Under Wraps: DIY Chocolate Pretzel Mummies

❤ By Hannah Blu

Nothing brings out our insatiable sweet tooth quite like the coming of All Hallow’s Eve. With just days to go until trick-or-treat, we’re currently salivating at the thought of candy apples, candy corn, and Halloween candies galore. Our favorite sugary goody for a spook-tastic snack? DIY chocolate-covered mummy pretzels!

These salty-sweet treats are perfect for a last-minute Halloween party or office potluck. They take mere minutes to make with minimal ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Just follow our simple steps for a festive recipe that’ll make it super easy to ~wrap up~ your haunted holiday party prep.

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What You’ll Need: 

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Pretzel rods
  • Wax paper or a silicone baking pad

What You’ll Do: 

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Step 1: Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler according to package instructions (we used a Pyrex bowl over 2 inches of hot but not quite boiling water).

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Step 2: Remove melted chocolate from double boiler and allow to cool slightly. Dip pretzel rod into melted chocolate and tap excess off on the side of the bowl. Lay chocolate-dipped pretzels onto a wax-paper-lined baking sheet to set.

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Step 3: Spoon excess chocolate into a Ziploc bag and snip one corner to create a piping tool. Drizzle chocolate onto each rod in zigzag formations.

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Step 4: Repeat steps 1 and 2 with dark chocolate chips. Spoon melted chocolate into a separate Ziploc bag, snip a small piece from the corner, then squeeze tiny dots onto the rods for eyes. Allow mummies to set, then refrigerate or enjoy immediately!

Makeup Monday: How To (Properly) Apply Glitter Nail Polish

❤ By Hannah Blu

We can’t help but go gaga for glitter, especially when it comes to nail polish. But the messy, time-consuming process of applying (and removing) glitter lacquer often deters us from rocking the blinged-out shades we love. It’s downright exhausting having to meticulously maneuver each glitter particle into place!

With Halloween and the holiday season approaching, we needed a solution, stat. So when we learned about this amazing manicurist hack, we just had to share it! The trick is to apply glitter polish with a sponge rather than the included brush. The sponge soaks up excess polish, resulting in a perfectly opaque glitter layer. Follow these easy steps for swoon-worthy sparkly nails!

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What You’ll Need: 

  • A smoothing base coat
  • A peel-off nail polish barrier (we used Kiesque Liquid Palisade, but any brand of liquid latex will do)
  • A triangle makeup sponge
  • Glitter nail polish (we used Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday”)
  • A high-shine, quick-dry top coat

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What You’ll Do: 

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Step 1: Apply a layer of base coat. This gives the glitter something to adhere to, upping the longevity of your mani.

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Step 2: Apply a peel-off nail polish barrier to the surrounding cuticle.

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Step 3: Paint a generous amount of your favorite glitter nail polish onto the edge of the sponge.

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Step 4: Dab the glitter polish onto your nail with the sponge and repeat until you’re satisfied with the coverage.

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Step 5: Carefully peel off the nail polish barrier.

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Step 6: Apply a generous layer of top coat to smooth out and lock in the glitter.

…And that’s it! You can finally achieve the accent nail of your dreams – life-changing, right?

Style Report: 3 Fashion Week Trends You Can Wear Now

❤ By Hannah Blu

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh fashion in the air? This week rounds out yet another eventful fashion month, and we’ve gotta say that the Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections have been equally surprising and delightful. From model-designer collaborations to fun, unexpected details, the runways were overflowing with major style #inspo.

But who wants to wait until next year to rock the trends we’re loving now? Not us! That’s why we’re bringing you three of our favorite Fashion Week trends that are totally wearable for the current season and the ones to come!

Take one of these trends for a spin – just tap your favorite pieces to shop!

Navy Reserves: Tommy Hilfiger’s highly anticipated capsule collection with supermodel / GoJane #GirlCrush Gigi Hadid debuted at NYFW, and it’s already flying off shelves. If you haven’t been able to score one of their coveted nautical-inspired styles, don’t fret. We’ve got the perfect pieces to wear for your idyllic seaside escape before chilly weather hits!

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Plume Service: While these luxe details are usually reserved for fall and winter, feathers and fur were a highlight of the Spring ’17 shows. Prada and Ralph Lauren displayed colorful coats constructed in plush fur and trimmed with opulent ostrich feathers. To get the look for less, try rocking feathers and fur on your feet by way of fluffy straps, pouf accents, and cozy ankle cuffs.

