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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.


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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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.

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via InStyle


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.

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via InStyle


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.

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via Good Housekeeping


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!

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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.

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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!


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.

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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.

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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



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!


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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The Best Bridesmaids Gifts under $100

Your bridesmaids are the amazing individuals who you’re counting on to not only stand by your side on your wedding day, but also to stand by your side throughout your marriage. You need them there through the good and the bad, the joy and the stress, and every place in between. Show them how much they mean to you with one of these awesome bridesmaids gifts for under $100!

1. Personalized Pouch + TassleHear a squeal of delight as she opens her personalized pouch that is not only adorable, but is also functional!

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2. Pearl Stud EarringsGive her a pair of stunning pearl earrings that are as timeless as your friendship!

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3. Floral RobeKimono style robe’s are all the rage right now, so give your best gal pals this gorgeous one from Plum Pretty Sugar!

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4. Getaway Duffle BagThis bag is fun and gorgeous, making it the perfect pack for a weekend getaway for your best friend!

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5. Back Me Up! Mobile ChargerBecause sometimes your phone can use a little extra juice while you talk to your BFF.

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6. Monogrammed Jewelry DishGive her a personalized place to rest her favorite jewels!

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7. S’Well Water BottleLet her know that you think she’s swell (see what we did there?) and give her this awesome water bottle that keeps drinks icy cold for 24 hours or hot hot hot for 12!

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8. Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s CameraWith this fun new instant camera, she will know just how loved she is and be able to snap some killer wedding pictures.

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9. Personalized StationaryWe love this stunning and customizable stationary from Rifle Paper Co.

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10. A Print of Their Home TownEvelyn Henson has done it again with this adorable print series of some of the best towns around. Give your bridesmaids the gift of a print of their hometown, favorite city, wedding venue, etc.

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7 Unique Wedding Gifts to Give

Finding the perfect wedding gift is challenging! While many couples choose to register for gifts, sometimes you just want to add a little something special to their lives that goes above and beyond a gravy boat or place setting of china. Here’s a list of 8 unique wedding gift ideas that couples are sure to love: Continue Reading


The Best Necklace Length for your Body Type

Did you know that the jewelry industry has standard necklace lengths, measured in inches? And ladies, size DOES MATTER when it comes to choosing your necklaces! Check out the chart below for standard size options for women:

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Need help on where to start? Go look at your current jewelry collection and choose the necklace you wear most often. There’s a reason you like it — it’s fun, flattering, and classic. Now, measure the length of that necklace (or the clasped length and double it), and chances are that length is the most flattering one for you.

If you prefer a more scientific method to choosing the best necklace length for your neck, consider your entire body — from face shape, bust size, height, and general body type.

  • Lengths and Widths
    • A wide, short neck should avoid choker length necklaces and aim for necklaces that are 20-24 inches long. This will elongate the neck!
    • If you are shorter or full-figured (including your bust), pay attention to where the necklace falls on your upper torso. You don’t want it to land in a distracting area, if you know what we mean.
    • Women of average height and taller than average height can wear almost any necklace length, but short women can get lost in longer necklaces. If you are 5’4″ or shorter, try choosing lengths that sit on your collarbone or just below.
  • Face Shape
    • Oval faces can wear any necklace length so long as they consider height, neck, and body size
    • Round faces should stick to longer necklaces that create a slimming “v” as it hangs on your torso
    • Heart-shaped faces and rectangular faces benefit from rounder necklaces such as chokers to help smooth out the face’s planes and angles
  • Wardrobe Style
    • Once you have decided what you’re wearing, make sure the necklace length you choose adds to the outfit’s overall look and enhances your appearance
    • Consider your top’s necklines and how it will accentuate the necklace

At HinsonGayle, we have necklaces of every size, shape, and color. Our top of the line pearls look amazing on everyone — head on over to our shop to find your perfect necklace today!


Pink Pearls for Easter

Easter Sunday is an incredible celebration for many reasons. Whether it’s spending time with family, Easter egg hunts, visits from a certain bunny, or finally busting out your spring fashion items, there is so much to be thankful for.

One of our favorite memories growing up was shopping for our Easter Sunday dress, shoes, and accessories, and even in adulthood, not much has changed. Softer colors, lighter shoes, and timeless accessories are what Easter fashion is all about, and HinsonGayle definitely has the accessories portion covered for you. Continue Reading


Easter Outfit Ideas

Easter Sunday is an enormous celebration around the world, and a day many put on their Sunday best. Rather than fretting over what you should wear, you should focus on how to enjoy the day, spend time with your family, celebrate the holiday, and welcome the arrival of spring.

In order to take one more “to do” off your list, we’ve created 5 looks we love for Easter! So kick up your feet, order your outfit, and enjoy this season!


Hinson Gayle Easter Look #1


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