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Beauty, Giveaway

{ Win It } Snow Day Giveaway

It may not have been the blizzard we were expecting, but a little snow calls for a giveaway. Why? Because snow days are special and so are prizes! So, here’s some swag that may soon be in your mailbox.  fashion-blog-giveaway

There’s some cute stuff up for grabs to use for the next time you’re snowed in or whenever. With this prize you can…

{ DIY an impressive manicure } a la ImPress nails.

{ Decorate hair } with cute decals you iron in called Charmsies.

{ Banish pores } thanks to Benefit Cosmetics the Porefessional.

{ Hydrate lips } Born Lippy glosses from The Body Shop smell so SO good and create a pretty pout.

{ Say bye to crinkled clothes } and spray a few spritzes of Downy Wrinkle Release Spray.

{ And hello to creative ideas } take this stylish little notebook and patterned pencils in tow for when inspiration strikes.

Want it? Win it!

To enter: Visit me on Instagram. Like this picture. Follow @JessieHoleva. Then regram the picture and tag #TrendHungry.

The giveaway ends Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. US only.  Good luck!!






{ Hair DO } Reese Witherspoon’s Low Ponytail

When it comes to hair, often the most complementary styles are nearly effortless. Case and point, Reese Witherspoon‘s low ponytail at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.  It works just as well on long bob as it does on really-long locks and only takes a few minutes to master.

Truth: I typically don’t think of a ponytail when I think of the red carpet, but you know what? It’s very clean, chic, and allows the person’s beauty to be the real focal point. Emma Stone also opted for the simple style with her short ‘do.

Wear this red-carpet hairstyle in real life. Brush hair, part to the side, brush into a low ponytail and fasten with a hair tie. Next, cover the elastic by taking a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrapping around the hair tie. Secure with a couple hair pins or bobby pins by tucking into the base of the ponytail so that pins are hidden.


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To get your low ponytail to look like Miss Witherspoon’s start with curled hair. I like to use an inch-barrel iron and go around my head curling away from my face, then gently shake out curls and lightly mist with a hairspray that won’t make it crunchy.

Play with it so hair is adjusted to your liking. Fluff the ponytail a pinch so that it’s a little messy and full or rub a little hair oil though the ponytail if you’re looking for sleeker style. It’s one style that can go dressy, casual, curly, wavy, or super straight.

Product Picks

{ Soft CurlsAussie Mega Hair Spray | Sleek & StraightHerbal Essences Wild Naturals Rejuvenating Oil Elixir }

So how will you wear a ponytail next? Share in the comment section below.



{Gift Guide} Stocking Stuffers Under $30

Get ready to get gifting. I’ve scoured the internet for some of my personal present picks to recommend. These items make great girlfriend gifts, nothing is over $30, and they’re small enough to fit in a stocking. The prices get lower as you scroll. Treat yourself, someone on your list, or simply share this link so others will know what to get you without breaking the bank.


{ Back Me Up Mobile Charger, $30.00} Everything sells I instantly fall in love with based on the cute factor alone. For a split second I want everything and then catch my breath. This charger though, it’s fashion and function. My iPhone is always going dead and a charger with some character would be worth remembering to keep in tow.

{Dogeared Midi Love Sparkle Ring, $22.00} Let this sterling silver ring be a little reminder to the recipient that love is at their fingertips. Prefer gold? For $2 more there’s a version that’s dipped in 14 karat gold.

{The Body Shop Mini Brush Set, $19.00} Most of my makeup brushes are from The Body Shop. They hold up well and don’t shed like most brushes. They’re also cruelty free and this set is small enough to throw in your bag for primping on the go.

{Blinc Mascara Duo, $18.00} I got turned on to Blinc after asking one of the experts at Sephora for mascara that won’t flake and leave me with dark circles. Blinc’s formula tubes each lash and stays put better than many mascaras. The travel size is under $20 and comes with the primer so that product will work its best.

{Essie 2014 Holiday Kit, $15.00} This kit includes five mini nail polishes in Essie’s 2014 holiday shades. As reads, there’s “Mademoiselle (the most classic grown-up pink), Smokin’ Hot (stone-cold fox gray) Butler Please (indulgent bright blue) Bahama Mama (warm, rich, creamy deep plum), and Jazzy Jubilant (chromatic confetti-like glitter.”

