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Spring is here !

Spring time is here everyone ! I get super excited for light jackets and iced tea ! I was inspired by gemsmaquillage’s new spring time video. I thought of something similar in my head and she totally nailed the video. I’m glad im not the only one who thinks of these things. So I thought i’d share a few of my favorite things when Spring time arrives. From candles to favorite drinks and much more !

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So a good iced tea recipe I enjoy is this green tea with mango. I usually add lemonade with it but decided to try apple juice like gem did in her video. It tastes wonderful and is very different from your average iced tea drink. I think the apple juice gives it a bit of a twist. Grab some lemons and honey for flavor.

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Brew the tea to your desired strength, add the honey and give it a good stir. I did about 4 1/2 cups and added 4 tea bags. Stick in the fridge to cool down and go paint your nails or something.

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Add about 1 cup of cold apple juice and two sliced lemons.

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You can add ice if you’d like or just freeze your lemon slices prior to adding them to the tea.

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Now if that’s a little too time consuming my absolute favorite drink is a cold coca-cola and a slice of lemon.

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Love how this glass resembles the coke can. Best part of all, it was 99 cents !

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Flowers are my next pick! Flowers just make me happy and smell lovely. I love all the different colors and variety at my local supermarket. I purchased the vase at my local thrift shop and decided to re-use the ribbon from my Laduree purchase.

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Doesn’t it look cute ?

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Next runner up are my beloved candles which I use all the time no matter what season it is. Candles give me a sense of tranquility and they smell great too. I think they also set a certain ambiance depending on the person. I have candles throughout the entire house and light them when I’m working, applying my make-up, while I shower and sometimes just for the hell of it. Im currently burning Diptyque’s Baies and a candle I purchased from Target. Its by the brand Melt and the scent is Vanilla Orchid and Amber.

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I love fruity scents during the warmer months and during autumn winter time I prefer fig woodsy smells.But Baies is the only exception, I will purchase this over and over again. It’s probably my favorite candle of all time. Its a bit pricey but worth the splurge (listen to me trying to justify a $60 candle lol) if you want to treat yourself. You can also recycle the container and use it as a pen or cotton bud holder. They come in two different sizes and I have the smaller of the two. The baby candles are $30 dollars and burn slowly which is awesome.

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Now on to the fun stuff ! My foundation routine changes up quite a bit, as it gets warm I wear less and less on my face. These are a few that I love and will use throughout Spring and Summer.

  1. Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer oil free in sand
  2. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua compact in 50 beige
  3. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in 180 medium beige
  4. M.A.C Face and Body in C5
  5. Origins Vitazing moisturizer sheer tint release
  6. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat in BD50

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I’ve been on a cream blush kick as of late and am slowly building up a collection. I love pinks and corals during the warmer weather, especially with a tan. These are the shades I will be reaching for

  1. Bobbi Brown Pot rouge in 6 powder pink
  2. YSL Creme de Blush in 02 powdery rose
  3. Stila convertible color in lillium
  4. Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in dollface
  5. Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in blissful
  6. Bourjois blush in 34 Rose d’Or
  7. Nars Illuminator in orgasm

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Ok I might be a bit lip obsessed but one can’t ever have too many lip products. I love a bold lip or just a plain old tinted balm. I absolutely love hot pink or a fuchsia lip. These are a few of my picks !

  1. Burberry lip glow in 10 nutmeg (one of Victoria Beckham’s fav)
  2. M.A.C Cut a Caper
  3. M.A.C Heroine
  4. M.A.C Hue
  5. M.A.C Quick Sizzle
  6. M.A.C Pink Pigeon
  7. Dior Addict Extreme in 336 Saint-Tropez
  8. YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in 9
  9. Korres lip butter in Jasmine
  10. Fresh Sugar tinted balm in Honey
  11. Fresh Sugar tinted balm in Rose
  12. Maybelline Color Whisper in 20 Mocha Muse
  13. Clarins instant lip perfector in 05 Candy Shimmer
  14. Maybelline Baby lips in Yummy Plummy
  15. Burt’s Bees Tinted lip balm in Hibiscus
  16. Dior creme de rose lip balm

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Last but not least I change my accessories. I’m a big fan of gold during the summer, just to add with the whole tanned bronzed look. If I had to choose between gold and silver for the rest of my life I would have to go with silver. But none the less these are staples for my Spring/Summer wardrobe. My Ray Ban aviators, Michael Kors watch, gold studs, J Crew Pave link bracelet, J Crew Pave rope bracelet and J Crew Coral necklace.

I hope you guys found this interesting and this sums up my Spring time must-haves, I’d love to know what yours are !

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