Beyoncé’s third fragrance, Rise, was just released last month. For Beyoncé fans, it’s exciting news – the name is supposed to be inspired by the poetry of B’s favorite poet, Maya Angelou, and the scent is a luminous floral featuring gold symphony orchid, apricot, bergamot, freesia, jasmine, and cashmere musk. The fragrance is available in several sizes, and the line also includes a body wash and shower gel.
In the ad campaign, Rise is being called “the scent of empowerment,” so it’s perfect for bringing out your own confidence and strength. So, inspired by the fragrance and B’s own fearless attitude, I’ve put together three outfits to help you feel empowered and confident:
What better way to show your confidence than in an eye-catching gold sequin dress? (Just picture it without the accessories the girl is wearing in the photo and with our accessory picks instead!) Pair this one with sky-high ankle strap stilettos and a black zipper clutch. Add some subtle glitz with a cocktail ring and geometric earrings, then finish off the look with some extra shimmery lip gloss.
For a bold look that you can wear day or night, try this next outfit. Slip on glittery gold leggings and a long black tunic, which we paired with black suede booties. Keep your jewelry simple but polished with a long gold pendant and black studs, then grab an edgy crossbody bag before you head out the door.
This next ensemble is easy to put together, but still packs a lot of personality. Pair a Beyoncé-inspired graphic tee with a faux leather skirt, then add some glamour with gold flats and a statement necklace. A black glitter polish gives pizzazz to your nails. Lastly, keep your beauty routine low-maintenance by playing up your hair’s natural look and texture.
Have you tried Beyoncé’s new fragrance? Which look is your favorite? What do you wear to feel empowered? Let us know in the comments!
After this deplorable winter, the last thing you’re probably interested in is talking about is cold-weather clothes. But one of the keys to sticking to a college-girl budget is buying items at the end of the season (on a dime!) for next year’s chilly weather.
One of Fall 2014′s biggest trends started emerging this past season and was found throughout recent F/W 2014 runway shows. (Faux) fur-trimmed accents are going to be huge in the fall, and you can quote us on that.
We all have seen or have (faux) fur-lined coats and outerwear. But the change this upcoming season is the placement of fur. Fur hemlines on skirts, patches of fur on dresses, fur tanks, and fur sleeves are going to be all the rage. It does seem a little unusual, but we foresee this trend being incredibly wearable. That Topshop skirt below? Pure cuteness when paired with chunky boots and tights.
Are you digging this trend?
Or is this one you’ll put putting on the shelf sooner rather than later? Will you be rocking a fuzzy skirt or faux fur-trimmed dress? Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.
Every girl has their list of everyday holy grail beauty and hair favorites. I know I do! But when it comes to traveling, I oftentimes have a hard time picking and choosing what I want to bring with me in my already (most likely) overweight suitcase.
To make life (and packing) so much easier, I’ve found a few products that do double duty, and one that does quadruple duty. All three are essential beauty items to take with you on your spring break travels, wherever they might take you. Read on to learn more about each one:
$17 at Amazon
I rave about this stuff to anyone who will listen. I swear, this is the product that I will constantly repurchase, regardless of the season, my bank account… anything. “Flawless” is a four-in-one hair product that claims to cleanse, condition, leave-in condition, and cut drying time to your hair, so for the price, it’s worth it.
The product comes in a mousse-like container, and has the consistency of shaving cream. You work it in your hair, leave in for 3-5 minutes, and rinse out completely. Your hair will feel incredible, and it really does feel clean and washed! There is no need for any other product after you’ve used this.
Sound crazy? Yes, but it works! This is perfect for traveling (and so worth checking your bag for as I have yet to find a <3 fl. oz. size), but make sure you put it in a plastic bag just in case the cap comes off. This is, hands down, my travel haircare essential.
Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream
$10.99 at Ulta
When you’re traveling, you just don’t have time to really put on a full face of makeup. Because of the time crunch, I definitely recommend using a tinted moisturizer, or even better, a BB cream. I’ve talked about these before, but since then, I’ve found one by Revlon that is pretty high-coverage and is SPF 30.
That’s one of the highest SPFs I’ve seen so it’s great for spring break (but make sure to use something stronger if you’ll be in direct sunlight for a long period of time!). This stuff looks like a natural foundation on your skin, but it’s so moisturizing that, if necessary, you can skip your usual moisturizer to save even more time.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Natural Waterproof Mascara
$19 at Sephora
This mascara is amazing. It’s the best waterproof mascara I’ve ever bought – it even beats out CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof, which was my previous holy grail mascara. This one looks so natural, plus it’s buildable, and that is hard to come by with mascaras.
Sometimes, to keep my lashes looking perfect all day, I’ll layer a light coat of this over any mascara. It’s a simple trick to de-clump your mascara (since waterproof formulas tend not to clump) and it just makes everything lock into place! It’s also a quick way to touch up your mascara day-to-day.
I love this stuff – it’s worth every penny! Mine has lasted me quite a long time, so you won’t have to repurchase that often, either.
What do you think?
What are your gotta-have-it travel essentials? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!
Sundress season is almost upon us, so for this week’s Fabulous Find, we picked a cute and versatile pastel dress that’s perfect for spring. This Target frock is an on-trend mint green hue, but the subtle white pattern adds some retro flair. We can see this dress being worn now with a coat and tights, then worn once the weather warms up with sandals and sunglasses.
The best part? You can snag it for a mere $25! Scroll down to check out the dress, as well as three cute ways to wear it this spring:
Xhilaration Textured Fit & Flare Dress in Mint – $24.99 at Target
If you like this cheap and chic dress, then you’re going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week’s Fabulous Find:
This dress has an ultra-girly vibe, so play it down a bit by pairing it with chic menswear-inspired pieces. Start by layering on a lightweight trench and slip on a pair of oxfords. Add a green belt – it can be worn either around the waist of the dress or over the trench coat. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a delicate initial necklace.
Create a casual look by wearing our Fab Find with a low-key denim jacket and cut-out flats. Add a pop of color with a coral cross-body bag, and grab a striped scarf. A pair of intricate earrings add interest and complete the ensemble.
For a sweet and trendy springtime outfit, pair the dress with some gladiator-style sandals. Carry a cute floral print bag and accessorize with several vintage-look bracelets. Lastly, paint your nails a pretty pale pink shade.
What do you think of this week’s Fabulous Find? Would you buy this Target dress? Which look is your favorite? How would you wear the dress? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!