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Who else is a makeup lover? Get ready for the holiday season with these gorgeous collections!

Nicole Couch

This holiday season, prestige makeup companies are going all out on their seasonal packaging! From brows to palettes, companies such as Too Faced and Benefit Beauty have taken product design to the next level.

 

Because of our love of the holiday season and the upcoming sales in the near future, here are 5 amazingly designed holiday sets perfect for the fashionista’s Christmas List!

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5. Too Faced Planner Set

Whether you are buying this eyeshadow palette for yourself or splitting it among friends, this holiday set will get your New Year’s Resolution in check before 2018 even starts!

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4.  NYX Lippie Advent Calendar

25 days until Christmas in December, 25 fabulously lip shades just waiting to be opened and enjoyed! Can you wait for your makeup surprise each day or will you open them all at once?

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3. Tarte Magic Star Collector's Set

Complete with 25 eyeshadows, two lip colors, a mascara, and an eyeliner, this magical box of holiday cheer is the perfect gift for someone who can do it all from one palette!

 

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2. Benefit Beauty Snowglobe Sets

Benefit Beauty has created gift packaging that is leaving other prestige brands in the dust...Snow Globes! Benefit has released a few options for the makeup addict to purchase that comes complete with 3-4 Benefit beauty products such as their Sun Beam highlighter and brow pencils.

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1.Mac Cosmetics Holiday Collection

What should you look forward too from Mac Cosmetics? Glitter and tons of it! Mac released a set of snow-themed holiday products such as makeup bags, brushed, lippies, and eyeshadows that are perfectly pretty in their gold and silver glitter sets.

 

 

Take Halloween from a Casual Day to a Scary Night

Nicole Couch

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Halloween is quickly approaching and now is the time to get dressed up! But what if you work all day? What if you have a costume party right after something you have to look presentable at? We're here to tell you how you can keep pieces of your costume in your car to quickly dress up as your favorite character. 

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Find a dress that looks like your characters. We have found the perfect dress that you can turn from a cute daytime look with a blazer overtop to a scary Annabelle look. All you need is a basic piece of clothing! 

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Get that necessary piece! Whether it be the giant fur coat of Cruella DeVil or the smudged eyeliner on Evangeline, find that item that makes the look what it is! Keep it in your purse or car and throw it together at the venue. No one will question who you are with that one iconic piece!

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It is easy to be your favorite character for Halloween and keep it casual during the day. No need to waste gas and drive home to get ready! Be ready in the morning and expend minimal effort in your amazing costume this spooky season! 

 

 

European Experience with Photos by Katey Ladika

Nicole Couch

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Spending the summer semester traveling across Europe is the dream of any college student and this summer I was lucky enough to make that dream a reality.

While studying photography and urbanism at Univerzita Karlova in Prague, Czech Republic, I used my six weeks overseas as the basis of the greatest adventure of my lifetime!

 

After a wealth of time researching flights costs and bus routes, I managed to plan an ultimate excursion that allowed me to visit 9 countries during my stay! I must admit, it was quite difficult choosing which countries and cities to visit in my free time abroad, therefore I thought I’d make a few suggestions of Must-Sees for those planning on traveling or studying in Eastern Europe as well! My 8 Must-See Locations of Eastern Europe cover five countries and are well worth the visit!

 

8 -The Prague Castle Views

 

 

A UNESCO World Heritage site and a current Guinness World Record holder for the largest castle complex in the world, Prague castle stands proudly overlooking the vast cityscape of Prague. Construction began in 880 and it has survived practically unscathed by war since then. Because of this and it's fantastic beauty, it also acts as the home of the Czech President.

 

Prague Castle is placed at #10 on my list of Must-Sees not because of its castle-like attributes, though, but instead because of its view. Prague Castle and the surrounding area has many lookouts and scenic spots that are perfect for an afternoon picnic or a quick selfie. The radiant rooftops of burnt reds and oranges are quite the site when gazing from above. The Prague Castle grounds also allow for an up close glimpse at Gothic stylings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

 

7 - Budapest by Boat

 

 

What most travelers do not realize, and is essential to navigating the city, is that Budapest is actually broken up into two parts. The first part being Buda and Pest. Buda is where the well-to-do citizens live and are full of lush, green landscapes, whereas Pest is the main city that resembles an older version of Brooklyn.

