New year, new trends! 2017 is set to be a big year for makin' waves and in today's post we've rounded up some of the most exciting trends which are set to be big this year - plus we've added some handy links of where you can shop them to be the first on the scene. Which trends are you loving this year? 


Face masks took a big turn last year with the release of the very popular sheet masks, but 2017 will be the year of Charcoal masks. They've been around for some time but we are now understanding the benefits more! Charcoal is a completely natural ingredient which works amazingly to pull out and remove impurities from deep within the pores.

Products to try Bodyshop Himalayan Charcoal mask // GlamGlow supermud treatment


Step aside french manicures - Mirror manicures are the new kids on the block and we cant wait to rock them this summer! Remember that dreamy $2000 Met Gala metal manicure of Gigi Hadid? Now you can do it too by using nail stickers to get the look for less!

Product to try; Jamberry Nail wraps // Models Own colour Chrome Collection 


With the Spring and Summer months well on the way we are taking to Pinterest for some hair inspo and braided topknots have been one of the top searches! We love this hairstyle as, much like the regular topknot, it's okay to keep it loose and 'messy' - check out Youtube and Pinterest for how-to's and be sure to use your Bella&Bear paddle brush to add some volume to your hair!

Product to try; Bella&Bear Paddle Brush // Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo 


Another major hair trend about to hit 2017 is head scarves! Head scarves are a great choice as they add a vibe of style into a plainer outfit with ease and they’re also great for hiding not so freshly washed hair! You can find head scarves in hundreds of colours and designs and they look gorgeous with a variety of hairstyles!

Products to try; Boohoo HeadScarf // Newlook Headscarves  


2017 sees the return of a more natural look. Now that we've all mastered contouring and carving our faces it's time to put the dark powders down and pickup your highlighters. Think bright, dewy skin with some pretty, champagne highlighter. Just remember to only highlight the areas that would naturally be highlighted by sunlight - don't over-do it and be sure to use your Bella&Bear Jungle Cat brush for perfect application!

Products to try; TooFaced CandleLight Glow //  Gerard Cosmetics Star powder


Its true, matte lips are on their way out and set to be replaced with a shiner, more vibrant trend - metallic lips. LimeCrime and Jeffree Star are already hot on this trend with their new releases and we cant wait to rock these deep, jewel toned beauties - just don't forget to prep the lips first, and use your Bella&Bear Rusty Spotted Cat LipBrush for an on point finish!

Products to try; Limecrime Metallic Lips // Jeffree Star Metallic Lips


Some women have been trying to disguise their freckles for years but girls, its time to embrace them! This trend is simple to achieve and doesnt require any special skills or tools. Just take a brown eyeliner pencil and (using a photo for reference) gently dot the 'freckles' over the face! You can also buy temporary freckle tattoos which can be applied and removed as and when you like!

Product to try; Freck yourself kit // Clinique superfine liner 


As mentioned, contouring is on its way out in favour of a more natural look. This years vibe is more sunkissed beach babe than contour queen, so grab your matte bronzer and gently dust your cheeks and nose for that fresh-from-vacay look. This look is easy to achieve and effortlessly beautiful! Be sure to use your Bella&Bear Tiger powder brush to get the look!

Products to try; Hoola Matte Bronzer