Spring ’17 Beauty Must-Haves

The transition into Spring can be a little awkward. With the weather constantly adjusting and changing, it’s hard to dress and prepare yourself accordingly. Often we are so focused on our wardrobe and making it through the wet spring weather, we forget that our beauty routine needs a little bit of sprucing up as well. The cold, wet mornings and milder damp afternoons can take a toll on your skin and makeup, so it is important to make a few minor changes to your routine and ditch the heavy winter products in exchange for something lighter and more refreshing. Luckily, we’ve been blessed with a relatively mild winter (for the most part) but in case you’re still struggling to make the transition, here are a few products to help you prepare yourself and add an extra hint of spring into your everyday beauty routine!

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

This do-it-all cleanser successfully removes makeup while also cleansing the skin of impurities without drying it out. The light gel formula is perfect for all skin types. It gently lathers to clean skin while keeping it balanced, firm, and moisturized (it also smells amazing). This cleanser is definitely a must-have.

Available at Sephora.

Marcelle BB Cream Beauty Balm

Spring is all about being fresh faced. This BB cream is the perfect combination of a lightweight moisturizer, tinted corrector, and makeup base. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer or as a base makeup primer. It evens out skin tone, controls shine, and reduces the appearance of imperfections. Perfect lightweight coverage for Spring!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart or Marcelle.com.

NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil

This multitasking pencil is ideal for a fresh-faced minimal makeup look, adding the perfect pop of colour to cheeks and lips. The long-lasting creamy coverage gives a natural looking finish to a fresh-faced look. For the ultimate Spring-time look, try the pencil in the shade “coral/peach.”

Available at Sephora.

Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara

I know this may be a bold statement but, this is by far the best mascara ever! Its non-clumpy formula has the best volume, length, and root-to-tip coverage I’ve experienced in a single mascara. For real, one coat of this on your lashes is all you need to complete the perfect natural spring makeup look.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.

Essie “B’aha Moment” Nail Polish

Nothing like a fresh manicure to add a little extra spring in your step! Essie’s B’aha Moment from the Spring 2017 collection is the perfect pomegranate pink to complete your spring look.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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SHOP ALL WEEKEND: WINTER NAIL COLOURS

Winter is right around the corner, and that’s a sign for low maintenance hairstyles and outfits. Because really, who wants to get all dolled up for ice-cold weather? Personally, I don’t, but  if there’s one thing we should keep on point this season, it’s our nails.

I’ve talked about KISS nail products, a collection of press-on nails that will be a godsend once the snow touches the ground — KISS lets you take the salon home, so it’ll save you an icy trip. But in addition to your press-on nails, here are some fabulous winter nail polishes that will get you ready for this frigid season.

Photo Credit: Dior
Photo Credit: Sephora

Blues, reds, silvers and greys are always popular shades for the winter. Here is a beautifully rich colour by Dior called “Darling Blue.” It emits an intense feel but also gives your hands a nice warming effect. Even though it is a deeper tone, it will still make your nails stand out.

Where To Buy: http://www.sephora.com

Photo Credit: Essie
Photo Credit: Essie

Essie nail polishes always get great reviews because of the amazing quality and long-lasting finish. Essie’s “Seductive Ruby” is a stunning, deep red — perfect for a night out. The name matches the colour perfectly with its ultra-sultry tone.

Where To Buy: http://www.essie.com

Photo Credit: O.P.I
Photo Credit: O.P.I

OPI is another adored brand. Since it has been around for so long, O.P.I has gained a reputation of having quality polishes for great prices. OPI’s “By the Light of the Moon” is the ultimate winter nail colour: with its silver tone and a touch of shimmer, it’s reminiscent of ice.

Where To Buy: http://www.opi.com

Photo Credit: China Glaze
Photo Credit: China Glaze

China Glaze nail polishes have recently risen on the popularity scale. If you aren’t feeling the brisk silver hue from OPI, you can always opt for its sister colour, grey. China Glaze’s “Choo Choo Choose You” not only has a unique name, but it is also a unique grey. With white sparkles added to the colour, it is sure to make your nails look soft and delicate, rather than intense.

Where To Buy: http://www.chinaglaze.com