Monthly Archives: June 2016
Emoji Heaven: 72 New Emoji List Released!
Posted on June 29, 2016.
We’ve now come to take the emoji keyboard for granted. How many times have you been able to sum up sentences, even paragraphs, with one little emoji? “I’m literally laughing so hard right now” translates easily to, well, a little yellow face that is laughing so hard right now. And relationships we know of have started off with the heart-eyed face – can you think of a better way to express budding love?
So it’s only natural that we want more. And good news – we got more! 72 new emojis were released this week, and we can’t wait to try them out. At first glance, some of our faves include a face-palm, a Kanye shrug, and a black heart. So much said with one little graphic! We love.
Other notables include a pregnant woman, an arm with a phone attached (presumably taking a selfie), and clinking glasses! Finally, we can express ourselves with even less actual human contact! But seriously, we’re super jazzed to start using these new emojis like, now. Can you blame us (insert Kanye shrug emoji)?
Superfoods: Pack a Punch Into Your Diet
Posted on June 22, 2016.
Maybe you’ve heard people mention superfoods, but they’re way more than just a buzzword or a trend. Superfoods are foods that pack a maximum amount of nutrients into your diet, which helps your general health, increases your immune system, increase energy levels, and even acts as antioxidants. In short: these are foods that can change your life. Read on for some of our fave superfoods:
-Chia Seeds: Tiny black seeds native to South America, these little powerhouses are credited with an incredible amount of antioxidants (which protect against cancer-causing free radicals), and provide hig amounts of fiber, protein, and omega-3 (a good fatty acid that helps your joints move smoothly), all at a very small amount of carbs. Sprinkle some on your food and bask in the benefits.
-Kale: Hold the phones… many are calling kale THE number one superfood. These leafy greens do everything from help protect your skin from the sun on a cellular level, to being a top-of-the-line antioxidant, to providing you with enhanced urinary health, even protecting against bladder cancer. Whew! We’ll take the kale salad, please.
-Goji Berries: Don’t let the appearance of these little shriveled red berries fool you – they definitely pack a punch. Like the above mentioned foods, goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants, but they are so much more than that. They also contain beta-carotene, which is basically the key to young, glowing skin, and they also have been shown to help with eyesight. These sweet little berries are perfect for throwing in your cereal to give your breakfast a big-time boost.
Eat up, and learn as much as you can about superfoods. They just may give you the boost you’ve been looking for!
Tony Awards: Fashion Winners
Posted on June 17, 2016.
70th annual Tony Awards, which took place this past Sunday in New York City. And, as usual, we were more focused on who was winning at their fashion game than who was winning on stage. We’d like to take a moment to honor the women who looked flawless at this year’s awards:
-Claire Danes KILLED IT with a simple, shimmering, low-V neck dress by Narciso Rodriguez. Claire often proves that less is more, and this was a perfect example of that. She accented her dress with Eva Fehren jewelry. Flawless
-Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead looked completely fabulous in a long-sleeve glittery dress with a sheer bodice by Zuhair Murad. This dress just makes us happy to look at, with its twinkling multi-colored sequins. She paired her dress with a simple red lip. Definitely a win.
-Fan favorite Lupita Nyong’o looked spring fresh in an off-the-shoulder, fitted, floral print gown by Boss. She looked amazing in the dress, and she sparkled in Tiffany jewels. Love!
While there were many more wins (and unfortunately some fails… ahem Emily Estefan… but that’s a whole other list), these were the three that wowed us the most. Well done, ladies!
Rooftop Bars: So Hot Right Now
Posted on June 15, 2016.
Miami is known for many things, but more than anything, it is celebrated for its sunny skies nearly year-round. And you know what that means: more to do outdoors! From the beach to outdoor malls, we have it all. And while outdoor dining is nothing new to Miami, the rooftop bar scene is heating up, with more options slowly opening their doors to guests. Here are some rooftops you just have to try:
Rooftop at E11even – Don’t let the location fool you: The Rooftop at E11even has a vibe all its own that set it apart from sexy nightclun E11even. The Rooftop, featuring amazing views of downtown and somehow combining fabulous (a waterfall (!)) with a quaint and cozy vibe, is definitely not to be missed.
FIFTY Lounge – If you’re in Brickell, this is the rooftop you need to visit. Bay views, grass flooring, and a swanky vibe, all on the 50th floor of the Viceroy Hotel, are the ingredients for an amazing party atmosphere.
Juvia – One of the originals for the rooftop genre, Juvia gives you the full Miami Beach experience: glitz, glamour, and great views. Overlooking Lincoln Road (and offering a spectacular view of the sunset), this place is a must for outdoor drinks.
