We all love the holidays and we may not be the best gift giver but our thoughts are always with our love ones. We are also do have family difficult to shop for possibly because they have too much, expect too much or just want too much. If you have someone like this person on your list, beauty gifts are your best bet.
First rule of beauty gifts, avoid perfumes and lotions, scents are too personal to give plus body lotion may send the wrong message. We like practical gifts. For instance, my sister and fellow blogger just began using Korean face masks.
Dr. JART + face mask set 39.00
I love this face mask booklet of Dr. Jart+ for 39.00 sold at sephora.com. It’s the perfect gift for women who love to treat thier face and you get 8 mask!
Color me applicator 54.00 at macy's
If you happen to have a friend that loves makeup and wears it everyday then the “color me makeup applicator” could be the perfect gift. The applicator mimics an airbrush look and lightly applies any foundation plus you can find it at Ulta or Macy’s for just 54 dollars!
In any rate you can always go to Hello Mink and give the gift of making your own makeup. For 279 dollars, your friend can print out any color she took pictures of on her cell and turn it into lipstick, eyeshadow etc..
We know we have not wrote a hair blog for sometime and so this week is all about hair! We will try to cover some male hair looks we saw on friday so stay tuned.
Updos are still in vogue but this look is versatile to all hair lengths and textures. From a simple twist of a single strand to a dual strand pony tail, it can easily be pulled off. So just play with swiping your hair back and adding unique accents.
Knot your average hairdo
Forget the bun, tie your hair in knots and then do that classic roll. This look is more about texture then anything else so neatness is not an issue.
Headbands, clips and barrettes are still in vogue and we love that anyone can accomplish this look. For classic, stick to slick black headbands, romance stick to floral or bow motifs, rock and punk should have spikes or studs, and casual stick to thin headbands especially metal ones. Lucite styles are made for vintage lovers.
Braid meets updo
This look is unusually but do-able and like the other looks, does not need to be neat. The trick is that this is the only look bobby pins are not suppose to be seen. So get a color matching your hair if you want to pull off this look.
We went back to tradition this fall with Bronde (a combination of brown and blonde) being the most coveted color along with Auburn (a red and brown mix) and black, yep single process black. So here are the top hair colors for fall 2015.
Blonde with brown highlights makes an appearance. We are all aware that blonde is a common highlight but brown? Adding dark highlights to lighter hair gives a glow to the complexion so for those who love blonde, try this color for a change.
Colored blocked roots
A nice way to say “unkempt roots” it is no longer a mistake to skip the touch-up. We can thank Madonna for this trend. I would like to see it go beyond just black roots and blonde hair, are you up for red and blonde or brown and black or in a reversal blonde roots with black hair?
Forget the all over colors of the past and the mermaid hues of this summer, fall is about suptle hits of color, mainly on random pieces at the end of hair strands. I think because colored clothes have made the leap to fall while we say black and white for spring 2016 is the reason for less hued hair.
If you do try any of these styles, hit us up on instagram this week with #fallhairtfg and you could be featured on our instagram page. Stay tuned for hairstyles on Wednesday and hair accessories we love on friday for a hair-raising week.
Chaira Boni showcased its all pink collection called “Petite Robe” and asked Aveda to create the perfect look for thier show. We wondered to the edge of New York to the Chelsea Piers to the artbeam, a rundown factory warehouse transformed into a temporary runway, the fashion industry bb (before Bryant Park).
We sat down with lead hair stylist, John Raven to dicuss the look and ask one question, the future of hair for spring and summer 2016.
The look: A faux wet look created with thickening toxic and volumizer.
The verdict: So hard that the designer admitted it would not be on trend this Spring
We have seen the neutral face with one accented feature for some time in makeup trends. This show was no exception. Even though, the makeup artist said she wanted to represent “a meadow of flowers” all we saw was pink and more pink. Unoriginal but I think there was some green in there.
In any rate, we asked John Raven what the hair trends for fall will be and here is a quote
Trends move so fast that ….people tend to do what they want…
What do you think? To see more of what John Raven says about the future of check out our youtube channel.
Even though clothes are on the brighter side this fall with pastels and pink creeping into our fall closet, makeup has gone to the dark side. Think vampire with neutral accents for fall 2015 and you got the idea. So here are the trends broken down to for you. This fall it is all about the accent, wear one of these looks and keep everything else neutral.
Eyeshadow goes metallic for fall
Eyeshadow either goes sunburst in bright colors or sun kissed in metallic, a throwback to the summer we all are longing to return. If you need to add dark accents stick to the look in the third picture and play with a brighter gold. For darker skin, try a bronze or copper accented gold and a dark color like navy blue or purple since brown will not show through the gold.
Eyeliner goes on the lid this fall 2015
Eyeliner goes beyond tradition this fall and can double as eyeshadow. Smudge it at the corners, on the lids and even on the side. Anything goes and we love it.
Black, red and purple lips oh my!
Vampire is the look for fall when it comes to lips, where eyeshadow is summertime fun and eyeliner gets creative, lipstick goes dark with black, purple and red the colord for fall. I just picked up 2 vampy lipsticks so now I can wear them all day long!
If you tried any of these styles, send us a pic at email@example.com and we will post it on instagram.
