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6 spring 2016 beauty trends + a giveaway

This post was written by me. While I was compensated for my time and effort, all opinions remain 100% mine.

Spring is just around the corner – can you feel it where you are?  Here in Palm Springs, it is already in the high 80’s to low 90’s so I am definitely feeling it!  I have been shopping for shorts, bright colors, organic sunscreens and some new spring makeup.  Have you checked out the spring trends being shown on the runway?  Here are 6 Spring 2016 beauty trends I’m loving!

  • bold and vibrant lips – when you think of spring, you may think of pastels and nudes, but this year spring is all about loud mouths.  Vibrant pinks and oranges are in, which makes sense for the season, but the hottest lip shades are wine, oxblood and crimson!  Pair these bold lip colors with a natural face to keep your look spring fresh.
  • dewy skin – sweat is in!  That “danced the night away and still going” look is in style for spring, which is good news for me here in the hot desert.  Glad to hear I can sweat in style.  Fake the look with glossy lips and highlighted, spritzed skin.  Makeup artists are even patting Vaseline on cheeks to achieve the dewy look.
  • bronze – spring is always a great time to bring out the bronzer.  We all want to look like we got back from an exotic beach vacation, so pair the bronzer with the dewy skin for maximum impact.  Try neutral eyes and lips with super bronzed skin for the perfectly effortless beach look.
  • sunset shadow – blue is hot for eyes this spring, but so are vibrant peachy pinks, reminiscent of the best desert sunsets. Soft and feminine, pink works on all skin tones and is super flattering.  Pair with lightly flushed cheeks and dewy skin for a sun-kissed look that is more subtle than bronzed.
  • bold hair accessories – bring out the flower crowns!  Daring headbands, crowns and clips are in for spring so don’t be afraid to be playful and colorful with hair accessories this season.
  •  textured, natural hair – spring 2016 is all about celebrating hair types with texturizing creams and mousses, not flat irons and perfection.  Curls, waves and volume are IN style, so give your hair a break from the hot tools and go natural.

To get the most out of the spring hair styles, thicker and fuller hair is preferable.  I know it can be hard to celebrate your natural hair when it seems to be letting you down.  With my last pregnancy, I found myself with super fast-growing, healthy hair while pregnant.  As soon as I gave birth to my son, though, my hair started to fall out – in clumps, especially around my face.  It was terrifying.  This second time, the hair hasn’t come back to it’s original thickness, which has bummed me out quite a bit and left me less confident.

I just started using a hair system new to me from KerMax.  I’m really picky about my hair products and their ingredients, so I was relieved to see KerMax products are free of chemical preservatives and is hypoallergenic.  Some hair systems for thinning hair can be a on the harsh side and have negative side effects for some, but not KerMax.  It is also safe for chemically treated hair.  Don’t worry – it won’t ruin your new salon color!  This hair system is designed to create a fuller appearance in your hair, despite hair thinning for whatever reason it’s happening.

The system is easy to use.  Shampoo and condition as you would normally with the KerMax products.  When you get out of the shower, towel-dry your hair.  Apply  the KerMax Essential Day Foam to your roots, concentrating on the problem areas, which for me is the area around my face.  Style as usual and go about your day.

Why not have your hair do some work overnight?  Before bed, apply 20-30 drops of the KerMax Thickening Hair Serum to the scalp.  I like to massage the serum in for a few minutes, making sure I cover my whole scalp and that the serm is absorbed/dry to the touch.  When you wake in the morning, KerMax Shampoo and Conditioner again.  Repeat, repeat, repeat.

I will be writing a follow-up post in May to let you guys know how the KerMax system has worked for me.  I’m super excited to see my results and will be sure to share my before and after photo within the post.  Want to join me on the journey to fuller, more radiant hair?  I have a full 5-product KerMax system package to give away!!  If you’re shopping for a system, it is available in Canada at all Shoppers Drug Mar locations, and in the United States at all CVS locations, and CVS online


what you can win:

5 product KerMax Sysem ($199.99 Retail Value), :

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Day Foam
  • Hair Serum
  • Styling Mouse

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  1. Anne perry
    February 22, 2016 at 11:06 pm — Reply

    It would be for me.

  2. Ann
    February 22, 2016 at 11:37 pm — Reply

    I’d love to use this for myself!

