Trending Pastels: Sweet and Sugary

This season my favorite colors are trending and I’m not referring to the neon accessories and brightly colored pants. Even though color is fun – light pastel colors are just as fun. In fact I love all of the pastel makeup tones that will be trending this spring. They’re extremely girlie, feminine, and create a natural look that’s perfect for spring and beyond. So what are my favorite ways to incorporate sweet pastels this season? Read on to find out.

 

Pastel Cosmetics for Spring

 

Pastel Nail Colors:

If you’re in the habit of painting your nails black for the fall and winter months now is the time to break into the pastel colors. Find some amazing nail polish that you love from brands like OPI or Essie and either get a manicure at a salon or paint them yourself. One of my favorite colors is mint green – a cross between turquoise and green (in my opinion), this color is on its way to becoming the best pastel color yet. I personally can’t wait to find the perfect mint green purse to go with my mint green nails.

Pastel Lip Tints:

If you love the natural look that is elegant yet pretty, this trend will become a favorite of yours. Pastel lip tints are easy to apply and look extremely lovely. In addition to lip tints, you can also pair your lip gloss or lipstick with a pastel dress and pumps and you have the perfect spring time outfit. Don’t forget other pastel makeup including glistening shadow, which is coming up next. Now all you need is a date!

Pastel Eye Shadow:

Sigh, eye shadows are so beautiful. Especially the light colored pastel shadows. If you want just a subtle glimmer or a richer pastel shade, it all depends how you apply your pastel colors on your eyelids. Shimmering eye shadows illuminate your face and make your eyes look fresh and wide awake. For the mascara you’ll want to keep this natural as well because you will want to allow your eye shadow to take center stage. Your glimmering eye shadow is stunning enough all on its own.

Enjoy the pastels this spring and summer and show off your illuminating face at your home, office, or wherever you are on a day to day basis with gorgeous makeup. A sheer cream blush and extra soft colors on your clothing ensemble will complete the look – you’re ready to enjoy this sugary sweet trend already.

Sierra is a writer who enjoys fashion and beauty and loves learning about the latest trends. She especially loves natural beauty and strives to have a lovely complexion. Catch up with Sierra on her Ocean Dreams blog.  

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12 Nail Care Tips For Spring and Summer

The wintry chills are replaced with cool breeze, with a whiff of the spring in air. You know summer’s round the corner and wait patiently to take off to that well earned break. You plan your trip to the minutest detail. Start shopping for the perfect summery wardrobe with accessories matched to the T. You have the ‘cut’ and you are ready to move….hold on did you forget a tiny detail. Of course, you did not heed the call of your nails of which had been in hibernation!

Time for a quick prep on how to get those tips and toes in perfect order:

  1. All winter you have been applying dark shade to your nails, which might have discolored them. Use a base coat before applying any colour on your nails to avoid the nail varnish pigments leeching into your nails.
  2. On the nail colour apply yet another top coat for that perfect finish and avoid chipping.
  3. Summers mean moisturizing or rehydrating. Give your nails a dose of vitamin e by rubbing some oil/cream comprising of vitamin e. Olive oil is also great as it not only softens brittle nails but also provides the essential moisture to the nail beds and cuticles.
  4. Keep your nails healthy and clean. If it is not possible to invest in manicures and pedicures at the spa/salon, try a few home tricks.
  5. Immerse your feet in warm water comprising of sea salts and essential oils (optional) for minimum 15 minutes. Scrub away the dead cells off your feet with a pumice stone. Wipe feet with a soft towel. Push back the cuticles gently with the help of a damp towel or orange stick. Clip nails and apply feet moisturizer. Paint toe nails if required.
  6. For hands you can follow the same process except you need not use pumice stone on your hands!
  7. Opt for shades in corals, pinks, brown and nudes during summer as they look great with a slight tan. If you want dark shades, apply only on feet as they look better on toe nails than finger nails.
  8. Experiment! Of course you need not stick to the boring pinks and browns. You can match the shade with your mood or outfit or sandals or occasion – just ensure that you get it right!
  9. Use balms rich in moisture to avoid cracking and drying of nails due to excessive heat, chlorine water in pools/oceans and dry air due to air conditioning.
  10. If you have developed ridges on your nails try to buff them once a month to get that evened out look.
  11. While washing and cleaning, use gloves to keep the nails from chipping due to excessive chemicals in the detergent.
  12. Avoid going barefoot especially in public places such places are full of fungi, bacteria and viruses that might harm not only your nails but your feet as well.

However if you must go barefoot, wear open toed sandals or slippers to minimize the damage!

Be it summer, winter, fall or spring – nails need to be cared for like the rest of your body. They are also an indicator of one’s overall health. By proper care, you not only end up looking good but also feeling confident.

 

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Get The China Glaze Hunger Games Nail Polish Now!

The new China Glaze The Hunger GamesCapitol Colours nail polish collection is now for sale online at Sally Beauty, which also lists the items as available in Sally Beauty stores. This is a gorgeous collection and, with the popularity of the movie, it is bound to sell well.

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The China Glaze Hunger Games Collection has twelve shades based on the Hunger Games books and upcoming movie.

Buy it at Sally Beauty

 

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