There's no better time to buy new clothes, makeup, perfume, furniture (and anything else you can think up a good reason for needing) than spring.
Even if you've already blown your budget on a warm weather-friendly wardrobe, there are still a few new launches to snap up before the summer months. One beauty product to make a note of this season is the Patent Polish Lip Pencil from Mac Cosmetics.
Need an excuse to do even more shopping? It's the kind of easy-to-wear makeup that you'll wish you'd always had - plus there's no such thing as having too many lip colours (and these are pencils - totally different from your regular lipsticks and glosses.)
So - what's so special about these particular pencils? For a start, the texture. They're creamy and smooth, but they leave your lips looking super glossy. The best part? These are shiny but not sticky and you don't even need to sharpen them. Hurrah!
There are also 12 colours in the range - from the nude Innocent to the brighter Revved up peach and Hopelessly Devoted fuchsia shade. One for every wedding or BBQ you get invited to this summer.
And if this promo shot doesn't tempt you to try wearing a blend of colours at once, we don't know what will...
Mac's Patent Pencils are £14.50 each, available at Mac Cosmetics stores and online from May 2014.
Want a lip colour for all ocassions? Try the nude lip trend: