Beach Worthy Nail Hues

It’s officially sandal season and nothing screams Summer more than a mani-pedi in beach-worthy hues.

Here are the top polish trends this season!

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Cantaloupe

NCLA Los Angeles Nail Lacquer in I Only Fly Private, $16  shopncla.com ;OPI Classics Collection Nail Lacquer in Hot & Spicy, $8; drugstore.com ; Scotch Naturals Sticky Base Coat in Highland Fling, $15 scotchnaturals.com; Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Coral Blame, $32  saksfifthavenue.com

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Sunny Side Up

Gloss Naturals Wild Mustard, $10.90 glossnaturals.com; Butter London Cheeky Chops Nail Lacquer, $15 butterlondon.com; Formula X Electrics in Electric Yellow Pearl, $10.50  sephora.com; Deborah Lippmann Summer Nail Collection in Walking On Sunshine, $18 sephora.com

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Marine Metallics

Topshop Flip Nail Polish in Lead, $10 nordstrom.com; M·A·C Nail Lacquer Alluring Aquatic Collection in Shimmerfish, $17.50 bloomingdales.com; Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Hypnotic, $19 net-a-porter.com; Essie Nail Polish For the Twill of It, $8.50; nordstrom.com

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Purple Haze

Bernadette Thompson Nail Polish in Purple Pasion, $9 bernadettethompson.com; Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Violet Purple, $18 sephora.com; Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish in Purple Haze, $9 pacificaperfume.com; Perfect Formula in Dazzle, $15; qvc.com

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Americana

FORMULA X Liberty Top Coat, $12.50 sephora.com; JINsoon ‘Cool Blue’ Nail Lacquer, $18 nordstrom.com; Red Carpet Nail Lacquer in White Hot, $8 ulta.com; Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Captain, $30 bloomingdales.com

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Citrus Neon

Essie Vices Versa, $5.95 beyondpolish.com; American Apparel Neon Nail Polish in Neon Green, $7 americanapparel.net; Salon Perfect Professional Nail Lacquer in Loopy Lime, $4 walmart.com; OPI Neon Nail Lacquer Life Gave Me Lemons. $9 ulta.com

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Concrete Jungle

e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish in Misty Haze, $2 eyeslipsface.com; NARS Opaque Nail Polish in Galathée, $19 narscosmetics.com; Dior Vernis Nail Laquer in Trianon, $25 dior.com; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Greige, $4.59 drugstore.com

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Confetti Party

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Show Girl Chic, $7 ulta.com; China Glaze All A Flutter, $3.50 beyondpolish.com; Butter LONDON Boho Rock Nail Lacquer, $15 nordstrom.com; Ciaté Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in Mineral Clarity, $8 sephora.com

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Cerulean

PRITI NYC 5 FREE Nail Polish in Chilean Blue Crocus, $15  pritinyc.com; CND Nail Lacquer Vinylux, $5 beyondpolish.com; Illamasqua Rubber Finish Nail Varnish in Serenity, $17 sephora.com; Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Shocking Seas, $3 walmart.com

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Ballet Beautiful

Guerlain Nail Lacquer in Lingerie, $25 bloomingdales.com; Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Pink Cloud, $15 barneys.com; Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color, $27 chanel.com; Nails INC London Mayfair Lane Gel Effect Polish, $14; nailsinc.com

What hue are you Wearing?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Makeup looks that Last

It’s raining, it’s pouring, your eyeliner’s running. 

Wait, scratch that. Your eyeliner isn’t going anywhere! After all, what’s the point of mastering a reverse cat-eye if it’s just going to smear into a raccoon eye? 

Makeup artist Janessa Paré created these ultra-gorgeous beauty looks that’ll keep you looking beautiful and on trend … come rain or shine!

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Spring Metallics

To take the metallic trend into the warmer months, look for bronzed hues reminiscent of fading sunlight. The key to this eye makeup is layering. Paré used a taupe metallic shade as a base, put a darker more golden shadow over it then dabbed a lighter metallic yellow shadow right in the center of the lids . “Use a black liner on the outer corners of your eyes in a ‘V’ shape. “This will make your eyes look lighter and brighter.” The shape created is reminiscent of an exaggerated cat-eye, giving a nod to the eyeshadow shape of the season.

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Tough As Taupe, $6.56, available at Drugstore.comSonia Kashuk Pearlescence Longwear Creme, $8.99, available at TargetBuxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Poodle, $18, available at Sephora.

