My little twinkle stars… when it comes to hair, and its many many styles and trends – it’s all written in the skies. Each hair has its own destiny, and though it may take billions of shapes, and sizes, and colours throughout its life, it will always feel and look best when it fulfils its destiny. Which lies in the stars.

No. I did not just hit my head, nor am I drunk. Nor crazy. Well… that’s up for discussion. It’s summer, which means LEO season, which means my bday today of all days, which means I’m more prone to all these signs and stars and skies and fate things.

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To the un-savvy sartorial who only occasionally reads in the stars, the horoscope is just a big mess for amateurs with a penchant for daily drama. Ha! Whatever. For the rest of us it’s one big crystal ball that no longer only tells us about our true love, our destiny, our future, what we ate today, what our crush is thinking the next moment, when our phone’s gonna ring, when we’ll turn into Beyonce (yeah, I know, I gotta cut this shit with Beyonce while it’s still funny).

Now the horoscope tells us our HAIR. Can I get an Amen! Listen up ladies, according to Madison-Reed there’s a new way for us to find out what hairstyle will look best on our brilliant heads and fabulous faces: the HAIR-O-SCOPE.

You just apply to your hair – products and style wise – whatever’s written in the stars for your sign. It don’t get no better than this.

In case you want to find what hair colour is best for you, check out Madison Reed‘s hair dye advisor page.

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I hate to go all Leo on you right now, and make this about us, but it is summer still, and apparently the trademark hair for Leos just happens to be quite a summer trend: messy, tousled, big, beach waves. I know, I know… you can go on and hate us for being so on point. I know I do.

Anyway, so joke aside… it’s really quite Leo of us summer-borns to actually have wild, tousled and incredibly sexy manes, much like our animal spirit does.

Whether it’s curly, wavy, long, short, with bangs, or not, dark, light, red, brown, chocolate, fiery, rainbow – a Leo’s hair will always be their shtick. Well… most Leos. Mine, for example takes tons of work, and hair product to turn into a shtick-mane. Otherwise it’s just a straight, blunt, lifeless thing just sitting there sans personalty on my head.

But I tame it, and I sing to it to come alive, and I flip it, and I flop it until it looks like one big beautiful mess that took apparently no time, when in fact it took more than hours. But that’ll be our little secret.

At the end of the day… to hell with all them rules and hairstyle trends and this and that, work your mane ladies, and do your thing according to your moods and who you are. THAT is the hair-o-scope actually – staying true to who you are, and why not experimenting with your locks as much as you want.

In case you just wanna have a go at some wild hairstyles – Leo inspired – or, are in the need of inspo, scroll down and let the wild manes NEVER tame your spirit.

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This may all seem like one big bullshit, but I will tell you this, signs or no signs, you can tell a lot about a person through their hair, AND usually the beauties that dance in the same star constellations have a few things in common – hair wise. Just saying you know.

Of course, I could be wrong but I’ll just indulge in me being right, while I spray more glitter in my hair, make it wilder and bigger. It is my bday after all!

xoxo



When the going gets tough, aka any given Monday morning, just say to hell with it all and head to the beach. Right. If only it was that simple. What is simple though, is pretending we’re going to the beach. Whaaaaaaaa?!

Miming beach looks in dead-centre town-lives, in busy mornings schedules that look like anything but the lives of beach friendly rich and famous – now why on Earth would you do that? Pretend you live by the ocean (beauty wise and all), when in fact you’re literally hitting your head against thousands of walls and concrete?

Well… cause of the BEACH WAVES baby. And I ain’t talking about those motherfuckers we surf on better than Beyonce in her bathtub, but the waves in our hair. Which too pretend to be those of the sea. Hmm. I’m seeing a pattern here, but I will disregard it, and instead focus today on one of the biggest and most coveted hair trends ever: the beach waves hair.

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And while we’re at it, I will let you in on a little secret: it really has nothing to do with the beach. The beach waves hair you can do in any season, and rarely at the beach per se. Unless of course you’re this lucky lucky gal who’s hair will naturally wave and curl after bathing in the sea, salt, sand, and sun. Then we all basically hate you. I’m assuming you’re also so lucky to need no extra hair thrills and gimmicks, aka hair treatments like PRP hair treatment.

We just call it beach waves hair cause of those lucky girls whose hair at the beach naturally looks like… mine after I spend a couple of good hours trying to make it look effortless and wavy, plus a shit load of hair products, that if somebody would light their cigarette close to me, I’d literally catch fire.

Celebrity stylists have been preaching on the perks of this beach waves hair for years, and are still doing the hair trend anywhere they can, from red carpets to celebs events or TV appearances.

WHY? Because of the effortlessness and how low-maintence it seems to look. It’s sexy. For instance, let’s take me. I know, how unpredictable.

Whenever I rock it, I feel like those Victoria Secret models ain’t got nothing on me. Bitch please! I got the beach waves, the sun glow, the 6 ft tall-ness, the swimwear. I tend to let myself get slightly carried away at times, but it’s the hair I swear.

