My Favorite Things for Spring 2014 and a Giveaway!

Do you remember last November when we teamed up with A Helicopter Mom and 17 other bloggers for a MEGA My Favorite Things Giveaway. I’ll let you in on a little secret. We’re talking about having another one this summer, and it’s going to be even bigger and better than the last one. I must admit though that the last one is going to be pretty hard to top. In the spirit of that event, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things for spring 2014.

Just so you know, there is nothing sponsored in this blog post. Just products that I like think are really great, and want to share with you. I did include a couple of Amazon affiliate links, for the items I purchased from Amazon.

My Favorite Things for Spring 2014

1. I recently went on a Royal Caribbean cruise, and being so fair skinned I wanted a good hat to protect me from the sun. I usually wear a wide brimmed straw hat during the spring and summer months, but for the cruise I wanted something that I could easily fold up into my luggage. I found this lovely Kooringal Ladies Upturn Noosa Universal Womens Sun / Beach Hat (Latte) on Amazon. It worked out perfectly. It rolls right up and tucks perfectly into a tote bag. I have big hair, so I worried that this hat might be too small. It turned out to be the perfect fit and rather stylish.

2. On a recent trip, I stopped at an airport kiosk and purchased some Del Sol Color Change Nail Polish. I fell in love and ordered a few more from their web site. The polish is one color when you are inside, and changes to a completely different color when you are out in the sun. Not only is it fun, but it never seems to chip before I am ready to take it off.

3. Ever since I did my first Pur Minerals cosmetics review in 2011 , I have become their loyal customer. One of their products that I simply cannot live without during the warmer months is the Correcting Primer. It provides a silky smooth canvas for your makeup. None of that caking that you normally have to worry about on humid days. It also does a great job of reducing the appearance of pores and creating a flawless, uniform skin tone. Love this stuff!

4. I am kinda fanatical about Philosophy products. I have been for years. During the summer months I love using their shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath combos, and my favorite scent right now is the Melon Daiquiri. It’s simply divine. They also have the Melon Daiquiri flavored lip shine. It’s deee-lish.

5. Just in case you never noticed, I have a thing for cupcakes. I admit that my cupcake liner collection is starting to get a little out of control. Currently, my favorite spring cupcake liners are these Martha Stewart Crafts Pastel Dotted Baking Cups that I have purchased from Amazon. They just scream spring to me!

6. As you can see from my pictures, I am a plus size gal. I always struggle over finding clothes that are comfortable, while still being stylish. This spring I will practically be living in Cropped Leggings from Ulla Popken. They are a made from a high quality cotton-rich knit with supportive stretch. I am not a fan of my knees, so I like to wear them under short summer dresses and long tunics. I find they run true to size.

What are your favorite things for spring?

$50 VISA Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with A Helicopter Mom once again to bring you a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card to buy your own favorite things for Spring. What would you buy if you won? Giveaway is open worldwide, ages 18+! U.S. resident will have the prizing option of a $50 VISA Gift Card. Winner outside of the U.S. will receive $50 (USD) via Paypal. Giveaway ends on April 28, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Happy Spring!

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  1. Jeyn Miller says

    Well…I really like that hat & I DO have a lot of gardening to do, so I would maybe get that or some other gardening supplies :)

  2. Carissa N. says

    I would probably buy my husband a new dress shirt or some pants, and with the rest probably use for groceries.

  3. Natalie Brown says

    Hi! The nail polish sounds really cool! I’ve seen another brand doing the color change thing too. Pretty neat. If I had the $50 GC, I would put it toward things I’m going to need for my new apartment in a few weeks. Thank-you!

  4. Michelle C says

    I would buy flip flops, which is one of my favorite summer things! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  5. Leann McCarty says

    If I were to win the $50 gift card I would take my mama out to lunch and a movie… She has had a lot on her plate lately, more then anyone should have to deal with… But we will never stop fighting her CANCER… She is the strongest woman I know. No matter how bad she is feeling, she always has that million dollar smile on her face,that I love to see…

  6. Janet W. says

    I’d love to buy a new bathing suit for this summer. We’re taking a beach vacation and I’d love to have a new look.

  7. Mary A says

    we are replacing our front door and also putting in a storm or security door (not sure which!) so I’d keep this to use toward the purchase.

  8. alice f says

    If I were to win this giveaway, I would use it to pick up some spring color lipsticks! Hope I win this one.

  9. Michelle B says

    Awesome! I would love to take my nephews and niece out for a movie!! Love doing things as opposed to buying items most of the time :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  10. Melissa Hartley says

    I would buy a maxi dress & some cute sandals .. I am plus size too & being stylish is very important to me:)

  11. Terra Heck says

    I’d purchase tights and leggings to wear during roller derby bouts. Thanks.

  12. kelly tupick says

    I would use it towards my daughters car. She got into an accident and needs work done on her car. Getting tired of her using my Jeep every day.

  13. says

    I could use a nice spring sweater to wear with sleeveless dresses. I had to chuckle a bit about your #6 picture. I loved wearing Dr. Scholl sandals. Do they even make those anymore?

  14. says

    To be honest, I would buy something pretty practical like my dog’s flea and tick meds! I try to spurge on myself if I get a gift (or once in a blue moon if I EVER win something!!), but I think she needs it more than me right now…:(

  15. Starla Bates says

    I would go get myself a mani and pedi, as it has been over a year since I have treated myself to one!

  16. Kathy Davis says

    My daughter and her husband are going through a rough patch financially. I would spend the money on diapers and baby food.

  17. says

    Oh, so many ideas! I recently moved into a new place and could really use this money to get organized or plant a garden or decorate. But I also just got engaged too, so I really should start a wedding fund. :)

  18. stephanie says

    A date night at the movies! Even if I have to go by myself! there are a couple good movies out right now that I want to see.

  19. Tara Liebing says

    I would give it to my son to buy a mother’s day present and something for himself. He always feels bad that he doesn’t get me anything for mother’s day but I always tell him a homemade card is all I need. But he would be so excited to go shopping for something.

  20. Natasha Burgess says

    I am travelling to London for training so I would probably buy some clothes or some power changes for the UK

  21. Amy Jones says

    If I won the $50 I would use it towards my mom’s birthday in May & of course Mother’s Day, which is also in May!

  22. Stephanie Hirsch says

    I would use it to buy some hope in a jar, I really feel like my face needs it these days, lol.

  23. Sally T. says

    If I won,I think I would splurge and buy that color nail polish~I fell in love with those
    colors.Some other things I would get is some nice shirts for my husband,some things
    for my two gran-doggies,like a nice dog bed.
    Thank-You for the giveaway~ :-)

  24. Angela P. says

    I’d love to use it toward some clothes for myself this summer. The kids are done and it’s time for mommy to shop a little.

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