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Dose of Decadent Florals: As always, Dolce & Gabbana’s RTW collection featured plenty of the label’s signature floral motifs. It was – wait for it – groundbreaking! More sensuous than the traditional spring floral, these dimensional designs are perfect for transitioning into fall and winter. Once spring rolls around, you’ll already be ahead of the game, sartorially speaking.

Fall Fashion Trend: Gothic Glam

❤ By Hannah Blu

Get ready to descend into a deeper, darker side of fashion for fall. This season, we’re taking cues from the likes of Wednesday Addams and the girls from The Craft with our glam take on Gothic style. Per tradition, black is best, but sultry jewel tones will do too. When it comes to texture, the more the better. It’s all about lace and crushed velvet plus out-of-this-realm accessories to match.

*Goth* to have this look? Tap on your fave items to shop ’em now!

Crush On Plush: Everyone knows that velvet is the “it” texture for fall, but it’s also a quintessential goth wardrobe staple. Rich, moody hues offer a sensuous alternative to black, while ruffled necklines and bell sleeves conjure up some witchy-chic vibes (think Maleficent, not Hermione Granger).

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Go For Baroque: Mark our words – brocade is gonna be big for fall. To get the look, try a filigreed piece with ornate scroll and quill detailing. Create even more Gothic glamour by upping the textural impact with velvet and mesh details. The result: an elegant yet edgy look for any autumnal event.

Just In Lace: A cornerstone of Gothic fashion, Victorian lace is one of the key components in the trend’s latest revival. This traditionally romantic textile gets a vampy upgrade with elements like tiered skirts, sweeping silhouettes, and exaggerated sleeves inspired by capes and trains.

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The Necks Best: It’s easy to rock the haute goth style with Victorian-influenced jewelry. The choker is already this year’s most sought-after accessory, but intricate scalloped lace, vintage-inspired brooches, and symbolic pendants add the perfect amount of avant-garde glam.

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#HairInspo: Easy Rope Braid Tutorial

❤ By Hannah Blu

When the weather gets hot, sticky, and humid, the last thing you need is a high-maintenance hairstyle making things even more unbearable. If you’re anything like us, you may have resorted to throwing your hair up in a messy bun or ponytail every day this summer. As a matter of fact, we now have permanent dents in our hair from wearing it up all season long (*sigh*).

If you’re so over the typical up-do, try this seriously cool runway-inspired twist! This easy-to-achieve style keeps your hair off your neck while looking effortlessly chic and polished. Plus, it’s totes work-appropriate and perfect for working up a sweat on the dance floor with your girls. Talk about versatile!

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Get the look by following these 5 easy steps!

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Step 1: Brush hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie.

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Step 2: Run a smoothing styling cream through the ponytail, then separate the ponytail into two symmetrical sections.

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Step 3: Twist both sections in a clockwise motion.

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Step 4: Wrap the strands around each other in a counter-clockwise motion.

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Step 5: Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie. Voila – you’re done!

Pre-Fall Fashion: It’s Da Bomb-er

❤️ By Hannah Blu

The temps are starting to cool down, school is back in session, and we can finally unblock the friends who flooded our social media feeds with envy-inducing pics from their seemingly perpetual holidays. That’s right – after a long, hot summer, it looks like fall is almost upon us. And we’re so ready to slip into our favorite jackets without working up a sweat. Read on for our top picks!

See a topper you wanna take home? Simply click the pic to shop!

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Bomber Babe: The classic bomber jacket is a style essential that continues to be reinvented season after season, and we’re not even mad about it. Show off your high-waisted bottoms with a cropped silhouette or go grunge in an oversized, patch-embellished style. For a night out, luxurious satin lends a bit of sexiness to this time-honored trend.

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Emblazoned ‘N Embroidered: Souvenir jackets are fall’s coolest toppers. These embroidered beauties were originally produced as literal souvenirs for American soldiers occupying Japan post-WWII. A combination of all-American sportiness and delicate oriental-inspired detail, they’ve since evolved into sartorial symbols of badassery. And like keepsakes, super fun to collect!

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Fashion Heroes: Olympics-Inspired Style

❤️ By Hannah Blu

Since the spectacular opening ceremony last Friday, we’ve been glued to our television sets watching the world’s greatest athletes compete for Olympic gold in Rio. The Summer Olympics are only on for one more week, but the feels we get from watching these incredible athletes chase their dreams will stick around long after the Games come to a close.

