I don’t know about you guys, but I’m feeling extremely inspired by spring lately. I’m reaching for all of my spring clothes, cooking seasonal spring dishes in the kitchen, and craving being outdoors lately. And, I think it helps that our days are getting noticeably longer. So, to kick off this beginning-of-spring month, I’ve rounded up five things that I personally am going to try over the next few weeks (and encourage you all to give them a try too!). From adding a touch of bubblegum pink to your locks to creating garden-inspired cocktails, here are five things to try this month…
1. Add a pop of pastel to your tresses.
Pastel locks have always been an idea I’ve toyed with, but I’ve never taken the plunge. Lauren herself has even dappled with this trend. This month, why not add a little unicorn-inspired colors to your mane a la blogger Random Acts of Pastel? If you use a temporary dye or hair chalk, it washes right out pretty easily, so you can play around with it and have your old hair back in a snap.
2. Get a glittery manicure.
Last month was all about cherry red and pale pink nail polish. But now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, there’s something fresh about adding some sparkle to your nails. Jillian Attaway of Rhyme & Reason‘s pretty, silvery color above is so subtle that it’s almost neutral. To recreate it, try using Deborah Lipmann’s Misty Morning as the base with Essie’s Pure Pearlfection on top.
3. Embellish your cocktails with edible flowers.
I’m a sucker for a gorgeous embellished cocktail. And this month, I’m vowing to add pretty edible flowers to drinks I serve when I entertain guests at my home. I love whipping up a batch of Moscow mules for my girlfriends on the weekends, and this pretty little trick is sure to give my cocktails extra pizazz. You can usually find edible flowers at most Whole Foods grocery stores or your local Farmer’s Market… So go ahead and give it a try yourself!
4. Organize your makeup products.
We all have it—that cosmetics drawer that is just scary to open. This month, instead of avoiding your unorganized beauty supplies, set out to streamline, inspired by Shay Cochrane’s photo you see above. That means canning the stuff you don’t use anymore, too. Once you’ve purged and organized your makeup products, you’ll be so much more inspired to use them every day.
5. Hand-paint your popsicles.
We might not be quite at the point of blistering temps yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get crafty with your frozen desserts. I’m obsessed with this watercolor popsicle tutorial from Paper & Stitch, and you can bet I’ll be trying it myself this month.
What’s on your March bucket list?
Let me know in the comments below!