 

If you find yourself in Budapest, I suggest you take note from my #9 Must-See by taking a calming river cruise to see both city portions together as a whole. Being that Budapest lies on the Danube River, cruises are plentiful and fairly cheap. I recommend choosing a night cruise while in Budapest so you can glimpse the elegant architecture of the Hungarian Parliament Building lit up in gold as well.

 

6- Bubble Blowers of Prague

 

 

 

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Old Town Square of Prague, Czech Republic is brimming with street performances during the key tourists times of 2 pm - 8 pm. Tin men spray painted in gold and barbershop quartets litter the streets in a vast array of heavily practiced performances, but sometimes, the highlight of a trip can come from something much simpler…

 

My #8 Must-See of Eastern Europe lies in a simple street performance that can bring back childhood whimsy, The Bubble Blowers of Prague. These performers spend their days blowing bubbles galore. Bubbles fill the streets, families play in their paths, and joy fills your heart with something so trivial. If you need a few spare chuckles after a long flight, go watch the Bubble Blowers of Prague and allow them to bring a smile to your lips.

 

5- Gravensteen Castle

 

 

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Located in Ghent, Belgium, Gravensteen Castle was first built in 1180. Due to its Middle Ages sense of style, Gravensteen Castle makes #7 on my Must-See list! Because Gravensteen sat abandoned numerous times during the centuries, exploring the partial ruins brings you back in time to the era of the crusades.

 

4 - Strahov Library

 

 

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The Strahov Monastery is located a short walk from Prague Castle, therefore you can take Tram 22 from the city square to its last stop to get there. Once on the monastery grounds, head straight for the Strahov Library!

 

The Strahov Library is arguably the most ravishing library in Europe as a whole. With 250,000 books dating back to the 12th century, it is easy to fall in love with. Entering the first library chamber you will see the dual floor space packing with versed books, but it is the globe room that is really why the Strahov Library was including on my Must-See list. The room of the globes has a handcrafted ceiling covered in murals. Each small work can tell a portion of the larger story, but it is the room as a whole that acts as a room from a fantasy.

 

3 - Auschwitz Birkenau

 

 

For a person to truly try to understand the history and pain of those lost at Auschwitz Birkenau, they must see it. That’s why it makes my list of Must-Sees. Not a dry eye filled our tour group, yet are eyes will open to the repugnance of the past...

 

2 - Cesky Krumlov

 

 

If you are wishing to visit a village that looks as if it is straight from the Renaissance, look no further than Cesky Krumlov. Cesky Krumlov is located in the southern section of Bohemia in the Czech Republic and acts as a living time capsule. Travelers can walk the cobblestone streets for the views as well as the small shops selling handmade Czech crafts giving it a set spot on my Must-See list.

A personal highlight of my trip to Cesky Krumlov was climbing the castle tower. As one ascends the steps, the tower narrows into a one person pathway. Once atop the tower, you can see all of Cesky Krumlov and most of Bohemia! A sure cardio workout, but well worth the effort.

 

1 - Lake Zurich

 

 

My final Must-See is my personal favorite: Lake Zurich Switzerland. This large waterscape in the north of Switzerland is a great place to see the sporty sailboats cruising on the clear, blue waters.

Another key positive for Lake Zurich is its views of the Alps. Not only are the snow topped mountains in sight in most of the city of Zurich as a whole, but they also are easily accessible by train from the city. I spent a great deal of my time in Zurich hiking the Swiss Alps. This was a major highlight of my trip and should be on a trek on your travels as well.

Halloween Edition: Becoming Audrey Hepburn

Nicole Couch

One of the most popular Halloween costumes is Audrey Hepburn's signature look in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Who wouldn't want to wear that amazing dress with all the diamonds and pearls accessories? Well, this Halloween you can, because CHC Vintage is going to help you turn into Audrey Hepburn and other characters from your favorite films! 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/475314773/halloween-costume-dress-vintage-formal?ref=shop_home_active_3

Step 1: You need a dress with a certain shape. In Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey wears a dress with a distinct shape. It is has a scooped neck, it is sleeveless, and it hugs any curve she might have had. While we don't have a dress the exact same color, we do have a dress the exact same shape! 

