Monday, March 31, 2014

march favorites

Usually I would film a video of the things I loved during the month, but with just four favorites for March, I thought a quick post was just easier. A short list of favorites is a good thing though! It shows just how much I really loved these products since I reached for them every day.

March 2014 Favorites || Sprinkles and Style

Clinique All About Shadow Quad in Jenna's Essentials :: I think Clinique is a makeup brand that just doesn't get enough love. I've been using their products since my dance recital days when I was just a little kid! This eyeshadow quad is one that is great to use for a natural daytime look or a nighttime smokey eye. Jenna Menard, Clinique's Global Colour Artist, knew was she was doing when she put this one together. You really have everything you need all in this quad.

NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie :: This peachy-pink gloss is great for the spring and summer. It's a sheer to medium coverage gloss, isn't too sticky and is great alone, on top of a lip liner, or over lipstick. Even better, it's super affordable {currently on sale at Ulta!} and smells like cake batter.

Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep :: Before this month, I was using a pencil to fill in my brows. I'd heard a lot about this product though so I decided to give it a try. If you're looking for a quick way to fill in your brows and set them, then this is the product for you.

Divergent Soundtrack :: I loved the trilogy so I had high hopes for the film. I wasn't disappointed, and I actually loved it more than the book. I've been listening to the soundtrack on repeat everyday. "Find You" by Zedd and all four Ellie Goulding songs are my favorites.

What did you love during the month of March?

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

overall thoughts

Overall Thoughts {Atlantic-Pacific} || Sprinkles and Style

Overall Thoughts {Sincerely Jules} || Sprinkles and Style

I have to ask because I've been back and forth on this trend for quite some time {and Blair of Atlantic-Pacific makes it look so chic} - what are your thoughts on overalls? Sometimes I see it and think "Hello 1990s!", and other days I think it's one of the best trends out there. Whenever I've been doing some online window shopping, I always search out a pair. There are definitely some affordable options out there that make me want to just pull the trigger and purchase them.

So what do you think of overalls? Do you think you may rock a pair for the spring and summer?

Here are a few that I've considered buying!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

what to watch: the short game

What to Watch: The Short Game || Sprinkels and Style

Last year, I wrote a few posts about golf - everything from pictures from the Masters, outfit ideas, and even recipes. I played golf in high school, but my love for the sport didn't really start until after college. Going to tournaments is so different and so much better than watching it on TV.

The documentary The Short Game came out in September of 2013, but it wasn't until just a few weeks ago that I finally sat down and watched it. To say that I loved it would be an understatment. These kids are just 7 and 8 years-old and yet, they are already so much better than I ever was and will be at this game. They drive it farther than I do, they chip better than I do, they read greens better than I do. It's amazing! Seeing them compete at Pinehurst and what they do in terms of practice and training is remarkable. You know that some, if not all, of them will be the next golf phenom.

But don't think that this move is all serious business, they are just kids after all. Their personalities really shine in this movie and you get the sense that while they do want to win, there's a part of them that just wants to be a kid and run around acting silly with friends. I did cry at one part, but overall, this one is sure to put a smile on your face.

If you haven't seen this yet, I highly, highly, highly suggest doing it soon!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

guest post: adored by alex

I asked Alex from Adored by Alex to write this week's second guest post and was thrilled when she agreed! I've been reading her blog since 2013 and love her sense of style!

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Guest Post: Adored by Alex || Sprinkles and Style

Hi there Sprinkles and Style readers! Alex Carreno here from Adored by Alex posting while Sheri Ann is on vacation (boy am I jealous). Considering it's March and the light at the end of the wintery-vortex tunnel is in sight, I am totally experiencing a case of spring fever. Give me prints and color to help welcome warmer temps and brighter days ahead. Did I mention I'm obsessing over prints? Give me those gingham pumps asap and Equipment seriously kills it every season! Pair a fun graphic clutch for day or evening and you've most definitely got my attention. Happy shopping!



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Don't you love her spring picks? The first day of spring is tomorrow so I am definitely ready to break out the florals and brighter colors when I get back home. How cute is that blouse and that clutch?

Thanks again Alex! If you haven't already, you should be adding her blog to your to-read lists!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

guest post: beauty & the beard

As promised, I asked two of my favorite bloggers {and wonderful ladies!} to put together a guest post while I'm gone for the week. The first is coming from Laura of Beauty & the Beard. I've been reading her blog for nearly three years, essentially since it started so you know I'm a fan. I'm so glad and honored that she put this together for Sprinkles and Style!

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Hi lovely Sprinkles and Style readers! I'm Laura from Beauty & the Beard- and I'm thrilled to be here while Sheri Ann is on vacation (lucky lady!). It's finally starting to feel a little bit like spring around here - which means it's time to get out there and get some new spring-y outfits in my lineup...starting with this one:


It's been winter long enough that I already have a list a mile long of places I'd love to wear an outfit like this! I'm beyond ready to toss the boots in the back of the closet and throw on some cute flats-you know what I mean??