I have been hearing about the surge in Korean Beauty product sales for a couple of months now it never had a chance to go check them out at reasonable prices as Urban Outfitters and Sephora sell some items but I wasn’t willing to shell out the 30 bucks for a face cream I have never heard of..well ladies that changed when online Korean Beauty store Peach And Lily decided to have the first ever sample sale on August 5th in Nyc!! It was sheer madness as ladies lined up for blocks and the check out took us over an hour!! But it was totally worth it as we were treated to free food and wine and the prices were amazing as most items were $5 and the more expensive beauty products were $10-20! I took advantage of the 20 for $60 and stocked up on my new favorite brand of makeup Peripera. I fell in love with the princess sparkly tubes of lipstick and lip gloss that are super pigmented and very shimmery! I also stocked up on Mizon beauty products.
I have been using king to the Kong no 1 Kings Berry aqua drink toner, no 1 kings berry aqua step up cream, acne anti blemish foam cleanser and pore clearing volcanic mask for 10 days now and my oily acne prone skin never looked better!! I love that Korean Beauty products work on all skin types and ethnicities! There is a regimen for everyone and at www.peachandlily.com they even have certified cosmotologists that can help pick out your products!!
Complete madness at Peach and Lily Sample sale
Buyers got to research the products and dig through their bounty before checking out!
Some ladies were there for hours hence the yawning lol!
My daily routine except I use the mask twice a week
These are the prettiest lipstick and glosses ever!!
We all marveled at what 3d printing did for the jewelry industry and now it has entered the world of makeup. Hello Mink, a company that pioneered the revolutionary printer will launch this September but were on hand for demonstrations at Urban Outtfitters’ future of makeup event. The idea is simple, print any color you want from an online image (solid color, no prints), mix it with a cosmetic additive and then add it to any container.
At the event, cheek stains were made by adding aloe vera gel to the wax paper that was fed through the printer. Cool right?
The printer is 275 dollars and is available for preorder at hellomink.com.
At the Alternacare event this past week, I asked what the lastest trends in hair was and he said simply “short. Celebrities are going really short these days and trends are mostly about color”. As a person with short hair, I rejoiced but if you are not getting a pixie what styles can you incorporate this spring?
The back knot is easy to incorporate and streaks of colors are optional. Hair chalk can be used if you want to completely create this look. For a more exact bun, there are bun forms that can be used. Simply twist your hair, fold in half and twist. Gray accents here can be replaced by the new fall color pastel blue or the spring color pink.
Bangs are longer for Spring and can go swept to the side for a change. The easy way to create this look is to go to stylist for a simple bang and blowdry. Frizz adds body to hair and is more acceptable this spring. For a more updated bang look, go for a beach hair look by scrouching you locks with salted water and let dry.
Spring color report
Spring color themes are varied but we were surprised to see ombre come back this spring. A new twist on the trend is using pastel color at the end instead of blonde colors. Pink is posed to be the color for Spring and my sister blogger is wearing it right now. Red is always my summer go to color (I wear black in the fall).
The end of the year is near so we are cooking up some new years resolutions so we can all be fashionable. Since fashion isn’t just about clothes, our fashion resolution spans beauty, clothes and accessories. Let start with some beauty resolutions.
1. Pop of color – lipstick
Red is not the only lip color in style anymore. Mix it up with darker hues for fair skin (like ox blood or plum), bright hues for dark skin (orange and fuschia) and for those in between try neutral colors, red and pinks.
2. The 90’s were back…
Blush is back to being paired with a clean complexion. It is best to use with netural hues again. Also try blush close to your skin tone for a more natural contour,
3. Try the side swept midi bang
I have been rocking the midi bang for years and now it is finally in vogue.
4. Try eyeliner in loo of eyeshadow
With the wing tip look in trend all last year, eyeliner is having a moment. The new trend of floating eyeliner means you can experiment with color.
5. Go nude – wear just foundation
A flawless look can be achieved without the excess of eyeshadow, lipstick or blush. Go without the extras during the day and add on at night.
It’s that time again to shed fashion for novelty, Halloween. However, the fashionista in me is screaming, “add some trendy element to your costume” and “be more innovative then a sexy (insert character here)”. Of course, our wallets are tight in what seems to be no longer a recession but a way of life for Americans, we need to live more affordable which means expensive costumes are just out of the question. So this month we are going to post Halloween related blogs every Wednesday starting with makeup, then clothes, then hair and finally nails to compete your look based on three iconic characters, Cleopatra, The bride of Frankenstein, and Tink-a-belle (or a fairy in general).
Egypt invented eyeliner and mascara so using this trend to create a perfect Cleopatra is ideal. It was difficult to find a tutorial on recreating the look that graced the runway of Rag & Bone so we are creating a tutorial here:
Apply foundation to the lids.
Here is the tricky part, make sure to follow the arch of your eyes (not your eyebrow) and avoid the crease of your eye.
Stick to black for this look but you can use any color (or stick to season colors of blue, and green) in everyday use.
It is clear that eyeliner is the star of this season and also the perfect way to create a fairy eye. I actually found a video tutorial for this look:
Pair this look with the neutral skin fall trend and add a creme shimmer for a dewy effect.
A smoky eye is usually the way most people reproduce a bride of Frankenstein look but we wanted something more trendy (and less overplayed). Plus, the under-eye shadow can add a hollow look that smoky eye can’t do (and if you tried, it would look like Raccoon eyes). Adding red eyeshadow instead of brown may create a more dramatic effect. The video tutorial adds red lips which is a no-no this season but we are going for costume and it will make the bride more sexy.