And The Award Goes To…
Posted on November 3, 2016.
It’s official! According to GQ UK, Bella Hadid has been crowned Model of the Year! And she was certainly up against stiff competition! The other nominees included Kendall Jenner, whose career has been on absolute fire, and Bella’s very own sister, Gigi. But this was definitely Bella’s year. From magazine covers of the highest fashion magazines to gracing the catwalks of Chanel and Versace, among many others, she absolutely owned this year.
Not only is her career blazing right now, but she’s dating singer/rapper The Weeknd, and her famous family has already been in the limelight for quite some time. Her mother Yolanda is one of our favorites from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and her sister Gigi has had a very public relationship with One Direction Star Zayn Malik.
The Hadid sisters are also very Instagram friendly, which we love. So, hats off to Bella, and we are also big fans of gorgeous Gigi, not to mention killer Kendall. Congrats to all three girls for an amazing year, and to Bella for being awarded the honor of Model of the Year! We look forward to all their fashion inspiration to come!
Your Vote Counts!
Posted on November 1, 2016.
While here at Blush, we are usually focused on all things fashionable and trendy, we’ve had something a little more serious on our minds lately. Election Day is just around the corner on November 8th, and this is definitely a very important election that could change the course of history forever. Regardless of which party you affiliate with, the two major candidates on the ballot have very different views on how to run this country, so we really encourage you Blush girls to do a little research and make an informed vote that reflects your beliefs. Every vote really does count, and that goes double for those of you here with us in Florida, a major swing state.
While you’re looking into presidential candidates, don’t forget to check out the meaning of other issues on the ballot, like the Florida amendments relating to solar energy and the legalization of medical marijuana. Remember that knowledge really is power, as we are the ones who have the privilege of voting on issues and creating changes, which are really the ultimate trends.
Tip: Early voting has already started, so skip the long Election Day lines and breeze through your local polling center today!
Halloween Party 101
Posted on October 27, 2016.
The most spooky holiday of the year is upon us: Halloween! Whether you’re planning on being a sexy fill-in-the-blank, or have an idea that falls more out of the box, we’re assuming you love the dress-up just as much as we do here at Blush. And maybe it’s because we’re from Miami, but we see this (just as we see, well, everything!) as a great reason to throw a little party! But like any good fiesta, there are some things you can plan out to ensure a good time for your ghoul-themed get-together:
-What would Halloween be without Treats? Think fun desserts (cupcakes, cookies) with Halloween-inspired designs, some creepy cocktails, and of course, lots of candy!
-Set the mood. We’re thinking dim lights, fake cobwebs strewn around, and a lit-up jack-o-lantern! The background noise also makes the theme. Choose from an eerie playlist of sounds, like wolves howling and witches cackling, or go with tunes in the spirit of Halloween (start with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” obvi).
-Encourage guests to dress up by having a costume contest! Come up with a fun prize for the winner, but of course, candy for everyone!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Walking Dead: Season 7 Premiere
Posted on October 25, 2016.
For us Walking Dead fans waiting on Season 7’s premiere to reveal the cliffhanger left dangling at the end of Season 6, we finally received the answers we had been waiting for on Sunday. And while this show continues to keep us in suspense, sometimes the answers we receive are more disconcerting than the questions themselves, like realizing that some of the humans in the show are more evil than the walkers.
Enter Negan, the villain of the moment. Who did he kill at the end of Season 6? The answer is two people: both Abraham and Glenn. He pummeled them both to death with a barbed-wire covered bat, which horrified not only the onlookers in the show, but us at home as well! Remind us not to run into Negan in a dark alley! The violence actually left us in shock, it was THAT brutal. Negan’s psychological torture of Rick didn’t lighten the mood, either; Rick nearly cut off Carl’s hand. Some TV critics are actually calling for the show to either be rated more strongly, or taken off the air altogether, due to the violence in this episode.
Rick finally surrenders to Negan, leaving us on a dark page of the Walking Dead. Keep watching, if you dare, to see what happens next!
2016’s Hottest Nail Trends
Posted on October 21, 2016.
With the arrival of fall comes the change of many things. Leaves are changing color, and it’s also time to welcome some new colors to your nails. Luckily, there is lots to be excited about on this front, as many just-out nail polishes are sure to be game changers. For some of our favorites, read on:
-Dark jewel tones are super hot for fall – think your emeralds, your sapphires, your rubies. Our pick for our fingers? Deborah Lippman’s “Wild Thing,” which is a deeper green to keep up with all of the muted fall staples in your closet.
-Metallics are another big nail trend this fall that we’re totally going for. One color we are collectively going nuts over? Christian Louboutin’s “Miss Mars,” which is an ashy, glossy, chromatic gray that exudes the slight chill of fall, and just happens to come in a super-cool bottle.
-Rose gold is a thing for everything else, and it’s finally a thing for nails! Our pick? Smith & Cult’s “1972,” a super pretty rose’-inspired shade that’s muted with an edge and perfect for fall. It totally matches our iPhone. We love!
Day to Night Makeup: Our Favorite Tricks!
Posted on October 19, 2016.
Most of us Blush girls are crazy busy between work or school (or both!), friends, guys, and carving out a little time to take care of yourself. So when you’re on your way home from work and get that invite for drinks from your bestie (or your crush!), don’t panic if your makeup is minimal! We have some easy tricks to take your makeup from day to night:
-Red lipstick. Really, slab a little red lipstick on, and it changes your entire look instantly. You can sub red for a dark purple for the same effect. It’s really that easy, if you’re in a time pinch.
