“Fashion says ‘me too’, style says ‘only me’.” -Geraldine Stutz
Remember that time you walked into a room and ten girls were wearing the same outfit? Awkward… Fashion is all about being unique and showing off your own personal style. What makes you different makes you beautiful. Shopping at thrift stores is the best way to get cute, unique clothes for dirt cheap!
While the idea of touching and wearing used clothing may sound unappealing to some, the adventure of searching through junk to find your dream item is worth it. You’ll be more excited about your new dress because of the effort it took to find it! The key to finding great items is to keep an open mind. Some days, you will find a lot of great pieces and other days, you will walk out with nothing.
Clothes are donated for all kinds of reasons like ordering the wrong size, outgrowing them, or just not liking them. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are dirty or out-of-style. It’s not uncommon to find BRAND NEW items, with the tags still on them, at thrift stores so realize that yes, there is a lot of ratty, outworn clothing at thrift stores, but there is also some beautiful and on trend pieces just waiting for you to find them.
When looking at items, plan outfits in your mind to incorporate that piece or find a way to bring new life to older pieces. Distressed mom jeans are super trendy right now but not everyone wants to spend $70+ dollars on them at the mall. You can DIY them yourself with a $5 pair from the thrift store. What a Steal!
Well, what are you waiting for? Hit up your local thrift store today and show the world your unique finds!
“Glowing skin is always in”
Question: How can I take care of my skin this summer?
Fact: Daily sun protection helps to stop the oxidation that causes blackheads to look black.
Summer is the perfect time to focus on your skin and give it a break from all the makeup. You can focus on getting a natural tan by skipping the bronzer. Your pores can get a breath of fresh air and you can focus on enhancing your skin without the foundation.
For example, wear makeup just the weekends or special occasions. During the week day, let your face breathe pamper by using face masks, creams, and oils. These are a few products you can use to keep your skin feeling fresh.
Try Aveeno’s Positively radiant skin brightening daily scrub. This face wash leaves your skin feeling hydrated, fresh, and clean. It includes exfoliating granules which remove impurities from the skin. It also leaves the skin feeling softer and brighter and burniva weightloss, perfect for the warm weather.
A favorite is the Cetaphil daily moisturizer. It’s made for all skin types and includes sunscreen. This moisturizer is lightweight, which does not leave your skin feeling oily. Instead it leaves your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
The Body Shop’s tea tree oil is perfect for getting rid of those stubborn blemishes. It helps to even skin tone and hydrate as well.
Freeman’s avocado and oatmeal clay mask is great for nourishing your skin. It really gets in your pores to remove unwanted dirt. After using this mask, your skin is left feeling radiant.
ZO skin health’s exfoliating polish is excellent when you want to go an extra step to keep your skin feeling fresh. This polish gets rid of dead skin while adding a refreshing feeling for your skin.
For those stubborn blemishes, try Mary Kay’s clearproof acne treatment gel. Apply a pea size amount to the blemish and the gel works to remove and decrease it.
Aveeno also has a night cream which benefits your skin in many ways. It helps with tone, dullness, dark spots, texture, and blotchiness. This cream overall leaves your skin feeling ready for the day.
“Life’s too short to wear boring clothes”
Question: How to fashionably wear high waisted bottoms and crop tops?
Fact: Crop tops were a huge hit in the 80’s worn by Madonna, Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani. They started making a comeback to fashion in 2011.
What’s a better duo than Kanye and Kim? Duh, without a doubt high waisted shorts and crop tops. These two staple articles of clothing are quick to find and super easy to create the perfect summer outfit. The great thing about this outfit is the various styles you can create with just shorts and shirt.
Weekend time and ready to party, you can wear distressed black shorts with a dark colored crop top, some vans or Adidas and a pair of silver hoops for a stylish and basic outfit. Crop tops are extremely versatile and every girl can sport her style with the purchase of one shirt.
Special occasion? No worries, there’s plenty of higher end or fancier crop tops in stores near you. Rock it with a maxi skirt or high waisted Palazzo pants, which are super comfortable and the thin fabric keeps you cool throughout the day.
You can easily rock high waisted shorts with heels and casual wedges. And don’t forget to go all out with accessories when wearing casual crop tops, this can change your outfit from boring to styling in the snap of a finger.
Question: Do our eyebrows have to be identical?
Fact: Your eyebrows renew themselves every 64 days
Eyebrows are an important part of our facial structure. They define the face. This is why it is important to maintain them and have them looking how you desire. One tip to always remember is, your eyebrows are sisters not twins. So it’s okay if they are not perfectly identical, it’s normal.
You must maintain your eyebrows in a way that will not harm your body. We are all unique and have skin that reacts in different ways. Luckily there are various ways we can keep our brows in shape.
A very common option is waxing. Let your eyebrows grow out for a few weeks or however long it takes for your hair to grow to get them waxed. This will make it easier to shape your eyebrows how you would like. I recommend to go to a professional instead of doing it yourself. Waxing can be difficult to do on your own. Once you find a professional to wax your eyebrows remember to specify exactly how you want your eyebrows to look.
Another option is plucking, which is my preferred option. You can do this yourself and save money. All you need is a pair of tweezers and a compact mirror. You also do not have to wait for your eyebrows to grow out. Whenever there is an undesired hair you can easily pluck it.
Lastly you can thread your eyebrows. This will also require a professional so they can do it properly and it is required to let your brows grow beforehand. Don’t forget to let the person who threads your eyebrows know how you want your eyebrows to look like. This way you will have the brows you hoped for.
Once you get into a routine whether it’s going every other week to the salon or plucking them once a week you will know what works for you. You will begin seeing how long it takes for your eyebrows to grow back and how often you need to maintain them.
Eyebrows are a staple to a makeup look, which is why we need them to be on point.