Ways To Energize The Ponytail

The classic ponytail. On any day of the week, it’s the perfect go-to hairstyle that can be done in seconds.

It’s perfect for the workplace, for school or for wearing around the house. It can be worn messy, or you can make it sleek and chic.

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If you’re ponytail is in need of some serious energizing, here are 3 ways that you can update the classic up-do.

ADD A BRAID | Whether you’re feeling a french braid or a fish tail, add one to the top half of your hair for an interesting twist to your ponytail.

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HAIR JEWELRY | Who knew? Be a trend-setter and accessorize your ponytail with cute AF hair jewelry. So dainty, unique and simple. Shop Hair Jewelry here!

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WRAP AROUND | It’ll take a sec! And it’ll add so much chic and minimalism to your up-do.

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NYFW Street Style Snaps that we loved!

If you missed out on the notorious New York Fashion Week earlier this year, don’t stress!

We’re bringing you the best street style that we loved from NYFW 2016! We loved the versatile outfits that were shown off, modeled by bloggers, off-duty models and fashion lovers. Effortless and casual, chic and elegant – we were inspired by it all!

That longline fur coat paired with a chic suit is head-turning. Photo credit: Song Of Style

When your outfit catches the wind perfectly! Photo credit: Harper’s Bazaar

Statement t-shirt dresses say it all. Photo credit: Refinery 29

Denim on denim on denim. Photo credit: Refinery 29

Loving this cutesy outfit. Look at those socks! Photo credit: Refinery 29

Gigi perfecting monochrome street style. Photo credit: Sofiaz Choice

A bit of casual and a bit of sparkle. Photo credit: Refinery 29

Off the shoulder never looked so good. Photo credit: Refinery 29

Looking bad ass in head-to-toe in leather. Photo credit: Refinery 29

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FASHION DIY FRIDAY: Extreme distressed jeans

Welcome to Fashion DIY Friday, where you create the goods.

We’ve seen a lot of distressed denim walking the streets and it’s been modelled by some of the best names in fashion. We’re talking Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and who can forget bad gal Rhi Rhi!

We’re taking inspiration from the distressed jean and delivering you a DIY that anyone can do. Get ready for the Extreme Distressed Jean.

What You’ll Need
– Any pair of jeans
– Good scissors

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Cut off the bottoms of your jeans to a length that suits you best. Intentionally fray the ends.

Grab a pair of shorts that you like the length of and place it on top of the jeans. This will be your guide for your highest cut. Slit the jeans and create a hole however you desire.

Continue with as much distress you want your jeans to have!

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How To Smile At Life

We totally get that some days are nothing but shitty. We all get days that drag on and we agree wholeheartedly that it sucks.

Each of us are given a life to live the best way we can. It’s time to finally realize that we need to seize each day and smile more at life!

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Keep trying new things. Engage in new activities, go and explore new places, eat a meal at a new restaurant, take a new route home. Do something out of the norm and maybe a little out of your comfort zone.

Embrace your weird. Every one has something weird about them. Some are weirder than others, but we need to understand that it’s our weird that makes us unique!

Find your happy place. Whether that’s literally a place that you go to feel peaceful, or maybe it’s resting your head on someones chest, or even just a playlist of songs that make you smile.

Accomplish something you’ve always wanted to do. Be that person who is always determined; the person who can walk the walk. Accomplish that thing and you have the power to inspire others.

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3 Things To Consider Before Making a Fashion Purchase

We know you’re all about that fashion life, and we get it – spending money on clothes is always a good idea.

But if you’re like most of us and have way too little money to spend for such expensive taste, then we want to help a sister out. We’re giving advice out for free – and who doesn’t like a freebie here and there?

Read on for 3 simple things to consider before making a big fashion purchase.

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#1 Think of at least 3 different ways you can style the item.
If you don’t already have at least 3 different outfits that you can picture yourself in with this fashion item, then maybe you don’t need to buy it just yet. It’s good practice for buying less and getting more out of things.

#2 If you can’t stop thinking about it, buy it.
If you’ve talked yourself out of buying this thing for a long, long time and you wish you had this item to complete your everyday outfits, then maybe it’s worth investing in. It’s not like an impulse buy; if you can’t get it off your mind when putting together an outfit, go for it!

#3 Can you get a better deal for it elsewhere?
This is rule number one for any frugal friends out there. Shop around in-store and online to see if you can find the same item but with a smaller price tag.

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CLAWS OUT: Gold Glitter Nail Base

You’ve got a gold soul with gold vibes, now let’s get you in gold nails.

These nails are such an quick and easy glam job, you can do these before an event, or if you’re just really feeling them gold vibes. We’re bringing you a bit of minimalism and a bit of sass today. Claws out, babe!

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What You’ll Need
– Nude nail color
– Gold Glitter nail varnish
– Top coat

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Start off with clean nails and add a base coat if you’d like.

Paint on two or three layers of your chosen nude nail color. You could leave your nail bare, too!

Once your nails are dry, grab your gold glitter nail varnish and carefully line the base of your nails towards your nail beds.

Wait for that to dry and finally add your top coat.

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NETFLIX AND VALENTINE’S DAY? | Top 5 Picks

So you’ve opted for a night in this Valentine’s Day? That’s what Netflix was made for!

Whether you’re cozying up to your guy or girl, your bestie or just a glass of champagne this Sunday, we’ve got the suggestions to make this night in the perfect night in.

Looking for a heartfelt film? Or maybe a classic? What about an old school high school rom-com? Look no further.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) | This one’s gonna get you right in the feels. It’s heartfelt, it’s got its ups and downs and it doesn’t hurt that the two stars in this movie are hot AF..

F.R.I.E.N.D.S (1994) | Because who said that Valentine’s Day had to be spent with your boyfriend or girlfriend? You’ve always got Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Joey!

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) | A beautiful film that will teach you about finding yourself through love.

Notting Hill (1999) | Nothing like a romantic classic. An oldie, but a goodie.

Drive Me Crazy (1999) | Let’s take it back to your high school days. Back to the days where the only drama in your life revolved around the high school dance.

Happy Valentine’s, love bugs!

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