-Dramatic eyes. This is another instant day-to-night game changer. Simply add some eyeliner (use liquid eyeliner for the most dramatic effect) and mascara, and you’ve shifted attention to your eyes, effectively making you queen of the night.
-When all else fails and you’ve left most of your makeup at home, don’t stress. Just double down on any daytime makeup you have with you. After all, makeup is intended to enhance your natural beauty. A double dose should be just enough to extra enhance your beauty under darker lighting. Have a light, shimmery eyeshadow and some lipgloss? Combine the two for both a slick eyeshadow and sparkly, glossy lips.
Now go out there and enjoy yourself, girl!
Trend Alert: Suede is Back!
Posted on October 13, 2016.
Okay, so we love fall for so many reasons, but mostly because of the fashion that we can finally pull out of our closets again after sweating out the summer. Yep, bring out your high boots, your cutest military jacket, and last but certainly not least, fall fabrics. One that’s back in a big way this fall? Suede. Not only have celebrities like Alessandra Ambrosio been unable to wait until fall to get their suede on, but designers heavily dabbled in suede when showcasing their fall collections at fashion week this year.
Ready to get in on the trend? We got you. Keep fall’s chill at bay while staying totally fashion forward with our Tan Suede Jacket which goes with everything and features super cute zipper detailing along the front. Or check out our Suede Envelope Skirt, which comes in your choice of color: Emerald, Mustard, Taupe, or Beige. This is that skirt that you can pair with a cute pair of booties, a pretty cashmere long sleeve sweater, and absolutely slay fall. Check us out now and get in on the hottest trend for fall!
Beyond Brangelina: Our Current Fave Celeb Couples
Posted on October 11, 2016.
What with Angelina and Brad’s recent split, we almost stopped believing in love altogether. However, some very special celebrity couples are proving that we can still believe. Here are some of our favorite celebrity couples of the moment:
-With Baby #2 born just over a week ago, gorgeous couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds may very well take over Brangelina’s title as Most Beautiful Couple. Beyond the surface, we may love them even more, as they have often openly expressed their respect and admiration for each other. They have definitely set some #relationshipgoals for us all.
-Can you say adorbs? Years after starring together on “That 70’s Show,” cutie Mila Kunis and super hottie Ashton Kutcher found their way to each other, and have been inseparable ever since. Now married with a child and a bun in the oven, we love their sweet story.
-The unbreakable force of Beyonce and Jay Z continues to wow us. We love everything about them: when they make amazing musical collaborations, when they coordinate their outfits, and most of all, on the rare occasion when they let us into their world and we see that in many ways, they are just like us.
-We can’t help but include John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. What appeared at first glance to some was a super-smooth singer dating a leggy model has morphed into so much more. As they’ve let us into their world of food, laughs, and love via social media, they’ve also earned a permanent piece of real estate in our heart.
-We think Jennifer Aniston is probably the classy type who wouldn’t call it the “last laugh” that her ex Brad is separating from the woman he reportedly cheated on her with. But it certainly is sweet that amidst Brangelina falling apart, she has found her happy ending with actor Justin Theroux. Just now married a year, this is our happy ending too.
1D’s Niall Horan Drops Solo Single
Posted on October 5, 2016.
Niall Horan, cutie and member of boy band One Direction, surprised fans by dropping a single last week. “This Town” is a sweet guitar ballad which fans are responding very positively to (and with good reason, as we have this adorb love song on repeat). Even better news? Niall’s dropping a full solo album by the end of the year, following in the footsteps of bandmate Zayn Malik, who dropped a solo album in March.
While we’re in love with Niall’s new tune, we couldn’t help but wonder, what do the cards hold for One Direction? Niall’s album is a result of his solo contract with Capitol Records. Bandmates Harry Styles and Liam Payne have signed solo contracts recently as well. Is this the end of 1D?
Not to worry. Word on the street is that although the guys of 1D are all doing their own thing at the moment, a reunion is likely. We’ll be waiting for it. In the meanwhile, we can’t wait until Niall’s full album drops, hopefully featuring more guitar ballads (and even more of his dreamy voice).
Posted on October 4, 2016.
With this season of Dancing With The Stars being one of the hottest seasons yet, Monday night’s face-off did not disappoint. Featuring a Cirque de Soleil theme, the cast went all out with mesmerizing dances that we just could not get enough of.
Most impressive of all was gymnast Laurie Hernandez and partner Val Chmerkovskiy, who jazzed it up with Michael Jackson’s “One.” The pair earned the first perfect 30 score of the season, and it was well deserved, as their presentation was absolutely flawless.
Onto the drama: while Amber Rose and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy performed a sexy tango to perfection, much of the chatter surrounding this pair had to do with Amber’s reaction to judge Julianne Hough remarking that the pair’s dance from the previous week made Julianne “a little uncomfortable.” Amber sounded off, as she felt she had been body shamed for being a bit voluptuous. Julianne made a public statement during the week that she had only been referring to Amber’s dance moves and not her body, and the two final cleared the air at this week’s judging, where Amber apologized for misunderstanding Julianne, and the two agreed on good vibes only from here on out.
Phew! What a week for DWTS! But it’s not time to relax just yet, because tonight is a double elimination! Who will make the cut? You’ll have to tune in to find out!