5 Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

Thanks to celebrity makeup artist, Pat McGrath, glitter lips are starting to appear everywhere on the red carpet! Luckily this look is easy to do. All you need is a coat of your favorite lip color, a layer of clear lip gloss over the color, and then apply some glitter with your finger by patting it down on your lips. The only difficulty of having this look is that you’ll have to hold off on the eating and only drink through a straw to make the look last. Would you try the glitter lips for a night out?

 

Transformation Tuesday…

Staying in for the night? Why not have a spa night and take care of your dry winter skin! If you suffer from flaky and tight skin during the cold winter months even after using moisturizer on the daily, then try the Instant Magic Facial dry sheet mask from Charlotte Tilbury! Unlike most moisturizing masks, it isn’t drowned in serum. Instead, it requires you to apply the dry mask and massage it on the skin so that the plant stem cells, peptides, and vitamin B3 are unleashed through heat activation. After ten minutes, your skin should have a newfound glow!

Wear-It Wednesday…

If you haven’t seen this trend already, then you are about to see it everywhere because all lace tops are a hot spring item! Lace tops are a perfect mix of chic and sultry and go perfectly with a bralette underneath! Chrissy Teigen wore her teal lace top with a matching teal bralette underneath and paired with with loose fitted black trousers and pointed black heels to create a polished finish. Julianne Hough was seen in a more casual look by pairing her short sleeved black lace top with a black bandeau and black skinny jeans and black laced up heels. Kate hudson went for a more carefree and fun look in a cream lace top with a cream bralette and a pink and navy blue polka-dotted maxi skirt. How would you sport the lace top?

 

Throwback Thursday…

The classic gingham print of the 1960’s is coming back this spring in a lively way. Though the playful gingham print never truly goes away, there’s seems to be an abundance this year. Style icon Alexa Chung wore her gingham trousers with a quirky printed blouse, laced up pointed heels, and a small leather box purse for a chic and vintage look. Amal Clooney wore her tailored gingham top with a black pencil skirt and black heels for an office appropriate look. How would you wear the gingham print?

 

Fun Friday…

It’s official, the wildly popular LA hair colorist Guy Tang (the guy behind almost every hair color trend) has launched a line of professional hair color called #Mydentity! This is great news considering that he hasn’t added a new client for three years! Now anyone can try out his pre-mixed formulas for popular hair color trends like silver, rose gold, and smoky lavender. What’s even better is that his products create hair color that promotes brilliant, long lasting, and healthy hair! And if you feel any doubt about re-creating his famous colors, Guy Tang offers tips and tutorials on his well-known Youtube page for all to see!

 

5 Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

For anyone who’s trying to step up their brow game has to try Glossier’s eyebrow tint, the Boy Brow! It’s essentially a small tapered wand that looks similar to a mascara brush and it helps to perfectly shape brow arches and apply a slight tint of color and hold. While the popular product keeps racking up it’s waiting list, Glossier also just released a clear gel to the Boy Brow family for those who want defined brows without the added color. We wouldn’t be surprised if these sold out quickly too, so snag yours for just $16!

 

Transformation Tuesday…

If you’re struggling to find a birthday gift for the beauty guru in your life, why not give the “Happy Bathday” set from Lush! It includes three bubble bars called “Brightside”, “Pink Flamingo,” and “Pop In The Bath,” as well as three bath bombs called, “Butterball,” “Fizzbanger,” and “Dragon’s Egg.” These six popular Lush products are only $49.95 as a set and not to mention they are made from fresh and natural ingredients and 100% vegan! Your friend will surely thank you. And so will the animals since it is not tested on animals either!

 

Wear-It Wednesday…

One of the major downfalls of fast fashion is the harmful effects that it has on our environment since clothes contribute a lot of waste and are simply unsustainable. However, the mega fast fashion brand H&M is trying to change that. With their Conscious Exclusive collection, the brand aims to bring fashion to eco-minded consumers. Their latest item is a floor-length pleated pale pink gown with soft asymmetrical ruffles that is made out of recycled plastic! Who knew that being earth-friendly could be so chic?

