In case you haven’t already figured it out, Taylor Swift is a lot cooler than you. In fact, this year she seems to have instituted her own new holiday: Instapendence Day.
Yes, each 4th of July all Americans come together in celebrating their right to document every moment of their existence on social media. Despite her penchant for British compatriots, Taylor’s no exception — her holiday just looks a lot better than ours. (Seriously, does she live in a magazine spread?)
Everyone’s buzzing about the 2015 Met Gala – it IS one of the biggest fashion events of the year, after all – but we can’t forget one of the event’s biggest hits with Taylor Swift’s Oscar de la Renta dress last May.
Wow. I mean… let’s just take a moment. The train. Jesus. It’s like a wedding dress. Is it rose? Carnation pink? Whatever it is, it’s utterly gorgeous.
Bangs are the hottest new-old trend in hairstyles – even I recently added some fringe to my ‘do! Here’s are a few different basic styles of bangs. Check them out, pick one you like best and bravely march into your hair salon demanding a new style. Don’t be scared – it’s just hair!
A perennial favorite of models, these bangs are cut to just below the eyebrow, straight across the forehead. Blunt cut bangs give the illusion of thickness, making them a great choice for those with fine hair. To create this look, hairstylists take a center triangle section (a tri-bangle, if you will) of hair beginning at the top of your scalp and cut the ends upward to create fullness. This triangle is referred to some as your “fringe”, even though fringe can really refer to any kind of bangs.
Once-country, now-pop icon Taylor Swift receives accolades for a wealth of number one hits today, but she first saw success with her hit “Teardrops on My Guitar”. (I’ve embedded the video below.) Taylor’s gorgeous eyeshadow and glitter in the music video looks too luxe for real life, but believe me kids, it’s not all video magic! Here’s how to master Miss Swift’s ultrafeminine look:
Brace yourselves, ladies: it’s another CoverGirl review. I don’t mean to be hard on the brand – I love their ads and the many beautiful women who represent them, including the adorable-if-constantly-windswept Taylor Swift – but I just have had little to no success with anything they have to offer. Which begs the question: why do I keep buying it? What exactly is my problem? Do I just not like money, skin that looks good, and/or happiness?
In any event, in a Starbucks-fueled haze at the grocery store, I’ve somehow purchased yet another Cover Girl dud: Clean Pressed Powder. I bought it in Creamy Beige #250, which was more chalky than creamy. This pressed powder is as equally horrid as the CoverGirl Clean Makeup liquid foundation I reviewed a couple of days ago. It’s heavy, cakey, and it doesn’t blend well with anything – not even the companion foundation! Also, “pressed powder” is a bit of a misnomer; this is the loosest pressed powder I’ve ever used. If you’re wearing something black while applying it, prepare for your clothes to be a dusty mushroom color thereafter.