Step 2: The accessories. You have to find a tiara and long cigarette holder to pull off this look. Don't forget that statement pearl necklace along with the black gloves and diamond stud earrings.  For shoes, we went with the comfy look and kept the converse in. You can do that too! Mix it up and make this costume your own. 

Step 3: Keep the makeup simple. For a fun night, keep yourself looking fresh. A light foundation and not a lot of blush or contour. The only thing you have to apply a lot of is mascara for that signature doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn look! 

Photo by selensergen/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by selensergen/iStock / Getty Images

Keep up with CHC Vintage as we show you how to pull off an awesome Halloween costume with vintage clothing and accessories you probably already have at home. Also, let us know what you want to see! Struggling to figure out what you need for this years Halloween costume? Comment on our social media pages, and we will help you out! Now, grab your tiara and go have an amazing breakfast! 

Photo by ChristianChan/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by ChristianChan/iStock / Getty Images

 

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Fall Trends 2017

Nicole Couch

With the start of fall on Friday, a new season of trends as started. While you might be thinking ‘I know the trends. Wear burgundy, boots, and have a pumpkin spice latte in my hand,’ you would be wrong. Well, not entirely wrong, but this season brings about a whole new set of trends that are so cute, you’ll throw the burgundy sweater to the side (but don’t throw it too far. You’ll want it back).

 

One trend seen all over runways and in stores is fringe. And fringe can come on a lot of vintage clothing, like from CHC Vintage. It’s a fun way to look dressed up while wearing a comfortable jacket or shirt. Having the fringe hang from the sleeves of your shirt or even on an understated bag and liven up any look this fall.

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https://www.fabric.com/buy/hddr-1314/6-faux-suede-fringe-trim-black

 

Another big trend is fur. Right now, the humid weather wouldn’t allow everyone to go out and wear a cumbersome fur coat. However, as we digress into colder months, fur will be everywhere. Have it plain or liven it up with some color. Just be sure to double check that it’s fake!

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https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/faux-fur-throw-amber-fox/

 

Thank goodness for this next one - lounge wear! Grab those leggings, a comfortable t-shirt and throw your hair in a messy bun. Keep it classy or make it grunge (there are really cute vintage tees from CHC Vintage to help with this look). Have a more leisurewear look with some workout pants and a pair of sneakers. Comfortable will be your favorite look this fall season.

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/CHCVintage

 

Last but not least, keep a lookout for anything shiny. Metallics, glitters, and anything that sparkles is a must have this fall. Rock a full metallic outfit or keep it simple with some sequins on your favorite shirt, pants, or dress. Tis the season to be shiny!

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The upcoming season is full of fringe, glitter, and comfiness. Make sure you shop at CHC Vintage to get an even more unique look this fall!

 

Use A Vintage Dress for Your Homecoming and Formal Occasions

Nicole Couch

With homecomings coming up or those banquet dinners for work, it is important to dress to impress. It is crucial not to go to over the top, while still having your “Cinderella moment.”

 

Make sure your dress is long enough! To each her own, but you don’t want to have to worry about pulling your dress down all night. The same goes if the dress is too long. Who wants to be tripping when they’re dancing and having a great time?

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/CHCVintage?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar&section_id=20813859

 

While the hemline of your dress can be an issue, the same rule for the neckline! Too plunging can be too much and can be uncomfortable. If you like a deep neckline, rock it! However, make sure you are comfortable so you don’t have to pull the neckline up all night long. *A nice hack is to grab some double sided tape to make sure there is no slippage*  

 

Accessories are important! Dressing up is fun, so have some extra fun by pairing some cute accessories and fashionable shoes with it. Dances like homecoming and special events are all about you getting to dress up and have a good time, so take advantage by going the full nine yards!

