Update Complete! (I think!)

Results of Update
From Pexels- artists rendition of my hidden posts

   Hey Guys! It’s time for a kind of big Update! I’ve been working feverishly to figure out the direction on this site. I don’t want to restrict myself to a certain subject matter. After all, why am I doing this if I do that? I’m doing this because I like to blog. I like to talk to you, my readers. Before some more of the recent posts, I had pretty much completely attempted to hide a whole part of myself.

     I’m very into the paranormal side of things, and I enjoy exploring abandoned places. I like ghosts, tarot cards and New Age things. I don’t want to be to hide on my own website. 

    That… precursor… aside… you may have noticed some changes that may have lead you to immediately assume that I deleted a fair number of posts. What I did, was more or less separate my posts by catagory. Since I started this endeavor as beauty, coffee, fashion and travel, that’s what you see when you come to the home page. I moved all spooky stuff to a category aptly named, spooky

   With this new update, if you mouse-over the posts heading, you’ll be able to view both main categories: JNJ Original Flavor, and Spooky. Under the original flavor, are all of the categories you’ve been seeing for the past year. Under the Spooky category, you’ll find the Shadow side of JNJ. Meaning, that’s where you’ll find Ghosts, Haunted Doll Updates, Witchcraft, Divination and Urban Exploration. I guess this is me coming out of the Broom Closet, as it were. 

    I have one major part of the update to attend to, the subscription emails. I’m figuring out how to make emails send out according to the posts you are interested in. I know that the subject matter I’m wanting to bring on isn’t for everyone. So, I’m working to make sure sure you keep the same JNJ you’ve been hanging out with for over a year. 

    I’ll be posting the Spooky posts on Twitter and Facebook, but they will not be appearing on the homepage, unless there’s a demand to merge everything back together again. The hard part is over, now it’s going to be a matter of promoting the heck out of those posts that might not get the same amount of love and viewership that I’ve been seeing.

      I also want to thank you guys for your patience. And also for sticking with me through my hiatus while I figure out what’s going on. Color-wise on the site I still have to figure out how to make just the Spooky category appear as a darker background. But other than the emails and a little bit of cosmetic preference edits… I think we’re about ready to get back into the routine. 

    

Anti-Haul; New and Upcoming Releases!

     Hey there guys! I haven’t done one of these in so long, but I feel like it’s about the perfect time to do an anti-haul with the holidays approaching. I’ve been stalking Trendmood and Indiemood just to know what my wavering self-control is up against. Guys, there’s some gorgeous things coming out and I feel like I need to be held accountable. I’ve made two purchases so far, and I need to reign myself back in, because money doesn’t grow on trees. Let’s go ahead and get started with the festivities of me talking myself out of things! 

NARS Queen of the Night

     This one almost got me, guys. It’s a beautiful shimmer palette that looks like it has some beautiful toppers for your looks. Kind of like the Ignited palette that I bought, thinking it was going to be able to be noticeable alone. Wrong. That’s, of course, not to say that it’s not gorgeous. But when I say this almost got me, it almost got me. NARS has afterpay. Afterpay is my weakness- and I know it can snowball, so I have to stay strong. It’s beautiful, but like I have to ask myself for most things- “Will I use it?”. And if I have to ask myself that, the answer is probably no. And I don’t need to spend $58 on something I’m just going to look at and occasionally swatch.

Shu Uemura x Pokemon 

    I’m not even going to lie- I want this for the packaging, and the name. But the colors are very underwhelming. I have no experience with Shu Uemura, so who knows? It might be a bomb formula. But with the theme of Pikachu, this is what you came up with? The whole aesthetic of pokemon is bright colors and out of the box designs. The doodle Pikachu is to die for, but I don’t need another neutral palette with a single pop of color. The lash curler is really cute with the little charm, and it looks like they’re doing brushes, blush/contour, eyeliner and is that a wallet? It’s honestly adorable, but… why? 

