Monday, April 28, 2014

Beauty 101: Avoid a Spring Make-Up Meltdown

Make-Up Meltdown

Along with the warm temps of spring comes lots of pollen and allergies. Pollen and allergies mean a lot of watering eyes resulting in a make-up meltdown! However, transitioning your make-up for a simple, every day spring look is the easiest fix! Below are three tips and tricks on how to avoid a spring make-up meltdown.

  1. Instead of focusing on the eye make-up which will easily melt off, create a bold lip. A bold lip can pull together an entire beauty look and make it stand out. Since the temperatures are continuously warming up, be sure to use a lip balm to protect lips from getting sunburned before applying lipstick and lipgloss. 
  2. Defined brows are just as bold as lipstick. Bold brows can frame your face giving off a fierce, clean, and fresh faced look. So, put down those tweezers, unless plucking stray hairs, and use shadow and eyebrow pencils to create a nice eyebrow shape. 
  3. In order to still make your eyes pop, try a water-proof mascara paired with a smudgier eyeliner. Before applying mascara, use a eyelash curler to define the lashes and keep them out of eyes. Also, utilize a lighter foundation with sunscreen to protect skin.
What is your spring make-up routine?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Trend 101: The Palazoo Pant

Kendall Jenner
Palazzo pants are known for being big and wide, but not always. Kendall Jenner tries this look with slimming palazzo pants in an Aztec print paired with a crop top. This type of slimming palazzo pant lengthens the body which is perfect for both short and tall girls.
Vanessa Hudgens
Palazzo pants are perfect for casual days in the spring and summer. Palazzo pants work for a shopping day as well as for dates because of the array of prints, and maxiskirt-like feel. Vanessa Hudgens rocks the palazzo pants with a boho vibe by pairing them with a loose crop top and fringe satchel bag. 

Nicole Richie
Palazzo pants also come in a trouser form, perfect for more formal occasions, like in the photo above. Nicole Richie even mixes print utilizing stripes and checkered print. 

How do you wear the palazoo print?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fashion 101: Festival Fun to Everyday Chic

Solange Knowles
Solange kept it fun, colorful, and girly for her Coachella 2014 look. Steal this festival look by pairing together easy, breezy pieces together such as loose tank tops and maxi-skirts. Solange completes the look with a chunkier sandal heel, mirrored sunglasses, and a see-through box satchel bag. Each accessory can be worked into any everyday look.
Vanessa Hudgens
Crotchet tops, fringe, and loose hair is the epitome of a festival look. Crotchet tops look especial cute when paired with simple jeans, a messy loose braids, and sandals. While a fringe bag can be placed into any style or look. Loose hair is easy to accomplish whether i is desired in the look of a braid or ponytail.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Kendall and Kylie create dark looks with the use of lace type fabrics, combat boots, and the use of darker colors. Kendall's long cardigan can work during spring nights when it gets a little chilly outside while combat boots can work throughout the season to make any look edgier. Also, try out flower and feather headbands to add extra pizzazz to the hair.

What is your favorite festival look?  

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hair 101: The Versatility of a Ponytail

Selena Gomez
Keep it simple, causal, and voluminous with a pretty pony like Selena Gomez! Try curling your hair then smoothing it up into a ponytail or keep it even simpler by using your natural hair texture. Make it your own by deciding how high or low you want the ponytail to go and even add in some hair accessories.
Kiernan Shipka
Side ponytails add more fun to the everyday ponytail. Try a cute ponytail like Kiernan Shipka's by smoothing hair to the side, even adding a bit of a side bang. Leave out a small section of the hair, secure the bigger section with a ponytail holder. Then wrap the smaller section of hair around the ponytail holder. Add some extra fun by curling the ends of the ponytail.
Emma Roberts
Slicked back ponytails are perfect for more formal occasions while still being able to stay casual. Simply use a serum to make your hair slick and smooth so that it will easily stay sleek and chic all day. Only slick your hair back in the direction the ponytail will go, whether high or low. Spice it up by adding a defined part or even simple hair accessories. 

How do you wear your ponytail?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fashion 101: Spring Footwear

Spring Footwear

Springtime is all about the shoe! However, it can get pretty repetitive if you only wear the same pair of strappy sandals everyday. So, swap your sandals for printed flats and wedges, colorful heels, and cutout booties. Printed flats are perfect for pairing with a casual outfit because they can pull the look together and keep up with comfort. Wedges will make any girls legs appear lean and long, so they look perfect paired with dresses, skirts, and jeans. Colorful heels are great to pair with a more dressed up, formal look because they add a great pop of color. Cutout booties help to keep in mind that spring can still have its chilly days and we need something to keep our feet warm.

What is your spring footwear style?