Tuesday, December 31, 2013

10 Best Couples of 2013 in Hollywood

In Hollywood, love doesn't always last long, but these super-cute celebs made it through 2013. See who are they here.

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
2013 was a big year for these British pop stars. The cute couple took their relationship status to the next level when Zayn proposed to Perrie and gave us all something to look forward to in 2014 (hopefully)—the celeb wedding of the year! 

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
Whether they're grabbing coffee or web-swinging through the streets of New York for the Spidey sequel, this on and off-screen duo is pretty much always looking seriously cute and in love. Emma and Andrew met while filming The Amazing Spiderman and have been dating ever since. 

Avan Jogia and Zoey Deutch
Avan Jogia and Zoey Deutch
The adorable duo always look super stylish,-and coordinated. While Avan dresses like an Englishman (three-piece plaid suits and all), Zoey is all about girly looks, making for one perfectly-polished pair. This low-key couple is also a top contender for 2013's Best Dressed couple award!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams
This relationship is definitely the cutest one to ever hit Instagram. The PLL star and her Suits boyfriend are always snapping sweet and artsy pics of each other, while making the rest of the world jealous of their super cool (and romantic) adventures: road trips, aerial gymnastics, and film festivals! So jel.

Naya Rivera and Big Sean
Naya Rivera and Big Sean
Not only did these two get engaged this year, but the talented singers inspire each other's music, too! Naya released her first solo single "Sorry" this year, featuring her now-fiance Big Sean. We wonder if these two will write songs for their wedding (possibly next year?).

Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo
Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo
Both Nick and Olivia are crazy busy and are constantly traveling for work, but they still make time for each other-and in the cutest of ways! Nick even flew all the way to Russia to watch Olivia pass on her Miss Universe crown-now that's commitment.

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler
After meeting through mutual friend Ashley Tisdale, Austin and Vanessa have been seriously dating for the past year. The two lovebirds are always spotted on the red carpet supporting one another.

Katy Perry and John Mayer
Katy Perry and John Mayer
Although they've been known to make up and break up in the past, in 2013, this couple changed their on-again/off-again status to totally on and totally cute. Not only have they been looking cuter than ever both on and off the red carpet, but they're even writing songs about each other.

Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes
Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes
After collaborating on "Almost is Never Enough" for The Mortal Instruments soundtrack, Ariana and Nathan hit it off and started dating, and it didn't take long for the whole world to notice their adorable chemistry The two even made it official by confirming their relationship on Twitter when Nathan tweeted, "So, I guess it's obvious now... thanks to everyone who is being so lovely. I'm so happy ❤️." All together now-aw!

Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop
Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop
Not only have these two been dating forever, but Matt stood by Sarah when she got seriously sick last year and needed a kidney transplant. Now that the Modern Family star is all better, they're pretty much inseparable.

Which couple do you love the best? - By the way, all pictures are from http://www.seventeen.com.

Friday, December 27, 2013

9 Not-So-Ugly Sweaters For Your Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
It's officially holiday party season and while you can expect to do more than your share of magic cocktail dresses over the next few weeks, you should also be prepared to throw a few ugly sweaters into the mix.I have rounded up some stylish sweater options that put a chic touch on the traditional ugly sweater.

Not-So-Ugly Sweaters 01

Go bold with this reindeer motif sweater in a traditional Christmas color. The ribbon bow detail adds a feminine touch to this festive look.

Not-So-Ugly Sweaters 02

Nothing says holiday sweater quite like a good Fairisle design. With pops of neon, this sweater is an on-trend choice for any ugly sweater party.

Not-So-Ugly Sweaters 03

If you're looking to go the reindeer route, but want a subtle take on the look, then the toned-down color of this Wildfox sweater is the right choice for you.

Not-So-Ugly Sweaters 04

While we pretty much covered all things reindeer, we couldn't leave off this navy number from Madewell. With a single focus in the center of the sweater, this is a chic and fuss-free take on the look.

Not-So-Ugly Sweaters 05

For a chic sweater option that will go beyond the party, try this bow sweater from Ann Taylor. It will add just the right amount of holiday spirit to any look, without being over the top.

Not-So-Ugly Sweaters 06

We're loving the ornament-like feel of this J.Crew sweater. The lightweight fabric also makes for a great layering piece.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Nicole Richie Styles - LOOKBOOK

Nicole Richie was winter-chic in a black turtleneck crop-top during the launch of Styletag, topped off her look with a charming crown braid.

Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie looked oh-so-sweet at the Baby2Baby Gala in a white Alberta Ferretti crop-top with floral embellishments.

Dolce & Gabbana gown
Nicole Richie's beaded black sheer Dolce & Gabbana gown at the LACMA Art + Film Gala was a perfect blend of elegant and sexy, looked enchanting with her high fishtail braid.

Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie completed her ensemble in classic style with a pair of strappy black platform pumps, wore her hair in a hip asymmetrical cut when she attended the Style Awards.

jean cutoffs with a studded skinny belt
Nicole dressed up her jean cutoffs with a studded skinny belt.

classic boyfriend jeans
Nicole Richie looked cool and casual in a pair of classic boyfriend jeans.

