Lately Loving

The best part about doing this weekly series is being able to get creative with the photos I take and keeping it visual and pleasant to the eyes. I hope you enjoy this week’s list!

1. BB Cream

BB Cream

I repeatedly talk about how sensitive my skin is because it’s difficult for me to experiment with numerous products. On the plus side, when something works for me it’s all the more exciting. Although I use moisturizer twice a day I’m not very good at applying SPF – enter BB cream. By now you’ve probably read thousands of articles and reviews about these all-in-one creams that serve multiple purposes including sun protection, moisturizing, priming and sheer coverage. The Maybelline BB cream was moisturizing, gave a beautiful glow, was hardly noticeable and blended perfectly with my skin. I highly recommend it!

2. Pastel Nail Polish

Pastels

I absolutely adore pastel colors, especially during this time of year. I don’t usually like to be limited by the seasons and I tend to wear the nail colors I’m in the mood for, but these vibrant yet soft shades are the epitome of spring.

3. Leopard Prints

Leopard

If you don’t have leopard print shoes yet, go out and get some stat. When stylists say this print is a neutral, they are not wrong. It livens up an outfit and goes with (almost) anything. I especially like to pair these shoes with a white top and an emerald green necklace. Are you at the mall yet?

4. Contour Tips

During my search for quick and easy contouring tutorials I found this great one by Carli Bybel. She uses a heavy layer of makeup so it’s definitely not an everyday look, but the end result is gorgeous and her step by step instructions are quite easy to follow.

5. Jewels for a Cause

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The star of one of my favorite TV shows and my ultimate WCW Nina Dobrev has teamed up with Gorjana & Griffin Jewelry to raise awareness for¬†Epidermolysis Bullosa, a genetic skin disorder that causes the skin to be fragile and form blisters. Proceeds from NINA4EBMRF will benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. Visit Gorjana & Griffin to browse the beautiful range of delicate jewels, just in time for Mother’s Day.