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This is a lifestyle blog that revolves around the glamorous world of fashion, beauty and of course, hair! You’ll get insight and tips on enhancing your natural beauty inside and out, as well as, improving your overall health and wellness.
Having a bad day? Do you need a confidence boost? Having great self confidence and self-esteem is fundamental for living a positive life style. Its okay every once in awhile to have a day when you don't feel so great, but it's better to have more "happy" days than "bad" days.
Great ways to boost happiness and confidence is to participate and be active in activities you love. So take off a weekend and spend it doing what YOU want to do. The only person who can live your life is you! Everyone has flaws...so embrace them!
Make a list of your flaws and turn them into something great. If you're curvy, show off your figure and own it. Some of the things you are self conscious about are the things people love about you. Not confident about your body type? That's perfectly okay! Instead of wearing baggy, dark clothing wear something more energetic! When you dress better and feel beautiful, you shine.
Make goals for yourself instead of expectations. Don't be afraid to break out of your shell. Your body posture is everything! If you are inviting and show that your happy, you will attract positive people to you. Life is short, so don't spend it being uncomfortable.
Empowering Quotes by Empowering Women:
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must be always different."- Coco Chanel
"Being happy never goes out of style."- Lilly Pulitzer
"You get in life the courage what you have to ask for."- Oprah Winfrey
Do you want to be a pro at curling your hair? Do you want to master the sacred Kim Kardashian curls? It's not like you have a personal hair and makeup artist waiting on you hand and foot. Sometimes when you curl your hair it comes out too "perfect". As ridiculous as that sounds it's true, sometimes when I curl my hair I want unstructured, carefree curls that give off an effortless vibe. Here's a great tutorial on how to achieve Loose Wavy Curls. This tutorial is great for anyone wearing extensions or who has medium to long length hair. Get your curling tools out! Enjoy!
Haute Summer Nights You're planning to go out for sushi with some girlfriends after work on Friday. Everything is set, but the only problem is you have no idea how to style your hair and what to do with your makeup. You don't want to spend an hour getting ready, so what do you do?
It's no fun when you have a time crunch when getting ready for an evening event. Instead of spending an hour getting ready, you could only take less than twenty minutes! As impossible as it seems it is very easy to do. Here are a few tutorials to try out for an evening event that not only are quick to do, but easy to recreate! As a bonus, we've included a outfit look along with the makeup and hair tutorial! Enjoy!!
Get the 'Hair' Look: Hilary Duff by Dulcecandy87
Makeup Night Tutorial by Beautybyjj
Summer Date Night Look by ThatsHeart
July is coming to an end, but there are still a few weeks of summer left! You still have time to set by the pool relaxing with the newest issue of Glamour or go on a weekend trip to your favorite city. Here are a few fun, summer-y fashion lookbooks to watch. Whether your style is boho with an edge or very classy, these are great looks to replicate and try out this summer!
Don't worry summer isn't over yet! Even though new trends are coming out left to right, you can still wear them and transition them into the fall. This trend is so easy to replicate and you can find these hot look anywhere. Before shelling out on big bucks hit up the nearest Forever 21!
Playful patterns are being raved this season! Checkerboard wasn't just made for picnic tables! Not only is this super retro, but it's super girly. Two piece outfits add tons of class and are slimming. It gives the illusion of a flat stomach and make's your legs look super slim and toned. If you aren't daring enough for this darling look, then go subtle with a checkerboard dress or top.
@thefashionbybel on IG looking super sassy!
Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba and Kerry Washington are looking stylish and very classy!
It's summertime, ladies! We want to sip pink lemonade by the pool and paint our nails cherry red. We aspire to have carefree wavy hair and golden tans. We want to wear flowing dresses in daring patterns. We dream of wearing heart shaped sunglasses and rollerblading down the boardwalk of a stunning beach.
Doesn't that sound absolutely fabulous? Almost too good to be true. Usually when we try looking super cute during the summer we get totally oily, our hair is crazy and everything is ruined by the summer heat. Because, let's face it...this heat can totally kill the look we're going for. We can change that. We all want perfect hair and makeup, for the summer! Right? Keep scrolling and we'll give you the tips to be the summer goddess you truly are! Because, let's face it...this heat can totally kill the look we're going for.
Tips for Oily Skin in the Summer:
Oily skin in the summer is so common. Here are some tips and tricks to fix that!
1. Always use a face lotion or primer before putting on makeup!
This helps your makeup stay put and not create shine. You should use a primer on your T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin). Then you can use a BB cream made for the summertime and use a setting powder, so you won't get oily
2. Carry blotting papers! During the middle of your hot, summer day you can use blotting papers to get rid of excess oil and it won't slide off your makeup! Get them at any drug store for less than five dollars!
3. Use oil-free makeup! This decreases the shine on your face and you won't have to worry about getting a oily slick on your face during a special event.
Makeup for Oily Skin in the Summer:
Tips for Hair in the Summer:
These are tips for all hair types during the summertime.
Do you have thick hair that tends to get frizzy and totally out of control due to the humidity? Or do you have long hair that's becoming totally limp and flat? Maybe your hair is becoming damaged due to constant hair styles using heat and harsh styling products?
