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Go-To Lip Colors for Fall

As fall is gearing up, it is time to update our wardrobes – and make-up drawers! A new lipstick shade is an inexpensive way to spruce up our look. Let’s be honest, nothing completes an outfit quite like the perfect lipstick.

It is time to replace the playful pink with some bold, rich color. This season bold is the way to go. Fall always ushers in the deep hues, but this year we are taking it up a notch. The darker the better – black and navy are among the most obscure, yet powerful, lip colors. For those of us looking for a practical take on this season’s trend, we have complied the top 5 shades to add to your collection.

DARK PLUM

As with years past, the fall is for dark colors. This year, we really mean it. A deep dark plum will be the perfect accent to a wide variety of outfits. Bold, dramatic, and edgy – what more could you want? Tip: when wearing a dark color skip the liner.

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SOFT BERRIES

If plum lips are a little too bold, consider a cranberry instead. You can’t go wrong with the more classic blend of pink, red, and purple tones. To complete the look, add a little gloss on top. The perfect mix of sexy and sophisticated.

via InStyle

via InStyle

CREAMY BROWNS

Deep browns are reminding us of the 90’s this fall! This trend recently made a comeback, and we are loving it. A cool, creamy brown is fall’s take on neutral. It compliments all the natural fall colors in the air.

via InStyle

via InStyle

BLOOD REDS

This classic look will always make you stand out. It never goes out of style and transitions perfectly into the holidays. Up the glam factor and compliment your pasty winter glow with an iconic bold red lip. A good red is a staple for your fall collection. If you want to make a statement – we have you covered.

via Good Housekeeping

via Good Housekeeping

BRICK

Grab the perfect mix of red and brown. This rusty red is a modern twist of the tradition red [above]. Keep your makeup simple and let the lips do the talking. For those with olive skin tone, this is must-have shade.

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8 Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food, gratitude, and amazing decorations of course! There is something beautiful, warm, and cozy about the fall. Amidst all the preparation that hosting Thanksgiving entails decorations can easily be forgotten. Here are a few quick and easy last minute DIY decorations to spruce up your home and table.  These seasonal crafts are sure to make a statement this fall.

1. Pumpkin Place Card. Metallic spray paint can add a stylish touch to any pumpkin – real or plastic. Paint some mini pumpkins and add a cute name tag for a personal touch. Put some in a basket or large base for an inexpensive coordinating centerpiece. If you go with plastic pumpkins – you are set for next year too!

via Women's Day

via Women’s Day

2. Wreath Place Card. Create a delicate detail with an added scent. Make tiny wreaths for each place setting using small pieces of Rosemary. Soak the rosemary in water for added flexibility. Secure a 7-8″ strand of Rosemary in a circle with floral wire. Cover the floral wire with a small bow out of twine or string. Add a name card, and you have a perfect addition to the table.

via SpoonForkBacon

via SpoonForkBacon

3. Turkey Pretzel Jar. Doubling as cute decor and a delicious treat, this chocolate turkey is sure to please the little ones. Who doesn’t love the perfect mix of sweet and salty? Dip long pretzel sticks in chocolate and add some fall colored sprinkles to create the “feathers.” Next, add googly eyes and beak of felt to a round vase. Fill the jar with M&Ms or your favorite chocolate candy, stick the pretzels in, and your turkey is good to go!

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4. Feather Garland. Everybody loves a dainty strand of garland. Grab an assortment of tall feathers, spray the ends with gold paint, and string together for a quick decorative touch to the mantel or buffet. If you don’t have time to buy feathers, simply collect some large leaves from the yard and do the same! All you need is string, spray paint and a glue gun.

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5. Chalk Paint Pumpkin. Decorate your table this fall with some vintage inspired pumpkins. Whether you choose some warm blues or soft neutrals, these heirloom looking pumpkins will be a great addition. Simply paint and let dry! You can add a little depth with dark wax, if desired. For a less traditional look, try using chalkboard paint instead. You can add a cute message or dinner menu.

