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Ingrid’s Weekly Recap & My Love List

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Monday


Last week was Week 3 of Project Focus 10, where I reviewed Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer (link). A summer favorite but …

Don’t forget to visit my collab friends : 

Jodi from ABrashAttitude

Joy from StyledWithJoy

Stashy from StashMatters

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lift Concealer Review

 

Wednesday


 

I had a blast writing this Valentine’s Day Tag ! (link)

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Saturday


 

This Valentine’s Day week made me do crazy things like wearing flashy intense red lipstick (ok mix with my coral shade). I must say that after a day of turning heads at the shopping mall, I have to admit that I taught it was cute! I also took advantage of this Love Themed Week to profess my love to Arbonne lipsticks! They are fast becoming one of my favorite lipstick formula ! A total love fest… ❤️(link)

Arbonne Lipsticks (Guava & Currant)


♥ Things I’ve been loving this week ♥

Things I'm loving This Week (Curly Spring Blossom)

From my Bearded Cupid … 

Told you BeardMan was reading my blog!?! 😜 He bought a few items from my Gift list (link) and in the card, even though all those beautiful attentions were for the day of Romance, it was not Happy Valentine’s Day but “get well soon”… From all your comments, I know a lot of you were rooting for a new rescued dog but honestly, it wouldn’t have been ideal at the moment… very soon I hope  🙏🏼 !

My Valentine's Day Gifts


♥ My Top 3 Posts of the Week ♥

Cat from My LipAddiction.com (A must read !)

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MyStyleInsideOut – Instagram Update

Thank you so much for this new Instagram feature which makes it easier for people with multiple accounts to switch from one account to the other.

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Katrina Does Beauty – How To Fit Blogging Around Full Time Work (link)

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♥ Most Exciting New Product of the Week ♥

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New Viseart Brow Palette : Define, Draw or Shape

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♥ My Favorite YouTube Videos Of The Week ♥

🐾 Vet Ranch 🐾

If you are an animal lover like myself, you will love their weekly videos! Every week, they find a way to put a smile on my face (and tears in my eyes). They are changing lives…!

Have a beautiful Sunday my beauties!

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The Beautiful Cat from My LipAddiction.com (link)

DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

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Arbonne Lipsticks ❥❥ Love is in the Air

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I was jumping up and down when I received these two Arbonne lipticks (Guava & Currant). Dream, the shade I owned for a while now, has been on my lips every day. Paired with my Buxom lipgloss in the color Katie, this combination have been my go-to look recently. It’s definetely a match made in heaven and during this Valentine’s Day week, it’s the perfect time to talk about dynamic duos, kissable lips and red coloured elements…!

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I’ve reviewed Arbonne lipsticks before (link), but since I just got my hands on additional shades, and that I still have a long list of colours I’m dying to try, let’s get on with those new tints, perfect for your everyday makeup, all year long.

 Arbonne Lipsticks (Guava & Currant)

I personnaly think that Arbonne’s products are so very underrated! To tell you the truth, if the company hadn’t reached me and graciously sent a lip kit (lip liner, lipgloss & lipstick) months ago, their wonderful products would still be totally unknown to me and I would be unaware of the company altogether 😢!! Very sad but true …

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Why am I so excited? Simply because I’m so hard to please when it comes to lipstick. I have some very strict needs to fulfill and if not met, I look elsewhere! And I must say that Arbonne has a perfect report card; they are outstanding in every category.

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Here are my criteria for choosing my lip products: First, lipsticks have to smell good (back in the days, they almost all smelled like urine!! Gross, I know but the fact is that they were mostly made with pregnant mare urine)!!! Second, it needs a moisturizing formula. I always have dry lips (from the weather and dehydration), and I cannot stand to have a dry lipstick that emphasizes any of my dry spots.Third, if the formula makes my lips bleed, it’s a total no-no since I just don’t like to line my lips that much. Fourth, I hate a lipstick that get patchy when it wears off. Fifth I’m slowly transitioning to cruelty-free when it comes to my beauty products. I’m using up my actual stash but my goal for 2016 is to purchase only cruelty-free skincare, body care & haircare products, same thing for makeup brushes. Bonus point if a product is also vegan !!!

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♥ No wonder why I LOVE Arbonne lipsticks so much: ♥

They smell like sweet cotton-candy,

They are one of the smoothest, hydrating formula I’ve ever tried,

They don’t bleed whatsoever outside my lips, even without a lip liner,

The color wears off so nicely. It stains my lips a little bit and the fading is very gradual; it doesn’t leave you with an inside rim (we all hate this right?!?),

Vegan & Cruelty-Free. Thanks Arbonne for caring!!!

