When this visible bobby pin trend emerged the first and only person I thought of was my best friend, which I’m sure was the case for most of you. But it has a different meaning between us, fighting over bobby pins and arguing which one belongs to who became an inside joke over years. As we started calling each other the “bobby pin bitch” it became the symbol of our bond, in a way. Actually two days ago we were talking about a bobby pin tattoo I saw on pinterest and if we should have it done or not. To sum up, every girl with some hair knows how sacred a bobby pin can be, especially if you have those 2cm hairs on your nape finding an abandoned bobby pin inside your bag suddenly is the best feeling in the world. Though I never imagined using it as an accessory, in my mind they have to be as invisible as they can be. That is until I saw that triangle thing. Why didn’t I think of that? I am the bobby pin bitch, why didn’t I think of that?!
As a person who’s never bleached her hair (there was an era in my life – that I very much like to forget – where I had ginger hair but even then I didn’t use bleach) so it seems like this pastel (grey and pink, to be more accurate) hair thing is out of the picture for me. And judging by my experience with wigs I really look like a cartoon, or washed out to say the least, with fair hair. Though I really fancy the pastel hair, and dream about having one since I first saw Kate Moss with pink hair (and that corresponds to elementary school for me). I don’t know if I’ll ever have the guts to try it but all these ladies sure ain’t making it easy to resist…
I guess it’s not a surprise to see a make up trend dominating two consecutive years, considering the options are scarce compared to other fields of fashion and beauty. Sure the brow shapes are changing, we have several double letter foundation-cream thingies (between which I still don’t get the difference) and sometimes there is a definitive trend gap between matte and shiny, but color codes generally stay the same: Golden and tangerine tones for summer (with either pastels or neons co-starring) a more pale skin and dark lips for winter (usually supported with black or dark green eyes).
Judging by the number of shades-of-red lipsticks I have, it’s evident that I’m obssesed with dark, matte lips but I’ve found maroon lipstick a little hard to apply. I’ve always hated the goth look and no matter what I wore, when I put on a dark lipstick I was crossing that line. The shade was another problem, as much as I admired the maroon lips on models, it wasn’t working on me. Then I started mixing my very dark MAC Hang Up maroon lipstick with NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Cruella – which actually was a decent color on me but it was a torture to find the right balance every single time. Then MAC, again, came to my rescue with the perfect burgundy-maroon shade: Diva. And one final hint: as much as it sounds like time consuming, dark colors are best applied with lip brushes, which will also help you get the ombre effect.