I'm all for choosing a side, but sometimes staying in a neutral zone can yield great opportunities to let your brilliant neon accessories be the star attraction. Don't forget those prints we're all loving--a neutral palette can also highlight your favorite animal and abstract print. While I'm loving the bright neon trend for spring, I see a lot of neutrals invading my spring/summer wardrobe, makes for a great wardrobe foundation.
2. J.Crew - jcrew.com
3. Madewell - madewell.com
4. French Connection - usa.frenchconnection.com
5. Splendid - net-a-porter.com
6.Costume National - store.costumenational.com
7. J. Crew - jcrew.com
8. T by Alexander Wang - kirnazabete.com
9. Joe's Jeans - farfetch.com
10. Vince - net-a-porter.com
11. Hush Puppies - zappos.com
12. Zara - zara.com
13. Chloe - ssense.com
14. Vince Camuto - vincecamuto.com
While I prepare to spring clean my home and my closet, I think it's time for me to take inventory of my make-up stash, chucking everything old and unusable. With new products on the market everyday, some of you (self included) product junkies become make-up hoarders--holding on to everything. But if you're like me, sometimes you don't know when to throw things away. With that said, Iv Valentine has a few tips on how to spring clean your make-up and when is a good time to depart ways with your beloved make-up.
How To: Spring Clean your makeup bag
Every now and again you should sit and sift through the monster that might be your makeup case and begin to throw out products that are expired, dated, or just ready to go on to the color cove in the sky. Out with the old and in with the new.
Products like foundations and concealers which do have shelf life should be tossed between 12 and 18 months depending on their base. When any base product, it gets old and loses its benefit and effectiveness.
Products like eye shadows, lipsticks, and pencils, it's best to use the 3 year rule. If you had them for more than 3 years it's safe to say that it's time to toss it!
Be sure to also clean your brushes regularly and sharpen your pencils to prevent germs from harboring and becoming one with your skin. Clean application tools will help keep your products clean and free of bacteria.
With creamy pastels still on my radar, I woke up this morning incorporating a few pastel shades with a touch of animal print. Doesn't feel like it, but I only have spring on my mind. And of course I had to slick on a little Three Custom Color Specialists' Vivavious Violet lip gloss on my pout--I got a little matchy matchy with the gloss and t-shirt combo, but eh, it works. Don't forget you can enter to win a tube of this pretty violet shade here.