What are you most looking forward to wearing this spring?
xo, lp



*thanks for having me sheri ann! 

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If you haven't read Laura's blog, then I suggest heading over right now and giving it a read. She covers it all - fashion, lifestyle, jewelry, and, my personal favorite, food recipes - and does it so well. Thanks again Laura!

Monday, March 17, 2014

what's in my beach makeup bag?

As I've gotten older, the amount of makeup I bring with me on beach vacations has gone down significantly. I used to pack my makeup bag full to the brim with different eyeshadow palettes, blushes, and lip colors. And while I still have packed more lippies than I probably need, I'm proud that I've stopped taking so many other things that I know I won't wear.

Watch my new video to take a look at what I'm taking with me on this beach vacation!


Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! You can see a full list of the products I brought there.

And don't forget that I have two great guest posts coming tomorrow and Wednesday. They'll definitely have you ready for the first day of spring!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 14, 2014

time for a getaway

Beach Getaway {image via The Cherry Blossom Girl} || Sprinkles and Style

I'm heading off tomorrow to warmer temperatures and I can't wait! We got a little taste of spring-like weather here last weekend, but it's been cold the past few days. I can't wait for sunny days, where my only concern will be what to read while lounging on the beach. 

I have a few posts lined up for next week, including some from two of my favorite bloggers, so make sure to come back for those.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

lucky charms chocolate chip cookies

{St. Patrick's Day} Lucky Charms Chocolate Chip Cookies || Sprinkles and Style

I rarely pass up a chance to bake, and with St. Patrick's Day coming up, I knew that I wanted to whip up a fun recipe. I spent hours browsing on Pinterest for something before finally deciding upon these Lucky Charms chocolate chip cookies. And I was not disappointed

Chocolate chip cookies are already a classic. Add in a classic cereal and it only gets better, especially when the cereal pieces are cooked in butter and sugar. I even added some green and orange food coloring to mine to just add a bit more to the St. Patrick's Day-theme. Crisp and sweet cereal pieces, chocolate chips, sugary marshmallow pieces, and fun colors? So delicious and best served with a cold glass of milk.

{St. Patrick's Day} Lucky Charms Chocolate Chip Cookies || Sprinkles and Style

{St. Patrick's Day} Lucky Charms Chocolate Chip Cookies || Sprinkles and Style

{St. Patrick's Day} Lucky Charms Chocolate Chip Cookies || Sprinkles and Style

Monday, March 10, 2014

monday morning reads

Morning Coffee {image via This is Glamorous}
{Image via This is Glamorous}

I woke up yesterday morning just a little bit... off. It was most likely a combination of daylight savings time and my long walk around the city on Saturday, but I actually thought it was Monday! I was scrambling around my apartment at 10 AM thinking I was late for work. Silly me!

Once I realized my mistake {and had a good laugh}, I decided to just take it easy and spent the rest of the morning perusing the internet. Some online window shopping and good articles are a pretty good way to relax if you ask me.

-- I pinned this quote because it rings so true for me right now. It's better to let it go than keep negativity in your life.

-- My dad sent this article about a family that connects with their son through Disney and its animated films. The story is very touching and just so wonderful to see a family come together like this.

-- I have a few trips scheduled for the next few months so I will definitely be taking some of these tips from Refinery29.

-- I'm someone who has trouble sleeping at night so I'm hoping these tips from Self magazine will help.

-- They say that summer bodies are made in the winter and spring, which means that I should probably up my workout routine.

-- Disney-themed cocktails? You don't have to tell me twice!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

shopping lately: forever21

As I've gotten older {aka out of high school and college} I've forgotten about the great finds that are on the shelves at Forever21. I was browsing online for various things that I want/need for some upcoming trips and rediscovered the brand. I really haven't shopped here in the longest time so I was impressed with the number of cute clothes that I found, especially in their Love21 line. I made a few purchases - these floral sneakers are my favorite - and am planning on heading into a store soon to see what else I can add to my closet. I love J. Crew, but you can't pass up a good bargain!

Here are some other Forever21 goodies that are on my wishlist!

Are you a Forever21 shopper? Have you found any good items there?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

banana chocolate chip muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins || Sprinkles and Style

Have you noticed the recent increase in recipes posts on the blog lately? I love to cook and bake so I thought it was time to share that little part of my life with you!

I found this recipe and decided that I just needed to make banana chocolate chip muffins as soon as possible. It was my first go at it and, to be completely honest, I didn't love them. I think I overmixed the batter and overbaked them just a tiny bit. I got good feedback from those who tried these so it may just be the perfectionist in me that is being overly critical. Bakers Royale is one of my favorite food blogs with some of the prettiest photos so I know it must have been an error on my part. Trust me, one look at her pictures and you will want to make everything she posts and hope they turn out as pretty as hers!

Any tips for me for the next time I make these muffins?

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins || Sprinkles and Style

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins || Sprinkles and Style

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins || Sprinkles and Style