Fall Beauty Trends Courtesy of NYFW

As a Southern California native, I love the sun, but the East Coast taught me to love seasons.  A new season can change your mood and give you an opportunity to reinvent your style, all at once. So while I’m enjoying the beautiful weather in the Bay Area right now, I’m eagerly awaiting fall. Luckily for me, last week was New York Fashion Week, which means lots of material for my mental inspiration board. Here are a few of my favorite looks:

anna suiThe makeup at Anna Sui was quintessentially fall – soft, smoky eyes and a bold, matte lip. I love the green eyeshadow makeup artist Pat McGrath chose for this look.  It adds an element of surprise to an otherwise classic look.

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Lips like Butter

This California weather is no joke, and neither is this drought. My lips are definitely feeling the ramifications and so is my grass. However, until the rain comes for the greenery, chap stick is here for our lips. Here are a few of my favorite lip balms as of now.

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Rosebud’s Minted Rose Lip Balm- Some of the reasons I love this lip balm is because it has an antique look to it. The smell is great and you can always reuse the metal pot. I got mine at my local Sephora store for $7.

Korres Lip Butter- As you can see, these are obviously my favorite. They are as smooth as butter. Each smell is intoxicating and they all have a different tint to them. I love using these on those days I don’t feel like putting lipstick on. My favorite of all is the Mango one. I got these from Sephora as well for $12.

Maybelline Baby Lips® Dr. Rescue Medicated Lip Balm- I like wearing this one when I’m wearing little to no makeup. It has a minty smell to it and feels good when my lips are dry. I do have to reapply it more than the other ones, but I still like it. I got this one at my local Target for $2.99.

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DIY: 1D Style

 

Liam Payne

Liam Payne

So if you don’t know by now, I am a crazy One Direction fan, and I was lucky enough to attend their concert at the Rose Bowl on Friday night!! It was amazing!!!! In preparation for the show my cousin and I wanted to make our own shirts, which sounded easy and fun when we started. I am going to share with you an easy and simple way of making your own affordable and custom shirts. Let’s get started.

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Because bravery is beautiful

Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 3.05.36 PMLately, the news has been flooded with stories about violence against women. From domestic violence incidents to “honor killings,” it is evident that the struggle for women’s rights is not over. With each new story, my heart breaks a little more. Like Pac said, it’s “time to heal our women, be real to our women.” Which is why I was so thankful to find a story about women reclaiming their lives, refusing to allow their attackers to force them into hiding. Photographer Rahul Saharan of India recently shot a series of fashion portraits of women who had been disfigured from acid attacks. In India, acid attack victims are often shunned by their communities and forced into hiding. These women are breaking the mold. One of the models, Rupa, was attacked by her own stepmother, and refused to look at herself in the mirror for three years. She recently found the courage to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer, and even designed the garments worn in the groundbreaking photo shoot. This story is a great reminder of the power we have within us, and the importance of not ignoring injustice, but looking it dead in the eye. Ladies, your bravery is beyond beautiful.

For more information, visit StopAcidAttacks.org or cnn.com.

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Chevron Nail Tutorial

Hey guys, here’s a quick Chevron nail tutorial. Hope you enjoy it!

Products Used:

Kiss Fake Nails pkg of 100- Walgreens $8.00

Kiss Design Perfection Nail Stickers – Walgreens $3.00

Sinful Nails Black on Black Nail Polish- Walgreens/Walmart/Target – $2.00

Essie No Chip Top Coat – Target/Walgreens- $9.00

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