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BAF Weekly IT List

spring 2021 street style trends

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: stripe top / lipstick (see review here) / spring nail polish / coral nail polish / spring nail polish / grey canvas sneakers (under $100 and cool in warm weather) / sandals / grey handbag / black slides / straw tote (IT bag under $500) /

Spring is underway! Spring nail polish, lipstick, clothing, handbags, and shoes are hot right now! These IT nail colors combined with practical carry-all IT bags, are making the spring 2021 season! What have you snapped up yet?

As we move well into the spring season, we are all looking for cooler footwear such as these canvas sneakers aka boat shoes. We are also loving sandals and slides as we start ditching our socks.

This straw tote is perfect for poolside or the beach while this grey carry-all is ideal for concealing a cardigan sweater or scarf; after all, the spring season is when temperatures fluctuate throughout the day! You never know when you need a scarf or cardigan because the 70 degree weather could turn into 50 degrees instantly when the sun goes down, or the fog rolls in. Gotta be prepared!

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The LTK spring sale starts today, and runs through April 11, 2021. Be sure to follow me in the LTK app to shop my favorites from the sale! I’m loving the skin care products on sale right now exclusively through the app. They are the best deals!

Sephora is having a spring sale too! The sale runs now through April 19, 2021. You can save 10%-20% depending on your VIB level. Check it out online! Here are a few of my favorites from Sephora:

Karl Lagerfeld is also having a sale! You can use coupon code NEWSEASON now through April 23, 2021 to save 25% off your purchase online here. What a great sale! Here are my favorites from the sale:

Have a fabulous weekend and stay tuned for more spring coverage next week!

XOXO
Cathy

*screenshot the photo below to shop my favorite skin care products from the LTK sale in the app!

skin care on sale spring 2021

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom lipstick review

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Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom lipsticks from left: Zenith 122 / Season 126 / Dream 116 /

Chanel has a new lipstick! Get excited!! The new Rouge Coco Bloom lipstick collection is a hydrating and plumping lipstick line which offers strong pigmentation and shine. Love!

I don’t do fillers, so plumping lipsticks are always a fun way to plump up the lips. Normally, when I try a plumping lipstick, there is a tingling sensation as the lipstick has an ingredient which irritates the lip skin, which in turn, makes the lips plump up. Chanel would never do that to us. There is nothing irritating about this lipstick. That being said, I didn’t really see a plumping effect either. So, there’s that. . .

This lipstick does do something which I love. Chanel’s Rouge Coco Bloom lipsticks offer the pigmentation of a cream lipstick combined with the moisture and shine of their regular rouge coco lipstick collection. This makes the Rouge Coco Bloom lipstick collection the best of both worlds; pigment and moisture. Love that!

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom lipsticks from left: Dream / Season / Zenith / sweatshirt / sunglasses / earrings / nail polish /

I am a huge fan of Chanel’s various rouge coco lipstick lines. They are always moisturizing, and they offer the right color when I need it. If you are looking for a lightweight lipstick with strong pigmentation, but don’t want to wear a liquid lipstick or a cream lipstick, then this is your new lipstick!

For spring, I purchased three colors, which you can see above. I plan on purchasing lipstick from this collection again in future seasons. The pigmentation combined with the lightweight, moisturizing formula, makes this a great alternative to a cream lipstick. Love!

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What do you think of this new lipstick collection?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Dior Pink Sakura similar nail polish colors

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Dior Pink Sakura similar nail polish colors from top: Dior Pink Sakura (currently sold out) / Essie Coastal Couture (in stock, under $10) / Essie Sunset Soiree (in stock, under $10) / Chanel Coralium (designer under $30) /

Dior nail polish sells out fast! If you love a color, it’s imperative you snap it up right away. Of course, that isn’t always possible, and I get it. I lost track of how many times I have missed out on a beautiful Dior nail polish color simply because it sold out before I could get to it. It’s hard being a nail polish fan!

Thankfully, one of my readers reached out and asked about similar hues for Dior Pink Sakura nail polish; a color from Dior’s spring 2021 beauty collection. Since my original post receives a lot of traffic, I suspect a lot of you have been searching for a similar hue too! So, I looked at my favorite nail polish brands, Dior, Chanel, and Essie, and I found a few similar hues to Dior Pink Sakura. If you missed out on the original, never fear, the similar hues are here!

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You might be wondering why I placed this post in my Designer or Deal thread. Well, since Dior is designer, and Essie is a deal, I felt like it fit. I hope you think so too 🙂

Which similar color do you like best? I hope this post helps, and stay tuned! I am un-patiently waiting for Dior’s summer nail polish collection to arrive. As soon as it does I hope to snap it up and share it with you!. Chanel too!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy