The Busy Brow Trend

I remember despising my brows as a child. Being Latina I often struggled with excess hair. While other little girls worried about which pretty, pink bow to tie in their hair, I worried about which part of my face was harriest.

Growing up in the 2000’s with the thin brow trend I often felt out of place. Well it is now 2019 and oh how the beauty world has evolved. Celebrating diversity is a major trend in the teen era. Inclusivity has made its statement in the fashion world and is now entering all avenues of society.

The acceptance of ethnic beauty has made room for representation in film and media. Helping all little girls around the world recognize that just because they are not born blue eyed or blonde, their exotic features still make them human.

Sure it may now have become an obsession with people using a heavy hand stenciling their brows, or resorting to micro needling. Regardless, bushy brows are now a definite trend.

Lets review their growth throughout the 2000s.

2000: The thinner the better

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Let’s begin with the pop queen of the low rise jean era. Christina Aguilera sporting the thin, arched look set the tone for plucked brows. Giving the illusion of barely being there.

2005: “Naturally” thin

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Thin brows were still supreme. Although Angelina Jolie’s brows were clean and fairly structed, the tweezers were not so heavily involved.

In an interview with Hello, eyebrow artist Sherille Riley, explained that “thin brows will actually over expose features and reduce balance to the face.” Phew, I think its safe to say they will not be making a comeback anytime soon.

2010: Bold brows

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Kim Kardashian began to make her debut as the trend setter for the millennial decade and brought her bold brows. One of the first times in the 2000 era where thicker brows had the spotlight. Marking the beginning of their rise to fame.

Christina Aguilera’s 2001 barely-there brow was a fashion mishap entering the teens.

2015: The “on fleek” brow

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As social media began to take over the world, so did youtubers. YouTube personalities such as James Charles started the #onfleek trend. Heavy hands on brows were seen everywhere. Society had completely disseminated anything though of thinner, and instead obsessed with replenishing the hair they didn’t have.

2018 (Now): Bushy is beautiful 

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The completely natural, bushy look has now officially become the trend. Instead of over stenciled brows people are now either tattooing, or microneedling hairs onto their face. This is to give the illusion of a natural, wild brow.

According to Dr. Prager in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, “Microneedling works by using needles that are longer enough that cause microscopic injuries to the fine blood vessels that are at that level of the hair follicles.”

Yes. This trend has brought on needles.

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Thanks to stars like Lilly Collins and Cara Delevingne, the tweezed look is far gone. That’s so 2001. 

Cheetah Girl

Jumpsuit from Fashion Nova// Beret and Jacket from Forever 21

Cheetah girl cheetah siissssstuuuuuuuh. If you sang that then I love you and we’re now best friends. Animal print has been so trendy this fall and I am here for it. Colors can get old but patterns make outfits fun. When my friends saw this one piece they were like “omg you could be a cheetah for Halloween!” lol no. I’m going to wear this in a regular outfit because it deserves that. Why would I want to feel fierce one night of the year? I swear I felt cheetahlicious confident in this all day.

I toned it down with a light, denim jacket (if you don’t have one, you should! It’s a timeless staple piece) and my hair down. Simple details like that can really make a difference. For instance, if I would’ve had my hair up I would have felt too exposed. I also threw on this beret to add some chic vibes.

The old myspace caption “Rawr :D” would really be appropriate. Comment that on the picture I just posted on my instagram @lionlizz so I know where my blogger fam at ❤

El imprimir de animales especialmente de las chetahs, ha estado muy en la moda. Colores simples se pueden poner un poco aburridos but diferentes diseños son divertidos para implantar en diferentes vestuarios. Cuando mis amigas vieron traje me dijeron “oh perfecto, los puercos usar para Halloween!” Jaja no. Me encanta usar piezas únicas. Especialmente si son así de feroz 😉

Calme el look con una chaqueta de mezclilla, les recomiendo si no tienen una que inviertan en conseguir una porque es muy versátil! Puse mi cabello pa bajo para que no me sientera tan expuesta. Y añadí este beret para darle un look de chic.

Me siento como que el caption “Rawr :D” de los días de MySpace es perfecta para estas photos. Vayan y comentan eso en la photo que acabe de poner en my instagram @lionlizz para que sepa cuales son mis subscriptores de mi blog ❤

Brooklyn, NY

My little California eyes were NOT ready for these NY views! I literally felt like I was strolling through a Jennifer Gardner movie. New York is really as magical as it’s depicted in film.

Dress from Naked Wardrobe// Shirt from Forever 21// Shoes Fenty by Rihanna

Layers can work ANY season! You just have to accommodate to the weather, of course. I turned this simple, black dress into a fun Summer look by just adding an undershirt. The puffy sleeves on the blouse added the right amount of detail.

My Pumas have a been a life saver this Summer! New York is ALL about walking…I walk about 6 miles a day. I don’t know how, but I do LOL. So I needed something comfy but cute to get me through life this Summer. I enjoyed the change in scenery and life style, but I was excited to see Brad soon (my 2016 Toyota Prius lol).<3

Capas funcionan bien entre cada estacion! Solo necessitates que asseguarte que es de acuerdo con el clima. Simplemente anadiendo una blusa bajo este vestido, cambio completamente lo sencillo del vestido. Las mangas de la blusa tenien el detalle perfecto.

Mis Pumas han sido un salva vidas este Verano! Nueva York es purrrrooo caminar…en un tipico dia camino como 6 milas. No se como, pero lo hago JAJA. Entonces neccesitaba algo comodo y lindo para el verano. Me encanto el cambio de vida, pero estoy muy emcionada de poder ver Brad (mi 2016 Toyota prius) ❤ JAJA

POLKA DOTS

Dress and wedges from Forever 21

My style changes with the days, the seasons and of course my mood. Lately I’ve been feeling really chic and colorful! Patterns have been catching my eye and polka dots are super trendy this Summer. I actually have this dress in blue, shown in my birthday post, here, the fit was flattering + comfy. So when I saw it in orange polka dots I HAD to get it! Oh did I mention it was only $15? YES GIRL, make your way on over to your local Forever 21. 

This dress was supper cheap and I was out in the streets of NYC with all the confidence haha. It really doesn’t matter about the brand or the price, as long as you feel good, that’s all that matters. 🙂 The wedges are also from Forever 21, don’t they just scream SUMMER?! I felt like my feet were presents! The peachy dress and soft blue really worked well together because they are both pastels, and with the same chic vibes. They were totally complementary of one another. 

Follow me on instagram, @lionlizz to see all my Summer adventures ❤ 

Mi estilo cambia con los días, temporadas y claro que con mi estado. Recientemente me ha gustado mucho ropa con patrones. Y polka dots estar muy en la moda este verano. También tengo este vestido en azul que use en mi cumpleaños, aquí, me encanto el fit y que era gusto. Así qué cuando lo vi en este color anaranjado odio que lo compre! Oh y solo era $15! 

El vestido era super barato y estuve estrenadolo en las calles de NYC con toda la confianza haha. Verdaderamente no importa la marca ni el precio, si te sientes bien eso es todo lo que importa 🙂 Los zapatos también son de Forever 21, me encantan para looks del Verano! Me sentí como que mis pies eran regalos jaja. El vestido anaranjado y azul se vieron bien juntos porque los dos eran el la familia pastel, se complementaron. 

Follow me en instagram @lionlizz, para ver todas mis aventuras del Verano ❤

SUMMER IN NEW YORK

Pants from H&M//  Top from Forever 21// Shoes from Puma

Hey all! Blogging away from NEW YORK CITYYY. This Summer I decided to take on an internship in NYC through my university, It was a bittersweet decision since I’ve never lived outside of my dear California. BUT I want to take advantage every opportunity that comes my way. I want to look back at my life when I’m 30 and know fear from myself, or negativity from others never held me back 🙂 

My first trip to the fashion capital was when I was 20, and I’ve made it my goal to visit as often as I can. So hell yes, I am proud of myself for making this moment, and this Summer happen! YAY! 

I have lots of plans for Summer ’18 and I can’t wait to share them with you all! But don’t worry Cali, I’ll be back in the Fall. ❤ 

Hola queridos! Les cuento que estoy escribiendo esto desde NUEVA YORKKKK. Este verano decide tomar un internship. Era una decisión un poco difícil porque nunca he vivido fuera de mi California. PERO quiero tomar ventaja de cada oportunidad que venga en mi camino. Quiero reflejar en mi vida cuando tenga 30 anos y saber que nunca deje lo negativo afectar mi vida. 

Mi primer viajar al capital de la moda era cuando tenía 20 anos y desde allí lo ha hecho mi meta de visitar cada vez que pueda. Así que CLARO que estoy orgullosa de yo misma de hacer este verano, en esta ciudad posible! YAY!

Tengo muchos planes para Verano 2018 y no puedo esperar para compartirlos con todos ustedes! Pero no te precupes California, regreso en el otoño. ❤

DISNEY DAYS

Pants from Levi’s// Jacket & top from Forever 21// Shoes from Nike// Shades from H&M

Summer Disney days are probably my favorite. I’m finally done with Spring Semester, so celebrating at the happiest place on earth was a must!

Whenever I go to Disney I love wearing fun outfits. My number two objectives are 1. Cute (because so many cute photo ops duh) 2. COMFY. Disneyland involves a looooot of walking so I recommend comfortable shoes. I wore my nikes with high waisted Levi’s. My accent color was red, and I made it street by throwing on the jacket. When I piece together an outfit all my accessories become an essential part of my look. My hair was in two space buns, instead of ears, which is a hot trend at Disney parks right now.

Hope this look gives you babes some inspo on theme park looks. Happy Summer!

Dias en Disney durante el Verano son mis favoritos. Finalmente termine con el semestre así que celebrando en el lugar mas feliz era necesario. 

Cada vez que voy a Disney me encanta ponerme vestuarios de temas. Mis objetivos son 1. Cute (porque hay tantos lugares donde puedes tomar photos jaja) 2. Estar a gusto! Disney land requiere mucho caminar, así que recomiendo zapatos comfortables. Yo me puse mis Nikes con mis Levis. Mi color de acento ere rojo, y lo hice un poco mas street con la chaqueta. La chaqueta y lentes le dieron mas sabor! Mi cabello estaba en un estilo de dos chongos, un trend que es muy popular horita!

YEAR 22

Dress from Forever 21// Coat from Primark// Shoes by Fila

I am now writing this post as a 22 year old. AHHHH, what is time!? This past year was very transformative, and quite possibly one of the best years of my life. In school, love, work and “adult responsibilities” haha, it has all been dramatically progressive. 21 was AMAZING, so I can only imagine what 22 has in store for me! Even though I’ll always be 21 at heart 😉

My birthday outfit haaad to be most representative of me, so I wore a baby blue dress (sponsored by my baby ❤ )and pink foe fur coat. My birthday fell on a Monday, so I wanted to be chic yet causal. The perfect way to casual down any outfit is to pair it with sneakers. I wore my new chrome Fila’s (a gift from the best brothaaa) which gave it the perfect edge. 

Thanks for all the sweet, wishes on my 22nd year of life friends! Here’s to another year of love, light and of course cute outfits!

Estoy escribiendo este post como una chica de 22 anos! Ahhhhh donde se fue el tiempo!? Este ano pasado fue muy transformativo, y posiblemente el mejor ano de mi vida. En mis estudios, el amor, trabajo y responsabilidades de adulto jaja, todo ha tenido bastante progreso. 21 fue maravilloso, así que me puedo imaginar este proximo ano. Aunque siempre voy hacer 21 de corazón 😉

Mi vestuario tenia que ser representativo de yo misma, así que me puse un vestido con un chalequo rosita. Mi cumpleaños fue un lunes so queria algo elegante pero casual. La manera perfecta de hacer cualquier look casual es emparejar lo con unos tennis. 

Muchísimas gracias por todos los lindos mensajes queridos!<3 Que este ano sea lleno de amor, luz y claro que muchos cute outfits.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Thrifted top// Skirt from Forever 21// Shoes from Vans

Goodbye dark colors! THE SUN IS FINALLY OUT IN SOCAL! AHHHHHHHHHH. You can all imagine my happiness. It’s been about 90 degrees where I live so yes, of course I have been taking advantage by whipping out my breezy wardrobe. This Summer I’m really excited to wear brights, patterns and of course bikinis! I have been ready for my skin to glow since November…so long paleness 🙂

