After the excitement of Christmas, when the January blues set many of us look forward to Spring, desperate to break out our sandals and spring outfits despite the freezing temperatures. A sure route to let the already rampant sniffles take their hold!

However make-up and hair styles can be updated in anticipation of the changing seasons without the risk of doctors waiting rooms, and the predicted trends for Spring 2011 are enough to sate the appetite for change.

First of beautiful bright lips were seen all over the catwalks in a variety of shades, oranges and watermelon was especially popular and the Lavera Sunset Orange and Dr. Hauschka Soft Coral especially fit the bill.

If you prefer to make your eyes the main feature of you face then bold popping colours were everywhere, for the fashionista the Nvey 160 Turquoise Shimmer makes an impact, but for the more conservative try Green People’s Eco Eye Trio in Aqua to create as much or as little impact as you like. When making the eyes the focus it’s best to keep lips nude but soft looking, try the Barefoot Botanical Smooch Penetrating Lip Salve for kissable lips!

In terms of hair, the most prominent trends were side partings held in place with pins or a clip, ‘messy’ up dos for a casual chic or high buns for high glamour. Using a paddle brush will help you achieve all this looks and the Hair Spray by Lavera or John Masters Hair Texturiser will keep styles in place all day.