Anyway, my blunt bloody truth about this hairstyle trend is this: IF I do manage to get it done properly, I will feel like I’m the fucking queen of beach waves and yachts. Only thing is, that ‘IF‘ is a pretty big one, and it only happens like once every 4 months maybe. And usually before hitting the shower.

Again, why? Cause I have thin straight hair, that no matter how much I will style, one wind blow and slight humidity (aka all throughout autumn to spring, and then summer at the beach) it will end up looking homeless. No sexy bed hair, no hawt beach waves hair. Just homeless style.

My predicament has taught me to come up with a few gimmicks that I know are also used by some other girls with the same or more amount of hair luck, as me.

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How to get the beach waves hair?

1. Wash your hair with a good quality shampoo and then pamper it a little bit with a hair treatment mask and hair conditioning. Sing something to it, for relaxation you know.

2. Dry it in your towel. Make sure it’s a pretty towel though.

3. Use styling hair mousse, sea salt spray from roots to ends.

4. Let it dry naturally, but you don’t have to wait for it to be completely dry.

5. Make a centre part and split your hair into 2 or ever 4 sections, and twist them and tie them up in little buns. that you secure with hair bands or bobby pins. You will end up having 2 small twisted buns, one on each side, above your ears (think that 90s hair trend), OR for more well defined waves, 4 hair buns, 2 on each side, 2 up, and 2 down.

6. Keep your hair like this for a few hours, or even throughout the night (like I do, with my thin locks).

7. Take the buns down the next day, and comb them with your fingers.

8. You can add hairspray, and I also add a bit of dry shampoo to give it more texture and a bit of volume.

9. I love adding some hair oil on my ends, or even wax, to create that textured feel.

And ta-daaa… ready to hit the beach. Errr no. Well you can, but on those rare occasions I really nail this, I gotta take it throughout man. What I will do, is give you some major beach waves huuuuuurrrrrr envy with these fab hairstyles.

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My hair, you know, has a very strong personality unlike its texture. Wish it were the other way around. The good thing though is… at the beach, while it may not look wavy, it’s got so much natural salt and sand in it, it will look beautifully dishevelled. Or so I like to think.

What? It’s Monday… I am literally day dreaming, and this post is not helping me at all. Now excuse me while I’ll go twist some buns in the hope of getting some waves.

Byeeeeeee. xoxo

 

 

 

The X and Y versus-talk is never ever a winning battle, but in fashion as in life, it ain’t all about the destination or the result. Sometimes the journey, aka the talk is the whole point – the cake AND the cherry on top too. (great, now I’m craving for chocolate cake.) With that out of the way we can easily discuss LIPS trends for 2015. 

We will not suck on bottles or what the hell that Kylie Jenner lip thing was about! Instead we will love our lips as they are and make them pretty with, here’s a thought: makeup.

LIPGLOSS lost a lot of trend-fashion battles lately, no denying, BUT here’s a thought: are we sabotaging its comeback for the fear of the 2000s comeback? Lipgloss was the epitome of that era, which is also known as the worst era in fashion. So we might just be chicken shit scared we’d start something we couldn’t stop. As harmless and as sparkly as glossy lips are… if they trigger the return of words-on-your-ass-trend and the juicy tracksuits, I’m done.

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That LIPSTICK has always been the #1 lip-makeup out there is no question. It has in fact increased in popularity 200% probably for the past 2 years if not more due to celebrities loving bold lips, dark lips, red lips, pink lips, matte lips, overlined lips and so on.

My mom’s no one accessory has always been and still is lipstick, and all I could think about growing up was ‘why the hell am I not growing up faster so I can wear bold lips?’ A few years older now (actually a lot, but anyway), and I can have a freaking lipstick party all day and all night, and what do I do? I don’t wear it. I only started wearing lipstick a few years ago, and ever since, I’m pretty much addicted to red lips once a week, or maybe every two weeks. I can only wear them out in the evening. No daytime for me, thank you. Baby steps people.

The perks of lipstick though are the fact that once you put it on you’re done. No need to worry about reapplying it every half hour. It stays on, it’s precise, it looks grown up, put together, polished, more sophisticated. It’s an accessory really.

What I have realised though is the fact that I resort to red lips, not as much as a complete-the-look sort of thing, but rather as a bold statement whenever I’m too lazy to wear something greater than red lips. So that’s my thing I guess.

LIPSTICK LOOKS

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SHOP FOR LIPSTICKS:

How do I adorn and spoil my lips sans le lipstick? A lot of kisses. A lot of smiles. I pucker up sometimes. Oh, you meant makeup wise. I wear lips gloss. ‘What are you 5?’ I know I may be a little too above the age-limit, according to some www dot places around here, BUT what I have noticed and am fully prepare to confess to you all right here, right now is that I prefer lipgloss lately.

WHY? 

It’s easier to apply, it needs no extra precision, it does need reapplying BUT that’s easy, and it does not cake on your lips, it looks more natural, more glowing, kinda sexy in a very summerish sparkly sort of way. Very effortless. Easy to take off. Easy to put on. I am of course talking about natural shades of lipgloss. It’s those I love. Think Jennifer Lopez lipgloss. She is the QUEEN of glossy lips. FYI a lot of celebrities seem to prefer lip gloss over bold lipstick on the red carpet.

