Beautiful Beauty Bloggers: Fall 2015 Colour Trends: Makeup and Nails – Guest Post

2This is the second day of Pearls and Polkadots’ “Beautiful Beauty Bloggers” series. I have Ashley from Mommy’s Vanity guest posting today! She keeps everything light, fun and interesting with her take on nail trends and fashion along with much, much more! You have to stop by her blog next to check it out! Happy Reading!!


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Hi all! I’m Ashley, blogger behind Mommy’s Vanity. I’m thrilled to be guest posting today on Pearls and Polkadots and bring you some Fall makeup and nail colour trends!

Before becoming a stay-at-home Mom, I worked as an Esthetician, so I have a strong passion for all things beauty. I’ve been doing some research to see what kinds of colours are going to be trending this Fall and I’m so ready to dig into those rich, darker colours! Although I love the warm Summer weather, there is just something refreshing about the crisp Fall air, changing leaves and of course switching up my beauty routine to reflect the season.

Here are some of the top colour trends you will see coming up for Fall:

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Wine: This is undeniably one of the most popular colours coming up for Fall and rightfully so!  I particularly love this lip colour paired with a simple eye look so the daring lip is the focal point. (Shown:  MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Labradorable & Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sparkling Blackberry)

Flushed Cheeks: Add a pop of pink on the cheeks to make it look as if you just spent the afternoon on the ski hill! A natural flush is easy to achieve with a powder blush or cheek tint. (Shown: Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Justify my Love & Sephora Colourful Cheek Ink Gel in Peony)

Bronze Glow: A shimmering bronze shadow is proving to be a huge trend this Fall. It can be a fun way to add a little sparkle to your Fall makeup routine! (Shown: Colourpop Cosmetics Eyeshadow in On the Rocks & NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Oaxaca)

Soft Smoky Eye: This Fall, the traditional smoky eye is a little less dramatic. Using softer browns and grey’s instead of a harsher black can take the smoky eye to a wearable everyday look! (Shown: Urban Decay Smoky Palette & elf Everyday Smoky Palette).

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Woodsy: One of my personal favourite nail colour trends for this Fall is Earth Tones. Rich chocolate browns and mossy greens will be my go-to polishes this season! (Shown: Zoya Cinnamon & China Glaze Take a Hike).

Metallic Jewels: This trend has been making an appearance for the past few years, and I’m glad it’s back again! Gorgeous jewel tones like vibrant purple and aquamarine, and metallic shades in bronze and silver are showing to be popular. (Shown: Zoya Giada & OPI Venice the Party?)

Sheer: Something a little different this year is a pretty, simple and sheer manicure. These nail strengtheners help protect and strengthen nails while adding just a hint of colour. Available in shades of taupe, nude and porcelain pink. (Shown: Formula X Sheer Strength in Mighty and Powerful)

Blues: Blue is back this Fall in an array of shades! I’ve never been a huge lover of blue, but it’s starting to grow on me! Pale blue, cobalt, indigo and navy are all front runners this year. (Shown: OPI Gelato on my Mind & Essie Bell Bottom Blues).

Wine and Berry: Again, deep reds are showing up in almost every Fall nail polish collection and I love it! Purple-toned and brown-toned reds are seemingly most popular. (Shown: Marc Jacobs Rita & Deborah Lippman Miss Independent).

Which Fall colours do you most look forward to sporting this Fall? Let us know in the comments!

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Falling for Fall Fashion: Trends to Watch For!

FALLING FOR FALL FASHIONCozy sweaters. Football games. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. It’s all around the corner because we are inching closer and closer to that season that everybody loves. This past weekend, I opened up my closet packed full of my winter clothing and I got excited all over again. Not to mention all of the latest trends quickly being stocked in stores (bring on those J.Crew cable knits!!).

With a new Fall season quickly approaching, I am starting to look for those key pieces to add to my wardrobe. Of course, I have a marvelous collections of sweaters, oxfords, and of course my heeled boots…but who doesn’t love to go through the new catalogs? Today, I want to show you some of the trends that make me squeal with excitement for Fall 2015.

