Fashion Pick of the Week: Flannels

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Hello to of my Glamorous People! It’s the start of the weekend ahead, and everyone’s basically last work day of the week- so it’s no surprise a majority of us would rather spend the day having fun or save it for the evening after hours. Usually, it’s always the time to either dress up your look or play it up! For me, when Fridays roll around is where I usually like to play up my look with a casual flannel, a.k.a Flannel Friday.

Flannels are best in the game and everyone’s go-to fashion item when one feels like they have nothing else to wear for the day. They come in all different colors and stripped-dimensions to choose from. The possibility is almost endless. The best thing about it is that they are comfortable, looks good on everyone, and they can be worn for all four seasons of the year. Here’s simple ways to dress and play up your flannel game for the day.

By Itself

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The easiest and fastest way to pick an outfit, be out of the door for the day, AND still look good! To style this look, just put on a pair of jeans, some sneakers or boots, and some minimalist accessories like a watch  or a scarf. Boom! You are good to go for the day. You can even wear it as a dress if the flannel is long enough! Tip: When wearing a flannel as a dress, pair it with over-the-knee style boots or short, ankle boots with the thick heel to make the outfit chicer. Or simply throw on some leggings (black’s usually the safest way to go) and throw on some pair of sneakers.

As a Throw-Over Cardigan

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This is another easy and fast look to add a little more casualness to the outfit. It’s almost as flawless as dressing the flannel by itself. As an undershirt, you can stick with any color that correlates with the flannel. However, I suggest sticking with a neutral color such as white, black, or beige is always a safe way to go. For more of a rebel/punk feel, throw on a graphic tee! Too many options to pair with? Go with your favorite pair of jeans, sneakers/boots, and needed accessories to complete the look.

Around the Waist

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What happens when the weather gets too hot to wear these long-sleeved plaids? Of course, you might want to take the flannel off…but where can you put your flannel if you don’t want to carry it all day? Easy- just the good ‘ole fashioned wrap-around-the-waist trick. A flannel can be used as an accessory, not just as a clothing necessity. It adds a twist to your outfit and is one of the trendiest ways to wear it!

With a Vest

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Pairing a vest can add a bit more of a fall and winter look to your outfit. It also looks really comfy as well as keeping you warm! Tip: try opting for a puffy looking vest like the one shown above- it will really set the mood for the upcoming cold season.

With a Sweater or Jacket

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Speaking of the cold season, layering a flannel under a sweater or jacket is another option for adding more flair to your look. Layering flannels and sweaters will also keep you warm throughout the day. To add a bit of a school prep look, wear loafers and some classic jewelry. Just be sure to choose sweaters or jackets that match well with your already-distinct flannel.

To all my Glamorous folks- how often do you wear your flannels and how do you like to wear them? Leave a comment down below! Or tweet a picture of your favorite flannel selfie to us @GlamorousPaper! Let us see how you’re rockin’ it this season!

 

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Beauty Hacks Put to the Test

DIY hacks to make your beauty routine transition into Fall painlessly:

Fall is coming, or so says the Pumpkin Spice Lattes and dark-colored lipsticks. It’s time to pack away the swimsuits and pull out the sweaters as we buckle down for the back-to-school season. One way to cope with the sudden changes are some good ol’ beauty hacks. If you’re a full-time student, working long hours, raising kids or just like to find the shortcuts to all things in life, hacks are the perfect thing for you. They save money and time, not to mention energy, but do they really work?

Oil as a Makeup Remover…

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Waterproof and sweat-proof makeup are a must-have no matter what the season. They stay put so we aren’t constantly swiping under our eyes, hoping we haven’t started to take on the dark-circled features of a raccoon. Many products claim to remove even the toughest of makeup, but they always leave something behind; a smudge of stubborn eyeliner or dirt deep down in your pores. I struggled with this issue for years until a friend of mine suggested extra virgin olive oil for makeup removal. Oil? Near my acne-prone skin? Much to my surprise, it worked and without the dreaded side effects I anticipated. The oil acts as any liquid makeup remover would- all you have to do is massage the oil onto your skin with your fingertips and wipe it away with a clean towelette.

Don’t let the word ‘oil’ freak you out. As of recently, beauty oils have been rising in the ranks of skincare. Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil are just two of many that not only remove all the dirt and makeup from your face but moisturize your skin, as well. Both have been proven to promote hair growth and improve skin but which is better? Depends on what you need it for actually! Coconut oil is the lighter and more absorbable of the two, while extra virgin olive oil is best for a heavy-duty cleaning, like waterproof mascara. Overall, this beauty hack is, by FAR, my favorite.

The Lipstick Saver…

Finding the perfect lipstick is like finding the perfect life partner- this could take a while. You’ve got to do some in-depth explorations and soul searching. But even when you’ve found the perfect match for your skin tone, its durability has no guarantees. Layering and priming can help improve the lifespan of your lip color, but is there really a hack that helps prevent lipstick from getting onto teeth and smudging, too? Some say that all it takes is a bit of tissue paper and your favorite translucent finishing powder to accomplish the impossible. Apply the translucent powder to already lipsticked lips and pat on with tissue!

