Beauties on Fire Collab!

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Hello everybody! I recently joined an amazing collaboration with a bunch of other beauty bloggers called the Beauties on Fire! Every month, the beauties on fire will focus on one theme and write a little post about it. This month our theme is 2017 beauty predictions. I will be posting my predictions towards the bottom but first, lets start with an introduction.

  • Tell us a little about your blog and why you decided to start blogging

Lately, my blog has been a way for me to express my feelings and has mostly been used as a means to vent my frustrations and thoughts into the world. I started it as a way to deal with my anxieties and throw my thoughts out into the world instead of just complaining to my husband all the time. I have found that I am better written than I am spoken so whenever I start to type, the words tend to find themselves. This is a nice alternative to the stuttering and use of the word “like” that always finds its way into my vocabulary. I am starting to re-brand my blog. I would like to branch out from my normal soap box and give something back to my readers. I would like to expand in a way that everyone feels as though they can relate to at least some of my posts. I want to start doing beauty reviews and tutorials. I also want to include healthy living into my blog as it is a very large window into my life. I would also like to incorporate some other fun odds and ends such as trying recipes, playing video games as well as the occasional rant that keeps me sane.

  • How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for two months. I love using my blog as a way to express myself and I feel a huge jolt of excitement every time I announce a new post is up. I am now looking towards other bloggers and finding myself through them. I have only been looking for new connections for a couple of days but I have found endless amounts of good advice and admirable writing styles. My hope with this blog is to create a community around myself where I can feel confident about the things that I post as well as explore all the other writers around me.

  • Do you consider yourself a fashion blogger, beauty blogger, or both?

I definitely consider myself more on the beauty side. Makeup is a strong passion of mine and while I would like to call myself a fashion blogger, I wear the same pair of jeans almost every day and my favorite outfit, Is a very nice pair of sweatpants and a cat on my lap as the accessory. I do however love to explore the different kinds of beauty I can do with my face as well as my nails. There are so many countless options and I have barely explored them.

  • List 3 things you love to do besides blogging

-I love spending time with my husband and cat

-Messing around with new makeup ideas and beauty hacks

-I love to read interesting articles such as the ones on Cosmo, Refinery 29 and Buzzfeed. I just can’t get enough!

  • What style of makeup do you enjoy the most: Natural, Trendy, Glamorous? Show us some of your best looks. Also, what is one beauty product you can’t live without and why?

My favorite makeup style has got to be glamorous! I love using anything that is shimmery, bold and anything with glitter is always a plus. I love doing makeup such as this because I feel like it so strongly represents my personality which is beautiful, bold and always glitters.

The product I could not live without is eyeshadow and concealer. My eyeshadow pallets allow me to express myself through countless colors and not to mention that shimmery eyeshadow is a way of life. I also love my concealer for all of the fun makeup tricks you can do with it. With concealer, you can achieve so many clean and beautiful looks with just a simple swipe.

2017 Beauty Predictions: Beauties on Fire collab January 2017

My first prediction for 2017 is that we will be seeing less harsh contour and embrace our natural face shape a little more. I hate caking too many products on my face and I’m sure many others do as well. Just a few couple swipes of a brush and you’re good to go!

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Another beauty trend I predict we will see is bringing back blush. With all of the hype over flawless contour and perfect highlight I feel as though blush has been left in the shadows. In 2017 let us all revert back to using blush to accentuate our rosy cheeks

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A beauty trend I would like to see happen is less harsh brows. Let your natural brows be on fleek! By brushing your brows and adding a little pigment your brows will be fabulous. I’m sick of seeing the “Instagram brow” all over the place. The look is nice in high definition pictures but in real life, they can come across as very brash and tend to look very fake. If the crisp brow is your thing, keep doing you, boo! I however, will be toning down my brow routine and letting these babies fly.

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This year lets say goodbye to matte eyeshadow and welcome back shimmer and glitter into our lives. We all need a little more sparkle in our step and the best way to achieve it is with sparkly pigments all over our eyelids. The matte trend was great and all but I never stopped wearing shimmery eyeshadow so let’s see it make a comeback in 2017.

A trend I would like to see stick around is highlighter. Highlighter is my most favorite part of my beauty routine because it’s great to see your face pop and shimmer. My hope for 2017 is that people will be branching out in their use of highlighter and find new places to apply it. I for one like to put it all over my nose. I also hope to see new colors of highlighter make their way into this year. We have a whole rainbow of colors so why stop at nudes? I want to see some crazy blue, yellow, or green highlight radiating off beauty lovers everywhere.

Another trend for 2017? Crazy colored eyeliner. Whether it be pencil or liquid I predict we will be seeing a lot of different colored eyeliners being used to make bold eye looks. Black eyeliner will always be a staple in everyone’s beauty routine but with so many options, we might as well try. Also: if you don’t know if you want to buy crazy eyeliner just yet, don’t fret because you can use any color of lipstick and a brush to achieve your eyeliner look. Just take a brush to your favorite shade and draw it on just like you would regular eyeliner. I’ve found that matte lipstick works best as it’s not so sticky. I achieved this look with my favorite Colourpop metallic lip and it gave me an awesome metallic line that stands out and looks fabulous.

Finally, I predict that 2017 will be the year of monochromatic everything. Whether it be your outfit or your bold face. I love the look of monochromatic because I love the ways that similar colors can blend together to create a cohesive look.

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So there it is! My predictions for 2017. What do you all plan to see make it’s way into 2017? Don’t limit yourself to make up either. Do you plan to see new fashion trends? New social media trends? Or maybe you have a prediction for all the crazy things that 2017 will bring us. Here’s to a prospering year full of new experiences!

Much love, Mady

If you would like to take a look at all my other Beauties on Fire you can find them here. All of these bloggers are absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to see all of our other collabs we will be doing this year.

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