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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Makeup & Muses: Looks for Spring

Makeup and Muses
Nars Duo:

The Nars Highlighting Bronzing and Blush Duo is a great choice when it comes to Spring Makeup. For all you makeup muses out there, it would be beneficial to pick up this limited-edition duo, which features Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer.

The natural look of the duo will give you a glow this spring. Find it at your in stores or online at Sephora.

♥ The Romantic Twist:

The Romantic Twist is a great hairstyle that has been seen all over recently. It's easy to do even thought it looks a bit complicated.

This look was seen on the Alice and Olivia runway and was fashion by stylist Thomas Dunkin.

The back is the easy part, consisting of a typical loose bun held together with hairspray and pins. The sides are where the action is at!

Use volumizing spray and a center part to twist your hair at each side. Capture it all together into the bun.

The Romantic Twist is very feminine, which is great for the spring, plus it keeps your hair off your neck, which will do wonders in the summer.

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♥ Go Matte:

Matte is where it's at! The matte lipstick trend is definitely still in effect and a perfect look for spring.

Nars, once again is on my list, as their Pure Matte lipsticks line will be another must-have in your floral or striped spring goodie bag.

The lipsticks manage to be highly pigmented, yet still very much matte. Be sure that before you put on the lipstick you dress your lips in a moisturizing balm. Remove the lip balm entirely before you start the matte process.

pandalips♥ Lipstick Designs:

This is just one of the many animal-inspired lipstick designs by Paige Thompson.

She calls it "Animal-ipstick" and she's created pandas, cats, bumblebees and many more.

Now, I'm not saying this is a "look for spring" or anything like that. I just thought it looked cute and fun, no?

What's Are Your Makeup Looks for Spring?

By the way, I will be on a vacation starting tomorrow and won't return until Monday. I have scheduled posts set to go live, but I won't be able to reply to your wonderful comments until I return. So please keep leaving your comment luv as I promise to get back to your inspiring blogs!

I will also post the winner of the Spring Makeup Muse giveaway when I return.



  1. I have the Elf Blush and Bronzer Duo and that looks very similar! For spring I like the corally lips and bright cheeks look with a classy eye look!

    Check out my giveaway!

    Charlene xxxx
    A Cosmetic Affair

  2. Okay, those panda lips are too funny!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. Haha, panda lips! Looks so much fun :D

  4. oh how cute the panda lips, and i love nars , i wanna get this blush color i saw the other day is amazing!!



  6. Love these ideas!
    I have that NARS duo and it's the best!


  7. the animal design lipstick is just too awesome...I think I can only make a design which is heart hahahaha...but nothing is impossible in fashion...great tips...I got to use NARS pretty soon...


  8. Awesome post! I've seen the Romantic Twist before, but didn't know that was its name. It's a pretty hairstyle. :) I'm going to have to try that out once my hair gets longer.

    Have a great vacation, Cheryl! <3


  9. Nars Orgasm blush is definitely a favourite of mine. & I adore the panda lips - sooo cute! The pic really made me giggle :-D
    I'm not really into matte lipsticks unless it's a dark color, then matte looks often more elegant.
    My look for spring is all about peach lips (well, I'm wearing them all year around...) & light & bright nail polishes.
    Have a great vacation :-) xo

  10. loving the hair twist and the animal lips!

  11. I want to wear the panda lips tomorrow :)

  12. Awesome post! I'm going to have to try that out once my hair gets longer.

    Have a great vacation, Cheryl

  13. If I ever see someone wearing those pandas lips I would give them a hug!

  14. the panda design is just too cute :3

  15. Love the Nars duo. And those panda lips are amazing :)

  16. i love the romantic twist, i need to try that out! that Nars duo is great, i do that look, but with separate products, i wish bronzer wasn't so so glittery.
    great post.

  17. The panda bear lips are amazing. Such a cute and brilliant idea!


  18. Those lips are AMAZING! Hhahaha so much win

  19. THose Panda lips are toooo cute for words!!

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  20. I'm all about the romantic do. I really love to soften my look and make it more feminine... Oh, and love the lipstick design. Don't know what design I would pick; maybe a flamingo ;)

  21. love the blog the panda lips lol

  22. I'd love to try that twisty hair 'do!

  23. think the Orgasm bush duo is too light for us WOC instead i WOULD CHOOSE THE ONE WITH TORRID OR SIN/CASINO..Love Nars my fav brand ever.

    Hav a nice vacation love!!!

  24. Thanks I will try the romantic twist soon!

    Oh my gosh the paige thompson panda lips are too cute. I am featuring you in my weekend worthy reads roundup dear!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  25. im in love with corals this season. especially for lips and cheeks. also the romantic twist that you've shown here.

    happy vacation sweetie. see you back soon!

  26. im off to go and do my hair like that now xxx

  27. The lipstick design is awesome! Great post.

  28. Though I would never try lipstick designs myself; I have to admit that they are fun and interesting to look at!! :)

  29. I'm really loving the romantic hair twist! I may just have to try that out:)


  30. ohh lovely lip make up! aww panda <3 and read your red riding hood review, lol we gave it the same rating!

  31. This is the first I've seen of lipstick animals!! So totally weird. Yet pretty awesome.

    That Nars compact looks like the perfect thing to toss in your purse for a summer day!! Kinda want it!

    xo, Ashley

  32. O.M.G. That's right. I am in such awe that I had to space those letters with periods. Lol. The panda lipstick design is so freaking awesome!!!

  33. Whoa! Animal Lipstick... Great idea but I don't have the courage to carry it off. Thanks for sharing the trends, dear.

  34. Haha the panda lips is just too cute!

  35. omg panda i want to try it too :)

  36. Oh my, that romantic twist is so pretty! Going to give it a try. :)

  37. Do you know that I've never tried Nars cosmentics? But I read and hear about them all the time. I think I'm going to try that blush/bronzer duo.

  38. Haha those lips are insane wow!


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