Spring 2015 Hair Trends

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Hey guys!

Today’s article  is a guest post written by Abu Bah of http://menshaircuts.co/. Make sure to check out his website and recommend it to all of the men in your life.  Thank you so much for reaching out and writing this article!

*Note: All of the product recommendations were by me.

It’s a new year, filled with new trendy hairstyles, including latest medium hairstyles for men and women. Upgrading your hair’s look requires no commitment though and is a quick and easy process if you know what you’re doing. Check out these pictures for 5 of the latest hair trends for 2015 (in no particular order), including upcoming spring and summer styles.

1. Bedhead

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The bedhead has recently become softer, easier to wear and more romantic than when it first became popular. Start with damp, towel-dried hair and then apply a volumizer through your hair while placing focus on the roots. I recommend the Aussie Real Volume Styling Mousse.  Blow-dry until your hair is almost completely dry, tousling the hair with only your hands as you do so to achieve that natural, slightly unfinished look. Continue Reading

Winter Beauty Essentials

Hey guys!

Winter can be so harsh on your hair, skin, and nails so I found five-star beauty products that will help you survive the cold weather.

Also, I want to post a lot more in the Class Act section, where I post pictures of people’s outfits and recreate them, so email me your OOTDs for a chance to be featured on my blog! You can reach me at: styledbysteph@aol.com and make sure to include a link to your blog if you want me to feature it, your first name, and any other information you would like me to include in the post (e.g, the college you attend or your job). I can’t wait to see what y’all send me!

1) The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisturizer

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Dry skin is probably the most common complaint in the winter. This will

2) Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

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3) L’oreal Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Mask

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4) Nailtiques Oil Therapy

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Many people forget to take care of their nail in the winter, oil therapy and cuticle cream will keep your nail from getting brittle. Continue Reading

December Favorites

Here are some of my favorite beauty products and videos of the month! Think you’ve found something I would like? Leave a comment below!

1) It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Product

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I love this product so much! It makes detangling so much easier and my hair is shiny and soft after using it.

2) Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector

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This product is a bit expensive, but I started using it for some acne scars I have a week ago and I’ve already noticed a big difference. My skin is brighter and it is a great moisturizer as well. Continue Reading

Beauty Haul & Review

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Let me know if you want me to do more beauty reviews and/or youtube tutorials for makeup and hair in the comments below!

Almay Smart Shade Mousse Makeup in Light/ Medium

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This foundation is perfect! I was a little skeptical when I first opened it because the shade looked so off in the container but it really did fit my skin tone perfectly when I put it on. It was so soft and silky feeling it didn’t even feel like I was wearing makeup. It is lightweight but still covered blemishes pretty well.I highly recommend this product!

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OOTD: Floral Dress and Green Vest

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This look is so perfect for summer. It looks casual even though I am wearing heels and the braid is easy to do. The original dress was from Rue 21, the vest is by Self Esteem, and you can buy the exact necklace here and the exact heels here.

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For my hair, I just did a simple fishtail braid leaving out a few of the shorter layers of the front and curling them. I took a piece of fabric I had and wrapped it around the end, forming a bow.


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OOTD: Casual Maxi and T-shirt

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Hey guys!

Today I’m wearing a casual t-shirt and maxi. I didn’t get any good pictures of the back, but the t-shirt actually has a pretty lattice cut out design. The maxi has two slits which shows off my black mini wedges.

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Exact shirt (only $4.97 right now!) Exact skirt, Exact wedges (also on sale right now) and a similar necklace:

necklace from pacsun

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Outfit Idea for a Music Festival

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I like this outfit because it is boho without being overboard. The vest and bangles are from Charlotte Russe. The dress is from Agaci and the backpack is from Target. Backpacks are a good idea so you have plenty of room to carry your belongings and the weight is distributed more evenly than a one shoulder purse. The belt is from Macys and the shoes are from ismalls.co.uk. I would definitely belt the dress since it is so loose. I like that the shoes have a tiny wedge. Obviously giant wedges would be uncomfortable if you are standing for long periods of time, but a lot of people forget that shoes that are too flat and thin are just as uncomfortable.

loose waves

I would wear my hair in loose waves pinned back  like the picture above. To get the hair: curl loosely with a straightener leaving the tips out so they are straight. Once your hair is cool lightly comb through with your fingers or a wide- tooth comb. Then lightly hairspray and twist and pin a section back on each side a few inches away from your hairline.

Hair/Beauty: Tips for Messy Buns

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1) If you have straight hair like me I recommend curling it first. I curled mine with a straightener because it’s faster than a regular curling iron. I curl my hair so it has more grip and pieces that fall out look better when they are curled. You don’t have to curl every piece or curl it perfectly since you won’t see most of the curls. It just gives your hair more texture and grip.

2) Goody spin pins are great if you have a hard time if you have a lot of layers or straight, slippery hair. They by no means hold all of my hair up by itself (I have thick, straight hair with a lot of layers), but they definitely help. You can buy them for only a couple of dollars at Target.

goody spin pins

I like the spin pins better than the sock bun holders because I want the bun to look a little messy and my layers just slip right out of the sock buns.

3) If you have bangs or short layers in the front leave them and slightly curl them. Also pull a few random pieces in the back of your bun out if it doesn’t look messy enough.

4) Put in any other bobby pins you need to hold the bun up and lightly hairspray it to keep it in place all day.