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They do say (whoever they is): lipstick is for women and lipgloss is for girls. Uh-uh… I guess that means I’m having some age crisis for refusing to grow up, or perhaps lately I’m having a very no-fuss mood and lipgloss is simply easier to do. I don’t need a mirror and I get my glow on in as quick as 5 seconds. Beat that lipstick.

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For bold lips though – dark, berry, brown, red, pink – I actually prefer lipstick. Matte lipstick to be more precise. I also use lips pencil when I want to get my glamorous polished badass persona out for a drink.

Okay, enough said, lemme just gloss my lips now as I leave you with more glossy lips for inspo. Or more confusion.

LIPGLOSS LOOKS 

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 25:  Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the Tao Nightclub at The Venetian Las Vegas to celebrate her 34th birthday on October 25, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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SHOP FOR LIPGLOSS

So what do you think: lipgloss or lipstick? Are you having a hard time choosing OR are you totally sold on one over the other any day? WHICH ONE?

xoxo

 

 

To BANG or not to BANG? That is the question on everyone’s lips this season. Well… it’s been on mine for a year now, ever since I’ve decided to be more adventurous HAIR wise. Now all I have to do is to just put this mind-decision into actual practice. We are talking BANGS HAIRSTYLES today, so don’t go out banging… your head against walls. If that’s what you thought I was talking about. Instead, let’s get chatty and serious about having BANGS.

From blunt, full, wispy, to side-swept, retro, or curly — 2015 seems to be all about bangs. Would that have anything to do with the 70s trend, and the rocker slash boho chic looks taking over streets, retail chains and world wide web pages and blogs, I wonder?

Uhhh… where do I place my bet on this one? 2015 seems to be a lot of things but mostly a return to retro 70s, and a redundant obsession with looking French chic. And if that does not involve bangs hairstyles, I don’t know what does. You don’t say or think bangs without Brigitte Bardot or Jane Birkin crossing your mind. If only for one second. And these days everyone’s obsessed with such style and beauty icons.

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Also, is it me, or is everyone these days trying to look like a boho queen? Think Jessa from ‘Girls’. I mean, it was only on Friday when I went out that I just realised, ‘Oh wait… I’m at Coachella! Had no idea.’ ‘No, idiot. You’re not. Everyone else thinks they are though.’ Ha. These bohemian romantic but very cool, effortless and slightly rocker looks involve a few things: shades or brown, kimonos, jewellery (massive earrings or rings especially), floral prints, wedge shoes, chunky heels, a glass of poison-by-choice in thy hands, and most of the times looong hair.

And as of lately the look has been sophisticated by BANGS. In fact I’ve had the bangs talk with 2 of my girlfriends over a glass of wine on that exact evening, one of these beauties actually rocking a full set of gorgeous bangs on her head since forever. And we started debating whether or not everyone would look good in bangs, and is it true: do bangs really make you look younger?

After endless bottles of wine we concluded everyone IS beautiful and bangs hairstyles could just be the secret weapon to looking flawless.

Actually we were not that far off, because as it turns out I keep stumbling over the same line – online – over and over, and over, and over again: bangs over botox ladies!

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Yes, we were right, thank you! Bangs do have the magic power to: conceal flaws, wipe years off our faces, and enhance our best features. There’s only one trick to this entire game: nailing the right bangs for your face shape.

Ooooooooooooooooohhhhh.

Hold your horses. This shit does not stink THAT bad. Basically it’s all face-architecture.

  • Oval faces: blunt, side-swept, wispy, parted, full — any bangs style works.
  • Diamond face shape: side swept bangs work best.
  • Round faces: side-swept, or full blunt bangs I would even say.
  • Square faces: full 70s style bangs.

Ladies, these are all rules from god knows which online hub, shared and over-shared by the gurus, BUT the truth is you will only know once you try, and my plan, for myself, and plea to you, is to try with long bangs, side-swept par example, or middle-parted like those 70s looks. You can wear them full on if they look great, or play around with side-swept styles. IF any of these versions do you no justice, you can always wear them up in bobby-pins until they grows out.

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4 BANGS HAIRSTYLES TO TRY

1. Full Blunt Bangs

I love these and if I could I’d totally rock them. Of course I won’t know unless I try. Medium hairstyles with bangs or long hair with bangs, full and blunt look best.

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2. 70s Style Bangs.

These are by far my favourite, and the ones I am planning to try asap. Asap I grow some balls to chop off half of my hair from the front, that is. Cringe. I just think these bangs are the best full bangs and wispy bangs combo, and look best worn slightly side-swept or middle-parted.

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3. Side Bangs

Are the easiest to try, to do, to grow out, and actually fit any face shape. They might just be the entry level to getting or committing to bangs. When talking haircuts with bangs, side swept bangs could basically fit any style, from long to uber short, pixie cut hair.

