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It’s finally Spring and with the new season comes the chance to change your style and update your look. It’s a fresh start to the year and the perfect opportunity to be a little more carefree and effortless with your makeup. Neutral shades and soft pinks are all the rage this time of year and this makeup look is perfect for wearing everyday. I love this trend and wear this look everywhere. Check out the tutorial below and let me know what you think!

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  • Step 1 / Begin by applying Burt’s Bees® BB Cream all over the face using theEcoTools® Skin Perfecting Brush. BB Creams are great for a quick and easy makeup look. I love the new Burt’s Bees® BB Cream because it’s hydrating and lightweight while giving me a great amount of coverage. It also works well as an SPF which is a necessity since Spring means spending more time outside.
  • Step 2 / Next add a bit of concealer under the eyes to hide any darkness and blend it in with the EcoTools® concealer brush. The shape of this brush makes it easy to fit underneath the eyes making application more precise.
  • Step 3 / Then add some bronzer to the forehead, cheekbones, and under the jaw bone using the EcoTools® Angled Brush. The shape of this brush makes contouring a breeze because it allows you to precisely apply it and blend out for a more natural application.
  • Step 4 / With the EcoTools® Eyeshadow brush, dust some bronzer into the crease bringing it down onto the lids slightly to add a hint of contour. This brush is a favorite  because the shape allows you to turn it sideways for a more accurate application of color to the crease. It’s also great for packing color onto the lids as well.
  • Step 5 / Apply a few swipes of your favorite mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
  • Step 6 / Add some blush to the cheeks to add a hint of color using the EcoTools® Blending and Bronzing Brush. This is a great brush because it’s so soft and the duo bristles make building color and blending so easy. It’s also eco-conscious too because it’s made with recycled materials, has bamboo handles, and cruelty-free bristles!
  • Step 7 / Use the EcoTools® Highlighting Fan Brush to add some highlighter to the cheekbones, tip of the nose, and cupid’s bow. This brush is so fun to use and makes adding a bit of shimmer to the face an absolute breeze.
  • Step 8 / Finish off the look with a pretty nude lipstick. These new shades from Burt’s Bees® are so moisturizing and leave your lips soft and smooth. I tried on all the shades but love the Blush Basin best for a soft neutral look.

everyday-makeup-tutorial-finishYou can find these Burt’s Bees products in the Natural Beauty section in Walmart and these EcoTools® products in the Cosmetic Accessories section.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees & EcoTools. The opinions and text are all mine.

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spring-style-dsw-wedges-1One of my favorite things about Spring is getting new shoes! Sandals are some favorites to shop for and this season one of the top trends is lace-ups. These cute Nine West wedges are from DSW and can easily be transformed from day to night.  I can’t wait to wear these wedges with dresses and even my favorite boyfriend jeans too.dsw-lace-up-wedge-sandals Since Spring is nearly here, I thought pairing a fun floral pattern with black accent pieces would be the perfect look to inspire some of you to step out of your comfort zone. It’s so easy to wear pieces with flower patterns this season but I really wanted to change things up and add in some darker neutrals.

The Nine West Forest Wedge Sandals really add the finishing touch. They’re edgy yet sleek and pair perfectly with black skinny jeans and a neutral bag. I’m living in Mississippi now and I know the weather here is about to really heat up. A pair of great shoes is definitely a must, and ones that can be worn during the day for a trip to the park or out to grab some pizza in the evenings is an absolute bonus.

floral-top-dsw-lace-up-wedges Wedges are my personal favorite because they have the flirtiness of a heel but don’t come with the ache after only a few hours like a cute heel does. The lace-up detailing really adds that extra hint of interest, however these beauties actually zip up the back making them extra easy to slip on and off. dsw-strappy-wedge-sandalsI love scouring the racks at DSW for great finds and plan on scooping up a few new pairs of shoes for the Spring and Summer seasons. These Nine West Lace-ups are available now for $69.95 and will look great for play dates, on date night, and everything in between! Set your sights on a cute new pair of lace-ups at DSW and update your look this season at an affordable price too! four-strand-waterfall-braid

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