Homecoming Trends!

Homecoming season is just around the corner.
Even though it is much less formal than Prom, it is still a fun event to rock your outfit, drink, party, and reconnect with your classmates.
Many schools have a certain homecoming theme, especially if it’s for celebrating a homecoming game. If your school has a theme then that should be your starting point.
Here are some general homecoming trends for 2017, for girls and guys:

For girls:
Short Dresses
It seems that every year homecoming dresses get shorter and shorter and 2017 is no exception. Short dresses are great to dance in and they can be reused at other events.
Dresses in pastel colors
Pastel colored dresses are a 2017 fashion trend we love as they are extra girly and give off a vintage vibe that is back in fashion.
If you are a fair skinned gal, you can rock pretty much any pastel shade–from baby blue to baby pink and all the shades in-between.
Tanned and darker toned gals can still rock this trend if the pastel shade they choose have a neutral or warm undertone e.g light beige, light yellow, white, or green. .

Cut-out midi dresses
The cut-out dress trend has been in fashion for the last 2-3 years and will continue to be in fashion this year as well.
Cut-out dresses are extra modern and sexy without looking trashy so if you don’t like the idea of wearing vintage pastel dresses, try wearing a cut-out midi dress instead.
Midi dresses usually finish just below the knee and that makes them perfect for a semi-formal event like homecoming.
If you combine both the cut-out and the midi dress, you’ll have a combo that is very eye-catching and flattering, especially if you are slim with a bit of curves.

Jumpsuits are a 2017 fashion trend that is here to stay. Although in homecoming wearing short semi-formal dresses is the usual norm, jumpsuits are a great alternative option as they be dressed on down and look extra elegant without being too formal.
If you are going for a jumpsuit, choose one in a solid color e.g red, blue, black, and white and accessorize with silver, gold, or bronze accessories.
Avoid too bold patterns as these accentuate not-so favorable spots of your body.
Bold lips with neutral eyemakeup
Normally in prom, heavy eye makeup with neutral lips is very common. However, for homecoming where things are less formal, you want to go for something more modern, fresh, and light.

A great 2017 makeup trend that we’ve seen in fashion shows is the bold lip trend with minimal and neutral eye makeup.
For example, you can wear a bright shade or red, pink, orange, or purple with a matching lip liner to enhance the borders of your lips and a thin line of eyeliner or eye pencil in a soft black or brown color instead of heavy liquid eyeliner and lashes.
Eyeshadow colors should also be neutral and have a soft matte or satin finish.To finish up your look, go for a warm blush or bronze shade and just one coat of mascara.
Bag and shoe mismatch
Matching our shoes with our bags has been the norm for ages but according to many fashion experts, this trend isn’t modern, nor unique, especially in young ages.
Our mothers and grandmothers have been doing it for years, but if you are 18 and going to attend homecoming, this trend lacks creativity and may possibly make you look a few years older.
So before you go on the hunt to find a shoe and a bag in the same color, go for these color combos instead: black bag and red shoes, gold bag and white shoes, purple bag and black shoes, yellow or beige bag and pink shoes.

Image Credits
Dress – https://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Simpson-Womens-Party-Dress/dp/B01N1PD4SG?tag=gristech-20
Makeup Photo – Jane Iredale Makeup – https://janeiredale.com/
Article Link – http://promsie.com/homecoming-trends/

Go Short!

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Cut Your Hair

Spoiler alert: It grows back!

It’s easy to fall back on a safe style that you know works for you, but that also means it’s equally easy to feel like you’re in a hair rut. To help you feel comfortable lopping off some length, here are 10 reasons you shouldn’t be afraid to cut your hair — whether it’s shaving it, going for a bob, or just dipping your toe with some layers.

