Top 3 Beauty Essentials For Spring

Creating a Fashion Forward Style persona revolves around creating a flawless wardrobe as well as stocking your cabinet with the right combination of fashion forward beauty products that will help complete your look.


Taking care of your skin is an essential part of completing your look for spring. The winter months are hard on your skin and can drain them of the needed moisture to maintain a youthful appearance. Choose a quality moisturizer that will help replace all the moisture lost during the dry winter conditions. As you select a moisturizer look for one that will go on without feeling greasy or interfere with your fragrance selection. Also, consider the convenience factor when choosing a moisturizer. You want one that will dispense well and will go on with ease. If the bottle is too difficult to get the moisturizer out of or there is too much left in the bottle then you should another moisturizer.  I recently received a sample of Spray and Go by Vaseline from Influenster and it is actually the best moisturizer that I have tried in a long time. It meets all the criteria and dries quickly.



Spring is the perfect time to reevaluate your fragrance collection. During the winter most fragrances offered are heavier and are made with elements of musk. Spring is the time to branch out and look for fragrances that are lighter and have an airy quality. There are several elements that make a great spring fragrance. Items that contain a floral or vanilla base are a great choice for spring. There are two important factors to consider as you work to incorporate new fragrances into the mix. First of all, as you begin choosing your fragrance of choice, try the fragrance on and allow it to settle for at least an hour before making a choice. Each fragrance will react differently depending on your body chemistry, and the fragrance will change over time. Next, try to select at least two fragrance options. One option will be your everyday fragrance and the other option will be the one that you bring out for special occasions to give you that extra boost of confidence that you need.


Spring is the perfect time to find a great shimmer. A shimmer will help give the illusion of a tan as well as blend in any cosmetic defects that may be on your legs. Shimmers are my favorite because the coverage is thick enough to cover my uneven places, but light enough that the shimmer does not overpower my skin tone. I use it when I wear capris and shorts to provide the finishing touch to my look.

Now, its your turn. Which beauty products can you not live without?


About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on April 2, 2013, in Fashion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. visiting from the great blog train!

  2. I never heard of this product but it sounds like it would be perfect for me–I tend to do very little with my skin but this winter really dried out my skin–this sounds easy enough that I might actually use it!!

  3. Definitely use moisturizers. Don’t forget about your lips as well.

  4. I’ve seen this moisturizer around a bit, people seem to really be liking it 🙂

    I thought I’d add a little bit to your moisturizer review though…

    Water based moisturizers are ok… UNLESS you have Eczema.
    The water base ones just seem to aggravate it, while the oil based ones soothe it XD
    At least in my experience.

  5. Hi there! I have ventured over from Linkin’ With My Ladies. I am co-hosting this month and I just wanted to thank you for participating! Love your blog! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

  6. Moisturizers and lip balms are things I can’t do without.

  7. Great tips! I do tend to stick with one fragrance, but should start thinking about something a bit lighter…as soon as the weather here starts to get a tiny bit warmer.

  8. I love body sprays because I love to smell like fruit all year round! My favorite is Dove body sprays!

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