GIFTED | Ah Spring. The word on everybody’s lips. Just when Winter felt like it would never end (although I’m not really complaining because I do love Winter) Spring bounced into our lives like the warm, joyous occasion it is. I’ve already seen my first lambs, the swans over at my local lake are getting their nests ready and cherry blossoms are in full bloom around my area. I think collectively, we can all say that Spring is a well loved season.
Spring for me is a time for change, a time for growth, a time for new beginnings, new projects, inspiration and letting go of what doesn’t serve me any more. It’s such a wonderful time of year (apart from the constant sneezing, itchy eyes, blocked nose and not being able to breathe) for so many reasons:
The Formula 1 season begins
Starting off with a bit of a niche reason but as a huge Formula 1 fan, Spring is SO exciting because the new Formula 1 season begins in March. After a long Winter of no racing, the excitement of the new season is palpable.
Literally the prettiest flower? And I think the fact that they don’t bloom for very long makes them even more beautiful. Although they’re the flower that causes my hay fever to seriously flare up, I still admire them when they come out each year!
All the chocolate
Easter Egg chocolate tastes better than regular chocolate. You can fight me on that one. I’m 26 years old and I still get excited about Easter Eggs. It’s the little joys in life, isn’t it? I think Easter is a great time of the year, whether you’re religious or not.
I actually do make quite a big effort for Mother’s Day because I think my Mum definitely deserves some treats for being absolutely amazing. We went out for a little afternoon tea at a small local tea room this year, sat outside with the dog and it was a lovely day.
I love cleaning, tidying up and de-cluttering things. Spring is an amazing time of year for this because over the Winter, Christmas and New Year, junk and rubbish can really pile up! I de-cutter my space so often that I don’t have an awful lot to do this Spring but I’ll definitely make an effort somehow!
I work from home, so I’m always happy when it’s warm enough to take my laptop and a cup of tea outside in the garden and work from there instead of being cooped up indoors! Working from home is a tough gig as it is so a change of scenery can really boost your spirits.
A boost of inspiration
Like I mentioned at the beginning, I always find Spring to be an amazing time for motivation and inspiration in both my blog and business and my personal life! It’s a time when I’m inspired, want to start new projects, make more plans and get excited for the year ahead!
Introducing Missguided Body Mists…
This post has a bit of a hidden agenda because I’m also here to introduce you to the Missguided Body Mist collection! After the success of their bestselling debut fragrance, Babe Power, they introduced the body mist collection, a light and refreshing alternative to your standard fragrance, perfect for busy babes on the go!
The Missguided body mists come in 4 different scents but I was kindly sent 2 to try out for myself. First of all, a quick note to say that I absolutely love the packaging. I think it’s neat and chic and for £10 a bottle, you get an awful lot of product in these bottles.
The first scent I tried was Unicorn Dreams (also, the names of these scents are amazing!) which comes in this lovely clear pinkish bottle. Unicorn Dreams smells very floral and summery with a lot going on. It includes coconut, lily of the valley and rose with base notes of vanilla, dry amber and sandalwood with more fruity and floral scents thrown in. It’s a perfect scent for Spring and Summer. Perhaps a little too floral and sweet for my personal taste but I can see why people love this one.
The next one was Boy Tears which I absolutely adored! I love this simple white and pink bottle design too. It definitely didn’t smell a floral and fruity to me as Unicorn Dreams. If anything, I thought it smelt a bit more on the masculine side which I really like and is the kind of scent I go for in fragrance anyway. With bergamot, raspberry and peony infused with amber including wisps of lemon, lime, mandarin and cedar.
I’d love to hear the reasons why you love Spring in the comments below! And have you ever tried the Missguided Body Mists? Which one would you go for?
* Products mentioned in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature but all thoughts and opinions are my own.