Happy April, friends!
I don’t know about you, but down here in McKinney, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining and it’s FRIDAY! Not only is it Friday, but it’s the start of…
…this guy’s birthday weekend! Mr. Shull turns 41 tomorrow, but the partying starts tonight (with a family dinner at Lovie’s house 😉 ).
All in all, I’d say I have many reasons to celebrate today!
Last Friday on Stories, I asked you guys to boss me around and tell me what to talk about this week and so many of you said my easy makeup/hair/beauty/summer/beach routine. Awwwwww! This is why you’re my people…I love, love, love watching other people share their faves too. There is just something magical about a new lipstick arriving and trying it out. It makes my heart so happy 🙂 .
Today, I rounded up all of my Spring Beauty Faves plus a video to hopefully inspire/encourage/make your spring beauty routine a bit more fun!
I broke down each fave into a category starting with…
Okay, I made us a video 🙂 .
Before we get to that though, let me explain…since last May, I have been trying to find a tinted moisturizer/BB cream/lighter product to use instead of my normal foundation. Now, let’s be clear, my Hourglass Foundation Stick is my FAVORITE foundation of all time. I have zero complaints. I love it. Buuuuuut many of you asked me for something “lighter” last summer and something more dewy. So, I started buying products and playing around with them. I don’t like to name products that didn’t work well for me (because maybe it wasn’t the product…maybe it was my skin?!), but I have tried five different creamier foundations since last summer and it wasn’t until this past February that I found my winner. I bought the It Cosmetics CC Nude Glow Foundation and Glow Serum (with SPF40) (in shade neutral medium) and LOVE IT! It’s creamy, it’s dewy, it’s super light, and it’s what I have been wearing since right before we went to Hawaii. I totally get that many of you want to apply a creamy foundation (or similar) product during the warmer months, so I hope you love this one as much as I do. Now…that being said, I didn’t feel like my new dewy creamy CC cream was working as well with my creamy concealer, so I changed that out too. My very favorite concealer is tarte’s. I love it so much because it’s the perfect creamy concealer to go with my foundation stick…but it was a bit too much creaminess with creaminess, so I bought the Bobbi Brown Skin Corrector (it’s a bit more matte and not creamy, I bought the shade bisque) to use as the concealer with my new CC cream and this is the perfect combo.
Have I lost you yet?
I’m explaining all of this because my new 5 minute Spring Makeup Routine (video below!) contains both new products but I also hold up my tried and true favorite combo (Hourglass + tarte concealer) in the video so that you can see them too. Now brace yourselves for this…I’m obsessing over a new mascara now (more details on that below!).
Here’s my easy makeup video:
Now, it takes me longer than 5 minutes in this video because I’m showing and sharing all of the products with the camera but just know, I can do this easily in 5 minutes each morning.
Here are all of the products I use (almost all of them you’ve seen me feature before!)…
#1: Becca Eye Brightener in fair/light
#2: Heated Eye Lash Curler
#3: Bobbi Brown Skin Corrector in bisque
#4: tarte Creamy Bronzer in Seychelles
#5: large complexion sponge
#6: tarte In Bloom Palette
#7: It Cosmetics CC Nude Glow Foundation and Glow Serum (with SPF40) in neutral medium
#8: tarte Creamy Blush in peach sunset
#9: tarte lip balm in cherry
#10: tarte lip tint in retreat
#11: Glamglow Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
#12: Benefit Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara
#13: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in blossom
#14: Charlotte Tilbury Eyebrow pencil in taupe
#15: Bobbi Brown Waterproof Liner
Now this next product has been the most shocking for me…
…about a month ago, I was volunteering at school and complimented one of the teachers on her gorgeous lashes. She texted me that afternoon and told me that this mascara here was the key. I really thought she had extensions in (that’s how long and beautiful her lashes are!). I immediately ordered it and LOVE it! My lashes are looking much longer and more full!
The perfect neutral palette! I’m on my second one!
Your lips are going to thank you! This combo here is so hydrating!
So after all the makeup Faves, how about…
Nothing much has changed in this department since my last tutorial! You can see my Soft Waves Tutorial post HERE (along with my favorite hair products!), but I did swap out my normal shampoo and conditioner with…
…a blond version. My stylist suggested I use this during the summer months when I’m outside and my hair is subjected to sun and chlorine! I started with this mini size and am working it in once a week or as needed for sun/chlorine exposure.
And two years later, I’m still obsessed with my hair waver (here I am after church on Sunday…excuse the face, I screenshot a video…ha!). This is legit the easiest hair tool I own!
Yes, yes, yes, YES! Add three drops of this sunless tanner to your nighttime moisturizer, apply all over your face and wake up with the PERFECT glow! I use this year around about every 5 or 6 days.
Still my favorite Vitamin C Serum! I apply this on my clean face in the AM before my moisturizer.
If you’re traveling any time soon…
…I always buy one of these Discovery Kits from Colleen Rothschild so that I can take my favorite skincare products with me!
Over the last five years, how many of these Fresh Sugar Balms have I purchased? Twenty? I took this picture and immediately bought two more. I use this ALL THE TIME for my lips and cuticles. Clearly, I’m a fan 😉 .
And how many Bum Bum Creams have I purchased? It smells like summertime. Seriously. You’ll open it and immediately be transported to the beach. Your hydrated skin will thank you!
Finally, my warm weather scent of choice 🙂 . You can buy a big bottle or…
...the mini set. (You know how much I love By the Fireplace for my winter scent!).
Did we cover spring beauty or what?!
I hope you’re feelin’ all April now too!
I’m going to go get my makeup on, fix my hair, spritz myself and head off to celebrate Andrew this weekend. Wishing you a wonderful first day of April!!!! xx