Archive for April, 2013

Nail art reigns supreme as 2013 rolls on

       
Monday, April 29th, 2013

Nail art reigns supreme as 2013 rolls on

You might already have plenty of BABOR cosmetics and True makeup to keep your skin looking beautiful, but what about your nails? Just because you don’t spend most of your days looking down at your fingers doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve some TLC! In fact, nail art is becoming incredibly popular as 2013 rolls on.

One trend that’s already been seen on runways this year is shiny manicures, according to Glamour magazine. This means opting for a simple nail polish to show off your tips in addition to giving it some pizzazz with a flashy top coat. If you don’t want to go crazy with your nails, this might be just the style for you.

Other notable trends that are popping up include rhinestones and detailed graphics, according to the Lawrence Journal-World. Everyone from teens to soccer moms are asking for these types of manicures to transform their nails into accessories.

If you want to go glam with your nails this season, just remember to take care of your nails along the way. Give them a break from nail polish and let them breathe once in a while. Treat your cuticles with moisturizer to keep them in tip-top shape.

“Power pastels” can help you energize your spring

       
Friday, April 26th, 2013

Pastel hues are synonymous with spring, but they aren’t all about being cutesy and tranquil. These days, Allure magazine reports that more people are opting for edgy pastels for everything from their clothing to makeup. That being said, what exactly are “power pastels” and how can you wear them without looking too bold?

“Power pastels” can be simply defined as bright shades such as cotton candy pink and mint green that have an ample amount of pigment. Gone are the days when ladies played it safe with baby blue and girly pink for their ensembles! More importantly, these colors are showing up in makeup as well. Models and celebrities are being seen with vivid pastels on their lids as they pose for the public.

If you want to take advantage of this trend, Harper’s Bazaar magazine recommends opting for shades such as lavender and rose as you revamp your makeup collection. Focusing on one area of your face, such as your pout, is a good idea if you’re too nervous to go bold with color around your entire face. Play around with different shades of lipstick until you find one that complements your skin tone.

Do you know how to pull off a hat like a pro?

       
Friday, April 26th, 2013

Do you know how to pull off a hat like a pro?

You might have the perfect lipstick, mascara and eyeliner for spring, but what about your head? Have you thought about ways that you can look stylish while shielding your pretty peepers from the sun? The most obvious way to do so is with a hat, and many celebrities are donning them this season.

That being said, not everyone is comfortable wearing a hat, especially if she has long, flowing hair that’s tough to restrain. There are a few ways you can wear a bowler or a beret without looking too cheesy this spring. First, The Daily Mail claims that it’s important to be comfortable – take as much time as you need to find a hat that works for you. When sporting one such as a beret, avoid tucking in your hair to keep from looking older than you really are.

Next, Mag For Women states that it’s critical to take your face shape into consideration while shopping for a hat. For example, you don’t want one that elongates your face if it’s already naturally long in appearance.

Finally, don’t forget to take care of that hat hair! To help your locks flow out more naturally from under your hat, use a conditioner to tame your tresses.

Making your nails look fabulous this season

       
Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Making your nails look fabulous this season

You might have the perfect spring makeup to commemorate the changing seasons, but what about your nails? As trends in cosmetics change, so do nail styles! One that’s becoming popular is embellished nails, according to Grazia Daily magazine. Gone are the days when nail art reigned supreme – today’s fingers are all meant to be shocking and edgy.

If you don’t want to be left behind, there are a few ways you can take advantage of the trend. Marie Claire magazine recommends using unique decorative accents such as foil – yes, foil – to jazz up your nails. These can easily be applied by a professional to give you a glamorous manicure for spring 2013.

Not into the idea of utilizing unusual materials? Style Bistro claims that more celebrities are opting for original art on their nails to make a memorable impression. This means more than just a small, cutesy flower on your pinky nail. These days, it’s all about creating masterpieces on each nail to wow the crowd.

If you want to keep it simple and avoid drawing too much attention, you can always opt for a nude nail polish for your fingers, which is still a hot trend this season.

3 must-try hairstyles for spring 2013

       
Thursday, April 25th, 2013

3 must-try hairstyles for spring 2013

With spring in full swing, there’s no better time to switch up the shampoo, conditioner and styling products you’re using to give yourself a new ‘do. Whether you intend to enjoy the warm weather at the beach or you’re camping in the wilderness, here are some hot hairstyles worth trying as the seasons continue to change.

1. Beachy hair
Even if you don’t live near the ocean, you can still rock this trend at the office or out to dinner with friends, according to Grazia magazine. Allow your locks to air dry, then run your fingers through them with a bit of mousse in your hands to create a chic, messy look.

2. Knots
No, not the kind you struggle to untangle – Harper’s Bazaar magazine claims that tying your long hair into a loose, casual knot to keep it in place is just perfect for spring. Best of all, no ponytail elastic needed!

