Category Archives: trends

Trend Alert: Cuticle Tattoos

I caught Good Morning America the other day and to my surprise it’s just as the beauty segment is beginning! Lucky me right? I was happy to find a new nail trend: cuticle tattoos. The finger/hand tattoo trend has been around for some time, having several celebrities like Beyonce  and Rihanna  with tattoo rings and letters on their forefingers. But as a tattoo-less, single lady, I kind of felt left out! These cuticle tattoos are just what Dr. Ink ordered. To apply, cut out the desired shape, stick it to the skin and hold a damp cotton ball to the back for 15-30 seconds until it slides off and Voila! Ultra chic, bold, and they have just the right amount of temporary appeal to let me go BOW! outside of the boardroom.

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Try Ciate’s Cuticle Tattoos for $12.00 and get 5 designs including bows and diamond shapes at Sephora. 

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Try Rad Nails’ BEYOND Nail tattoos, pick up some accessories (my fave is the Give Her a Hand Pin) and get Free Shipping when you spend $20.00 USD.

 

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Trend Forecast: Sangria Color

 

 

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As #boldbrightbeauty lovers, we MUST stay abreast of all of the hottest color trends. So, while watching the 2014 Billboard awards, amidst a sea of black, ombre blonde do’s and legs, I noticed an odd ball,  Melissa Barrera.  As star of the reality show, The Chica’s Project, Barrera may be a reality tv underdog but her  sangria-colored hair  on the Billboard red carpet was to dye for! Sangria isn’t JUST one of the most popular summer drink staples. In fact, Sangria has been named the 2014 Fall Color Trend by Pantone. Pantone calls sangria,  “An exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations.” Maybe I’m a rebel, but all this random weather has me wanting to indulge in fall beauty trends. Wanna stay on the bright side? Not to worry. The sangria color trend will always betrending, in beauty and beyond. Take a look!

1. MAC Cosmetics Pro-Longwear Heart Hangover

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One of my all-time MAC faves. This sangria-colored lippy is a matte bombshell! Hurry, it’s discontinued, but you can buy it here.

2. Homemade Sangria

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What’s a memorial day cookout without this decadent drink? Want the perfect recipe? Visit our Instagram page @Boldbrightbeauty for specs!

 

3.  Fashion by Jason Obando in Full Sangria

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The full-color ensemble trend is one to be mastered! Sangria is the perfect alternative to those who shy away from brights, but rather not wear black day in and day out.

4. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse

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That’s right, when the interior of an American staple, luxury  sedan and all-around road warrior has sangria seats, it’s  classic. In addition to advanced technology and safety; the ultra sleek, sophisticated color is a strong enough for travel and sweet enough for leisure, just like sangria!

 

5. NARS Seduction Blush

nars seductionNARS Blush in Seduction is one sure fire way to brighten and strengthen a bland beauty look. The rich color and texture can be managed to create a soft or strong look providing just the right amount of versatility a bold beauty should have. Buy it for $30.00 from Sephora here.

 

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Recovering from A Beat Down? #CoveritUp

 

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Clearly there MUST be something in the air because I have seen/heard of  1 TOO Many beat downs this weekend! Poor babies! The way reality tv is going these days, the Solange on Jay-Z beat down didn’t surprise me. Honestly, it’s probably not the first time things have gotten physical. Nevertheless, for those fights that can’t be avoided,  try the new Kat Von D Lock it  Tattoo Foundation. For just $34.00 at Sephora, this foundation will cover any bruise, scar or burn incurred from a variety of beat down scenarios. It is Extremely thick! However, you can dilute the heaviness of foundation by mixing with a light moisturizer or even a tad bit of water. Guys, got into a squabble at a bar, but have a really important meeting tomorrow? Grab a sample! Then take a q-tip, dabble it onto the darkened area only, and blend carefully. Once complete, dab a little white, odorless body powder over the site with a clean fingertip or tissue. Ladies you can use your favorite colorless HD setting powder, but for fellas, powder will do the trick! Good luck and please #ElevateResponsibly LOL

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Less is More! Spring/Summer 2013 Beauty Trends

Ok, so I know what you’re thinking, it’s May, a little late for a crash course in what’s the “in” trend for beauty this season right? No! It’s never to late for a refresher of what you must have to look haute this season. Needless to say, if you’ve picked up Glamour, Essence or Cosmo, you’ve noticed four trends which some of the world’s most coveted designers have summoned to grace the faces of their gawgeous runway models – yes, I said gawgeous. Take a look at my top 4 Must Have Beauty Trends for the remainder of Spring and Summer 2013.

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