Bringing Back Beauty : 5 Beauty Trends to Try…Again

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I was a beauty junkie at a young age. I used all of my allowance on lipglosses and hair mascaras from Claire’s, and I couldn’t step into a box store without spending at least 10 minutes perusing the makeup aisles and being drawn in by all the amazing packaging. (My personal favorite was this brand).

But, sadly to say, that’s changed quite a bit now. I stick with what I know and what I love, and try not to get too crazy when it comes to spending money on colors that probably won’t even work with my skin tone. But boy, sometimes I definitely miss mixing it up and experimenting with beauty looks.

Here are a few of my favorite things from my youth, and updates for today:

  • Urban Decay Body Glitter vs. Per-fekt Body Gel – I was so jealous when my girlfriends had the flavored Urban Decay body glitters (I was stuck with measly Claire’s body glitter roller balls). But where we used to adorn our cleavage with body glitter, we can now hit with more sophisticated tanning gels. Per-fekt body gel is made right here in the USA, and is highly concentrated so a tube will last you ages (and it’s probably easier to remove than the heavy glitter chunks of the early 00’s I’m still finding on my skin).
  • Duwop Lip Venom vs. City Lips – Once and a while I still bust out the leftover Dupwop Lip Venom when I want an extra kissable pout, but since it’s like a million years old, I’ve been dying to try this new product. Enter, City Lips, Duwops older, sophisticated cousin. The website gets pretty scientific, so I won’t bore you with it, but apparently a certain Kardashian sister uses this product so it must be good for giving you that super injected look right?
  • French Manicure Kits vs. Dior Nail Glow Enhancer – When french manicures were all the rage, I couldn’t have one due to my high-school commitments (orchestra, cheerleading, etc.), but the minute I left for college, you better believe I spent way too much money getting acrylics. Now that I’m a bit older, a bit wiser, and would rather spend my disposable income elsewhere, acrylics and time consuming french manicures just don’t feel like me. But Dior Nail Glow is supposedly like an instant french manicure, and I’m dying to try it.
  • Hair Mascara vs. Hair Chalk – I’m no stranger to being a bit bold with my hair color, and that’s definitely something I’ve retained from my youth. However, whereas I used to use gross, chunky hair mascaras that would leave my hair feeling frozen and stiff, I’m dying to replace with hair chalks. They’ve been the rage for quite a while now, but I haven’t picked any up and tried them yet. I’m loving these Sugar Streak Hair Chalks (sold out, similar), because let’s be real, if they would’ve carried them in Delia*s in the 90s, I’m so in.

I’d love to know, what are some of your favorite beauty trends from your youth that you’re dying to try again?

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Cinnamon Apple Spritzers

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I had big plans for this weeks cocktails. I pictured something with pumpkin liqueur, bourbon, bitters, and heck, maybe even some sort of irish cream. But when I went to the liquor store, I didn’t have any luck finding pumpkin liqueur.

But what I did find was Dr. McGillicuddy’s Apple Pie liqueur. Truthfully, I had kind of forgotten that the Dr. McGillicuddy’s brand existed, but I was pretty excited to find this. I decided to add some cinnamon whiskey to it, and keep it simple by topping off with a bit of soda water and pumpkin pie spice. And the bonus is that by buying apple pie liqueur, I now get to figure out several new cocktails to make with it!

Ingredients (makes 2):

  • 2 oz. cinnamon whiskey (I went with this brand)
  • 1 oz. Dr. McGillicuddy’s apple pie liqueur
  • 8 oz. club soda
  • A pinch of pumpkin pie spice
  1. Fill two high ball glasses with ice.
  2. Pour 1 oz cinnamon whiskey, and 1/2 oz apple pie liqueur in each glass.
  3. Top with club soda and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Stir and serve.

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The BBH

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Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch / Shirt – Abercrombie & Fitch / Vest – Van Heusen (similar) / Jacket – Rezrekshn (old) / Bag – Louis Vuitton / Boots – Lucky Brand / Hat – Vintage (similar) / Watch – Michael Kors / Bracelet – The Gold Canary / Necklace – Anthropologie

I’m usually not very on trend. Let’s be real, since I’m devoted to high-quality, affordable clothes, a lot of my clothing is a few seasons back, which I’m totally okay with. But, the one fall trend I’m totally on point with is the oversized hat. A long time hat afficianado, I have a few hats in my closet, including this oversized vintage felt hat.

Generally, I reserve my hats for costume parties and the Kentucky Derby, but I’m absolutely loving the BBH (big blogger hat) trend that seems to be popping up everywhere this fall.

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Acoustic Playlist

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There is something about the changing weather, that makes me want to hunker down with a big cup of tea and a mellow playlist. And sometimes, it’s fun to discover the acoustic versions of some of your favorite songs. I’ve put together a playlist of a few of my favorite acoustic versions. You can find it and listen to it here!

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Currently…

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…Watching… All the Halloween movies, A to Z, Manhattan Love Story
…Reading… Eat, Pray, Love
…Eating… Strawberry, spinach, and banana smoothies
…Craving… A juicy Lucy from Burnside in Brooklyn….I’m already ready for a vacation back!
…Thinking… About holiday gifts, and Christmas trees
…Lusting After… These shearling lined Frye boots, and this mirrored coffee table for my apartment
…Loving… fall walks with my dog, nesting in my apartment

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