  1. It grows back. I know it’s cliché to say, but it’s true. As long as you have hair that grows long enough that a dramatic cut is an option, it’ll grow back to being long before you know it.
  2. It’s empowering. There’s something adrenaline-boosting about sitting in the salon chair and anticipating five or more inches falling to the floor. But there’s also something very energizing about the entire experience. Like, it’s your hair, and you can do what you want with it!
  3. It’s exciting. Sometimes styling the same look can be super-boring, which is why any time you cut your hair, you should be psyched to step out of the chair with a fresh blowout, knowing you look your best. So don’t be afraid to switch up your style — or at the very least, try bangs! I know change is scary — and the anxiety you experience when thinking about, let alone actually chopping off your hair, is very real — but it can also be exhilarating if you look at losing length through a more positive, rather than negative, lens.
  4. Your hair doesn’t define you. You define you. Sure, your friends might do a double-take when they first see you in your new crop, but that doesn’t mean they don’t recognize you or that you’ve changed as a person.
  5. You might feel more comfortable in your new style. If you’re open and down for changing up your style, you might actually find that you feel more like yourself or just as comfortable in your new look than you felt in your previous style. But you’ll never know until you try!
  6. Your partner will still like you, so don’t worry about their input. You’re the one who’s looking at yourself in the mirror everyday, so if you want to try a long bob, do it! Too often I hear girls say, “But my boyfriend doesn’t like short hair.” Well, unless your guy is dating you just because you have long hair — in which case I highly suggest evaluating your relationship — I say go for it! Because YOLO.
  7. Your hair will most likely look healthier after making a change. I’m not saying your hair looks bad now, but sometimes you can hold onto a style for so long that it ends up looking stringy and thinner at the ends. Take Cosmopolitan.com’s editor Amy Odell for example: Amy told me that she cut her hair because “it looked disgusting” and she didn’t want the length anymore. Amy has fine hair, and while she looks great with long hair, her new shorter cut suits her strands better. It makes them look thicker and fuller. See for yourself!
  8. You will learn how to style your new look, but you have to ask if you don’t already know how. Shorter hair is harder to style, I’ll give you that — especially since longer hair can be braided, thrown up into a ponytail or topknot, and tied in a low bun. However, there’s a freedom that comes with not only being OK with losing your length but having less hair to deal with on a daily basis. You just have to make sure you have a good stylist. Here’s why that’s important: (1) Your mane woman or man should take your lifestyle into account, and give you a cut that you feel comfortable styling on the regular, and (2) they should teach you how to style it, so you leave their chair confident in your new ’do.
  9. If you’re not used to your cut right away, you might just need a week. The initial shock of getting your hair cut can be overwhelming, but give it a week or so to let it grow out a little, and you might end up liking it more. However, if it’s been two weeks and you’re still not into it — maybe it’s the result of a bad cut — you can always go back to your stylist and ask them to work with you on a fix. Remember, they want you to be happy, especially since you’re a walking billboard for the stylist you go to. So don’t be afraid to go back to them and kindly tell them what you’re not liking.
  10. You’ll still be/feel/look sexy. It might have been engrained in your head along the way that long hair equals sexy, but it’s 2016, people, and any kind of style is sexy as long as you feel sexy in it! Who knows, you might even love getting your hair cut after being brave enough to try it once!

Here are some short celeb styles for some style motivation!



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Moroccanoil Treatment Light for Fine, Blonde Hair | Tutorial with Allison Anderson

Moroccanoil Treatment Light is specifically formulated for the delicate needs of light-colored (including platinum and white) and fine hair. The original foundation for hairstyling, Moroccanoil Treatment Light can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool all in one. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this nourishing treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving hair smooth and more manageable than ever before!

Skin care with Dr Dennis Gross!

Gone are the days when a consistently radiant glow is chalked up to good genes alone. In this era of multi-skin care regimens, what everyone really wants to know when they see a lustrous complexion is, “What are you using and who is your dermatologist?” Enter Manhattan dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD, and his eponymous skin-care line. A favorite of the perfectly complected Naomi Campbell and January Jones, it includes the award-winning Alpha Beta Peel, a must-have in ELLE editors’ routines. Dedicated to making the industry secrets available beyond his Upper East Side offices, Gross is tackling new frontiers in anti-aging and developing accessible treatments and products to help smooth and luminize your skin.

Author Cotton Codinha sat down with Dr. Dennis Gross and asked a few questions about the future of skincare.

What’s the most common question you get from patients?

The phrase “tired looking skin” has grown organically among my patient population. Dull, less vibrant, not responding like it used to… The skin gets exhausted and runs out of energy. It can be from stress or pollution or lifestyle.

What is the best solution for tired looking skin?

It’s a rather quick fix. Skin needs an influx of energy from the mitochondria, which is like the battery of skin cells. This can come from a topical ingredient like vitamin C, the most powerful and important part of any anti-aging routine.

Are anti-age supplements effective?

Supplements are an important part of healthy living. My motto is, anything good for the heart is good for the skin. I’m a big fan of omega-3 fatty acids, fish oils, resveratrol, and vitamin D. I believe they will slow the aging process to keep skin looking younger.

Article from Elle Magazine – June 2017


Massage for Mothers Day

Three great reasons to get Mom a massage gift card for Mothers Day!

Relieve stress

Stress is a prevalent component in today’s fast-paced world which can negatively impact on an individual’s health and well-being. Massage therapy has been shown to be a means by which stress can be reduced significantly on physical and psychological levels. While massage therapists know from experience that massage reduces stress, there is considerable research that validates our experience.

reference – https://www.amtamassage.org/statement2.html

Relieve tension headaches

Previously called muscle contraction headache, [it] is the most common type of headache. Its name indicates the role of stress and mental or emotional conflict in triggering the pain and contracting muscles in the neck, face, scalp, and jaw.

Those who seek relief from tension headache pain can benefit from massage therapy given by professional massage therapists working within their scope of practice.

reference – https://www.amtamassage.org/approved_position_statements/Massage-Can-Be-Effective-for-Tension-Headaches.html

Lessen the effects of aging

Regularly receiving massage has been shown to promote relaxation1 and stability2 while helping temper the effects of dementia,3 high-blood pressure and osteoarthritis.4 By incorporating massage into a regular healthcare regimen, many older adults find a better quality of life and additional relief from a multitude of health issues.

reference – https://www.amtamassage.org/research/Massage-Therapy-Research-Roundup/Research-Roundup.html