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Today on a special LIVE episode of Studio 5 dedicated to the 80's, I took 4 iconic beauty trends from that decade, and showed how they've 'glown up' into a more sophisticated look today. All trends cycle back eventually, but each time they resurface they get a little more modern... hallelujah!

So here's a quick look at 4 of my favorite ways to update those 80's looks. [video here]

  • Crimped & Permed Hair ---> Glown Up: Rock Star Waves. My favorite hair tool in years is this Bed Head Deep Waver. It is so easy to use and gives amazing texture in a snap. Deep Waver
  • Scrunchies, Clips & Headbands ---> Glown Up: STILL scrunchies and clips! Hair accessories have come back strong, but wearing them as an adult can be tricky. Try looking for fabrics and prints that are more mature. For clips and bobby pins be sure to strategically place them in pairings and groupings for an updated twist. Accessories
  • Blue Eyeshadow ---> Glown Up: Brights, but with a modern twist. If you want to jump on board to the BRIGHT shadow trend happening right now- be sure you are very intentional with the usage of color. Try using your brights as an accent color, instead of an entire wash over the lid like we wore in the 80's. Sapphire Palette
  • Streaked Blush ---> Glown Up: Contoured Bronzy Blush. The OG form of contouring was streaking blush along the cheeks. We've learned a better way thankfully and achieve this with a matte bronzer and a subtle blush combo. Matte Bronzer and Blush 

What trend was your fav from the 80's!?


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SPRING has finally arrived and it's my favorite season in the beauty world. It's when we see the biggest releases of new products as well as new style trends that will take us through the year.

Without a doubt this seasons biggest makeup trend is COLOR... it is literally everywhere! Makeup brands are releasing candy-colored eye shadow palettes, neon lipstick shades, and bold blush hues, that make getting ready totally fun and experimental.

In fact, this is the most color I have seen in my entire career! I love it, and I hope you do too.

So to dive in- here's what you should know; [video here]

Rainbow Colored Shadow: Try playing around with adding water to your shadow brushes before dipping into your shadows. This creates more of a watercolor situation where application is easier and we can easily blend more than one color on the lid. Fav rainbow palette: ProFusion Festival Palette

Neon Lips: Keep the rest of the face simple and clean, but then add a BIG bang with a neon lip color. Opt for a super pigmented version like this one: Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit

Orange Blush: This one is a great option to ease into bold colors... simply swap out your pink tones for a bright coral or toasty orange. It may seem too bold, but with a light hand this color really works on all skin tones and gives a gorgeous warm-weather hue to the cheeks.

On the Hair side of things two major trends make a big comeback, and they are in a word; classic.

Sleek, shiny, flat ironed hair is nudging out the beachy waves we've been wearing over the last 5-6 years. A shiny glass- like finish is the goal, and that can be achieved with the help of some sleeking products like these: Garnier Sleek Shot & Iron Spray

The classic blunt BOB never really goes out of style, but lately it seems like every celebrity under the sun is making a big chop. The great thing about this cut is that it is age appropriate across the generations, and is very flattering on all face shapes. Avoid this cut if your hair is overly thick or textured however, and opt for a longer LOB version instead.

What trends are you excited about? xo