The summer heat can turn your glossy Kardashian curls into dry, frizzy, boring mop of hair. Yuck! The main thing all hair types need in the summer is lots of deep conditioning and hair masques to create volume and healthy tresses. You should use products to repair your hair, use argon or Moroccan oil, use less heat and use light weight products or serums to get lush hair.
WebMD- How to Make Makeup Last on Oily Skin
Emerald green is the color of the year! It's a hot color for this summer season. Even though it may seem outrageous to wear a bright emerald eye shadow, here is a subtle way to wear the very outgoing color:
If you aren't daring enough to incorporate the dazzling color to your makeup, here's a video on how to style it in your wardrobe. Emerald green is such a versatile color and can be worn during all seasons. So whether you are going to a formal dinner or shopping out with your girlfriends, these are some great looks and tips:
Having a style rut? Do you have absolutely no idea what to wear? These are a few great videos that are extremely helpful for those days or even weeks you don't have a clue on what to wear. So open your cluttered closet and get great fashion and organizational tips with these vids:
Want more fashion and style related info? Check out our gone-with-the-wind-fabulous links:
Interested in more beauty, fashion or hair tutorials or videos? Check out these notable beauty gurus on Youtube:
Carlibel55- She is a style icon! She has many ah-mazing makeup tutorials and a variety of fun hair tutorials. She has fun hair tutorials such as: Sleek Hair Bun in under 5 minutes and Big Voluminous Curly Hair!
Krazyrayray- Even at fifteen she has tons of insight on beauty and fashion. Her hair tutorials are lifesavers and definitely creative and easy to replicate. A few helpful hair tutorials are: Straight Hair with no Heat and Classic Messy Bun with a Boho Twist.
Igaby04- Not only is she makeup savvy, but she's hilarious! Her videos are electrifying and her makeup tutorials are captivating. She has makeup tutorials such as: Coral Ambition and Let's End the Summer tutorials. She also has many fashion lookbooks and DIY vids.
HelloKatyxo- She is famous for her naturally thick eyebrows. Her style is preppy and boho. Her videos are ah-mazing and she has a variety of videos such as: Summer Fashion Lookbooks, makeup tutorials, hair tutorials and DIY projects.
This video is helpful for anyone with natural hair or transitioning to natural hair. For more hair care related videos pertaining to natural hair, check out: Igaby04 on Youtube for make up, beauty, fashion and hair tutorials.
This video is great for anyone with naturally straight or wavy hair or relaxed hair. This is an effective way of not using heat on your hair. These styles are easy to replicate and are feminine yet effortless.
> Remove make up or any facial products off of face every night
> Don't use a washcloth to cleanse face, it can cause irritation and transfer the oils and dirt on your face thoroughly. Instead distribute your face wash or product onto the palms of your hands, and massage your face!
> Use lukewarm water instead of hot water, because hot water dries your face and strips the natural oils
> When moisturizing your face gently massage the moisturizer, to refrain from producing wrinkles in the near future
> Drink at least eight cups of water a day to keep a healthy, hydrated glow
> When snacking try eating almonds, cucumbers, spinach and nuts to maintain a healthy glow and to benefit your face and prevent getting acne.
> Almonds have a good source of omega-3s and vitamin E
> Moisturize face in the morning and in the evening to maintain healthy, natural oils
> To protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun wear sunscreen daily
Crowns are definitely becoming the hottest accessory this summer! Not only are
they super easy to make, but they’re super girly. You can make them in the
comfort of your home or go your mall. Also, flower crowns easy to style,
but there are hundreds of styles out there! Whether you want a daisy flower
crown or an array of roses, here are simple steps for this DIY.
Faux or real flowers
Craft scissors (optional)
Hot glue gun
1.)Lay a preferably black elastic headband on a
2.)Plan out the arrangement of the flowers on the
3.)Use a hot glue gun to permanently secure the
flowers on the elastic headband
4.)Let the flowers dry on the elastic headband for
at least ten minutes (recommended)
It's finally summertime! Here's a playlist of the hottest songs filtering the radio waves. So whether you're working out or sitting by the pool reading the newest issue of Vogue, here are some hot tunes to sing along to.
1.) Treasure- Bruno Mars
2.) Get Lucky- Daft Punk ft Pharrel Williams
3.) The Way- Ariana Grande ft Mac Miller
4.) I Love It- Icona Pop ft Charli XCX
5.) This Is What Makes Us Girls- Lana Del Rey
6.) Just Desserts- Mariana and the Diamonds ft Charli XCX
7.) Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke ft T.I. + Pharrel Williams
The Wet Look hair trend has been popping in and off the
runway and has become a major hair trend for the summer. This hairstyle is
quick to do and simple to maintain. If you’re ever out in a hurry this
hairstyle will definitely save you some time. Work this look in these fast
1.)Use a blow dryer on the lowest heat setting to
dry your wet hair. Scrunch your hair as your dry it. (Make sure your hair isn’t
ALL the way dry, but make sure it is damp.)
2.)To reduce frizz apply a small amount of mousse
to your damp hair. (optional)
3.)Use a palm-size amount of gel and apply it to
your roots. (Don’t apply the gel further than past your ears.)
4.)Evenly distribute the gel with a comb, dragging
it behind your ears.
Now you’ve completed the Wet Look. This simple yet trendy
hairstyle is fun to wear at the beach or when running errands in the summer!