The Sweetness of Spring: Soirées, Lollipops & Jeweled Headbands
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As long as I’ve loved Lilly Pulitzer, which has been roughly 25 years, Spring has been my favorite season. The weather is perfect, white/lace/white lace are all the rage, soirées are a-swinging, champagne is a-flowin’, and your day is instantly brightened with pops of fun color, like over-sized swirl lollipops and gorgeous jewel headbands.
For my eyes, I used Urban Decay’s Bootycall and Chopper shadows from the Naked II Palette, then lined my eyelids with black Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner. As always, I trusted Jordanna’s Best Lash Extreme Mascara for long and non-clumpy lashes. And for the very first time ever, I filled in my brows with the Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil in Rich Chestnut. If you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon, do yourself a favor and color those babies in. It makes such a difference and really brings out your eyes, especially in photos.Lastly, my lips are lined with Jordana Easy Liner for Lips in Baby Berry, and I chose possibly the most fun color in MAC’s entire lipstick palette, Cremesheen Speed Dial, to achieve the brightest baby pink possible without having to add gloss. I’m not a big fan of gloss… it’s to sticky for my taste.
As for my hair, I used my handy dandy drybar 3-Day Bender 1.25″ Curling Iron and Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray. To add extra volume, I applied a liberal amount of drybar Southern Belle Voluming Mousse to my roots before curling, which did wonders for preserving my curls and volume in the midst of the burgeoning Florida humidity (yes, it has returned).Now, let’s talk about this regal headband… First of all, thank you, Shop Ban.do for sending me this perfectly preppy product to review. I’m obsessed. Secondly, the Crown Jewel Headband comes in two additional colors, Neon Yellow and Pink. Last but not least, this hair accessory is a dazzling 10mm metal plated headband, covered in beautifully colored crystals. Based on the previous information, what’s not to love? It’s the perfect added adornment for asserting your princess status year-round. But seriously, if this isn’t specifically a spring essential, I just don’t know what is.
One of my favorite quotes is, “Always wear your invisible crown.” Typical beauty queen, right? Wrong. This is applicable to everyone. Although this headband is definitely not invisible, it’s a quick revival of your inner princess, if she just so happens to be hiding. Plus, check out all the super neat looks you can achieve with this versatile and downright gorgeous hair accessory. I channeled my inner Brady Bunch for you. Ya, you’re welcome.
Be sure to check out the ban.do Headband Bar to see their full collection of jeweled headbands and crown wear. Random Side Note to BFFs: I’m expecting both the Party Time and Happy Birthday Girl Talk Headbands for my birthday. Can’t wait to get my next sparkly accessory!
Beautiful doll like the images.
Thanks, girl! 🙂
I love the look and envious of the weather LOL. What was the temp the day you shot the pictures? Are headbands in style this season? I love headbands.
It was about 70… literally perfect! It dropped back down to the 50s this week, so no sundresses at the moment. Boo! And yes, very much! Rock as many headbands as you can!
OMG I'm obsessed with that sparkly headband!!
Me too. I keep just wearing it around my house as I clean. Isn't it pretty?!
Love it!! Beautiful photos!! 🙂
Must agree with the ladies, the headband is so pretty!! 🙂
Thanks, Adri! And I agree… it's stunning! I want it in all three colors!
Loving that headband! You look so cute and fresh!
Your makeup looks very natural, like you mentioned. I'll have to try that mascara…I've heard great things!
Thank you, darling! PLEASE try Jordana out.. for the money, there's nothing better!
Lovely pics dear…your smile is really very cute…:-)
Aw, thank you! Made my day!
Love you headband. Have a great week
Thanks, Amy! You too!
The jeweled headband is so cute, it really pulls together the whole outfit!
I agree! I have so many outfits I'm dying to wear it with!
You look wonderful!!! I love your headband and the lollipop is a wonderful addition!
Thanks, Caroline! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
u look hott n love the hairband too..
my recent one :http://www.cosmochics.com/reviews/inglot-eyeshadow-ds-square-504-review-swatches-eotd/
Thank you! Have a great weekend!
cute dress ms. pretty 🙂
Well thank you! Have a great weekend, lady!
You're adorable! Love the headband!
No, YOU'RE adorable!