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6 Hairstyles I’m Dying To Try This Fall

Once the weather starts to cool down a little, I become way more adventurous with my hair. It may be because I’m in layers and I need my hair off of my back, or because it’s been cool and there was no need to wash my hair this week. Either way, I always bookmark a few different hairstyles to try once the humidity goes away. Here are a few styles that I’ll definitely be wearing this fall…

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I switch up my part pretty regularly, but I love the idea of a deep side part. It’s a great way to get some extra volume. It’d be a perfect style for date night—the idea of looking out from underneath your hair can create a sultry, mysterious vibe.

via Viciously Cyd 

This is some pretty gorgeous bedhead. I’m definitely making it a point this fall to embrace my natural texture and rock the bedhead every once and a while. I could use the extra sleep after all. Just put your hair in a ponytail or bun before bed and wake up, take it down, spritz some texturizing spray or dry shampoo and you’re good to go!

via A Redhead In Style 

The sleek, high ponytails have been everywhere this fall, and I’m definitely going to take part in this low-maintenance style once the retail work atmosphere starts heating up. I do have to remember that it’s important to condition my hair regularly when I wear this style—I can experience a lot of breakage with a style like this.

via Modern Hepburn 

I must say, I’m loving the simple styles that I’ve been spotting so far this fall. When I’m at work, I don’t want to be fixing my hair constantly, so this low-maintenance low bun would be a great style for those days at work. I’d wear it with a matte red lipstick and a collared shirt.

via Creative Head Mag 

I always want to try something a little crazy with my hair, but it’s too dark to risk bleaching it and I can’t bear to cut it. Something fun (and a little temporary) like this mohawk braid may just be the perfect thing. This would be perfect for a simple fall outfit, like toothpick jeans and a chunky sweater. Something simple and classic would work best when paired with this edgier style.

via ModaMob 

I love the idea of adding an embellishment to a simple style like this one. I’ve seen tons of velvet hair accessories and delicate, geometric pins that would look great with a style like this. Also, with a style this high, you’ll probably want something that can keep your hair in place and prevent slipping, so an extra wrap is a good idea.

Will you be trying any new styles this fall? Which one is your favorite?

Allison’s 9 Beauty Essentials For Fall

While I’m busy trying to control my oil and shine in the warmer months, my skin and hair pulls a complete 180 once the weather cools down. Before I know it, my hair is dry and lifeless and my skin is flaky and blotchy. It’s so important to slow things down and take those preventative measures before cracked skin and hair breakage starts to go down. Here are some of my beauty essentials that I’ll definitely be using this season…

Aesop Rinse-Free Hand Wash | Grey Garden Fragrance | Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Coriander and Honey Hand Therapy | Living Proof Instant Protection Spray | MAC Foundation Brush #188 | Catbird Horn Comb | Ilia Balmy Nights | NARS Highlighting Blush in Miss Liberty | Egyptian Magic Skin Cream

I’m definitely toting around the hand sanitizer this fall and winter. It can be really tough to find a good product that doesn’t dry out my hands and nails, but after hearing wonderful things about Aesop’s Rinse-Free Hand Wash. It’s infused with mandarin orange and lavender essential oils and doesn’t dry out my hands!

I must admit that it was the pressed flowers and branding that originally sucked me into trying this fragrance, but it was one of those instances when judging a perfume by its bottle really paid off. It’s musky and feminine all at once, and it’s made with natural ingredients. Score.

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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

via Lisa Eldridge

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.

H O W  T O  F I N D  Y O U R  P E R F E C T  B L U S H

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?

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