This orange top is thrifted and was perfect for my summer wardrobe cravings. It was the ruffled triming that really caught my eye and how could I have passed up this fun, fresh color? The answer is I could not have friends. I wore it on a denim skirted with subtle stripes. Wearing it with a color just as bright could have really given my outfit a clownish look. My goal is always to have fun in my outfits and play with unique colors, without looking like a mess. I just love playing dress up and experimenting with pieces that are out of the norm. 🙂

POR FIN EL SOL SALIO! AHHHHHH. Pueden imaginar mi alegría. Como ya casi esta de 90 grados donde vivo a estado tomando ventaja estrenando todaaaaa mi ropa fresca. Este Verano estoy muy emocionada estrenar colores vibrantes, patrones y claro que bikinis! Ha estado lista para que me piel brille desde Noviembre…así que ciao piel pálido 🙂

Esta blusa anaranjada es de la segunda y fue perfecta con el estilo que quiero usar este Verano. Eran los detalles de los volantes que capturaron mi atención. Y como pude ignorar este color tan divertido y fresco? La respuesta es que no seria posible. La combine con una falda de mezclilla con una poco de rayos. Mi meta siempre es tener diversion con mis looks, sin ver me rara. Amo experimentar y crear vestuarios que son únicos 🙂 

 

THRIFTED OOTD

Pants, backpack, and jacket  from Thrift store// Top from H&M// Belt & earrings from Charming Charlie// Shoes from Primark 

The San Diego sun<33333 Back at it again with my sunbathing! 🙂 It was warm but the breeze was cold so I had to piece together an outfit that satisfied both. 

My jacket, backpack and pants were all thrifted pieces. Buuuuut, I customized the pants by cutting them to an ankle length and fringing the bottom. I often hear the phrase “I can’t afford my style” but I personally disagree with that. I believe with enough determination and passion you CAN achieve your fashion goals! Try a new tactic on creating your looks and get creative friends.<3

El sol de San Diego <3333 Otra vez relajando bajo el sol! 🙂 Estaba caliente pero el viento estuvo un poco frío, así que me toco crear un look que satisfecho los dos. 

Mi chaqueta, bolsa, y pantalones todos eran de la segunda. Perooooo yo personalize los pantalones por cortando los a la medida de mi tobillo y franje el fondo. Siempre escucho la frase “No tengo el dinero para tener mi estilo de moda” pero yo no estoy de acuerdo con eso.  Yo creo que con determinación y pasión puedes obtener tus metas de la moda! Intenta una nueva táctica para crear tus outfits y se creativa amigas.<3 

PICANTE

Dress from Forever 21// Button up from H&M// Platforms from Charming Charlie

Sun bathing is easily one of my hobbies! The sensation of having the warm rays kiss my skin gives me instant comfort and relaxation. And I mean who doesn’t love a little golden toned complexion?! I also adore Summer wardrobe. I personally feel limited in clothing pieces when it comes to cold weather. Sure you can layer up, but in Summer the options are endless, without having to be concerned with catching a cold! Bottom line, Summer rocks 🙂 

The star of my outfit was this chic dress from Forever 21. It was simple but it’s bold color and ruffled bottom really added to it (I felt like the human form of the salsa dancing emoji and I likkkkked it). IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS. I added pattern to the dress by throwing a button up over it, not only for style but also so the top wouldn’t be as exposed. Playing with different colors and patterns can be a tricky thing, but all is possible through trial and error. Have fun with your outfits friends! Never be afraid to experiment with distinct tones and textures, your results could be a fashion masterpiece!

Relajando bajo el Sol es algo que me encante hacer! la sensación de tener las calentitas rayas besar mi piel me da instant alegría. Y a quien no le gusta estar un poco bronceado?! También encanto ropa de las temporadas calientes porque no me siento tan limitada. Claro puedes usar capas en lo frío, pero en el Verano te puedes poner cualquier cosa sin el miedo que te vas a enfermar! Básicamente, el Sol es el mejor:-) 

La estrella de mi vestuario fue el vestido chic de Forever 21. Era simple pero el color y los detalles lo hicieron lucir 10 veces mas. Me sentí como la forma humana de el emoji de  bailando salsa, y me gusto! jaja. Agregue la blusa rayada para darle patrones, y para no estar tan expuesta arriba. Jugando con diferentes colores y texturas puede ser un poco difícil pero con practica puedes crear un outfit suuuuper lindo y único!