Going Out In Style: Perfect Graduation Looks

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Graduation marks a huge milestone in our lives. We’re growing up, moving on and discovering ourselves, and our makeup choices should resemble how amazing we feel.

From graduation ceremony to post-grad festivities to a celebratory night out with the girls, the perfect makeup has the ability to reflect how amazing we feel. These stunning makeup trends have a perfect mix of personality and class. Graduation ceremony is often long, hot and boring, but the right makeup can liven up the day. With hundreds of photos being taken form start to finish, it’s important to focus on your natural beaut. A timeless look makes for not only great photographs but for people to focus on you and not just your makeup.

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Naya Rivera shows us the perfect look for graduation ceremony. With a simple eye and simple lip, these girls are able to turn heads with their natural beauty. But going simple doesn’t mean ditching the color.

To achieve this look, make sure to have a great base and good mascara. From there, choose a light pink or tan eye shadow that complements your skin. To make your natural beauty really stand out, make sure to add a hint of blush to liven up the cheeks and a slightly pink nude lipstick. Try NAR’s nude pink lipstick for the perfect shade to add just enough color to your ceremony look.

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Post-graduation ceremony is always filled with family and close friends. The people that know you the best already know how truly amazing you are, so don’t be afraid to add some color. Focusing on your natural beauty with a twist, an addition of color will lead to showcasing your true personality.

Rihanna has a knack for staying true to herself while looking chic at the same time. Her bold use of color is perfect for a post-graduation party. As usual, make sure to have a great base, but this time try Urban Decay’s baked bronzer for a subtle shine. Feel free to go for a slightly winged liner and heavy mascara to make the look your own. Then finish off with some show-stopping lip color such as Smashbox’s electric coral for the perfect finish to a standout look.

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A celebratory night out with the girls can be anything from grabbing a few drinks to a full-blown party. This is your night to celebrate and your makeup should reflect that, so don’t be afraid to go bold and add some darker colors.

Megan Fox has some of the perfect night-on-the-town makeup looks to replicate for a memorable night. To achieve this look, focus on the deep plum and smoke grey color palette. The easiest way to stick to a great color palette is to invest in an eye set with the colors already matched. Bobbi Brown’s soho chic eye palette makes for the perfect recipe for stunning makeup on your night out. Pair that with the line’s dark red wine lipstick and you’ll have the perfect makeup for a memorable night.

No matter what the graduation occasion it’s important to reflect your true personality and let your natural beauty shine. The right makeup has the ability to make you look and feel your best while your doing your much-deserved celebrating.

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

Date Night!

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Filled with everything from nerves to finding the outfit, the perfect date night can be stressful. Luckily we’re here to make your date-night easier with the perfect make-up for your big night.

It’s important to realize that you got the date for a reason, so focus on highlighting your best features for the perfect date night look. Some of our favorite looks are the timeless, natural looks with a little spin.

To begin the perfect look, start with a great primer. Tarte’s Clean Slate Perfecting Primer is a great start to insure that your perfect look stays in place all night. Next, try BareMinerals foundation and bronzer to get the perfect amount of color and shine.

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Now comes the fun part. As Lauren Conrad shows us, a natural look doesn’t have to be boring. Urban Decay’s Naked3 Palette is a simple way to make the perfect blend of natural colors for the perfect date-night eye.

Try blending a few colors in your favorite palette and finishing off the eye with Tarte’s Waterproof Clay Liner to create the perfect liner look. Whether it be just following the natural line of the eye or creating a cat-eye look, this liner easily makes anything possible.

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The lip has the ability to give the classic date-night look a twist. If you’re going for a bold, sexy look, try the stunning look of Kerry Washington. No one can deny that her skin looks flawless. Start with your favorite foundation paired with a great blush and Benefit Cosmetic’s Watt’s Up soft focus highlighter.

Pair with a classically stunning red lip, such as NARS’ pure-matte lipstick in full-bodied red, for a show-stopping look. No one can deny that fabulous looking skin paired with a great lip can turn heads, but add a dramatic false lash and our Kerry inspired look will finally be complete.