 

Viseart New Grande Pro

   I don’t have too much to say about this- while I love the viseart formula, I do think that Rainbow palettes are little overdone at the moment. I mean I have a few palettes currently that would qualify as a rainbow palette, and cumulatively across my collection, as well. This is something that I just don’t need.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ruby May Neon Lights Palette

  This is one I actively have to talk myself out of, I’m intrigued by the neon colors but I know realistically that I’m not at a point to implement them into my looks. This palette is gorgeous though, if a little eye-stabby. What can I say? I like the pain, and I like this palette. Maybe if some reviews come out I’ll be moved to buy it, but for now I’m not planning to buy it.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Morphe 3503 Fierce By Nature Palette

     I don’t know if this is going to catch me some heat or whatever, but wow a neutral palette with a pop of green. Yawn. Sure it has a couple of colors that are more red and that one weird yellow-green color above the bright green, but I’m not feeling this palette. Morphe hasn’t impressed me so far, so I’m not moved to buy any releases beyond my JCxMorphe palette that I bought on pure impulse. 

Pat McGrath Midnight Sun

   This one is on here purely because of the price.  I simply cannot justify a palette for $130, no matter how drop-dead gorgeous it is. Maybe if I come across it on sale or on reddit, I’ll splurge, but for now, I just simply can’t. But would you look at that.  I mean, I know it’s a nearly neutral palette with a pop of purple, so realistically I don’t need it. But I also know that I love the PMG transformative formula.

Miss Fame Beauty’s Under My Skin

   As I was scrolling through IndieMood I was a little torn, because when I tell you that for me the indie brands are killing it, I mean it. But this list isn’t here to convince me to buy things, but to not buy things. While I do love this palette and want to buy it; I’ll not be moved. This almost reminds me of PMG in the layout, and the colorstory kills me, but much like the Ruby Ray palette, I’m unfamiliar with the formula and so will most likely not be buying this at least until I know more about it.  

Kraken Cosmetics End of the World Palette

      This particular one is another one I’m very curious about- however, it is pastels. Which I already have on hand, so I may be passing on this one because I already am able to emulate having the palette. This is a beautiful palette that I know nothing about, I’d suggest waiting for reviews unless their formula is familiar to you.

Likely Makeup Clown Blush Palette

    Anything that I could say is pretty much already in the name of the palette- which is basically that I’m pretty sure that this is not for me. I’ve always thought yellow blush makes you look kind of sickly, and while it looks gorgeous on their model, I’m definitely not taking my chances. Those pinks are lovely though, but I can’t commit to a full blush palette if I only want a single color.

Hell Bites Beauty’s Holy Trinity Palette

When I look at this all I can think of is a darker and more imposing Secret Sinner palette from P Louise.  This one is substantially more vampy than the P Louise one, and to be honest, I don’t really do too much with vampy colors. I’m generally more for champagne or silver shimmers and natural tones with the occasional pastel or bright color thrown in. That being the case, pretty though this palette is, I may wait for one more my speed.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Eunique Beauty Elite Mini Palettes

   Now, this particular entry on this list is here because while it’s stunning, and it is, that pressed teal glitter looks too chunky for use around the eyes. Honestly, I’m not on body glitters or any of that, but eye glitters are my thing. It would be too tempting to put it on my eye, even though I can see the large hexagonal chunk glitter just sitting there. If you guys hear anything different on this particular one, I’d be interested to hear it. Because, honestly, I won’t lie. I’m lusting over that teal shade a fair bit and would love nothing more than to hear that I’m wrong in this case and that I can smear that beautiful color all over my eye.

 

     I think I’m going to end this one here, on a good note. These were just the things that stood out to me when I was scrolling through @theindiemood and @Trendmood1 so it may not be all of the new releases, just the ones I wanted to talk about. Honestly, I did a fair amount of scrolling because some of the things I actually wanted and just couldn’t bring myself to talk myself out of them. Aside from talking myself out of things, I’ve bought a few new products from brands that I have no experience with, like Midas, OMFG Cosmetics, Mellow Cosmetics and Melt. I may do kind of a rapid fire review post including all of these new products. Though I may need to break the post into two, just because I know Mellow is international and I’m not sure about OMFG. 

     If you guys are talking yourself out of some of the new releases, how are you doing with that? I hope you guys make informed decisions and only buy the things that will spark joy… or that you get at a hefty discount. That counts as joy, right?

