The Fashion Horoscope: Gemini

May 19, 2016 § Leave a comment

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This month is the time where the Gemini reigns supreme. Astrology.com says all born this time of year will be running rampant, but why does your style have to? Here are this month’s biggest trends as seen through the palette of the Gemini.

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·Do not underestimate this one. A simple LYD (Little Yellow Dress) can get your Summer started off on the right foot.

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·Yellow might not be everyone’s most flattering color–even for a Gemini. But try incorporating it below-the-waist. Keeping the color from being directly near your face will halt the dreaded washed-out look, and still give you the ability to have a fun pop of color!

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·The Gemini is a sign of Spring, and your nails are another platform to show this off. Make an effort to stay away from looking too “I’m going to church on Easter Sunday,” by choosing a muted yellow. We love this Sally Hansen “Mum’s The Word” from Prabal Gurung’s S/S 2016 fashion show.

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·Perhaps the most exciting of all the yellow trends is in make-up! There’s a new technique coming into fashion and it’s called “Sunsetting.” Leave your smokey-eye behind, and add a pop of color UNDERNEATH your eye for an alluring effect.

Give all these looks a try and let us know what you think!

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What’s Hot Around the Collar

May 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Necklace trends are one of the most fascinating. Just in the past two years the trends have changed from giant statement pieces, to the tiniest of chains and charms. It seems this Summer has morphed the two together to create some truly eye-catching pieces…

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·Bringing back the Coca-Cola tab necklace in a whole new way. Chunky layered metals have an elegantly modern look. The choker-effect to this one from Chanel is extra-edgy. Pair a piece like this with your favorite LBD for your night out on the town.

hbz-ss2016-trends-jewelry-industrial-givenchy-clp-rs16-9038·Simplicity is key. Simple geometric shapes have been in for a while now. Now in new porportions, they can be worn day or night. Making a chunkier statement, this design from Givenchy has a new take on the trend.

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·Channel your inner 90s babe with a simple choker. Made with better materials than the intertwined plastic ones of the time, modern chokers are a trademark of the cool girl. Be it velvet, silk, or metal, the choker is here to stay. The trend is constantly evolving, we suggest you stay on the look-out for floral patterns like this one from Etro for the summer!

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·Drifting away from the necklace a bit, a scarf or secretary tie was all over the runway this season! Every fashion house from Gucci to Lanvin showed looks tied together with a simple bow. This is the best way to upgrade your office look this season! Try colorful prints, exotic patterns, or a mixture of them all like this look from Rodarte.

 There you have it, the latest trends in neckwear brought to you straight from the S/S 2016 runways. Which style will you wear? Let us know in the comments!

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Best Way to Wear 1900s Makeup Today [DIY]

May 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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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 re-creating the 1900s look.

Here are my tips for creating the perfect modern 1900s look:

FACE

For my face, I like to use NARS LUMINOUS WEIGHTLESS ALL DAY FOUNDATION $48. I apply the foundation with my fingertips in small parts because the product tends to dry fast.

For under my eyes I apply TOUCHE ÉCLAT $42 by blending with my finger tips 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. For my contouring I use a darker shade of TOUCHE ÉCLAT $42 on the tip and corners of my nose.

For my cheeks I use CHANEL JOUES CONTRASTE POWDER BLUSH $45. I apply the blush over the apple of my cheeks with a blush brush. I suggest you use a small circular motion and don’t go towards the ears as this is not the look we trying to achieve.

EYEBROWS

To obtain the look I am going for, I lightly brush my brows upward with a disposable mascara wand using an eyeshadow the same color of my brows. This creates a more natural look.

EYES

For the prefect eye, use the Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette $50. I begin by applying the desired color over the entire lid, and when I get to the crease I use a nude color.  I create a “V” shaped vanilla colored highlight in the inner corner of my eye and at my lower lash line.

My professional tip:  Lightly pat eyeshadow brush on eyes instead of stroking the brush because doing this will cause the eyeshadow powder to fall on your face messing up the foundation.

LIPS

To create the finishing look, I apply Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush $35 for the perfect pout.

For more beauty tips visit: www.elluminize.com

Not Your Grandmother’s Slippers

May 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

Birkenstocks paved the way for them, the top designers made them, and we’re not sure who first had the idea to actually wear them…

 

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Now, if you’re expecting us to run in terror because of this trend, you’re wrong. For years the “it shoe” for women has been sky-high stilettos. And our feet need a break, officially. These shoes are technically called a “babouche,” and we will be rocking this trend in a variety of ways very soon:

There’s the classic: Bring-out your inner prep and add this trend to your favorite Ralph Lauren button-up and slacks!

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The Casual: You can easily find this shoe in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns. This will add a fun pop while you stay comfortable in your jeans and t-shirt.

