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THINK RED LIPS ONLY WORK WITH BLACK OUTFITS? WRONG!

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THINK RED LIPS ONLY WORK WITH BLACK OUTFITS? WRONG!

I am loving the recent trend of color blocking. It not only applies to your outfits, but believe it or not, it can be applied to how you do your makeup too! It’s allowing me to combine outfit colors I love together with red and pink lipsticks that I normally would not have paired. For all the non-believers, check out below to see how clashing colors are in this season: 

Red and pink lips no longer have to just go with black or white outfits (I’m guilty of this too). Use the color blocking trend to your advantage! This is your time to put together colors you never imagined would work without looking awkard. The combos are ENDLESS:

  • Red lips with a pink skirt (the red and pink combo is my fav-who would’ve thought these two colors would be paired besides on Valentines Day?!)
  • Pink lips with a yellow romper
  • Red lips with an orange dress
  • Pink lips with a green outfit

BE BOLD.

What do YOU think of the color blocking trend? Are YOU a fan?

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DIY HAIR TRENDS: SLICKED BACK CHIC

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DIY HAIR TRENDS: SLICKED BACK CHIC

How many times have you gotten ready to go out and were so frustrated with your hair, just wanted to put it up, and not deal with it, but you couldn’t figure out how to and still look cute? Being that it happens to me hmm maybe twice a weekend, I decided to follow a common Hollywood trend of slicking my hair back. Here are a few different ways it’s being done:

SLICKED BACK AND DOWN: Megan Fox at the MTV Movie Awards looking greasy fab

SLICKED BACK PONYTAIL: Beyonce on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK (P.S How AMAZING is her navy blue eye shadow?! Watch the behind the scenes footage of this shoot here)

SLICKED BACK BUN: Kim Kardashian on virtually every red carpet event these days from her endorsement launches to the Teen Choice Awards (notice how you can go from elegant to fun with this look just by the height placement of the bun)

For starters, NOT a fan of the way Megan Fox did the slicked back look. It looks like she hasn’t showered in days or decided to put oil randomly on the top of her head, but I must say props to her- she is probably the only woman in America who can wear her hair like that and still look stunning. #notfair

If you decide to rock this look, stick to the bottom two. Beyonce and Kim are just two of many who have been slicking their hair back these days. My favorite part about this is how much it brings out your face. By slicking your hair back, you’re bringing a lot more attention to your face, in a good way of course, but here’s a tip:

  • For those of you who aren’t a fan of the hair line on your forehead, you can still wear this look! Just wear your hair the way Beyonce has it in the Harper’s Bazaar picture. By parting your hair down the middle and tightly pulling it back, your disguising your hair line by covering up all those little hairs that just won’t stay down.
  • For those of you who have a more defined hair line on your forehead, I definitely recommend wearing it like Kim. It’s the best way to accentuate your BEST facial features.

P.S I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but who else loves Kim K’s hair line? Are celebs just born without baby hairs? #poweroflaserhairremoval

What’s YOUR fav slicked back hair look?

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DIY HAIR TRENDS: BRAIDED UP

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DIY HAIR TRENDS: BRAIDED UP

One of my favorite hair trend is anything and everything with braids. It’s so simple and can make an entire look so much more fashion forward. I love that it exudes effortless style and so easy to do yourself! Although the braid trend has been around forever, it’s evolved significantly. Who can forget the Lauren Conrad braid from The Hills days?! I love that you can wear the braid messy or tight/sleek-either way is super trendy and goes with relatively any look. Celebs have really taken the trend to new heights: 

I love how Rachel McAdams used a bold lip while Mary Kate Olsen went with a nude and both colors worked perfectly with the braid. Of all the braid looks, I do have one have one favorite. I think it’s because it is simple to do as opposed to some of the fancy shmancy ones seen above. Here it is: 

I love how Blake Lively added a twist to the sleeked back hair look by not just pulling it back into a pony tail and adding a braid. Think there is no way you could ever get your hair to look like this? You’re wrong- it’s simple! Just follow these step:

  1. Put your hair back in a tight high pony tail. I think higher the better. It’s not like you’re going to leave it just hanging like that anyways. 
  2. Try to get rid of all the fly away baby hairs with the products of your preference. I use hair spray and a comb. It looks better without pinning it down with bobby pins (leave the bobby pin messy look for another braid experiment).
  3. Braid your pony tail with whatever braid type you desire- go crazy and have fun with it! I like normal english braids for this specific look, but I’ve seen it done with a fishtail braid too. 
  4. Depending on the outfit, make the braid as tight or loose as you want. Being that the top of the hair is so sleeked back, I prefer somewhat looser braids, but tight ones look great as well!

So the next time you’re doing your hair, can’t figure out what to do with it, and want to try something different, throw a braid in it. It may be out of your comfort zone, but who cares if none of your friends are doing it? Be the first and start the trend! You may surprise yourself with a fun, new look that you love.

Do YOU like braids in your hair? What’s your favorite braid do?

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