May 3, 2013

I Love Spring Tag!

Hello! Been MIA for a while but I'm back. I love watching tag videos on Youtube and wish the blogosphere would pick up on it as well. Tags are where there are a list of questions and after you answer them, you tag someone else and it goes on. They are super fun to answer, hope you have as much fun reading!

1. Favorite spring nail polish?

 I have been loving my lilac nail polish for spring. Its called "Lilac" from ELF($2). I honestly want to throw away my ELF polishes and buy the 4-free ones from Butter London but finding the time to go and match the colours is just so hard. If you know of a similar shade in Butter or a 4-free brand, let me know. 

2. What is your must-have lip color this spring?

I have been loving the "Rose of Attraction" from Maybelline Color Whisper line ($7.49). Its a soft mauve-pink that can be worn everyday and thats exactly what I have done!

3. Show us your favorite spring dress!

Ok, I will have to show three things. The first is of course the green khakis that I got from Old Navy. I have been wearing it atleast once a week. Its so versatile and I look forward to pairing it with a few more daring colour combos in summer.

The second would be this 100% cotton polka dotted top that I got from Banana Republic. After 40% off, the price came to $21 - the same price as a Forever 21 polka dot top but the quality and the material is so much better. It goes perfectly with all my coloured and blue khakis and jeans. Its not available online .. sorry :(

The third would be this beautiful striped (on trend) dress that I got, to wear for a future trip. I got it for $20 from Old Navy when they had their 30% off promo. The dress sold out pretty quickly but is still available in a white and brown stripe.

4. What's your favorite flower?

I am not a flower person but I always love seeing peonies and orchids and cherry blossoms.

5. Favorite spring scarf/accessory?

I love my Kate Spade Bond Street wallet. I get compliments whenever I take it out at checkout. (similar)

6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)

I love the Pantone color of the year - Emerald. I see it everywhere in clothes and jewelry and makeup. Its a rich, beautiful color and perfect year round!

7. Favorite spring candle?

I am obsessed with the Gardenia Lily soy candle from Target ($10). I am not even kidding when I say its the best thing I have smelled in a long time! It has a beautiful sweet jasmine smell that is not too overwhelming.

8. Favorite body spray/perfume for spring?

I absolutely LOVE the Cartier Baiser VolĂ© Eau de Perfum (meaning Stolen Kiss). At $100 for 1.6 oz, could you blame me for guarding my sample pack and sniffing it only occasionally? 
I am also loving Florabotanica by Balenciaga. Its a beautiful plant-leaf smell thats not for everyone but I adore it.

9. What is spring like where you live?

This is my first spring in Washington state and I can tell you that I am totally blown away. After the incessant rain in winter, spring just burst forth. Its so green and tranquil and beautiful everywhere. Its the most beautiful place to live in. I am also lucky to live right next to a park, trail and lake, so I get to see so many puppies playing! So far Seattle spring >>>>> SF Spring. 

View from my patio!

10. What's your favorite thing about spring?

Mostly, I love that I can go out without getting drenched.. lol..  I love that I can walk in the trail and I absolutely love the smell of spring. I never knew how distinct it is till I moved here. 

11. Are you a spring cleaner?

I am a post exam cleaner. Now that my exam is done, I have been enthusiastically cleaning and clearing stuff.

12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?

Yes! I'm super duper duper excited to go to Europe next month. I have wanted to go to Europe for so long but finances and money never aligned. This year, we managed to pull everything together and I cannot tell you how excited I am to go there at last. Less than 30 days to go!!!!!

Hope this was a fun tag! Tweet me if you find a fun tag! I would love to play along. And tweet me if you decide to do this tag too.. Would love to read your answers!