EGGS, STARS, AND LEMONS: 🍳⭐️🍋 yellow is on the nail art scene

I've had a rocky relationship with Deco's yellow crème, Tequila Sunrise, since I added the shade into the core collection at the very beginning of the brand. On the one hand, I felt challenged to create a good yellow polish; on the other, who wore yellow nail polish anyway?

Enter, 2018. Yellow nails are popping up everywhere, and Tequila Sunrise is one of Deco's most popular shades this spring. The color was featured in two Miami Swim Week shows last year (check out the pics here), so I guess it's not a huge surprise to see the color move from the runways to your finger tips nine months later.

Here's a round-up of some yellow nails (first three are Tequila Sunrise!) to put you in a bright and sunny mood.

TEQUILA SUNRISE ✨⭐️ // #dotticure #ph5 #nyfw2017

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Lemons for my girlie @browsbyshea!

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Say Hello to FRENCHIE

Coming up with new colors is my favorite part of sitting in the driver's seat of Deco. Lavender has been on my shortlist of VIP shades since the very beginning, and it worked out nicely that lavender is Spring 2018's it color too. Enter, Frenchie. Fun fact, I almost released this shade Fall 2017 (lavender polish just looks amazing with light colored oversized sweaters in colder weather), and I'm absolutely an advocate of wearing lavender all year round.

I'll be around D.C. this spring, and if you've ever been, you know how beautiful the city is this time of year with its cherry blossoms and pastel buildings. It hasn't been as warm as we'd like it to be this time of year, but jeans and a sweater is still a pretty comfy outfit so I'll keep my complaining to a minimum. ;)

Frenchie, and three other new Deco shades, will be available May 1.

2018 Bridal Makeup Trends // An Interview With A Pro

Just as normal makeup goes through trends, bridal makeup does too. I chatted with event planner extraordinaire Taria Griffin of Ama La Vita Events to find out how bridal beauty trends were changing in 2018. Even if you aren't about to get hitched, it's good practice to keep that wedding Pinterest board updated, (I know you have one...)

WEDDING NAIL COLORS 2018

1. What 2017, wedding trends have died with the new year?
The use of a more dewy natural look is going out is definitely a beauty trend dying in 2017. In 2018, brides want to look natural but also have that radiant glow! The bright eye shadow colors are also dying out this year. Brides are going for more subtle and soft looks like grays. 

2. What 2017 trends are still alive in 2018?
The wavy messy hair is definitely a trend that will be alive in 2018. This messy hair includes the braided look, as well as, long waves. The pop of color is a trend that is here to stay. It truly lets the bride express herself! Letting her groom, family, and friends know what kind of statement she wants to make.

3. There are so so many lip colors out there, what’s hot for 2018?
Bold reds, burgundies, deep purples, muted blushes, muted apricot. 

4. Do you see brides going all out with their nails for their big day, or going for more a more conservative look?
I have seen brides both go all out with their nails as well as be conservative. Nail color can be affected by a lot of things such as the color of the dress, personal style, wedding colors, and makeup. 

5. We know that brides love pinks and nudes on their nails, but are there any other trendy nail colors for brides this year?
Reds, deep purples, and white. (Check out Not Your Fortune Teller, Señorita, and Coco!)

6. What kind of lip products are brides wearing on their big day? Is the liquid lip craze big with brides, or do they choose another kind of lip product?
Lip tints are an increasingly popular trend coming into 2018. Brides have been wearing matte lipsticks with bright and bold colors. Brides are primarily wearing glosses and lipsticks.

7. Heavy contouring was an overall beauty trend that could translate to wedding, but do you think 2018’s monochrome makeup trend will overlap to brides?
Yes, I think that monochromatic make up will overlap to in bridal. It delivers the flawless look with the glow that all brides want to have on their perfect day!

8. Do you have any advice for brides who want to play into 2018’s beauty (and fashion!) trends, but still want to have a timeless wedding look?
Definitely have a trial makeup session if you can. It will allow you to explore a look that you may not have been thinking of. Purchase make up and also try some looks on yourself in your spare time, it will definitely save you the worry. 

Yellow Stars + Wynwood

Yellow nail polish is one of those things that you either love or hate. I was definitely not a big fan of yellow when I started Deco, but after working very hard to develop a "non icky" canary yellow shade with Tequila Sunrise, it's really grown on me. Yellow is funky and bold, and it's fun to rock it. I added a few rose gold stars to the look to really glam it up.

Pics taken in Wynwood, Miami.

Chic + St. Patty's Day = THIS

Not gonna lie to you, I'm not huge on holiday nails. Christmas tree and four leaf clover nails aren't my thing, but I still like to feel a little festive in my own way. I recently saw a gorgeous nail art design with little crystals placed in bunches of four around the nail, so I modified the idea slightly and just used a metallic paint instead.

Mint base is Petite Palm, rose gold is Champagne Mami. I used a medium dotter tool to make the little "clovers". I'm not crazy about mint for myself (I get annoyed by bright greens and yellows if I wear them longer than a day) and will change the base to Nip Slip for the weekend.