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While we may not have spring here, that doesn’t mean we don’t adore all the nail colours that are trending for that season. Bright shades and whimsical designs are usually abundant during that time – and we can't wait for them anymore!

So, are you tired of wine-coloured nails or grungey shades, and are just in the mood for something fun and fresh? Then keep reading below for the popular nail colours you should start wearing as they continue to show up on the runways and the streets!

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Warm Beige


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One shade that will suit almost all skin tones? Yes, please! Gone are the days when you would have trouble finding the perfect nude nail colour because Warm Beige is here to rock your nail world. It’s light, but still deep, and it’s neutral, but still bold. But one thing’s for sure, for anyone who loves nail polish, this shade is definitely a must-have!

Metallic Silver


(photo from Jessying)

If you were looking for a pop of colour during the ‘dark nails’ craze, your prayers have been answered! Make your fingers seriously stand out by swiping on this shiny shade for a fun take on a classic colour!



Seafoam Green


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Pastel shades are really hot right now, but the most popular one of them all is Seafoam Green. This barely-there green shade can make an excellent choice for a bride-to-be looking to change up her manicure on her wedding day, or if you just want to brighten up your fingertips, this will do great as well!


Greige


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From beauty to fashion, Greige is seriously having a moment right now. This beautiful mixture of purple, gray, taupe, brown, and beige will seriously give you some 90’s vibes without looking grungey! So if you want to wear 90’s-inspired nails that look elegant, this is the colour to go for!


Royal Blue


(photo from Viviannvee)

Bright nails are back! If you’re just not into neutrals right now, then Royal Blue will be your new favourite colour! And whether you want to wear pastel outfits or loud prints, this shade will always beautifully match with them!



Matte Red


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Not going to lie, red nails are a bit scary. But when you make them matte? Gorgeous and chic! And just like Royal Blue, even though it’s a bright colour, it will still gorgeously go with any outfit you choose to wear.


Glitter


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Finally, sparkling nails are really back! And whether you choose colourless or gold or pink glitter, as long as it adds a beautiful dash of sparkle and shine to your nails, you’re good to go!

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Which trendy nail colour are you excited to wear? Let us know in the comment section below!

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With more and more beauty products being proven to contain unwanted parabens and harsh chemicals, many are now turning to organic and DIY skincare. And thanks to numerous recipes out there, we can create our own cleansers, acne spot treatments, and moisturisers! 

If you’re tired of constantly irritated and dehydrated skin and the struggle of finding the right products that work, we know how you feel! So if you want to create your own DIY skincare routine, that is healthier and more economical, then keep scrolling down for our tips!

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Use raw, organic products


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While you can purchase your entire skincare routine at the grocery aisles, it’s important to check their labels and ingredients too. Make sure that whatever you purchase is 100% organic or raw to fully reap in the benefits of the products, otherwise, they will just be filled with as much chemicals as your old skincare products.

Oil cleansing is the way to go


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Whatever your skin type is, oil cleansing will suit you (especially if you have oily skin)! There are a ton of raw oils out there that you can use to cleanse your skin with such as coconut and sunflower. Find your right combination of oils and before you know it, your skin is purging out all those impurities, leaving you with clear, supple skin!


Honey will be your BFF


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Want a product that can act as a face mask, a spot treatment, a cleanser, and a moisturiser? Then honey will be your new best friend in your DIY skincare routine -- its anti-bacterial and hydrating properties are excellent for nourishing skin and clearing out your pores!


Combine face oils


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Just like the oil cleansing method, face oils make excellent moisturisers too; they can even be used as hair treatments, to soothe irritated skin, and so much more! Substitute your expensive moisturiser for a few drops of any face oil mixture to gently hydrate, protect, and nourish your skin for a perfectly balanced complexion!


Ice will zap your acne away


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In case you didn’t know, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are know to cause skin dryness, which can lead to more irritation and acne on your skin. So if you want a healthier way of calming down your acne, just rub a few ice cubes all over the area for a few minutes at a time. It might look red and scary at first, but once it calms down, it will be smaller and less visible!

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Do you have any more DIY skincare tips to share? Tell us in the comment section below!

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What happens when you combine edgy editorial angles, bold street style looks, and an effervescent spirit? You get Xiao Wen Ju, a one-of-a-kind Chinese beauty who has swiftly become a fashion industry favourite!


From sharing the catwalk with Lady Gaga in Tom Ford’s SS16 disco runway to making comical Blue Steel cameos next to Ben Stiller during Paris Fashion Week, Xiao Wen is a rising edgy icon who has quickly won over the fashion elite.

And because of her ability to inspire young generations, her bubbly personality, and her high-fashion edge, she is now part of the L’Oreal family as its brand new international spokesperson, saying, “I am so excited to be part of the L’Oréalista family! To be a part of such an aspirational and esteemed brand that has always been in the forefront of women’s worth and beauty empowerment is a true honor. I cannot wait to start sharing and creating beautiful L’Oréalista stories all over the world!”



Widely admired for her fresh and natural photogenic features, and pure-faced pout, Xiao received her big break in modelling when she became the first ever Chinese model to be the face of Marc Jacobs. Since then, she has appeared in the industry’s most renowned advertising campaigns and walked for brands such as Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein during fashion week.

A true makeup junkie, Xiao loves to push the envelope with bold palettes and unique style changes. And when she isn’t modelling, she is actively involved in New York Cares, an organisation dedicated to combating issues in the city such as equal education opportunities and beautification projects.

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Xiao Wen Ju joins the glamorous L’Oréal family along with supermodels Karlie Kloss, Barbara Palvin, Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Liya Kebede, Doutzen Kroes, Luma Grothe, and actresses Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts and Blake Lively.
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