  3. Amy Pratt
    February 23, 2016 at 4:24 am — Reply

    I would use it for myself.

  4. shelly peterson
    February 23, 2016 at 4:25 am — Reply

    It would be for me.

  5. Cynthia C
    February 23, 2016 at 4:37 am — Reply

    I would like to try this myself.

  6. Ashley C
    February 23, 2016 at 6:13 am — Reply

    I would love it for myself! My hair is pretty thin and could really use some help!

  7. Julie Wood
    February 23, 2016 at 6:31 am — Reply

    It would be for me! These are amazing hair care products!

    February 23, 2016 at 6:41 am — Reply

    I would like to try this hair system myself.

  9. Laura J
    February 23, 2016 at 9:26 am — Reply

    Oh I would love to use this on my hair!

  10. Wendy hutton
    February 23, 2016 at 9:40 am — Reply

    I would love this for myself

  11. Pam OLeary
    February 23, 2016 at 10:39 am — Reply

    This would be for me.

  12. Deborah Wellenstein
    February 23, 2016 at 11:18 am — Reply

    This hair system will be for me.

  13. Vicki Wurgler
    February 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    It would be for me

  14. Nikki
    February 23, 2016 at 10:12 pm — Reply

    I would love to try it. I had problems with hair loss and thinning after taking the Depo shot and it hasn’t been the same since.

  15. Eric
    February 24, 2016 at 4:01 am — Reply

    Would not mind using it on my own hair. Thanks!

  16. Doris
    February 24, 2016 at 4:02 am — Reply

    The winter has been kind to my hair…Need help asap! lol

  17. Mariam
    February 24, 2016 at 4:03 am — Reply

    Myself and might share with my daughter :)

  18. Brenda Callahan
    February 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    i definitely need this for me! usually all the hair products are for my daughters ridiculously thick wavy long hair…. but my thin lifeless locks need some loving too

  19. Trisha Burgess
    February 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    I would love it for myself!

  20. Julie
    February 24, 2016 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    i’d really love this

  21. Shakeia Rieux
    February 25, 2016 at 12:08 am — Reply

    It would be for me

  22. Aarone Mawdsley
    February 25, 2016 at 12:36 am — Reply

    for myself please

  23. Kristin D.
    February 25, 2016 at 12:38 am — Reply

    for me!

  24. Amy Heffernan
    February 25, 2016 at 4:35 am — Reply

    For my beautiful daughter!

  25. Ruy M.
    February 25, 2016 at 4:53 am — Reply

    I want to win this for myself. My hair is thinning and I would like to try this product line.

  26. deana
    February 25, 2016 at 7:06 am — Reply

    This hair system would be for me!

  27. Lisa
    February 25, 2016 at 7:11 am — Reply

    I would use it for myself.

  28. Rachael Bhardwaj
    February 25, 2016 at 7:42 am — Reply

    it would be for me.

  29. Christina Moore
    February 25, 2016 at 8:47 am — Reply

    i would love to win this for me and my daughter

  30. 409cope
    February 25, 2016 at 8:58 am — Reply

    This would be for me.

  31. Cindy Peterson
    February 25, 2016 at 9:27 am — Reply

    Is it selfish to want this for myself?

  32. Sarah
    February 25, 2016 at 9:35 am — Reply

    I think this would be for either me, or my sister. Most likely my sister. :)

  33. Tiffany S
    February 25, 2016 at 9:44 am — Reply

    I would keep these hair products for myself.

  34. Kim O
    February 25, 2016 at 9:50 am — Reply

    It would be for me. I have thinning hair due to medications I’m taking for my health.

  35. Debbie F
    February 25, 2016 at 9:59 am — Reply

    It’s for people with thinning hair?
    I don’t have thinning hair but it sounds like it would add a lot of volume.
    I’m all for that. :D

  36. Tammy Dalley
    February 25, 2016 at 10:29 am — Reply

    I would use this for myself!

  37. Jennifer Miller
    February 25, 2016 at 10:58 am — Reply

    I would love to win this for myself!

  38. Caitlin M
    February 25, 2016 at 11:58 am — Reply

    looks great

  39. chris z
    February 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    it would be for me

  40. Bailey Dexter
    February 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    I would love this hair treatment for my Hubby, his hair is going very thin!

