Spring has Sprung!
So were I should be thinking about those exams I can't help but lie in the sun and put together a collection of my Loves and Lust Haves for Spring13.
I'm a sucker for an alternative boy band and this Spring is no exception! The 1975 produce the perfect driving tune in their chart topping hit Chocolate. Some grungy boys singing recklessly at me in the sunshine..yea please!
The Zara Clutch:
Zara will, once again, be a main component in my Spring through to Summer look. These neon translucent box clutches are super chic and modern with a hint of sports luxe and will gleam in the sun. I intend to wear mine with all white for a polished, simplistic yet original effect.
For Spring, make-up should be minimal, fresh and dewy but have strong natural colours that wont let the bold Spring styles wash you out. This is why my make-up pick for Spring come from the wonderful Bobbi Brown range. I choose the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks because it is so delightfully easy to carry around and apply, particularly as it doubles up as a compact mirror for girls on the go. This wasn't InStyle's Best Beauty Buy 2012 for nothing, ladies!
My shade choice is Calypso Coral (2) as this cheery colour will brighten my paler post-Winter complexion, giving an English Rose appeal and can come on holiday with me to complement a glowing tan with its warm tone. The shade also complements the loud colours and prints we'll be embracing this Spring.
Matching coral cheeks and lips...fresh and chic!
Now, we cannot rely on English weather to bronze our bodies but I have a few neon bikini's, cropped jeans and a crisp white sun dress that need the skin of a Greek Goddess!
So to enhance my Spring wardrobe I'll be resorting to my go-to self tan.. St. Tropez for a fool proof natural looking tan.
My favorite St. Tropez product is the Bronzing Mouse as it is the easiest to apply without horrendous streaky mishaps and the results show immediately. But the real body savor from the range is the Skin Illuminator which gives an almost metallic glow to your skin when applied after tanning (either real or fake!). For luscious Goddess-like skin, simple glide the smallest amount over the collar bone and shoulders and BOMB you're desirable!
For the Best Spring Nails:
Gel nail treatments are becoming increasingly popular with manicurists everywhere but how good are they really? My experience has been varied, and what I really seek in a gel manicure is longevity. The best treatment I have had was by far the Geleration Gel Overlay Manicure at Limewood in my very own home region The New Forest, Hampshire. Although a more pricey option (Limewood having a prestigious name with strongly famous booking sheet!) the 60 minuet service provided was well worth it in comparison to cheaper alternatives, predominantly because it lasted up to a week longer! The attention to detail and cuticle care was impeccable and the treatment was truly luxurious with some gentle hand exfoliation thrown in not to mention the spoilt for choice colour range. All this and no drying time (or smudging!) thanks to nifty LED lamps. This is all perfect for Spring as you can pick a bright hue and it will carry you through Spring trends either by matching or fabulously clashing!