For a more fun date night try adding some color to your makeup routine. Whether to make your eyes pop or just to add a little something to your normal look, color can be a bold or subtle way to spice up your date night look.

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Kim Kardashian is known for not being afraid to spice up her normal makeup routine and shows that a little color can go a long way. By using blue for her smoky-eye look, she is able to have some fun while still looking amazing.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow is the perfect way to achieve long-lasting, radiant color. With a variety of colors, you can go as light or bold as you’d like. For dark eyes, try a mixture of blues and purple and for lighter eyes try a mixture of golds and blues. This leaves your natural self looking amazing while adding a little something to make your date swoon.

Whether you’re going for a naturally beautiful look or a sexy, head turning trend, these gorgeous style icons show us that looking your best doesn’t need a ton of upkeep. With great products and the confidence to carry you on, there’s no way for you date night look to go wrong.

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

Oscars 2014 Best Dressed

It was the year of the metallic and pastels gowns, but no matter the color the confidence and talent that took the red carpet was enough to stun us all.

Not only were there a wide array of hair and makeup at this year’s Oscars, but the styling was very diverse as well. The off-the-runway trends paired with everything from gold to silver jewelry and flowing to structure hairstyles had us on our toes the entire time. Here are some of our favorites from the runway that shared their confidence as well as style on the red carpet.

Lupita

This has been the year of Lupita Nyong’o. She seems to have taken the cake at every award show this season and the Oscars were no exception. Gracing the red carpet in a flowing powder blue gown custom made by Prada, Lupita accessorized with a beautiful headband and a confidence that was radiant to all.

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Her third Oscar nomination and Jennifer Lawrence has yet to fail us on the red carpet. Simplicity and uniqueness come to mind when complimenting her style. Wearing a stunning Dior gown and her trendsetting backwards necklace, Lawrence strikes an elegant pose.

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Chrissy Teigen took the red carpet in a Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 gown. In a strapless and elegantly styled black gown with pink printed flowers, she took the carpet looking chic and effortless and landed among our best dressed. John Legend as her arm candy didn’t hurt either.

Kate

Kate Hudson looked flawless as she took the red carpet in a stunning Atelier Versace gown. The caped number accompanied by her subtle silver jewelry and matching clutch was the perfect way to make a statement at this year’s Oscars. As a present, Kate’s gorgeous hair and subtle yet stunning makeup looked amazing all throughout the night.

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To no surprise, Kerry Washington took home one of our favorite looks of the night. Sporting a gorgeous mauve Jason Wu gown accompanied by a perfectly paired shoe and diamond bangles, she had everything pulled together perfectly. Add to that a plum lipstick and windswept hair and you’ve got yourself the recipe for a perfect red carpet look.

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Camilla Alves kept the pastel trend alive in her gorgeous Versace gown. With a pale pink and a clutch to match, what really put her over the top was her amazing hair and makeup. Styled in a naked lip that matched her soft gown, Camilla looked flawless as she joined Matthew McConaughey on the red carpet.

Sandra

Sandra Bullock brought a timeless and classic look to the red carpet as she flaunted her elegant and flawless style. Going against this year’s trends in a standout navy Alexander McQueen gown, Sandra paired her stunning gown with unique Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry for a perfect and show-stopping look.

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

Best of London Fashion Week Fall 2014

With everything from colorful feminine looks to bold military style, London Fashion Week had the world watching as over fifty top designers showcased their talents.

First Looks

This year was no exception to the amazing trends seen on the runway.  From head to toe, each look had us “oo-ing” and “ahh-ing.” and we’ve got some of the best and most unique styles to share with you.

Felder Felder took a chic, earthy approach to London Fashion Week. Including earthy greens, berry reds and their signature black leather, it was hard to blink an eye while the fabulous twin sisters’, Annette and Danielia Felder, collection walked the runway.

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J. JS Lee had heads turning at her impeccable looks during this week’s London Fashion Week. Known for her embossed details on solid fabric, she did not let us down this season. Not shying away from color this year, her looks had us swooning.

Haizhen Wang

Haizhen Wang kept his normal masculine femininity! His chic, show-stopping designs took an architectural reference while combing classical tailoring and classic colors.

Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn combination of detail, functionality and fun is perfect for the funk fashionista. Taking great fabrics and a fabulous color palette, Raeburn’s styles owned the runway.

Jasper Conran

Starting at the age of nineteen, Jasper Conran has been known for his timeless, contemporary British style and this year was just as impressive as the last. With a soft color palette and gorgeous shapes, Conran landed high on our list of amazing designs to hit the catwalk.

Holly Fulton

One of the most fabulous in prints this year, Holly Fulton let her creativity shine. Her graphic prints and luxurious materials were perfectly paired with unique accessories.

John Rocha

John Rocha’s use of fabric and texture was simply stunning – elegant and stylish with a modern twist!

Lucas Nascimento

Lucas Nascimento brought knitwear to life this year with his amazing silhouettes and captivating textures. The delicate detail found in his garments gave a classic and timeless feel.

Alice Temperley of Temperley London

Another master of the print was Alice Temperley of Temperley London. Designing for the sexy, strong, well-travelled woman, her impeccable use of colors and shapes landed her among our favorite of this year.

Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique

Designer Emma Farrow of Topshop Unique had models showing some serious leg this year. Fabulous boots along with hobo-chic layering had all the right embellishments, creating the perfect look for any contemporary professional stylista.

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi’s creates a sophisticated feel pairing his uniquely structured bodices with a sleek, modern shoe!

Burberry Prorsum

To no surprise, Burberry Prorsum blew everyone away with their stunning use of pattern and amazing styling!

Tom Ford

Tom Ford, designs for the uber fashionista, for the woman who knows what they like and is not afraid to show it!

Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha took her strong yet romantic style and created yet another beautiful collection. Her modern use of unique construction and embellishments were pure genius!

Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou’s collection was the perfect combination of bold graphics and industrial jewelry. With a gorgeous color palette of light blues, stunning greens and deep reds paired with its unique footwear, this collection was flawless!

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

Love Yourself First

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The longest, most reliable relationship in life is the one you have with yourself. Sure, it’s great to have someone beside you, but at the end of the day it’s important to be happy. This means not being afraid to pamper yourself and give yourself a little lovin’ too!

You work hard. Whether it’s school, a family or just trying to make it to the gym, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day stresses of life. That’s why it’s important to slow down, take a deep breath and reward yourself for doing the best that you can. So buy those new running shoes, grab that candy bar at the checkout or buy that novel that you’ve been eyeing up! You work hard and treating yourself every now and then only makes life easier.

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Personal time is something that many of us don’t get very often. Without time to unwind and relax, we easily lose our sense of who we are and our goals in life. It’s important to take as much or as little time that we can get at the end of the day unwinding and taking in the highlights and lowlights of the day. Starting a journal can be a great way to not only reward yourself, but to keep you on track with life goals and accomplishments that can so often slip away from us.

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Why not take yourself out to lunch? Sure, the ‘table for one’ can get a bad rap, but sometimes grabbing a quick lunch or sitting at the coffee house alone to get some work done is not only a great change of pace, but can be more productive as well. We’re not saying to get rid of all the company in your life, but taking time every now and then to be your own company can be just as great.

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If you’re not comfortable heading out of the house by yourself, there are a million and one ways to show yourself some love at home too! One of the best ways to pamper yourself is with an at-home spa day. Start with a relaxing bubble bath followed by a pedicure and your old, favorite movie. Nothing’s better than taking a well deserved day in to unwind from the week and give yourself some lovin’!

Whether it’s an afternoon out or a late night in, it’s important to take some ‘me’ time and relax and unwind from our crazy, beautiful lives. No matter how much we try to live up staying organized and on track with our lives, everyone needs some time to rekindle the greatest relationship of all –the one we have with ourselves.

Written by: Kali Borovic As a student journalist, this fashionista, stargazing enthusiast and fitness aficionado loves to write about anything from health to fashion. With a passion for DIY projects and cooking, this Ohio born writer spends most of her time looking up new crafts or coming up with at-home beauty recipes for her blog, Naturally Beautiful. Kali loves to read about any topic under the sun and knows that life is best spent in lipstick, leggings and an oversized sweater.

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