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The Spring Edit- Make-up And Nails On A Budget

SPRING EDITHappy First of Spring!

Spring is finally here and boy am I ready for it! I love Winter but  I am definitely ready to get some colour back in my life and am really looking forward to the weather brightening… we can hope anyway.

So in two posts, one today and one next Thursday, I am going to be sharing my top picks for the season. As you might have been able to guess (the title is the clue) this post will feature my Spring make-up and nail picks, while next weeks will be all about clothing and accessories.

Now I obviously can’t feature every single trend that I am going to be embracing (I probably could but it would be a very, very, very long post) so instead I have just chosen the easiest and most affordable options.

So let’s Spring to it, shall we? Sorry I just couldn’t resist.

Nails

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Perfect Pastels- Yup they are back, in fact I’m not sure they really went away in the first place, but this season you can rock a pastel nail without seeming off trend. When it comes to colours, the options are endless, and the high-street is awash with simple but pretty options. In all honesty it’s not a trend you can really get wrong, but there certain things that can add an extra sumpin sumpin.

  • Model’s Own Speckled Egg Collection- Last year the beauty world went in to melt down for the Illamasqua speckled nail polishes, and finally we have a worthy high-street alternative. Basically these polishes have tiny specs of black glitter, that once applied, have the similar appearance and texture as that of a mini egg. How perfect for Easter right? The best bis is that Models Own have launched an egg-xeptional selection of pretty pastels in this range, so why not nail the two trends in one affordable bottle. An egg-celent beauty idea. Ok, I’ll stop now.
  • Lilac Lover’s- Earlier this year I predicted that lilac would be a key trend for 2014 and so far, so right. I love the fresh pretty effect that a lilac polish can have on your nail. If you, like me, work in an office job, lilac is the perfect pastel to embrace because it hits the bus still manages to look professional.

White Out- White nails were huge last year and yup, it was another trend that I successfully predicted. I can vividly remember asking for white in my local nail salon and seeing the look of horror on the young lady’s face, but despite this it has managed to stick around. This year however white is worn as a quirky shade, trimmed with pretty metallic or covered in intricate nail art.

  • Top Tip- I struggle to paint my own nails, let alone create a master piece on them but there is an easy way to embrace this trend at home. Paint your nails in your white of choice and before it dries take a piece of newspaper and press it against the polish for a few seconds. The black ink will transfer from the paper, giving you an interesting but easy piece of nail art.

Make-Up

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Micky-blue eyes- From the moment that Nicole Scherzinger worked a sexy blue eyeliner on last year’s X Factor, it was destined to be a trend and this season it is. If your brave then go for a full blue eyeshadow effect, but be careful as this can end up being a bit Steps from Deeper Shade of Blue. If your a bit more nervous, or want to wear this look to work, then trying using a blue eyeliner on your lower lash line instead. Alternatively use a metallic blue as this well look slightly more subtle. Below are two examples of me wearing a blue eye look.

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  • Lilac love (again)- If blue isn’t your thing then why not dry a swipe of lilac. I would opt for a metallic lilac, and use it to line my upper lash and water line.

Dew, dew, dew- Winter was a time for matte, heavy and full coverage foundation but Spring is all about the lighter and dewy alternatives. My favourite dewy foundation has to be YSL Touche Eclat, but the high-street have some fantastic options. Try the Bourjois Healthy Mix (my favourite high-street foundation) or the Rimmel Wake me up.

What are you wearing this season?

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