4.08.2013

Spring Day-to-Night Makeup, Hair, and Nails

I hope you had an amazing weekend. The Final Four was held in Atlanta, so I avoided the crowds, enjoyed the spring weather, and watched Mad Men. Today, I'm sharing a spring look that can be worn in the day or intensified for night. This look ties in last week's Spring Awakening. In case you missed a post, I shared tips on shiny, soft hair, a DIY lip sugar scrub treatment, and a mask to exfoliate and brighten skin. Now that our hair and skin is ready, let's get started!


Makeup:
  • After moisturizing and priming my skin, I applied this Neutrogena foundation. I like it because I have super dry skin, still need the moisture, and I want some lighter coverage. They have an oily skin formula, too. 
  • For my eyes, I applied primer, a skin tone shadow on my lid and a light brown in my crease.
  • Night: For a pop of color, I added turquoise liner on my upper lids. Another option: use it as a lower liner. I curled my lashes and used this Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascara I'm currently trying out. Use your fave mascara.
  • I wanted a natural-looking blush, and this Revlon Baby Stick fit the bill. I used my fingers to apply, but you can dot it on your cheeks and blend. Plus, it works on lips!
  • Night: Since I wanted to replicate a dewy finish, I brushed some highlighter above the tops of my cheeks, down my nose, and above my Cupid's Bow.
  • Again, you can use the Revlon Baby Stick on your lips, but I dabbed on the Revlon Lip Butters in Juicy Papaya.
turquoise eyeliner two ways

Nails:
  • I did a base coat of this gorgeous peach polish by Covergirl. Revlon, Sinful Colors, and Julie G have similar colors if you can't find this shade.
  • Night: I wanted to add flowers to my nails, so using a dotting tool (toothpick, bobby pin) I added five or so dots with one lighter dot in the middle.
  • Allow to dry and add a top coat.

Hair:
  • I used heating protection spray and then a curling wand to create some loose waves. If you'd like, use some beach spray to add some texture to the waves.
  • Night: I took a section from each side and fishtail braided them, using two bobby pins to keep them in place.


What looks have you been loving for spring?

**I'm guest blogging at Smart and Savvy Style today.**
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so ask me anything about me or beauty stuff!

46 comments:

  1. Love that turquoise eyeliner Elle and your nails are springtime fabulous! Excellent post!

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  2. Love you nail polish, very unique!
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    Kisses, Gabi
    http://velvetavenue.blogspot.com

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  3. great post! it's such a pretty look!

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  4. You look so nice and I like that natural make up and that nails are perfect. Have a great monday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  5. Those are fun nails, very creative! I like your pretty makeup as well! :)

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  6. Me encanta la manicura!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  7. You made such a fresh look perfect for spring, love the nail designs and the hair
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  8. Glad to hear you had a great weekend, spring is such a great time of the year. Your hair looks awesome and your nails are very cute! You've given me inspiration to give that a try. Thanks!

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  9. You look so fresh and ready for spring! I love it. And the nails are totally adorable :)

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  10. I love that turquoise eye liner on you - so pretty!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  11. The turquoise liner really makes your eyes pop!

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  12. Wow. You're so cute you should really model more in your posts. I'd come just to see your pretty face!

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  13. I love the touch of blue on your eyes - it's just such a nice pop of color for spring.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. You look sooooo pretty, Elle:) For spring, I do love the lighter eye makeup.

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  15. I, too, add a but of eyeliner if I want to turn my looks from day to night. The turquoise color looks great on you!

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  16. Love your hair!! So pretty! I wish mine would look like that! xo, Julie

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  17. You look beautiful! As for me, I am, as always, into natural no-make-up make-up looks, with a touch of pastel pink or berry lipstick. :)

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  18. Great tips and I love your different hair styles!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  19. That turquoise liner really brings out your pretty blue eyes! Love the nails, too - so cute!

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  20. Love the fresh makeup look. Love the nails. And your hair looks GORGEOUS.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  21. Such a fresh and pretty spring look. I love how you did your eyes and your hair looks amazing.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  22. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    You are so pretty, and I love how you styled your hair!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  23. I love makeup products that do double duty, especially ones you can get at the drugstore :)

    Thumbs up to the turquoise eyeliner, I like it.

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  24. Look at you Elle, you DO have floral nails. I love it!!!! Your eyes are so well made up. You have the perfect shape of lid and your lashes are GORGEOUS!

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  25. Wow, just love these nails and your eye makeup is super fabulous!! Love it! You look gorgeous!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  26. Your spring makeup is flawless - I need to play around with my look; I always do the same freaking thing!
    I laughed out loud at the comment you left on my post - I sadly know exactly what movie you're talking about. Megan Fox is such a gem ;)

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  27. Your hair looks FANTASTIC, and your nails are so cute!

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  28. I love your refreshing look..so pretty!--perfect for Spring. I'm checking out Revlon Baby Stick and lip butter juicy papaya. I like your lip shade and blush very much.

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  29. You look very beautiful! The make up suits you very well! And love that manicure! It's very spring! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  30. Nice blog you have ! shall we follow on blog lovin? Let me knowx supongo estilo

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  31. i need to meet this baby stick! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  32. love the makeup! fresh and pretty and perfecto for spring. :)

    i am getting O-L-D and my skin is changing. oy. i am starting to try to modify my makeup/my look. it is tricky. less is better sometimes, and softer is usually better than harsh unless you are a teenage punk. lol. but it is tricky. stumbling my way through new foundations and lipsticks. a lot of trial and error (AND EXPENSE). just wait til you hit your 40's. OY. things start changing, and not necessarily for the better, but whaddya gonna do. ;)

    p.s. i just bought the urban decay naked palette. i had the naked ii palette before, but so far i am liking the original palette even better. love it!!!!! i also like clinique's "even better" foundation. good stuff. and bare minerals has some sort of powder that makes you have a bit of a glow. i can't think of the name of it, but it helps soften the look of (old) skin. ;)

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  33. absolutely love this look!

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  34. Your makeup is Spring perfection! Love the hair too!

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  35. You look beautiful Elle. Your skin is flawless! The wavy hair is so lovely too!

    E x

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  36. your hair looks amazing and i am loving your nails!
    xx
    b

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  37. i LOVE spring makeup! so fresh and light. and your nails are so pretty! i need to do my nails but they always get so chipped from the weight lifting :(

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  38. your makeup looks awesome! I love the fun eyeliner! Thanks again for your guest post today. I enjoyed having you!
    - Heather

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  39. I've just come across your blog Ellie and I love it!So much good advise and tips :) I'd love you to checkout my blog

    www.squidgymoment.ie - feel free to leave a comment and say hi!xxx

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  40. You have the prettiest hair. It always looks so healthy and well styled.

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  41. That peach polish is so pretty! I love it. You have gorgeous hair.

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  42. Love the night braid addition! So great to fix up any loose ends from throughout the day while still keeping the look classy!

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  43. u look pretty and cute nails!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  44. You look SO cute in that last picture! :) I need to give Neutrogena a try for the summer. I use Revlon for everyday but sometimes I think it's way too heavy and I want lighter coverage.

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