Elton John Oscar party
Nicole Richie showed her sleek taste at the Elton John Oscar party with a white long-sleeved gown with black trim and deep v-neck, stuck with her signature boho style for the 2013 Oscars after-party by styling her lob in barely-there waves.

Nicole's white V-neck dress
We loved the rich texture of Nicole's white V-neck dress! Nicole Richie sexed up a sweet and soft white dress with these hard-hitting brown leather pumps. Between the wraparound zipper and the cutout sides, we think the shoes stole the show!

the 40th Annual FiFi Awards
Nicole Richie arrived at the 40th Annual FiFi Awards wearing an embellished gown featuring a lengthy train, wearing her hair in a fabulous updo that combined a retro-inspired bouffant with a textured twist and long bangs.

yellow silk dress
Nicole Richie wore this canary yellow silk dress to the Macy's 'Fashion Star' event.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Prom 2014 - Are You Ready?

The dresses this coming Prom season will be more fabulous than ever. Gorgeous colors, cutting edge trends and unique embellishments to look for include:

Lovely Lace: Lace was everywhere.

Major Bling: The trend continues for 2014. Everywhere you look, sequins and crystals combine. The result is fantastic dresses that make you stand out in the crowd. Bling has been seen all over the red carpet and on countless celebrities.

Tulle Beaded V-Neckline Blue Long Prom Dress
Tulle Beaded V-Neckline Blue Long Prom Dress
Short with Sheer Overlay: A short dress that has a sheer overlay gives that elegant look, but with a modern, sexy twist. It's the perfect combination of a party dress and a gown, and gives young ladies a tasteful way to be sexy on their special day.

It's Just an Illusion: Another big trend is Illusion. This is the sheer mesh material that looks like a second skin.

Crop Tops: Crop Tops are all over the runway for Spring 2014. Start doing your sit-ups because your beautiful abs will be on disply in these edgy two piece looks.

Major Bling Prom Dress

Top 5 Fabrics for prom dresses in 2014:
  1. Lace
  2. Chiffon
  3. Stretch Mesh / Illusion
  4. Stretch Jersey Knit
  5. Tulle / Netting
Top 10 Colors for prom 2014:
  1. Nude
  2. Blush
  3. Coral
  4. Aqua & Mint
  5. Royal
  6. White
  7. Black
  8. Perwinkle (Light Blue)
  9. Red
  10. Navy
celebrity lace prom dress
Must be so beautiful the women who came into the red carpet and put the smile will be perfect for you in front of the camera. Women can be pleasure by the dress and the attention. So you will enjoy your moment by looking so beautiful and be ready to the title of the queen of the prom night. This years hottest trends range from dresses with high necks, one shoulder, or sleeves all the way to illusion, bright colors, and chunky stones. So whether you're a simple kind of girl, or a bling lover there will definitely be something for you to fall in love with! Step into glamor with a stunning prom dress for prom 2014.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas TV Guide 2013 Listings: this season's must-see specials

Christmas TV Guide 2013
The Crawley family head to Buckingham Palace in Downton's two-hour Christmas special, where Robert is forced to protect the royal family and his own after a scandal threatens to take down the British monarchy. Set in the summer, six months after the end of series four, the episode also sees the return of Cora's mother and brother from America alongside Lady Mary's two love interests from the last series.

Get ready for Christmas with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
Get ready for Christmas with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they keep the festive baking season as stress free as possible.The famous duo will share their favourite recipes for Christmas classics including Stollen, Mincemeat Streusel and a Gingerbread House that can be made with all the family, and some less well known bakes such as Scottish Black Bun, Tunis Cake and Paul's Hand-raised Boxing Day Pie – the perfect way to use up all the trimmings from the day before.

this season's must-see specials
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and among them, the Doctor.Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.The Christmas special bids farewell to Matt Smith and welcomes the new and 14th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

Characters David and Alicia
Characters David and Alicia will be taking centre stage in a Christmas-themed episode that sees the lovebirds set to tie knot on 25 December. David's pregnant ex-fiancee Priya, however, will do all she can to stand in the way of their nuptials.

Christmas TV Guide 2013 Listing
The gang return for a special Christmas episode and will no doubt provide the usual mix of tears, drama and entertainment for the festive season.Series ten finished on a cliff hanger, with Joey Essex announcing his departure from the show and bidding farewell to his ex fiancee Sam Faiers.Lucy Mecklenburgh, Mario Falcone and Tom Pearce were meanwhile caught in a love triangle, with Mario begging Lucy to take him back.

