Monthly Archives: December 2017
New Year’s Resolutions for Real Women!
Posted on December 26, 2017.
Ahh, New Year’s resolutions… we love to make them, but we usually end up breaking them! We decided to look for some really solid ones that could become more of a lifestyle than some quick thing we start that is destined to fail. For example, a lot of people resolve to go on a diet. This works usually until you are confronted with your first plate of cheese fries! That is because you’ve constricted yourself rather than adopt a more broadly healthy lifestyle. Here are some resolutions that will make 2018 your best year yet:
-Indulge in a Hobby: This one is easy and hard at the same time. We all have things we like to do, but not many of us make time for those things. Make the time, because the things you are passionate about are what connects you back to yourself in the midst of work and other obligations. Be it a jewelry making class or finally trying out martial arts, follow your heart to what makes you feel happy.
-Travel: No one’s asking you to forget about work and become a globetrotter, but traveling opens up your mind to new places, customs, and ideas, and if you can just take one trip within the next year, we guarantee you’ll be happy you went. Where is a place you’ve always wanted to see? They say the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page…. Food for thought!
-Integrate a Healthier Lifestyle: Rather than set a rigorous workout/diet plan that will be easy to give up on, just make little changes that you are comfortable with. Hate the gym? Go on a walk when you feel like it. Eat lots of fast food? Check out healthier options that appeal to you. Many meat eaters do not realize how delicious veggie burgers actually are! Let yourself be adventurous this year, and figure out what healthy living means to you.
-Face Your Finances: Many of us simply turn our cheek on debts and other things that cause financial stress. This just leads to more worry, because we really don’t know the truth about our finances, and then more worry, because we have no plan when we don’t know the facts, and that leaves us feeling defenseless. Girl, it’s time to shine a light on your finances and make a plan to get where you want to be! We promise it’s not as scary as it seems!
-Be Present: Enjoy the little things each day brings. When you’re worrying about the future or regretting things in the past, the current moment gets stolen from you. Make a point to bring yourself back to the NOW, and relish in little things like a good cup of coffee or catching up with an old friend.
Time to live your best life, Blush girl! May this be your best year yet.
Toe to Toe: Netflix SAG Nominations
Posted on December 18, 2017.
If you’re a Netflix series addict, and you’ve seen this year’s SAG nominations, then you know it’s about to go down. Biographical drama “The Crown” goes up against sci-fi horror series “Stanger Things,” and we’re already making popcorn for Thursday’s awards to see which of our Netflix faves receives the honors. In case you aren’t up to date with these gems, “The Crown” is a historical drama about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, while ‘Stranger Things” is set in the 1980s, and follows the supernatural events that take place after the disappearance of a boy from a small town. Ahh, both so different, yet so utterly enjoyable.
The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards go to the best of the best in both cinema and television. Some award categories that both “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” are up for include “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series,” and “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.” This is gonna be a nail biter, for sure. Make sure you tune in on Thursday to see the winners (and the fashion) at this year’s SAG Awards. Best of luck to all!
We’re Feeling Festive: Surprise Holiday Discounts
Posted on December 14, 2017.
We’re at that sweet spot in the year where Christmas is just a couple of weeks away, and here at Blush, we feel a game is in order! Yep, we are counting down our 12 Days of Christmas by discounting different items each day, but the fun part is, you won’t know what’s on sale for the day until you check out our Instagram each morning to see what that day’s deal is. And although we can’t give anything away, we promise it’s pieces you’ll absolutely love.
So don’t worry, we won’t tell whether you’re getting gifts for others, or treating yo’self. We’ll leave it to Santa to judge whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Just follow us on Instagram (which you’re already doing, no?), as we gear up for Christmas as fashionably as possible.
Happy shopping, and see you on Instagram… Xoxo
And The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year Is…
Posted on December 13, 2017.
Pantone has announced their 2018 color of the year, and she is a beauty. The color is Ultra Violet, which is a color that symbolizes a lot of things we look forward to in the new year. A cosmic shade of blue-based purple, Ultra Violet is an imaginative and brilliant color that inspires contemplation and inventive solutions to problems. After a roller coaster year in 2017, the calmness of Ultra Violet is much needed, to say the least.
Let’s be real. Our country has become wounded and divided over the past year, not only due to idealogical and political divides, but also due to many natural disasters. 2017 was pretty chaotic, all around. Pantone definitely recognizes this, as they reportedly chose this color to reflect a “complex” time. Ultra Violet is not only calming, mystical and spiritual, but also creative and somewhat provocative. It does indeed represent new possibilities and a hopeful future. We are inspired by Pantone’s color choice to think outside of the box for ways to make our unique mark on healing our country.
It definitely doesn’t hurt that this color is also super pretty! Oh, the nail shades to come! Cheers to a year full of new possibilities!