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Honestly I’m so impressed with all their products so far that I’m now very intrigued about the rest of their makeup line (and believe me, it is quite exhaustive). I’m thinking of delaying my 2016 Low-Buy just to get a few more items from Arbonne’s catalogue…

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Valentine’s Day is suppose to be about professing your love. I guess that it’s the perfect moment to say to Arbonne: I love, loVE, LOVE your lipsticks & lipglosses!!! 


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Thanks for stopping by my beauties

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Let’s connect on Bloglovin’ – Twitter – Instagram –  Pinterest

Email: CurlySpringBlossom@gmail.com

DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

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Valentine’s Week ❥ The List

Valentines Day 2016 (Curly Spring Blossom)

Valentine’s Week ❥ The List


 

Valentine’s Day, that time of the year when we all get mushy mushy and lovey dovey (Euh! not really)! Somewhere in  the back of our mind, we are hoping that our significiant other still remembers the V-Day, expresses his love to us and pops the question. For me, I know that it won’t ever happen and that idea migrated somewhere far away from my mind as BeardMan is quite opiniated about this subject. So I thought that the boyfriend will benefit from THE list.

The “not a good idea” List …

Chocolate

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With my evergoing battle against my weight, it’s no chocolate for the misses. It seems like I’m on a perpetual diet so this is a no-no (I had a teacher who was always saying a chocolate bar is 5 minutes in our mouth and 5 years in our butt!!!)

 

Flowers

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I think fresh flowers are lovely but I hate receiving a big bouquet. Let’s face it, 3 days later this gift is over and done, and unfortunately in the garbage (10 years ago, it was trendy to make some potpourri with the dried-up flowers but 2016 doesn’t need the dreadful return of that trend). Seriously, a 50$ bouquet is 3 days of beauty but a 50$ eyeshadow palette is years of joy.

Lingerie

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If I wasn’t clear before, I lost a few rounds in my bout against my weight. I sadly gained back a couple pounds (more like than 25), so BeardMan knows better than to buy me some floozy lingerie. A flannel pyjama is so attractive too you know!!! (BeardMan’s note: attractive yes, but so @#$&! hot!! )

Romantic Dinner

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I don’t know about you but going to dinner on V-Day always feels like a rip-off to me since restaurants tend to jump their prices and they always have one pre-made menu. The pleasure of going to a restaurant is to feel free to order whatever you want, and to send that you have your money’s worth… I never feel that during special events and holidays!

 


 

♥ Now this is my little list of things I would love ♥ 

It’s been already a month of giving my significant other, a ton of (not-so) subtle hints)…

Lips

 

I’ve been on a No-Buy on lip products for so long that any chance I get, I suggest some lipsticks. I’m usually a die-hard lip gloss fan (#shinylipsrocks) but lately, I’ve been wearing more and more lipsticks and I’m dying to have the Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Magnolia. I really REALLY like this formula (Vegan & Cruelty-Free) or maybe, Mac Hue.

 

Books

 

During the last months, I’ve been on a quest to become a better ME: Creating better habits, motivational tips, finding new tools to achieve new goals, etc… Here are some books that are highly recommended on different sites and that I want to read so badly …

 

Adventures for your Soul (Shannon Kaiser)

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You are a Badass (Jen Sincero)

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& this journal Better Than Before (Gretchen Rubin)

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Doggies

It’s not a secret that I’ve been praying the beauty gods for someone special a.k.a. love of my life, to be the best father to our furry babieS. He is already a super dad for our only girl Betty but I would like to add a few siblings to the family (let’s say 7 or 8 new dogs). I know he is reading this post, so I guess it could help… #AdoptDon’tShop

Face Palette

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I want the MAC contour & Sculp Yourself Palette very badly…  This little number is calling my name, my cell phone and even sends me emails and text messages: “Ingrid…..Ingrid … we made this one just for you”!

Vitamix

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It’s been on my “will I ever get one” list forever. I know it’s a little expensive for that special V-Day but heck, we never know (No wedding = a Vitamix at least, you don’t think so?!?). Someone could argue that getting an appliance on Valentine’s Day means spending more time in the kitchen but, for me, it would be a great solution to all my smoothie recipes which are my basic foods each morning…

 

Maybe this post seems like I need something more in my life but let me be honest (and cute) for a moment: Being with beardman really feels like Valentine’s day every day. He doesn’t have to give me anything but his heart (Ok! That’s way too cheesy). I will take whatever he wants (on the list of course), a hug and a kiss or even nothing at all (not happening).

 

Humour me and let me know what’s on your not-so-secret list!!!

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Let’s connect on Bloglovin’ – Twitter – Instagram –  Pinterest

Email: CurlySpringBlossom@gmail.com

DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.