Hi there! I’m Jamie… Bombshell’s official beauty blogger & I’d like to welcome you to my very first blog post! I’m super excited to have been awarded this role as I’ve got so much to share but first let me introduce myself. For those of you who don’t already know me… I’m the short blonde who takes your calls, hangs your coats & schedules your appointments at Bombshell on Thursday afternoons. I spend the other six days a week at home as a wife & mommy to my fabulous husband & two very energetic kiddos. I also have my very own brand of screen printed tees & tanks for kids & adults called Ink & Threads Apparel. You should check out my etsy shop :). Before I was incredibly blessed with the title of “mommy” & decided to stay at home, I did hair, I did skin & I did nails. I loved every minute of it!! Prior to entering the beauty industry… I sat at a desk. At that desk, I assisted in buying home fashions merchandise for a major retailer. And before that I spent many long hours on my platform wedge wearing feet managing a retail store in Ann Arbor, MI. I’ve loved every step along my journey that has led me to today. I love fashion & beauty & tips & trends. I plan to share my passion, my knowledge & my experience with all of you. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!! So here we go…

I’m sure it’s been on your mind & you’re simply dying to know… drum roll please… it’s the question everyone has been asking “what are the trends for 2015”. Well let me give you a quick overview…

As we desperately count down the days til spring when we can finally emerge from hibernation & shed our winter coats & boots… we all want to debut ourselves with a fresh new look … Am I right?? Okay so let’s talk hair…

Length is in. Long layers & long bobs (also referred to as ‘LOBS’ … which happen to be a personal favorite of mine) will be everywhere this spring. YAY! You can style your long locks in an undone braid or a low pony & you’ll be right on trend. Make sure to schedule your blow out too because volume & beachy waves are still everything for 2015! Okay, now that you’ve got some style inspiration,

bob      braid

lets move on to color…

One word. Purple. Yup… I said it! Purple is very right now. If you’re not as brave as Katy Perry or Nicole Ritchie & all over purple isn’t your cup of tea… that’s okay. Try some subtle purple peek a boo highlights or some purple ends… gives you something to think about doesn’t it?? Okay Okay so realistically, need a color refresh?? Try a vibrant red. We’re seeing lots of red so far this year! Want to know how to match your new red hair to your wardrobe?? Take a peek at JB and Me’s very own fashionista Laura Flom’s blog about her new Bombshell created red tresses.

purple     red

next up… makeup.

We at Bombshell are obsessed with everything Bare Minerals. We all wear it & we all love it! So what are they recommending for spring 2015? Loaded lashes & a coral lip. Try Bare Minerals lash domination mascara for lashes for days & ‘go the distance’ moxie lip stick for the perfectly perfect coral lip! A fresh/ natural complexion is also right on trend. Let us color match your skin to the NEW Bare Minerals complexion rescue. This product is a lightweight tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 & can replace your foundation. It’s a gel cream with buildable coverage that will result in a perfectly healthy glow!! This product is amazing!! I know because I’ve tried it 🙂 Want to hear something super exciting?? Of course you do … we are offering FREE 30 minute makeup applications on Thursday, Feb 12th (sorry the 13th is already booked) to try out this fabulous new product & of course to try out the fresh face spring trends… how do you schedule you ask? Great question… call us up at Bombshell 616.796.8577 but you better hurry because space is limited. I’ll also share a little secret (& you are the first to hear about this) we are giving away a free gift to anyone who purchases $50 worth of product that day & you’re gift comes with a free reusable tote!! I mean, who doesn’t love a reusable tote??!! Am I right??

bombshell      complexion rescue

Still with me? … great. Let’s talk nails

If you didn’t already know that we offer shellac manicures… you do now. These mani’s are everything & definitely the wave of the manicure future. If you haven’t tried one yet, you need to ASAP. These manicures last two whole weeks!! That’s right… TWO WHOLE WEEKS. Now as far as spring trends go, may we suggest a negative space mani. This is where some of your natural nail shows through… the sky is the limit as far as creativity goes on this one! Even though we offer over 70 CND shellac colors to choose from if you want your color to be trend right for 2015 choose a baby pink polish!! Nude nails never seem to go out of style 🙂

mani     pink nails

I hope that I have inspired you & given you lots to think about before your next trip into Bombshell!!

Until next time…

xo. jamie