The hack definitely works, but it has got a few quirks to look out for. Beware of powdering the already matte lipstick. While the hack worked for all the lip colors I tried, it did tend to make matte lipsticks duller and my lips drier. If you can find a hack for this hack (layer those hacks, y’all), have at it and rock those matte lips! Otherwise, this was a decent hack, especially for the glossy lip colors that will slip and slide all over your face, if given the chance.

Bye, Bye, Dry Skin…

So, I’m sure you’ve heard of wonders of exfoliation. In a nutshell, exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Now, there are countless exfoliating products in both drugstores and department stores, but finding the right one for your skin isn’t easy. If you have sensitive skin, you’ve definitely got your work cut out for you. Have no fear, we’ve got another beauty hack could save you from some trouble.

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That wonderfully rich smell that drags you out of bed in the morning called coffee? Well, coffee just upped its game and got a little more amazing. (Get that oil back out, it’s not finished yet!) Take coconut or extra virgin olive and pair it with your coffee grinds for gentle but effective skin exfoliator. But this beauty hacks does its double duty. You can use this same recipe to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite by rubbing it on the backs of legs or any part of your body that needs extra pep! Live in fear of shorty-shorts and crop-tops no more!

Change Your Eye Makeup Game…

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Lining your eyes has become something of an art form, one we aren’t all cut out for, myself included. I dread the mornings where my shaky hands can only manage the less attractive and unintentional sister of the smoky eye. We all know that look: my wings look like a backdrop of a Rocky Mountain view but the clock tells me that that will have to do. To combat those shaky lines, use tape to get that perfectly flicked line and mess-free eye shadow. Especially if you’re still finding your way in the makeup world. Just apply a small piece of tape to the outside of the eye, where you’d like the wing to “wing itself” and line away. Think of it like painters taping for crisp paint lines, but with your eyeliner.

However, I think it goes without saying that this is a process you should treated with caution. Be careful with this because the tape does tug at the sensitive skin around the eyes. This tugging could, in the long run, impact saving the youthfulness of your skin. While I can’t comment on the long-term effects of the ‘tape hack’, it is not something I would recommend using on a day-to-day basis. While flawless-looking makeup is an achievement to be proud of, good skincare is a top priority.

Lipstick VS. Dark Under Eyes …

Sleep doesn’t come easy for most. In fact, the recommended eight hours of sleep is a rare occurrence at best. So, if you’re like me and surviving off a few hours of shuteye, you’ll probably do just about anything to lessen the monstrosity of those dark and puffy under eyes.

Red lipstick as a concealer base for dark circles is a remarkably effective hack. The idea seemed a little whacky to me, why paste over my dark circles with even darker lip color? The concept is similar to many color correctors used for face discolorations, though. Green, orange and red cancel out most imperfections and gives you a great canvas for the rest of your makeup.

Despite being a good hack, I am not a fan of the red lipstick trick. It requires heavier makeup, and layering with both liquid concealer and foundation or doubling up on the concealer. The makeup looked a bit cakey and my skin was all but suffocating under the heaviness I’d burdened it with. I would reserve this hack for special events and shorter periods of wear, if only to avoid the discomfort it caused. Then again, beauty is pain, right? Wrong. As an alternative, use some cool (the cool bit is imperative) green tea bags for your under eyes before bed and first thing in the morning. It’ll work wonders on a day-to-day or long-term basis.

Now that you’ve saved some time and some money for the fast-approaching season, bring on those Pumpkin Spice Lattes, oversized sweaters and buy yourself that perfect fall product you’ve had your eye on!

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Fall TV 2015 Line Up

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Audiences can get ready to tune in to watch the fall 2015 TV line up, debuting more than a handful of new and returning shows from CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and many more. Starting with CBS, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is initiated as David Letterman’s Late Show replacement premiering September 8th at 11 pm. Another new CBS show called Limitless, which title is based on the same movie Bradley Cooper starred in with only a few adjustments. This also will include a new character such as Jake McDorman, a man who discovers the same super drug (the magic pill) from the movie and uses it to not just better himself, but to solve crimes for the FBI. With the promising plot line, Bradley Cooper will also be making a guest feature appearance in the series. This is set to air on September 22nd, at 10 pm.

NBC's Blindspot
NBC’s Blindspot

Next, is NBC’s show entitled Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris which is set to air on September 15th, at 10/9c. This is a live one-hour show, which is based off the British show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. In addition, this show will feature stunts, skits, pranks, and audience participation with giveaways and etc. Blindspot, another NBC show tells the story of a woman who has no memory of her past, but is found naked in Times Square with tattoos covering all of her body. She catches the attention of the FBI who uses her body as a gateway to follow a road map to uncover a large crime that leads to the truth about her identity. Blindspot will premiere on September 21st, 10/9c.

Fox 21st century’s multi awarded show, Empire is returning with it’s second season filled with bigger drama, dynamic musical performances, and even six more episodes than the first season on September 23rd, at 9 pm. This means fans get to see more of the sassy diva Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and the hip hop mogul businessman Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard).

Lastly, CW introduces a new show called, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is set to air October 12th. Rachel Bloom plays as Rebecca Bunch, an obsessed ex girlfriend who practically gives up everything, including her occupation at a respected law firm and her apartment in Manhattan all to find love. This fall, TV lovers can expect to enjoy a full range of shows that will have them on the edge of their seat with laughter, suspense, and excitement.

Which Fall TV Shows are you excited to watch? Comment below and let us know and share this post using #glamorouspaper.

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