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Oxblood in the Fall

Oxblood in the Fall

Mint Velvet black velvet top
$125 – houseoffraser.co.uk

MSGM black leather legging
$235 – farfetch.com

Prada square plastic glasses
saksfifthavenue.com

Loop scarve
$40 – kettlewellcolours.co.uk

Essie nail polish
$18 – thehut.com

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Beach Beauty

Beach Beauty

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Bright Nails For Spring

I’ve only been wearing polish on my nails for about a month and I prefer a very dark polish. I’m not sure why-maybe because it doesn’t draw as much attention. But while shopping for some new polish, I couldn’t help but notice bright is THE way to go for spring. Yellows, greens, magenta and bright pinks, blues…it’s popsicle colors x 1000! I decided to take a risk and bought a bright reddish coral by Essie called “Ole Caliente”.

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Essie “Ole Caliente” $8.00 available at Target

At first glance, I wasn’t a fan. I’m just so used to blackish red on my nails and this was just so bright.

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But after a couple of days I got used to it and actually started to really like it. Now, I’m ready to explore more pops of color and cannot wait for the new collaboration between hot designer Thakoon and Nars to appear in stores. Inspired by his spring 2012 collection, these 6 shades are super vibrant and were inspired by the hues of Indian spice markets.

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Thakoon for Nars nail polish $18 available for pre-order at Nordstrom

I really love the light blue shade, Kutki. It will be so pretty with tan digits. I’ve used Nars polish in the past and it does wear really well. I’m not sure when the launch date is, but I am very sure they will sell out quickly. If there’s one you can’t live without, you’d better pre-order now!

And if $18 is a little too much to spend on polish, try the spring collection from Essie. The colors are very fun, especially the light green.

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Essie spring polish $8 available at Ulta and most major drugstores.

The good news is that everyone is doing bright shades for spring (check out Loreal’s Colour Riche) so there is definitely one to fit your budget!

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Summer Dreaming

The grass is green, the trees have leaves, and flowers are blooming. I am dreaming of summer and it is just around the corner. I cannot wait for beach time, going to the Farmer’s Market, and spending time on the water. I want sand between my toes and the sun on my face. Here are two outfits I’ve put together that scream summertime. I hope they inspire you to start planning your summer wardorbe.

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“TRIP TO THE FARMER’S MARKET”
~7 For Mankind Crop Josefina $225 available at Zappos
~Charles By Charles David Trove wedge sandal $59.95 available at DSW
~Farmer’s Market tote $45 available at J. Crew
~Michael by Michael Kors Oversized sunglasses $99 available at Nordstrom
~Sephora Collection Be You lip balm $12
~Sephora Collection Lacquer polish $7
Both available at Sephora
~Smocked Mexicalli top $24.94 available at Old Navy

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“EVENING STROLL ON THE BEACH”
~Destroyed Boyfit Denim Shortie $36.50
~Dolman Sweater $34.99
~Zig-Zag fedora $15.50
~Sam Edelman for AEO Braided Gladiator sandal $39.50
All available at American Eagle
~Panacea Candy Color Long Stone necklace $50
~Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri perfume $92
both available at Neiman Marcus
~Essie Go Overboard nail polish $8 available at Ulta

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Fashion Week Beauty

While Fashion Week might be all about the clothing and designs, quite a few beauty trends are debuted as well. Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite new trends in beauty, right off the runway.

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At the Rachel Roy show, black nails and dirty looking makeup was where it was at. This look was achieved by layering two nail polishes from Essie.

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Licorice, a jet black shade, was applied to the nail first.

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Going Incognito, a deep emerald green, was applied over the Licorice.
Both available for $9 at Ulta

Winged eyeliner was huge on the runway. It’s a look that’s easy to achieve and you don’t have to wait until fall to try it.

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Amazing eyeliner at Rachel Zoe

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At the Corey Lynn Calter show they used a blue green eyeliner for their winged eyes.

Again, at the Rachel Roy show it was about dirty looking makeup and super straight hair.

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They used dark eye shadow to line the rims of the eyes instead of liner. I love this eye.

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For shiny, super straight hair, use Ted Gibson’s “tame It ” shine lotion prior to flat ironing.

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Ted Gibson “Tame It” shine lotion $15.99
available at Target

At the Carolina Herrera show it was all about voluminous hair and headbands.

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These looks were created by spraying hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Strong hairspray and blowdrying with a large round brush. Then tease, tease, tease and put on a headband.

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Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray $23
to find a salon, visit Moroccanoil

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Tracy Reese wanted to feature models that looked like “normal” people at her show. This hair was created by using TRESemme 24 Hour Body Root Boost on the roots and then their 24 Hour Foaming Mousse all over hair. Blow dry with fingers and let your natural texture shine through.

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TRESemme 24 Hour Root Boost $5.99

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TRESemme 24 Hour Body Mousse $5.99
both available at Ulta

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At the Tibi show, it was ponytails galore. Use Aveda Volumizing Tonic root to ends and blow-dry. Pull into a low ponytail and then use a small section of hair to wrap around elastic.

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Pull out random pieces around the face and hold into place with Aveda Men Pure-formance Grooming Clay. Spray Aveda Air Control Hairspray all over head.

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The finished product.

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Aveda Volumizing Tonic $16

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Aveda Men Pure-formance Grooming Clay $22

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Aveda Air Control Hairspray $24
please visit Aveda for retailers near you

For more behind-the-scenes beauty tricks, please check out Bella Sugar

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