Now that Spring is here, it's time to shave those legs and break out the allergy meds. Spring beauty for 2014 means fresh faces with light and natural looking makeup, loose up-dos, groomed brows, gold touches, and rosy or pastel tints. If you haven't already, now is definitely the time to find a good primer and the perfect BB cream for your skin tone because this Spring is all about showing off gorgeous skin. Moisturize everyday and use products with SPF in them for protection when you finally get to go on that picnic you have been dreaming of all winter! Add some pop to your spring beauty routine with a bright lipstick or a fun nail color. My favorite nail colors for this season are Butter London Marbs (a gorgeous metallic gold), Jaffa (a bright melon tone), Hen Party (a pale opal), and Two Fingered Salute (a soft grey for those who still want to retain a little edge).
Photographs from Glamour.com and Elle.com
I am constantly getting inspiration for new beauty looks to try by watching the models in various fashion shows and magazines. One of the looks that really stood out to me recently was the hair and makeup from Calla Haynes' SS14 collection. To keep with the California girl theme, models wore fishtail braids made to look slightly unkempt and interlaced with a neon orange ribbon. The makeup was fresh and natural looking, highlighting the model's youthful and glowing skin. Groomed eyebrows, a hint of blush, a touch of highlighting around the eyes, and a natural looking lip was the perfect look for this streamlined but laid back collection.
Images by Billy Rood
With so many products available to us, sometimes it is difficult to choose which ones we want to invest in, especially for the more high-end products. After all, who wants to spend $100 on a face mask and then find out that you hate it or that it doesn't deliver the goods? Not I. Right now, there is a growing trend of monthly subscriptions to boxes that feature everything from snacks to beauty products. There are beauty boxes that focus specifically on skin care, hair, makeup, all natural products, luxury products, nail care, or a combination of products. This is a great way to try samples of products that you may not have otherwise tried. Many of these sites also offer bonus perks such as discount codes to purchase full-sized products that you love, referral rewards, and free shipping.
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Sarah is a textile designer and blogger living in GA. She loves all things beauty, fashion, art, music, books, film, photography, DIY, and so much more! She has too many interests which is why she changed her major 4 times in college! xx