The 'Negative Space' manicure has been progressing in the beauty and fashion world for some time but it has finally hit its peak and is being rocked by catwalk fingertips and highstreet talons alike.
The idea of this manicure is to leave sections of the nail 'naked' or 'negative' and create a design around it.
We are loving the comeback of all things pastel this season and these Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints will be the perfect base. You can create your negative space by placing stickers over the nail and painting around them before peeling away, or you could grab some nail striper tools to fill in your design - this will give you more precise control and a more detailed design
Don't forget to accessorize those fingers with some of this seasons hottest jewellery pieces. Midi rings are back and better than ever. These cute Cat Midi Rings from Etsy will finish the look perfectly.
Lavender eyes are a go to this season and they can be achieved in a number of ways. If your'e feeling bold and powerful you can stick with a full on purple lid - this works especially well with darker skin tones. But if you want to keep it fresh and flirty, blend out your lavender shadows with whites and cream bases.
Use your Bella & Bear brushes in 'The Jaguarundi', 'The Sand Cat' and 'The Bornean Bay Cat' for the perfect blended lid.
We are loving Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadow in 'Endless Purple' for the ultimate lavender glow that will last for hours!
Bright lips are set to be a big hit this Spring/Summer and with a shade for every skin tone there really is no excuse to skip out! Pair with natural eyes for understated glamour and make sure those lips are exfoliated and moisturised for the perfect, flawless application.
Use your Bella & Bear 'Rusty Spotted Cat' lip brush to help you achieve neat lines and a gorgeous lip shape. Some of our favourite lip shades (pictured about T-B) are;
1.Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid lip colors in fuschia flash
2. Revlon Colorburst laquer balm in Vivacious
3. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid lip colors in shocking coral
4. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon
It cant be scary to try out bright lips if you don't usually wear lipstick, but you could always opt for a lip tint product instead for just a touch of colour!
Something which is not all that new to many women (but means you will have got plenty of practise in) is graphic eyeliner.
Most of the trend sways toward black liner, however a slick of electric blue or purple will be right on trend too.
So grab your Bella & Bear 'The Caracal' eye liner brush and some Urban Decay Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof cream eyeliner and get creative.
This season its all about slick and defined lines, so if your'e new to eyeliner, put some practise in - you could even use our Ultimate Eyeliner guide for some extra tips!
Braids are making a big statement this season, but now they are easier than ever. The 'undone braid' is a more relaxed and messy approach to the classic plait and can easily be achieved with some Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray and a little backcombing from your Bella&Bear 'Brush On You' Detangling set.
Try to keep your braid loose and natural, with strands of hair falling out around the face and by pulling at sections to give it that undone chic this season craves!
A final trend we are big fans of this season is natural, dewy skin. This trend calls for that 'no make up' make up look. Even though great skin can be cheated with make up coverage, the idea of this trend is to keep it natural and minimal so it is always good to give your skin a good start to pull it off. But fear not! Healthy glowing skin can easily be achieved with a little time and the right care products. We particularly love The Body shop Vitamin E range, it is caring on the skin and will leave you glowing!
Start with Vitamin E Cream Cleanser to wash dirt and bacteria from the face and give you a clean slate. Follow this with Vitamin E Hydrating Toner and a pea sized amount of Vitamin E Cream Exfoliator to remove dead skin and give you a glow. A spritz of the Vitamin E Face Mist will refresh and hydrate the skin and a final application of Vitamin E SPF15 Moisture Lotion will protect the skin and give it the moisture it needs to be beautiful!
What is your favourite Spring/Summer '15 trend?
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