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4. Curly Bangs

Do not wtt?-me right now. Think Rihanna when she had red curly hair. Every single girl with natural curly hair would be able to rock bangs. With the right cut, they frame the face in the most beautiful bohemian cool way possible. Some say it’s a no-no but I think curly hair with bangs is pretty amazing.

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At the end of the day though, bangs are for some a can’t-live-without hair-gimmick. A full commitment. While for others, myself included, they remain this huge ‘what if’. And to be honest while I think bangs look really nice, girly, sweet and so very young on women, I do know a few who look better without. Hello, Kim Kardashian for example. She looked nice with bangs, but so much better without. By far! So… it does make you wonder does’t it? And if she does’t have the best hair stylists, I don’t know who does.

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Before wrapping it up, let’s see more pics.

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Yeah… bangs are sophisticated and uber French chic, and in more than 90% cases they wipe off a few years, BUT, one blog post later, and the question still remains:

DO BANGS MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNGER? ARE THEY THE NEW BOTOX?

Only one way to find out.

Let’s hear it from you. In all honestly I would love to hear your bangs hairstyles experiences and thoughts, so feel free to share and comment down below.

xoxo

No, I did not just hit my head, nor am I writing this drunk. I’ve actually never been more serious, and sober for that matter. GREY HAIR is a thing these days, and GRANNY GLAM just became a massive hair trend in 2015. Whaaaaaaaaa?!

Are we loving it ladies? Yes, we are. Why? First of all cause it looks fabulous and second of all, for everything it actually stands for. For decades fashion has been throwing beauty stereotypes our way all centred around the idea of youth, as if being young is a choice and there are tons of immortals and beautiful vampires out there to whose looks we’re all dying to aspire.

To think youth is beauty is normal, but to limit beauty to this concept is ridiculous. Millions of women well beyond the age of 50 or 60 look more stunning than millions of other girls in their 20s. And viceversa. Beauty comes from within, from confidence, from brilliance, from happiness, from kindness, from strength, from love, from attitude, charisma and so much more that rarely has to do with just looks.

Of course as humans subjected to time passing and the oh-so-scary-getting-old-stage in our lives we try to keep ourselves young as much as we can. And yes, hair colouring is one gimmick billions of women of all ages are doing. 1) For the trend of it, and 2) for necessity – covering up those silver hairs.

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The fact that fashion just put grey hair on a trend pedestal only comes to show us how stupid actually all these beauty-ideas are. Of course a lot can be said about this, and truth be told I’m not even sure if there’s a wrong or right.

The Granny Glam hair trend was started by young girls and beauty bloggers who made their locks silver and kept their makeup sassy: bold lips, perfectly applied eyeliner and lashes, long nails, contouring on point, while their mothers and grandmothers continue to dye their grey hair.

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Still, there are loads of other woman out there, way before this became a trend, with natural silver hair that frankly don’t give a fuck about hair trends and colouring and wear their manes with the pride that only comes with time and self-confidence. And they look stunning.

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At the end of the day the grey hair trend could be just another fad, that may or may not liberate the idea of beauty for some women. Cause really it’s up to each and every one of us.

I don’t have any silver hairs yet, but I’d go granny glam if only I’d have a glam squad. Now… if I had a head full of grey hair… in all honesty I’m not sure I’d rock that shit. Cause I couldn’t. Of course, I can only hope time strengthens my self-confidence and I might be this posh lady with beautiful silver hair, perfect lips and groomed nails when the time comes.

I might have gotten a bit carried away here on the idea of beauty and youth, but I feel like fashion FINALLY does make a point, and this might just be one of the brilliant fashion movements we’ve all been waiting for. Beauty is after all so very subjective and limiting it to one or two ideas is a complete waste of… beauty itself.

Although the granny hair trend became a look right now, courtesy of young girls (who let’s be honest here, could do whatever they wanted with youth on their side)… some of us will perhaps overthink this in a good way. I mean why do we regard men with a few silver hairs as bloody hot? See my point?

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The above rant aside, we are still faced with one question: can everyone do grey hair as a trend, and of so, are there any styling tips?

The thing about grey hair I think is it tends to wash you out, so finding the right shade (sounds silly, but Im guessing when dyeing your locks silver it does come down to more shades to pick from) is crucial. The granny glam hair trend comes in white hair, even a certain shade of platinum, grey, or greyish blue.

Makeup wise you need to go full on, if you ask me, in order to avoid the aforementioned washed-out effect. Bold lips look amazing!

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Style wise: anything that clashes with the idea of grey hair works its magic. Edgy looks, over-the-top glamorous styles, a bit of rocknroll vibes all create a great style balance against silver hair.

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So ladies if you dare to do this incredibly statement and fabulous look kudos to you. If you’ve already got a few silvers in your hair I think right now would be a great time to stop stressing about it.  And last but certainly not least, if you’re already rocking the natural silver mane you are fantastic.

the pics now…

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Beauty is just an idea we all have in our minds and hearts and we owe it to ourselves to expand it, break its boundaries and ironically not focus it on looks but rather on what truly makes a woman beautiful. Age and hair have nothing to do with it. My money’s on kindness, love, true friendship, strength, and happiness.