 

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Tutorial Tuesday; Pride Inspired the B in LGBTQ

Hey, guys! you’re witnessing the birth of a new (possible) day of content! That I conveniently posted on the wrong day…  I want to get myself more comfortable with doing tutorials and makeup related things, since I’ve been getting evidently really, really into it. I’ve been coming up with looks left and right and this is one of my favorites. At the time of writing, I’ve worn this one 3 times this week when ordinarily I do whole new looks for my ‘me’ looks that don’t tie in with challenges. I almost never revisit looks. So, that’s a miracle and calls for a tutorial.

This one very well may be basic, I did just learn that I can literally use my face as a pallet and mix shadow colors on my face. I don’t know how I forgot color theory, but I did. It was a game changer! I was dipping in to every color, where now I need every other color. I feel so bad that I had no idea!

For this tutorial, I used the James Charles x Morphe Pallette, Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Too Faced 3 in 1 spray, Eyelure Accents, and BH Cosmetic Brushes. 

Onward to the Tutorial!

 

In that last picture please excuse my weird blotchy cheek! I was playing with yellow blush for my Pikachu look for my Starter Pokemon Challenge… Guess I didn’t wash it off. It’s okay, though! I don’t think it’s too noticable, but just enough to apologize for.

I know to people who do makeup all the time, this look is so, so basic, but I was really proud of it and I hope you like it too. This might be an ongoing thing, or maybe just when I’m proud- who knows? I wanted to have fun, and share it with you! Also, go check out Skokey Glow on youtube, she was the inspiration for this naming!

Long Overdue Spring Anti-Haul! Not today Satan!

              Hey guys! I’m not dead, I swear. I’ve been prepping for the trip and studying, mainly. It’s going to be a long, long 42 days. I’m really feeling the drudgery of everyday life, especially now with this huge neon sign to look forward to! Thankfully, to break up the monotony, I’m planning to attend a 1920’s party this weekend, with my sparkly new Flapper dress, I’ve kept that bit under wraps. So, we have that to look forward to on Monday’s post! 

      I’m going to follow the lead of the Beautubers I aspire to follow, and share my Anti-Haul, because I legit need to learn how to stick to my Low Buy. Especially with my latest obsession being the idea of a macbook. Why? I don’t know. Honestly, it’s pretty. Do I need more reasons?

Kat Von D-oh no

  First up. is this black compact from KVD. I mean, aside from the controversy surrounding our alleged antisemitic former-tattoo-artist, I’m just not into this. Black? Really? What kind of spring are you a part of, Kat? It’s a kind of cute design, but this is definitely going to be a no from me. We still don’t know what it is, but if it’s eyeshadow- we have plenty of blacks shadows. And, that’s the only thing that makes sense. C’mon.

Please Stop…

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Continuing the Makeup munchies πŸ˜‚πŸͺ🍦 More #SneakPeeks πŸ‘€ From the upcoming Collection inspired by Diner and Fast food πŸ”πŸ¦πŸŸπŸͺ by #bombshellcosmetica πŸ’— The #MaltParlour #Collection Includes eyeshadow palettes, Bomb Burger Palette, Fresh Baked Eyeshadow, Strawberry Milkshake Eyeshadow palette, lashes: Smize Surprise ( in style Cavity) 🍟 Hot Diggity, Lash-Lola, Donut Shoppe and more . . #ComingSoon Online @bombshellcosmetica *use code: TRENDMOOD 20% off Will keep u updated . . This is Fun !! πŸ₯›πŸ“this collection will also launch in 4 big retailers in the US!! What are your thoughts? πŸͺπŸ”πŸ”₯ XO #TRENDMOOD THANK U for this beautiful update: @jasurias @sarahh.beauty_ 😘 . . …#makeup #makeupart #makeupartist #motd #makeupoftheday #makeuplover #makeupobsessed #makeupaddict #beauty #instabeauty #instamakeup

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Honestly, this is just here because I feel like I have to or else I’ll try to buy it. I’m living for the milkshake palette. But really, being realistic, I already have the colors. I have no need to gamble on a brand I don’t know about, and besides the fact that I bought the pizza palette and haven’t even broken into it. Why did I even buy it? This entry is an attempt to talk myself into self-control and bolstering myself for the release.

