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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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Friday Top 5 – Best in Bronze

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While I admit to being someone who is somewhat afraid of the fake tan (I have very traumatic oompa loompa experiences!), I have learned over the years how to make it work on my fair skin.  It takes a great product like Beautisol, and an arsenal of prepping products, mistake fixers, and more.  Here is the list of my 5 must have's when I go in for the fake glow. 

1) Xen-Tan 'Hard to Reach' Applicator:   This is a god send. When you can't find a friend or a boyfriend to help apply your fake tan on the dreaded back area, than reach for this magic wand.  Place your product directly onto the back applicator and apply...it really is that easy! Why didn't anyone think of this sooner?

2) Adventuress Sunscreen Swipes: the one thing I am guilty of is forgetting to remember to put on my sunscreen after I tan. Keeping these handy wipes in my purse not only makes it easy to get protection on the go, but it ensures that your fake tan will be protected as well.  Brilliant! 

3) St. Tropez Tan Remover: Who among us hasn't had a self tanning mishap? I know that I have had my fair share of streaks, and over-tanned elbows. This tan remover has been made by St. Tropez, which is one of the authorities in self tanning. This was designed to prevent hands and palms from becoming stained while correcting tanning mistakes! Just apply with water to the palms of the hands after applying the self tan. 

4) Beautisol Prep & Glow System: Medium Mousse Formula:  My current self tanner of choice. And, they make it ridiculously easy with this kit to get the perfect glow. This kit comes with an exfoliating mitt for your pre-tan prep, and an application mitt which makes applying your moose bronzer a breeze.  I personally don't know how I ever lived without the application mitt.  It makes the tan look flawless. Another bonus? The moose dries quickly, so no gooey or messy wait time like most self tanners. Love!

5) Prtty Peaushun:  Are you rocking your fake tan for a night out on the town? Than this lotion is an absolute must.  I use it on all my clients as a finishing touch to make their skin look sexy and glowing.  You can also use it on your face as a highlighter, and to enhance your Beautisol tan.  Created by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Bethany Karlyn, this lotion has subtle light reflecting particles in a natural emollient base.  It also conceals minor imperfections and enhances definition to create a sexy legs and diminish the appearance of cellulite stretch marks and varicose veins as well as minimizing bruising and sore muscles.

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Top 5 Quick & Easy Beauty Tips!

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Quick and Easy Tips: Take the “Time” Out of Timeless Beauty! by Sian Bitner KearneyIn the world of “I needed that yesterday”, it helps if a lady can cut down on her primping time without sacrificing great face. Thankfully, cosmetic companies everywhere have felt our pain and created a plethora of products to suffice. Here are our top five favorites!

• Nars ~ The Multiple. Not only are these colors gorgeous on nearly every skin tone, but this gem packs a double punch by being the go to item for both cheeks and lips.

• Stila ~ Convertible Eye Color. Gone are the days of searching through your beauty drawer for eye shadow, liner, and the tools to perform the magic. This multitasker has eyeliner on one end, a tool for smudging and blending on the other end, and a coordinated eye shadow color inside.

• Guerlain ~ Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara. Most mascaras promise volume OR length but let’s face it, the average girl needs it all! Instead of wasting money on two different mascaras, this one comes with one formula and two brushes. One brush has long bristles for length and basic volume, the other with small bristles for tackling hard to reach spots like corners and bottom lashes to create depth.

• Garnier Fructis ~ Miracle Dry Oil. Ever wish you could use just one lotion or moisturizer for your face, body, and hair? Wish granted! Made from olive and avocado extracts, this oil is light enough to use on the face but still has enough moisture muscle to tackle dry, frizzy hair.

• Sally Hansen ~ Complete Salon Manicure. While a salon manicure always looks amazing, who really has the time? This polish has a base coat, color, and top coat all built into one time saving bottle.

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Friday Top 5 – Best Fragrances

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1)Kiehls Musk Oil: Everytime I wear this oil, I am stopped and asked what I am scent I have on. Special musk ‘recipe’ begins with an initial creamy, fresh citrus burst of bergamot nectar and orange blossom, followed by a soft floral bouquet of rose, lily, ylang-ylang and neroli. Finally, Original Musk dries down to a warm, sensual oriental finish of tonka nut, white patchouli and, of course, musk. Perfection!

2)Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Essenza’ Eau de Cologne: This is soft and elegant, and makes me feel incredibly sexy. A citrus-woodsy fragrance, with notes of citrus zests, rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, clove, patchouli, woody notes, moss, amber.

3)Donna Karan ‘Woman’ Eau de Parfum: notes of orange flower and a signature core of Haitian vetiver and sandalwood make this the ultimate sexy scent. A feminine and sensual scent that is perfect for an evening out on the town.

4)Trish McEvoy ‘No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk’ Eau de Parfum: Irresistible. One of my personal all time favorites.  I am convinced that this is a man magnet! A spicy-sweet, warm, playful scent that combines juicy blackberry buds, rich vanilla and sensuous velvet musk with white rose and cashmere woods.

5)Tom Ford Private Blend ‘Oud Wood’ Eau de Parfum: This defines luxury to me.  It is uber sexy, and exotic. Notes include rose wood and cardamom, blended with exuberant Chinese pepper, which create a warm scent. Other notes include rare oud wood, sandalwood, vetiver, and the creamy scents of tonka bean, vanilla and amber are revealed.

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