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VIOLET GREY contributors the Streicher sisters divulge their beauty musts for spring.
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Living in Southern California (sometimes a far stylistic cry from Northern California, where we grew up), the sun beckons year-round. We will readily admit that it’s hard to find a time of year when we don’t consider a poolside barbecue in the canyon or a day spent outside in the park (under a beautifully brimmed hat, of course) an appropriate adventure. But there’s something extra special about this time of year. The days grow longer, the sun’s rays grow stronger, and we feel abloom in the seasonal renewal.
The answer to that spring in our step? After a season of merriment, bold lips and holiday sparkle, spring to us this year means natural texture, easy elegance and nothing that feels too overt or done. Earth tones are the perfect palette for the no-makeup makeup look matched with easy contouring for flawless skin that captivates. An unexpected accent of the brightest and boldest blue lash or nail matches the seascapes of our dreams, while a deep side part reveals textured waves that conjure a perfectly imperfect “just rolled out of bed” look. Indulge in our favorites for a sultry spring that we’re excited to share with you in this, our fourth column for VIOLET GREY.

Love,
The Streicher sisters
VIOLET GREY contributors

SPRINGTIME
TO-DO LIST

Our checklist of post-winter musts for mind, body and beauty. 
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UPDATE YOUR HAIR GAME 
“A new, shorter haircut is what I want this time of year! Cut all of the old, dry, dusty, broken ends off! Lift your spirits with a swingy shoulder bob, or if you’re feeling very brave, go total crop pixie! Because…why not?”
—ASHLEY STREICHER
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SEEK ADORNMENT
“I love discovering new hair-accessory departments in stores and from lines you wouldn’t expect. I just recently fell in love with some beautiful silver and rose-gold hair slides from COS, which recently opened in Beverly Hills. They are so beautiful with some messy waves and a clean side part with one, two or three pins holding it in place.” 
—ASHLEY STREICHER
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SOAK IT IN
“I love a bath, so when I heard about Caudalie’s Barrel Bath treatment, I immediately checked myself into the Plaza Hotel’s Caudalie spa in New York. There’s hydrotherapy, there’s red vine extract-rich water, and there’s a facial. You will emerge with glowy, radiant skin from head to toe.”
 —JENN STREICHER
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HEAD OUTDOORS
“I’m really looking forward to longer, warmer days and outdoor activities. I love how L.A. is blessed with perfect weather for outdoor everything — dining, wine tasting at Barnsdall Art Park and movie watching at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. I look forward to wearing fewer clothes and less makeup.”
—KRISTIE STREICHER
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REFRESH & REJUVENATE
“The Viceroy Anguilla is where I can open up my bedroom doors and walk out onto the white, pristine beach, then keep on walking and see beautiful water. Being able to sit in a private cabana on the beach and be served up by a beach butler is the only way to reach a level of zen following awards season.”
 —JENN STREICHER 
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GET SKIN SMART
“I say spring is a good reminder to go in and have a checkup with your dermatologist. Check your moles and skin. It’s also a great time to ask your derm about new sunscreens and sun products as the days get warmer and sunnier.”
 —ASHLEY STREICHER

SPRING BEAUTY
SHOPPING LIST

Eleven ways to perk up your beauty routine, Streicher style.

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“Never forget sunscreen. It’s the best anti-aging defense you can put on your face.”

—jenn streicher

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“Achieve flawless skin with this versatile foundation. Apply it with a damp Beautyblender for sheer, all-over coverage; with a foundation brush for a more finished look; or use it as a concealer for targeted cover-up jobs.”

—JENN STREICHER

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“I think it’s great to have an edit every season and get rid of colors and formulas you purchased a while back. Buy a new tinted moisturizer, concealer and mascara.”

—KRISTIE STREICHER.

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“In the spring, makeup should look fresh and clean. I opt for cream cheek colors in soft peach and pink.”

—KRISTIE STREICHER.

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“You can never make a mistake with this palette. Charlotte’s formulas are truly blendable and completely foolproof.”

—JENN STREICHER

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“Jenn and I love the Mint Julips lip scrub from Lush. It’s sugar-based so it’s actually edible. Scrub lips first, then finish with the La Mer lip balm for incredibly soft, moisturized lips. This will make for a great base to any lipstick application.”

—KRISTIE STREICHER.

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“This spring it’s no longer about coral lipstick; you can wear a dark lip color. Go bolder.”

—JENN STREICHER

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“The best way to add texture, especially for a swingy new bob for spring, is to spray this directly into the roots of damp hair. Air-dry for a more natural effect.”

—ASHLEY STREICHER

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“It’s amazing how transitioning your nail polish to spring colors brings brightness to everything you do.”

—ASHLEY STREICHER

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“This potent serum is super lightweight and gives such a luminous glow to skin. It’s infused with a blend of gold and silk — great as a makeup primer or for a no-makeup look because you can actually see the tiny specs of gold illuminate the complexion.”

—KRISTIE STREICHER.

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