Street-Casual

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Street style is absolutely critical in fashion these days, as it influences what designers decide to put out in runway collections. Designers are becoming more and more inspired by millennial trends, picking up on what trendsetters are wearing in the streets and in the hottest fashion hubs. And no it’s wonder why street fashion is blowing up, as it’s easy to find, and comfortable as hell! Seriously, who wants to go out and face the day in something they can’t get down and dirty in?

This look was inspired by the hustle and bustle within the streets of New York City, the place I’m grateful to call home. Living among the day-to-day action that’s always a part of city-life means that dressing for the unexpected is a must. For example, someone who has to walk as much as I do is bound to be entirely in love with the sneaker. Sneakers are an imperative staple in any street-casual look. All the realest are rocking them.

For my very own street look, I’m taking it back to the basics: a white-T and jeans. My t-shirt is by Comme Des Garçons play from Barneys, the Cargo Jeans are from Zara, and the cheetah print sneakers (which, by the way, are my new obsession) are from Vans. Shop similar here.


 

Photography: @dearjorge

 

-Anaa

 

 

Bold & Beautiful Lip Products Perfect for Spring

5 Spring Lip Products to Die for:

New Yorkers are notorious for dressing in head-to-toe black and with Spring around the corner it’s time to shake things up! It’s the perfect time to add a dash of color to brighten up your entire look. What better way to ease yourself into the new season than with a bright new lip color. A touch of lipstick can completely alter your look taking you from casual to super chic. Our Second Skin has rounded up some hot new spring lip launches you need to get your hands on! Bright pinks, oranges, and reds are totally in this season, so ladies let’s take this opportunity and embrace our bold and beautiful lips.

Milk Makeup spring lips

Milk Makeup known for their edgy products for the on-the-go girl has a variety of versatile products perfect for Spring. Their oil lip stain comes in a hot pink and red, great for dry lips. Milk Makeup always makes sure to include the highest quality of ingredients such as Vitamin E and other moisturizer for the best and healthiest results. Milk has a felt tip lip marker and when you apply this product it makes it easy, fun and edgy. We also love the two in one lip and cheek roller amongst many different products you can shop here.

Zac Posen x Mac

As a fashion designer, Zac Posen knows how important makeup and how it can ultimately make or break a look. We are excited to see a collaboration between Posen and the adored makeup brand MAC including a range of gorgeous and bold colors. Check out his Sheer Madness, Darling Clementine and Dangerously Red lip colors here. Get it quick before it runs out!Neutrogena lips

Neutrogena is a brand we can always rely on for their affordable and functional products. Neutrogena has announced their Spring collection of moisturizing color sticks for the lips. From nudes to bright pinks, Neutrogena has all skin types covered with eight brand new shades to choose from. Shop your color stick here.

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Dior Addict Lip Glow is another one of our favorite products also a great way to jump into Spring 2016! Runway trends have proven that natural pink and glossy lips are totally in. The lipstick also has a duo lip liner which is perfect to define the look and take it one step further. It comes in three colors Lilac, Sheer Coral Pink, and Sheer Natural Pink. Dior’s Lip Glow will make your lips look shiny and full giving you that effortless Dior aura. Shop here.

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It’s time to throw away all your boring old lip products because Juicy Shakers are finally here! Lancôme is excited to announce their revolutionary new lip product available in thirteen addicting shades! You can control the amount of pigment on your lips by how many times you shake the product, the more you shake the stronger the color. Each bottle is flavored with fruits and natural ingredients leaving your lips soft and kissable. Get your Juicy Shaker here.


 

-Alexa

 

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Get Your Hands on the Hottest Nail Phenomenon Yet

SPRAY ON NAIL POLISH

If you’re anything like me (which I hope not) you’d know I’m terrible at painting nails. Lucky for those of you who aren’t gifted in the nail department, things just got a whole lot easier!

We here at OSS are all jumping for joy over the new spray on nail polish can first introduced by Nails Inc. and now by the edgy makeup company, Milk. No one wants to spend hours painting coat after coat for the perfect manicure that’s going to eventually chip, causing an endless cycle. Just like spray paint all you have to do is spray the can of nail polish on your nails, it’s that EASY. This product applies so effortless, you can forever say goodbye to bubbles and streak marks that normal nail polish tend to leave.

The application processes is sweet and simple. First you apply a base coat over your nails, then you spray the product on covering however much of the nail you want, and lastly once that dries up you apply your clear coat on top. After this entire process is done, all you have to do is wash the access spray off your hands and wah-lah you’ve got yourself some stylin’ nails.

Curious to know more, here’s a video showing exactly how it’s done:

 

1. Milk Makeup Spray Nail (Pre-order: here)

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Milk Makeup is a contemporary makeup brand, made for the on-the-go women, who doesn’t have countless hours to apply makeup. It is conventional and their multi-purpose products are easy to use. Milk takes the spray on nail polish to the next level by adding some serious flair we’re talking nail art! Each can comes with a variety of fun and unique stencils, allowing you to manipulate the designs however you want them. Pre-orders are now available at Urban Outfitters, so get your hands on the next big thing!


 

2. Nails Inc. London Spray Can Nail Polish (Pre-order: Here)

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Nails Inc. London first came out with this original and unique product leaving us eagerly waiting for it to hit the States! It has already been released in the UK and since then sold out. Sign up on their website to be one of the first to know when they release.

Until then-  Happy Shopping!


 

 

– Anaa

The Perfect Transitional Dress for any Weather

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Here in America clocks have officially been set forward, signifying that Spring has finally sprung. Birds are chirping, flowers are slowly blooming, and the weather is warming up. This temperature change can cause some serious indecision, especially while leaving the house in semi-questionable looks, but fear not. We have found the perfect transitional dress for the Spring/Summer; the Maxi dress. Now some of you may be thinking, “a maxi dress! There’s no way I’m wearing that until it’s 80 degrees out” and that’s where you’re mistaken. The Maxi was proven a predominant trend on the Spring 2016 runway, there were a plethora of designers sending their models down the runway in a Maxi dress which can easily be layered up and layered down.

The most important factor when it comes to wearing the Maxi dress is how you style it. The weather during spring time can be completely unpredictable from sunny highs to windy lows, so it’s important to layer up. You can throw on a denim jacket, a light scarf, and some boots onto your dress allowing you to easily adjust to sweltering sunny mornings, and chilly brisk nights. And when the summer comes take your dress, throw on some strappy sandals and call it a day.

For my own transitional Spring look, I am wearing a dress from Reformation, they have a great selection of dresses perfect for any occasion. I paired my maxi with a light turtle neck, a vintage scarf, and some black knee high boots. Maxi’s are a fun way to showcase your own personal style and add some flair to any plain dress, there are endless options on what you can do with it, so have fun!

 


 

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Photography: Darien Maginn

MUA: Sommer Spagnolo

 

– Anaa