Category Archives: Beauty

Messy Middle-parts

Why do we love middle parts? It’s probably because not everyone can pull them off, or so they think. A lot of people are just too afraid to try something so minor that makes such a drastic change, but that’s why I love it.

As each season goes by, more and more ladies are letting their locks flow freely and parting their hair right down the center of their heads. It completely changes your look. Middle parts can easily be formal with just a little styling, or for more casual outings you can go the easy route and wear your hair as-is.

With all the variations, the messy middle part won me over this season. It’s just so easy! Just part you hair, tousle it a little, use a beach spray, and add a few waves for texture. It  makes you look like a bohemian goddess from the seventies, and who doesn’t want that?

Lets take a look at some familiar faces rockin the middle part…

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Cara Delevingne

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Ashley Benson

dree hemingway

Dree Hemingway

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Georgia May Jagger

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Gisele

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Kate Bosworth

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

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Kate Hudson

rachel zoe

Rachel Zoe

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Sandra Bullock

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Sienna Miller

It’s an easy look, and there’s so many ways to wear it. If you’re afraid of changing it up, I highly recommend you step out of your comfort zone. A change in your part can completely change the styling of your outfit and could be that finishing touch you need.

Spring Make Up

Now that winter is winding down and spring is in sight, we need to say goodbye to our to-die-for plum lipsticks and hello to some new beauty trends.

White was not only huge in apparel this spring, but we saw it on the eyes of the models as well. White eye shadow can be a bit daunting, but a nice white eyeliner on the lower lid or along side a sleek liquid line on the upper lid can be just the right touch. Let’s see what designers showcased white-eyed beauties on their runways.

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Calvin Klein

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Kenzo

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Kate Spade

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Altuzarra RTW

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Badgley Mischka

If white eyes are too much for you, try going au natural. It’s a look that’s been around forever, literally. Try enhancing your natural features by contouring and filling in your brows. This look isn’t about hiding flaws or looking different. It’s all about highlighting  your favorite facial features (that’s some fun alliteration!).

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Jil Sander

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Michael Kors

nina ricci

Nina Ricci

dolce

Dolce & Gabbana

The red lip made its way to the runways, as it tends to do, because it’s so timeless. This isn’t the dark burgundy we were all wearing during the winter though. It’s bold, bright, and matte.

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille

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Altuzarra

If you’re even bolder than the oh-so-bold red lip, try out orange. Neon orange was a huge hit on the runway. Something so bright and eye catching can be intimidating to put on, but there’s something sweet and flirty about it.  Can you pull it off? Now’s the time to try!

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Rag & Bone

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John Galliano

With bold colors being huge in fashion, of course eyes need to be just as bold. From standout colors to barely there pastels, not many colors are out of question.  Spring is your  perfect chance to wear that purple eye shadow you “had to have” and only wore a couple of times. What better way to liven up a neutral outfit?!

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

dior

Dior

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Armani

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Holly Fulton

Last but not least, LINE THOSE LIDS! Raccoon eyes are actually in. Why couldn’t they have been when I first discovered eyeliner in middle school and rocked this look, unintentionally, all the time? Not just a fully rimmed eye, but a thick cat eye or a strong statement making geometric shape, can make you feel like one bad ass chick. Go ahead and smear and smudge that thick black line around your eyes, but with purpose of course.

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Ellie Saab

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Haider Ackermann

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Mark and Estel

As my boyfriend always tells me every time I’m getting ready and get too into picking out my outfit, “It’s not what you wear. It’s how you wear it.”

Take a leap of faith and try something bolder than what you normally would, or if you always have a dominating look try going natural. Now is the perfect time.

“Your hair is your crowning glory”

There’s rarely a day that goes by that I don’t wake up, look in the mirror, and wonder, “Wtf am I supposed to do with my hair today?” As far as I’m concerned, most females are in the same boat.

In order to relieve myself from of  the uncertainty, I looked towards the runways to find some inspiration, and what I found didn’t disappoint.

Braids are all over the runways.  Effortless-looking, loose, messy braids can be worn with pretty much any look to give it a more bohemian feel. I’ve been obsessing over the crown braid for awhile, and I WILL master it before the seasons over.  It’s a must for spring. Half-up braided crowns are a great alternative if you like to keep your locks flowing long, but still want the elegance.

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If braids were’n’t enough for you, go ahead and throw a flower in your hair. Everyone’s doing it.

There’s so whimsical and airy about wearing flowers in your hair. Pin them to a  ponytail or turn them into a crown. Floral prints are huge this season, so why should you save the flowers just for your clothes? They’re an easy way to make your look a little softer and a little more feminine.

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If flowers and braids are too much for you, extreme side parts are an easy way to make a drastic change. Although I feel like I just mastered the middle part, serious side parts just ooze high-end, and I love changing it up a bit. Parting to the side can take a simple pony tail and make it ultra chic.

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Another effortless look for the spring is the low ponytail. Have some fun with your low ponytail though and mix and match other trends. Part you hair to the side. Decorate with flowers. Add a braid to it.  Wear that crazy metallic accessory you forgot you had. Do what you can with the current trends to keep it modern looking.

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There are infinite ways to wear all of these looks, so how do you make them your own?

*** None of these pictures are my own.***