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Pretty & Pink: Recipes, Crafts and More

Spring has officially arrived and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a roundup of everything PINK! Pink is the color that symbolizes love, romance, feminine charm, and has been trending on fashion runways and home decor for the last few years. 

I currently have pink pillows on my sofa and it is one of my favorite rooms in the house. It makes the room feel inviting and cozy and just so happens to work well with my Easter decor. 😉 

Beach Bound: Your Must-Have Spring Break Items

Aloha! ‘Tis the season! We are now into the spring break season and warm weather is on the horizon. Congratulations you’ve made it through the winter cold and you deserve to soak up the sun like Sheryl Crow. Whether you’re spending spring break on vacation, a cruise ship, the beach or relaxing at home – there are a few things that you need in your life this spring break season! This is the time we all take a break from our busy lives and relax. It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you’re enjoying yourself. Experience something new, eat yummy food, read a book, explore nature, watch a movie and enjoy what this beautiful world has to offer. Take a trip somewhere serene or have a peaceful staycation in your own city. Here are ten items you need for your spring break essentials:

A Dreamy Pixi Beauty Collaboration

Disclosure: I received a sample for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own.

I have great news, ladies! Pixi by Petra has opened their first-ever beauty boutique in the United States! This is HUGE news, because up to now, you could only find Pixi cosmetics at Target stores and Pixi's online boutique. The advantages to shopping the gorgeous LA-based boutique is having the opportunity to sample products and chat with make-up artists who can help answer any questions you may have. 

For those of you who are not familiar with Pixi Beauty, it was founded in London by Petra Strand, a Swedish-born makeup artist with more than 20+ years of experience. This amazing line focuses on natural, botanical-based beauty products that are cruelty-free, come in smart packaging, and are affordably priced.   
Pixi by Petra, 1308 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 424-744 8879,

Current Obsession: Everything Lavender!

Lavender is a soothing and calming herb that when added to any component of your routine will naturally have a positive effect on mood, sleep and stress reduction. Perhaps that is why we've been obsessed with this scent and decided to ask our blogging buddies to share some of their favorite lavender projects with us. 

Lavender, once thought of as a scent in room fresheners and floral-scented perfumes only, is quickly becomming a very popular culinary herb as well. It has become a well-known enhancement to culinary dishes and my favorite, desserts! Yum! As you will see in our round-up below, lavender is no longer just an ornamental garnish on the side of your plate.

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6 Fresh Ways To Revamp Your Family Room For Spring

While the warmer months often bring days spent lounging outdoors, there’s frequently also more time spent entertaining, hosting and relaxing inside. The summer months dictate that children will be home from school, travel guests will be making an appearance and lots of house parties will be on the agenda.  

The family room often becomes the landing pad for visitors and vacationers, thus, it’s important to create stylish and serene spot for guests to enjoy.  

Here are some fun and inspired ways to give your family room a breath of fresh air just in time for the sunny seasons:

Image Credit: Image Via Laurie Flower

Top Trending Hairstyles To Try This Spring

Hairstyles are the best accessory. When you’re having a good hair day, you feel empowered. It makes you feel ready to take on the world. This spring is about bringing all of the magnetic, chic and sleek, fairytale fantasy, feels back to your hairstyles. The whimsical looks, are both practical and upscale, all at once. It’s important to keep your hair fresh, healthy and shiny. Then apply these hairstyles and cuts to showcase the gorgeous locks. From hairstyles worn on the runway at New York Fashion Week, to celebrities looks on the red carpet, and seen on trendsetters of city streets, these trending hairstyles are being featured and flaunted everywhere! Here are the top trending hairstyles for you to rock this spring:

#1 Mermaid Braid

It’s all about the braids! In particular, the mermaid braid has been making a splash this season. It can be worn multiple ways: one braid itself, the half up – half down braid, a braided headband, or a braided bun. This versatile look for your locks is becoming even more popular. Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is a fan of mermaid looks, and actress Blake Lively sports mermaid braids often at events. Altuzarra wanted a sexy mermaid feel for their show, as did designer Thakoon at his fashion show, by having a wet and wavy look. The Thierry Mugler show was all about aquatic vibes, done by hairstylist James Pecis, using gel to smooth the top of the head that features a center part, with waves all around it down to the shoulders. Braids add a fun touch, which complements how we feel in the spring and summer when we are outdoors more. It’s a great hairstyle for travelling, going to the beach or spicing up your office look. If you have a party to attend, this is a playful, while still sophisticated choice. When the weather is getting warmer, this is the perfect look!

15 DIY Crafts That Are Perfect For Easter

It's exciting to think that spring is just around the corner and soon star-like crocuses will begin to bloom and birds will sing. As soon as the weather spikes above 65 degrees, I can't wait to freshen the pillows on the sofa and place pastel wreaths on the doors. We had a spring teaser type of day on Friday, but it wasn't meant to last. We're back to snow for now, but it won't be too much longer. 

Snag A Daiy Goodie Box Full of Free Samples

Do you love surprises? I do! There's nothing quite like the feeling of receiving a surprise package delivered right to your door! And I know, because that's what happened to me when I received a Goodie Box in the mail! I couldn't wait to open it and discover all the goodies inside! I'm like a kid with a new present! 

The Dyson Beauty Essential That Will Blow You Away

Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy gift card and/or product in order to facilitate the review of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.

A quality hair dryer is one beauty tool that no woman should be without. It makes styling your hair so much easier and best of all, you can achieve a salon look without every leaving your house. It's true! if you have a top-rate hair dryer, blow drying your hair makes it shiny, voluminous and manageable!  

Intelligent heat control. Heat damage from hair dryers happens far too often, so you can imagine my excitement when I was given an opportunity to review the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer! Squee! I have had my eye on this baby every since I saw it won Allure's Best of Beauty Award