Our Favorite Celeb Relationships: Over So Soon?
Posted on June 10, 2016.
It’s been a rough few weeks for lovestruck celebs – there have been reports of breakups left and right. While it’s sad to see any couple come to an end, here are some of the cutest couples that have gone their separate ways:
Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid: How cute were these two gorgeous people together! These two were like Barbie and Ken, and it might take us longer to get over them than it takes them to get over each other. But we might not have to, because breaking news says the two are back on. Phew! We hope this lasts!
Calvin Harris & Taylor Swift: These two lovebirds called it quits at the beginning of June, and although neither has really spoken out about the breakup, word on the street is that the two just happened to lead different lives, were both busy, and were better off as friends. Aww…
Wilmer Valderrama & Demi Lovato: Ok, this one genuinely kills us. We love them separately, but we love them even more together. They dated for 6 years, and while it seemed at one point that they might have been headed to the altar, they instead broke up and decided to remain the best of friends.
What’s in the Kool Aid, guys? All these hot couples deciding to be just friends. Do they not realize we totally live vicariously through them, and that, well, this all kinda hurts? We’re just kidding. We wish them all the best, and can’t wait to see who they shack up with next!
Makeup for Miss Busy Bee
Posted on June 8, 2016.
If you’re like us, you’re constantly on the go. Whether it’s work, family, or friends, there’s always something going on in a Blush girl’s life. You’re in a rush, yet you want to stay looking great at all times. While we can help you with the clothes part of being on point (check out our selection of on-trend threads online or at any of our 6 Miami locations), we can’t really help you with makeup.
Or maybe we can, by sharing with you our little cheats for looking flawless on the go. Yep, we’re talking about makeup that performs double duty, retractable brushes with product in them for a quick brush-up, etc. Here are a couple of items we keep in our make-up bags at all times (thank us later):
-Stila Lip & Cheek Stain – This product is amazing because the color serves to brighten up lips AND cheeks, and the color builds, so the more you use, the more it shows. Not only that, but this versatile stick also contains antioxidants, keeping your skin fresh and healthy. Love!
-Neutrogena SkinClearing Concealer – We love this one for not only concealing pimples, but for containing acne-fighting ingredients to get rid of any blemishes that may pop up. Add in the fact that it’s a twist-up soft-tip applicator, and we’re in love.
-Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand – Ever just need a quick lift? This retractable pen is perfect for a quick golden glow. Highlighting certain areas of your face gives it flattering dimensions, making even an otherwise no-makeup day a beautiful one. This is definitely in our makeup bag for the long haul.
The Hills Are Alive
Posted on June 3, 2016.
“Hills” fans everywhere, rejoice! We can’t believe it’s been 10 years (!) since we were glued to the TV, watching our favorite Cali girls as their lives played out on this MTV reality masterpiece. To commemorate a decade since the debut episode of the show, MTV will be airing a reunion special on August 2nd, called “The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now.”
Ok, so the best part of the whole thing? LC will appear, discussing what it was like to live out her life for millions to see, as well as what her life is like now. As you probably know, she owns her own clothing and lifestyle brand, and has gotten married. But us Hills fans wants more specific deets! And rest assured, we will finally get our answers. Also promised is an in-depth discussion of what life was like behind the scenes. How much of this L.A. drama was real? We will finally find out!
Breaking news: Apparently, several of the ladies from the “Hills” have recently been approached for a movie, which would feature the wedding of Audrina Patridge in Australia. Yes, you read right: The Hills might be hitting the big screen! We’ll keep you posted, and our fingers crossed!
This Beauty is Back!
Posted on June 1, 2016.
The streak of the 1990s being EVERYTHING continues with the just-released trailer of a live-action version of 1991’s animated Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Ohh how we’ve been waiting for more Disney revivals (Angelina Jolie was great in Maleficent, but Beauty and the Beast coming back is REALLY hitting the spot for us), and by the looks of the trailer, this is going to be one for the ages.
First of all, the imagery in the trailer was absolutely gorgeous: think pristine snowflakes, the musty inside of the castle with sparkling chandeliers, and that red rose. Ugh, we’re loving this already. Then there’s the cast. We love Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and we think Dan Steven and his piercing blue eyes will make a great Beast. But we are absolutely obsessed with Emma Watson as Belle. The Harry Potter babe totally gives off that beauty and brains combo that embodies the original Belle.
While we admittedly only got a peek into this movie through the trailer and will have to wait until 2017 to see the real deal, we’re definitely hyped until then. In the meanwhile, the only thing we might possibly be more excited about is that Disney is currently in talks to produce a live-action version of The Little Mermaid, but we don’t want to get our hopes up just yet, so we’ll just wait on Belle for now.