 

Throwback Thursday…

2016 was all about the 90’s, but 2017 might be bringing back the early 2000’s. This year celebrities are slowly bringing back the velour tracksuit of our Juicy Couture days, but with a 2017 update! Kim Kardashian, who was often seen in a velour tracksuit during her early days of fame, was spotted wearing a blue tracksuit recently that had a cropped   jacket with loose sleeves and high waisted bottoms. Her step sister Kendall Jenner followed suit in a bronze velvet set that had a very cropped turtleneck top and slouchy pants, which she paired with a denim jacket and of course a pair of Yeezy’s. Rihanna also sported the trend in a pink velour tracksuit that is the most reminiscent of the early 2000’s that we have seen to date. The biggest update to the velour tracksuit is definitely the loose fit of the jacket and the slouchiness of the pants, unlike the super tight fit of the early 2000’s. Would you sport the velour tracksuit again?

 

Fun Friday…

Want a new bold beauty look to show off on your Instagram feed? Try the mermaid lips as suggested by Refinery 29! All it requires is a coat of black liquid lipstick on your lips and then apply a fish stocking against your bottom lip (unless you have a stencil handy) and dust on a shimmery shadow over it. Once you have the scales on the bottom, apply glitter to the top lip and apply rhinestones with eyelash glue. And there you have it, a fun and mesmerizing look for your followers to feast on!

 

A Beauty Guru Birthday

If you’re struggling to find a birthday gift for the beauty guru in your life, why not give the “Happy Bathday” set from Lush! It includes three bubble bars called “Brightside”, “Pink Flamingo,” and “Pop In The Bath,” as well as three bath bombs called, “Butterball,” “Fizzbanger,” and “Dragon’s Egg.” These six popular Lush products are only $49.95 as a set and not to mention they are made from fresh and natural ingredients and 100% vegan! Your friend will surely thank you. And so will the animals since it is not tested on animals either!

Happy Birthday to our Lives of Style Host and Co-Executive Producer — a fashion and beauty guru if there ever was one, Elisabeth Laurence!!

5 Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

The ever popular affordable makeup brand, Colourpop, is ready to launch it’s next collab! The brand is known for collaborating with beauty gurus that have taken over social media by storm and their next debut is 20 year-old model, Alexis Ren. If you haven’t heard of the social media star, you will soon as she is about to make 2017 her biggest year yet. Her Instagram account already has 7 million followers and her Colourpop line will feature a $15 bronzer/highlighter duo and several $6 lip shades that all encompass Alexis’ infamous sun-kissed Cali girl vibe! An official launch date hasn’t been released yet, but we can’t wait to find out more!

 

Transformation Tuesday…

Looking for an all natural way to clear away your acne? Well the Chinese facial, gua sha, is having a major moment right now and it has shown to be very effective! This facial method uses therapeutic oils and a flat piece of rose quartz or jade to lightly scrape along the skin to help fix breakouts, dryness, and aging. The idea behind gua sha is that it would move the lymphatic fluids and loosen the stiffness in the muscles so that the skin can function better. The result is higher blood circulation, which gives clients a healthy glow, natural hydration, and helps the skin fight buildup that leads to acne. Are you willing to try the gua sha facial?

 

Wear-It Wednesday…

The choker trend is still alive and well, except now there are more ways to wear it. Not only do they appear in the form of necklaces, but now they can be worn in the form of sweaters, dresses, and even scarves. Selena Gomez was spotted in a white choker dress that had a plunging V-neckline, long sleeves, and a short skater-style skirt. If you’re looking for a choker sweater, many fashion retailers such as Forever 21 or Topshop can be your go-to. Choker scarves, also known as high-neck scarves, can be found at COS. Long live the chokers!

 

Throwback Thursday…

As we look forward to the spring, it’s time to break out the mini denim skirt of our 90’s past, because they are on trend once again! Though we might have paired it with a brand logo tee back in the day, it’s time to give the denim skirt a 2017 update. Bella Hadid gave off a throwback vibe with a modern touch in a simple black camisole, light wash denim skirt with a distressed hem, and black leather combat boots. Rihanna stunned in a white pin striped button up shirt, medium wash denim skirt and royal blue mid calf pointed heels for a funky look. How would you wear the mini denim skirt in 2017?