Terra New York Lafayette 2 Cape, $345, available at Terra New York

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True Blue

The currently trending blue-eyeshadow look is a solid, graphic shape of pure, even color. To create it Paré used a cream eyeliner and painted the shape with an angled eyeshadow brush. Follow along the natural contour of your eye to create the petal shape of color. If you like this eyeshadow shape but are worried about such a dense pop of color, Paré says you can swap it out for a neutral hue. However, I recommend you go for the maximum impact!

Sephora Collection Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in Electric Teal, $5, available at Sephora

Vera Jane Jacket, $220.80, available at Joie and Old Navy raincoat.

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Reverse Cat-Eye 

Lower-lid makeup is particularly vulnerable to smudging, but this reverse cat-eye isn’t going anywhere. To create a smoldering, edgy look, Paré used an eggplant-colored pencil, drawing elongated shape along the lower lashes, then used black pencil on the lower waterline to create depth. She finished the look by piling a ton of mascara on the top lashes. “Since there’s no liner on top, the mascara balances the look out,” she says. “For a more playful feel, you can add some colorful eyeshadow to the upper lid.”

Tarte Smolder Eyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Fig, $22; Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow, $23, available at Sephora; bareMinerals Flawless  Waterproof Mascara in Black $18, available at Ulta.

ASOS Clear Rain Trench $56.44, available at ASOS.

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Lips on Fire

The orange lipstick trend is going strong. For a bold look that’s not too severe, go for soft edges. “After you apply the lipstick, wipe the edge of you lips with a tissue to blur it out,” she says. Dab on cheek stain to continue the soft-focus vibe – you can even mix a little with concealer to sheer it out. To complement the orange lip, Paré smudged a white eyeliner on the whole lid, just past the crease, and drew a line on the lower lid as well. She topped off the eye with an espresso mascara, noting, “This will tie the lip in with the eye. The white is a cool tone, but the lipstick is warm, so the warm-toned mascara connects the whole look.”

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 17 Bright Orange, $24, available at Sephora; Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain in Liquid Kiss, $22.50, available at DermStoreNyx Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Liner in White MPE01, $4.49, available at CVSL’Oréal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Black Brown, $7.29.

Check Trench Coat, 170.oo, available at Topshop.

Which look is your Fave?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Top Trends for Spring

Here are the top 12 trends you’ll want to try this Spring straight from the Runways. The best part, you ask? Get the look with key pieces from my stylishly curated shopping list and Spring into Style!

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Liquid Metal

For both day and night, liquid-like metallic fabrics give even the most understated pieces a moment in the spotlight.

Get The Look:

Jules Smith Rose Golden Americana Choker($114); River Island Metallic Mini Skirt ($47); Three Floor Behaviour Self Dress ($297), Blessing-Co Clear accent peep-toe booties ($55)

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Blurred Lines

An optical illusion will always be cool, especially in a black and white palette. Thankfully, it’s a huge trend for spring!

Get The Look:

Equipment Collarless Brett Clean Shirt ($248); Blessing-Co Diamond Print Skirt ($12); French Connection Kamilla Heels ($130); H&M Loose-Fit Pants ($30); Opening Ceremony Wave Crepe Pencil Skirt($365); Blessing-Co Check Leggings ($15)

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Good Sports

So many athletic references for Spring, one would think fashion was a competitive sport.   Raglan, mesh and sneakers came together on the runways as a mash-up of tennis, track, baseball and more.  Spring training starts here!

Get The Look:

BCBG Brooks Sweatpant ($158) in Heather Grey-Black; DKNY Nylon Baseball Cap ($65) in Wave Blue; Gap Neon Colorblock Sport Socks ($5) in Lilac Surge; Alexander Wang Ribbed Jersey Top ($425) and Ribbed Jersey Skirt ($395); Puma Women’s Mesh Tee ($30) in Black; Mango College Oversize Sweatshirt ($60) in Black

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Strap Happy

The schoolgirl staple, the backpack, has edged out the oversized clutch as the must-have bag for Spring. Clap your hands and say “Yeah!” because this carryall is hands free.

Get The Look:

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack ($395) in Hot Red; Nasty Gal Take Me Away Mini Backpack ($58) in Black; MGSM Floral Backpack ($176) in Purple; Tory Burch Marion Backpack ($475) in Black; Blessing-Co Red Runner Backpack ($52)

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Globetrotter

You probably have plenty of travel destinations you want to cross off your list. Start channeling your inner globetrotter now. All you need is a little help from these chic pieces!