Needless to say, we’ve been feeling inspired by the spirit of the Olympic season. That’s why we’ve compiled some of our top looks to wear while cheering on your favorite athletes. Like the emotional moments and record-breaking achievements of the Olympic Games, these trends are sure to endure.

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Want a gold-medal-worthy look? Click on your favorite pieces to shop them!

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Flag Bearer: Show your #TeamUSA spirit by sporting some patriotic gear this Olympic year. The best thing about rocking stars and stripes? With the Americana look back on trend, a flag piece can also come in handy after the Olympic torch has been extinguished. We suggest proudly parading your patriotic threads this coming November when you head out to #RockTheVote!

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Metal Ceremony: You don’t have to be an elite athlete to adorn yourself with some major metal. For those of us who won’t be winning gold, silver, or bronze any time soon, fashion-forward metallic footwear makes for a winning look. Dress up or down with strappy stilettospeep-toe pumps, classic sneakers, or feminine flats with mirror-like metallic shine.

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Athletic Prowess: This year’s Olympians have been kicking ass and taking names in some of the coolest gear ever. To cop the pro athlete look, try a jammer-inspired cropped jumpsuit, a chic warm-up jacket, or a sporty two-piece set. Hey, rocking these threads might even inspire you to hit the gym. And who knows? Maybe we’ll see you on top of that medal podium someday!

#Trendspotting: Operation Camo Chic

❤️ By Hannah Blu

Looking to add some bad-ass edge to your fall wardrobe? Luckily, you won’t have to join up to rock a trendy military-inspired look. Thanks to the folks at designer houses like Versace and Valentino, camo has infiltrated mainstream fashion, thus providing us civilians with endless ways to don army-influenced gear for everyday.

While the traditional camouflage print is used by soldiers to blend into their surroundings, this season’s chic renditions are meant to make you stand out from the crowd. And all it takes is one piece to transform your summer neutrals into fall favorites. Don’t believe us? Scroll down to see how you can update your look with an army jacket or a pair of camo bottoms!

Top Guns

When you think of fall fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is outerwear, right? Oversized military jackets get a cool upgrade with grunge-influenced vintage patches, while always-appealing bombers and track jackets pop with the season’s raddest pattern. Throw an army-inspired jacket over a white tee and slip on your favorite aviator sunnies for a commando-cool vibe.

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Glamouflage Gear

We’re calling it now: Camo is the new denim for fall 2016. With its neutral color scheme, this trend-right pattern is far more versatile than you might think. Pair camo print bottoms with your go-to black top for a chic, urban feel. Complete the look with some combat-inspired lace-up booties (with or without heels), and you’ll be ready to conquer anything!

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Passion For Clashin’: Mixing Floral Prints

❤️ By Hannah Blu

Thanks to Meryl Streep’s amazing Anna Wintour impression in The Devil Wears Prada, we’re well aware that floral prints aren’t exactly groundbreaking for warm weather fashion. The runways are abloom with flower-patterned styles every spring and summer, solidifying the fact that this perennial print isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

The question is: How do we update our floral print game each season? By mixing and matching, of course! Today we’re showing you how to chicly combine your favorite patterns and classic florals without looking like you got dressed in the dark.

See something you gotta have? Simply click on your favorite pieces to shop them now!

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Hot To Dot: Bold, spotted prints are equally as timeless as florals. Try this retro-inspired polka dot minidress paired with a floral print bomber jacket for a modernized pin-up look. The jacket’s satiny texture and edgy chinoiserie print add an urban-glam feel to the ensemble. Just finish the look with perforated chunky heels for the ideal date-night outfit!

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Stripe A Match: We adore pairing stripes with florals for a preppy vibe with a hint of girly attitude. For this look, a nautical-striped, off-the-shoulder top tucks into an ultra feminine rose-printed flare skirt for a cute and quirky way to wear mixed prints this season. Combined with strappy heels, this outfit is perfect for a garden wedding, tea party, or shower!

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Field Of Flowers: Floral-on-floral can be the trickiest trend to pull off. When mixing floral prints, try to stick with a simple color palette for your base (like the black and white palm frond design shown here). For your topper, opt for a slightly more spaced-out pattern with complementary hues and grounding solid accents – your outfit will be perfectly mismatched without appearing too busy.