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6. Paper Bag Placemats. Make placemats out of paper bags – both simple and sweet. Cut open a paper bag to lay flat. Add a personal touch and conversation starter by including an area for guests to write what they are thankful for this year.

via BuzzFeed

via BuzzFeed

7. Wheat Horseshoe Wreath. Nothing says fall quite like a harvest wreath. Using a coat hanger or wire, create a horseshoe shape. Separate dried wheat into groups of 5 and wrap together with floral wire. Make about 10 of these bundles, or as many as you need to fill your horseshoe. Attach the bundles to both sides of the wire horseshoe with the floral wire, leaving space in the middle. Add a pop of color or keep it neutral by tying a bow with ribbon of choice to the middle.

via Country Living

via Country Living

8. Box Grater Luminaries – Add a little lighting to the dinner table scape, sideboard, or coffee table. All you need is a few box graters, a tray, and votives. Arrange the graters with the votives underneath on your tray. Add in some extra candles, acorns, leaves, mini pumpkins or any other fall items to complete the look.

via Country Living

via Country Living

 

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7 Beauty Tips You Can’t Live Without

We’re always on the hunt for ways to simplify our beauty routine or perfect the look we’re going for. Check out these 7 beauty tips you can’t live without, that will help you get your beauty routine down to a fine art!

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1. Give dry brushing a chance. Take a nail brush and scrub all over your body before getting in the shower. This helps remove a significant amount more dead skin than exfoliating in the shower.

2. Aloe as a one-size-fits-all remedy. Aloe is an amazing remedy for acne, dry skin, razor burn, scars, and everything in between! Ditch the drug store remedy and give this all natural solution a shot.

3. Wear sunscreen. Any dermatologist will tell you that you should be wearing sunscreen every. single. day. for optimal sun protection, no matter where you’re headed. Buy a moisturizer that contains sunscreen to kill two birds with one stone.

4. Dry skin? Olive oil can help. If you have dry skin, try removing your makeup with high quality olive oil. This all-natural solution will lock moisture in! In a pinch? Try baby oil instead.

5. Keep your hands to yourself. Unless you’ve just washed your hands, keep them away from your face! This will help prevent breakouts.

6. Lotion = emergency anti-frizz treatment. Don’t let frizz get you down. Put some lotion on your hands, rub it almost all the way in, and then rub your hands over your hair to tame frizz and fly-aways.

7. Coconut oil is the multipurpose tool of beauty. Coconut oil makes an excellent makeup remover, body lotion, nail cream, hair mask, moisturizer, and more!

What are some of your favorite beauty tips you can’t live without? Share in the comments below!

 

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Ridiculously Easy Makeup Tips That Will Simplify Your Life

Makeup doesn’t have to be hard! Checkout these ridiculously easy makeup tips to help simplify your routine:

1. Contouring made easy. Achieve the perfect contoured look by using small dots of color instead of big streaks. This gives you more control of the look — start with a few dots and then after blending you can always layer on more if you need them! Tutorial here.

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via PopSugar

2. The perfect smoky eye for your eye shape. Practice makes perfect, and this handy chart helps you identify the perfect smoky eye for your eye shape!

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3. Proper lip care. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips regularly so that lip color glides on smoothly and doesn’t get stuck on dead skin. Learn how to make your own lip scrub here.

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4. Tweak your eye shape. Use eyeliner to subtly tweak the shape of your eye — great tutorials here.

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5. Concealer double-duty. If you’re looking to save money or further simplify your makeup bag, prime your eye shadow using concealer! This will help your eye shadow stay put and prevent it from settling into creases.

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9 Laundry Hacks That Will Change Your Life

At HinsonGayle, we love fashion. We also love a good life hack that makes wearing amazing clothes and accessories easier. Check out these 12 laundry hacks that are so simple and effective, they will change your life!