Here’s to all the women out there! #youareallbeautiful

 

 

The fact that it’s even a question we ask ourselves in 2015, is enough of a sign that YES, platinum blonde hair might just be the new thing this season. That, and also Kim Kardashian’s latest hair transformation. The girl just bleached her hair last week and went platinum blonde. If held the planet followed, I would’t be surprised.

I wouldn’t though blame it all on Kim. Hello, Kanye.

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Anyway, leaving those two aside, I would very much dare say I myself had a lot to do with this new hair trend. Whaaaaaaa?!

OK. Allow me now for the sake of, basically myself, to be slightly delusional. But honest. Those who know me, know, that last week right before Kim Kardashian went platinum I was seriously considering getting blonde highlights, and then, after stumbling on this photo below of Kate Moss, I was flirting A LOT with the idea of getting platinum blonde hair. Like rough rebel chic 80s style bleached hair, with dark roots and dark eyebrows. Think Madonna or Deborah Harry back then. Or Rita Ora & Rihanna today.

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Dayum.

Of course had I voiced this hair desire sooner, I could have claimed the fucking throne to platinum hair. Well, not really, but part of being delusional comes with alternative realities. I got so many, this one’s just the icing on the cake. At least I wasn’t that off the rail and onto the looney place with my bleached blonde thoughts.

Ahh, but you see… platinum hair, as Marilyn Monroe intriguing and seductive as it is, or as 80s Madonna sexual-edgy as it looks is not a cake we can all swallow. These two bombshells are fair skinned and have blue eyes. But what about us, the rest of the flock with darker skin, dark eyes, and not-naturally-light-blonde-hair?

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Is platinum blonde hair a safe beauty-bet?

NO. ‘Excuse me?’ snapped my brown-eyed-medium-brown-skinned-self at me. ‘Well, the thing is, platinum hair will always look more at home on a fair skinned person, BUT, all the other skin tones have one massive outcome out of this look: incredible, unbelievable and irresistible edginess and coolness.’ THIS I find personally more intriguing and lust over looking at, more than the opposite. Again, I am biased.

Platinum hair is a major style and beauty statement, first of all cause of its obviousness, and second, for what it stands for or translates.

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It can be the dolled up platinum bleached blonde babe, but that is so 2000s Christina Aguillera. Done, done, done. And then done some more. With a slight risk you’ll end up looking like a porn star. It can be retro-bombshell-glamorous, think Marilyn Monroe, or Gwen Stefani. Or it can look very edgy-rock-urban-cool with dark roots and dark eyebrows. Think Rita Ora, 80s Madonna, Rihanna. Not to mention so many fashionistas, bloggers, or models out there. Of all skin tones, and beauty traits.

Platinum blonde also looks so much better on short-er hair, hence Kim Kardashian’s new cut to go with the new colour. Plus think about the rest of the icons. Exactly.

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This is where things don’t add up for me, as I made a promise to myself I will no longer cut my hair for a long time. Cause I wanna have Azealia Banks mermaid mane. I know… I’m still 12.

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Can anyone wear platinum blonde hair?

YES. It is all a matter of the right shade somehow.

While fair skinned people can pretty much rock any platinum blonde shade (cold, warm, ice blonde, pinkish, ash blonde etc.), the plot thickens when we talk medium brown, brown, caramel, and dark skin tone.

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But platinum blonde hair DOES work of any skin tone out there. It all depends on the overall look you’re going for. Platinum being such a doll-hair-color, will always – in my book – look so much better clashed against the opposite: roughness, ghetto-glam styles, retro-edgyness et all.

  • dark roots. They add roughness and edginess to the style, giving it that 80s rocknroll vibe.
  • dark eyebrows. Yes. It’s no longer required to match your eyebrows to your hair, au contraire, keeping your eyebrows dark, or darkening them will add more definition to your features and create a high-fashion-cool contrast to your platinum hair.
  • match your platinum shade to your skin tone. Think about when last week Kim Kardashian bleached her hair it sort of had a yellow unnatural tone to it, now… she went even lighter, but cooled down her shade and made it less chicken-yellow and more 80s platinum. And I’m betting it will look even better once her roots grow out a bit.

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Yes, it’s not natural looking on darker skin tones, and yes they would probably look conventionally better with darker hair, BUT platinum hair with darker skin tones looks uber sophisticated and very very very fashionable.

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Rocking platinum blonde though will probably take the right attitude & tons of commitment: hydrate & condition our hair a LOT more, AND different makeup habits: eyebrow makeup, mascara, bold lips, contouring. I think platinum hair requires muted makeup tones but strong defined features. Think Instagram filters.

So what do you think girls, are we really going back to the 80s platinum locks? And if so, do they look too fake, or do they actually add just the right amount of sophistication and edginess to our style?

Let’s set the record straight first: there is no such thing as the ultimate hair color, nor the best, nor the ‘one’ everyone should do, and personally I support hair experimenting more than anybody. Hell I’ve gone from super blonde to jet black, to red, and even green back in highschool.

For me, as a girl who loves long hair (or is afraid to chop it off), experimenting with hair color is actually the furthest I go.