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/CHCVintage?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar&section_id=20813859

Last but not least, be unique! Vintage dresses are a great way to show up to a party in style. You’ll never have the same dress as someone else, and they are customizable to you. They are also timeless and you will be the belle of the ball.

 

CHC Vintage has the perfect dresses for you this season during college homecoming and other events that need that special dress for special occasions. Look like a princess while having the time of your life. You can be comfortable and classy while looking amazing with a dress. Our Etsy store, as well as our online store, is stocked with gorgeous dresses for your next social gathering.

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/CHCVintage?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar&section_id=20813859

Transition into Fall with Ease and CHC Vintage Clothing

Nicole Couch

Women all across America relish in the fall weather. The temperature outside starts to drop, while pumpkin spice food and drink items start to grace grocery store shelves. However, the best part of fall is definitely the fashion.

Before it becomes completely fall with those cute boots and comfy sweaters with jackets, there is a transition period. The weather starts off in the morning as a cool 50°F, rises to 80°F during the middle of the day, and the drops again for cool nights. So the question is: What do I wear?

 

No one wants to be shivering one minute and sweating the next. So you have to be prepared. Step one is to put away the shorts. Instead, break out the jeans, skirts, and cute dresses that are colored and appropriate for fall. You will look cute while being comfortable and not too hot or too cold. CHC Vintage has plenty of fall sweater dresses, skirts, and more to give you that unique look while keeping you the right temperature.

Break out the jackets! Bomber jackets, army jackets, leather jackets, and more are the perfect piece for the September and October months. When you wear a cute T-shirt and start getting cold, throw on that jacket to keep you warm. When you get too hot, take it off. Everyone needs the perfect jacket in their closet. Check out all of the cute outerwear pieces at CHC Vintage to find outerwear to keep with you during the day.

Do not be afraid to try new things! And those new things can be old. CHC Vintage sells vintage clothing to you that is unique and matches your style, or puts you out of your comfort zone. The best way to transition into a new season is to try something new. Visit CHC Vintage online or on our Etsy store to find amazing vintage clothing for a new look this season.

Back-To-School with CHC Vintage

Nicole Couch

Heading back to school?

Well look no further than CHC for all your back-to-school wardrobe needs.

We're excited to announce that we now offer a Back to School Customize-able Box!

Whether you hate shopping or just want to spice things up a bit, our Back-To-School Box is perfect for you.

Each box is styled and curated exactly to your taste.

With pieces that are as unique and one-of-a-kind as you are!

Choose your own 4 pieces from the following options:

Hipster Sweater
Vintage Tee
Vintage Crewneck Sweatshirt
Non Athletic Pants
Cool Vintage Jeans
Vintage Skirt

Added perk? FREE US Shipping. How fun is that?!

Don't like a piece? No worries. Our items are returnable and eligible for replacements! (In compliance to our return policy, of course).

We hope you take the opportunity to check out this fun and unique box.

You'll be sure to head back to school in style!

7 Vegan Friendly Recipes

Nicole Couch

In honor of CHC Vintage attending Pittsburgh's 3rd Annual VegFest tomorrow

here's 7 yummy vegan-friendly recipes. (Click on the pics to get the recipe)

 

 

1.) Vegan White Mac & Cheese

 

 

2.) Spicy Black Bean Burgers

 

 

3.) 30 Minute Black Beans and Lime Rice

 

 

4.) Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

 

5.) Vegan Pancakes - Only 4 Ingredients

 

 

6.) Vegan Creamy Chipotle Pasta

 

 

7.) Spicy Potato Wedges

 

 

We hope you enjoyed these recipes!

 

Make sure to come check out our tent TOMORROW at VegFest 2017!

Click on the logo below to get more info:

CHC Goes to Vegfest 2017

Nicole Couch

We're excited to be attending Pittsburgh's 3rd Annual VegFest of 2017!

Sponsored by Justice For Animals, this FREE ADMISSION event will include great music, shopping, yoga demos, food, speakers and much much more!

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Come out and see us!

Plus, check out some awesome vintage & vegan-friendly clothes at our tent!

