Beauty trends from 2015 that will continue in 2016

Ever notice beauty trends that develop within the years tend to move forward? I have compiled a list of my own fashion and beauty trends that I believe are going to move forward to 2016!

  1. Floppy Hats

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Floppy hats,  a trend that we will not lose and I am a prime example. Notice a floppy hat really completes an outfit? It’s a classic trend I have been seeing a lot lately on girls tie in the outfit. An outfit can be plain jane, but when you add on a floppy hat all of a sudden it says you’re classy, take fancy photos on Instagram, and travel the world. Highly suggest having one of these as a staple in your closet doesn’t have to be expensive either, the one i’m wearing is from Ebay get it here.

2. Contouring

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I’ve noticed a huge trend on Contouring this past year, sure we all want to look like Kim K, but this requires us to look like monsters at first before we can make our noses look smaller and our cheekbones look sharper. This trend will most definitely continue past 2016 especially with the way it makes us girls look! Now a days there a new trend called strobing that has yet to be exposed more, which is basically the opposite of contouring and just highlighting the high points of your fact accentuating them more.

I’m more of someone who likes to get the most of my money, and considering this Smashbox Step by Step Contour Stick Trio comes with three and is only 52 dollars, it was a steal for me. I enjoy contouring with both cream and powder, but if i were to choose the creams is the way to go to be more precise and get a sharper look on your face. the2bmakeup2bshow2bla2bmarch2b20152bpreview2b3

3. Blanket Scarves

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Who would of guessed? a picture of a floppy hat and blanket scarf together. Most definitely a trend now a days not only to ” keep warm” but to look fashionably cool while doing it. These blanket scarves have dominated the basic girl fashion trend, these scarves are seen as an accessory that also ties in the outfit together and if you have a floppy hat with it, that’s even better. Blank scarves are a must for me, especially when my outfit consists of just a plain pair of light denim wash jeans and a plain white t shirt, but when I want to look fashionably plain, I throw on my blanket scarf.

Nothing says a basic girls winter in Canada without an Aritzia scarves, I myself is guilty of having one and till this day it is a staple in my closet that I cannot live without. These scarves are made with 100% wool and are built to last! Most importantly the cut of the scarf is what makes it comfortable, as long as it’s build able and easy to layer without being too thick, that’s a perfect scarf for me.

4. Lace up tops

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I’ve seen these way too often this year and I myself have followed the trend. Nothing beats a shirt that says ” Hey i’m fashionably showing my cleavage”. These types of shirts really bring a new side to fashion by keeping it clean and classy, when not too much of the chest is shown but the caged lace front really brings out a more open look to a shirt. Here’s a tip: if the cut of shirt is too low for your liking, most shirts now a days have the back caged too,  by reversing those back caged shirts to the front it will still give you that front caged look but with a higher cut to avoid the cleavage because usually they are made to a higher cut rather than lower! A trick my cousin taught me and I bought a shirt just to follow that tip, works like a charm. Get one here at Urban Outfitters for only 39 dollars.

New Year, There’s an app for that

 

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Time to ring in the New year! But who really sticks to their New years resolutions? Here’s are tips that I personally believe can help you accomplish your goals for 2016

  • Be specific – Whether it’s losing 5 pounds or going to the gym more often. The more specific the goal the better, imagine trying to lose weight… but the goal is how much? or reading more, but what kind of books? Generalizing a goal can ultimately lead to pure laziness because there is not one pinpoint of a target to achieve. This is where the next step comes in.
  • Planning your progress – Progression is the best motivation a someone can have when achieving a goal. Like c’mon! who wouldn’t be motivated in losing 5 pounds and seeing the results to only be motivated to lose more? Planning requires organization and depending on your new years resolution goal.How do we track this progression and maintain our resolution you may ask? Well you can stick with an old school calendar or agenda, but with our techy generation, you can use an app.

For those  who hope to save more money this year here’s a fancy app for you called Toshl Finance, this is a finance manager all in one app. It syncs with all your accounts to ensure you are not overspending and keep a budget and for those who has trouble remembering to pa
y their bills, there’s a notification for that!

Addicted and need to quit it? Quitter is an app to getting rid of those habits you made in your 2013 new years resolution that you never stuck to. An interesting and better way to show your progression and visually motivate you to remove that nasty habit!

For those “I need to do but I always forget to do” people out there, Todoist is an app that manages any project from anywhere and everywhere. Voted number 1 best to – do list apps by Forbes, this app works on any device platform available while organizing your tasks, sets due dates, and share your to -do’s on the list with others.

Want to lose weight with a personal weight loss coach? Lark  is the app for you. Unlike most competing apps, this app actually makes you feel accomplished by the little things. Lark comments on your eating habits and often shows your activity levels in a graph compared to your average. Plus you’re constantly on your phone anyways, why not text your personal weight loss coach while you’re at it.

We all need an app that reminds us to get off Facebook when we take our “five minute” studying break. Pomodoro Timer, the app that helps your time management and elevates your productivity by customizing your  working time and break times, and once all these smaller breaks have successfully gone through, you are rewarded with a bonus break!

Eat more, but eat out less? There’s an app for that. BigOven is a recipe app that contains more than 350,000 recipes to chose from and a shopping list. Get inspired to cook and plan your menus with recipes for every occasion from, hangover recipes to the app users recent favourites.

For me, my resolution was to do something more than just browse the internet and watch youtube videos all day ( I still do that )  but now I have something to focus on and building myself. So that hopefully one day I’ll be making youtube videos for everyone and not just watching them 🙂

Hope these suggestions can help lead you into building a better year, best of luck for 2016!