Spring Things! (Or for My Accountant: Beauty Purchases of Q2 2015)

To borrow a turn of phrase from Tolstoy, “spring is the time of plans and projects.” Spring cleaning projects, preparing taxes (which you should have handed over to Uncle Sam on Wednesday), planting spring gardens and wrapping up the academic year (for you young whippersnappers). Spring is also a time when love blooms as abundantly and predictably as cherry blossoms.

“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

The intersection of spring love and spring planning arrives each year in the form of wedding plans. This spring, I’ll be one of the lucky saps planning my wedding to my best friend. I’m getting hitched!

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My tales of romance aside, spring is also the time for planning seasonal beauty purchases. I’ve got a few choice picks I’d like to share!

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Things I Put on My Face

I am a creature of habit. My penchant for scheduling and list-making is known far and wide; my devotion to routine is borderline disturbing. With the exception of my (increasingly infrequent) sample reviews, I generallly stick to the same skin care routine with very little deviation. Therefore, each product in my arsenal goes through a rigorous vetting process and, once added to the upper echelon of Nikki’s Medicine Cabinet, tends to stay there for quite some time. These are products I use, trust, and return to time and time again.

So.

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