Here’s Dale’s fashion and make-up post for January, a preview of what to wear on Valentine’s Day and make up trends for spring-
The Sweetest Valentine
Whether your relationship status is red hot or not so great right now doesn’t mean you can’t create a lovely Valentine’s Day for yourself.
How does a little retail therapy sound? You’ve heard that old saying the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but it’s a huge color this spring. Without breaking the bank, keep your eye out for one of the hottest hues in spring apparel which is bright green. The best shade to spot is one similar to the green on a stoplight or Gumbi. When you’re out and about, look for handbags, pants and tops in green to add a perfect pop of color to any outfit.
A mani/pedi is one of those rituals that is an instant stress reliever the second your toes hit the spa water. And don’t forget the rolling massager down your spine as you relax in the recliner. If you can’t make it to the nail salon often, choose a long lasting spring polish like sheer pastels or soft neutral tones.
If you love roses, but don’t have a special someone this Valentine’s, grab a bright pink bouquet for your room. Afterall, bright pink is a way hotter color than red this spring anyway. One way to lighten the mood is to keep an eye out for this spring’s must have pastel color pallete. Some examples are Sea-foam green, ultra-light lilac, baby blue. You name the pastel shade and stores are stocking spring attire in it.
If you’re going on a date for Valentine’s day, it may sound cliché but a red dress never fails to impress. Or a red and pink outfit incorporating color blocking might make you the most fashionable date in the crowded over-priced restaurant. Here’s to a sweet, relaxing heart filled Valentine’s Day.
Makeup Trends for Spring ‘12 in Full Bloom
As spring is just around the corner, it’s nice to have an occasional glow on sunny mornings. What’s on the menu for makeup this spring? If you want a glow to show off a very subtle tan or just add a bit of color the best facial tanner I’ve discovered is Temtu’s bronzing system from Sephora. It’s an airbrush tan you can easily apply to your face and then wash your hands when you’re done. It’s truly one of the most natural tans I’ve ever artificially applied to my face. It’s a nice formula that doesn’t make me break out or streak.
Bright neon shades are everywhere which I’m sure you’ve noticed already. Feel free to try neon lipstick eye shadow, or nail polish. Choosing some strategically placed neon accessories is a serious style “Do” this spring. If you add a neon clutch, handbag, bracelets or watches you’ll be on a personal best dressed list.
I’ve discovered applying makeup is about 20% easier when I have my eyebrows in order. Check out Youtube videos on how to shape and pluck brows or go to a pro to get waxed. There are so many amazing options and eyebrow specialists in cities who know exactly what they’re doing to get you those movie star brows. Or at least something close to them and with Awards Season in full force, who doesn’t like to watch the stars on the red carpet and feel a little star power as well. Well groomed eye brows frame your face and actually can cut down on your morning routine if you have blond brows like me and get them tinted. It eliminates the pesky task of ‘filling in’ your brows in the AM.
Here’s to a fresh dip into Spring fashion and cosmetic trends. Now, if the warm weather could just get here a little sooner so we can break out the sundresses.