smell of freshly cut grass, and the fragrance of blooming flowers. It’s as if the world is suddenly
reborn, as we eagerly emerge from our seasonal hibernation. This past winter, at least for us
New Yorkers, has been a long and painful one. We have The Polar Vortex to thanks for the
harshest winter in years, with record low temps and towering snow drifts that still line the streets
days after the official arrival of spring. Not to mention the frigid weather has really done wonders
for my already dry, flaky skin. Sarcasm and complaints aside, I’m looking ahead and looking
forward to spring. It’s my absolute favorite time for amping up my beauty regime. Kickstarting
your beauty rebirth is a great way to banish your remaining winter blues for good. Below are my
favorite beauty-inspired, spring awakenings that are sure to please and get you ready for the
welcomed change in seasons. Warmer, sunnier days are on the way, I promise! Stay fabulous
Nothing says spring like a fresh flowery scent. My choice for this season? Kate Spade’s Live
Colorfully Eau de Parfum ($75-95, Nordstrom). It’s everything a spring scent should be: bright
and floral with hints of sparkly mandarin and pink water lily, not to mention a touch of golden
gardenia and Tahitian vanilla.
Don’t get me wrong, I love rocking dark hues on my nails all winter long, but there’s something
so exciting about having the excuse to play with lighter, pastel shades once spring has arrived.
This year, think subtle, Easter Egg-inspired mani/pedis. As usual, my go-to is Essie, with their
Spring 2014 collection featuring shades like Fashion Playground (think pastel pistachio) and
Romper Room (a pale tea rose). At $8.50 each, these hues are sure to please all season long.
Goodbye holiday reds, and hello pouty pink! Spring is the season to sport kissably soft, perfectly
pink lips. My color of choice this spring? It’s no other than the Rose Lily sheer pastel pink lipstick
($15) from MAC Cosmetics’ A Fantasy of Flower’s Collection. If pastel pink doesn’t suit you,
there are a bunch of playful colors to choose from in this collection, including berry, coral, and
peach shades that are sure to do the trick.
So you might not be getting any sun just yet, but there’s nothing wrong with a hint of bronze
blush to jumpstart your spring awakening. We are forever obsessed with the Two-Faced Pink
Leopard Blushing Bronzer ($30, Sephora). Besides the too-cute packaging and leopard palette,
we love the combination of gold bronzer and rose blush shades. Who doesn’t love a shimmering,
healthy flush all over?
Images courtesy of Nordstrom, Essie, Mac, and Sephora.