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Spring Beauty Essentials


My Spring beauty essentials are mostly about renewal.  Getting rid of the old and in with the new!  I’m all about sloughing off dry skin and hydrating a fresh face.  Take a look at my top picks for Spring:

1} L’oreal Hair Mask $7.50 I use this once a week and it helps to keep my dry ends hydrated

2} Burt’s Bees Coconut + Pear Lip Balm $3  This stuff goes quick!  If you can find it, grab it.

3} L’oreal Paris Colour Riche Balm – Rose Elixir $6 This is a sheer moisturizing lipstick, you can layer the color to get it lighter or darker

4} Essie Spring Nail Polish Set $17 Right now my favorite colors are lavender and turquoise!

5} Oil of Olay Microdermabrasion $32 I use this morning and at night to slough off any dry skin

6} Handmade Hair Ties $7  Poor quality hair elastics cause split ends – these are worth the $$$

7} Kiehl Overnight Facial Mask $35  I think it’s important to moisturize day and night

8} Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion $8  I love this stuff!  I put it on before I go to bed and I wake up with smooth/lovely smelling feet!

9} Pumice Stone $4  I believe that the pumice stone is a beauty basic, it doesn’t matter how pretty your pedicure is if your heels are cracked and dry!!


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Fresh Lime Margarita Recipe


Need1 1/2 cups gold tequila
3/4 cup Triple Sec
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
4 tbsp. sugar
8 cups crushed ice
2 tbsp. kosher salt
6 lime wedges


1. Mix salt and 2 tbsp. sugar.
2. Run lime wedge along rim of 6 glasses.
3. Dip the wet rim into the salt & sugar mixture.
4. Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons sugar in large pitcher; stir to dissolve sugar.
5. Add crushed ice.
6. Pour margarita into glasses & garnish with lime wedges.

via Lark + Linen

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Spring Fashion Lookbook 2015 – Cailin Russo

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Spring Nail Art

The start of Spring means to me; packing up thick and heavy sweaters, shorter sleeves and fresh nail art!  I love the idea of adding just a touch of color to my Spring mani.  Check out these ideas:

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Spring Hair Inspiration

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Key Lime Tartlets


Key Lime Tartlets

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 30-45 Tartlets


  • 2-3 packages frozen mini phyllo tarts
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, plus zest from two limes
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 8-10 key limes, sliced into thin coins for garnish


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks until blended. Add in sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, sugar, and lime zest. Whisk together until smooth and blended.

Spoon batter into mini tarts so that they are nearly overflowing. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until custard has set. Remove and let cool to room temperature. Then top with whipped cream and key lime coins.

via Gimme Some Oven

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Grilled Salmon + Avocado Recipe



  • 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tbs olive oil (I used light extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • for the Avocado salsa:
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ small red onion, sliced
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro (depending on how big of a cilantro lover you are)
  • Salt to taste
  1. Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together, rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix
  2. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat the grill.
  4. Combine the avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use.
  5. Grill the salmon to desired doneness.
  6. Top with avocado salsa and enjoy!

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