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American colour company Pantone have announced Marsala to be 2015’s colour of the year. Pantone describe the deep burgundy colour as: “an earthy red wine that embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated earthiness.”

Needless to say, we are completely obsessed with this beautiful, rich colour and wanted to think of lots of ways to use it in our beauty and make-up routine.

It’s time to shake off the black and bring in Marsala for an easy and sophisticated update to your look.

Nails
Marsala is such an incredibly beautiful colour to use on your nails and easy to find too. Just look for what you would consider to be 'burgundy' or a red-based wine colour and you're there!

Hair
If you're feeling like you want to change up your hair colour, then Marsala is the perfect colour to choose. Sophisticated and trendy, this look will see you right through to summer. 

Eyeshadow
It may seem like a daunting prospect to put a red colour on your eyelids, but this can actually work out beautifully. Use with gold to really make your eye make-up pop. 

Lips
Dark lips are seriously on trend right now, and with some searching, you can find the perfect shade for your skin tone. 

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Vanessa only recently decided to cut off her “mermaid” hair and go for a short, blonde ombre bob which we LOVED and thought looked so cute on her.

Clearly though, the actress had enough of being blonde and has dyed her hair RED!

Her hairdressers shared a snap of the big change while Vanessa shared a photo of the red being washed out, captioning: "I hit my head…Am I bleeding??"

The style is once again, ombre, and while we do really like the colour and it’s perfect for this season, we wish it was all red, rather than the style she has it in…

Perhaps the change has something to do with her upcoming role in the Broadway production of Gigi! 

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Vanessa Hudgens took to her Instagram account to début her new blue hair.

The actress had been sporting dark locks with a blonde ombre for some time now, we like this change!

The summery colour may be hard to match clothes to though…

Vanessa captioned the pretty picture: “She would be a half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to a flamenco guitar – Janet Fitch, White Oleander.”

What do you think about Vanessa’s new turquoise hair?

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It looks like Rita Ora is looking up to her icon, Beyoncé, for hairstyle inspiration. 

The singer was seen performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow yesterday and showed off her new colourful braids along with an impressive set of cornrows.

Rita rarely shies away from her blonde hair so it is refreshing to see her take a risk and change it.

What do you think of Rita’s new hair? Love it or hate it?

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Modern Family star, Ariel Winter showed off her stunning new hair colour – and we are obsessed with it!

The actress first dyed her hair back in March but it seems she has now gone an even deeper shade.

Ariel joked that she was inspired by her namesake character in The Little Mermaid.

The hair colour makes a big difference to the actress’ usual hair colour which is a deep brunette.

We hope she keeps it, it’s simply stunning!

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Did you know that there’s always a psychology behind why you chose the colours of your outfit?

They can indicate aspects of your personality, such as shyness, confidence or flamboyance and can also make an impression on other people too. This can actually be quite important when it comes to things like dating.

If it’s the first time you are meeting this person, perhaps you want to convey something specific or let the person know your personality type.

So have a look at the following colours and have a think about the impression you want to make on your next date! Even better, use the list to work out what type of person your date might be.

Pink
Pink is a calming and non-threatening colour. It is affectionate but be careful because it is also a young colour so can portray immaturity also.

Blue
The colour blue is calm and serene; like the ocean. A person who dresses in blue is often honest and sincere.

Purple
People who like to wear purple are often creative in personality; perhaps with an arty job. Purple also coveys intelligence and is a warm colour. Purple is known as the colour of royalty because of its richness and depth.

Black
Black is a no-nonsense colour, hence why it’s so popular for interviews. It is formal, classic and sophisticated and people who wear black may also be serious types. Or they’re just people who know you can’t go wrong with a LBD.

Red
Ooh red. Red is the colour of passion and love. It makes your heart race and gets the blood pumping. It is also the colour of danger. Chris deBurgh didn’t write Lady in Red for nothing! Though we do wish we had a better example.

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Fresh herbs add a touch of colour and a subtle sweet smell to your kitchen and are also great to have on hand when cooking.

If you’re like us and terrible at keeping green things alive, here are the four easiest herbs to grow.

1. Mint
Mint can grow fast, so it’s best to keep it in a separate pot to the rest of the herbs. A bit of maintenance is required to grow mint; however it does not require too much light, which makes it perfect for an Irish kitchen.

2. Chives
Chives do not need much light to grow and are easy to maintain.

3. Basil
It’s best to grow basil in the summer months as it requires several hours of sunlight to thrive.

4. Parsley
Parsley can be slow to take off, but once it does it won’t need much light or maintenance.

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Pantone Inc, the colour-matching giant, have selected Radiant Orchid as 2014’s Colour of the Year, calling it “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones”.

As usual, Clinique are on the ball and they already have some amazing products to help you stay on trend this year.

Featured above is the new All about Shadow quad in “Going Steady”; the popular Chubby Stick in “Volumtuous Purple” and the Quickliner for Eyes Intense in “Intense Plum”

Find them at your nearest Clinique counter.

 

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