All That Glitters

Happy week of Thanksgiving! Last week for our Fashion Files, we gave you some inspiration on how to embrace your natural, true beauty and let it shine! This week we also wanted to give you some extra beauty glow by encouraging you to get in the holiday spirit with glitter. Glitter is one of our favorite accessories, especially during the holidays. If you feel like spicing things up this Thanksgiving (and no we are not talking about adding an extra pump of spice to your PSL), leave a little sparkle wherever you go incorporating these Glitter hacks to your Thanksgiving style our 4 simple ways:

  1. Glitter eye shadow. One of the simplest, most affordable, and trendy chic ways to add some sparkle to your style is through glitter eyeshadow. You can go dark and mysterious with a shimmery smokey eye, or delicate and enchanting with neutral glitter colors such as white, silver, or gold. When it comes to eye glitter, you really have two options. The first is to pick a shimmery eye shadow that is tinted to your color of choice, or you can get loose glitter to apply on top of your natural eyelid, or even on top of your favorite eye shadow. The choice is up to you and whatever you prefer! If you’re looking for some extra shine, apply both! Go ahead, we won’t tell anyone your secret!
  1. Glitter nail polish. Remember when bedazzling only one nail out of your 5 was the thing? Well, it still is! Especially during the holidays. But why limit all the glam and attention to only one nail? Why not get a full on glitter manicure? The truth is you totally can, and it is beyond trendy. We are girls, and we love glitter. Mind as well embrace it! However, if all glitter is a bit much, we get that too. You do you girl, and simply pick the type of glitter polish, whether it be bold or subtle, that works for you!
  1. Glitter lip gloss. Okay, we know what you’re thinking. And no, we are not saying dump a can of glitter on your lips! Instead, try out a lipstick or lip gloss with a little extra sparkle. If you can’t find a color that you absolutely love, clear glitter is just as eye catching. No one will be able to turn away from those lips of yours, because well, glitter is simply mesmerizing. Be prepared to keep the chitchat going all night long!
  1. Glitter lotion. Again, we understand what you are thinking. We know you don’t want to show up at your Thanksgiving party looking like a real life disco ball, and we promise, you won’t. Glitter lotion is a nice way to add a little shimmer to your look while being extremely subtle about it. Wearing a sleeveless dress? Apply some glitter lotion on your arms and legs for a natural glow. Did we mention how great glitter lotion smells? It’s like the glitter gods really knew what they were doing with this one. Talk about conquering two things at once!

Be(YOU)tiful

As Thanksgiving and the holidays are rapidly approaching, think of all of the things that you are grateful for. Think of your health, your beauty (inside and out), and all of the love and affection that surrounds you. Surely you will have some holiday parties to attend, and with that comes finding the perfect sparkly outfit, the perfect updo, and the perfect shade of lipstick and shoes to match. As girls, it’s easy to get caught up in our external beauty, but it’s important to know that we don’t need to! Each and every one of us possesses a unique internal beauty unlike anyone else. That’s what makes us who we are, not solely the outfits we wear. So this week at Kandy Kiss, we want to bring you some of our favorite and empowering beauty quotes to keep your priorities in order:

 

1. Marc Jacobs: “I always find beauty in things that are odd & imperfect–they are much more interesting.”

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2. Coco Channel: “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

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3. Audrey Hepburn: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness. And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

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4. Sophia Loren: “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

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5. Miley Cyrus: “Imperfections equal beauty. We’re all imperfect.”

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Beauty can be defined in so many ways to a numerous amount of people. Now don’t get us wrong, we aren’t saying don’t buy the shoes that take your Thanksgiving dinner dress to the next level. We just want you to remember that exterior looks are not so important in the grand scheme of things. We know it’s easy to get caught up in the glam life, and we’re here to keep you grounded and remind of you to just be you without the external pressure. So this week, everyone here at Kandy Kiss encourages you to cultivate and think about all of the beautiful things in life that you are thankful for, and to remember that although it is fun to get dress up and dazzle everyone with your perfectly pinned hair, red lips, and your little black (holiday) dress, keep in mind that nothing shines brighter, and is more beautiful, than a grateful heart.

Our Favorite F Word… Fur.

 Just because we have to start bundling up for the colder months ahead does not mean we have to sacrifice fashion. This fall, be sure stay cozy and cute with some faux fur. At Kandy Kiss, we love all things fur! It’s playful yet sophisticated, and best of all, so warm and comfortable. We like to think of faux fur fashion as almost wearing your favorite blanket around you, yet you still look fashionable and trendy. We know that faux fur isn’t for everyone, but we still encourage you to give it a shot! You just might end up falling in love with it like we have.

