TREND TO TRY: SPORTY GLAM

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Sports wear in the past has been big, baggy, and loose fitting clothing.The sporty look has now taken a different turn to “sport glam.” Today sports wear is seen in leather, sheer, mesh, and many more details. Heels are now even considered in sport glam outfits! Wanting to be sporty, but also chic has become a worldwide trend. Being comfortable is not the first concern; now having the chicest sporty outfit is a must! Sports glam has been seen all over the runway. The sports glam style has a luxurious and sexy feel. Street style look and body- defining silhouettes inspire the sport glam. This new turn for sports glam gives a sophisticated and captivating appeal.
XOXO,
Hayley

 

 

5 Ways to Look Great When You’re Running Late

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We’ve all been there (some of us this very Monday), whether it’s missing your alarm, snoozing too many times or staying up too late the night before. Whatever the issue, you have only 10 minutes to get out the door and hopefully look great doing it. Don’t worry, we got you covered! Keep reading to learn five simple tips to help you look flawless quickly.

  1. Put Away the Bags: Apply a quick mix of eye cream and tinted BB cream under your eyes to help you look awake and alert. This trick will help you look fresh all day and it’s good for your skin.
  2. Tame the Mane: Look like you spent all morning working on your hair (but really only spend 30 seconds). Try spraying some dry shampoo onto the roots and mid-shaft of your hair to help remove any excess oils then pile it high into a chic top knot bun. Bonus: the dry shampoo will give it extra texture and hold so you won’t be battling fly aways all day.
  3. Rock the Latest Craze: Feeling a little adventurous? The hair trend that has been seen just about everywhere these days is the half-up top knot. This look is simple, chic and incredibly easy to master. Just take the top portion of your hair and twist into a top knot. Pull gently on the ends to create your perfect messy look and you’re ready.
  4. Play up Your Sassy Eyes: When you’re pressed for time the perfect tip to accentuate your face is to add a touch of volumizing mascara to your lashes. If you can get your mascara brush close enough to your lash line, you can even create the illusion that you had time to add eyeliner.
  5. Liven Up Your Lips: Our last quick tip is to apply a pigmented moisturizing lipstick that will complete your effortless look. My favorite way to look like I spent time on my makeup is to add a bold red lip.This pop of color is the “cherry” that tops off your quick morning routine and instantly makes your face look done.

 

xoxo,

Lindsay

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DIY ST. PATRICK’S DAY NAILS

With spring right around the corner and St. Patrick’s Day coming up, what better way to polish up your nail painting skills than with some festive, Irish-themed nails? If you’re a beginner, don’t worry. These designs are easy enough to conquer and you have the luck of the Irish in you!

1. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/15551561185878377/

For the first design, we’re going to start out with the basics. What’s St. Patrick’s Day without some shamrocks? For the base, choose any light nail polish of your choice and apply one or two layers. I prefer CHANEL’s “Frenzy”. Then, take either a tooth pick or dotting tool with any green polish to make the clover. Apply topcoat.

St Patricks Day Clover Nails

 

 

2. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/63191200997488621/

For this look, apply two layers of green polish. I love Butter LONDON’s Sozzled since it’s such a beautiful green. I can’t find anything like it! Then, apply a green glitter polish onto your ring finger and using the skills you learned in the first look, add a few silver shamrocks onto your middle finger. Apply topcoat.

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3. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/70931762857319387/

For the third and final look, take green, white and gold nail polish and paint accordingly. I am loving Sephora by OPI Only Gold for me at the moment. Use a striper brush to paint horizontal lines on your index finger. To make is easier, place your hand on a table and then move your finger slowly, keeping the brush still. Then, add a four-leaf clover at the tip and apply topcoat and Voila!

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Hope you like these designs! Let us know if you try any of these shamrockin’ looks!

Product Review: Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner

Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner

 

Product Description: Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner allows you to create a bold & graphic eyeliner look with more control than a traditional liquid liner. This pen style liner with a fine brush tip applicator makes it suitable for both pros and beginners.

