I don't know about you, but this cold weather nicknamed the Polar Vortex has really got me wishing for the Spring thaw. You know, when you start to notice song birds singing and the purple crocus start to force their way up though the cold ground and snow. That Spring thaw is when the air smells different, cleaner, new! What better way to celebrate a fresh start than with some fresh makeup!
For my Spring look I had the pleasure of using a few delicious beauty items from Walgreens. I tried some new products and I found that changing up my daily makeup routine inspired me to approach a "less is more" attitude when it comes to beauty. Let me show you.
First I started with my hair. I have a long and sordid history with my hair. we are in a love hate relationship. I hate it, it loves to be frizzy. I started using the L'Oreal Curve It Hair Styling Cream and found that my frizzy hair loved it. Now all I need to do is apply a little leave in conditioner and then the L'Oreal Curve It Hair Styling Cream and scrunch. I can even let my hair AIR DRY! After a long cold winter and heat styling, any opportunity to stop the heat damage is an opportunity I will take! I add a little gel and scrunch away! Viola! My naturally wavy hair is happy and controlled and NOT FRIZZY! WIN!
Once I apply a light tinted moisturizer, some powder and blush, I focus on my eyes. For years I have been the liquid liner queen. but I have noticed in pictures my eyes are starting to look a bit off when the liner isn't applied as percisely as it shoudl be. I have also noticed in pictures how much more youthful and larger my eyes look when I apply a light wash of color and have dramatic lashes. The L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara with its unique brush makes my lashes looks positively flawless and fluttery..but like a butterfly. I apply about two coats of the L'Oreal Butterfly mascara and my lashes look long and dramatic and make a statement with minimal effort.
Of course I couldn't attribute the great look of my eyes to mascara alone. I found using the L'Oreal Miracle Blur Eye Cream with it's soothing metal applicator tip my eyes look almost airbrushed into perfection. The eye cream is the last step in my skin care routine, but makes a huge impact in my overall beauty look. The fine lines near my eyes are cammoflauged and diffused making the simple look of bold lashes look even more perfect!
Last but not least I focus on my lips. Of couse Springtime is for color and what a better way to usher in the season with pretty lips and lip color! I always make sure my lips are well hydrated and the Nivea a Kiss of Care and Color lip balm is the perfect base to healthy lips. On days when I just need to rush out of the house, the light color impated from the Nivea lip balm gives me a polished look with little to no effort.At the same time it moisturizes my lips and keeps them looking plump so fine lines are no worry!
Of course a more pronounced color is fun to slick on and the L'Oreal Color Riche liquid lipstick is a great little investment. This shiny liquid lip stain is a hybrid of a gloss, liquid lipstick and a lip stain all in one. There are a bunch of colors to choose from so I picked a few, but my go to color is Blushing Harmony Sensation. It's a my lips but better color. It is shiny and moisturizing and smells lightly of apricots. The foam applicator is nice and works well for what it is, but a lip brush might be needed for the bolder colors.
So here is the finished look.
Wavy hair, fresh faced and sweet lips. Easy and low maintenance for Spring, thanks to the Beauty Deals at Walgreens!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.