gorgeous photography! Needs to be complemented xx

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  10. You've chosen amazing products!! I really want to try the new Bourjois blushes! I just haven had time to go pick them up yet!!
    x

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  11. Love the pastels, such beautiful photos!! You have talent, girl!

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  12. That's it I am going to buy Nearly Naked!
    Great post - love those polishes
    xxx

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  13. Lovely products, these photos are gorgeous too! xx

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  14. love these spring picks!
    I love essie nailpolish for spring too. And i really wanna try the emerveille eyeshadow by Chanel.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  15. I've been looking everywhere for the Bourjous cream blushers but can't find them! Going to search Boots again today!
    These pictures are just absolutely gorgeous
    xoxo

    The perks of being a hipster

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  16. these pictures are gorgeous! i love the products- all of them look beautiful!

    Check out my latest OOTD :-)

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  17. these pics are ridiculously pretty and i love all the essie polishes x

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  18. The nail polishes are adorable, I'd love to give them a try.

    S. The Hearabouts

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  19. Absolutely love the Stila blush and Naked Basics!

    http://helloannieclaire.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  20. Such pretty items for Spring :)
    The naked basics palette has been on my must get list for a while and think it might be time I got it
    Zoe xx

    http://xyzoediary.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Oh my gosh this post is so pretty! You make me want everything in this post god-dammit haha!

    emmalinabeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I don't own any of theses products, but I really wish I did! They all look gorgeous for sping & summer! :)

    xxx

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  23. eeeek! Your photography is amazing and I absolutely love how you've set up these photos! You probably get asked this a ton but what camera do you use? I love it!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  24. This post is so pretty, definitely makes me excited for spring and summer :D. The YSL lipstick is one of my favourites for spring too, it's absolutely gorgeous on! Michaela xoxo

    http://www.hellomichaela.com

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  25. This is a lot of neutrals ! Your pictures are so amazing !

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  26. I found your blog today and I'm already in love! <3
    Amazing photos and content ;)

    http://beauty-magpie.blogspot.pt/

    xx

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  27. I recently came across this blog and just love it!
    Ive tried the clarins lip gloss and I love it!
    Please check out my blog?
    http://anouskamillar.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Hi, I have literally just come across your blog and as the person above said, I just love it. It was an instant hit with my heart. I have just started my own blog but have little hope so I was wondering if you had any tips for a newbie? P.S. your photography is amazing, what camera do you have? Esther xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, I use the Canon 400D.
      Your blog is lovely, don't worry about how many followers or readers you have, just post what makes you happy and in time the rest will follow (:
      xx

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  29. Great products, I especially like the colours of Essie nail polishes

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  30. These all look so pretty! I want to get everything here haha but I don't have enough money
    Lucia's Loves
    x

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  31. Wow ,your Pictures are adorable ,great Work! Love the Eye Shadow Palette ,gorgeous Shades!
    follow new ,mind follow back? :)

    kisses

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  32. Such dreamy photos! Those Essie polishes look so lovely — not a fan of their formulation but their color range is to die for!

    thedauphine.com

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  33. Lovely, so beauties so beautiful colors.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    Tanya

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  34. this is such a pretty post! I love all your picks! That Stila blush is my favorite!

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  35. What gorgeous pastel summer/spring colours! i love the Essie lilac nail varnish.

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Love those nail colors! Loved your blog and will come back for sure!

    Oh, I just started following you by the way on Bloglovin and GFC! Hope you come by my blog! Would love to know what you think about it, and maybe follow me back if you like it?

    These are my links hun <3:
    Instant Milk link
    Facebook page link
    Bloglovin link

    xx

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  37. I can't get over how pretty these pictures are! the essie polishes are so pretty and I'm dying to try the stila blush!

    beautyandtheb1.co.uk

    B xx

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  38. Your photographs are stunning, and I love your blog, following!

    www.mollyewins.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  39. beautiful colors! love the post!


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  40. These photographs are so beautiful it makes me want to buy everything within it! Essie polishes are at the top of my spring list along with a Stila blush! xx

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  41. I just bought the Clarins Natural Lip Perfector in 05 and I love it- it really is such a pretty lightly glossy shade that really does perfect the lips in a pretty natural way. I have been dying to get YSL Tender peach - I have heard so much about this color. This cements it I have to get it! Beautiful post!
    xo
    LJ
    http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

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  42. Hey honey,

    Really enjoying reading your blog this morning. Your photographs are so beautiful and inspiring! You've given me some lovely Essie colours to go and have a look at in Boots later on.

    My blog is still a baby in the blogging world, so I would really appreciate it if you had a moment to pop over and give me some feedback!

    beleza-byems.blogspot.co.uk

    Happy new follower,

    Emily xxx

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  43. Such gorgeous photos! Love the looks of these products, especially the nail polishes :) xx

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  44. such beautiful products! my spring picks are pastel/candy nails, pink lips and dewy skin

    amy x

    http://little-heart-shaped-box.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. Thanks for visiting my blog! I really love pale pastel nail colours for spring and summer :)

    Ria x
    naturiabeauty.com

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  46. Loving the color scheme for these products!!

    I just began following- check my blog out when you get a sec!

    Xo,
    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  47. Wow I love the essie colours there really pretty! I can't believe I've just found your blog you have some great posts :D x

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  48. I really love those nail polish colors
    Love love love your blog!
    Just seen it today and I'm glad.

    Do you want to follow each other? GFC, Bloglovin, FB, etc. Let me know :D

    Kenneillia M.
    The Style Vow
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