Sephora… why?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I can’t even make sense of this. I feel like I’m jumping on the hate train, but choo choo- I hate it. Guys, what? This collection looks so gimmicky. The shadow palette looks like something I’d give a child to play with. The black panther highlight palette doesn’t make any sense either. I feel like they should have made something a bit more universal, because that looks like something that would work on fair-light complexions, but not so much for mid-dark tones. Sephora, seriously. I’m all for mixing niches, but Marvel and Makeup? Nah.

Yawn… Next

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sharing here a beautiful!! palette, perfect for summer πŸ˜β˜€οΈπŸ’—βœ¨ The Sydney Bathers Palette by @nomadcosmetics Kiss of Sun Palette Includes: Balmoral Beach – Powder pink Highlighter with glistening pearls Tamarama Beach – Golden rod Illuminator with champagne pearls Bondi Beach – Glowing warm Bronzer with golden pearls Manly Beach – Rich chocolate matte Bronzer & Contour Powder Formulated with extra-fine pigments making each shade smooth, blendable & buildable. Infused with Macadamia Oil to help skin feel soft and moisturized. $27 #crueltyfree #vegan . Available now on their website . . . I also love mixing the colors together to create new Shades 😍✨ Did u get yours? Please share your favorites from the brand β˜€οΈπŸ’—XO #TRENDMOOD . . #healthy #makeup #beauty #bbloggers #beautyblogger makeupoftheday #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint

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This is just…. so boring. Most of us probably have these shades in triplicate. Browns? So inspired. So innovative. Wow. Of course it’s perfect for the summer. It’s literally a neutrals palette.

Speaking of Boring…

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Available Now! πŸš¨πŸ™€LINK ➑️ BIO online @stilacosmetics . ✨NEW Big #EyeshadowPalettes 🎨✨ each one includes 12 shades $52 #LimitedEdition 1. Happy Hour Eye Shadow Palette Daiquiri: Marshmallow matte Old Fashioned: Rose quartz matte Highball: Seafoam shimmer Cosmo: Cranberry glitter Sangria: Amethyst glitter Gold Label: Deep gold shimmer Black Book: Deep grey matte Neat: Nude matte On The Rocks: Silver shimmer Tiki Bar: Lilac glitter Sapphire Sizzle: Sapphire glitter Top Shelf: Aubergine glitter 2. After Hours Eye Shadow Palette Toast: Champagne glitter Last Round: Nude matte Sunset SoirΓ©e: Burnt orange shimmer Pink Bubbly: Baby pink shimmer Velvet Rope: Garnet glitter Cash Out: Jade glitter Bellini: Light peach shimmer All Nighter: Chocolate matte Bright Lights: Butter gold glitter Anything Goes: Espresso matte Tomorrow’s Tale: Reddish brown matte After Party: Smoky quartz glitter . . Which one did u get ? 🎨😍✨ XO #Trendmood #stilacosmetics THANK U for sharing this amazing!! Pic: @jennifer_q85 😘 . . ..#cosmetics #eyeshadow #motd #makeupoftheday #makeup #maquillaje #beauty #bbloggers #beautyblogger #instabeauty #fashion

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Have you guys seen this? I’m a little torn, because I’m so basic with my makeup. I also like Stila, so I think to myself, ‘what’s so bad about these?’ After thinking for a moment, I realized that I was bored already. They are such basic and safe colors. Stila does great with the liquid shadows that I’m almost tempted to try these. But, truth be told, I can dupe every color.

Packaging: 10 Execution: 3

 

 
 
 
 
 
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How is cute!! Is this NEW #Spring2019 #Collection πŸ¦‹πŸ˜ by #zoevacosmetics The #MelodyCollection Graceful and delicate, yet strong enough to withstand a total metamorphosis, the butterfly is a powerful symbol of transformation πŸ¦‹ Inspired by these winged beauties, celebrates a woman’s ability to transform herself with lightness and ease. Includes: #EueshadowPalette 5 #Glosses Hand Mirror . . Will be available ➑️ MARCH 25TH online @zoevacosmetics . . .#ByeByeMoney πŸ’Έ this packaging is so beautiful and I love that they added the hand mirror!! πŸ˜πŸ¦‹βœ¨ What are your thoughts? XO #Trendmood . . . . . .#motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk #makeuptutorial #makeuplover #makeupaddict

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 I love the design of this. The sophistication of the packaging, and the sparkly, shifting butterfly. The mirror? Love it! That pop of purple? Love it. Wait. That’s the only color I like in the palette. Well that’s not fair. I also like that pastel pink in the lower left. Those glosses are pretty, too. But, this just doesn’t spark joy beyond the thrill of the aboslutely stunning packaging. I. Need. To. Stop. Buying. For. The. Box.

