Things That Make Us Love April

12 reasons we love the month of April.

Hugh Hefner's 83rd birthday (April 9); Victoria Beckham's 35th (April 17).

One wears Old Spice; the other is old Spice.

Diamond dust in our beauty products, like Sally Hansen's lip gloss and American Beauty's antiaging cream.

Boyfriends, please note: These are not a stand-in for the 2-carat ring we're waiting for.

High-end designers Shipley & Halmos peddle their hipster-prep threads at affordable Uniqlo.

It's like a government bailout for your wardrobe.

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Our tax refund!

We'll be splurging on a venti latte and an apple fritter.

The new refillable, stainless-steel Sharpie Premium.

A.k.a. the Cadillac of Sharpies.

The Swarovski Crystallized Store and Lounge in New York City, featuring design-your-own jewelry.

Build-a-Bear for grown-ups!

Depeche Mode's Sounds of the Universe (April 21).

Listen to it in your DeLorean while solving a Rubik's Cube.

The 44th Academy of Country Music Awards (April 5).

Dwight Yoakam wins for tightest Wranglers.

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April Fools' Day (April 1).

Consider those layoff rumors before putting fake dog doo on your boss's chair.

Hand-painted scarves from Leigh & Luca, with 50 percent of proceeds going toward the climate crisis.

And if they don't solve the crisis, you still get a cute scarf. Win-win.

Earth Day (April 22).

Recycle an ex.

Tie-dyed lips by genius makeup artist Pat McGrath.

Not as painful as it sounds.

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