Posts Tagged ‘festival’

ACCESSORY REPORT: REVERSE HEADBAND

 

PHOTO/POST: KRISTIN ESS

PHOTO/POST: KRISTIN ESS

We’re here in NYC with our favorite #GIRLBOSS, Lauren Conrad, who is releasing her 8th book called CELEBRATE. It’s stunning and it’s packed with photos that inspire. It’s all about being reaaaaaadyyyyy to parrrrrtaaaay in both new and classic ways. This might be my favorite book yet because of the aesthetic of the pages. (Spoiler alert: I’ve seen it and there are some very pretty beauty moments which is exciting!).

Speaking of beauty moments, we get to create lots of looks while we’re on a book tour with her and we kicked off day one with one of my new faves… the reverse headband! I was lucky enough to get my hands on the one you see above from this bad ass brand and it couldn’t have been more subtly perfect. I’ve heard these being referred to as “reversed headbands”, “halos”, “top knot accessory” and “half crowns”, whatever you want to call them I’m now seeing them EVERYWHERE. These would be amazing in wavy hair for a wedding, too! I love when something is barely there from the front, but then a sparkly surprise in the back.

Styling can be very versatile with these. We chose a super sleek look for Lauren because of that très chic jumpsuit she wore. But these looks amazing in wavy hair, too! Straight, sleek hair was out of the norm for Lauren but she loves to try new looks. The thing you should know about using these with straight hair is there’s not going to be a lot of grip so you have to create some sort of anchor. These reverse headbands usually come with two small combs, one at each end. If the hair is sleek and shiny, the comb will likely slide out. I used a couple small bobby pins, two for each side, just behind the ear (if you look very closely you can probably see) as my anchors and to stop them from sliding.

Here are some additional reverse headbands I’ve stumbled upon lately if you’re on a budget and can’t splurge on the one up top…

 

PARTY MAKEUP INSPIRATION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I’m always trying to find new ways to make our makeup more exciting, without becoming silly or overkill. Because makeup is a creative expression of how you feel each day, or how you want to feel each day… sometimes I feel blah but then put on mascara and a bright pink lip and feel so much better! So the more you can step out of a rut and try new things, the more colorful your life will be. You’ve tried my White Cat Eye tutorialOmbre Liner tutorialKitty Cat tutorial and Smoked Wing tutorial. Now try this fun variation! Think of it as underlining your wing. Here’s how:

TOOLS:

  • Your Favorite Liquid Liner: This is my favorite felt-tip brush and this is my favorite brush-tip brush. They’re both longwear, a must for liquid liners! (I also love this dual-ended liquid liner that has both types of brush in the same liner!).
  • Any Colored Eye Pencil: I chose this one because it covers my three must’s for pencils — 1. longwear so it doesn’t smudge, 2. intense color payoff and 3. easy and smooth gliding. I also really love this one in Jade.

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STEPS:

  1. With the black liquid liner, start at the inner corner and trace along the lash line, pressing harder as you get closer to the outer corner because you’ll notice, the lighter you press, the thinner the line and the harder you press, the thicker the line. Then wing it out and up for a little cat eye.
  2. Now take the colored pencil and underline the wing. I did it by starting at the end of the lower lashline and working in both directions; first underlining the flick and extending it slightly past, then coming inward 1/4 of the distance of the lower lashline. You could just underline the wing and not bring it inward if you wanted too. Just play with it and have fun!

I paired it with this sweet cheek and this lippie on Magali but you can change up the under flick shade then mix and match with your favorite blushes and lip colors!

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FESTIVAL NECESSITIES

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Post + Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

Soooo, most of you are probably aware that festival season is among us! Yes, beware of Instagram during this time. You might see a lot of photos from festival attendees in all their super cute festival get-ups. I’d say each year, the festival fashion just keeps getting better and better and it makes it so hard to shop when I just want everything! Well, in honor of festival season, I’ve put together a SIMPLE, basic list of what you should bring if you are attending a music festival this year…

  1. Backpack or this adorable “Fanny Pack” – This suede fringe backpack is everything and is perfect for a music festival (plus it’s super affordable!). Now if you’re feeling a little 90s vibe, this fanny pack — or as they call it a “waist + hip purse belt” — has festival vibes written all over it.
  2. Portable Phone Charger – With all the videos/photos you’ll be taking and by simply being on the outdoor fields all day, trust me, you’ll need a backup charger! Who likes having a dead phone anyways? (Not me!)
  3. Temporary Tattoos – Oooooh, I’ll definitely be tatting myself with these! This is such a fun way to accessorize yourself without having real accessories weigh you down or having the fear of losing your jewelry.
  4. Hair Accessories: option ONE, TWO, or THREE – Move over flower headbands! These are the hair accessory pieces I’ll be rocking this year. I love the delicacy of each piece. Simple. Understated. Festival Approved.
  5. Ponytail Holders – So my day will probably start with wearing my hair down, but as the day goes on, I’ll most likely end up wearing my hair up because a) it’s hot out, b) my hair looks frizzy/out-of-control, c) get my hair out of my face, and d) have an excuse of wearing THESE super cute ponytail holders (I love that touch of gold metal).
  6. Mini Hair Brush –  This is one of my favorite hair brushes to use, and it even comes in a mini travel size.  I, personally, like to maintain my hair if I know I’ll be out all day….so, I’ll definitely be carrying one of these in my bag.
  7. Hand Sanitizer (Bonus: the sanitizer case!) – Um, if you’re a clean/germ freak like I am, I’ll be carrying this for sure. Yes, I know there are hand sanitizing stations at festivals but it’s always convenient to have a personal one for yourself. Plus, how festive is this sanitizer holder?!!
  8. Oil Blotting Sheets – You’re in the heat, you’re outside all day, and your face starts to get oily/shiny-looking…don’t mind me as I step aside to blot my face in order to keep it as fresh as can be.
  9. Drink Sleeves – Ok, so maybe you don’t necessarily HAVE to bring these drink sleeves (or as I’d like to call them, ‘koozies’) but they are just super cute + playful and it would also make for a pretty cool Instagram photo (just saying).
  10. Sandals: option ONE or TWO – Lace-up sandals are so in right now. Plus, these sandals are neutral-colored so they’ll match any outfit. Now if you want to step up the sandal game a bit, the sandals with the big gems are a great alternative!
  11. Sunglasses: option ONE or TWO – Festivals give you an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and wear different kinds of fashion accessories that you typically don’t get to wear everyday. Exhibit A: these sunglasses are perfect for wearing to a music festival.

Also, please do not forget to pack + wear some SPF because we know how important it is to protect your skin from the sun!

Are you attending a music festival this year? If so, what are some of your must-have items to bring to a festival? Sound off in the comments below!

MUSIC FESTIVAL LIP STAIN

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Every year I try to tell you that an orange lip is not only totally wearable, but it’s a must at music festivals! Why you ask? Because it adds a bit of sophistication to the bohemian cutoffs, gladiator sandals, fringe and aviator shades in a way that is bold and gorgeous (and still complementary). So today, I’m breaking it down for you in a protocol that will last all day & night and never lose a kilowatt of brightness. Here’s how:  (more…)