  41. Won K
    February 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    It would be for me.

  42. February 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    This would be for me. Sounds like an amazing system

  43. Michelle Stevens
    February 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    I would love this!

  44. james doyle
    February 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm — Reply

    For my mom!

  45. Josh Rankin
    February 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    For my girlfriend!

  46. February 25, 2016 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    I would love it for myself.

  47. Brittney House
    February 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    This would be for my mother.

  48. Daniela Plume
    February 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm — Reply

    I would love to try these myself & share with my daughter

  49. Heather Swanson
    February 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    For my daughter’s birthday the end of March

  50. Nicole Lancaster
    February 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    This hair system would be for me. I have very fine hair and I would love to try KerMax.

  51. Sara Rai
    February 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    I would like to try it myself.

  52. Sandra S
    February 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    This would be perfect for me, my hair is thinning and very fine, would love to test this on me and see if it helps

  53. Luminous Angel
    February 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    I’d love this for myself – but I would share ;)

  54. Lara
    February 25, 2016 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    This would be for me – I hope I win!!

  55. Christina A.
    February 26, 2016 at 1:14 am — Reply

    It would be for me! I need this! Eek!

  56. Alison Gibb
    February 26, 2016 at 1:35 am — Reply

    If I was the lucky winner, I would give this to my Mom for Mother’s Day!

  57. Bobbie Smith
    February 26, 2016 at 8:42 am — Reply

    The Hair care system would definitely be for me. I really could use this. My hair is so thinning, and would love to see if this would work!

  58. Linda
    February 26, 2016 at 11:59 am — Reply

    i would share this with my sister

  59. Krista M
    February 26, 2016 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    This system would be for my younger sister who is in her mid-thirties with Type I diabetes & her hair is thinning. She could really use some products to help thicken & volumize the hair without harsh chemicals.

  60. Wanda Jean P
    February 26, 2016 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    This would be for me.

  61. February 26, 2016 at 8:38 pm — Reply

    For moi

  62. Robyn Bellefleur
    February 26, 2016 at 11:21 pm — Reply

    It would be for me!

  63. joe gersch
    February 27, 2016 at 5:53 am — Reply

    this would be for my wife

  64. Yvonne H
    February 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm — Reply

    It would be for me!

  65. donna
    February 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    i would so love this

  66. Sue Barney
    February 28, 2016 at 2:36 am — Reply

    I would use this for myself.

  67. Stephanie
    February 28, 2016 at 6:49 am — Reply

    i want it for my self

  68. Alexandra H
    February 28, 2016 at 10:15 am — Reply

    For me – my thin hair can never stay in place!

  69. desi
    February 28, 2016 at 11:04 am — Reply

    For my mother

  70. Heather Manu
    February 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm — Reply

    This would be for myself. Would love to try this.

  71. Vera
    February 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    I would love to use this for myself.

  72. Danielle
    February 28, 2016 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    This system is for people who want fuller hair. I have very fine, thin hair so it would be great for me.

  73. Julie Harris
    February 28, 2016 at 6:18 pm — Reply

    If I were lucky enough to win I would use this on myself.

  74. Virginia Rowell
    February 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    This would be for me, I would love to try this system.

  75. Laurie W.
    February 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    This would definitely be for me. lol

  76. Danielle Marie
    February 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    this hair system is for me of course!

  77. Deb C
    February 29, 2016 at 1:08 am — Reply

    It would be for me because I would like thicker hair.

  78. Robin
    February 29, 2016 at 1:16 am — Reply

    This would be for me! I have fine hair, and no matter what, it won’t grow past just the tops of my shoulders. I look at envy with people with long hair!

  79. Keeley Sullivan
    February 29, 2016 at 4:31 am — Reply

    For me! This would be amazing to try!

  80. jodi
    February 29, 2016 at 5:36 am — Reply

    This would be for me

  81. Jenny S
    February 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm — Reply

    Myself and my daughter would use it. Looks awesome.

  82. Olivia Barajas
    February 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    I would definitely be using on myself!!!!

  83. Susan Smith
    February 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    It would be for myself.

  84. Amy Z.
    February 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    This would be for my me!

  85. Laurie Emerson
    February 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm — Reply

    If I win this hair system it would be for me.

  86. Ashley M.
    February 29, 2016 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    Oooh gurl, me!!

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