Flair It Up With Hippie Retro Jeans

The raging era of the 70’s casual chic style is back with a flaring bang in the ever-classic and body-flattering flare retro jeans. The unsung style that’s been shuffled off to the back of the closet has found its place up in the front again. Everyone’s wearing these fun and figure-complementing numbers that gently flare out from the knee and are absolutely stylish with a long blouse and jacket.

Teaming the many varieties of flare jeans-reinvented allows for numerous combination looks ideal for nippy winter days. Distressed, extra-long pairs that feature a wide turn up at the bottom accentuate legs, making them seem longer. Here are a few popular styles of retro jeans that are bound to make your look pop.

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Fall/Winter Jacket Style Guide

Probably the best part about winter is styling your outfit with great and gorgeous jackets. The highlight of any wardrobe, a winter jacket can really bring an entire look together and add heaps of pizzazz, charm and definition to your look.

Here is a look at some of the hottest winter jacket trends this season.

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Winter Handbag Trends

While we absolutely love our scarves, we also love coordinating handbags. Indulge in your weakness for bags this winter with some of the most adorable arm candy treats up for grabs. Fun, funky and an absolute essential to every woman, handbags have evolved into ingenious marvels of utilitarian design. Brilliant combinations of fabric, color, material, and accents are the basics for stylish bags this winter. Studded and ready to rock out, vintage inspired bags in a variety of prints, foxy tones, and textured accents are all the rage.

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Color Me Burgundy This Fall

Burgundy is the new black for handbag fashion this season. An ideal accent for any palette, this exquisite and commanding color has set the handbag trend. Deeply alluring, burgundy is also referred to as oxblood or Bordeaux, and the color looks divine in absolutely every style of bags possible. Better yet, it matches practically every outfit and complements a variety of hues and tones.

Here is a list of the hottest choices in burgundy bags.

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DIY: Homemade Beauty Products

We know how much you all love DIY posts, so we’ve got another one for you! This one is centered around cosmetics and skin care that you can make at home. After diamonds, cosmetics and skin care products are definitely a girl’s best friend. By using some simple tips for creating great homemade beauty products, you can have consistent, glowing skin.

More often than not, commercial beauty products do more harm than good. Far from the image projected, commercial brand skin care lines use synthetic and unnatural materials to create their products—products we use on a regular basis.

Commercially produced cosmetics invariably incorporate elements like petroleum byproducts. These kinds of ingredients are harsh and can quickly clog skin pores, preventing healthy skin from breathing and staying fresh. Natural cosmetics are the healthiest option for your beautiful body. Tend to your body like the temple it is and treat it with care through homemade beauty products.

Here are some lovely handcrafted alternatives to regular everyday beauty products.

Natural Body Scrub

Natural Body Scrub Handmade cosmetics are incredibly inexpensive, but most of their major ingredients required are found right in your pantry. All you need is a base or scrubbing agent—sugar, ground coffee, salt, or Epsom salts are great examples. Add a carrier oil like almond, canola, or avocado, and a dash of color found in herbs like lavender and rosemary. Spices like nutmeg or cinnamon also make excellent additions. The herbs and spices can give a great aromatherapy effect while you scrub away dead skin.

Facial Mask

Homemade facial mask Honey, milk, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and turmeric are basic ingredients needed to make a quick and effective face mask. The simplest combination is the honey and cinnamon face mask. All you need to do is mix the two components together, apply onto your face, and let rest for about 15 minutes.

Face Cleanser

Face cleanser A combination of olive oil, honey, and cider vinegar makes a delightful face cleanser. Simply apply the mixture onto your face and rinse with warm water after 15 minutes. Or, try a blended yogurt and cucumber facial cleanser. Apply the mixture over your face and rinse in five minutes for glowing skin.

Lip Gloss

Homemade Lip Gloss Create your own lip balm by melting beeswax and coconut oil together. Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil and your choice of essential oil and leave it to cool. Voila! You’ve made your own personalized nourishing lip gloss to keep your kisser soft. Store it in a sample jar or other small airtight container.

Shampoo

Homemade Shampoo Soak Chamomile tea bags in hot water for 10 minutes and mix about 4 tablespoons of grated soap flakes and 1½ tablespoons glycerin to it. Let it rest for a few hours, and then pour it into a bottle for use. You can add an essential oil of your choice to the shampoo for a relaxing feeling.