Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sparkling, Smokey & Easy New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

As everyone already knows, New Year’s Eve is all about the glitter and glamour. We wear dresses that we wouldn’t normally wear on a typical night out, and the same goes for makeup. Teni of MissMaven came up with this beautiful and flirty makeup look using only a few eyeshadow colors. She even creates this entire New Year’s Eve look in less than five minutes!

Learn how to create this look above and be sure to shop our New Years Looks section for the perfect outfit!

What are you wearing for New Year’s Eve?

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Ideas for the Perfect New Year’s Eve Dress!

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In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.

-Mean Girls

New Year’s Eve is much like Halloween. It’s that one time of year where certain over-the-top styles like glitter, sequins, mini dresses and sky high platforms are acceptable. Unless it’s your style to go out every night wearing shimmering makeup and glitzy dresses, try and save it for a special occasion like New Year’s Eve.

Shop a few of our favorite picks for New Year’s Eve below and check out the rest of our fabulous options, here! (more…)

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Studio Sounds: John Newman – Losing Sleep

Band: John Newman

Genre: Pop

Origin: Settle, North Yorkshire, England

Pre-order his new album Tribute on iTunes!

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All Hail Queen Bey!

The morning of Friday, Dec 13th all Beyoncé fans round the world woke to an epic surprise. As if she couldn’t set the bar any higher than she previously had, Beyoncé released her fifth, self-titled “visual album” on iTunes complete with 30-second previews of each song’s very own music video plus three bonus videos. The album features 14 new tracks with collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and more.

Beyoncé said in a press release of the new, completely unexpected album:

“I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music. I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”

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2014 Golden Globes Nominees Announced!

Award season is upon us! The Golden Globes are the award show that pretty much kick off the winter awards season. This morning Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana and Aziz Ansari woke bight and early to announce this year’s nominees. The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 12, 2014 and are hosted once again (yay!) by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Leading the nominations are 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, which earned seven nominations each including Best Picture honors. In the television category, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and Brooklyn Nine-Nine were the most nominated. Meanwhile, last year Homeland was one of the top-nominated TV shows and this year didn’t earn a single nomination, nor did Claire Danes or the rest of the cast.

Woody Allen will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

Full list of the 2014 Golden Globe nominations: (more…)

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The New Face of Chanel Is…Kristen Stewart?

Chanel Say hello to the new face of Chanel: Kristen Stewart. Karl Lagerfeld chose the Twilight actress to be the face of his 2013 Pre-Fall ads for the Texas-themed Métiers d’Art collection.  Chanel released the following press release, “Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Kristen Stewart to be the face of the upcoming campaign of the 20131/4 Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection. The collection was unveiled during a show held at Fair Park, Dallas on December 10th, in the presence of the young American actress.” (more…)

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Warm & Wonderful: Dressing Tips for Cold Weather

Cold weather can be wonderful and festive if you know how to keep warm. Keeping warm and remaining stylish doesn’t have to be as challenging as you may think. Obviously, you want to maintain a certain level of style, but you also want to assure that you are not freezing. There are some simple and practical tips that will make enjoying the cold weather much easier.  (more…)

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Behind The Scenes: Holiday Photo Shoot

Here’s a quick behind the scenes look at our holiday photo shoot with our models Samantha, Amanda and Paige. We’re all about black (obviously), statement jewelry, lace and sparkles this holiday season. Shop some of the items featured in the video: (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Wild Belle – Another Girl

Band: Wild Belle

Genre: Indie rock, reggae, pop

Origin: Chicago, Illinois

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And the Pantone Color of 2014 Is…

Pantone Color of the YearThe Pantone Color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid. Following in the footsteps of 2013′s Emerald, Radiant Orchid “…reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society,” said Leatrice Eisemen, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. (more…)

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United States of Pop 2013 – Living the Fantasy

It’s that time of year again when DJ Earworm releases his United States of Pop mashup video including the 25 most popular songs from 2013. This year’s title is ‘Living the Fantasy’ joining songs like Lorde’s Royals with hits from Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and many more.

For a look back at last year’s mashup ‘Shine Brighter’ – click here!

What do you think of Living the Fantasy?

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Behold! The 2013 Kardashian Kristmas Kard Revealed

The Kardashians do it big in every aspect of their lives, so why not do the same for Christmas? The family is known for their over-the-top Christmas cards and this year’s certainly puts all previous years to shame. We must admit, upon first look at the photo we were a bit shocked. It’s definitely not your average matching-sweaters-awkwardly-touching-shoulders type of Christmas card. (more…)

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