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Timeless And Romantic Wedding Up-dos

Whether it’s been your own wedding or even a close friend or family member who is getting hitched, the importance of hairstyle (amongst other things) is often a top priority.

One of the most timeless styles definitely has to be romantic up-do which requires little to no maintenance, and stays in place all day (and night) long.

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Blondes

If you’re a blonde like Lauren Conrad, then this style is definitely a match made in heaven for you.

The low boho bun is secured at the nape of the neck, with hair pinned back from the front for a elegant finish. Add some cute accessories around the bun before heading off to the reception, and don’t forget some sea-salt spray to keep hair looking full and textured.

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Brunettes

Show off your shiny brown hair with a classic undo featuring braids and curls. This is such a stunning look for girls with brown hair (especially if you’re rocking a few blonde highlights), since it photographs beautifully on camera.

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Redheads

If your hair colour is anything between a strawberry blonde and Lindsay Lohan’s signature shade, then some white or pale pink flowers will create a stunning contrast.

Start on curled hair and create a wrap-around bun on the side of your head. Pin through some seasonal flowers, or something like baby breath is also amazing!

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Short hair

Just because you have short hair, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this trend! Take your hair into small, sectioned ringlets and remember to curl in different directions.

This will create a romantic look without requiring too much effort – plus a few flower accessories are must-have for this style.

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Thick hair

Thicker hair can often be difficult to style, especially since it feels like it’s weighing down your roots. Why not try a half-up half-down hairstyle which will still look incredible without causing pain or damage to your hair follicle.

A flower garland or wreath is another way to spice up your hairstyle without going over the top.

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March 31, 2015

6 Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

Since we’re finally in the last leg of fashion week, what better time to talk about the beauty trends from the Milanese catwalks.

Showcasing a stark difference to London and New York, Milan actually embraced more colour, bronzed skin, and wearable fashion trends than the other fashion weeks.

RELATED: Makeup Trend – Sheer Lipstick

Statement eyes

Where: Versace

Models at the house of Versace were treated to a smouldering statement eye which is sure to make your entire outfit pop.

While the rest of the face makeup was relatively toned down, black kohl was used to line the top and bottom waterline, not to mention the numerous lashings of mascara for a truly sultry look.

Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

Strong brows

Where: Missoni

Don’t forget your brows, ladies! The look at Missoni was definitely all about the eyebrows, making them look full and sculpted with a bit of power.

Use a fine angled brush to create subtle hairlines, and brush upwards with a clear gel.

Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

Matte lips

Where: Emilio Pucci

Matte lips were definitely trending this season, with models at Pucci sporting soft pink and corals.

Not only are they easy to apply (just dab onto your lips and you’re done), but they won’t leave an harsh lines after a long night of dinner and drinks.

Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

Graphic liner

Where: Fendi

Never too scared to shy away from making a statement, the models at Fendi were given a cat eye with a twist.

The wing was linked into an outline of a smokey eye, which took the place of a standard eyeshadow. Definitely a trend we’ll be trying once the colder weather hits – or simply if we don’t have an eyeshadow palette at hand!

Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

Dewy skin

Where: Gucci

Wow. If there is ever a time and place for dewy skin, then Gucci definitely nailed this look for their autumn/winter show.

Apply a sheer, lightweight tinted moisturiser, and allow your natural oils to shine through.

Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

Red lips

Where: Dolce and Gabbana

It’s become tradition that Dolce and Gabbana are known for their wine-stained lips, and this season didn’t disappoint. Apply your lip stain with a pencil, then dab off any excess with a tissue, no need to set with a gloss!

Beauty Trends From Milan Fashion Week

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March 13, 2015

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion Week

While the shows in London and Milan sadly come to a close and the models move to Paris in the last leg of fashion month, we can’t help but gush over the beauty trends for Spring 2015. From dewy complexions to bleached-out brows, here are just a few major trends straight off the runway.

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Pink lip stains 

Where: Dolce and Gabbana

Lip stains are a major trend every year, but Dolce and Gabbana certainly know how to work this easy look for every skin tone. Girls were sent down the runway with carefully sculpted brows, fresh skin, and a touch of pink glow on their lips.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion WeekConcentrate the lip stain in the centre of the lips, and work outwards to achieve a subtle pink glow.

Smokey eye 

Where: Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli brought back the sultry smokey eye, using an earthy-toned colour palette which is perfect for both day and night wear. Makeup artists created this look using a crayon pencil on the base of the eyelid, and blending out extremely well with a fluffy brush.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion WeekThe rest of the makeup was minimal, and lips were kept natural with a tiny bit of gloss, instead of a bold lipstick.

