As promised yesterday I am delighted to present my guest blogger’s article on this season’s beauty trends. She’s a master of all beauty & styling tips so read through to find out all the beauty secrets you need to know, steal some and rock them all through this spring & summer days.

Beauty Trends Spring/Summer 2012 – by Glory Anwanwan (

From Valentino to Chanel, when you look at the highlights from spring / summer 2012 collection, you can’t help but notice all the beautiful, bold bright colors from pastel nails to red lips to floral dresses.

This year, less is more when it comes to beauty trend—from pastel nails to the simple slicked back hair to natural makeup that goes from night to day. I love following beauty trends to see how I can incorporate a few into my regular routine. I found a few trends with nails, hair and makeup that I would like to share with you.


Well-manicured nails in Pastel colors are so in this spring—from bright blues to greens and purples—you cannot go wrong!  Some popular nail trends on the runways this season:

  •   Pastel colors
  •   Bright neon colors
  •   Metallic
  •   The classics: pinks, reds, neutrals
  •   Blues and sparkly colors

Shop from my picks:
Sparkly nail polish; $6 –
Christian Dior nail lacquer; $23 –
Essie nail polish; $13 –
Revlon Minted Nail Enamel Polish 85 mint green pastel –
NEW Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection for Spring 2012; $7 –


In my opinion, sexy wavy hair never really goes out of style. It is so easy to do yourself and it takes little time + effort. Some popular hairstyles on the runways this season:

  •  the slicked back (aka the wet) look
  •   Hair wraps
  •  Gym hair, yes, I said it—gym hair is big this season
  •  Wavy hair because you can never go wrong with sexy waves, so effortless
  •  Simple ponytails and up ‘dos
  •   A lot of styles with center parts;  same with side parts
  •   Candy-colored locks from fiery reds to bright pinks to orange + blue
  •   Retro-inspired up dos and styles

Sarah Jessica Parker is one of my favorite style icons and she’s always rocking the wavy look!


The simple rule of thumb when it comes to makeup this season is keeping it natural. Long are the days when you have to apply tons of foundation + powder. Spice up your flawless, natural makeup this season with the hottest make up trend like sexy cat eyes, red lipstick, and bold brows. Some popular makeup trends on the runways this season:

  • Red lips
  • Cat eyes
  • Slicked back hair, it’s called “the wet look” was all the rave this season
  • Full brows
  • Glittered lips and eye shadows in gold and pewter was also very popular

About The Author

A senior web project manager for a nonprofit in Washington, DC, Glor has a professional working background in IT/Web services, communications, online branding, social media and marketing and public relations. This complex media – online branding background is brilliantly reflected in her writing style and her blogging approach. A magnificent writer, organizer and ‘to the point’ columnist, always with a touch of personal & fashion oriented twist. This makes her a wonderful lifestyle and social media blogger.

Her new life experience – of being a mom – made Glor explore and relish on all the amazing good things a woman gets from the experience of having a baby. She blogs about her experiences as a new mom at A woman & writer worth reading and letting yourself get inspired by. 

Follow her on Twitter @iamglor.


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  6. I love the sexy slick back hair, but I have a lot of baby hair and can’t pull it off, plus I have bangs, that is it I am letting them grow!

  7. agreed, mint green is so in and i love the clean, simple look of it. thanks for featuring me, Dana! love it! Xo

  8. agreed, minty green is so clean and simple! I love it. Fashion is such a drug for me! Thanks, Dana!! Xo

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  11. WithLoveShmon Reply

    The minty green is here to stay! it’s already like the 3rd or 4th season it’s a trend!

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