Get The Look:

Voz Collective Tribal U-Shape Wood Necklace($45); Topshop Tribal Border Wide Leg Trousers($90); Loeffler Randall Rooney Fisherman Sandals($395); Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace ($20); River Island Black Woven Tribal Dangle Earrings ($30)

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Feminine Masculine

Men’s shirting is back in the fashion spotlight this spring, courtesy of labels including Band of Outsiders, DKNY, Erdem, and more. This season however, it’s taking a softer turn with feminine features like lace inserts, and shirtdresses.

Get The Look:

Acne Studios Late Poplin Shirt ($220); New Look Macy Clutch ($25); Swear Charlotte Cut-Out Brogues ($255); Summer Fresh Lace Insert Top French Connection ($98), Rebecca Taylor Cotton Poplin Dress ($295)

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Garden Party

Florals are synonymous with spring, but this season designers are turning it up a notch with bigger, bolder blooms on everything from sportif silhouettes to statement-making footwear.

Get The Look:

Blessing-Co Neon Flora Bag ($36); Pixie Market Viola Floral Dress ($189); Gap Printed Pointy Flats ($40); J.Crew Collection Floral-Print Cotton and Silk-Blend Jacket ($300); Blessing-Co Sunnery Floral Jumpsuit ($45)

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Blue Streak

Navy, cobalt, indigo, teal, sapphire—you name it, blue is the hue to wear this spring. With so many ways to wear the color, this trend is sure to find a place in your wardrobe.

Get The Look:

Coach Bleecker Daily Leather Shoulder Bag($198); Madewell C’est Bon Pullover ($88); Ted Baker Epine Coat ($425); Blessing-Co Glam Military Dress ($35); Kenzo Palm-Print Triangle Bikini ($220), Tibi Fog Easy Vest ($525) in Navy/Black Multi and Fog Pants with Buckle ($398) in Navy

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Pack Mule

The shoe of S/S 14 is undoubtedly the mule. Seen on the runways of all four fashion capitals, it is the footwear style on everyone’s short list. Style options range from wedge to stiletto and everything in between.

Get The Look:

L.A.M.B. Sharon Mule ($275); Leather Wide Heel Mule Zara ($100); Guess Vandan Pointed-Toe Slides ($97); 10 Crosby Derek Lam Mule ($375); Topshop Gabi Mule Point Toe Shoes ($110)

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Into The Fold

Pleats  appeared on everything including dresses, jackets, skirts and tops. With all of the movement of a flowing gown, the surprisingly feminine design has been reimagined to look exceedingly hip.

Get The Look: 

Coach Madison Hobo ($398) in Pintuck Leather; Blessing-Co Khaki Pleated Dress ($36); Michael Michael Kors Pleated Stretch-Knit Dress ($160) in Green/Navy; BCBG Avi Pleated Gown ($498) in White; Blessing-Co Embroidered Maxi Dress ($30)

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On The Fringe

The favored trim of rock stars and bohemians make a much needed comeback this season with a decidedly western flair.

Get The Look: 

Junya Watanabe Fringed Cotton Shirt ($490); Express Suede Fringed Strap Heeled Runway Sandal ($98); Rebecca Minkoff Finn Clutch ($195); Blessing-Co Fringe Skirt ($28)Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Calfskin-Suede Fringed Shorts ($298); Blessing-Co Festival Fringe Bag ($40)

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Stroke Of Genius

Modern art found its way onto every major runway this season. Painted pieces are definite must-haves. Check out the top pieces you’ll need to play the Picasso of your spring wardrobe.

Get The Look:

H&M Strapless Dress ($70); Topshop Limited Edition Floral Placement Print Tee ($100) in Cream; Blessing-Co Glam Girl Mini Dress ($35); Mrs. Jermyn Neon Natural Paint Party Clutch ($69) in Cream/Pink

Have a Stylish Spring!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Liquid Metal

This Fall, metallics go way beyond just silver and gold with fluid fabrics in all shining shades of the spectrum.

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Anna Sui: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Marc Jacobs: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Edun: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Milly by Michelle Smith: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Diane Von Furstenberg: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Hannant: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

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Mohapatra: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

Shine On!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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