Sexy Spring Pastels

In just a few weeks Spring will be here and we'll welcome some fresh new shades to prep us for the warm weather!

After sporting deeper tones of blues, pinks and greens with our forever staple of black, it's exciting to bring in softer variations without being too "sherbet".

2016 is the year of the "bright" pastel, worn with white, black or beige. This helps it to truly stand out as an actual color instead of it looking boring and monochromatic.
Think a brighter sky blue, lavender, pale rose pink, celery, light watermelon, and soft poppy orange. Beautiful, uplifting colors that add a touch of freshness to your work or weekend wardrobe.

But this isn't only for clothes!

Accessories such as shoes, cotton or silk scarves, belts and handbags help to bring in the Spring!

And let's not forget your makeup-- the newest smoky-eye trend isn't smokey at all; it's a softer, ombré'd version that pulls your entire look look together and creates a very youthful look that can go from office to dinner seamlessly.

The company NYX ( makes this look super easy and amazingly affordable, so shifting into sexy eyes and lips can be done in a classy and natural way.

Don't forget lashes and a strong liner reminiscent ofMarilyn Monroe and icons from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Check out my Pinterest board on Beautiful Icons to get some ideas...

Hair styles and colors for this season are soft waves and sparkly highlights on all shades of hair from blonde, to red, to brunette with hidden under shades of rose, lavender or violet, and sky blue to sea green. Ombré hair is on its' way out everyone, so time to bring those highlights back up to the root area. The new ombré  is blending highlights down into those lighter ends for a rich, shiny, healthy look- which you can see some of my creations on

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