No Natasha

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A #closeup 🚨 😍 She is going to be your best friend! NEW! @natashadenona #EyeshadowPalette πŸ‚πŸSay hello to The Biba Palette!!! All Neutrals πŸ˜πŸ™€πŸ™ŒπŸΌ it includes cream and powder formulas, mattes, also this is her first palette that includes a black shade in cream powder *permanent $129 πŸ–€πŸπŸ‚ . . . . Will be available ➑️ TOMORROW Online & in stores @Sephora / APRIL available in all retailers . . . I just love her clean packaging ! Always simple and elegant and of course her eyeshadows!!! The cream powder formula (4 shades) is so smooth, soft and blends beautifully just like the other shades and finishes! Stunning and super!!! Wearable palette for everyone #ByeByeMoney πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ Is it on your list ? πŸ‚πŸπŸ˜ XO #Trendmood #natashadenona . #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk #makeuptutorial #makeuplover #makeupaddict #trendmoodholidays2018

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I’ve developed a love for the higher-end products lately, with my growing collection of Pat McGrath and Natasha Denona. I guess I’m in that ‘Collector’ mindset. As much as I like Natasha’s formula and general aesthetic, I can’t. I just… can’t. Not for a neutral palette, and not even for Natasha.

Eenie, meenie minny No

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#REVEALED 🚨Round 2 🏁This time it’s with #Minnie What a CUTE! #Collection β€οΈπŸ–€ NEW! Collaboration #doseofcolors X @disney #MinnieMouse #DisneyAndDoseOfColors . . Includes: 3 Lip products 3 (looks like glittery eyeliners or maybe liquid eyeshadows) 1 Face Palette . . Will be available ➑️ MARCH 18TH online @doseofcolors . . What are your thoughts? πŸ–€β€οΈXO #TRENDMOOD THANK U for this beautiful update: @godsdaughterluv @adilenyc @kellyhdv @sophiel_mu @anahit.08 @ulalala_ss @annapetrosianfc24 😘 #makeupoftheday #motd #makeupoftheday #mua #ilovemakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #makeupblogger #makeuponpoint #onpoint #makeuplook #makeuplove #makeuptalk #makeuptutorial #makeuplover #makeupaddict #makeupaddiction #makeupdolls #onpoint #onfleek .

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As cute as the Minnie collection is, I can’t commit. I impulse bought the Mickey palette and I love it. It’s more my speed, and I have the Sultry palette. Which saves me if I want a neutral look with a pop of color. I love the colors in that palette and the blush is such a gorgeous color. But, I’m going to have to pass. 

Burger Up!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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O-M-G! πŸ™€Fresh off the grill πŸ”₯πŸ˜‚ We are now Calling out all the #Burger / #MakeupLovers πŸ”πŸ˜ There is a NEW palette… The #BurgerPalette πŸŽ¨πŸ…πŸ”πŸ§€ by #glamlite Includes 16 Toppings / Shades with different flavors / finishes: ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato πŸ…, pickles, avocadoπŸ₯‘, bacon πŸ₯“, and a variety of cheeses! πŸ§€ And that’s not all… it’s a Full collection!!! inspired by America’s favorite fast foods. Here are some hints: πŸ”πŸ§€πŸŸπŸ¨πŸŒ­πŸ₯“πŸ•πŸ— . . #ComingSoon Online @glamlite *use code: TRENDMOOD 10% off Will keep u updated . . Makeup is Fun πŸ˜‰ And we love food, the perfect combination What are your thoughts? πŸ”πŸ”₯ XO #TRENDMOOD THANK U for this beautiful update: @mary.thefitmom.malone @jasurias @hellooooo_._nurse @annax1091 😘 . . #LoveU …#makeup #makeupart #makeupartist #motd #makeupoftheday #makeuplover #makeupobsessed #makeupaddict #beauty #instabeauty #instamakeup

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How can I hate on food palettes without shaking my head at the company that I view as repsonsible for the fad? The realistic burger is a turn off. The FOMO in me wants it, but I literally haven’t even opened the pizza one aside from just looking at it. So, I won’t be jumping on this one. Youtube be damned, I won’t be buying this.