Go Undercover: Versatile Bralettes

❤️ By Hannah Blu

Summer’s really starting to heat up, and there’s nothing more uncomfortable than sweating your tits off (literally!) in a stuffy push-up bra. The solution: a light, breezy bralette that allows the girls to breathe while looking super sexy under your revealing tanks, trendy bomber jackets, and sheer wardrobe pieces.

Today we’ve compiled some must-have styles for you to start your collection with. But trust us – these babies are like Pokemon… You’re gonna want to catch ’em all!

We know you can’t help yourself… Simply tap a pic to shop it now!

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Modern Romance: You’ve probably seen your favorite celebs and style bloggers rocking tissue-thin tanks with pretty lace bralettes peeking out from underneath. It’s an uber trendy way to dress up your basics for hot weather without adding extra layers. Plus, it looks absolutely adorable!

Baby Got Back: Bralettes with intricate back details add a sassy element to your sheer and low-back tops. Try a caged style under a slouchy off-the-shoulder tee or a see-through mesh bodysuit – you’ll never opt for a basic bra again!

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Athletic Club: These sporty bralettes aren’t meant to be hidden under your gym clothes! Whether you’re hitting up the hot yoga studio or just running errands all afternoon, pair them with comfy shorts and your favorite kicks for a chic, effortless athleisure vibe.

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Sunnies 4 All: The Best Glasses For Every Face Shape

❤️ By Hannah Blu

While we take pride in sporting our sunnies all year long, we’re happy to announce that the ultimate season for shades is officially upon us. The sun’s out in full strength, which means it’s more crucial than ever to protect your peepers from harmful UV rays. (Say no to squinting, ladies!)

With so many styles of sunglasses out there, it can be a struggle to find the perfect pair for your face shape. But today we’ve taken the guesswork out of shade-shopping so you can spend your summer doing more important things…like sipping bottomless mai tais on the beach! All you have to do is identify your facial structure, and you’ll find your sunnie soul mate…

Wanna snag these shades? Simply click on your faves to shop them now!

Round: If you have a rounded face shape, it’s best to avoid small and circular frames, which tend to exaggerate fuller cheeks. Opt instead for oversized rectangular sunglasses or frames that boast angular lines. The goal is to define and elongate the face by emphasizing your cheekbones, much like you would with contouring makeup.

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Square: When you’re blessed with a defined jawline and sharp cheekbones, squared or rectangular frames can look especially harsh. Soften your look with rounded sunnies that serve to balance out a strong facial structure. Frames with curved edges and cat-eye corners are excellent for square-shaped faces, as they give angular faces added length and lift.

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Heart: Aviator lovers, rejoice! These trendy frames are best for heart-faced gals because of their softly tapered edges, which complement the delicate narrowing of a heart-shaped face. Just remember to choose a frame that fits the size of your face; oversized aviators can easily overpower a small face, especially when you factor in colored or mirrored lenses.

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Oval: We envy you ladies with oval-shaped faces… You can basically wear any style of sunnies you want! From aviators to rectangular frames to John-Lennon-esque round wire styles, you’re free to experiment with sunglasses in all shapes, colors, and sizes. But don’t stop there – since you clearly can go four-eyed, try out a pair of statement glasses for a totally chic look.

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Makeup Monday: 4 Lipstick Shades To Wear This Summer

❤️ By Hannah Blu

We won’t deny it: We’re downright lipstick junkies. And each new season provides us with a perfect excuse to fuel our addiction with fresh, fabulous additions to our ever-growing lip collection.

But with so many stunning shades and formulas out there, it can be a struggle to pick the perfect hue for you. Which is why we’re bringing you four of our favorite lipstick shades to sport this summer, plus totally on-trend pieces to match. Scroll down to see our picks, then go forth and give ’em some lip!

Wanna go head-to-toe in one of these hues? Tap your fave looks to shop ’em!

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A blue-based red with a touch of brown brings to mind lips that are stained with ripe, juicy cherries – so summer, right? Try Colourpop Ultra Satin Lipstick in “Lost” (worn above) or Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in “Passion” for an ultra-moisturizing, SPF-packed pick.

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We call this the Kylie Jenner lip, undressed. It’s a soft, pinky-brown nude (your lips but better) with a hint of terracotta. Try Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Lolita” (worn above) or Maybelline ColorSensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in “Nude Nuance” for a budget-friendly pick.

