• Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Fall is not only the time to bring out those chunky knit scarves or oversized sweaters, but to use those berry stained lipsticks and chocolatey hued eye shadow pallets as well! We've put together a collection of tutorials for some fall makeup inspiration. Take a look at some different looks to compliment the changing colors of the leaves or the cooler night breeze. 

    The beautiful Carrie from Wish Wish Wish displays a smokey eye to warm up your eyes on those chilly nights. By adding metallic eye shadow to the look, she's able to make the traditional smokey eye glisten and shine. We are smitten with how soft her smokey eyes look and are dreaming of copying this look at our holiday party! 

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    Martha Lynn at Camille Styles shares about her love for rich burgundy lipsticks. Against a neutral ensemble or simple makeup, it can add the perfect touch to your fall outfit. Whether you're enjoying a cup of tea with a friend or stepping out into the crisp air, these bright berry stained hues will be the center of attention. 

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    Keiko Lynn shows us a pretty and feminine look to enhance your daytime makeup. She uses chocolate hues on her eyes and a pretty pink for her lips. You can wear this look for fall date nights to the ice-rink or to your favorite restaurant. We adore how rosy her cheeks look, giving off a natural glow!

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    maskCARA creates a dramatic look for the season. Using a berry stained lipstick and gel shadow allows for a dreamy palette, while lining the waterlines will draw attention to the eyes. Her long tousled tresses complete the look! 


    How will you be wearing these looks? Let us know, and if you need more makeup inspiration, check out our past blogs. We hope your fall is beautiful so far! 



  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    When styling our latest lookbook, A Retro Affair, we knew that our selection of vintage-inspired clothing could only be complemented with a retro hairstyle! We turned to our favorite starlets of the '50s and '60s for inspiration, and found that bouffant and beehive styles perfect fit the romantic and iconic style of past decades. 


    When it comes to creating this teased style for yourself, we took some vintage-inspired hairstyles tutorials from a few of our favorite bloggers. Whether your hair is long or short, adding a touch of retro style to your everyday looks is simple! 

    This tutorial by Good Good Gorgeous is perfect for those with long locks. This tousled and effortless look can dress up a casual outfit, or add a perfectly undone touch to elegant attire! brigitte-bardot-hair

    Ideal for medium length to short hair, this beehive tutorial by Wish Wish Wish is essential for any retro darling! Pair this style with a collared dress and flats for a vintage-inspired look. All you need is a little patience, a comb, and hairspray. retro-hair

    The lovely Keiko Lynn shows off her simple and easy way to add a retro touch to a ponytail. Whether your locks are long or short, this tutorial is perfect for pairing with a polished button up blouse or printed dress. vintage-inspired-hairstyle

    There you have it, Ruchettes! These darling styles may have a distinctly retro feeling to them, but they truly are timeless for any vintage style maven! For even more vintage inspiration, don't forget to stop by our latest lookbook, A Retro Affair.




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  • Thursday, July 3, 2014

    When it comes to office style, our thoughts usually go to pencil skirts, modest heels, and button up blouses. While professional attire can range from more formal styles to business casual, a sleek and polished hairstyle can complete any 9 to 5 ensemble. Getting out of the house on time during the early hours of the day can be a challenge, so a hairstyle that is far more effortless to execute than it appears is a requirement! From ponytails to chignons, we've chosen a few of our favorite hairstyles to sport in the office.  

    This twisted bun hairstyle from Irrelephant puts a new spin on the classic hairstyle. A style that's easily achieved with a little creativity and a few bobby pins, we love how this adds interest and a romantic touch to everyday office style!

    A high ponytail is the perfect way to pull your locks off your face while still looking professionally polished. The trick to wearing this style to work is keeping your hair voluminous while sleek, and Camille Styles' easily tutorial is a simple way to achieve understated beauty at the office! 

    This braided chignon from Once Wed is perfect for taking your office attire from day to night. This tousled, yet sophisticated is perfect for pairing with business casual attire like a dress paired with flats and a blazer!

    We can't get enough of this simple yet sleek styles. Do you have a favorite hairstyle that is your easy go-to for a day at the office?


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  • Friday, June 20, 2014

    Ruchettes, we couldn't help but share our latest beauty discovery with you! About a month ago, we happened to stumble upon an Instagram account, one that was filled with the most gorgeous and complex braids. This blogger, Amber of Barefoot Blonde, is our new go-to for fun twists on the everyday braid. We've been drooling over her gorgeous hair styles and luckily, she provides tutorials on almost all her looks!  It was hard to choose, but we complied a list of our 5 favorite looks below (tutorial links are at the bottom)!

    Here's the links for the hair tutorials we love most from her! 1. Double Fishtail Bun, 2. Side Braid, 3. Fishtail Wrap Around, 4. Mixed Fishtail and Dutch Braid Messy Bun, 5. Dutch Turned Fishtail Braid.


    PS: Congrats to Amber and her husband on becoming parents yesterday!

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  • Friday, June 13, 2014

    We all know that one of the best ways to stay youthful and glowing is to protect our skin with SPF. But with hectic schedules, it’s easy to forget to cover all your bases before heading into a sun-soaked situation! Here are some sunscreen reminders and product recommendations to prepare you for the UV rays of spring and summer. With the right products in your medicine cabinet or makeup collection, you’ll be more than ready for last-minute beach outings and surprisingly warm mornings at the outdoor flea market!

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    To prevent signs of aging, it’s a good idea to protect your face from the sun’s rays on a daily basis. One way to do this is to switch out an SPF-free daily moisturizer with one that provides protection. If you’re truly in love with the moisturizer you use, try using it in tandem with an SPF veil. Have a big outdoor day ahead? Opt for more of a classic facial sunscreen for maximum cover.

    You can also get protection from your makeup! Many BB creams contain SPF and can be worn alone as a light foundation (perfect for pool days and afternoon hiking!). If light coverage isn’t for you, use a BB cream as a primer, layering it under your usual foundation.

    Not a fan of BB creams? Invest in a colorless makeup primer with SPF to improve the lasting power of your makeup or try switching up your finishing powder! And if you’re not smitten with your current foundation, you can also try one that has SPF built in. Just be warned -- foundation with SPF can give your face a white cast in flash photography, so stick to SPF-free foundation on a fancy night out.

    Applying sunscreen on your body is standard protocol for a sunny day outside, but it’s still easy to miss a spot! If you’ll be wearing a bathing suit, apply your sunscreen before you slip on your swimsuit on to make sure you’ve gone beyond the borders of the suit itself. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to the tops of your feet and the back of your hands -- these spots are often forgotten!

    If you hate the goopy lotion, purchasing a spray-on sunscreen might give you more incentive to reapply. Just ensure you’ve blended it in well! A lot of spray-on sunscreens are clear, making it difficult to remember where you’ve applied.

    Make sure you have a cute cover-up on hand that you’ll be just as excited to wear as your swimsuit. Taking breaks to rest in your cover-up will help minimize the chance of sunburn on a long day at the beach!