Saturday, May 15

Tag: Unexpected

The Unexpected Nail Trend That Will Be Everywhere This Summer
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The Unexpected Nail Trend That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

With nail salons back open for business, my saved folder on Instagram is rapidly filling up with manicure inspiration for the season ahead and I've noticed that there's one unexpected trend that's trending right now: glitter nails. Yes, while pastel hues and cute nail art still look set to be a classic summer staple, the coolest girls are dressing up their nails with sparkly polishes and pops of shimmer. And I'm not mad about it. After all, while glitter nails have traditionally been popular during the winter months, the fact that party season was nonexistent last year means that glitter is coming out to play this summer instead.Still need some convincing? While glitter nails might conjur images of 7-year-old you at a birthday party, this nail trend is surprisingly wearable. In fact, fr...
The unexpected link between Meghan Markle and Princess Beatrice’s engagement rings
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The unexpected link between Meghan Markle and Princess Beatrice’s engagement rings

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding anniversary is coming up, just after Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated theirs. So naturally, now’s a good time to take another look at Meghan’s engagement ring, and what a gorgeous ring it is. As you’ll remember, it features a large central diamond, flanked on either side by diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection. Harry told the BBC at the time, ‘The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s Meghan’s favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewellery collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.’ The ring has since been upgraded to a diamond eternity band, to match the Duchess’ ot...
Grab Your Babushka: The Humble Headscarf Has Become Fashion's Most Unexpected Trend of 2021
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Grab Your Babushka: The Humble Headscarf Has Become Fashion's Most Unexpected Trend of 2021

There are a lot of things I didn't expect to have on my 2021 bingo card (including, let's be honest, using the phrase "2021 bingo card"), and one is babushkas coming back in style. My Ukrainian grandmother wore a babushka. Queen Elizabeth II wears a babushka. But I would have never in a million years guessed we'd see babushkas on the high-fashion runways in London, Milan, and Paris - and neatly knotted under the necks of celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross, A$AP Rocky, and Chloë Sevigny. (And just so we're clear, I'm referring to headscarves here, not grandmas, which is what the word actually means in Russian.) Growing up Ukrainian-American, there was nothing high fashion about the babushka (which we called a khustka). It had everything to do with tradition and practicality. Sure, it's w...
The Oscars 2021 dress code is quite unexpected
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The Oscars 2021 dress code is quite unexpected

The countdown is officially on for the 93rd Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday 25th April, after being postponed due to the global pandemic. Of course, while it’s all about the nominations, half the fun is watching the gorgeous dresses on the Oscars red carpet (remember the most expensive Oscars dress and this iconic Cher look?), and it looks like this year will be no exception. While a lot of ceremonies have been virtual this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released details of the show, and it includes nominees attending in person. The producers wrote in a letter to them, ‘For those of you unable to attend because of scheduling or continued uneasiness about traveling, we want you to know there will not be an option to Zoom in for the s...
The UK's most popular beauty trends have been revealed – and some of them are, um, unexpected
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The UK's most popular beauty trends have been revealed – and some of them are, um, unexpected

Try not to panic, but eyebrow slits are threatening to make a comeback In a year of dyeing hair from home and attempting to shade match our foundation online, there was one constant that could always be relied on for an answer to our beauty dilemmas: the internet. Yep, the UK’s most popular beauty trends have been revealed – and it would seem we’ve done a lot of beauty Googling over the past year. Whether we were searching for some microblading inspo or trying to find the best bronzer, new analysis by The Body Shop has shed some fascinating light on just how our beauty habits have changed over lockdown. With hair salons finally given a preliminary reopening date for April, many of us are clearly gearing up for a dramatic post-lockdown hair change – because topping the list o...
Forever 21's Unexpected Precious Moments Collection Is Bratty in the Best Way
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Forever 21's Unexpected Precious Moments Collection Is Bratty in the Best Way

If there was ever any doubt about the cyclical nature of trends, even Precious Moments are making a comeback. In a surprising move we're not entirely mad at, Forever 21 just announced a collaboration with the brand behind all the porcelain figurines that were a household staple in the '90s. With prices starting at $13, the capsule collection consists of sweatsuits, printed long-sleeved shirts, a crushed-velvet top, and more, all featuring angelic flourishes. "Precious Moments reminds people to treasure the people and moments that matter in their lives, so this new collection serves not only as a nostalgic reminder of years past but also provides a positive and encouraging message for the future," Precious Moments Product and Marketing VP Shehnaz Safiuddin said in quite the heartwarmin...