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Cool, vampy shades are typically reserved for the fall and winter months, but this season’s runways and red carpets have been teeming with sultry plum hues. To rock this rule-breaking look, try Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in “Plum Perfect” (worn above) or ColourPop Lippie Stix in “Creature” for a deeper, more dramatic glam.

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Nothing accentuates your glowing summer tan like a warm, effervescent orange lippie. When the heat’s got you feeling sluggish, simply apply a slick of this vibrant hue to add a face-brightening pop of color to your look! Try Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in “Zinfandel” (worn above) or ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in “Cozy” for a wallet-friendly buy.

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See The White: 3 Ways To Wear An LWD

❤️ By Hannah Blu

The “no white after Labor Day” rule was likely conceived shortly before the turn of the 20th century, but some still consider post-summer white a fashion faux pas. We don’t know about you, but we love breaking the rules, especially when it comes to shaking things up in chic LWDs. Coco Chanel famously wore white all year long, and we can’t argue with her style choices, now can we?

White dresses aren’t just for brides and beach babes anymore… Today’s LWDs are totally wearable for any occasion and season. So, in true Coco fashion, we’ve styled three swoon-worthy white looks that you can wear before and after Labor Day, hopefully without an ounce of judgement.

Did we do white right? Shop these looks by simply clicking on your favorite pieces!

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All-white is chic and sophisticated – perfect for a day at the races, a garden party, or a celebratory dinner. An off-shoulder mini in sweet floral lace makes the perfect base, while strappy sandals and a classic quilted bag up the elegance factor. Got a party-packed day ahead? No prob! Plan on a colorblock sun hat for day and a string of faux pearls for evening… You’re good to go!

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White Hot Lunch Date

For a lunch date with the BFF or bae, swap your favorite white tee and jeans for a cool, crisp T-shirt dress. Transform this basic LWD into a jaw-dropping day look by tying on a trendy neck scarf for a bit of feminine edge. Nude gladiator heels and a cute clutch fancy up this simple white frock, while trendy sunnies add a touch of laid-back glam.

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Girls’ Night Dressed In White

On your next #GNO, stand out from your squad in their oh-so-basic LBDs by rocking a curve-hugging LWD with sexy sheer details. The key to this white haute look is the pop of color – a bright pink quilted wristlet stores your clubbing essentials (ID, credit card, cell phone, and lipgloss) while contrasting beautifully against the luminous white dress and glimmering silver accessories.

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Summer Sips: Bey Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

❤️ By Hannah Blu

Who doesn’t love the tart, sugary-sweet, golden elixir that is lemonade? The ultimate warm weather refreshment earned some major street cred when Beyoncé released her groundbreaking sixth studio album last month. As a result, we think it’s safe to say that lemonade is gonna be on everyone’s lips this summer…literally!

As hot summer days approach, we wanted to remix our favorite citrus beverage with a fresh, fruity twist and a splash of 21-and-over fun. You know what they say… When life hands you lemons, make our Bey Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail and blast Queen Bey’s new album on repeat!

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What You’ll Need:

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(Makes 2 servings)

  • Cocktail shaker
  • 4 ounces fresh seedless blueberries
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
  • 8 ounces lemonade (fresh or store-bought)
  • Sparking soda
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish

What You’ll Do:

  1. Muddle the blueberries in the cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice cubes.
  3. Add vodka, St. Germain, and lemonade.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Pour over ice.
  6. Add a splash or two of sparkling soda and garnish with mint leaves.

Shop our clickable pics to cop a Lemonade-inspired look…

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What’s In Our Bag: Beach Edition

❤️ By Hannah Blu

If you’re like us, you’ve been eagerly following the fashion happenings at the always exclusive, always très chic Cannes Film Festival. We love admiring the Cannes red carpet glamour, but it’s the breathtaking views of the French Riviera that have us experiencing some major #FOMO. In fact, we’re currently staring out our office windows wistfully daydreaming about the beach.