Bold lip

Where: Burberry Prorsum 

All models accessorised their trenchcoats with relaxed hair and a bold red lip at the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015 show. The best way to achieve this look at home is by lining the lips, and then blending out any harsh lines before applying a red lip colour to the centre.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion WeekCreate the illusion of bigger lips by concentrating a highlighting powder in the centre, before applying a gloss to complete the look.

Dewy skin

Where: Versace

Radiant skin was the word at Versace, where models embraced the natural look paired with rosy cheeks. Use a cream illuminator on the forehead, cheeks, and chin to create a subtle hint of shine for a chic daytime look.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion Week

Natural brows

Where: Missoni

This was definitely a no-pluck zone, where Missoni models were made to embrace the natural texture of their brows. Powder was keep to a minimum, used only to fill out any gaps since the overall look was very minimalist-chic.

Beauty Trends From London and Milan Fashion Week

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September 25, 2014

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Regardless of your age, style or even hair texture, low-bun hairstyles are a classic way to refine your look for a formal occasion. There are many ways in which to customise this look and make it uniquely your own – whether that involves leaving some hair loose at the front, using hair accessories or even braiding the hair for a bohemian look. If you’re into low-bun hairstyles but don’t know how to go about it, take a peek at our four trendy styles which you can try out yourself.

With a fringe

If you have a fringe, don’t fret! This style could also work for you, since the shorter layers will frame your face at the front (while the classic low-bun is sitting at the back). The thicker the fringe, the better – but if you want to create a bohemian look, simply part hair into two and create volume at the roots just like Selena.

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Low-knot

We always hear about a top-knot hairstyle, but never a low-knot! Comb hair back and create a tight and clean knot which will sit at the nape of the neck. Be sure to straighten your hair if you want an extra sleek-look which will seem like you just walked off the runway!

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Side bun

This one is for all the curly haired girls out there – you can also wear this look without straightening your locks! Taylor Swift is the perfect example of nailing this look because her natural curls still make the bun look soft and gentle – regardless of the event.

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

Bouffant with low bun

You don’t have to be a supermodel to create this signature look which is true to 1960s style. Create some drama at the roots by backcombing a few strands before securing into place with holding spray. Then carefully pin thin strands of hair around your bun – this will create a unique style which was so prominent in Dolce and Gabbana’s SS 13/14 show.

4 Trendy Low-Bun Hairstyles

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September 10, 2014

How To Rock The Midriff Trend

Brought back into fashion in late 2011 by designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Proenza Schouler just to name a few, this trend doesn’t have to be difficult to recreate. Many women prefer to wear this trend as a set – a cropped top and a matching skirt. If that’s not your main preference, below are a few ideas to get the inspiration going.

Any age

You don’t have to be in your teens to rock a midriff. Former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld was recently spotted wearing a cropped white top with a knee length pencil skirt. In this particular outfit, she was showing just a little bit of skin which was very sophisticated. Did we forget to mention that Carine is also 59 years of age? Adapt the trend to suit your particular fashion sense and body-shape.

Jeans

Cropped-tops don’t necessarily mean showing off your entire stomach. Sometimes this could be tastefully done, where just a small peek is exposed. High waisted jeans and a cropped shirt make this trend easy to wear if you’re going for a casual look. Pair with a coat or jacket in the chilly months to keep warm.

Adapt to your style

The key to recreating any type of trend that’s been down the runway, is to adapt it to your own personal style. Don’t be a fashion victim, instead incorporate some of your other favourite trends to personalise this look.

Fuller skirt

Pairing a midriff top with a fuller skirt will help to balance out the proportions of the entire look. You can also control how much skin you want to show, and this is perfect with a full skirt which isn’t skin-tight. Finish the outfit off with a killer pair of heels, and you’ve got a winner.

Don’t be scared!

Many of us get scared hearing the word midriff since it has popped back into fashion since the 90’s. If you want to try out this look, grab an inexpensive top and experiment with it. There are heaps of different shapes, sizes, and styles out there to choose from, it’s just about finding the one that fits perfect with you and your style.

Versatile options

Not only are midriff tops great for wearing in the summer and layering in the winter, but they can be worn a variety of times. Don’t worry about this item never leaving your closet! Wear them in the summer with shorts, pants, and skirts, then layer them in the winter with jackets, knits and jeans.

Tips

  • Choose a style which compliments your body shape. Outfits usually go wrong when someone is not aware of their own body shape. Create looks which will flatter your assets and make you look and feel comfortable.
  • Feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. The second you don’t, it shows in your face and entire manner. Create an outfit that represents your style and makes you feel good about yourself.

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July 14, 2014