1. Get rid of grease stains with chalk or baby powder. Either product will soak the grease right up when left overnight!

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2. Skip the hand washing of your bras and use one of these protective bags in the washing machine. Always hang to dry though.

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3. Tired of your socks disappearing? Use an extra lingerie bag to keep your socks in one place! No more lonely socks.

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4. Want to freshen up your clothes without washing them? Try this linen spray. You can even ruin your clothes by washing them too many times!

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5. Want a wrinkle free outfit without having to break out the iron? Put the item back into the dryer with an ice cube or two. The steam the ice cubes create will release the wrinkles!

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6. Need to speed up a load’s drying time? Add a dry towel to soak up excess moisture. 

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7. Out of dryer sheets? Use a ball of aluminum foil to get rid of static instead. A small amount will do!

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8. Use a colander to wash delicate items. It allows you to rinse detergent from your clothes while not letting the garment get stretched by excess water.

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9. To keep your colors from running, add half a cup of vinegar to your load. 

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What are your most helpful laundry hacks? Share them in the comments below and help a sister out!

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NYFW Styles For Under $100

New York Fashion Week just wrapped up, showing us the latest and greatest styles in the fashion world. While the week was certainly filled with incredible pieces with incredibly high price tags, we wanted to feature some amazing looks from NYFW that won’t break the bank — check them out below!

1. American Apparel Ponte Mock Neck Short Sleep Top

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2. Zara Trousers With Side Band

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3. Gap Vintage Wash Crewneck Tee

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4. Vivienne Sunglasses from Quay Australia

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5. Nike AirForce 1

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While NYFW is the prime time for designer brands to display their new looks, we also wanted to announce that we have launched new products on our site! We are now carrying dangle earrings in round, baroque, and gemstone colors, as well as new necklace styles! Check out the latest in fashion from HinsonGayle by shopping here! You can even use code FALL20 for 20% off baroque styles.

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8 Smoothies With 3 Ingredients Or Less

A lot of people love smoothies, but very few actually make them at home. The mess, measuring, and effort can seem overwhelming, but these 8 smoothies have only 3 ingredients, making them simple and delicious. Pick a few of these recipes, head to the store, and make “smoothie packs” for the whole week by placing measured-out ingredients in freezer bags. When you’re ready for your smoothie, all you’ve got to do is pull one of your freezer packs out of the freezer and blend away!

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smoothie images via Sarah Flotard and Malina Lopez

smoothie images via Sarah Flotard and Malina Lopez

1. Strawberry Swing. Place 8 frozen strawberries, ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt, and ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

2. Green Day. Place ½ cup frozen kale, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt, and ¼ cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

3. Caribbean Queen. Place 8 pieces frozen mango (about ¾ cup) and ½ cup So Delicious coconut milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Then add 1 tablespoon chia seeds and pulse just a few times to combine. Serves 1.

4. Bananarama. Place 1 peeled frozen banana, 2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter, 2 tablespoons cacao powder, and 1/3 cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

5. Not Easy Being Green. Place 1 green apple (with skin, cored, and cut into chunks), ½ cup frozen spinach, ½-inch piece peeled, fresh ginger (cut into small pieces), and ½ cup water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

6. Channel Orange. Place 1 red bell pepper (quartered, stem and seeds removed), 1 peeled navel orange, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

7. Blue Magic. Place ¾ cup frozen blueberries, 1 tablespoon almond butter, and ½ cup unsweetened almond milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

8. La Isla Bonita. Place 1 peeled frozen banana, ½ cup frozen kale, and ½ cup coconut water into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.

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Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Fall is right around the corner! The cool breezes, pumpkin spice everything, football games, and changing leaves will be here before you know it. With fall approaching, it’s time to gear up your wardrobe with the essentials to have you looking fashionable, confident, and beautiful all season long. Check out our list of fall wardrobe essentials for inspiration!