Therefore, we saw fit to aim this “What’s In Our Bag” at getting you ready for Memorial Day Weekend and beyond with a summery, beach-themed edition. Whether you’ll be cavorting through the Côte d’Azur or stay-cationing at your local beach hangout, these essential pieces will get you looking fabulously fancy without breaking the bank…

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  • Beach Tote: What could possibly be more beachy than anchors and boat rope? Plus, this roomy tote can carry all of your essentials and then some!
  • Swimsuit: One-piece suits are all the rage right now. This sleek number is totally on-trend and ideal for the early days of summer when our beach bods aren’t quite on point yet.
  • Sunglasses: These oversized transparent shades add a dash of glamour to your beach look. Plus, their mirrored lenses will protect your eyes and prevent you from squinting, which causes premature wrinkles.
  • Sun Hat: A resort-chic, wide-brimmed sun hat is the perfect way to protect that precious face of yours while allowing you to pretend that you don’t see the creeper checking you out nearby.
  • Swim Cover-up: This bohemian beach kimono has you covered (literally!) when the cool ocean breeze starts to pick up. Not only is it practical, but the subtle print and tassel trim also make it a super stylish topper for your suit or your post-beach outfit.
  • Slide Sandals: We can’t be bothered with buckles and straps once we hit the sand, which is why we love these easy-to-wear woven slides that are perfect for beach day.
  • Sunscreen: We can’t stress this enough: Wear sunscreen at all times!!! And we don’t mean gingerly applying before you leave the house and then forgetting about it. Slather yourself in the stuff and reapply generously throughout the day.
  • Lip balm: Your lips have some of the most delicate skin on your face, so don’t neglect that pout! Kill two birds with one stone and opt for a multi-tasking balm with SPF – it’ll add loads of moisture while protecting your lips from the sun’s damaging rays.
  • Makeup Bag: It’s inevitable – sand and water always manage to get into our stuff. There’s nothing we hate more than sand in our favorite lip balm, so we always pack our products in a handy makeup bag. Bonus: This cute pouch doubles as a wristlet that fits your phone, keys, wallet, and other essentials!

Pack your own summer beach bag with more of our hottest picks!

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Makeup Monday: Ombre Lips From Dawn To Dusk

❤️ By Hannah Blu

Summertime is almost here, and your social calendar is beginning to fill up with wedding receptions, graduation parties, and weekend getaways galore. The warm weather season brings with it unlimited opportunities to incorporate refreshing pops of color into your wardrobe and your makeup routine.

For long summer days, swear by a fresh, flirty, popsicle-stained lip that exudes an effortless vibe. And for those hot nights… A sexy, sunset-inspired ombre lip adds some major sizzle to your look. Today we’ve broken each of these gradient lip looks down into four easy steps – for maximum impact with minimal fuss.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Skin-toned concealer or nude lipstick (We used Glossier Stretch Concealer)
  • Coral/orange lip stain (We used Revlon Balm Stain in “Rendezvous”)
  • Clear lip gloss (We used Lancome Juicy Tube in “Hallucination”)
  • Bright pink lip liner (We used NYX Lip Pencil in “Fuchsia”)
  • Bright pink lipstick (We used Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in “Vivid Rose”)
  • Coral lipstick (We used NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Buenos Aires”)

What You’ll Do:

Popsicle-Stained Ombre Lip

  1. Apply a nude lipstick or skin-toned concealer to even out the natural lip color.
  2. Apply coral/orange lip stain or lipstick to the center portion of the lip.
  3. Using a lip brush or your finger, blend the edges outwards.
  4. Apply clear lip gloss.

Summer Sunset Ombre Lip

  1. Precisely line the lips with bright pink liner.
  2. Apply bright pink lipstick to the outer portions of the lip, leaving the inner part bare.
  3. Dab coral lipstick onto the center portion of the lips.
  4. Lightly press the lips together to blend. Apply more product if necessary.

Shoe Down: 4 Styles You Need For Summer

❤️ By Hannah Blu

We’ve been rocking our sandals here in sunny SoCal since February (#SorryNotSorry for the humble brag), but we know that many of you are just starting to retire your heavy winter boots in favor of more…breathable options. Believe it or not, summer is only weeks away, and that means it’s time to break out the hot weather gear and flock to your nearest body of water.

There’s a reason summer is our favorite season – we love all the fun and fabulous footwear choices that come with it!  That’s why we’ve compiled our top shoe picks, to sport wherever you go this summer…

Woven Wonders: Huarache Sandals

Your summer wouldn’t be complete without a comfy pair of sandals that can be paired with almost any outfit. That’s where huarache-inspired styles come in. These intricately woven shoes dress up your denim shorts like no pair of flip-flops could ever do. They also look ultra chic and laid-back when paired with breezy frocks or flowy maxi skirts.

