Every year, when seasons are about to change, I crave life updates & upgrades. I think its quite symbolic; when the environment around me is changing itself, I want the same for myself. These are usually minor, however they make a huge difference in my feeling refreshed, and renewed.
Spring is probably one of the seasons that inspire the most updates. This year especially winter has been uncharacteristically cold, even snowy here in the NW. Winter also gave me quite a bit of cabin fever when for days we couldn’t leave our house due to ice, living on the hills.
As spring is finally almost on the horizon, I am so very excited dreaming about blooming flowers, a bit warmer temperatures, and exercising outside without feeling like my arms & legs are freezing haha. Here are five life upgrades I am implementing at the moment.
UPDATING MY MAKEUP TO SPRING COLORS
As always, for spring, I am starting my updates with my makeup. The most fun part of playing with makeup is adding fun colors to my rotation for warmer weather. I love wearing red, and burgundy lipstick tones, (as you can see on TheBoxQueen) however I’ve started to include more pinks to my everyday look, as well as softer eye shadow tones. I love experimenting with springy shades, and I am sure I’ll use more and more pastels & romantic colors in the coming months.
UPGRADING MY DEODORANT TO DOVE ADVANCE CARE
As warmer days approach, having reliable odor protection becomes even more important. I admittedly already been using Dove products, and I trust the brand. I recently picked up Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant in Cool Essentials, and love this deodorant upgrade. I start my day refreshing with it and adore the revitalizing cucumber & green tea scent. Its so crisp, and clean.
I love that such an everyday product is so pleasant to use. It provides 48 hrs of odor & wetness protection and even has skincare benefits of Dove ¼ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture for softer & smoother underarms.
When I choose deodorants, I look for functionality, reliability, and a beautiful scent and I found all of those in Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant in Cool Essentials. LOVE!
UPDATING MY FITNESS ROUTINE
I talked about my new fitness routine in the beginning of the year, and how I added this at home exercise program to running. I love the results I am seeing so far. Although it did help me shed a couple of the extra pounds leftover from the holiday parties and meals, the most significant benefit of this program has been the mind/body connection they focus on. I also appreciate how the workouts help me get in shape for other physical activities such as running.
For spring, I am getting even more serious, and will aim for four times a week with my at home program in addition to outside workouts. Can’t wait!
UPDATING MY WARDROBE WITH SPRING STYLES
You didn’t think I would not mention spring styles right? 🙂 Everywhere I look I see new spring pieces, and I can’t help but get excited. Great layering pieces, on trend cardigans, and blouses, peep toe booties, suede jackets, and flowy skirts, here I come.
As you know I LOVE color, and pattern in my outfits, and have been adding even more of both to my closet slowly but surely. In the months to come, I’ll be sharing my new spring purchases, trends, and outfit ideas.
Top: Grey Racerback Tank | Pants: Navy Leggings | Cardigan: Blue Cold Shoulder | Shoes: Peep Toe Booties | Bag: Grey Saddle Crossbody | Jewelry: Long Necklace + Earrings
CHANGING UP MY HAIR COLOR TO A LIGHTER SHADE
I am not talking about drastic changes here as I don’t like to steer too much away from my natural hair color. Recently though my hair shade has gotten much darker, and I plan to go back to my golden brown for spring. I also plan to get a haircut to clean up the split ends, and to get my hair back into its shape. I find that haircuts make styling my hair much easier.
How do you upgrade for spring lovelies? I would LOVE to hear about all the changes you look forward to making; big or small!
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Have a wonderful day lovely ladies! Stay your amazing selves, and stay stylish! XOXO,
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