The Pixie Makes A Comeback

Now that we have you excited about the upcoming trends that Fall has to offer, hopefully  it has you thinking about how to spice up your own wardrobe.  After all, Fall is the season of change and maybe it IS time to mix up your look! If just trying out a new clothing trend won’t suffice,  maybe that change could come in the way of a new hairdo?

As many of you may have seen, Beyonce also switched up her locks this week. She shocked us all with photos of her new pixie cut this past week. It seems many of our celebrity favorites have been taking the dare and chopping off their luscious locks. From Michelle to Miley to Anne and now Beyonce- what is it about changing our hair that makes women feel so empowered? And we can’t help but wonder- are you feeling a little inspired to take the pixie plunge as well?

Beyonce’s Pixie Cut

Now before you go running for the scissors, keep in mind some key points when making such a drastic change, especially to your hair. While you may want a hairstyle exactly like your favorite celebrity, your face shape and texture might not be right for that look. But that’s okay, because there is a great look out that will suit you perfectly!

Face and Body Shape

This is probably the most important thing to consider when choosing the best hairstyle for you. Certain hairstyles are better suited depending on what type of face shape you have. If you are dead set on the rockin’ that pixie (and honestly, who could blame you, it’s making quite the comeback!) pixies tend to look best on round faces. But don’t get discouraged, you can still pull it off with heart-shaped, oval or square shaped face. It’s all about accentuating your best facial features. Your body shape also plays an important part. And if you’re petite, you’re in luck! This cut would look fabulous on you!

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Hair Texture

Another important factor to consider is the texture of your hair. A lot of women forget to consider this when selecting a style that’s appropriate for them. They get to the hair salon with the picture of the haircut they want and are greatly disappointed when they realize that their hair won’t fall the same way. (And this may or may not have happened to me on occasion!) Short hair tends to look best on women with straight or wavy hair. It gives it more of a sleek, edgy look whereas curly hair can end up going in every direction imaginable. Which brings us to the next factor: maintenance.

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Maintenance

How much time are you willingly to spend on your hair? The big myth is that short hair takes less time to style but that’s not always the case. Sometimes it can take longer, depending once again on the texture of your hair and the way the hair is cut. Plus if you are having a bad hair day it’s not like you can throw your hair in a ponytail and go anymore! Shorter doesn’t necessarily mean easier!

I hope that I’ve given you some helpful hints on what to consider when opting for a shorter haircut. I wish you the best if you decide to join in on all the pixie fun, and I’m sure that whatever you decide on for your new Fall look, I bet it will be nothing less than fabulous!

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The Beauty Beat : Spring 2013 Trends

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Deca Cosmetics

Here at Linda’s Stuff fashion is not our only love… we also have a passion for beauty, and in my opinion the two go hand in hand.  We love keeping up to date on all trends including fashion, makeup, and hair. If we are going to have fabulous clothing, we are going to need current makeup and hair to complete the look! Below we have compiled some beauty trends to look out for this Spring.

Blue and Green Eyeliner

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Harper’s Bazaar

Color is no longer just for your eyeshadow! Blue and green eyeliners are popping up everywhere. The thought of colored eyeliner may make you crinch but these colors show up subtle and look beautiful. Don’t be afraid to try out these eyeliners and bring out your eyes!

Bright Lips

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Be bold this Spring and rock a bright lip color! Bright pinks and fuchsias are a fun way to liven up your look.

Middle Part

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The middle part, aka the Kate Moss, is back! This is an easy trend to try, even if it is just for one night. Part your hair down the middle to transform your look.

60’s Mod

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Vogue

60’s mod is a trend this season in both fashion and beauty. When you put on your mod mini why not have fun with your makeup and hair too? Add some volume with a beehive up-do or rock a half up-do beehive like the models above. Full eyebrows are also reminiscent of the 1960s. Add some fullness to your brows with a matching eyebrow pencil.

Metallic Accented Nails

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Harper’s Bazaar

Bored with basic nail colors? Add a little shine to your nails this Spring to mix it up. No need to go full on metallic… just add accents to your solid nail color. Studs or a metallic design over a matte color are the ways to go!

Nude Nails

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Harper’s Bazaar

If metallic nails are not your style, pale nails are also in for Spring. Creams and nudes make your nails look pretty and polished. Think nudes are boring? You don’t have to stick to solid colors, add some interest with a pattern in nude shades like the model above.

Be fun and fearless this Spring by trying out one of these emerging beauty trends. The best part about these looks? They aren’t permanent! You can experiment with the styles and have makeup remover handy in case you don’t like the look. It is an easy way to mix it up this Spring!

The Long Lasting Accesory: Nail Polish

While fashion is always revolving and changing so is the way we wear nail polish. Sometimes you go for the more classic look of a french manicure, other times its a fire-y red color to make a bold statement. Now fashion designers are getting in on this ever evolving trend.

We love Oscar de La Renta’s fashion and now we can love his nail polish as well. De La Renta is launching three new nail polish colors this October.

The colors include Essential Larimar, Essential Carnation, and Essential Aubergine. A light blue, bold red and deep purple.

Photo courtsey of ELLE Magazine.com

Feeling Blue?

Feeling Blue? Katy Perry sure is, or at least she’s feeling the color blue. Katy recently traded in her bubblegum pink hair for a dazzling shade of blue.

Try mixing up your look by adding some color into your hair. Not ready for a full on dye job? Try a few strands. Or the new trend of putting strands of tinsel or feathers in your hair.

Don’t want to mess with your head? Try adding a pop of color to your wardrobe? A bright bangle or necklace can make your outfit come to life.

Be bold and have fun!