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Tied For First: Gladiators

It’s no secret that gladiators are a summertime shoe staple. They’re perfect for adding a little drama to your favorite leg-baring looks. Go for a classic lace-up design or liven things up with gladiators that boast boho-inspired accents, unique straps, or rich hues. (We adore this burnt orange shade.)

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All About Jute: Espadrilles

Fashion houses like YSL and Chanel transformed what were once mere peasant shoes into the chic, luxurious style statements you know today as espadrilles. The quintessential summer shoe, espadrilles have been updated with lace-up accents and d’Orsay-inspired silhouettes. The casual jute rope sole design also makes for one gorgeous wedge!

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Nature Lover: Wooden Platforms

The sun is shining, and now’s the time to embrace all that nature has to offer. For your next picnic or lunch date, try wooden platforms that add a touch of rustic flare to summertime sandals and mules. Don’t worry, though… No trees were harmed in the making of these shoes. These faux wood platforms are totes eco-chic!

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Makeup Monday: Wine Eye Shadow Uncorked

❤️ By Hannah Blu

It seems like just yesterday that everyone was going mad for Marsala. (Guess that’s what happens when Pantone selects its illustrious Color of the Year.) But judging by red carpets the world over, we still can’t get enough of that stunning earthy-wine shade. From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Wilde, the burgundy eye shadow trend has been taking over 2016… And we’ve been dying to try it ourselves!

When done right, red-toned eye shadow can make any eye color pop. For this tutorial, we mixed burgundy with copper for even more eye-enhancing impact. Pair this bold eye look with a subtle nude lip or go all out with a matching Marsala lip color for a totally on-trend monochrome makeup glam.

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What You’ll Need:

  • Eye shadow primer
  • Pink blush or eye shadow (We used NARS blush in “Angelika”)
  • A fluffy synthetic blending brush
  • Burgundy cream eye shadow (We used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Rust”)
  • A pointed eye shadow brush
  • Copper shimmer eye shadow (We used ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in “Game Face”)
  • Black eyeliner pencil
  • Your favorite mascara

What You’ll Do:

As always, start by applying a smudge-proof eye shadow primer to the entire eyelid.

  1. Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply the pink shade to the crease in a sweeping motion.
  2. Apply the burgundy cream eye shadow to the lid, stopping at the crease.
  3. With the fluffy brush, blend the cream eye shadow into the pink crease color using small circular motions.
  4. Apply the burgundy shade to the lower lash line and blend using the pointed brush.
  5. Using the same pointed brush, pat and blend the copper eye shadow onto the center of the eyelid and lower lash line.
  6. Finish the look with black eyeliner and a generous coat of mascara.

Need a dress to match this look? Check out some of our favorite wine pairings…

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Prom Story Short: Glam VS Girly

❤️ By Hannah Blu

With the big day fast approaching, you need the perfect prom ensemble to make this momentous occasion one you’ll always remember. Whether you’re flying solo, turning up with your squad, or dancing the night away with bae, a short dress is totally the way to go for 2016. Prom is a celebration, after all — why not wear something you can actually get down in?

Which is why we’ve put together two foolproof looks that’ll make you the envy of all your gown-wearing girlfriends come prom night…

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Go For The Glam

You don’t need to sport a ball gown to be a total prom glamazon. In fact, this chic bandage dress is about as glam is it gets! The one-shoulder look has that red carpet wow-factor, and your legs will look miles long in a pair of sleek white heels. Top it all off with understated accessories and a pop of color on the lips – you’ll be rocking that dance floor in style!

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It’s Gotta Be Girly

If pretty patterns are more your thing, this ultra feminine outfit is right on point for your prom night. A flirty floral-print dress is bumped up a notch for the big dance with sparkling statement jewelry and leg-enhancing nude heels that boast a special glitz and glam of their own. All that’s left is a slick of bright, bubbly pink lipstick, and you’ll be ready to make some lasting memories!

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Fashion Throwback: ’90s Revival

❤️ By Hannah Blu

There are certain aspects of ’90s fashion that we’d rather not remember – we’re looking at you, windbreaker pants that could be unzipped into shorts or capris (*cringe*). But like all eras eventually do, the ’90s have been experiencing a major fashion revival lately…  And we’re totally diggin’ it.

That’s right, folks – the ’90s are back in all their glory. The Backstreet Boys are reunited, Fuller House is a thing, and we’re all rocking tattoo chokers like we invented the damn things. But the ’90s were also a tumultous time, style-wise, which is why we’ve compiled a go-to guide for embracing this rad fashion renaissance the modern way.

