I really can't believe we're so close to summer. To be quite honest, I'm not the biggest fan of the warmer seasons, because I just don't like the heat. However, living in San Francisco means that summer is not like summer everywhere else. June is normally incredibly foggy and cold, and it very rarely ever reaches above 80 degrees. I do thoroughly enjoy the longer days and breaking up my very sweater-heavy wardrobe. Because I felt like I was in a bit of a rut towards the end of winter, I made a conscious effort to change up my makeup routine and wardrobe a bit for the springtime. Refreshing these aspects of my everyday life have made me not only feel excited about the changing of the season, but have also made me discover and rediscover products that have become a part of my everyday routine. Although I am going to talk mainly about beauty and fashion I also want to touch on some more lifestyle things that I've been loving for spring as well.
Plants ~ I’ve always loved having flowers and greenery around. Especially because I’m planning on moving out soon I haven’t spent that much time buying that much home stuff because I don’t want to have to pack it up and move it in a couple of months time. Plants have proved to be an easy way to spruce up my space without adding a lot of traditional decor items. I’ve really liked bringing more and more greenery into my space during the springtime because it genuinely just makes me feel happier. I’ve been looking a lot at plants from The Sill and definitely plan on getting a few more plants before I move. I also am very excited about spring flowers! When I saw the first round of peonies come into store I freaked out. Having more plants around has helped me to get out of my inevitable wintertime rut.
Tom Ford Spice Cream Color for Eyes ~ During the Sephora VIB sale I picked up another one of the Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes, which are some of the dreamiest (and priciest) cream eye shadows that I have come across. I have almost completely moved over to solely using cream eyeshadows when I wear eyeshadow. While Spice definitely reads as a very autumnal shade, because it is such a rich ruddy bronze. Because its a cream shadow, it can be blended out to be very sheer and it works amazing as an eyeliner, which is a look I really like for the spring.
Hairstory Déshabillé ~ I’ve been in the process of growing out my hair for about a year and it’s getting to be the length that I wanted it to be. Part of the reason why I wanted to grow out my hair is because I want to embrace my natural curls more and I personally like my natural hair when it is long. I’ve been using a few products that really help to enhance my natural curls, my favorite of which is Hairstory’s Déshabillé spray. I use this on extremely wet hair after I’ve used the Hairstory Hair Balm, and spray it all over my hair and then let it air dry. The product is modeled after traditional sea salt texture sprays, but is much more conditioning and makes the hair feel soft rather than crunchy and dry like most sea salt sprays do.
A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones ~ In an effort to start saving more money before the big move this summer, my boyfriend and I have been trying to cook at home more instead of going out to eat. We’ve started adding to our cookbook collection and one of the most recent additions is A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones, which is a totally vegetarian cookbook. Even though my boyfriend and I aren’t vegetarian, it’s nice to have more meatless recipe options at our disposal. I really like that even though this cookbook definitely errs on the healthier side of things, the ingredients are very easy to find and aren’t niche enough that you’d only end up using an ingredient once for a specific recipe (which is often the case with a lot of these “clean eating” cookbooks).
Essie Treat Love & Color in Tinted Love ~ During the springtime I like to go very minimal with the nail polish. Normally during the winter my nails are under a constant state of being painted and repainted and come spring, they’re normally due a much needed break from constantly being lacquered. I’ve been trying to leave my nails bare for the most part, but when I have been painting them I’ve been using the Essie Treat Love & Color in the shade Tinted Love, which is a very sheer warm baby pink. The polish looks extremely clean on the nails and I love that the formula helps to improve the health of your nails.