If this is your first HAWT report, let me give you the 411…I love sharing great finds, brainstorms, and really whatever the heck is on my mind! Sometimes many of these things and ideas are pretty HAWT and even thought provoking (go figure). Since I do have my own little space in the world to share, I thought why the hell not share with some of my favorites peeps…how freakin’ lucky are you?!?! Periodically, I will bring you The HAWT Report with great fashion finds, cool gadgets, health and beauty must-haves, exciting trends, and whatever else I feel fits!

In this HAWT Report, I’m sharing a few things that I’m over the moon about this Spring beside the season! This is one of my favorite seasons, and these are a few of my favorite things right now.

The Sound of Music

Wireless Headphones & Speaker from Specter Wireless

Besides getting in my car hitting the road and listening to my music, I love listening to my tunes while enjoying the great outdoors. And during this time of year, I live at the park, at the beach, or in the backyard with my tunes. Thanks to Specter Wireless, I’ve been doing it in style and with some great sound piping into my ears. Being that I had never heard of them, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when checking out the Efitz (wireless sports earphones), Aqstix (wireless waterproof speaker), and Elux (wireless premium headphone). Well, I was blown away by how much I like these products!

All three have amazing sound quality, battery life, and noise isolation making them a steal for at their price point. Click here to see addition equipment and to learn more about Specter.

Travel Accessories Need Somewhere To Go

Personalized luggage tag & passport cover by CarveOn

Think about it – do cool and super cute travel accessories, travel blankets, luggage tags, and even travel toothbrushes really wanna just sit around in your stinkin’ junk closet or drawer?!?! Ummm, the answer is NO. Well, as far as mine are concerned I plan to make sure they live their lives to the fullest; I’m such a giver!

If you follow Urban Swank on social media, you know we were recently gifted an ultra-swanky set of customized passport covers and luggage tags from the premium leather goods company CarveOn out of Ireland. From the gorgeous packaging to the beautiful hand finished products, no detail is forgotten. They have us wanting all there products, and secretly wishing they would design a handbag line.

We All Need A Little Sunshine

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Synthetica (on the left), Benefits Cosmetics GALifornia Sunny Golden Pink Blush

With all the nice sunny days we’ve been having in Houston, I’m definitely not complaining. I just like to maintain that glow my skin gets from it all the time, and my two new highlighter/blush products have got me covered!

The NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder in Synthetica was picked up at the new NYX store inside the Houston Galleria after I’d searched for it for the last few weeks! This powder blends out well and looks nice on all skin tones. This color is particularly popping on WOC, women of color! The formula’s light-catching pearls deliver a luminous finish that looks different from every angle. 

Benefit’s Galifornia Blush is golden pink and is truly sunshine in a box! It provides the perfect amount of shimmer and warmth to your face. This is another one that will work for all tones, but for my WOC this will be another fave!

Tea Time

Tea time at Yauatcha Houston

I’m a girl that always takes a moment for myself and that usually occurs once a day during my tea-time! Imagine my excitement when I found out the much anticipated Yauatcha Houston was finally opening this Spring! This Michelin-star dim sum tea house has been on my list for some time, and to be able to “sip tea” and unwind in this amazing space was amazeballs. They are serving more than 20 teas sourced from all over the world, with a few that are only available at the Houston location. And if sipping tea is not your thing, have one of the tea-based cocktails to get your fix!

Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan

Felice is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food, beauty, and fashion.


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