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Not-So-Clueless Chokers

’90s-inspired chokers have been spotted on all your favorite celebs and style icons. That’s because they provide a chic way to add an edgy, it-girl element to your look. (Think Kate Moss and Winona Ryder circa 1995.) And while the tattoo chokers we collected in middle school are still hot today, fashionistas are now bringing the look to a new level with layered chokers in mixed materials.

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Totally Tight Crop Tops

These days, crop tops aren’t just a trend – they’re a way of life. But did you know this midriff-skimming top had its big break in the ’90s? The Spice Girls brought it to the forefront of fashion, and who could blame them? What better shows off your toned tummy than a cute cropped tee! Now crop tops dominate both runway and street, so we think these babies are here to stay.

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Super Fly Overalls

We admit it – overalls were our jam back in the day, especially when worn with one shoulder strap casually unhooked. Well, we’re happy to tell you that they’re back and cooler than ever. Gone are the days of frumpy dungarees – today’s overalls are gussied up with svelte silhouettes and deliciously distressed details for a more contemporary vibe.

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Wonderfully Wicked Jellies

Time to rejoice – jellies aren’t just for tots anymore! This ’90s kid favorite is all grown up now, boasting edgy upgrades like lug soles, platforms, and sky-high wedges. Don’t worry, though – the glitter-laden jellies you loved as a child are still all that and a bag of chips!

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Bitchin’ Combat Boots

We can’t say we envied Angela Chase’s love life (although Claire Danes did get to smooch ’90s mega-babe Jared Leto 😍), but we definitely recall being super jelly of her grungy-chic combat boots on My So-Called Life. Combat boots have come a long way since ’94. Today colorful patterns and heel variations continue to rejuvenate this timeless grunge look.

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Gettin’ Lucky: Green Smoothie Recipe

❤️ By Hannah Blu

Spring is finally here, and St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us! As much as we’d love to down a few celebratory pints of Guinness come Happy Hour tomorrow, we know that many of you lovely ladies are watching your girlish figures in preparation for beach season. That’s why we’re bringing you a healthy and delicious alternative to the typical St. Paddy’s Day beverage fare.

Our Lucky Green Smoothie is chock-full of beneficial ingredients to help you stay on track, meet your #FitnessGoals, and get that #BikiniBod in shape. Plus, it tastes so good you won’t even miss the whiskey!

smoothieWhat You’ll Need:

(Makes 2 large servings)

  • ½ cup torn kale leaves
  • ½ cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 small pears, chopped
  • 2 small bananas, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • 1-2 cups coconut water
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½-inch slice of fresh ginger, peeled

ingredients

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…and that’s it!

But if you simply can’t resist throwing back a few festive libations in honor of your Irish heritage, don’t fret. Just blend up a detoxifying Lucky Green Smoothie afterward and head to the gym to sweat it out. And we’ve got the active gear you need to do it!

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Makeup Monday: Designated Smoky Section

❤️ By Hannah Blu

It might seem like it would take a lifetime to master the sultry, lived-in smoky eye you see on all your favorite celebs. But it actually only takes a few simple steps – and even fewer products – to achieve this dreamy makeup look.

The key to a chic, effortless smoky eye is a warm-toned matte crease, which gives the look a softer, more seamless effect. In fact, we’re forgoing shimmer and shine altogether and opting for an all-matte style that is super smoldering and totally cool…

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What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

  1. Apply a crease-proof eye shadow primer all over the lid from lashline to browbone.
  2. Line the upper lashline with a smudgy black kohl pencil. (It doesn’t have to be perfect – we’re gonna smudge it out during the next step.)
  3. Using a pencil brush, take a matte black eyeshadow and gently smudge the kohl liner into the lashline.
  4. Use a small, flat brush to apply the same black eyeshadow in upward strokes from the lashline toward the outer corner of the eye.
  5. Apply a warm terracotta eyeshadow to the crease using a fluffy brush, blending out any harsh lines as you go.
  6. Apply the black eyeshadow along the lower lashline using your pencil brush.
  7. With the pencil brush, blend the terracotta shade into the black eyeshadow on the lower lashline.
  8. Line the lower waterline with the black kohl eyeliner.
  9. Curl your lashes and add as many coats of mascara as your little heart desires.

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