 

Fun Friday…

Colored hair isn’t going anywhere in 2017 and the next new hair color trend is denim hair! Gray hair was huge in 2016, but now it’s all about venturing on to other dusty colors in the gray hair family. Denim hair essentially looks like a dusty metallic blue that eventually fades into gray, which is perfect for those who want a bold and low maintenance look. And not to mention, it looks beautiful on anyone with any skin tone! Ready for your next bold hair color?

 

Canale the Creator — a Maestro Haircolorist Shows How it’s Done in 2017

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“New Year– New You” has become trite in 2017.

We want the new new–and the breakthrough color techniques that celebrities on red-carpets represent.

And we want them NOW!

Colorist Michael Canale–known for keeping Jennifer Aniston’s “most-coveted” color front-and-center through decades–it the man to watch.

Canale’s techniques have always been based on creating color that looks natural, sun-kissed–and which enhances a woman’s iconic beauty. This is due to his incorporation of natural color, paper-thin highlights and glosses that create shine and provide hue enhancement.

It’s real–only better.

His new “Canale Shadow Technique,” which he uses on many clients, including famous model Carolyn Murphy, is achieved by hand painting the hairline to remove darkness from those baby hairs that the foils can’t pick up (it is only for professionals and the top of their field at that because it can damage your hair if not applied correctly). The shadows disappear and Canale uses a bleach wash over the hairline for an extra pop and to blend in all of the other highlights so there are no dark spots. It creates natural baby blonde baby hairs for a perfect hairline.

And perfect hair color is what Canale is after each and every time.

C’est magnifique!

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  

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5 Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

In the world of highlighters, you can never go wrong. But prepare yourselves for the biggest upgrade, liquid highlighters! Cover FX is known for their innovative liquid beauty products and now their highlighting Custom Enhancer Drops are getting three news shades! The first shade is Rose Gold, which is perfect for a warm golden glow. The second new shade is Blossom, which looks like a pearly pink. And the third shade is Halo, which looks like an iridescent lilac. The only bad news is that these three amazingly beautiful shades won’t be available until March, but we’ll be counting down the days!

 

Transformation Tuesday…

Need a cure for those cracked and chapped winter lips? Well Milani’s Keep It Sweet Sugar Lip Scrub has the answer. Though it’s fairly easy to DIY a lip scrub with basic ingredients like sugar and honey, this product might be worth buying, especially since it’s only $10! This vanilla tasting lip scrub is able to effectively exfoliate dead skin cells while also nourishing the lips for a soft and healthy look. And best of all, it can be found at almost any drugstore and the container is big enough to last you for months! How do you take charge of your winter lips?

 

Wear-It Wednesday…

During the gloomy and cold months, it’s nice to wear something cheerful like floral embroidered denim. Ever since it debuted on the runways by designers like Alexander McQueen, floral embroidery has appeared everywhere in the form of denim pants, denim jackets, or even shoes! Need ideas on how to wear it? Amal Clooney paired her bell bottom embroidered jeans with a vintage mustard striped top for a throwback 70’s vibe. Kanye West debuted a shearling lined floral embroidered jacket by Gucci over his usual athlesiure look. How would you wear floral embroidered denim?

 

Throwback Thursday…

The ongoing bodysuit trend from the late 80’s is still going strong since the summer! What makes this trend last throughout the different seasons is its versatility. A bodysuit essentially looks like a tucked in shirt that you don’t have to worry about fixing, and it comes in many different styles and sleeve lengths. Now that it’s winter, it’s very popular to layer the bodysuit with an on-trend jacket. Bella Hadid was spotted in a black sheer bodysuit with lace detailing and paired it with black denim pants and a black duster coat.  Rihanna wore a pale pink bodysuit with an oversized white faux fur jacket and white ankle strapped heels for a daring photo shoot look while in Germany. How would you update the bodysuit look for the winter?

 

Fun Friday…

Eunkyung Park is a nail artist who is known for her beautifully unique nail designs, but her latest creation, wire nail art, is truly something else! To create the look, Park uses a thin gold wire and bends it into an intricate design on the bare nail. She says her inspiration came from neon signs since the wire has to be bent to create each letter of the words using a single wire. Park’s only warning for anyone who would like to recreate her wire designs is to make sure that the end of the wire isn’t sharp so that it doesn’t get caught on clothes and other things. We must say, this could be the future of nail art!

