October 20, 2016 § Leave a comment
Artwork Via: Eve Sand
It’s the month of the Scorpio! Find out how to dress just like one with these Scorpio-inspired outfits:
·Friends. A Scorpio is brutally honest, and this can make them a great friend. You always know a Scorpio truly has your back because they won’t lie to you and they will alway be dedicated and loyal. Scorpios are quick-witted and intelligent and aren’t afraid to show it! Always a smart dresser, the Scorpio doesn’t like to fuss about when getting ready, they’re all about the experiences that lie ahead! The perfect everyday outfit is a jean and blouse combo.
·Love. Scorpios are the most sensual of all the zodiac. They are extremely passionate and intimate, and will be dedicated when they fall in love. However, they aren’t quick to enter into a relationship and take the time needed to build trust and respect. Scorpios prefer to stay guarded and show it in their style be being more covered-up when going out. A metal choker is the perfect defense accessory any Scorpio can have!
·Work. Scorpios are great at problems solving. When a Scorpio sets a goal, there is no giving up. They have an innate ability to focus and they never mix business with friendships or relationships. With all the hard work they put into a project, they expect the same in return from others and have great respect for those that meet their standards. The work outfit for a Scorpio is put together and focused on the details. Prints like tweed or the combination of silk with ruffles are ways the Scorpio expresses their personality!
How will you wear the look of the Scorpio? Let us know!
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October 18, 2016 § Leave a comment
By the beginning of the 20th century, thigh high boots were already a major trend. Although they weren’t necessarily a fashion staple then, being hidden under floor-length gowns, they have certainly caught the attention of fashion’s biggest street style starlets this year. With new styles constantly being added to the shopping market, thigh high boots are definitely this fall’s biggest shoe trend.
Here’s how to wear them:
·Thigh high boots will always be sexy, but there’s no need to overdo it. Keep from taking your boots to a “Pretty Woman” level by showing just a small sliver of skin. This works great with a chic dress or skirt!
·Upgrade your knee length skirt by adding a thigh high boot. Styling them in this way adds a bit of intrigue to your outfit while still keeping it conservative and warm. With either an A-line or body-con fit skirt, this is a great trick to get away with wearing this trend to work!
·Nothing says fall like thigh high boots and a sweater dress! When it’s not cold enough to be decked out in a giant mink, use this outfit inspiration to keep with the season’s fashions, and keep cool at the same time. We also love the monochrome combination, definitely try matching boots to your outfit this fall.
·Upgrade your simple jean and tee shirt combo with a pair of thigh highs! Adding a colorful coat will make you major street style inspiration.
·Our biggest tip is to not be afraid of unique colors and patterns! If you find a knock-out pair of thigh highs that you might not normally gravitate towards, push yourself to give it a try! This shoe style will match skirts and dresses in a way you never thought possible, so take the leap and try something new.
Let us know how you’ll be wearing thigh high boots this fall!
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October 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
Here’s a confession: I hate lotion. Yep, really. I can’t stand the wet sticky feeling I get every time I put it on, it’s like my body is drowning. Begrudgingly, though, I occasionally use it. But I’m always on the look-out for something that can take away my dry skin woes. So when I first heard about the new Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, I raced to my local grocery store to give it a try.
Here’s what happened:
·First, it was a difficult choice to choose what scent. They debuted the line with three–Green Tea Oil, Manoi Oil, and Coconut Oil. I typically like natural scents that are fresh and light. Mint, rosemary, and lavender are favorites of mine. So I can’t help to say that I was disappointed with the choices, the Manoi was very perfumie, something I’m definitely not a fan of, and the Coconut wasn’t a natural coconut scent, but more like a bath and body works coco butter lotion. I ended up opting for the Green Tea. It was the most natural smelling of the three, although still an artificial smell unfortunately.
·After purchasing, I came home and took as shower. I made sure to not wipe off any water before I put on the moisturizer. The product is thin, so it definitely glided across my wet skin when applied. My only complaint is that it’s difficult to tell how much you need to use since you’re entire body is wet. After I put on the product I patted my skin dry, got dressed, and went about my day.
·I have to say the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer is an amazing product. I’d love for some fresh scents, but as someone who can’t stand the sticky lotion feeling, this is a godsend! My skin feels moisturized, but in all honestly it doesn’t feel as smooth as if I actually put on a thick lotion. That being said, my normal habit was to put on lotion once every two weeks, where as I’ve used this 6 days in a row now. The ongoing benefits of this product are exciting, and more importantly, I’m excited to use it every time I hop in the shower!
Let us know what you think about the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer in the comments!
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October 11, 2016 § Leave a comment
In beauty, there are times when certain makeup trends from previous centuries come back into existence which is why I decided to create an easy DIY for creating the perfect modern 1930s look.
Here are my tips:
·THE FACE. I begin with Yves Saint Laurent LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT Illuminating Foundation SPF 19 $57. I apply two coats of foundation with my fingertips for more coverage and sheen. I tend to like to use my fingertips instead of a brush because it looks far more natural. If you use a liquid foundation brush or a sponge make sure to use a rocking-rolling patting motion.
·Profession Tip. When using a sponge, cut the corner of the sponge off because it helps foundation blend evenly into the skin.
For under my eyes I apply TOUCHE ÉCLAT $42 by blending with my fingertips to cover unwanted dark circles.
For highlighting on my forehead and bridge of my nose, I blend TOUCHE ÉCLAT $42 in with my fingertips which I also do when contouring. On my cheeks, I lightly dust on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer $50. I also use LE BLUSH CRÈME DE Chanel $38 to brush over the apple of my cheeks. I use either a blush brush or my fingertips. I suggest you use a small circular motion going slightly towards the ears. For my contouring, I use a darker shade of TOUCHE ÉCLAT $42 on the tip and corners of my nose.