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It’s the easiest way to have fun with looks. Yet, if the age or the affinity for pink, green, blue hair is way past you, then we’re left with the classic colors: blonde, brunette, and red hair.

Might seem so restrictive, but it’s not actually, as each and everyone of them has tones of shades (not to mention the highlights you can play with), from cool to warm, from muted to bright and so on. And THIS is the moment the hair-color-plot thickens.

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Actually the reason behind this post was my indecision right now with the haircolor I should get for the holidays: blond(er) or brunette? I always go for chocolate hair, and will probably do the same now, but I tell you… this post has made me kinda re-think my go-to-color.

And I confess the infamous question: ‘Which color does actually look best?’ has crossed my mind, but without any conclusive answer, cause while I always think brunette hair is the best, I’m falling pretty hard for red hair and super blonde right now.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK, DO YOU HAVE A HAIR-COLOR PREFERENCE?

Knowing which hair colors look best on us can do wonders. A fantastic hair color is pure magic. Just have a look at these celebs hair colors switches and you’ll see.

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HOW DO WE CHOOSE THE BEST HAIR COLOR FOR US?

According to more savy people it’s easy: it’s all about the skin tone.

cool skin tones —> go with cool shades. I kinda think in the case of cooler skin tone ANY shade looks good, it’s a matter of the effect you like best. Best example here is Rihanna, who I think has a cool skin tone and can pull off any hair color.

Emma Stone. She looks fantastic with just about any palette from red, to blonde to medium brown. No jet black. Actually few people can pull off jet black hair, so kudos to them.

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warm skin ones —> have to stick with warmer shades, regardless of color. The biggest mistake you can do in this case is choose a cold hair color that will do nothing for your features.

Best examples here are: Jennifer Lopez or Eva Mendes.

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I have a warm skin tone and for me finding the perfect hair color (blonde, brown or even brunette) was always challenging. Having to find (read guess) the bloody warm undertone in each color is always so hard.  Missed a few times and it wasn’t pretty: a very cool/cold shade of chocolate. Horrible.

What to do? Wait for it to wash out, or dye it again a week after. Now… I always look for a bit of red in any hair color, cause I figure if it has a bit of red it’s bound to be warmer.

TIP: we should usually stick to 2 tones darker or lighter than our natural hair color, no more than that, or so they say.

I think if it looks great and you can pull it off, do it.

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HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TONE?

Look at the veins on your wrists. If they’re blue —> you’re in the cool toned category. If they’re green —> you’re in the warm toned one.

Getting a new hair color is a fun thing, yet it can be so so tricky. So maybe going to the salon is a lot safer. ;)

And now let’s get hair-color inspired. Or more confused. :)

BLONDES. 

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BRUNETTES. 

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RED HEADS. 

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What do you think?

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bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (8)It’s been two weeks since I’ve been dancing around this post and whether or not to do it, for two reasons: 1) I’ve already done so many lip posts here, here, and here, and 2) the world wide web is now packed with ‘How to get Kylie Jenner’s lips?‘.

But since being redundant and slightly monkey-see-money-do has never stopped me from anything, I figured why the hell not join on this over-penciled BOLD LIPS obsession and 2014 fall trend.

So here I am. bold-lips-2014-autumn-looksBasically there are 2 things happening:

(1) The BOLD LIPS Trend.

The makeup trend is still going strong, if not stronger this cold season. The runways were packed with models in bold berry lips, red pouts, 70’s divalicious empowering strong colored mouths, so I’m guessing we’re still getting a green light on this look for both evening as well as daytime.

Still, I’d not only blame the designers, who, let’s be honest here, sent models down the runways in knickers, but you don’t see us going to work in our underwear – but I will give courtesy to also Kylie Jenner’s pout & Rihanna’s bold lips trademark for this. berry-lips-trend-2014-fallberry-lips-trendkylie-jenner-lips (3)The latter has been doing this look since forever, and while she’s stunning with a bare face, she does not shy away from a full-on make up, or – when she probably gets too lazy to go full-faced, but still wants a bit of glam – BAM! she does the bold lips thing. Everywhere. From daytime, to evening, to the beach, to swimming, to lazying around, the girl is rocking this look better than anyone. rihanna-bold-lips (3)rihanna-bold-lips (2)rihanna-bold-lips (4)rihanna-bold-lips

The OVERLINED LIPS makeup obsession.

Or trend. Courtesy of the latest make-up-trendsetter – Kylie Jenner. Dayum! The 17 year old has been subject to tons, tons of internet controversy over her lips: did she get lip injections, or is her pout so perfect due to a few makeup tricks?

While I couldn’t care less what she did, I tell you one thing is certain. After watching a few youtube tutorials on lips’ makeup I think we might be on to something: a new lip-liner trend and comeback. Or a new lips-makeup technique if you will, that was basically started by this famous teen. kylie-jenner-lips (4)kylie-jenner-lips (2)To get that Kylie Jenner’s lip-makeup or perfect pout one must:

  • apply foundation on lips
  • slightly overline them
  • fill them in with the lip pencil
  • apply the lipstick
  • blot
  • apply lipstick again (in matte if you’re after that 90s look)
  • you can complete the whole look with a cat-eye eyeliner.

kylie-jenner-lips (5)kylie-jenner-lipsbold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (6)Next spring it’ll all be about natural faces and clean make-up, so this over-made-up face may just have its last breath. It seems like everything these days is about strong eyebrows, cat-eyes, contouring AND now overpenciled bold lips.