 

New Haute Hair Color Technique for 2017

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Ombre is out and natural sun-kissed color is in for 2017.

Michael Canale, celebrity hair colorist and creator of Jennifer Aniston’s beautiful blonde haircolor, recently re-worked Denise Richards color tones and created a perfect beach blonde hue that shines as if she has just returned from a Hawaiian vacation.

Canale moved her color from ombre–with dark roots and spotted highlights, to old school Canale — a natural blend of highlights with a pop in the front. It is seemless highlighting with a new peakaboo high-beam technique –under certain lighting conditions the color looks intensified and the highlights pop.

The technique brings freedom to Richards because there is more longevity to her color–due to the fact that the highlights are connected to her natural color–which ensures that her hair will look fabulous and won’t need a touch up for an easy eight weeks.

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Richards is back in front of the camera in her new series, “A Girl is A Gun,” which will be streaming on Blackpills and Canale has ensured that she will shine in front of the camera.

To find out more about Michael Canale click here.  

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Chanel Spring 2017 Couture Show

Karl Lagerfeld does it again! As the master of fashion innovation, Lagerfeld has managed to reinvent fashion as Chanel’s creative director year after year. Soon it will be 34 years since he first joined Chanel – in 1983 – and we are grateful for his contribution to fashion. And Karl Lagerfeld’s creativity hasn’t slowed down. For the Chanel Spring 2017 Couture Show this year, Karl Lagerfeld chose an incredibly shiny mirrored runway as a play on rare self-reflection, and narcissism in the industry. The show was also a tribute to Coco Chanel who once had a mirrored stairway in her studio. Compared to past years, the show went back to basics and contained an original Chanel look that we haven’t seen in a long time. There was an emphasis on the tailoring of the Chanel suit and the evening gowns included feathers and glittery fitted silhouettes. As expected by Lagerfeld’s interest in Instagram girls, some of the most recognized models included Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Lily-Rose Depp, who is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp. Lily-Rose Depp was perhaps the most remembered model as she had the honor of closing the show in a voluminous ruffled soft pink bridal gown with Karl Lagerfeld on her arm as they walked down the runway together. Some of the attendees of the grand show included actress Laura Smet, Chinese model Lui Wen, actress Ellie Bamber, actress Anna Mouglalis, and Alma Jodorowsky the granddaughter of the infamous director Alejandro Jorowsky.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos

5 Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

Gigi Hadid

Makeup Monday…

You can never go wrong with the classic winged cat eyeliner, but 2017 is the year to break out of the same old makeup routine and to try something a little new! According to Refinery29, there’s a simple way to upgrade the cat eyeliner by leaving out a triangular section of the eyeliner right where the arch of your eyebrow is. And just like that, you have the edgier version of the cat eyeliner that hasn’t been done for ages! How would you change up your eyeliner?

 

Transformation Tuesday…

A hot new trend has emerged at some spas in Japan and a few in New York that involves a bottle of sake! The sake isn’t for drinking, but it’s used for your bath water! The Japanese skin experts have discovered that the popular rice wine has some surprising skin and health benefits. The kojic and amino acids that arise from the fermentation has the ability to brighten skin and fade dark spots and are often used as an ingredient for anti-aging products. Sake is also known to soften and moisturize the skin! Luckily this treatment is easy to do at home. Just pour two 75 milliliter bottles of sake in a tub of hot water. Another option is to buy the Rice Sake Bath at Sephora!

 

Wear-It Wednesday…

With the cold weather lately, it’s essential to have winter staples in your closet. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t stand out from the crowd. A popular winter trend amongst celebrities is a bold puffer jacket, specifically metallic puffer jackets! Recently, the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella, were both spotted in the same silver Tommy Hilfiger puffer jacket on different occasions. Bella wore her puffer over a black sports bra and a pair of black joggers for a chic athleisure look after the gym. Gigi wore her puffer with a thick white turtleneck sweater underneath it and a pair of light wash denim and light grey heel boots. Their fellow model friend, Kendall Jenner, also wore a metallic puffer but in gold. Kendall paired it with a plain gray tee, black leather pants, shiny black combat boots, and topped it off with a yellow and blue printed scarf around her neck. How would you wear the metallic puffer jacket?