Christmas is just round the corner
Christmas is just round the corner, but no-one knows what Mrs Brown's grandson Bono wants for a present as he posted his letter to Santa too early.Meanwhile, at her family games night, Agnes struggles to control her temper when none of the guests will play by her rules. But at least there shouldn't be any problems with the Christmas tree this year – she's having a very special one delivered.The story continues in the New Year's special, scheduled for 30 December at 9:30pm.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

How to Pick a Prom Date

Trying to figure out how to pick a date for the prom can seem overwhelming. After all, not only do you have to think of someone you'd like to ask, but you have to learn how to ask this person. However, knowing how to pick a date for the prom doesn't have to be as difficult.The following steps can really help sort through the matter in a time-efficient manner:
  1. Make a list of anyone you would like to have as a date to the prom.
  2. Eliminate anyone you know is not a feasible prom date choice.
  3. Evaluate the remaining options according to important criteria.
  4. Ask your chosen date option.
Taffeta Sweetheart Red A-Line Long Prom Dress
Taffeta Sweetheart Red A-Line Long Prom Dress
Take the names of everyone that you would love to go to the prom with, and write them down in one place. Think of people you may not have considered before, such as an old math partner or friend from another school. Think of what is important to you about prom night, and figure out who on your list would be best for that. For example, prom night can involve a lot of dancing. Is it important to you that the person you go with be a good dancer? If so, figure out who on your list of potential dates fits that criteria best. Narrow down the options to one or two potential dates.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Winter Formal Ideas: Theme, Makeup and Hair

In the middle of planning your school's winter dance? Whether it's a standard winter formal, a Valentine's Day dance or a holiday celebration, you're going to need a theme. Weather Themes: The Snow Ball, Frosted Formal, The Snowcoming Dance, The Big Freeze, Flurries and Frostbite, Winter Wonderland, The Icicle Dance, and The Snowflake Dance are all great places to start for themes. Be creative and combine your favorite wintry words to come up with a unique theme that's all your own! Holiday Themes: Thanksgiving Throwdown, New Year-coming, Gumdrop Gala, The Nutcracker Dance, The Gingerbread Gala, The Sleigh Ball, Peppermint Party, Dark Chocolate Nights, The Merry Mistletoe Dance, Winter Solstice Dance are all fun holiday themes.Valentine's Day Themes: If your winter formal falls in February, it would make sense to use Valentine's Day as the anchor theme. Instead of just naming it The Valentine's Day Dance, try some of these lovely themes: Queen of Hearts Dance, Candy Hearts Dance, Pink and White Semi Formal, Cupid's Arrows Dance, Epic Romances, XOXO Dance.


Natural Makeup and Dark Brows

Dark, Mysterious Eye Liner

Icy Blue Eye Shadow

Nearly Nude Winter Makeup
Winter Dance Makeup Looks: For your winter dance, almost any kind of makeup goes. Play up your natural beauty by using barely-there hues, or highlight your gorgeous lips or sparkling eyes by drawing all the attention towards them.

Smokey Gray Eyes and Peach Lips

Bold Red Lips and Earthy Eye Shadow

Very Berry Lips

Old Hollywood Glamour Makeup
Winter Formal Makeup Ideas: Winter makeup is all about using deep, rich tones. Check out these awesome celebrity inspired looks to wear with your winter formal dress, and you'll be the belle of the ball.


A top knot and bangs

Heighten your bangs with a curl

Taylor Swift

A sleek ponytail and long bangs
Your bangs are cute... but how to wear them for a formal? Taylor Swift has taught us many things... how to write a revenge song, how to rock red lips, and that sparkly dresses are always in season. Now, let her teach us one more thing: the best way to wear a formal updo with bangs.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Magic Prom Makeup

Many girls make sure they have the perfect dress with the perfect shoes and the perfect hair. But in the makeup department, they fall flat. Many girls have no idea how to apply prom night makeup. But it's really not as hard as you might think.
The Smoky Eye
A classic prom night staple, the smoky eye is easy to do and looks great on almost anyone. Use lots of dark eyeshadow, eyeliner, and lots of dark mascara. Make sure you apply the eyeliner close to the lash line and smudge liberally to thicken the line. And wear waterproof mascara! You might be doing a bit of happy crying before the night is over.
 smoky eye
Play with Lip Color
The lip color you wear at prom will vary according to the look you want to achieve, the colors that are currently in style, and how you apply the rest of your makeup. If you decide to go with the smoky eye, opt for a less dramatic lip. Heavy eye makeup paired with heavy lipstick often results in an overly made-up look. However, if you opt for a lighter eye makeup application, go ahead and play up those full red lips. Neutral lips can be achieved with a clear or slightly tinted gloss, or nude shade of lipstick.
 lip color
Play with Shadows
Using different shades of foundation can help you create the illusion of a thinner face, brighter eyes, or perfect nose. Use a light colored eyeshadow or foundation at the inner corners of your eyes to create the illusion of wider spaced eyes. Lightening up this area also help you look more awake. If you have a wide face, try using a slightly darker foundation at the sides of your face. This will create the illusion of a slimmer face.
 Play with shadows
Touch Ups
Heat and humidity on prom night can cause even the most meticulously applied makeup to melt. Make sure that you put all the staples you'll need into your bag before you leave the house. At the very least, make sure you take a pressed powder compact and lipstick. To help your makeup stay put, dust your face with loose powder, and spritz lightly with water to set your look after you've finished applying your makeup.
Touch ups