New year, new trends? Gosh do I hope so.
Here’s a list of the top 5 things I beg you beauties to leave behind this year.
1. Half up half down double buns
Mickey Mouse did not recruit you to join him in the castle. You are not a childhood entertainer. You are an adult, with a job. Or maybe, you’re a student, in high school or college. Either way, please, stop this. Curly, straight, long, short hair-it doesn’t matter. Just stop.
The furthest I suggest taking this look is a top knot with the back down. Maybe, MAYBE, two buns like Mickey if you just must, but please, no more combining the two.
2. Sheer tops with no bra, visible nipples
Listen. I get it. You’ve got newfound piercings, and you’re proud. But please, I beg of you, invest in some pasties.
In the past year, I’ve seen more ladies strutting across campus with boobs bouncing, bra-less, because like, who doesn’t want excessive side boob in their spaghetti strap top? -_- To each her own, but there’s a time and place for visible lady parts and forgive me, but class isn’t either.
So, if your springtime backless sundress would just be ruined by a bra, try these adhesive cover ups or my frugalista option and cover those babies with medical tape. But please, no more nips in class, you’re making your married, 75 year old professor blush.
3. Overly dry matte face/lips
Cake face is no bueno. So are crusty dry line filled lips. I get that you don’t want to be shiny and that alllll the celebrities are doing it. But, Kim K’s makeup artist isn’t following you around with $300 finely milled powders keeping your face shine-free. So, you buy Milk of Magnesia and Colourpop Matte Lippies so you can achieve the same looks. Cool.
But, when you go overboard with these things, it can begin to look like a ghost sneezed on you. Not good.
So, while I LOVE my E.L.F. Translucent Setting Powder I know it’s easy to go Casper, I finish with my NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray so the shine stays at bay. This way I’m straddling the fence of dewy and matte, not giving crusty crackly grandma face.
Also, check out my YT video about the Colourpop line to find out how I keep my lips from cracking after applying.
4. Rompers and one piece pant fits that DO NOT FIT
Small, tall, curvy, thin. It doesn’t matter. A too small romper is bad on any body type. So please, if it pulls across your hips, if it squeezes your thighs, or cuts up into your lady bits, then….leave it. No one wants to see your camel toe.
I’m tall and hippy so I’ve realized that all rompers aren’t created equal. My legs and my torso are long and those little romper short sets are NOT made for me. They give me thee worst wedgies (TMI, I know). But it’s true. Consider pairing a top and bottom with a matching print together instead. This creates an illusion that it’s a one piece, even though they’re separates.
5. Overpowering accessories
Yes, that’s a great body chain. And yea, I enjoy those bangles. And wow, that’s a nifty septum piercing. But must you pair them all with your midi rings and a 6 inch acrylic coffin nails?
Yes, nails count as accessories. So, less is more. Pick a statement piece and let that carry your outfit. Don’t adorn yourself in ALL your precious jewels at once. I too, have been guilty of this, but it’s excessive and I’d like us to stop. Thanks.
Is there anything that I missed? More things you just CAN’T see carry over into 2016? Leave a comment and let me know!