Everything seems to have a designer and hence a trend today. Makeup is no exception with designer choices running off the runway and into stores so what makeup trend is right for your style? My twin sister (rock/punk girl extreme) and I (incurable romantic) weigh in.

Hey rockers embrace those various colored smoky eyes and deep colored lip trends. The mystery and the seductress vibe is right up your alley but don’t mix the two trends. Use multicolored smoky eye hues with nude or light lips.

smoky eye

Get the look: http://www.smashbox.com/get-the-look/Multicolored-Smoky-Eye

For our casual and classic ladies, the nude makeup trend is great because it calls for neutral tones and the natural look you love. Neutral eyeshadow shade, mascara to make your eyes pop, a bit of blush applied to the apples of your cheekbones for more vivid look and nude lip-gloss or lipstick color to complete the look.

nude makeup

For glam goddess embrace the gold hues and orange eye makeup. It really jumps out makes you get noticed. It’s bright and bold and if you happen be a darker skin tone go with a bronze or gold version.

orange eye makeup

For the romantics, thick eyebrows and the double eyeliner are the best trends. The thick eyebrows are also great for vintage as well as the orange smoky eye. Vintage beauties can pair the two looks for a 70’s feel. For romantics, stick with the double eyeliner and thick brows.

winged eye liner

It was another early morning day at work so to cut the boredom i decided to wear my fabulous owl earrings (owl heads with crystal eyes and feathers and chain). There are quite long which prompted a co-worker to state how good they look and the remind him of show in which a Miami salon was showcasing feather extensions.

Feather extensions for the hair? Can it be true that the feather trend has finally reached the locks? So I googled it when I got home and walla – they are real!! I must get this trend!! It will go great with all the feather jewelry i have been making (shameless plug).

The beauty of the trend is that it features feathers that can be treated like hair! You can wash, curl or blow try them and it comes in fantastic colors. The most popular type is the pheasant print but you can get this trend in any variety.

feather hair extensions

I have seen several sites offer the feathers and the clips need to attach it to your hair. Etsy.com sellers are already getting into selling the supplies to add the feathers to your hair as well as the feathers. More specialized site like plumeyourhair.com sell the product to salons and stylists only.

Here is a how to video to show how to add these great feathers, if you happen to be to afraid to try this at home check out a salon but i warn you that they will charge an inflated price of 12 dollars a feather or more depending on your location.

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Where to buy:

http://www.donnabellahairextensions.com/

http://www.finefeatherheads.com/

http://www.conditionculture.com/

I am not one to paint my nails as a designer and typist but these trends are really tempting. These nail trends come straight off the runway with a new twist on the french manicure (there seems to be one every year) and bold looks that has us all drooling.

Moon manicures

These two tone prints have a semi-moon at the base of the finger and a gorgeous tip. The base color is always a neutral – brown, white or clear. This very 1940’s piece can do with a french style but not always since the main feature is the moon at the base of the finger.

With and Without french…still a classic look

Get this look at home: Paint the base color in white or brown. The use a brush (thin mohair bristle or the brush of your chosen black nail polish) to paint a moon shape on the base of the nail in a arc.

Rihanna rocked this style in her “Rude Boy” video. For a video tutorial see below and have some fun!!

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As everyone has already reported on the Spring trends (that seem to be in for the past 3 years: bright colors, some trend picked out of the 80’s and mixed prints), we decided to focus on those all important feature: our hair! Sorry short tresses are not in vogue this time ( I cry everyday looking in the mirror at my shoulder length hair).  Volume is back and just like nude as the neutral sojourned  from the 70’s so did this hapless hairstyles- Is someone actually wearing a Beehive?

1. Volume

Think coif and a whole lot of hair spray! This hairstyle is more sculptural than the one’s in the past since it combines folding, pinning, and density. No teasing here! The idea is to pull most of your hair on top of your hair and pin!

The Beehive? Really?

If you actually want to go all the way back to the 1960’s, try the coif. Here is Elle Canada’s tips to getting the coif:

Get the look: Dig out your hot roller or Velcro rollers. You’ll need large rollers as the rollers are used to add volume, not to create curl. Work in some volumizing mousse focusing the product at the crown and working and remaining product down the hair shaft. With hair moist from mousse, add rollers working from the front to back. Then heat each roller using your blow dryer on its highest heat mode to help set the rollers. Let cool, pull out rollers and brush back hair. Backcomb your hair, using a working hairspray as you tease, to create volume at the crown and then brush hair back with a paddle brush to smooth out the style. Finish with an extra-strong hold hairspray.

2. Curls Curls Curls and more curls

If I tried to curl my hair it would probably be a frizzy mess! Great thing that is exactly the way its suppose to look. Yep, messy, natural and curly (abate very faint).

Faint curls

Get the Look:

1. Prep damp hair with any anti-frizz or smoothing cream for sleek smoothness and to prevent frizz. Use a fine-tooth comb to create a strong part of the left side of the head.

2. Scrunch a Styling Foam into damp hair and massage into roots for volume and shine. Blow hair dry with a large ceramic round brush, curling ends under.

3. Pin top section of hair up with a large clip so sides are free for curling. Use a large-barrel curling iron on one-inch sections of hair at a time, working from the bottom up. Use a 1/4 inch barrel for short hair.

4. Remove pin from top section and curl as done on the sides.

5. Sprinkle a glossing spray from roots to ends and rake hands through hair to create texture and loose roughness to waves.

6. Finish with a mist of l Hair Spray for light hold and pull ends forward to rest on shoulders or neck.

Enjoy your new hair styles! If you try these looks, please post your comments below and if you have pictures we will post it on our next post!

Everything has its own trend these day. When we think of trendy, we think clothes, shoes and accessories but what about hair? Yes, hair too can be trendy and we saw various styles hitting the runway this fall. This fall its all about faking short hair and having it too!! So fake a bob or a multicolored bun !

A slick twist, and a knot have us swooning over this simple hairstyle. Plus its low maintenance so all you need is a small twist band, a light condition and some upper body strength (wow, that was a workout).

It may look like a bob but its not!! This optical illusion allows those lucky enough to have serious locks to look like the majority. To create the sleek bob seen at Behnaz Sarafpour, first mist hairspray over your strands and divide into top and bottom. Tease and back-comb the hair at the nape of your neck. Next, create a base by twisting hair into a low ponytail, wrapping under, and pinning in place. Let down the top portion and flatiron, then curl under and attach to the base. Alot of work but worth it, for a trouble free hairdo!!

Of course, I won’t forget about us short hair gals ( I am a card carrying member;). We have some options to change our look as well. A simple deep side part can do wonders for your face or a slick back look like the one below.

Of course, if you want a serious change;  go for choppy layers! It frames the face, highlights bone structure and gives you an edgy appeal.

Whatever you choose, there is a style for everyone and now if you can’t afford this fall’s wardrobe (although we have some great alternatives); you can still be on trend.