Spring Trend:
Floral Print

Floral prints are blooming all over the runways this spring! From hair accessories to footwear, floral prints are a huge trend this season. I absolutely love floral prints and wear them religiously during the seasons I can get away with it. I was doing some online spring shopping and came across this adorable floral dress from Forever 21, one of my favorite stores, if not my favorite! I just fell in love with everything the model was wearing, from head to toe. I thought her entire outfit would make the perfect casual, girly spring outfit—with the addition of some cute, feminine, dainty rings!

Dress | Forever 21
Jewelry | JewelMint

March Box Review: Teen Vogue Edition

I have been a Birchbox member for over a year now, and I absolutely love it! I love trying out new products, and with Birchbox, I get to have beauty products delivered to my door, and try out products that I might have never come across or thought to try on my own. Each month that I receive my Birchbox, it is like opening a special beauty present! Every month, I discover a new favorite beauty product.

This month, Birchbox members had the option to receive either the Teen Vogue Edition Birchbox, or the regular monthly Birchbox. Of course, I had to go with the Teen Vogue Edition Birchbox!
What is Birchbox? 

Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets! Every month, Birchbox members receive a select box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch!

Each month, for $10 a month, Birchbox members receive a selection of 4-5 samples. Birchbox members receive anything from skincare to makeup, to cult beauty tools from well-known brands, as well as emerging gems!

The magazine is designed to help you get the most out of your samples. The magazine is there to be a source of inspiration, advice, and information and will show you how to rock the latest trends, master techniques, and upgrade your daily routine with articles, expert interviews, and videos!

When you are certain you love the samples you've tried, you can purchase full-size versions directly from Birchbox's shop. Every purchase earns you Birchbox Points you can use toward more beauty products! Referring friends and filling out quick product feedback surveys, which take only 30 seconds, gets you points too! Each 100 reward points can be redeemed for $10.00! Each $1.00 spent will earn 1 reward point! Exciting, right?

Co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia created Birchbox to help women cut through the clutter of the beauty world to find products that really work for them.

Birchbox has recently been featured by InStyle, New York Post and Marie Claire, among others!

Annick Goutal Petite Cherie: This feminine and youthful scent smells great on women of all ages. A dominant top note of fresh, ripe pear gives way to a chorus of ripe peach, rich vanilla, and green grass. Beneath it all, a base note of musky rose lingers for hours. 

My thoughts: I will admit, I am picky when it comes to perfume. However, I actually like this one! It has quite a nice scent. I would agree that it has a feminine and youthful scent. I can definitely smell the pear, which I do like, and a hint of vanilla. Would I purchase this perfume? Maybe! 

Kérastase Elixir Ultime: A hair care all-star, this elixir nourishes our locks with a blend of antioxidant-rich camellia, argan, maize, and pracaxi oils. The pump dispenser allows for mess-proof applications, and we love how the weightless formula isn’t sticky. 

My thoughts: My hair tends to be more on the dry side. This multi-usage beautifying oil leaves my hair feeling and looking nourished. This beauty oil tames my frizz without making it oily. It is weightless, sticky free, and mess-proof! Would I purchase this elixir? Maybe!


Twistband 12-pack: Each Twistband is made of high-quality elastic that keeps braids, buns, and ponytails secured. Because they’re thicker than regular hair ties, they don’t leave crimps in hair.
My thoughts: Okay, so these are the best hair ties that I could possibly ask for—one of my favorite products in this month's Birchbox! I absolutely love these. Yes, they know how to keep a bun in place. But, that is not the main reason why I am crazy about them. I tend to get headaches when wearing my hair up, in any way. With these twistbands, I am headache-free! Would I purchase these elastics? Yes!


Fresh Sheer Berry Rose Sugar Rosé Lip Treatment: This treatment immediately hydrates lips while providing a smooth coat of tinted, buildable color. The formula is free of petroleum, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and sulfates. Broad-spectrum SPF 15 offers superior protection from the sun, while sugar seals in moisture. The screw top on this product makes it mega travel-friendly, too.

My thoughts: Meet another one of my favorite beauty products in this month's Birchbox! This lip treatment is beyond hydrating, and leaves a beautiful tint of color on my lips. I love that it has SPF 15—we all know how important that is. Would I purchase this lip treatment? Yes!


Essie Luxeffects Nail Polish in "A Cut Above": Kick your paws up a notch with these super sparkly polishes. From blingy silver to gilded gold, Essie uses a DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde-free formula to produce textured polishes in an array of luxe glazes.

My thoughts: I received this nail polish as a full sized product. I think this it is great quality. I love Essie as a brand on its own. I am not so sure that I would paint all of my nails with this particular polish—maybe just a nail or two, as I am not one for loud nails. Would I purchase this nail polish? Maybe!
I received a coupon code (MODPROM) for $10 off any $75+ order at modcloth.com. - valid 3/1 - 4/15!

Spring Trend:

This spring, it is all about the feminine color palette of pastels! The fresh palette has exploded onto spring runways this year! These stunning wash of colors are taking over spring 2012 fashion and are one of this season's hottest trends. I have put together a collage of a few of my favorite pastel pieces that I have come across this spring!

Pants | Zara
Skirt | Forever 21
Earrings | Kate Spade


As of late, I have been hearing more and more people rave about JewelMint. So, I finally decided to check it out for myself and see what JewelMint had to offer. I am happy to say that I was very pleased with everything that JewelMint had to offer! I recently ordered my first piece of jewelry, or more like pieces, since my pick of the month comes as a set with a necklace and earrings, and I am super excited! I cannot wait to receive my first pieces!


Not familiar with JewelMint?

JewelMint is an exclusive jewelry collection designed by actress and fashion icon, Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, at the members-only price of $29.99 per piece. Their pieces are inspired by the runway, vintage pieces, and places they love. Kate and Cher design a versatile collection each month, so JewelMint can recommend the perfect pieces to match your style.

For $29.99 per month, you'll receive a new piece of jewelry along with style tips, Trend Reports, and behind-the-scenes peeks. Shipping is free, returns are hassle free, and if you don't find something you love, skip the month with no charge.

Go to http://jmnt.me/VAQEGg and click "Start Now." Create your Style Profile with a fun and easy quiz and start styling!

Learn more with JewelMint's "How It Works" video: http://www.jewelmint.com/how-it-works/
Signing up is free! After signing up, I received a new-member promotional code for 60% off, and I only paid $11.99 for my entire order! That is a steal! On top of that, I have been receiving JewelMint promotional codes through email, ranging from 10% to 60% off! I have put together a collage of only some of March's collection to show a little peak of what JewelMint has to offer! See March's full collection here.


JewelMint has been featured in Newsweek, Elle, People, InStyle, WWD, The Wall Street Journal, Nylon and more!