We'll see you there!

 

 

Click on the logo below to go to the official Pittsburgh VegFest website.

Beauty Looks Based on Astrology Signs

Nicole Couch

Whether you're looking for Halloween ideas or just want to see what your astrology sign looks like in real life, we've collected some of the best horoscope beauty looks below! (Click on pics to view slideshows).

Enjoy!

 

 

Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)

 

 

Pisces (Feb. 20 - March 20)

 

 

Aries (March 21 - April 20)

 

 

Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

 

 

Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

 

 

Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

 

 

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)

 

 

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

 

 

Libra (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

 

 

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

 

 

Sagattarius (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

 

 

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

 

 

***Not our images. All images were found on Pinterest***

CHC YouTube Channel

Nicole Couch

We have some really fun Behind the Scenes videos up on our YouTube Channel!

Go check them out & make sure to subscribe to see more!

 

 

 
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Click on the logo below to be transferred to our YouTube Channel!

10 Pretty Smoothie Bowls

Nicole Couch

Smoothie Bowls are extremely popular right now.

But what are they? What do they classify as--breakfast? Dessert? Snack?

We're not entirely sure but here's 10 smoothie bowls that definitely look too beautiful to eat!

 

(pssst...click on the pics to get the recipes)

 

 

1.) Berry-Licious Smoothie bowl

 

 

2.) Peaches & Cream Smoothie Bowl

 

 

3.) Pistacio Milk Green Smoothie Bowl

 

 

4.) Raspberry Dark Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

 

 

5.) Dark Chocolate and Toasted Coconut Smoothie Bowl

 

 

6.) Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

 

 

7.) Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl

 

 

8.) Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

 

 

9.) Mango Smoothie Bowl

 

 

10.) Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

 

 

They all look sooo good, but which one will you try?

NEW CUSTOMIZED BOX - Boho Chic Bridesmaids

Nicole Couch

Let CHC help style the Boho Chic Wedding of your dreams with our NEW Custom Boho Bridesmaids Box on Etsy!

Here's a look at what we mean:

 

Each dress is hand-picked and one-of-a-kind vintage!

Each dress is hand-picked and one-of-a-kind vintage!

How many bridesmaids do you have? CHC wants each and every one to feel special & beautiful in their dress.

How many bridesmaids do you have? CHC wants each and every one to feel special & beautiful in their dress.

We'll style the dresses into cohesive groups and send you a preview before they ship.

We'll style the dresses into cohesive groups and send you a preview before they ship.

We want these dresses to be as unique and special as the girls you chose to stand beside you.

We want these dresses to be as unique and special as the girls you chose to stand beside you.

Starting price is only $71.99 with FREE U.S. Shipping!

Starting price is only $71.99 with FREE U.S. Shipping!

Have your bridesmaids take a look and compare their measurements to our Sizing Chart.

Have your bridesmaids take a look and compare their measurements to our Sizing Chart.

And VOILA! You're Boho Chic Wedding is on it's way.

And VOILA! You're Boho Chic Wedding is on it's way.

Once your order is placed we'll send you our Custom Bridal Survey so that we can learn more about you and the aesthetic of your wedding.

Take the stress out of bridesmaid shopping and let us do the work for you! (We know you have enough details to worry about already!)
 

 

Click on the logo below to be transferred to CHC on Etsy!

And sign up for our emails for an extra 10% off!

CHC SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

Nicole Couch

We're about to drop some seriously exciting news on you tomorrow.

What you need to do to prepare:

 

 

1. Grab a Seat

 

 

2. Don't Forget to Breathe

 

 

3. Get Your Happy Dance Ready

 

 

4. Sign Up for CHC Emails

 

 

5. Follow Us on Instagram

 

 

6. Grab the Popcorn

 

 

7. Check Back at 11 AM TOMORROW

 

 

See you then ;)

10 Packing Hacks

Nicole Couch

Going on vacation? Traveling for work?

Packing can be exhausting...

Here are some useful hacks to make the packing a little easier.

 

 

1. Roll don't fold

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/diy-travel-hacks_n_4760560.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/diy-travel-hacks_n_4760560.html

Not only does this method save crucial space but it also makes your clothes less likely to show wrinkles or creases.

