Superbowl Standout: Justin Timberlake Returns
Posted on February 8, 2018.
Superbowl 2018 was best of the best in commercials, football, and of course, a halftime show we couldn’t take our eyes off of. Yep, Justin Timberlake was back on the halftime stage (his last appearance at the Superbowl was somewhat defined by Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction”), showering us with his greatest hits as well as brand new music from his upcoming album. Oh, and he even managed to pay tribute to Prince, a Minneapolis native, in a stand-out moment from his show.
While the Patriots and the Eagles took a break from their big game, Justin took the stage in camouflage, in tune to market his upcoming album, “Man of the Woods.” He graced us with his latest single, “Filthy,” and then went right into his old hits, including “Senorita,” “Cry Me A River,” and “Sexy Back,” among others. This was one of the highlights of his performance, as we all love a good JT throwback.
The other glorious moment of his show was his Prince tribute. A purple projection of Prince appeared behind Justin while he sang Prince hits “I Would Die For You” and “Until The End Of Time.” Buildings surrounding the stadium were lit up in purple light in tribute to one of the most magical artists of our lifetime.
Kylie’s Sweet Surprise
Posted on February 7, 2018.
Just when you thought the Kardashian/Jenner clan was truly an open book, with their lives open and on display, Kylie comes clean about a 9 month secret that she kept! Yes, the rumors were true… Ky was out of the public spotlight while tending to her pregnancy, finally giving birth on February 1st to her first child, Stormi (love the name!). She explained in an Instagram post that she “needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress-free, and healthy way” she knew how.
Of course, Kylie filled us in on the time she was out of the spotlight, releasing a video to announce both her pregnancy and the birth of baby girl Stormi. The video was really cute footage of her baby shower, featuring her friends’ reactions to Kylie’s pregnancy news, and little snippets in the life of pregnant Kylie, including super cute moments with her boyfriend/father to her child, Travis Scott. For true KUWTK fans, this video was life!
All we have to say is, we knew it. Why else would she have missed the Kardashian Christmas portrait? This also explains the selfie queen’s absence from Instagram. Mystery solved! Congratulations to Kylie and Travis on their beautiful baby girl!
Calling All Capricorns: This Is Your Year
Posted on January 12, 2018.
Okay, Capricorn ladies, it’s currently your time to shine! While birthday celebrations may currently be underway, we wanted to help shine a little light on the new year to come, and what 2018 holds for your sign.
Get ready, because this year is all about change! While this may be a little scary, just remember that the only constant is change, and that if you face the changes ahead of you head on, you have lots of growth to look forward to. In particular, the coming year will be bringing you new opportunities. Scratch that – the year won’t actually be bringing you anything. You’ll be facing new opportunities thanks to the hard work you’ve consistently put in over the past year. Ever the independent sign, you’ll be tempted to capitalize on these opportunities by yourself, but this year, perhaps the greatest change of all that you’ll face is that you’ll have to rely on friends and contacts to make true progress. Trust that the network of people in your life have got your back, and you’ll be able to do much more than you ever would be able to do going at it alone.
That said, this is the year to get it! Go for that new job! Make that move across the country! This is the year to really make it count, as the stars are aligned in your favor. Get it, girl!
#TimesUp at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards
Posted on January 10, 2018.
This year’s Golden Globe Awards packed a bit more substance than picking our best dressed celebrities of the evening. 2018’s Golden Globes, which aired on Sunday night, served a purpose. The “#MeToo” movement, which began in an attempt to raise awareness of sexual assault and harassment against women, struck particularly close to home for the entertainment industry in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Sunday’s awards show was a culmination of the movement and the responsibility Hollywood feels to represent all industries in clapping back at sexual violence towards women with its own hashtag, #TimesUp.
All but three attendees wore black to this year’s awards. Yep, the stars left behind their usual ravishing reds and shimmering golds for a more solemn black to symbolize unity within their movement. That isn’t to say the fashion wasn’t fabulous; these were some of the hottest black dresses we have ever seen! Kendall Jenner absolutely killed it in her Giambattista Valli haute couture gown, which had a massive, fun train. Who said dressing for a cause can’t be super stylish?
Highlights from the evening include many great speeches by some of our Hollywood favorites. However, no speech struck a chord as powerful as that of Oprah’s, which brought everyone in the room to their feet in thunderous applause. It was so powerful, in fact, that people are now urging her to run for President in 2020! She definitely let the world know that time is up for women to be treated as second class citizens.
It’s truly incredible that Hollywood rose to the challenge of facing a societal problem that has gone on for way too long. Much love to our favorite actresses (and actors) who made this a night to remember by fighting for such an important cause!
Wine O’Clock (For Your Hair)
Posted on January 4, 2018.
What’s better than a glass of wine at the salon? How about hair products made out of wine? Yes, the geniuses at HASK beauty products have combined our two favorite things and come out with a line of wine-infused hair products(!). We’re talking leave-in sprays and deep conditioning packets that contain all of the same benefits that red wine is now known for, including free radical-fighting antioxidants, and lots of vitamins and omega oils from grapeseed (#winning).
Their leave-in sprays come in your choice of white wine, rose, or red wine, and the deep conditioners come in an array of wine selections, but don’t worry about coming to work smelling like you spent the night hitting the bottle, because these products will leave your hair smelling fresh as grapes. The packaging will also look very familiar to you if you’re as much of a wine connoisseur as we are.
So go ahead, try one of their deep conditioning packets, which gives you just enough time to enjoy a glass of wine. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
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!
The VS Angels Take Shanghai
Posted on November 29, 2017.
The Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show has taken its Angels all around the world, and always features top-notch musical performances paired with the hottest lingerie imaginable on all of your favorite models. This year, the show was held in Shanghai, China, and was every bit as amazing as we were hoping it would be.
Some of Victoria’s Secret’s biggest stars, including Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima, took center stage at this year’s show. Others, such as Gigi Hadid, weren’t able to get a Chinese visa and couldn’t participate in the show. Word on the street is that Kendall Jenner
was absent because she has signed a contract with La Perla, a competing lingerie brand. Still, this year was not lacking in the beautiful models department by a long shot.
This year’s Fantasy Bra features diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz, set in 18k gold on VS’s Dream Angels Demi Bra, and as you can imagine, it’s quite the vision. Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro was chosen for the honor of modeling the Fantasy Bra this year, and it looked completely breathtaking on one of Victoria’s Secret’s newer Brazilian bombshells.
This year is also special because Victoria’s Secret has collaborated with Balmain to create sexy, ready-to-wear retail pieces, featuring lots of leather and lace. Umm, we can buy some of the pieces we see? Yes, please.
Last but not least, the musical acts blew their performances out of the water. From Miguel to Harry Styles to China’s very own Jane Zhang, this year’s fashion show was on fire, right down to the music. Well done, VS!