Yes it all sounds so vulgar, I’ll give you that, but it’s not really. Its about getting the perfect face on, with specific techniques that we seem to borrow from celebs’ makeup artists. Well… we try. Whether that’s good or bad I have no idea. It’s neither. It’s just makeup, and fashion… it’s fun. bold-dark-lips-makeup-trendWhile I’ve rarely been comfortable with bold lips for daytime, even evening sometimes, I will definitely step out of my comfort zone for this and give it a try.

Truth is for street style & daytime looks, bold lips can be the only style gimmick you choose to do to dress up a look, or give more trendiness to a plain or simple outfit, to a basic grey jumper for example, to a sporty jeans style. I mean it can be a bit overwhelming or too much, but it’s also empowering. And truth is we love how it looks on these famous faces, so why the hell not… bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (5)

In terms of color:
  • Berry lips, or darker lips are a massive trend this season.
  • Red lips (in any color palette) are still a classic.
  • Nude’ish brown hues – think Kylie Jenner’s lips – are making a strong comeback. They are the 90s major makeup grungy glam look, so… there’s that.

bold-lips-looks-autumnLet’s have a look at some beautiful faces and perfect pouts out there and get some inspiration. The weekend’s practically around the corner so… we might just start overlining. Or not. We’ll see. berry-lips-lookbold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (2)bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (3)bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (4)bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (7)bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (9)bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (10)bold-dark-lips-makeup-trend (11)bold-dark-lips-makeup-trendGucci-Backstage Spring 2011 Milan Italykhloe-kardashian-berry-lipsoverlined-lips-trend (2)overlined-lips-trend (3)overlined-lips-trend (4)overlined-lips-trendred-lips-makeup-ttrendplum-lips-makeup-trendstreet-style-berry-lipsWhat do you think: is there a slight overlined-lips obsession happening, and are you on board? OR bold lips – no overlining – is enough of a statement?

Get the look with these:

 

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thick-eyebrows (3)If the 90’s marked you in a few ways, then clearly you too plucked the shit out of your eyebrows in the hope of channeling Gwen Stefani or Kate Moss, when in fact we looked like crap. Surprised all the time. Older. And not prettier.

Little did we know then how wise and crystal clear our vision would turn a few years later. FACT: thick eyebrows make a face look younger. That’s just how plain silly simple this eyebrow business is. The less you pluck and the more natural in size and shape you keep them, chances are they’ll frame your face better than any stylist or your own mastering eye slash hand could. I guess we had to 1st give the clown look a go only to realize that Brooke Shields was right all along. kate-moss-eyebrowscelebs-eyebrows-before-and-jlo-thin-thick-eyebrowsGlamour Women Of The Year Awards 2013keira-knightly-thick-eyebrowslilly-colins-thick-eyebrows (2)Sad part is though, fast forward a few years and if you’re not Brooke, Cara Delevingne or Lily Collins – chances are our eyebrows are still struggling to grow while we have to come to terms with those Marlene Dietrich’ish thin lines. I mean eyebrows. Everyday. But listen, it could be worse. You could have had them shaved off and tattooed. Hope not though. Oh God, really hope not.

Never ever follow fashion and trends verbatum. Especially when it’s your face and the chances of things going back to square one are 50-50.

Anyway… in case you followed the over-plucking trend, today, you, like myself might be struggling with growing them out.

(I’m almost there, but then again, it was always around this time I gave up and felt they looked messy rather than fashion-bushy. I’ve been trying to grow them out for more than a year, but I always fell off the wagon around this time. this is the longest I took without plucking them. 3 weeks. Ah… hope to make it to one month. Mine were really dark (still are actually) compared to my hair and very very thick. Yeah I kick myself all the time for the over plucking but it could have been worse. They do grow out, I’ve noticed, by their own rules, it just takes time getting used to the messy style before they can turn into thick and slightly groomed.)

If one thing’s great, it’s that finally there’s something from the 90s we don’t do anymore. We actually hate. And for the right reasons. celebs-thin-eyebrowsSo when and how come this bushy trend started? Was it because of this Cara Delevinge. Or Lilly Colins. Or Keira Knightely? Or is it just fashion at the end of the day: it’s new for us, hell we’ll take it, thank you very much. 

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“‘Having bad eyebrows is worse than being fat.”

”Eyebrow game? It’s complimenting someone’s eyebrows. For a lot of girls having really thick, strong and “fierce” eyebrows is pretty in right now.”

… and high-tops, cutoffs and cropped tops, may I add. Pink hair as well. It’s like we’re all trying to be kids again. It’s fun yeah, but is it healthy? Or maybe we’re all realizing au natural is so much better. I’ll go with this version, cause it is true (the natural part). Oh and I’m too old for the rest of that shit.

