Pretty & Basic Spring Nails

Remember when the only nails you could show off were french manicured? They would only be perfect for a day or two, but they were the nails to have! Well, times have certainly changed. Current trends are so far left from the basic french manicures we used to love. I'm not afraid of a little nail action, but I still prefer pretty and basic. 

These are my favourite pretty and basic trends seen on the SS15 runways... 

Lela Rose chose a matte peach nude tone for her runway. I love the simple stud detail. Butter London Nail Foundation was used for this perfect spring nail. 

A good red nail is always a hit with me. I love this red coral Jenny Packham chose for her Spring 15 runway. Marilyn inspired indeed. The polish to buy is Essie in Geranium.

BCBG Max Azia chose a lovely ivory white. Warm whites are a big favourite for me this spring. OPI's Bubble Bath is the polish to buy for this nail. 

If you want a creamy. more opaque look, chose Essie in Fiji. Here it is at Naeem Khan.

Happy polishing:)


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1 - 800 - Epsom

My new remedy for everything: a epsom salt bath. 

Everyone should be reminded of the great benefits an epsom salts bath can bring to you. They've only been used since the 17th century so there must be some reason why?! Let's talk about the number one: Magnesium. 

Magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.
(Source: Care2)

Most of us are deficient in magnesium, and soaking in a bath with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost. Magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin, and so is Sulphate, the number two of why we should soak in Epsom Salts! 

Sulphates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and help to detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants. Enough said.

Here is a guide for how much to use per bath:
  • Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
  • Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
  • Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
  • Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath   (Source: Natural News)

Do this at least three times weekly for a least 12 minutes, and no more than 25. I has my first epsom bath last week, and I feel the magnesium boost. I really, really do:)

For more benefits of Epsoms, go to Saltworks. The benefits go on and on.


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My Pastel Plan

It's pretty official that to be on trend this spring, you need to incorporate pastels. I love the mod throwback but pastels aren't the most flattering. Little stokes here and there, however, can keep you in fashion and looking fine:)

Here are a few subtle ways to add pastels to your makeup without looking like you used chalk for lipstick. Be sure your skin and lips are well hydrated before applying anything pastel. Choose either your eyes OR your lips. You shouldn't play up both. Nude eyes with a pastel lip or a touch of pastel liner with a nude lip. Both look very pretty.

Pastels can be tricky to incorporate but I think these makeups do it well: on trend but not overboard.


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Front & Centre

It's finally here to stay! Or so I think… 

I've been waiting for the centre part to resonate!!! It first appeared on FW13 runways, with forecasts that it was trending, but it took a long while to hit. The deep side part had been on everyone's radar. Well, that was until now. The catwalks of SS15 had centre parts everywhere, and in every way.

Chloe - Straight & Centred

Mary Katrantzou - curled & centred

Hugo Boss - Short & Centred

Yves Saint Laurent - Ombre & Centred

Donna Karan - Pulled Back & Centred

It's finally time to get started on the trendy part. Go slow and move your side-part a little more to the centre everyday. You'll be on trend before you know it!


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