There is something about Spring that prompts bringing a little change into my usual routines. When the flowers start to bloom, I get an itch to spruce up the home, update my wardrobe, change the diet up, and switch up my makeup routine. A fresh start really livens things up and stir the creative juices -- bringing me out of my Winter hibernation. In collaboration with Starbucks, I will be showcasing a few of my Springtime updates, including their new line of bottled coffees.
One of my favorite new purchases is this set of pink-handled makeup brushes by Crown Brushes. I got them at a nice discount during a HauteLook sale. My current set had lasted a good few years, but it was really time to get an upgrade. I've never been more excited to do my makeup again. This is the girl's version of getting a new toy!
Coffee. I need my coffee. Not only do I love it for the caffeine, but for the rich flavor. It's a good size, and as seen in the above photo, the new Starbucks Iced Coffee bottles are great for being on-the-go. Sometimes, as much as I want to make my own brews, there just isn't enough time. I like keeping these in the fridge and grabbing one as I run out the house. I love that they come in yummy flavors like caramel (fave) and vanilla, as well as good old coffee + milk. Iced coffee is my forever drink of choice, especially when the weather gets warmer. A nice pick-me-up....
Beauty items are the easiest way to spice up your old routine. Thanks to the Glam editorial team for curating a few new products to try. There's nothing more exciting than cracking open a brand new beauty item. As much as I crave Vitamin D, wearing sun protection is a priority. Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Body Mist aerosol sunscreen spray is all sorts of perfect. I normally prefer the continuous spray option because its a much faster and less greasy option. Of course, you have to protect your lips equally from the sun's rays. Nivea's moisturizing lip balm contains a SPF of 30, which is great to apply daily even if I don't go tanning.
This year I'm all about a great glow. Until it gets warm enough for me to hit the beach, a great bronzer is my secret weapon. Sonia Kashuk's pressed bronzer palette has a nice combo of shimmer and bronze. I like have duo colors to create a nice illuminating sunkissed look.
As if it hasn't been clear in my previous posts, I love wearing aqua and turquoise. In the first picture of this post, I am wearing the L'Oreal "Not a Cloud in Sight" polish. This was the first item I tried since I love trying new nail shades. I always associate Spring with this color. This is my first time trying this brand of polishes, and the color payoff is pretty good -- all I need was a single good coat or two thin coats.
Also, I had no idea Sephora made ribbon hair ties! I love wearing these since they don't leave a dent in your hair after a day in a pony tail. I like the color assortment for Spring. It's the perfect time to play with fun colors.
My favorite way to give new life to the home, is to get new candles. Candles bring a fresh new scent and the decorative ones change the look of the room temporarily. My mom gave me this candle by Primal Elements and I am in love with the smell of it. I was sold at the Eiffel Tower design.
Shoes! Nothing feels as good as new shoes for your wardrobe. This Spring I've been obsessed with white shoes and clothing. When I saw this pair of mesh heels from Boohoo, I was swooning. I'm so glad I can add this into my closet.
What are some ways you refresh your style this Spring?
The new line-up of bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee beverages gives you great-tasting, energizing refreshment with premium Starbucks® coffee from 100 percent arabica beans. Starbucks® Iced Coffee ready-to-drink beverages are perfect on-the-go refreshment to help you through the daily commute, the midday slump, or an exciting road trip adventure with friends. Best enjoyed chilled from the bottle, look for it at major grocery and convenience stores, available nationwide.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, produced in collaboration with Glam and Starbucks. I received a Starbucks Iced Coffee sample to review. The opinions shared in this post are my own.