 

 

2. Contain the cords

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/02/diy-travel-hacks_n_4760560.html

Aren't tangled cords the WORST? Make use of old glasses cases or other similar containers to keep your cords separated.

 

 

3. Button up

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28267/genius-hacks-for-packing-your-suitcase/

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28267/genius-hacks-for-packing-your-suitcase/

When living out of a suitcase, its sometimes hard to keep track of tiny pieces of jewelry. Use buttons to secure earrings and make them easier to find when you want them.

 

 

4.  Care for your haircare products

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http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28267/genius-hacks-for-packing-your-suitcase/

This neat hack uses an old Tic Tac container to store all the bobby pins you haven't lost yet.

 

 

5. Razor Sharp

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28267/genius-hacks-for-packing-your-suitcase/

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28267/genius-hacks-for-packing-your-suitcase/

Don't accidentally cut yourself digging around in your luggage. If your razor doesn't have a cap make sure to cover it up before throwing it in your bag - perhaps with a binder clip!

 

 

6. Cap it simple

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28267/genius-hacks-for-packing-your-suitcase/

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a28267/genius-hacks-for-packing-your-suitcase/

One of the ultimate packing struggles is packing shoes and clothes in one case without getting the clothes dirty. Hack this problem by placing a shower cap that can be washed off around the soles of your shoes - and voila!

 

 

7. Categorize and Classify

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/83879611789976259/

This is a clever packing hack to stay organized and fashion-forward while on a busy schedule. Organize outfits into bags for each day of the week. This can also help you stay on track and not over-pack.

 

 

8. Right in front of your eyes

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/95068242109796991/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/95068242109796991/

To keep your valuables safe, think of places that are least likely to be checked! Sometimes these items are the ones that are out in the open.

 

 

9. Conceal it

https://blog.touristly.com/2016/01/05/packing-hacks-travel-light-with-these-multi-purpose-essentials/

https://blog.touristly.com/2016/01/05/packing-hacks-travel-light-with-these-multi-purpose-essentials/

Instead of bringing full bottles of products along in your suitcase, opt for smaller containers - AKA contact cases.

 

 

10. No spills, No worries

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/79164905925262509/

If you do decide to bring bottles of products in your suitcase, make sure to wrap under the caps to avoid any spills or leaks.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed these Packing Hacks!

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5 Best Drugstore Beauty Dupes for High End Products

Nicole Couch

Some of your favorite high end beauty products have dupes that are just as good for half the price!

Splurge: Nars Blush in Orgasm, $30 at Sephora 

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Dupe: Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso, $8.29 at Walgreens

Both blushes are infused with flecks of gold and bronze, giving the same look for a fraction of the price!

Both blushes are infused with flecks of gold and bronze, giving the same look for a fraction of the price!

 

Splurge: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $64 at Sephora 

Dupe: L'Oréal ParisTrue Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, $8.99; at L'Oréal Paris

Both of these are super hydrating, this lightweight liquid foundation is made with 40-percent water, meaning it will lock in hydration for the same smooth, dewy finish as the Giorgio Armani foundation! 

Both of these are super hydrating, this lightweight liquid foundation is made with 40-percent water, meaning it will lock in hydration for the same smooth, dewy finish as the Giorgio Armani foundation! 

Splurge: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23 at Sephora

Dupe: Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retroglam Mascara, $5.99 at Walgreens

Just like Too Faced's best-seller, this carbon-black mascara has an hourglass-shaped wand that grips literally every single lash for volume and length.

Just like Too Faced's best-seller, this carbon-black mascara has an hourglass-shaped wand that grips literally every single lash for volume and length.

Splurge: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $20 at Sephora

Dupe: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, $7.99 at Maybelline

These liners both have ultra-skinny, felt-tip brushes, making it easy to swipe a bold line across your lash lines. Not only is it the best drugstore dupe for Kat Von D's liner, but it also truly doesn't budge or flake.