Here are some ways to incorporate faux fur into your wardrobe:

Fur vest: A great accessory to any outfit, fur vests should be your new best friend this season. Perfect for putting over your night-out dress or adding the final touch to your sweater, jeans and boots, fur vests are the look for this fall that you won’t want to miss out on.

Fur scarves: Scarves will never go out of style during the cold months, which is why you need to get a fur scarf pronto! Pair a fur scarf with your favorite pair of leggings and shirt, or dress it up more with a dress and coat. Not only will it keep you nice and warm, but you will also look so chic and fab, you’ll be turning heads all night. There’s something majestic and sophisticated about fur, and we just can’t get enough of it!

A hint of fur: Maybe fur jackets, fur vest, and fur scarves just aren’t your thing. However, if you still like the coziness of fur without having to endulge yourself in it, there are many trendy styles out there that would be perfect for your taste. Try out a vest or a jacket with a hint of fur on its hood. Even better most of the time this fur can be removable with a quick unzip of a zipper.

Earmuffs: Another way to incorporate faux fur into your daily wardrobe is through a simple headband accessory! We think earmuffs are just so darn cute, and will find any excuse to wear them. Grandma always said that if your head is covered and warm, you’re warm. However, with faux fur earmuffs, you no longer have to sacrifice stylish for warmth. Whether you’re snowboarding down the mountain, walking to class, or taking a stroll in the park on a chilly day, keep a pair of fur earmuffs in close reach.

Braids of Fall

Happy November beauties! Our favorite month is finally here, and this week we want to share with you our contagious love affair with braided hairstyles! Braids are a great way to perfect your hairstyle when you don’t have enough time to squeeze in a luscious blow out or actually sit down and curl (or straighten) your hair. So without further ado, check out our compilation of trendy braided hairstyles that will complement all aspects of your fall wardrobe.

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Side Fishtail

It doesn’t get much more simple than this! Just grab a good amount of hair on the side of your head and fish tail (or braid) your hair down the center for a little added touch to your perfect mane. We love wearing this hairstyle to school, to the gym, and even to work. It works for everything!

Fishtail Crown

Fishtail Crown

A different take on the braided crown, this hairstyle is just as simple. Fishtail two separate braids, wrap them into a crown, and secure them with bobby pins.

Braided Messy Bun

Braided Messy Bun

Messy buns are still in, but with a little added twist of a side braid! First braid one strand of your hair, and then pin back into your messy bun. You’ll get that effortless yet trendy and cute look in just a matter of minutes.

Knotted Side Braid

Knotted Side Braid

It doesn’t get much more simple than a knotted side braid and you definitely do not need to be a hair guru for this. Simply sweep your hair to one side and begin by knotting your hair. Keep knotting until you’ve reached your desired braid lengthDone!

French Braid/Fishtail Hybrid

French Braid/Fishtail Hybrid

Another twist on the traditional French braid, this hairstyle involved two separate braids (French and fishtail) that mesh into one. First, start off with a French braid along one side of your head. Once you get to where your head meets your neck, combine the French braid into a fishtail braid that will extend down the side of your neck. Have fun with it!

Three Rules to survive the Fall Season

So much goes into a girl’s outfit. We have to find the perfect pair of trousers, to match the cutest lace top, and somehow make sure they match our funky boots. But then, what about our makeup? Our makeup should obviously correspond with what we’re wearing…I mean blue lipstick probably shouldn’t be worn with mustard-yellow. We get it, fashion and beauty can get complicated. But we are here to help you get by this season:

  1.    Be Bold with Beauty.

Fall is officially here and the transition into the season can be simple but you mustn’t be afraid to be bold with your beauty. Invest in a fiery red or deep cabernet color for the lipstick and nail details. Or if you’re feeling risky, go for an edgier look. You can always turn to the dark side and go with indigo, onyx, charcoal, or a classy black nail polish. More importantly, ditch the fruity fragrances and invest in a spicy perfume to really set the mood this season, one of our favorite perfumes this season is Givenchy Dahlia Divin, a deep and sultry mix of Jasmin.

  1. Remain Fixated on Plaid.

Plaid is forever an ongoing trend throughout the fall and winter months. Instead of pairing your favorite plaid top with a cute crop top and jeans, switch it up and wrap the plaid flannel around your waist for an effortless grunge look. Or you can always invest in plaid to accessorize and add flavor to your all black or gray outfit. P.S. Plaid boots are the latest fashion statement.

  1. Stay Cute in Suede.

Suede is the go-to  texture to compliment any outfit this Fall. Whether you’re going for the BOHO bum, metallic Rock Star, or chic business woman, adding suede to your outfit screams Fall. We plan on investing in suede boots, hats, and even pants for texture and sass.