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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.**
PS: My 3rd Blogiversary is this Friday! I'm doing my annual Q&A, 
so ask me anything about me or beauty stuff!


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

  2. Love you nail polish, very unique!
    Wanna follow each others blogs via GFC nad BLOGLOVIN? Let me know!
    Kisses, Gabi

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

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


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

  6. Me encanta la manicura!

  7. You made such a fresh look perfect for spring, love the nail designs and the hair

  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!

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

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

    Pearls & Paws

  11. The turquoise liner really makes your eyes pop!

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

  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

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

  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!

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

  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. :)

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

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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

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

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  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,

  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.

  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!

  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!
    Style Delights Blog

  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 ;)

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

  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.

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


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

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

  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. ;)

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

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

    E x

  35. your hair looks amazing and i am loving your nails!

  36. 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 :(

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

  38. 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

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

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

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

  42. u look pretty and cute nails!


  43. 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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