Post Breakup Makeup (and Pampering)

Post Breakup Makeup (and Pampering)

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Breakups are hard. There are thousands of songs about how much love can suck.

My ex and I broke up about a week ago. We met at the musical theater intensive I was involved in over the summer and he was my first real relationship. Long distance relationships are hard, and it was time for ours to come to an end. I look forward to meeting someone new who will treat me right.

Easier said than done, right? Breakups are hard for both parties, and this transitory stage has to be handled in a healthy way. My breakup sophomore absolutely destroyed me, but channeling your grief into taking care of yourself will help you move onto a new chapter in your life. I hope that my tips can give you some solace. Know that if you need someone to talk I’m always here for my readers.

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Examples of Gyaru Outfits and Looks! (Gyaru Series Part Three)

Examples of Gyaru Outfits and Looks! (Gyaru Series Part Three)

How to Dress Gyaru: Gyaru Series Part Three How to Dress Gyaru: Gyaru Series Part Three by lydia11-11 featuring knee socks

Pink prom dress $115 – amazon.co.uk

Chicwish shirts blouse chicwish.com

Vince Camuto short sleeve shirt vincecamuto.com

N 21 collared shirt $540 – brownsfashion.com

Boyfriend cardigan $16 – thehut.com

Even odd black vest $27 – zalando.co.uk

A line skirt blackfive.com

Ally Fashion black pants $20 – allyfashion.com

Plaid skirt etsy.com

Pink tutu ladida.com

Boohoo knee socks boohoo.com

Skechers black boots 6pm.com

Platform shoes romwe.com

Wedges shoes modcloth.com

Platform shoes $52 – publicdesire.co.uk

High heel boots shopakira.com

Claire s hair accessory claires.com

Eylure black eye makeup $7.79 – newlook.com

Forever 21 toiletry bag forever21.com

Blush etudehouse.com

Mally cream eyeshadow beauty.com

Dolce Gabbana red lipstick saksfifthavenue.com

As part of my widely-read gyaru guide, I wanted to include some examples of gyaru style and makeup to help give all of you love readers some ideas for your new style adventure. Click here for part one of the series and here for part two if you haven’t read them yet!

Clothing:

There are a multitude of gyaru subtypes that are popular, and this set only addresses a few. Some common types are above. A lot of gyaru looks are meant to be sweet- light pinks, bows, flowy blouses and tiers are common, especially in the hime and onee gyaru style. Kogal (or kogyaru) was the first main gyaru type and is characterized by customizing a school uniform. Rokku gyaru is an edgier, rock-inspired look and mode originated as a monochromatic and mature look. Keeping these descriptions in mind, it’s just a matter of personal taste and experimentation before you create an outfit like the ones above! Google (of course) and gyaru forums are also great for inspo.

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Gyaru Guide for Beginners: How to Start Being Gyaru! (Gyaru Series Part One)

Gyaru Guide for Beginners: How to Start Being Gyaru! (Gyaru Series Part One)

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Hi there everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day~!

I wanted to go over some gyaru basics for those of you who have been exposed to the style but wanted to know more in detail about gyaru. This is mainly for beginners- consider this a simple introduction or guide to gyaru!

What is gyaru?

There are a ton of ways to answer this question. Gyaru is a blanket term that encompasses many different types of styles. “Gyaru” itself is a romanization of the English world “gal” and usually describes a fashion-conscious Japanese teen who follows set trends of fashion and beauty.

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Ulzzang Makeup Tutorial!

My first makeup tutorial! Any comments or suggestions are welcome, let me know what you want to see next!

xoxo,

I Am The Fashion Mentor
Tumblr / Twitter / Polyvore / Lookbook / Chictopia / Instagram / Pinterest

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How to: Rock the Pastel Goth Trend

How to: Rock the Pastel Goth Trend

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Hi there all! It’s not a surprise to say that the pastel goth look is on trend right now, but a lot of people have been asking me how to dial this look down. Pastel goth can be creepy-cute but also a bit hard to adopt if you are a professional or don’t want to be seen as a satanist rebel. I wanted to put together some Polyvore sets along with some explanations on how to adapt this trend to your needs.

Pretty in Purple Pretty in Purple by lydia11-11 featuring a nail polish Dorothy Perkins sleeveless dress / Rag Bone black vest / Black shoes / Pinko black handbag / Pieces studded belt, $59 / Nail treatment / OPI nail polish, $20

Why it works:

This is a perfect way to make pastel goth part of a casual outfit. By pulling a Project Runway and mixing soft elements like this purple dress and hard by wearing a leather vest, this look is cool and pretty! The adorable nails make the outfit a bit more girly.

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How to Dress for a Grad Party

How to Dress for a Grad Party

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Hey all! It’s summertime and now that high school has ended (for The Fashion Mentor,) it’s time for the fun part…

…grad parties!

Although Her Holiness the Fashion Mentor always sad to see her friends go, she can’t help but be excited to celebrate their accomplishments and feel exceptionally proud of what they’ve done.

Grad parties are a great chance to spend time with friends, chow down, play games and meet new people. Despite the easygoing vibe at these parties, it’s important to put forth the right impression in front of family and friends.

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Dramatic Nail Art

Dramatic Nail Art

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Again, this is a design I did quite awhile back, but I have to say that I love the drama and simplicity of this design. I wanted to share it with you all and teach you how to recreate it!

1: Paint on a clear base coat.

2: Pick out a nude color or similar shade as your glitter polish and use that to go under your glitter polish.

3: Paint your entire thumb in two coats of glitter.

4: Paint the tips of the rest of your nails in glitter.

5: Take a black nail art pen or a toothpick dipped in polish and draw arcs on each nail, right above the tips.

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Striped Spring Nail Art

Striped Spring Nail Art

I wanted to show a mani I did a while back, but one I thought was perfect for spring!

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I used many different polishes to create these abstract stripes. The design features differently sized stripes in one palette while the pinky fingers are more curved. IF you’d like to learn how to create this look, read the directions below!

1: Paint on a base coat to protect nails.

2: Paint each nail in the base color you would like. You can pick whatever base you want, you’ll be covering them with stripes later.

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