3. Braids
If it seems better left for schoolgirls, think again – braids are hot this spring. Just one or two braids can help you create a beautiful look that makes you seem like you came right out of a fairy tale!

Parting your hair differently can give you a new look

       
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Parting your hair differently can give you a new look

If you’re tired of the way your hair looks but you aren’t ready to opt for a new cut, there are a few tricks you can use to make your ‘do appear more intriguing. With the right styling tools and hair products, you can drastically alter the look of your tresses without going to too much trouble.

The Stir, a female-oriented blog, claims that your hair can tell people a lot about your personality. For this reason, you might want to get started on your initiative sooner rather than later! All you need to begin with is a comb. After brushing through any lingering tangles, start splitting your hair in different directions at the part. You can even move the area where your hair is parted to a different side if you want to make a noticeable change.

It might take some effort to get your locks to fall in a new direction, especially if you’ve had your hair parted a certain way for an extended period of time. Elle magazine recommends using a light hairspray or gel to keep it in place. You can also apply a little heat with a blow dryer to maintain your appearance.

Babydoll lashes can give your peepers a fun, flirty look

       
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Babydoll lashes can give your peepers a fun, flirty look

Babydoll eyelashes have been seen on everyone from models to Hollywood celebrities, and they continue to grow in popularity as spring rolls on. If you’re interested in achieving this beautiful look, you don’t have to be naturally blessed with long lashes! All you need is the proper eye makeup to enhance your appearance and give your peepers a boost.

First, make sure you have a long-lasting, volumizing mascara on hand to give your lashes some much-needed TLC. If you’re afraid of black being too dramatic for the occasion, opt for brown instead for a more casual appearance.

Next, put your lash curler to work. Spend at least 30 seconds crimping the lashes of each eye to give them flawless curves that draw attention to your face. Then, apply a lash primer to prep them for additional makeup and help them hold their curls.

Finally, take your time while applying your mascara. Daily Makeover recommends waiting a few seconds in between adding coats to prevent a goopy look. In the end, you’ll have long, voluptuous lashes. Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or you’re simply going to work, there’s never a bad time to flaunt babydoll lashes.

Are you wearing berry-colored lipstick yet?

       
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Are you wearing berry-colored lipstick yet?

Ever since actresses like Gwenyth Paltrow have stepped out wearing berry-tinted lipstick, more women have become infatuated with the idea of doing the same, according to Bella Sugar. Spring is the perfect time to play around with these bright shades, which can instantly perk up any pout. However, it can be challenging to find the right hue for your skin tone.

There are a few tips you can use to find the right berry shade for your lips. First, MSN recommends applying darker tints on your lips with a brush. This can give you more control over how opaque it appears on your pout, which can prevent your lipstick from looking too gothic on your face.

Next, try out the lipstick if you can before bringing it home. Many makeup counters will allow you to do so with testers or samples – don’t undervalue the opportunity!

Finally, make sure you apply your makeup in a brightly lit area to get a good idea of how it will look on you once you step outside. By taking these tidbits of information into account, you can wear berry shades like a pro!

Could you see yourself with candy-colored hair?

       
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Could you see yourself with candy-colored hair?

If you think you could go for a new hair do, you might want to consider adding color to your locks – bright colors! The Huffington Post recently reported on Anna Sui’s spring fashion show, in which models were seen sporting colorful wigs. The idea behind the look was candy inspired, which appears to be a trend in 2013. Take Kelly Osbourne, for instance, who’s been rocking lavender tresses for months!

Sui herself is renowned for sporting colorful hair in the 1970s, and her personal taste seems to have translated onto the runway. However, this look isn’t for everyone – what if you could never envision yourself with pink hair? Do you find it difficult to picture yourself with blue tresses?

If you’re intrigued by the idea of coloring your hair but you don’t know where to begin, Real Simple magazine recommends enlisting the help of an expert. However, you may be able to do a little experimentation on your own at home if you’re simply trying to cover up some grays. Products on the market today make it easy for women of all experience levels to dye their hair and look like pros.

Bold brows still popular as spring rolls on

       
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Bushy brows still popular as spring rolls on

True makeup can help you fine-tune everything from your peepers to your pout, but it’s worth taking a look at up-and-coming trends to stay on par with what’s hot in the current season. MSN reported that bold brows are all the rage on the runway, and they don’t appear to be going anywhere in the near future. You can expect to see more celebrities with fuller brows this summer as the style continues to reign supreme in Hollywood.

If you’ve always wanted to ditch your tweezers or skip your waxing appointment, now is the perfect time to do so. Achieving a beautiful, bold brow is also simple, according to SheKnows. All you have to do is let it grow, then get to sculpting!

A professional can be consulted if you’re used to pencil-thin brows and want a few pointers on how to go bigger. Then, think about investing in an at-home hair removal product to eliminate stray hairs as your brows grow out. Doing so can help you eliminate the process of plucking if you want to avoid pain. In the end, you’ll fall right in line with spring’s hottest trend!