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Playing for Keeps: Beauty Trends to Carry Over to Fall

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September 20, 2012

Cooler weather means it’s time to trade your beachy waves and flip-flops for sleek blow outs and pumps. And while some things definitely won’t make the cut for the new season, there are a few summery touches that you can transition into autumn. Here’s a few to take into fall:

Hair Accessories.  Add-ons for your locks are must-haves as we move into September. Make yours stand out even more by opting for accessories that are embellished with rhinestones. The extra bling will instantly dress up any outfit you wear and make your regular headband seem like a yawn in comparison.

Pretty Pouts.  If you haven’t jumped on the bright lips bandwagon yet – you’re not too late. As the hours we spend in the daylight diminish, sporting colorful pink or coral lips is an easy way to add some extra color to your face. If you’re not sure how to start, pick a brighter hue in a tone you already wear. Try a vivid gloss since the color will be less concentrated, and then work your way up to a lipstick.

Tonal Hair. Ombre hair is continuing to have its moment.  Just take a look at the Fall 2012 Prada show to see what all the fuss is about. Going ombre isn’t an excuse to let your roots run wild though. It looks best when the color gradually goes from dark to light. It can be extreme – like on the runway – or more gradual, mimicking a sun-kissed effect. Regardless of which way you go, your best bet is to have it done by a professional.

Nail Art. Over the past year, nails have gone from a basic part of beauty upkeep  to a huge accessory. No longer is the manicure simply a choice of color, now it can be a way to show off your personality or even your patriotism. Athlete or not, almost anything goes.  Feel free to add punch to your beauty routines by trying out something new on your talons. Remember – nothing is permanent.

Whether you’re a beauty maven always out to try the next new thing or a tried-and-true gal who always sticks with same routine, consider testing  one (or all) of the above trends this season.  It’s an easy way to boost your style. And they have been around for a while and don’t look like they are going anywhere, anytime soon.


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