The Grown Up Backpack. A versatile, stylish leather backpack is perfect for fall! This leather bag can be worn two ways, as a backpack or as a shoulder bag, and has plenty of pockets for storage of all your grown-up essentials.

$145.99 via fawndesign.com

$145.99 via fawndesign.com

A White Button-Up Shirt

Truly, a white button-up is a necessary item for any season. It’s one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can ever own, so invest in one made of quality material that you can dress up or dress down with ease.

$72.00 via madewell.com

$72.00 via madewell.com

A Breathtaking Watch

This watch is not only functional, it’s gorgeous. It’s maple wood and rose gold accents compliment each other wonderfully, and will surely be the envy of all your friends.

$199 via jord.com

$199 via jord.com

The Perfect Pair of Earrings

A classic pair of pearl studs will help you accessorize any outfit. Whether you want to dress up your favorite tshirt and jeans, or you’re headed off for a night on the town, you cannot go wrong with a pair of pearls.

$45.00 via hinsongayle.com

$45.00 via hinsongayle.com

The Fall Sneaker

Your everyday shoes for fall should have a different style than the pair you’ve worn out this summer. Swap your sandals out for a functional and fashionable pair of fall sneakers.

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$78.00 via jcrew.com

A Fresh Pair of Shades

Chances are you favorite pair of sunglasses took a beating this summer. Replace them with a fresh new pair so you can sip your pumpkin spice latte in style.

$95.00 via warbyparker.com

$95.00 via warbyparker.com

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13 Beauty Hacks Everyone Should Know

Looking for ways to make your morning beauty routine easier? Check out these 13 beauty hacks that everyone should know!

1. Out of blush? Use lipstick instead!

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2. Add a drop of peppermint oil into your lip gloss to give your lips a plumping boost.

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3. Keep your eye cream in the fridge to help fight off puffy eyes – the cool cream will be soothing and will reduce inflammation in the eye area.

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4. Always test your foundation shade on your neck, not your arm, for a perfect match.

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5. Get every drop out of your bottle of lotion by cutting off the top of the bottle.

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6. Get the most out of your mascara by sticking it in your bra or pocket for a few minutes to warm it up – it will help your lashes curl better!

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7. If you have a short amount of time to get ready, focus on either your eyes or your lips, not both.

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8. Use this helpful highlighter cheat sheet to make you look more energized.

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9. If need to make flaky, clumpy mascara last longer, mix in a few drops of contact solution. If you’ve the mascara longer than 3 months — toss it. No need to risk an eye infection. 

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10. Run out of makeup remover? Use coconut oil!

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11. Want to look less tired? Make sure you’re using your concealer correctly.

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12. Use a small paint brush and some nail polish remover to get rid of polish around your cuticles.

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13. Want cool polka dot nail art? Use a bandaid! 

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The Best Quotes About Pearls

At HinsonGayle it’s no secret that we think our handpicked pearls are the absolute best quality and price in the market place. Our pearls are the perfect accessory for anyone trying to add a little elegance into their lives. Whether it’s wearing a long rope necklace to a fancy affair, or some pearl stud earrings to your CrossFit workout, pearls accent any outfit and occasion.

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As it turns out, many people are fans of pearls, so much so that they have coined some pretty incredible quotes about our favorite gem. Check out some of our favorite quotes about pearls below!

“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” -Coco Chanel

“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” -Federico Fellini

“I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket.” -Lady Sarah Churchill

“You can’t ever go wrong with pearls. Perhaps pearls are a girl’s best friend after all.” -Ki Hackney

“There is just one piece of jewelry that is equally becoming to everybody, lovely with almost every ensemble, appropriate for almost any occasion, and indispensable in every woman’s wardrobe…long live the pearl necklace, true or false, from our first date until our last breath!” -Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

“The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.” -Anonymous

“I favor pearls on screen and in my private life.” -Grace Kelly

“Pearls are always appropriate.” -Jackie Kennedy

Take these pearls of wisdom and have a fantastic week!