Updating your look for spring doesn’t mean a complete overhaul of your closet (although who doesn’t want to do that from time to time?). A hint of blush, a fun necklace, a cute bag, these small touches can revamp any outfit and make you look as fresh as the first gust of spring air. That little black dress was great in November, but the sun is shining, and it’s time to add a punch of color. We’ve put together our favorite ways to add color to your world this spring.
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Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($25, www.sephora.com)
Tarte’s new blush is a great way to add all-day color to your world. We love it because you swipe it on in the morning, and wear it all day. You will look just as fresh at your impromptu dinner as you did when you left the house that morning. The Amazonian Clay helps to minimize excess oil, so you can say goodbye to shiny cheeks and it’s loaded with vitamins and other wonderful things to keep your skin looking gorgeous while you wear it. Available in eight shades, there’s a color for every complexion. Wear it with a nude lip and light eye makeup for a rosy, natural look.
Sudz N Bubbles
(Starting at $4.00, www.sudznbubbles.com)
These fabulous soaps from Suds N Bubbles are scent-sational way to add color to your bathroom. Available in a variety of designs and different colors, Suds N Bubbles has a soap to fit every mood, every occasion, and every decorating scheme. We love them because there’s nothing like a burst of color to get the day started right. You can use them in the shower or display them as guest soaps. Our favorite is the Sangria soap (for obvious reasons), but really, at $6.00 each, you should probably just by all of them. Your skin will thank you later.
Step Up ‘Life’ Charm, ($200, www.katrinakellyjewelry.com)
Jewelry designer Katrina Kelly has partnered with women’s organization Step Up for this limited edition Life charm. The charm is party of Katrina Kelly’s 7 Layers of Love® collection. It has a beautiful tree pattern on the front with the word “Life” written in the center, making it not only a stunning piece of jewelry but also a daily affirmation! Kelly’s jewelry usually retails for $1900 and up, so this charm is a steal! When you add to that, 100% of proceeds from this charm will benefit Step Up, this charm is something you simply can’t live without!
Fab Chick by Harlem Diamond
Glitz & Glam Collection ($8.00 each, www.HarlemDiamond.com)
Changing your nail polish is such an easy way to change your mood, and these fun shades from Fab Chick are polished and chic, but with a sassy edge. We love “Hot Gurl” for days when you want to make a statement. This hot pink shade boldly says, “Not another wallflower.” The “Go Get ‘Em Girl” is a knock-out honeysuckle is the perfect color for Spring 2011. We’re always looking for a new spin on the classic red, and this daring shad has enough glamour to match our go-to gladiator sandals.
Nevis Jess Snap Clutch ($48, www.stephaniejohnson.com)
Stephanie Johnson is a cult favorite for makeup junkies the world over. Her bags are not only to-die-for cute, but they’re all designed with practicality in mind. We love the Jess Snap Clutch from the Nevis collection for spring. Inspired by an island getaway, this vibrant rainbow print is an instant mood brightener and the cotton weave makes us feel like we’re in Barbados! It has both zip and snap enclosures so all your lovely things are sure to be kept safe and it’s so versatile that you can even carry it for a night on the town.
In honor of adding COLOR this spring, Stephanie Johnson wants one of our lucky readers to have their very own COLORFUL Nevis Jess Bag!! Just tweet or post on our Facebook page how you plan to make this spring the most COLORFUL you have ever had and you are entered to WIN! Be sure to tag us in Twitter (@YourBellaLife) & (@SJTraveler) and post on our Facebook Page at Your Bella Life – Online Magazine. We will pick a winner from all the comments on both Facebook and Twitter on Friday April 8th, good luck!