These liners both have ultra-skinny, felt-tip brushes, making it easy to swipe a bold line across your lash lines. Not only is it the best drugstore dupe for Kat Von D's liner, but it also truly doesn't budge or flake.

Splurge: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $21 at Sephora

Dupe: L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer, $7.99; at L'Oréal Paris

This dual-ended brow definer has a super-skinny tip that mimics Anastasia's Brow Wiz's, making it super easy to bulk up sparse brows by drawing hair-like lines!

This dual-ended brow definer has a super-skinny tip that mimics Anastasia's Brow Wiz's, making it super easy to bulk up sparse brows by drawing hair-like lines!

Why You Should Buy More Vintage

Nicole Couch

Here are a few reasons why we think you should buy more vintage.

 

 

When you buy vintage, you're buying clothes that are unique or rare. This means that you're chances of matching anyone else is highly unlikely.

 

 

Most of the clothing in today's fast fashion chain stores are made of cheap materials to save on costs. Contrarily, most vintage items were created with more attention to detail & prove their higher quality by withstanding the test of time.

 

 

Because big fashion retailers decide to skip costs and use cheaper materials, their mass produced clothing items are more likely to be damaged, broken or go out of style quicker than their vintage counterparts. So why not spend a little extra to get something that lasts?

 

 

Many times newer trends are just old trends reinvented. By buying vintage you're basically buying the 'real thing'...the clothes that were cool BEFORE it was cool. Tell that to your trendy friends...

 

 

Wearing vintage ensures that you'll have your own unique look. Since it's not something displayed in store windows anymore, you really have stylistic freedom and can get creative with it however you want.

 

 

Buying Vintage = Recycling = Saving the Planet. 

It is estimated that the world is consuming 400% more clothing than we did just 20 years ago (Livia Firth, The True Cost). So step up and do your part! Keep trendy vintage in rotation.

 

 

Lastly,

You're unique, beautiful and rare. There is no one quite like you. So don't buy clothes that disguise that! Invest in clothes that understand what it's like to be one-of-a-kind.

Style Icon Elizabeth Taylor

Nicole Couch

Known for her glamour and beauty on and off the screens, Elizabeth Taylor knew how to rock some serious fashion trends. Here's a look back at 10 fashion moments that are too good not to re-post.

 

 

http://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/g2478/taylor-made-the-enduring-glamour-of-elizabeth-taylor-559370/?slide=7

http://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/g2478/taylor-made-the-enduring-glamour-of-elizabeth-taylor-559370/?slide=7

https://matchbookmag.tumblr.com/post/4188416656

https://matchbookmag.tumblr.com/post/4188416656

http://www.flickriver.com/groups/833469@N22/pool/interesting/

http://www.flickriver.com/groups/833469@N22/pool/interesting/

https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/vintage-fashion

https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/vintage-fashion

http://www.elle.com/fashion/celebrity-style/news/g26586/elizabeth-taylor/?slide=46

http://www.elle.com/fashion/celebrity-style/news/g26586/elizabeth-taylor/?slide=46

http://www.famousfix.com/post/elizabeth-taylor-10382004

http://www.famousfix.com/post/elizabeth-taylor-10382004

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/541909767632949958/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/541909767632949958/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/426645764676933179/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/426645764676933179/

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=elizabeth%20taylor&rs=typed&term_meta[]=elizabeth%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=taylor%7Ctyped

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=elizabeth%20taylor&rs=typed&term_meta[]=elizabeth%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=taylor%7Ctyped

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/536280268098398299/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/536280268098398299/

 

 

Which was your favorite & which look would you try?

5 Easy Street Style Trends

Nicole Couch

Do you ever go on sites like Instagram or Pinterest to get style inspiration? Did you know that recreating those looks can be simple and easy?

No joke.

CHC Vintage offers a variety of unique pieces on Etsy that can be styled to fit any of today's hottest trends! Don't miss out. Once the items are gone, they're gone!

 

 

Day to Night Lingere

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Office Chic

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Bohemian / Festival Style

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90's Throwback

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Shimmery Showstopper

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Whatever style you're going for, make sure to stop by CHC Vintage on Etsy for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces like these!

 

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