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On Trend: 2014 Spring/Summer Nail Trends

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by Sian Bitner Kearney:

With reports of bad weather still circulating through newsrooms everywhere, it’s hard to believe that spring and summer are anywhere in sight! However, the new nail trends for the upcoming season are so hot, they are certain to add a few degrees to even your chilliest of days! Here are our top four picks for nail trends you MUST try!

#1 – Primary is Pretty Stepping out of the box of pinks and reds, this season’s hottest shades are a few of your grade school favs! Muted shades of orange, yellow, green, and blue are heating up the runways and adding serous wow factor to nails everywhere, adding a bit of extraordinary to your everyday apparel.

#2 – Nude is Nice No shocker to women who love their polish that nude is still a hot color for the upcoming spring/summer season. However, this season’s nude is not just restricted to boring beige. Very pale greys and browns are being added to the naked family for a look that is conservative without feeling too safe.

#3 – Darken it Up If you truly want to draw some attention, try one of the season’s super dramatic shades. Deep black, forest green, and sapphire blue are all at the top of the hot list for the season, bringing a little bit of naughty to even your sweetest of looks.

#4 – Bring on the Sparkle If color isn’t your bag, why not add a bit of dazzle to your nails? In lieu of bright and bold colors, another new nail trend is sparkle. Whether you choose a subtle hint of sparkle with a coat of glitter polish in silver or gold, or go for full-on glam by gluing individual crystals to the nails, either is perfect for a special night on the town!

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The Top 5 Fashion and Beauty Trends for Spring

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5 Hot Spring Fashion and Beauty TrendsBy Kara Solarz for Beauty & Confidence

Flowers aren’t the only things popping up this spring. New trends are on the rise as we happily retire thick sweaters and tights. But putting together an in-season outfit is only part of the equation: Pairing it with the perfect makeup pulls your entire look together and ensures you pull off a daring trend. Not sure where to start? You’re in luck: We’ve taken out all the guesswork for you with this guide to the hottest spring trends and matching makeup.

1. Bold and Busy Patterns

This spring, you’ll see no shortage of statement prints, including snakeskin, stripes and embellished fabrics. When your clothes have a strong point of view, opt for more neutral makeup. Brooke Glaser, a celebrity makeup artist in New York City, swears by MAC’s paint pots to achieve a low-impact look with staying power, especially when she’s on the job at Good Morning America . Her two favorite shades that look the most natural but give a pop at the same time: Groundwork and Quite Natural. 

2. See-Through Looks

This transparent trend will be hard to miss: Sheer fabrics and crystal-clear accessories become more and more popular. And a barely-there aesthetic applies to makeup as well. “Less is more,” Brooke assures. “A natural, fresh look is best for spring.”

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Bright and Vivid Lips for Spring

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For springtime everyone tends to want to go brighter in all aspects of their beauty routine.  Floral nails, sparkling highlights for the hair, and especially bright and beautiful lips.  For some, the thought of vivid and bright lipstick can be intimidating or too shocking for comfort….but fear not! I have some helpful tips that will make it easier to rock the bold lip.  Trust me, if I can sashay around town with a fuschia lip, than so can you. 


  • Just like the two gorgeous celebrities above, when you wear a vivid lipcolor you want to keep the rest of the makeup clean and classic.
  • EYES:  Focus on the lashes, and a simple black or brown liner.  You want the lips to be center stage, but don’t want to overwhelm your face with too much color. Define the eyes on the top only (this keeps it subtle, and avoids a smokey eye look, which can be too harsh with such a bold lip).  
  • CHEEKS:  Keep the tone in the same color family as your vivid lip color of choice. For fuschia lips, stick with a subtle soft pink.  For a bright orange, go for a bronzed cheek.

The key to my own personal success with a shocking lip was the product I chose.  For me and my clients I like to keep the look romantic and soft.  Because the colors are so potent, I like the formula to be sheer and glossy.  This especially is true during the spring, when you want a bright and healthy glow after the dreary winter.  My personal choice has been Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor because of it’s stunning brights, yet soft color playoff.  Even the biggest bright color lipstick fearing woman will feel comfortable with these shades.  My two favorites have been Fuschia Flash, and Electric Orange (and the names just slay me.  I feel like a superhero every time I put them on!). 

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

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10 Cold Weather Fashion and Beauty Trends

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This next piece is perfect for the start of the year. Fashion and beauty trends that go hand in hand.  The pictures above show the looks, and beauty products that compliment them. Check out all the newest trends below!

10 Cold Weather Fashion Trends

Cold weather fashion brings with it a hefty dose of decadence after seasons of practicality. No matter what your budget, there are luxe pieces in every price point. If you borrow from these 10 trends, you are sure to look cold-weather chic. 

Passport to Style
Clothing is inspired by locations both frigid and tropical this season. Peruvian and Aztec knit blazers and sweaters, as well as Russian patterned coats and blouses, are quickly taking the place of winter solids. The look requires less accessorizing because of the intricate patterns, making it easier to wear.

Foxy Lady
Faux fur is everywhere this season, from hats to wraps to the trim of booties. Part Old Russian and part 1960s starlet, fur adds a dose of romance to dresses and basic denim. This season, you may want to play with colored faux fur accents in deep mustard, cranberry and plum.

Summer Color Infusion
Labor Day doesn’t have to end the joyful hues hanging in your closet. Terra cotta, coral, fuchsia, chartreuse and light pink will look unexpectedly fresh next to the winter basics of black, gray and camel. You can wear a bold sweater or opt for shoes or jewelry in one of the shades for a more understated look.

Caped Crusaders
Swingy capes are an easy way to add polish and look expensive on a budget. When paired with a low ponytail and skinny denim, they will make any woman look like a fashion editor. Be on the lookout for gorgeous jewel tones, such as cobalt blue, deep turquoise and scarlet.

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