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Top 5 spring nail polish picks

trends paloma freesia celosia orange placid blue radiant orchid dior beautyuk jessica

Most of you will know I'm a HUGE nail polish hoarder, I like to change up my nails regularly and love dabbling into nail art. Spring is usually one of my favourites for the colour trends and this year is no exception. I think the biggest colours this season is definitely blue and orange, the catwalk has shown a lot of variations of blue from dark royal to a more placid dusky tone, for orange its apparent the brighter the better. 

Of course pastels are so on trend as always. I'm especially loving the more blue/green shades. although we've seen a lot of poppy red from the catwalks, I must admit I find it hard to disassociate red from christmas haha.

Using some of the colours we've seen emerging from the runway this season I decided to pick my top 5 and find a nail polish to match. So here are my top 5 Spring nail polish picks:

trends paloma freesia celosia orange placid blue radiant orchid

Definitely one of the more difficult shades of polish to pull of this season (YELLOW) but thats why I love this one so much. As you can see from the picture above, its bright yet very sheer. I LOVE this!! Its so on trend this spring and such a happy colour, so if your brave enough then go for it. With the gloomy weather in Britain it can be hard to really go hard with spring fashion trends as its so cold so this is the perfect shade to throw in some colour to a more muted outfit. This polish was actually bought on holiday in Portugal, when I head back in a few weeks I'm defiantly going to go have a look for some more shades from this brand.

Cooler nudes are really in this season, which makes me a very happy girl. I'm a massive fan of grey so when Paloma came out as one of the top ten colour picks, I just knew it would be in this post. This shade from Beauty UK is absolutely gorgeous and will go with ANY outfit. I believe these polishes came in a set and were really REALLY inexpensive but the pigment in them is great, defiantly worth keeping an eye out for them.

Celosia Orange
Orange is MASSIVE this Spring/Summer, most designers have incorporated it in their runways and its really predominant on the hughstreet. This polish from Cristian Dior was actually my moms, it must be at least 10 years old but it still applies like a dream and is an absolutely gorgeous shade. The picture above doesn't really give you a true reflection of the shade but if you look up celosia orange you will see the exact colour I'm referring too.

Placid Blue
Again the picture above really doesn't give a true reflection of this shade, but if you look up placid blue you will know the colour I'm talking about. I adore this shade and every time I see an item of clothing in this colour I have to prise myself away (I'm currently losing weight so on a fashion ban (where possible)) haha. The colour is very flat and cool, and works great with brights such as red and orange. This definitely gets my colour of the year award (so far).

Radiant Orchid 
The final shade comes in the form of Radiant Orchid, sound like the name of a child these days doesn't it haha!! The polish I've chosen to represent this shade is a lot more nude than the actual colour but I really loved it and felt it was too purple toned to be under the Paloma category but the purple undertone definitely has a radiant orchid feel to it. This was picked up from a spa I visited a few weeks ago and I must admit I only got it because I had a voucher. Jessica polishes are normally just under £7 for this tiny bottle. I however had £5 of so I could justify the spend. I was so pleasantly surprised by the texture that I think ill defiantly be getting some more Jessica polishes in the future.

So there you have my top 5 nail polish picks this spring to go along with some of the top colour trends; Freesia, Paloma, Celosia Orange, Placid Blue & Radiant Orchid.

Whats your favourite colour trend this season, and which nail polish sums up Spring for you?


April 2014 Favorites

april Favorites urban decay heal gel naked 3 beauty skincare

Im back with my monthly favourites :) You might of noticed that I missed out my march favourites. If you didn't know, it was my birthday in March, so with lots of new beauty products that had me all excited, I felt my favourites would not have been an honest reflection of the month.

With that said, a few of the items I got for my birthday are featured in this months favourite now that I've had some time to really see which products I reach for regularly.

This is such a gorgeous pallet, and sooooo perfect for spring. The rose gold shimmery tones are just beautiful. I love the pigment in this pallet and the fact that it is so versatile and can give you a day, night or in-between look. Whatever your after this pallet can give you... bravo Urban Decay. You hit the jackpot again!!  

The perfect spring time nude in my opinion. I really struggle to get the right balance between ink and peach toned nudes, I think primarily because my skin has a very pink undertone. This shade is just perfect for my skin tone. It does claim to be matte, which I don't agree with, I think its definitely more sheer but it is beautiful none the less. 

I think this is definitely such an underrated foundation. I don't hear anyone in the blogging world talk about this product. It offers medium to high coverage and leaves your skin looking youthful and dewy. If you skin is normal/combination then this would be perfect for you. For me in the winter my skin is a little dry and so the foundation clings to dryer patched and in summer it can be a little oily through the T-Zone which does make the foundation slip but with a good primer it is brilliant. I use this more in spring an autumn and absolutely love it! 

So after watching tutorials last year I went out and purchased a white eye liner. BIG mistake haha. I looked pretty damn awful!! So with that disaster behind me I must admit I was a little disappointed when I received this in recent Birchbox. I decided to give it a whirl anyway and was pleasantly surprised. This definitely makes you look more youthful and awake, the look I was trying to get when I purchased the white liner. So if you have tried white and failed, I'd defiantly give nude a go. This is actually for use on the skin also so is great for highlighting bridge of nose and brow bone. BONUS!

Having read up what to expect on their website I was intrigued to see what this product had to offer, I was honestly very sceptical about this product. As you may know since giving up smoking I've had some SERIOUS breakouts, from which I've been left with some dark spots and pigmentation issues. although breakouts are still occurring they are really starting to calm down and with the help of Heal Gel the pigment issues is really fading. Ive been loving this stuff this month. 

Perfect for de-stressing and relaxing. I got these from my boyfriend for my birthday after recommendation from Tanya Burr. Having battled anxiety for over 3 years, I always find it hard to relax and unwind. These sounded absolutely amazing, and I couldn't be more impressed with them. I have no idea how they do, but they simply relax your muscles and really give you mental clarity. These are honestly fantastic.

Here is the video for my monthly favourites if you fancy hearing me have a bit more of a chat about all the products.

I really hope you enjoyed my monthly favourites. Please leave me a comment below and let me know your favourites this month.


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