Growing favorites – Spring has finally arrived here in my neck of the woods (Praise the Lord!). I must admit the winter was taking a toll on me. I love the snow during the winter, but when the calendar says spring, I do need Spring to be here. Now… let the good times roll! I love Spring, in fact, I really do love all the seasons, but I enjoy Spring more. What was once dead has now been given life. I absolutely love to see the budding of leaves; the flowers just beginning to blossom. Personally, nothing else speaks of the wonder and beauty of God like Spring. I can imagine the birds singing praises to our God, telling their friends and family of His faithfulness. I love the temperature; not too hot nor too cold, just perfect. People smile more, they are likely to linger and chat. Spring brings laughter and a spring (get it?) in the step. Spring inspires me to move, be more active. What are a few of your plans?
FASHION FAVORITES: These shoes! This BCBG shoes were bought at DSW. I very rarely buy shoes at regular stores. Consignment and thrift stores are my shoe stores of choice. BUT I just happened to be at DSW for which I just happened to have a coupon. They were the perfect color, in the perfect size and they very loudly called to me. I think everyone in the store heard them. What choice did I have? I had to have them. These shoes just happened to be on sale and with the coupon they were around $10.00. That’s practically thrift store price! I am so sorry. I admit Instagram made me do it. To be fair, I really, really, REALLY liked it. I like the style, the shape, and the fact that it was made from wood was a perfect touch. It really is a cool looking bag. It does not fit much, just the beard essentials. But then, that’s really all we need, right? Just say, right!
BEAUTY FAVORITES This Crabtree & Evelyn is a hand primer. I know exactly what you are thinking, right now! A hand primer, really! In my defense, I did not know it was a hand primer. I was looking for a hand lotion and I saw the word ‘hand’ and naturally assumed hand lotion. Lo and behold it was a hand primer. That’s what happens when I skim read. Anyway, I use this as a lotion, (yes, yes, I do) it feels wonderful. It feels and acts like lotion and it smell great. I bought it as TJ Maxx. Because if BoxyCharm, I own a lot of eye shadow palettes. But this palette is one of my favorites. It is by The Balm and is called Nude Tude. I absolutely love the eye shadow palette. The colors are perfectly nude, which is exactly how I like it. It is easy to apply and it is very much pigmented. Mistakes are easily corrected, without having to start completely over (yes, I’ve had to do that). I bought this palette from Amazon quite a few years ago. Love it. This Mac lipstick has become my go-to lipstick. This shade of pink goes with practically everything. It is more or less a perfect combination of red and brown and pink. It is creamy and applies easily. Although I sometimes use a lip liner, it is gorgeous all on its own. It is called Girl Around Town (who comes up with these names?) I love it. I do not like a variety of colors on my face, except my lipstick. . Almost everything, I use has a very neutral palette, including this blush. It is a barely discernible blush. I love it exactly for that reason. It provides just the perfect hint of blush on the face. It is easy to apply and goes on smoothly. That’s a good verse isn’t it? I live the way, the psalmist reiterated that last phrase. “Praise the Lord”. Almost to say, I will start. Let it start with me, I will praise the Lord. I will join with the psalmist and say Praise the Lord. There are so many things to praise the Lord for, but I will praise Him because He is God. That makes Him worthy of my praise.
What are a few of your favorite things during the month of April?