The Beauty Closet's Top Nail Trends for Spring 2016 + Bonus Recommended Nail Polish from Julep:

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I LOVE the new nail color & design trends for Spring! They tend to have a fun seasonal feel that is a nice change from the darker and sometimes muted Winter styles. There's been quite a few new unique designs and shades seen on the runways so I thought I'd share some of my top picks that I've come across :) Looking for a couple of new nail colors for Spring? Check out The Beauty Closet's top 2 FAV colors below!



1. Pastels & French Tips [reverse]

This is a fun twist on solid pastels and ranges for pastel french tips to pastel prints. Want a unique take on this look? Reverse the french tips! You can have a lot of fun with this trend- mix up different combos of pastels or add in a solid nail here or there :) 


2. A Little Bit of Light with Gold Glaze:

This look is a bit easier to wear and it's prime component involves a sleek gold glaze tint to a beautiful pastel shade. To achieve this look, go for a darker shade and then layer a pearlescent glaze top coat OR you can try a pearlized pastel shade [look at my recommended shade from Julep below!]


3. Line it Up!

This look contains 3 parts: soft pastels, inner/outside lining in opposing pastel colors, & the addition of one side lined in a metallic shade [optional]. Not only is this trend super easy to accomplish, but it's an easy way to look polished in a cinch! Out of all of the looks this upcoming season, this is my FAV! 



4. Block it in Brights :)

Want to stray away from the pastels all together? Take a page from this nail trend and throw together alternating bright primary shades and block them up vertically and horizontally! Add a little metallic polish for an extra flair :)


5. Splatter & Spray Paint:

Paint nails with a super light pastel or white polish and then add a splatter polish on top. You can also get this without a splatter-type polish by dipping a toothpick into 2-4 different bright or pastel shades and then tapping onto your nails. The other option to achieve this trend by smudging different colors with a piece of sponge.





Nail Polish


Aquamarine iridescent shimmer:

{Birthstone Collection}


I'm a huge fan of iridescent shimmers and this fun take on a pastel blue shade is right on this seasons nail trends :) 2 coats of this polish and a clear top-coat will leave your nails looking fab and Julep's polish is also better & safer for nails- plus it lasts for days...even a week +! Ever since I became a Maven [Julep member], I've discovered what top-notch quality is- I've never really come across a brand that lasts as long as it does and there's no annoying chipping either! This Limited Edition polish is a tribute color to Liza Minnelli who was born in March and symbolizes the birthstone Aquamarine :)




Nail Polish


Sky Blue with golden shimmer


This is a Limited Edition polish as well and it's a bit more "muted" than the "Liza" polish I recommended above. Although there's a light golden shimmer to it, it's not as sparkly and bright and would be great in combo with another pastel for a twist on the French Manicure. I love that this polish is also right in trend with those seen on recent runways, sporting light pastels and gold shimmer touches! The quality and formula is what you would expect from Julep- excellent :) I like using 2 coats and then adding a clear polymer top-coat for a polished finish that lasts a week +!

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Bring on the Glitz & Glam for the New Year with a Unique & Beautiful Fragrance Bracelet from Lisa Hoffman Beauty:

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I'm always on the hunt for different and unique approaches to beauty- which is why I new I had found something special when I discovered the fragrance jewelry from Lisa Hoffman Beauty. I was immediately a fan of Lisa's stylish and beautiful take on wearable fragrance and I haven't really seen anything else out there like it.

As women, you might know the struggle of wearing perfumes, body sprays and other scents: they often over-priced, fade, and they end up smelling quite different from one person to the next. These scents often mix with our body chemistry as well, changing the scent over time and throughout the day, leaving it smelling entirely different and perhaps not the direction you wanted to go either :/

Lisa Hoffman's solution is perfect- why not wear your fragrance with a unique delivery method, that allows for all-day wear without an unpleasant experience :) You get the added benefit of wearing stylish jewelry AND smelling fantastic! Want to know more?! Make sure to see The Beauty Closet's review of a limited edition holidays bracelet below:


Lisa Hoffman

Triple Strand Champagne Faceted Bracelet


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This limited edition bauble is absolutely stunning and I was super lucky to get my hands on this one. I purchased a Lisa Hoffman Beauty bracelet a couple of months ago that offered up a collection of her scents and a removable silver charm on a silver link, adjustable chain. This bracelet takes things up a notch with 3 beautiful strands of sparkle and shine with champagne beads with gold-toned accent beads too.

The pretty gold-toned scent holder holds together nicely with a hidden clasp that will snugly keep the holder closed without worry :) You can choose to put a couple of the scent beads or a few- its up to how strong of a fragrance you want. I love that the beads are eco-friendly and allow for you to control your scent- all while wearing it! If you're looking for a great gift for a lady of any age or one for yourself- this is the perfect choice :) A beautiful bauble like this can be worn to a New Year's get-together too!

There is an entire jar of scent beads that comes with each bracelet and some sets come with more. The jar is composed of glass and has a well-made metal screw-on lid that helps keep them fresh until you are ready to utilize them in your jewelry. I got a jar of Tuscan Fig with this particular bracelet and it happens to be my fav scent- it has a warm and light vanilla-like fragrance that's really pleasant.

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