5 Makeup Trends for Fall 2012

To followup on the Hair trends for Fall 2012, I thought I would pop in some upcoming makeup trends as well.  Now, I am not the most makeup savvy individual.  I have my favourite items that I use daily, and that is about it.  But, I do have to say that I am a fan of some of the techniques coming up as they are simple and pretty, which is my favourite makeup application.

1. Bold Brows

Bold brows don’t mean that you should totally put your tweezers away, but you can use them significantly less.  I have always loved the bold brow because it showcases one’s natural beauty.  If you don’t have a lot to work with up there, just use a eyebrow pencil to fill in the blanks.

J Mendel

2. Beautiful Browns

I find that browns in makeup are incredibly versatile and can be dressed up and smoky or dressed down and natural. Anyone can pull browns off, the key is to match your skin tone and decide whether or not to go for cooler tones or warmer tones.


3. Geometric Eyeliner

Geometric Eyeliner is definitely one of the bolder looks for the upcoming season.  I love the 60’s mod vibe that it brings and if you are one that likes to make a statement, this is one technique for you to try out.


4. Deep Red Lips

I think I am drawn to the deep red lip as it is a look I sported for a good portion of the 90’s.  It draws attention to your beautiful kisser and invokes a sense of drama.  Let your lips be the star, and go minimal on other features.


5.  Fresh and Natural

This is by far one of my favourite looks, as I am always drawn to anything that lets a person’s natural beauty shine through.  Rosy cheeks, rosy lips, and a little mascara will complete this look.  And if it takes you more than 5 mins to apply, you are doing too much.

Michael Kors



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5 Hair Trends for Fall 2012

I have been fairly absent from this page, but will try and be a little more regular.  I have been a bit busy crafting some jewelry, which you can find here The Mane Squeeze Etsy Shop

August is one of my favourite months as the season change of fashion occurs, which means you get to enjoy all the sales of Spring & Summer stock as well as see all of the new fall items come in.  I am loving the upcoming fashion for fall 2012, and these are 5 of my favourite hair trends that you will see (and hopefully try out).

1.  The Blunt Bang

I find over the past few years, this trend always seems to come around in the fall as women are usually craving a bit of change to match the turning of seasons and a strong bang is a good way to make a bold change without chopping all your locks off.  Plus bangs are annoying in the summer heat, so if you are toying with the idea at all, you are ready to go once it cools off.

Elie Saab

2.  Low Volume

The low volume look embraces a 70’s Boho vibe, and is fantastically low maintenance.  The best way to achieve this look is to firstly get a good cut with layers and make sure you keep your ends trimmed to avoid split ends (which can add volume).  You can squeeze the excess moisture out with a towel and let your hair air dry to help achieve this look.  If you do want to blowdry, make sure you blowdry downwards in the direction of the hair growth.


3.  Bouffant

The bouffant is being carried over from the Spring/Summer looks, but this version is a bit more relaxed and a little bit messy.  Make sure to use a good volume gel or mousse before blowdrying and use a nice round brush.  For the teasing portion, patience and sections will be your friend here for a strong hold bouffant.


4.  Tidy Pony

A tidy pony is a simple and sleek look, good for day or night.  This pretty ‘do can be a bit difficult to get perfect, so use a fine tooth comb and a serum to tame those stray hairs.  For an extra touch, take a section of hair and wrap it around the elastic.

Jil Sander

5. Ornate Hair Clips

Ornate hair clips will work great with the bouffant and low volume looks.  You will see lots on the shelves this fall, but if you really want to get creative, head down to Michaels and see what you can do with your own creations.


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End of the Rainbow

One of the trends that I am loving as of lately is Rainbow Tips! This style provides a fun pop of colour into your hair and allows you to go as extreme or subtle as you like, and your colour palette is endless.

Here are some celebrities that have jumped on this trend (or helped to create it :))

Jessie J

Carrie Underwood

Kylie Jenner

Gabriella Ellis

Kate Bosworth

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Etsy Shop

So as I stated a couple of posts ago, I have been a bit busy working on some other projects which is making jewelry and other knick knacks.  I just opened up an etsy shop.  So please do go ahead and take a gander at the projects I have been working on.

My favourite items are my scrabble tile pendants which all have original photography from around Vancouver taken by Richard Saunders


The Mane Squeeze Etsy Shop

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Skin Tone & Hair Colour

I got a little nerdy and carried away on Excel and created this handy little chart for matching hair colour to your skin tone. It is just a general guide to what would best enhance what you already have.


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Beam Laser Clinic

 For all my Vancouver and Lower Mainland ladies & gents that have been considering laser hair removal, I would like to recommend Beam Laser Clinic to you.  Jennifer is a fantastic technician who provides a professional yet comfortable atmosphere, and more than favourable results.  I personally have absolutely loved the results of laser hair removal!

Beam Laser Clinic

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Feeding Your Hair

I am hoping that absence make s the heart grow fonder (eep!).  I have been busy with other projects (which I will show you some of soon) and have neglected the blog terribly, but will get back on track here as I have a backlog of posts to edit and get up.

So today, I have some information on the benefits of nutrition and diet in regards to your hair.  Most of these foods are also know as ‘Super Foods’ and have so many benefits to your entire well-being, not just your hair.

Wild Salmon

High in protein, Omega 3 fatty acids which are good for your scalp, Vitamins B and 12-produce red blood cells which carry oxygen to follicles.


Tons of protein, Vitamins B5, B12 & D, Sulfur which increases your circulation and can promote hair growth


Contains Lignans which have antioxidants that help hair texture and flexibility, also have omega 3 fatty acids


Has Protein, Iron, Zinc, Biotin (lack of Biotin can result in brittle hair), Folate, B6


Has Folate which replenish hair cells (folate deficiency can trigger hair loss and early greying), Iron, Magnesium and Zinc (prevents inflammation of hair follicles)

Olive Oil

Contains Polyphenols which control inflammation of the hair follicles (a concern as you get older)

Grain Fed Beef

Lots of Bio-Available Iron which boosts your immune system; poor immune systems can lead to hair loss.

Greek Yogurt

Have Probiotics “the good bacteria” which also boost your immune system


Lots of Biotin which can strengthen weak hair


Zinc (anti-inflammatory) and fatty acids (healthy scalp)

And just one last note, as many of you are probably starting ‘bikini diets’ for the summer; Extreme Dieting can lead your body to believe that you are malnourished and as a result hair loss can occur.  So do try to maintain a healthy balanced diet (try to use the foods above) and be sure to keep healthy fats in your diet such as avocado, almonds and olive oil.


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