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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Tag: I Heart Spring!

As I type the sun is streaming through the windows and it finally feels like spring! The birds are tweeting & the flowers are blooming, so what better post to start this month's posts than the I Heart Spring tag!

1. Favourite spring nail polish?
I know this is a blush, don't worry, I've not gone crazy!

I'm a prolific nail biter (awful I know, but whenever an essay deadline looms I seem to bite them all off) so I'm going to switch this question to favourite spring blush because you know how much I love blush. I have kind of cheated (but not really) and picked the Illamasqua Blush Duo in Lover & Hussy. I've had this duo for a little while and barely touched it but the colours are so Spring appropriate I've decided it's time to show them some love. Lover is the most perfect peach and Hussy is a gorgeous vibrant pink. Beautiful! 

2. What is your must have lip colour for this Spring?
At the moment I'm still loving nude lip colours but as I was going through my collection I rediscovered Topshop All About Me lipstick and this was the shade I wore so much last Spring & Summer and all those happy memories came flooding back. This is the colour I'm wearing today and it's one of those colours that just makes me happy so I have a feeling it's going to be a favourite again this year! 

3. Show your favourite spring dress.
This is a dress I've had in my wardrobe for so many years and hardly worn. I'm a little bit too chubby to wear this at the moment but I'm choosing this as my favourite because I'm using it as motivation to lose a little bit of weight. I'm not too fussed over what the scales tell me I weigh so I'm using this dress as my guide, when it fits I know I will have reached my goal. I think Ralphie quite likes it too, look at his little legs - so cute!

4. What is your favourite flower?

Either tulips or daisies. They make me smile whenever I see them! 

5. What is your favourite spring scarf or accessory?

Definitely my RayBan Outdoorsman sunglasses♦. I've never owned a pair of really nice sunglasses before, so I'm super excited to wear these! They've also got my prescription in so I don't need to wear my contact lenses whenever it's sunny anymore. I'm sure fellow contact lens wearers know what I mean when I say they're not always comfortable and sometimes you don't want to deal with hayfever eyes or potential sand in eye situations with them in!

6. Which spring trends are you most excited for this year? (Make up, fashion, or both)

Fashion wise, I'm totally not clued up on Spring trends at all. I do really like floral prints, not as much as I used to, but I definitely enjoy seeing lots of bright colours find its way back into the shops. Make Up wise, again I'm not sure what's 'trendy' at the moment but I'm excited to wear more bronzey looks with highlighted cheekbones and dewy skin. I love that look and I can never pull it off in the cooler months because I get so super pale.

7. Favourite spring candle?

Am I totally failing as a blogger if I say I'm not that much of a candle person in spring & summer?  I feel like I've broken some kind of unsaid blogger rule! Saying that though, I saw a post by Annabel from Fragmented Splendour yesterday mentioning a pineapple candle from Primark that sounds amazing & I think I'm going to have to go and pick one up at some point very soon.

8. Favourite perfume or body spray this Spring?

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh is definitely my spring favourite, it's a really delicate fragrance and it smells exactly like parma violet sweeties to me, without being overpowering or too much. It's beautiful & I think I'll be wearing this a lot throughout Summer too. 

9. What is spring like where you  live?

Oh gosh, it really varies, I'm sure all of you UK dwellers will agree with me on this one. Last spring was incredible, it was super sunny and really warm. This year has been a bit all over the place, it snowed a lot, rained a lot and now I'm hoping the sunshine is here to stay for a little while! 

10. What is your favourite thing about spring?

The sunshine and the fact that everything seems to wake up after a long sleep! It's so lovely, especially after a long and wet Winter, to finally see the sun shining and feel the warmth on your face. The flowers bloom, there are lots of lambs in the fields around where I live and everyone seems to feel just that little bit happier.