Packaging: I love the simple yet effective packaging for this product. The pressure suction cap keeps the eyeliner from prematurely drying out, making it last much longer.

Experience: This liner has been my Holy Grail liner for the past year and half. Through this long period of time, id like to think I’ve gone through it all with this liner- both the good and the bad. Let me tell you the good out ways the bad. Let’s start with the bad; the list is short so this shouldn’t take too long. For one, there isn’t too much product in the pen. I go through one of these bad boys in a couple months. I use it around 3-4 out of the 7 days in a week and by the end of 3 months it’s already running low. The only other negative is the steep price. Compared to other 10-15 pen style liners, coming at $20, this liner is definitely an investment. Now lets talk about all the great things this product has to offer. The color payoff is AMAZING. With one swipe it’s as dark as it needs to be. I don’t find myself constantly needing to layer product, which means my job gets done a lot quicker. Also, the fine brush tip applicator allows me to create really clean graphic lines with very little effort. Another amazing feature is how fast this product dries. There’s nothing worse than doing your liner and then accidently smudging it. Thankfully I’ve never had that problem with this liner. When it’s on it’s on. That’s not to say you can’t fix those tiny mistakes with a Q-tip and some water. The last thing would be the super trendy vinyl finish this product has. Some liquid liners tend to dry with a powdery matte finish that looks similar to heavily packed-on eye shadow. However, this liner keeps that semi-wet and shiny look all day long with a dramatic and eye-catching vinyl finish.

Interested in trying this liner? Get the Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner here. Comment below and let me know if you’ve used this liner before?!

xoxo,
Zaynab
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6 Fashion Trends for Spring

March is finally here, which means winter officially ends on the 19th. Though it may be hard to believe considering the snow and low temperatures still going, the truth is winter coats and essentials will soon be moved out of the closets. With spring right around the corner, it’s time to get your wardrobes ready with the latest spring 2015 trends. Below are 6 key trends for spring 2015 to refresh and revive your wardrobe from winter.

Gingham fashion trend

1) Gingham: Sometimes thought of as “the picnic tablecloth pattern” is a huge trend this spring season. It was seen in all different shapes and colors on multiple runways.

Trench coat trend

2) The Boyfriend Trench: Spring comes with cool breezes here and there so having a lightweight trench coat will be essential to keeping you warm, but comfortable. This season the trench gets “updated” by moving towards a loose fitted silhouette for the spring.

wide leg pants trend

3) Wide-Leg Pants: Bringing back 70s inspired wide-cut pants for spring is in. These pants are very versatile and can be dressed down for the daytime with a simple shirt or dressed up for night with heels and a blouse.

platform shoe trend

4) Platforms: Platform shoes have reached new heights from the days these shoes were made popular by the Spice Girls. From sneakers to sandals, anything with a platform will be seen all throughout this spring.

mule shoe trend

5) Mules: Not to be outdone by the platform, mules are also having a serious comeback. Trendy mule style shoes were also seen all over the runway for spring 15. The mule can be worn with both casual and elegant outfits depending on the style of the look.

fringe trend

6) Fringe: Over the years spring and “boho chic” have seen to become synonymous thanks to the surge in festival fashion. Fringe is back (although it kinda never left). Whether it’s on your jacket, skirt, and even shoes, fringe is a spring essential to have this year.

Wanna get a head start on these trends for spring? Shop the looks below:

 

Xoxo,

Hayley

Monthly Beauty Favorites

Feb Beauty Favorites

 

- Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation: I’ve been a fan of Bobbi Brown since college so when I was looking for a new foundation and the makeup artist suggested I try their new stick foundation I was totally game. I love that the foundation coverage is buildable and comes in a vast variety of shades for all skin tones. My shade in the foundation is 6.5 golden almond and my contour shade is 10 espresso. In general stick foundations tend to be my formula of choice. New to stick foundations? Check out my tutorial on how to apply them here.
- Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: This is the “it” mascara of the moment and I definitely see why. The benefits of this mascara (yes pun intended) go on and on. So much so that I did a whole review of only this mascara and why it’s everyone’s current fav.
Smashbox Lip Lacquer in “Off Duty”: I’m obsessed with nude lips and bold red; there is no in between in my life. So when I lost my favorite “my lips but better lipgloss” I marched myself to Sephora the next day to find a replacement. Twenty-two lipglosses later (plus some pretty sore lips) I finally found a shade in a formula that I liked.
- FAB Facial Radiance Skin pads: So you know how you’re suppose to tone your skin in between your wash and serum/moisturizer step? Well I (like most people I assume) often skip right over this step. These little pads make it quick and easy to do, all while gently chemically exfoliating your face. It’s safe for sensitive skin and reminds me of a 90’s Noxzema commercial so yea, I’d say they are pretty “fab”.
Elf Radiant Glow Primer: You guys already know all about this one (and if you don’t here’s the review). Goddess glow for $6?? What’s not to love?
Comment below and let me know if you’ve tried any of these products? What products were you loving this month?
Shop my favs below:

 

xoxo,
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Product Review: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash

Product Description: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara lets you create ultra-long, full lashes to achieve your best wide-eyed and gorgeous lash look. With a brush that’s designed to grab and lift lashes for a super-curling effect, it’s perfect for all types—including short and straight lashes. The brush is inspired by hair rollers and has tiny hooks that catch and lift the lashes, giving a curled effect without having to use an eyelash curler. 

Packaging: I received a special mystery sample in the mail of this product before the launch so my packaging is a small plain black tube. But as you can see from the image of the product above it’s applicator handle is pretty distinct, it looks like it was inspired by the “rollers” it gets it’s name from.
Experience: As I mentioned, I received this mascara in the mail unexpectedly a few weeks ago. I saw that it was a new “mystery” mascara that they wanted people to test out before they did the big reveal. The only insight I had to the mascara was that it had an innovative brush to ‘hook’ your lashes for visible lift and curl. I personally have naturally curly lashes so I don’t use an eyelash curler but I was intrigued to see how the “mystery product” would perform on me. The next morning I tried out the mascara and was blown away.. not by the “curl” it promised but by the way it lifted and separated my lashes. My naturally curly but somewhat short lashes suddenly looked like I was wearing very modest falsies. From then on I was hooked and have since been using it as my go to mascara (as seen in my IG selfies).
Ingredients: Water, Paraffin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Polybutene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Palmatic Acid, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Vp/ Eiosene Copolymer, Acacia Senegalgum, Copernicia Cerifrea (Carnauba Wax), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candeulla) Wax, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Align Serine, Bht. [+/-: Cl 19140 (Yellow 5,Yellow 5 Lake) Cl 42090 (Blue 1 Lake) Cl 77007 (Ultramarines), Cl 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)), Cl 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens) Cl 772889 ((Chromium Hydroxide Green) Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Cl 77742 (Manganese Violet), Cl 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].
Price: $24 (Get it here)
Rating: 4.9/5 It’s hard for me to call anything perfect, but so far this mascara comes pretty close. I’ve been a fan of Benefit since I first got introduced to them a while back and think that they do a great job with lashes and brows.
Comment below and let me know if you’ve tried this mascara?!
xoxo,
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Sale Alert: Shopbop

Shopbop sale 2015

The Shopbop Big Event is finally back and I for one am thrilled to click purchase on all the items in my shopping basket I’ve been eyeing over the last few months.

Date: Tuesday March 3, 2015 6:30AM Eastern Time (New York time zone) to Sunday March 8, 2015 4:00AM Eastern Time (New York time zone).

  • You save 15% with purchase over $250
  • You save 20% with purchase over $500
  • You save 25% with purchase over $1000

I’ve basically been waiting on this sale, since the last sale so I have quite a few items I’m looking forward to purchasing. Below are a few of my top picks:

Top Shopbop Sale picks

Things go fast.. I mean FAST so if you want something don’t wait. Because what’s better than getting a new designer item?…A new item on sale.

Get the coupon code here: http://www.shopbop.com/ci/3/lp/discount-promo-coupon-code.html

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