May 2nd, 2012


Grace’s Favorites: April

I have to say – I’m starting to really look forward to these monthly round-ups of goodness… I have so much fun putting them together!  This month, Spring is truly in the air.  Despite chilly weather over the past few weeks, the flowers are in bloom, the days are longer, and the city is abuzz – everyone is out and about!  My style seems to be getting more and more casual.  All I can think about is slinking around in worn cut-offs, baseball t’s, and my Sperry’s or flip flops.  This tee from J.Crew is heavenly, and ranks at the top of my list.  There are several beauty products that made the cut this month.  (Two of them being in the “green” category, which I love.)  And a perfume, to boot (this is rare – after spending years in the beauty biz, I never buy fragrance!)  I’ll cut the rambling… here they are… my favorite things from this month!


For more on why I love these products, keep reading.

J.Crew Baseball T Shirts – I LOVE these.  I picked up both the blue + red, and just adore them.  Everything about them is perfect – the cut, the colors, and the fact that they are 100% linen and super cozy-slouchy.

ARROJO Dry Shampoo – This is my new favorite dry shampoo. And I’ve tried them all.  Sops up oil, no white residue, smells great, and doesn’t leave hair feeling all crusty the way that some dry shampoos can. The sleek, minimalist packaging also makes me happy.

Truth Art Beauty Nourish – I am soo obsessed with this company.  I love that you can design your own skincare products –  built around your individual needs.  I chose an Argan oil base – every time I use it, I feel as though I’m truly feeding my skin with something good.

NARS blush in Gaiety – This looked a little scary – until I put it on.  It’s the perfect natural, rosy blush – love that it looks nearly neon until you put it on.

Pamela Love Mountain Cuff – I mean, how dreamy is this cuff!?  I love it.

Tarte LipSurgence Pencils – These were another Birchbox discovery – since then, I’ve purchased two more!  They’re insanely moisturizing and super pigmented.  They also have an addictive minty fragrance.  To boot, they’re all natural.  Must collect all of them.

Leila Lou Perfume Oil – I can’t say enough good things about this fragrance.  So clean, fresh, and all out delicious.

Any amazing discoveries that you care to share?

*Editorial Samples were provided by ARROJO, Truth Art Beauty, and NARS.  All opinions are my own; 

18 Responses to Grace’s Favorites: April

  1. christin May 2, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    i ordered my truth art beauty blend yesterday and i am SO excited for it to arrive!

  2. Tara May 2, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    I am in love with that baseball tee :)

  3. Flairbybrandi May 2, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Love the lip pencils and cute top!


  4. Viviana Carmona May 2, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Love these picks! I’m buying the Tarte Lipsurgence pencils this very afternoon!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood May 2, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      They are soo good!!

  5. Liz {Sequins & Stripes} May 2, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    I NEED Pamela Love everything, her designs are insane. Also, Nars blush, such perfect pigmentation!

  6. Laura | May 2, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Love the Nars Blush!

  7. Nina May 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Love those baseball tees! Such great picks!

    xo Nina

  8. Megan Zietz May 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    i love that cuff!

  9. Crystalin May 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I have that baseball tee and absolutely love it! The fit is great and they’re extremely comfy. Great picks Grace :)

  10. Jordan - Queen of LA May 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    i have been meaning to try those tarte lip pencils. do they stay on really well? what colors did you get?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood May 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      so well! I have the peaceful, moody, and a bright red/orange one.

  11. Molliee Martin May 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Great picks! I need to try those lip pencils!!

  12. Alyssa H May 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    great picks! and i wear that Nars blush too! It’s such a pretty color :)

  13. Frankie hearts fashion May 3, 2012 at 2:10 am #

    Such great picks G! I’ll take the tee, the lip pencils, and the blush! xo

  14. Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    I agree! Gaiety can look so intimidating but then, when it is on, it is perfect!

  15. M. (Faded M Style) May 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    That cuff is outstanding!  And you have inspired me to try the Tarte pencils!  
    Best, M.

  16. Lindsay May 4, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I love that blush… it’s my new fav!

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