11. Are you a Spring cleaner?

I would like to say yes, but in reality although I always have the best intentions I procrastinate really badly! As I've got older I'm much better at giving away unwanted clothes and I'm trying my best to declutter my life as much as possible. 

12. Any plans for a Spring holiday?

Nowhere abroad because I'm completely terrified of planes, but I'm hoping we'll manage a trip to the seaside sometime soon! I really miss the beach, the warm sand underfoot and the smell of the salty air. I'm excited for a Mr Whippy (with a flake) and a paddle in the sea, no matter how freezing cold it is!

I Tag You! 
If you've already done this tag please leave a link in the comments, I'd love to see! 
What is your favourite thing about Spring?
xoxo

49 comments:

  1. Oh that dress is so cute!

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    1. It's one of those patterns that makes me smile <3

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  2. This is such a cute post, that perfume is my favourite too. Much prefer it to the original Daisy! xxx

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  3. I love you're spring tag!
    It's sooo great,
    I really like the look of your blush and you're dress is so prety!

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  4. I'm so happy to see some sunshine finally! I love tulips too, they are so pretty! xxx

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    1. Ahh I know, I hope the sunshine stays <3

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  5. I don't like burning candles in the summer either!! I opt for room spray or an oil burner (which technically burns a candle but its a tealight one and you cant see it, does it still count?) but most of the time we just have the doors and windows open when it's nice and let the outside drift in.

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    1. I love having the windows open too, nothing like a bit of fresh air! <3

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  6. Your blog is so beautiful! I just love reading it! I can't wait to do this tag!

    xx

    http://www.missstylemonster.blogspot.com

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  7. I love that lipstick colour very pretty x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. It's a lovely vibrant shade! xo

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  8. Those sunglasses are beautiful! Happy sunshine xxx

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  9. those flowers made me smile!! I love how spring like the Marc Jacobs bottles are!! :) xx

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  10. Really love that dress. Hopefully you can wear it soon. Hanna

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  11. tulips are one of my favorite flowers, too. That blush duo looks perfect! I already have lover, but the other color is pretty too. I might take up on this tag sometime - hopefully before spring is over :P

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    1. Hehe! I can't believe it's almost summer already! xo

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  12. That's such a cute dress, and I love the sunglasses! I hope the weather gets warmer soon brrr! x

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  13. I have that lipstick! :) I just moved house and our new garden is full of tulips xx

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    1. Aww that sounds so lovely, I hope you're loving your new house! <3

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  14. Finally a tag I really like!

    Here's the link to my version: http://annemariabarney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tag-i-heart-spring.html

    It's in German unfortunately ... but I hope you like it anyway!

    Lots of love
    Maria

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  15. I'm not a typical blogger either, definitely not a candle person! That blush duo is so so beautiful!

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  16. love the colour of the top shop lipstick :D

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  17. You NEED that pineapple candle - not the strongest scent but it's PINEAPPLE! ;D & only like £2 so bargain!

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  18. That dress looks gorgeous - I don't even think I own one spring dress!

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    1. You should totally get one <3

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  19. Those Ray Bans are so cute! Very jelly x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Ahh, love this! I have indeed written my own answers for this tag :-) here's a wee link! http://indigobuttons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/spring-has-sprung.html?m=1

    Tulips are my favourite flowers too. I just love the "new start" feel that comes with spring... Although technically we're closer to bloody summer now! Wish the weather would make its mind up! Great post lovey :) xxx

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    1. Thank you for linking lovely! xo

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  21. Love this spring tag :) I might do it myself soon :) and that lipstick looks amazing!

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  22. I love this tag so much so I have done one myself it you wanna check it out xx
    http://givenmewings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/i-love-spring-tag.html

    Sarah oxox

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  23. Love that dress! I've got a Motivation dress too...and jeans...and bra...and jacket LOL I'm determined to fit in them again!

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  24. Thanks for the tag Jennie :) I've posted mine here and linked you xx http://lologlitter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/tag-i-heart-spring.html

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