Oooh, I love April. The whole “April showers bring May flowers” thing isn’t totally accurate where I live – it’s more like, “May showers bring June flowers” – but April is still a time of renewal, growth, and freshness in my mind. Mud and dirt are visible for the first time in a long time; puddles are everywhere. The birds are finally out, singing. Everything is brown, but there are pops of colour here in there in the occasional green blades of grass and little flower buds. It smells like spring too!
I love the first day of every month for the same reason I love new seasons, and Mondays, if you can believe it or not. It’s a fresh start. A blank canvas. Something you can create whatever you want with. It’s all up to you.
I’ve been thinking lately about a new spring wardrobe. I am saving money for my wedding this summer, so I don’t want to spend much, but that didn’t stop me from treating myself last night to a few of the buy one, get two free pajama pieces at La Vie en Rose. All my pajamas are heavy and suited for winter! This little purchase alone has me excited about warmer weather and the change of season, and it wasn’t a lot to spend.
One thing I’m going to do for myself this spring is to start taking better care of my skin. I ran out of good cleanser and moisturizer a few months ago, and I’ve just been using a scrub or bar soap and skipping moisturizer every day (I know, I know – so bad)!! I keep telling myself I should save the money for the wedding instead, but the fact is, healthy skin is worth it, and if I’m broken out and blotchy on my wedding day this summer I won’t be happy!
There’s a collection on my website I think I’m going to get. It’s called “Au Natural“, and it bundles essential skincare products together along with a tinted lip treatment. It comes with an eye serum, which I use around my eyes and also mixed with moisturizer for a better moisturizing treatment. There is a gentle cleanser, a daily moisturizer for all skin types, a great makeup primer, rosewater (an amazing toner/balancing product that moisturizes and smells sooo pretty), a tinted lip treatment, and a bag to put it all in. There are two different cleansers, one for normal/dry skin and one for oily/acne-prone skin, and 5 shades of lip balms. I already have the Red Velvet Cake and now I can’t decide if I want Strawberry Cheesecake or Vanilla Milkshake next! So many choices. ❤
I think spring is a good time to treat ourselves to something that makes us feel renewed, full of energy, and ready for the warmer weather. What are your plans this spring? Do you take any trips? Do you plan to get outside more or be more active?