     With that, guys, I’ll shut up about what I won’t be buying. This post could have been longer, but I figure I’ll save the long Anti-Hauls for youtube just so I don’t beat you with text! What things have released that you’re not feeling? 

Tag; Step into Spring!

    Hey guys, so here’s another instance of me inviting myself to a party that I wasn’t invited to. I really like tags, probably because I kind of had my start on DeviantArt back about a decade ago, when there were so many people doing tags in their posts. That’s not strictly blogging, but I do recall doing so. many. tags. 

     I know that I’ve been quiet this week, I don’t have a reason or excuse other than I just… had no energy. No matter how many coffees I drink to cheer myself up, I still feel lackluster. I’m wondering if the prospect of braving these 49 days to my big trip has me feeling down. It’s really likely.

     Today’s post is another Question and Answer style post, this one in a valiant effort to remind myself that it’s spring. I welcome you guys to take part too on the platform of your choice!

1. What 3 colours remind you most of Spring?

      For me, it’s definitely baby yellow, pastel purple and soft pink. I remember growing up and eating peeps with the rest of the children after hunting for multiple pastel plastic eggs. There’s something so innately spring about pastels to me. 

2. What is the first thing you’d add to your wardrobe in Spring?

      I’m really partial to flowy bohemian style skirts and loose peasant tops for the spring. I tend to start dressing more for casual festivals then everyday life once the weather permits. 

3. What is the first wardrobe item you ditch in Spring?

     I do away with bulkier coats in favor of cardigans and colorful pull-overs. Sadly, I end up pushing any items featuring fuzzy faux fur to the back of my closet in favor of booties that are more season appropriate.

4. What are your ultimate Spring nude and Spring bright lipsticks?
    
    Please don’t judge me too harshly for this one, but I really like the Kylie Lip Kit in Apricot for my springy pink. It’s so soft and almost like a ‘grown-up’ version of the iridescent pinks I wore as a teen. I also favor more rose gold tones for my nudes, my favorite is one I don’t even know the name of.

5. What is your top Spring fragrance?

     You mean people change scents for the season? My favorite scent ever is vanilla. But if I had to pick a spring scent, it would be light and floral. Floral isn’t my usual scent, so I sadly don’t have any to use as an example for this one!

6. What do you add/drop from your skincare routine in Spring?

     My skincare routine is woefully inadequate, to be honest. I pretty much just moisturize in the morning then again at night after taking my makeup off. I try to remember to slap some moisturizer on my face when I don’t wear makeup, but more often than not, I forget.

7. Do you change your hair up in Spring?

    I change my hair up all the time! It doesn’t have to a seasonal thing. It’s just when I’m bored of what i have going on, which is what happened this time. I do notice that my current chop did take place right as the seasons were changing over. Hm. 

8. Are there any exciting beauty releases you’re waiting for this Spring?

    A few that I’m aware of right now! My favorites hail from Colour Pop, personally just for the affordability factor and their superb quality. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I did purchase (I think) 7 items from their Disney Villains collection. I ordered the palette along with Facilier’s set, then tacked on Ursula’s highlight and Cruella’s gloss

    The next one is also from Colour Pop and it’s their actual 2019 spring collection, I purchased the ‘your face is like sunshine‘ set because I have no self control, and really like the colors and the idea of getting lots of items for pretty cheap.     

    There is an honorable mention from MAC, that I haven’t purchased from. I’m lowkey proud that I haven’t gotten something from the Boom, Boom, Bloom collection, but I know it only because when I looked at it, the For the Frill of It gloss was sold out. 

9. What are your top 3 Spring nails shades?

    Definitely have to go with teal, rosy pink and champagne. Champagne is a perfect color for any season, in my humble opinion.

10. Who do you tag to do this post next?

     I did already kind of answer this question before we got started, since I don’t have any friends -sniff- that blog, I tag my lovely readers! If you do participate in this tag, please leave the link in the comments below!