I sifted through a bunch of my favourite blogs and catalogs in order to bring you these to-die-for trends in this post:

Cozy Knits. I am in love with my sweater collection, and I am always looking for more to add to my closet. This season, we are seeing a lot of cowel neck and over-sized sweaters in neutral tones. Personally, I love cowel necks because it eliminates the need for a big scarf, and it looks nice tucked into your pea coat. Plus, an over-sized sweater can easily be paired with jeans and a great pair of boots!


Dark shaded tights. Fall brings cooler weather, and although the temperature may not be below 0, you still want to make sure you are covered enough to keep those goose bumps from rising. But, do you need to give up wearing those cute mini’s? Absolutely not! Get yourself a pair of tights! Even better, get yourself tights in darker shades. Why? It seriously transforms your summer pieces. To date, I have only worn black tights, but this fall, I want to move into shades of wine, maroon, and navy. Too many possibilities…


Knee High Boots. I am extremely pick when it comes to the boots that I wear. In fact, it took me the entire Fall 2014 season to find a pair I actually loved. You really can never have too many pairs of knee highs. There are so many ways to wear them that investing in a good quality pair would be well worth it!! A trend that I am super into this season is the knee high boots, with the socks pulled up. I think it’s an interesting way to lengthen your leg – especially if the boot has a heel, it helps the short girls out and elongates the leg…which all of us short gals want!


Felt Hats. I have a slight obsession with hats in general. They add a bit of spunk to an outfit and this season, hats are right in style. A black felt hat is the perfect way to top off that perfect fall look. However, I am loving the colour “wine” (or maroon). This colour coordinates with black and neutrals extremely well and is a hat of this colour is really versatile. Felt hats are year round pieces that can be styled in many different ways. Whether you are dressing up a casual look (like a white tee and jeans), or are working it for Fall (with an over-sized sweater and tights), it looks chic and fabulous!


Well there you have it! I am really falling for these Fall trends and can’t wait for the cool season to grace us with it’s presence. Can the leaves turn already?! Stay tuned for an upcoming post I am planning that will address the Fall trends…for men!

What are your favourite Fall trends? Are you excited for this cool season? Let me know in the comments below!


Spring Colours

Even though there is a thick white blanket on the ground, I can just feel Spring right around the corner. At this point, I am pretty tired of the cold weather, the Winter boots, and seeing my cold breath in the air! So I have decided that Spring colours are, from this point on, a must!

Navy, Purple + Turquoise

Spring Colours - Pearls and Polkadots

1 Purple Striped Shirt2 Kendra Scott Turquoise Statement Necklace3 Longchamp Tote4 AG Jeans5 Keds Polka dot Slides 

I began my Spring colour pact this week with purple, turquoise and navy blue. I came across this colour combo when I scrounged up an Old Navy shirt that I hadn’t worn in a long, long time. It is absolutely perfect for Spring! These colours are just bright enough to take the Winter blues away!!

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Spring Colours - Pearls and Polkadots

Pink + Navy 

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Alyson / Sequins and Things

I love these colours together – paired together, your outfit is springy, happy and full of life. Clearly, navy blue is becoming one of my favourite colours. I have yet to assemble a navy-pink look, but Alyson of Sequins and Things has put together a great one! Pinterest brings you to all kinds of inspiration from amazing women who create the best looks.

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 Coral + Aqua

Spring Colours - Pearls and Polkadots

1 Aqua Dress2 Coral Statement Necklace3 Nude Clutch4 Nude Heels

This is more of a Summer colour combo, but who says you can’t wear this cute little outfit to Easter lunch? I usually go for coral as the main colour and aqua as the accent, but turning it around makes for a fun Spring outfit as well! What is fun to do is to make the accessories pop, but for this look, I chose to use nude accents in the shoe and clutch so that the pop was in the dress and necklace!

Spring Colours - Pearls and Polkadots

Spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait! There are so many outfit combos to come up with that can show off your springy side and these colours will get you right on track! They sure are helping me get into the Spring mood!

What is on your Spring colour palette this year? Let me know in the comments below…