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…

via Harper & Harley 

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!

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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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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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6 Halloween Costumes You May 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?

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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5 Mistakes I’ve Stopped Making In My Beauty Routine

via Then Let It Be

I’m admittedly not a huge fan of those ‘Here’s what you’re doing wrong’ posts that I frequently see on various beauty blogs. Not that I don’t enjoy learning a thing or two, but the phrasing and idea of the posts themselves seems to come from more of a negative, bossy tone rather than a helpful guide of how I can make the most of my mornings getting ready.

With that being said, I’ve made a ton of mistakes since I’ve entered the world of makeup, but I had to learn from some of my mistakes the hard way—the hard way usually involving me gasping at my appearance as soon as I’m home from a long day at work, or a delicate suggestion from a friend involving a change in my routine. I still need all the help I can get, but if you’re curious, here are a few of my mistakes that I’ve since corrected…

Not switching out my foundation and concealer with the seasons.

I’m not saying that I tend to switch out my makeup completely on the first day of summer or anything, but I was guilty of using the same foundation/concealer in the same shade year round. What I wasn’t really thinking about was how my skin was reacting to the change in weather (I need something much lighter in the summertime versus the winter) and that I definitely need to be matched for a warm-weather foundation as soon as I spend a little time in the sunshine.

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