Serious talk aside and perhaps lingered upon in another post, truth is BIG BOLD EYEBROWS are amazing! They do take years off a face, make you look fresh, young and very bold. But not all is clear and pink in paradise. The question is:

Is there a line between great thick eyebrows and unkept eyebrows? Or is the bushy unkept style the new-cool? cara-look-thick-eyebrowsCara Delevingne Closes 'Charlotte Tilbury's House of Rock n'Kohl' at Selfridgeslilly-colins-thick-eyebrowsMILAN-Street-Style-Diego-Zukomodels-new-look-thick-eyebrowsMulberry-Lo-bbt-S14-011-mainstreet-style-thick-eyebrowsthick-eyebrows (2)thick-eyebrows (4)thick-eyebrows (5)thick-eyebrows (6)thick-eyebrowsthick-eyebrows-lookthick-eyebrows-trendthick-eyebrows-trend-2014thick-eyebrows-trend-2014-spring-summerI think it’s all a matter of taste here. Some may like totally natural eyebrows, bushy, big and wild and may be able to pull it off, while some may like them a little bit styled and groomed. Plucked a bit but maintaining the same shape and thick size. Personally I say let them wild and free and enjoy this fuss-free-plucking trend while it lasts. Later… pluck them if you wish but within reason.thick-eyebrows-look (2)Whatever the beauty trends, natural will always be cooler then anything and make us look younger and fresher. On the eyebrows busy topic now… what do you think?

lupita-nyongo-orange-lips-2Unless you’ve been travelling to the moon, Mars, Jupiter and the likes for the past month or so, you’re familiar with the world’s obsession for Lupita Nyong’o and her ORANGE LIP makeup. Or her anything actually. This girl could make the worst thing look cool.

Or I wonder, is it our obsession with celebrities that feeds this drive to adore someone to the point of deciding everything they do is trend worthy and emulate it till we drop? Cause you know, the orange lip trend was predicted, hell it emerged on the catwalk last season for Spring/Summer 2014, at most designers. lupita-nyongo-orange-lips-1orangelipsnyfwThe fashion gurus slash artists from Rag & Bone, Pragbal Gurung, DKNY, Dsquared, or John Galiano sent models down the runway in light pink pastel sugar-high-unsaturated colors – true – but it certainly wasn’t a washed out calm mood, as the bright neon orange lip look popped up on almost any face at almost any show. So there you have it. I guess we’re living the times of celebrity endorsements and the fear us mortals have with trying out a new look unless some rich kid has already got the praise for it. rag-and-bone-orange-lips

”It’s not about being sweet. There’s a lot of pastels in the collection, so I wanted the lip to really pop.” says makeup artist Gucci Westman at Rag & Bone show.

orange-lips-summer-lookcara-delevingne-orange-lipsorange-lip-lookorange-lips-trendtreet-style-neon-orange-lipsstreetstyle-orange-lipsBe as it may, the outcome is this: 2014 Spring may be all about pastel clothes, but makeup wise – give it up for the tangerine lip trend! It’s the hot season when we all love to look fresh alive and have fun with colors and looks, so this is just about the greatest makeup trend out there. Would have been a pity to let this summer go to pale waste. orangeLipsorange-lips-makeu-uplipstick-trend-orangeFrom neon shades to just a tinted lip color, orange lipstick can do wonders to our faces as well as (or especially) to our mood. And it goes with any skin tone from the fairest to the darkest. If you put your inner makeup artist to work you may just be able to nail quite a few looks: bare face & orange lips; sun kissed skin and orange lips; bold eyebrows and tangerine lips; eyeliner & orange lips; retro looks, glam looks, 80s style makeup. The sky’s the limit! 2014-spring-trend-tangerine-lips2014-trend-orange-lipsjessica-alba-orange-lipsKate-Bosworth-range-lipsmakeup-look-trend-orange-lipsmakeup-trend-orange-lipsIt’s got that warm disco meets cheeky girl vibe to it, and I think it’s got a massive potential to spice up any plain look. Just picture an all black outfit made up of simple black skinny jeans, an old T-shirt or tank top and some plain old sneakers or flat sandals. Simple borderline boring. Now picture all this with bright orange lips. Exactly my point.

More looks… makeup-orange-lipsmake-up-orange-lipsnicole-richie-orange-lipsorange-Liporange-lips-beauty-trendorange-lips-celebs-looksorange-lips-look-street-styleorange-lips-makeup-trendorange-lips-street-styleorange-lips-summer-2014orange-lip-trend-2014rihanna-orange-lipsscarlett-johansen-orange-lipsstreet-style-orange-lipsstreetstyle-the-orange-lipstangerine-lipsthe-orange-lip-trendthe-orange-lipIt’s not as harsh as dark lips, not as pretentiously sexy as red lips. It’s fun. Warm. Trendy with a hint of pop-culture and retro. Never cared too much for this lip color, as it was so throwback kitsch 80s, but you what? If it’s good enough for Lupita, it’s good enough for me. ;)