 

Throwback Thursday…

Nothing screams the 90’s quite like platform shoes. A possible reason for the comeback trend could be due to Stella McCartney’s line of chunky colorblock platforms, which has become a staple amongst the fashion forward crowd. In fact, Olivia Palermo was spotted in them and paired it with an all-white suit for a polished, yet easy going look as she strolled around New York City. Emily Ratajkowski also wore the same Stella McCartney platforms but with a mini black leather skirt and a black crop top for an extra 90’s look. During Paris Fashion Week, Karlie Kloss sat in the front row with black laced up platform boots and wore it with a color block dress layered on top of a turtleneck to tie together her vintage look. How would you wear platform shoes?

 

Fun Friday…

Move over rose gold hair, cause there’s a new color trend in town and it’s blorange! That’s right, blorange. It’s a blend of blonde and orange that looks kind of like a sunset or a tropical drink and it’s sweeping the Instagram world like crazy. If you’re afraid to do this look on your entire head, try asking your stylist to do a subtle ombre first to see how you like the bold look. Once the color is faded it’ll look more like a peach pastel color, but who wouldn’t want that? Nothing like a warm hairdo for the cold winter months!

5 Weekly Fashion and Beauty Tips

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Makeup Monday…

If you’re in touch with the makeup world, then more likely than not you have heard every other beauty blogger rave about the Artis palm brush. This makeup brush, which comes in many sizes and looks a lot like a toothbrush at first, is actually meant to apply foundation or any other form of makeup as smoothly as possible on the skin without leaving a single streak! And unlike a regular makeup brush, it’s designed to be held more comfortably, which explains the toothbrush-like handle.

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Transformation Tuesday…

Korean beauty products have had a great influence on the beauty market due to their superb face masks, serums, and other products, but they aren’t always easy to obtain. That is until now. Target just included a new Korean beauty brand called Peach & Lily, which is a popular Korean beauty site founded by Alicia Yoon. The official launch is on January 22nd and best of all, most of the products are under $30! One product that we’re excited about is the Pore Cleansing Blackhead Bubble Pack! This product is made with 100% natural charcoal powder, sparkling water, and small oxygen bubbles to permeate the skin and release clogged pores, and thus leaving you with a refreshing feel.

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Wear-It Wednesday…

If the fashion at the Golden Globes is an indicator of future trends, then we’re predicting that 2017 is the year to be pretty in pink! Many stars came out on the red carpet in stunning pale pink dresses that were elegant to say the least. One of the biggest standouts was Lily Collins in a delicately embroidered Zuhair Murad Couture dress. We love the illusion neckline and the small sequins and floral pattern throughout the beautiful pink tulle dress. Felicity Jones also opted for an elegant sheer pink dress complete with a black lined ruffle neckline and a bow belt to extenuate the waist. Carrie Underwood took a risk at the Golden Globes this year in a pink Iris Serban dress that also included ruffle detailing at the top but a simple sheath silhouette for the bottom.

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Throwback Thursday…

If you lived during the Kennedy years or if you’re inspired by Jackie Kennedy’s fashion, then you might be familiar with the 60’s box purse trend. And now they are back, but this time they tend to include a little flair like a pom pom keychain or studs! If you want a more classic look, take a note from Alicia Vikander who was spotted wearing a simple black box purse from Louis Vuitton and paired with a white button up dress and white strapped heels. If you want to stay more on the funky and modern side check out Fendi’s line of box purses, which include bold colors and even feathers!

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Fun Friday…

It’s official, Katy Perry is finally giving out sneak peeks for her new shoe line coming out this spring! And just as you would expect from the eccentric singer, it is full of fun colors and dream-like designs and screams Katy Perry all over it! Luckily enough, the shoes also won’t break the bank as the collection will be priced between $59 to $299. We can’t wait to see the rest of the fun and funky shoe line!

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