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The Menswear Inspired: One of our favorites, a new take on a mens dress shoe — wear this with an oversized blazer to complete the look.

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The “90s Aunt:” Self explanatory, didn’t your aunt wear these too?

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And some with Fur: These are pretty out-there. But again, this style is definitely inspired by the Birkenstock trend, and there have been plenty of those that were fur-lined. These will definitely have everyone talking; just make sure you don’t live somewhere too warm…

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How will you wear the babouche trend? Let us know!

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Easy and Modern Way to Wear 1800s Makeup [DIY]

May 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

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In beauty, there are times when certain makeup trends from previous centuries come back into existence and become avant-garde, which is why I decided to create an easy DIY for re-creating the 1800s makeup style in a modern way.

Here are my tips to creating the perfect modern 1800s look:

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FACE

For my face I like to use the bare mineral powder, TOUCHE ÉCLAT BLUR PRIMER $52. I apply the power all over my face and neck to create an even blend and the appearance of perfect skin.

For under my eyes, I apply TOUCHE ÉCLAT $42 by blending with my finger tips 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. For my contouring I use a darker shade of TOUCHE ÉCLAT $42 on the tip and corners of my nose.

For the perfect 1800s look, I use Le blush creme de Chanel $38. I apply the blush over the apple of my cheeks with my fingertips. I suggest you do not go towards the ears with a brush.

EYEBROWS

To achieve the look I am going for, I lightly brush my brows upward with a disposable mascara wand using an eyeshadow the same color of my brows. This creates a more natural look.

EYES

For the prefect eye, use the Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette $50. I begin by applying the desired color over the entire lid, and when I get to the crease I use a nude color.

My professional tip:  Lightly pat eye shadow brush on eyes instead of stroking the brush because doing this will cause the eye shadow powder to fall on your face messing up the foundation.

LIPS

To create the finishing look, I apply Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush $35 for the perfect pout.

For more beauty tips visit, www.elluminize.com

 

Creating a Modern 1700s Makeup Look

May 3, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Have a love for the classic times? Want to find a way to incorporate it to your beauty routine? We have found a modern day way to wear 1700s makeup daily! We are not expecting you to pile up the white powder on your face, nor do we want you to add flour into your hair. We are have a few  unique and modern ways of adding the classic makeup styles to your everyday beauty routine without looking costume-y! Here are our suggestions of adding the old-fashioned beauty to your 21st century life:

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·The Face. We suggest replacing the pale white powder on the face with a matte or cream color foundation with no shimmer. Add lots of red blush!

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·The Eyes. For the day, add a dramatic look on the eyes similar to the 1700s. You should add white or cream colored shadow to the inner corner of your eyes.  For night, we suggest you darken your eye shadow with neutral colors or for a more attention grabbing eye, add some shimmery. For day and night, bring the powdery eyebrows into the 21st century by simply lightening your own with a light brown eyebrow pencil.

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·The Lips. For a wonderful update to the red lips of the 1700s, try the gradient lip trend which is when you put on nude colored lipstick and add color to the inner part of the lips and blend outward on the lips. You then add a shiny clear gloss for a unique look.

Where is the best place to wear this look? We would love to hear your thoughts.

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Quick History of Nails: 1970s

April 28, 2016 § Leave a comment

b9792713df870d597ed81bd6b9fc9d86Take a look at the quick history of nails: 1970s.

Disco was the in the air, Studio 54 was the party to attend, and the love for nails grew tremendously with an increased love for perfectly manicured long nails by Hollywood Divas and everyday women. This new found love for fake nails caused openings of beauty salons to growing rapidly which forever changed the nail world.

The Style

The 70s was the era of natural looking, artificial acrylic nails which were often worn long, especially by the rich.  One particular styles popular during this time was nail charms, gold nails, and nail art which became very popular during this time. The use of nail drills also became common which were used to sculpt acrylic nails neatly.

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In 1975, there was a heavy demand in Hollywood to have a natural nail look that actresses could wear with any piece of wardrobe and one American man delivered just that. Jeff Pink, founder of a nail lacquer and treatment company named Orly, created a simple natural nail style which consisted of pink nails with white tips that instantly took over the fashion runways and beauty industry. Soon the style appeared on the runways of Paris and everyone wanted the “French Manicure”.

The Major Change in the Industry

After the Fall of Saigon in 1975, actress and philanthropist, Tippi Hendren began working with thousands of Vietnamese women in a refugee camp near Sacramento to help them start new lives in the U.S but no one would believe the change she caused in the beauty industry while doing so.  After having her long and glossy nails admired by the women of the camp she came up with the idea of having her manicurist, Dusty, teach them the art of doing nails so they could open up their own salons. Tippi Hendren began flying Dusty to Camp Hope every weekend to meet and teach 20 women in the camp nail technology.

What history do you know about the beauty industry? Share with us.

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