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How To Style Bralettes Year-Round

Although winter is fast approaching and it’s barely even fall (or so I tell myself), skimpy undies can still be worn year-round. Tasteful fashion sense never goes out of season. I’m talking about bralettes — casual lingerie that has taken over the role of an undershirt. So yeah, move over camis. Through trial and error, I have found the perfect outfit combos for all bralette styles.

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muscle tee is a great shirt to throw over a bralette, especially one that is structured with underwire cups and boning on the sides – sort of like a bustier. Since the armholes of a muscle tee are very open, a caged bralette exposes skin without being too revealing. However, if you normally skip out on wearing a bra altogether – either because you hate underwire or love your tiny ribcage tat – ditch the nip slip by throwing on a triangle bralette. Play up this sexy yet simple ensemble by tucking the front part of your tee into relaxed fit wide-leg pants or an asymmetrical wrap maxi skirt with a chain link belt. Continue the rocker rebel theme with fringe sandals, a chain crossbody bag, wayfarer sunglasses, and some arm candy. 

n0.1: Daydreamer muscle tee | no.2: Brandy Melville wide-leg pants | no.3: Charlotte Russe wrap maxi skirt  |  no.4: Topshop bustier bralette | no.5: Aritzia triangle bralette | no.6: Vanessa Mooney chain link belt  |  no.7: Loeffler Randall gladiator sandals |  no.8: Free People crossbody | no.9: Wildfox sunglasses  |  no.10: Alex and Ani wrap bracelet | no.11: C. Wonder wrap bracelet | no.12: Tory Burch wrap bracelet

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14 Healthy Beauty Products You Can Find At The Drugstore

Ideally every beauty product we use would be free of harmful chemicals and preservatives. Unfortunately the beauty industry in the U.S. is not very well regulated making the use of unnatural products a bit of a gamble. There are tons of amazing natural and healthy beauty products on the market, but they aren’t always easy to find. Most of such products are found in specialty stores, websites or are just flat out expensive. Thankfully there are quite a few products that you can find at the drugstore that are toxin free… you just have to look for them! Here’s my guide to healthy products you can find at the drugstore.

1. This mascara is my absolute favorite!

2. I’ve talked about it a thousand times—I’m a huge fan of Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms. My current favorite color is Caramel Daisy–it’s the perfect subtle nude!

3/7. 100% Pure is a line of all-natural makeup and skin care that can be found in Duane Reade. My personal favorites are their Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer and Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream.

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The EDM Lover’s Ultimate Workout Playlist

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My brother’s wedding is coming up and you know what that means – it’s crunch time. Now I do not support any sort of crash dieting, but I do support having a goal and healthily meeting that goal. For me that is eating right and working out more often. I am a pretty active person but I tend to lose focus at the gym after a period of time, so I put together a playlist that will keep me pumped and excited to work out. I tend to only listen to electric dance music while I work out because it is upbeat and the drops re-energize me. Here are some of the songs that get me excited to work out, and hopefully will help you complete your exercise goals with a smile.

1. Dear New York- Firebeatz & Schella

2. Fire In Your New Shoes- Kaskade ft. Dragonette

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6 Halloween Costumes May You Already Have In Your Closet

Halloween is quickly creeping up and if you are like me that means you’ve been thinking about what you want to be since last year. If you still have no idea what you want to be, don’t freak. There are plenty of costumes you can throw together quickly with staple pieces you have in your closet. If not, they are pieces you are able to wear beyond the holiday. I’ve gathered six iconic looks and inspirational get the look pieces that will help you design a great last minute costume that are fun and creative for Halloween.

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1. Spiga Double Breasted Walker Coat | 2. Sleeveless Seam Flippy Dress | 3. Pillbox Hat | 4. High Heeled Leather Court Shoe | 5. ASOS Jewel Stud Earrings | 6. Crystal Leaf Brooch | 7. Sterling Silver Replica Ring | 8. Envelope Clutch Bag

Who doesn’t want to look like a princess for the night? Kate Middleton made headlines when she become the Duchess of Cambridge and you can too when you dress up as her for the night. Wear any of her iconic looks and you are sure to turn heads. You can take the look to the next level by adding a baby pump or carrying around a mini prince.

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How To Find Your Perfect Blush

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If I had to choose one makeup product to wear for the rest of my life (let’s hope it never comes down to that), it would be blush. Although blush is not my favorite kind of makeup, it is the only product that can totally transform your face. A little pop of blush can make your face come alive and look fresher. There is no rule to makeup, feel free to use whatever makes you feel amazing but to choose the perfect blush that compliments you is an art. Take into consideration your skin tone and your undertones and then go ahead and base your blush color selection on that.

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If you have a fair or porcelain skin tone with a pink undertone, opt for a light blush. A dark blush shade will make you look like a clown. Peach and pink shades will give your face that subtle glow and will really compliment your coloring. I recommend MAC’s MelbaNARS’ Orgasm and Illamasqua’s Tremble.

For medium complexions (generally tan, golden or olive undertones), stick to warm blush colors like plums and corals. I recommend L’Oreal Paris’ True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Spiced Plum, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful and Marc Jacobs Bold Blush in Shameless.

Dark complexions will work perfectly with very warm shades such as bronze-gold, deep pink and deep plum. But don’t choose anything too bright- you don’t want to look like you stepped out of the circus! I recommend MAC’s Raizin, NYX’s Powder Blush in Cinnamon and Mary Kay’s Mineral Cheek Color in Dark Cherry.

As I mentioned before, there is no set rule for makeup. Play around and see what works best for you! You never know, maybe you can find a bright shade does go well with your dark skin or a dark shade does go well with your porcelain complexion. It is all about trial and error until you find what makes you feel amazing.

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What is your go-to blush?

9 Gray Items I’m Craving This Fall

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Gray is one of my favorite neutral colors. It seamlessly blends together black and white to produce a soft gray that looks great with my skin tone. Because I have a darker complexion, it is able to pick up my purple undertones and accentuate them. The color compliments me in every way imaginable, and it is for that reason that the color gray matters to me and my fall wardrobe. My wish list of items range from footwear to home décor because my obsession with this color knows no bounds. In a nutshell, gray is a color of composure as it sits between two opposite colors (black and white), but it is also a classic, which is sleek and refined. Its ability to be all these things is why my fall must-have color is gray.

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7 Fall Makeup Tutorials To Try

If I had to choose my favorite season in terms on makeup trends, I’d have to choose fall. The dark smoldery eyes and a deep lip is right up my alley. Challenge yourself to try something new this season — try that bold lip you have been too afraid to try! Fall is a great time to switch up your beauty routine and use colors that you don’t normally wear. You typically see the same makeup look during the fall, but here are some video tutorials from well known beauty YouTube gurus that can spice up the repetitive fall look.

1. Sunset Eyes by Teni Panosian

2. Cranberry Makeup Tutorial by Carli Bybel

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