The Beauty World is Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are usually fun for everybody. The actual holidays don’t need to be someone’s favorite part of this season. The festive time of the year that is just around the corner means sales in stores, holiday inspired beauty, and cute, warm, and comfy fashion. Even though it’s merely November, brands are already advertising holiday gift sets and collections.

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The brand “philosophy” makes skincare, bath & body, and fragrance products. Philosophy has already put out their limited-edition holiday collection. Their collection includes products with names like “snow angel”, “peppermint stick”, and my personal favorite, “holiday pajamas”.

This is going on in many places. On beauty websites such as Ulta or Sephora, the first thing you see advertised is the holidays. It is very clear that the beauty world is excited for this holiday season, and I couldn’t agree more!

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Meet you on the Tracks

There was once a time when tracksuits were the persevere of middle-aged football coaches. Well bad news for them, they aren’t re only ones wearing them today. Tracksuits can be found on many runway shows such as Gucci and Chloe! They aren’t styled in sweat and a whistle, but many people do style them with heels or hooped earrings. But are we even surprised tracksuits are a huge trend? Sportswear have taken over the fashion industry and have been turned into a casual everyday style. They can also even be turned into a high fashion style! So catch me wearing a tracksuit, but not on the track.

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lions, tigers, & NAILS Oh my!!

Nail art reaches new heights in fashion and pop-culture. The meaning of manicure has been transformed until recently, painted nails were a symbol of elegance. The timeless original of the French tip have exceeded a whole new level. By embarrassing the unique floral patterns and cartoon characters, glittery mosaics, 3-D motifs emblazoned with lace, gems, charms, foils, even magnets. The shapes of nails are even changing, from traditional round and square to diagonal and borderline-threatening almonds and pointy stilettos. new colours like steel grey, neon tangerine and moss
green have turned the rules upside down. The new generation of women are using there nails to express their individuality, and their creativity. celebrities like Rihanna, Cardi B, and katy Perry are just some of the celebrities who nails are extravagant.

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

The Met Gala (the Costume Institute Gala) is an annual event that occurs in end of April/beginning of May and is hosted by the one and only, Anna Wintour. It is a fundraising gala used to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City and is held at the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Although it is months away, just last week the theme and co-hosts were announced. The three talented and glamorous women, Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Donatella Versace will be co-hosting and its bold theme for the exhibit is Catholicism. The official title is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and the real question is: what are they going to wear? The museum’s curator, Andrew Bolton knows it’ll be a sensitive theme, telling the Times, “We know it could be controversial for right wing or conservative Catholics and for liberal Catholics,”.

Catholicism has always inspired designers (especially Italians), whether it was mosaics, depicting iconography onto clothing, or cathedral themed sets. Shown in many past summer/spring shows for Dolce and Gabbana, this Catholic theme will definitely be different, but one to remember. What are you excited to see?

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Victoria Secret and Balmain Collab

Victoria Secret recently announced they will be featuring a collection of bras and underwear styled by the Balmain brand. The company famously worn by the Hadid and Jenner sisters has gained popularity the past few years after campaigns of making their designs more “ready-to-wear”. Just last year, for example, Balmain collaborated with H&M and created classy, high-end pieces for low prices. This year they team up with Victoria Secret to create bras and underwear that give of very strong and powerful vibes using colors like red and black as well as studs to accent. Designer Olivier Rousteing says it was easy to work with VS because, “We believe in the same kind of woman. A powerful lady, strong and confident girl that knows what she wants.” These looks will be first seen at the 2017 Victoria Secret Fashion show which will be airing November 28th. The show is being held in Songhai this year with various musical performers names being tossed around like Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik. Although, none of the attention will be on them but the stunning models wearing the new VSxBalmain collection.

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Makeup Today

The most exciting thing I do is my makeup in the morning because it personally makes me feel creative. This is perhaps not the case in the real world. In the real world, people question the purpose of makeup and why they are obsessed with it.

To be honest, there are so many reasons people love makeup. It adds so much to your character. It makes you feel creative. It helps people who have skin problems that don’t feel comfortable in it. It really defines who you are. Is that really the only reason makeup has been such a big industry in this decade?

Definitely not. It’s more about what is behind makeup that’s interesting today. When did we start seeing all these makeup products that had never been in the market pop up? How is it possible that when I go through my mom’s makeup all I see is blush, lipstick, and eyeliner and when she goes though my makeup, she can’t name most of it? This is all thanks to social media. Social media has made makeup go from 0 to 100. Today there are 100s of professional beauty bloggers and influencers in youtube alone. They talk about products in a  way that grabs our attention. Most of the time I buy makeup products that my favorite beauty gurus like. It is the same from everyone. Company pay these makeup gurus to advertise their product and it is working at it’s finest.

Makeup today has become a business that people can’t get enough of. Both the consumer and the producer don’t seem to get enough. They love it. It is everywhere. It is hard to escape.

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Warm Winter Necessities

As we have been able to tell so far this week, it is going to be a cold and harsh winter. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are a few pieces that your closet can’t live without for winter! If you have these trendy items, you can mix and match outfits with things that are already in your closet so you never run out of things to wear, WHILE staying warm!

  1. FAUX FUR COATS: Faux fur coats are gorgeous, soft, and warm. They’re perfect because you can throw them on a casual outfit to dress it up. These coats are necessary to surviving the crazy snow awaiting us.
  2. OVERSIZED TURTLENECKS: Oversized turtlenecks are comfy, yet so stylish. You can pair them with leggings, jeans, skirts, or (if it’s long enough), you can pull it off as a dress! Oversized turtlenecks are for those days when you want to look your best without putting in too much effort.
  3. LEATHER JACKETS: Leather jackets are the new cardigan. Like our other winter necessities, they can easily be worn with a variety of clothing WHILE keeping you warm!
  4. OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS: Yes, keeping your upper bodywork is important, but don’t forget about your legs and feet! What better way to keep your legs and feet warm without wearing pants AND socks? Over-the-knee boots!

 

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Stay warm this winter!

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