·THE LIPS. To create the finishing look, I outline my lips with Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner in Raven $28 and I fill in my lips with Kat Von D Underaged Red Lipstick $21.
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October 6, 2016 § Leave a comment
Fall nails are typically understated, dark, and merely the sidekick to your fashion. But this season, your nails are your best accessory. The fall 2016 runways were full of true reds, blues, yellows, greens, and just about every other color you can think of. They were used as a matching accessory to the clothing with the hues matching nearly to a science.
Take a look at how to wear the colorful nails of the season:
·Go all-in on the trend and let out your inner Pop Punk Princess. Use your nails as a vivid contrast against your clothing to really make them stand out!
·Match your clothing to your nails, literally. Many designers are creating their own nail polish lines that match directly to their items (Hello Christian Louboutin!), and because of this you can find the items to match! Even if you’re not looking to splurge on designer threads, you can find items to match because these designers set color as well as style trends!
·Use blank space to your advantage! Even if you don’t want to go all-out with the bright colors, you can still put this trend to good use! Try adding a randomized dot on each nail, or even a few artistic brush strokes from the base to the tip. This is definitely a fun way to dress your nails.
·To keep your nails subtle, try mixing in one of your favorite fall colors. Blacks, purples, even deep reds can work with this; just keep them matte or shimmer-free to stay true to the trend.
How will you incorporate bright nails into your fall wardrobe? Let us know in the comments!
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October 4, 2016 § Leave a comment
Mostly makeup sample subscription services are marketed as ways to try a product without having to make a commitment and buy the whole thing. This month, we gave our first “personalized” monthly makeup and beauty sample subscription service a go. We opted for Ipsy because of it’s low price ($10? Who can say no?) and it’s use of neon pink delivery bags. I know, we really did our research. Either way, we were excited at the prospect of trying new and exciting beauty products with this month’s first delivery.
Here’s what happened:
·So we got in the shiny pink delivery bag and opened it up to find a cute “destination chic” themed makeup bag. Although not the best quality, I can’t have any complaints over the bag. It will definitely be used!
·The first product in the bag was IT Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner. Full size this eyeliner costs $22, and this was a little over half the size. As far as waterproof makeup goes, I feel like I’ve been lied to more than a few times, so I was definitely excited to try this one and see if it actually worked! I first tested the formula on my hand and I can testify that it is DEFINITELY waterproof. It took 3 hand washes for the liner to even dwindle. Then it was time for the eyes. Their “no-tug” claim turned out to be pretty true. Although I still recommend holding the skin taught when applying the eyeliner, the IT product does glide on pretty easily. Overall, this is one of the best eyeliners I’ve used lately for the price. I definitely recommend the IT Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.
·The Jelly Pong Pong Bronzer Duo was the next product. In all honesty, there’s not much to say about the product. It’s another bronzer of descent quality. Although, I do appreciate the company’s cruelty-free promise.
·Eye Smudger by Vera Mona. I was overall the least impressed with this product. The eye smudged seemed out of place in the bag in general. It was full size, although the brush isn’t even for sale online so no way to compare pricing. The quality of the brush was not the best either, the bristles were soft, but the firmness of the entire smudger made it difficult to get a desired effect.
·Aurora Gel Effect Nail Lacquer was a fun product to receive! It came in their “safety orange” color. The polish was descent, but the manicure only lasted about 3 days on myself. It’s disappointing that I couldn’t use this product to it’s fullest ability because I didn’t have the Aurora Gel Effect Top Coat, which the company claims to be “a must” for best results.
·Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss Coral Flavored Lip Color. First off, this product should by no means be labeled as “flavored,” just because something is safe to consume, doesn’t mean it should be consumed… That being said, I did really enjoy this product! It was very moisturizing and easier to use than a typical lip stick. Only downside is the color was described as a “medium pink,” and it had a brown undertone I wasn’t expecting. It was also very sparkly.
Overall, my first Ipsy experience wasn’t great… I’m not upset with the products themselves. They were definitely fun to try, especially for the $10 price! My complaint is the lack of though that seemed to go into the bag. You give me a bronzer, why not give a contouring brush to go with it instead of a random eye smudging brush? With my knowledge of the beauty industry, it was clear that the bag was thrown together with the products they were given by the companies to promote their products. It’s great to try new products, but if you’re looking for a “personalized” experience, look a whole lot further than Ipsy.
How was your Ipsy experience? Let us know!
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September 29, 2016 § Leave a comment
Are you ready for Fall? We sure are! Along with shopping for new boots and a chic new Fall jacket, you should be on the lookout for new stylish bags. Shopping for bags have never been so fun with these top bag trends for Fall 2016. Below you will find the trends that have us excited about the new fashion season.
- Suede. Suede is your best friend this season because it is appropriate for the Fall. The great thing about this year is there are many different colors to choose from making it easy to find your perfect style match.
- Bucket bags. Popular in the Spring as well, bucket bags are worth having this season. The bag resembles the shape of a bucket, hence the name. Check out the many gorgeous colors that hold all of your daily essentials.
- Patterned bags. Patterned bags seem to always find themselves back in style and this season is no different. Fashionista can appreciate all of the options available for bag including 70s inspired print and Chevron.
- Trapeze bags. Trapeze bags are a great addition to your accessory closet because it is stylish in design, very versatile, and functional. Did we mention the stylish design?
- BONUS TIP: It is super fun to have at least one bag in your closet that complements your boots. For example, if you have a pair of suede boots, pair it with your suede bag of the same or close in color. It is a classic move that is instantly flawless and you will gain fashion points!
What is your favorite bag trend for this Fall? What trends are you excited to try? Share your thoughts below!
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