{Charmsies Iron-In Star Shaped Hair Charms, $12.00} I’ve never seen a hair accessory quite like Charmsies. Simply use your flat iron to design the design to your hair.  Expect lots of compliments. They look so cool on and people take notice.  My friends at Nich Boutique carry them as does Nordstrom.

{Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis, $12.00} After reading all the rave reviews I may have to treat myself to this gift too. Color is long lasting and product won’t dry out that pretty pout.

{Head Massager, $6.00} Some people absolutely LOVE these things. I am not one of those people but I can name a few people that I know would love to receive this and you may too.

Keep checking back for more budget-friendly gifts picks! Like to DIY it? Try a Sharpie Mug for a personalized present.



Hey Girl, What’s Your Fragrance?

The sense of smell is a powerful thing. A scent may remind you of someone or perhaps capture the attention of another. It’s also linked to memory and can bring you back to a certain time or special moment. The right fragrance, much like the perfect outfit, can even make you feel pretty or sexy when you put it on.

The sensual scent I’m spritzing these days is Viva La Juicy Gold Couture. It’s a decadent rendition of one perfume I used to be obsessed with, Viva La Juicy. If you were a Viva La Juicy fan then you’ll love this one as much as me.


The aroma starts fruity and sweet thanks to the notes of luscious wild berries, and then really entices with a warm kiss of honeysuckle and a luxurious elixir of golden amber, melted caramel, and vanilla. How yummy does that sound? It smells even more divine and you can really pick up on all those fragrant notes. The warm caramel makes me want to keep on spraying. I wish I could spritz some right now for you to smell, but the blog isn’t capable of that just yet.


Instead you can take a whiff of Viva La Juicy Gold Couture for yourself at Ulta. It’s truly captivating and is the icing on the cake to any outfit.

This post was sponsored by Juicy Couture through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Juicy Couture, all opinions are my own.

{Thank you for supporting collaborations on Trend Hungry. – xo, Jessie}



{Beauty Beat} Jessie’s Winter Products Picks & Announcement!!

There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you about. Now it’s finally time to share the exciting news!

Procter & Gamble is bringing together beauty bloggers to form the P&G Beauty Collective and have asked me to represent Philadelphia! Over the next eight months myself and ten other bloggers from across the country will be testing products and serving up tips, tricks, tutorials and more.

P&G is behind so many well-known and loved brands including Aussie, Clairol, CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Olay, PanteneSecret, and Vidal Sassoon.

This is one club I’m thrilled to be a member of and can’t wait to share more with you! Don’t miss a beauty beat and follow along on Instagram, as it’s my favorite form of social media and will be where I’ll be sharing many beauty tips and pics (and some videos too!!).


Shout out to the fellow bloggers that make up the P&G Beauty Collective! Trend Hungry is in very stylish company! Check them out and see for yourself.

NYC: Kendall Johnson of Styled Snapshots

LA: Mara Ferreira of M Loves M

Chicago: Jena Gambaccini of ChiCity Fashion

Dallas: Katey McFarlan of Chronicles of Frivolity

San Fran: Jennifer Henry-Novich of Just Add Glam

Boston: Allie Lochiatto of Allie Wears

DC: Lacey Maffetone of A Lacey Perspective

Atlanta: Eboni Ife of The Fashionista Next Door

Houston: Kristina Braly of Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly

Miami: Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Klozet


Now let me direct your attention to a few of my winter-beauty essentials.

Vidal Sassoon ColorFinity Rich Darks Dry Shampoo | Secret Fresh Effects Fresh Water Orchid Body Mist | Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner | CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick | CoverGirl XL Nail Gel

{This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with P&G. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your continued support.}

Beauty, DIY

{DIY} Eight Easy Steps To The Perfect At-Home Manicure

The one thing I’d much rather do myself than pay for, among others, is doing my nails. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a total treat to get a mani/pedi, but I seriously love polishing my nails. It’s my hobby. I do it when I watch TV, feel artsy, whenever. I even ask friends if they’d like me to do their nails. What I’ve learned in giving manis to my ladies is that a lot of females do not know how to properly give themselves a manicure. If you, too, have been living your life lacking nail polish skills,  you are in luck! Here are eight super-simple steps to the perfect, easy at-home manicure.


  1. Starting with clean nails, soak hands in warm water for five minutes to soften cuticles. Add a little soap or a few drops of an essential oil to make it extra luxurious.
  2. Lotion hands and push back cuticles.
  3. Gently file nails, making sure to stroke in the same direction. Filing nails back and forth causes nails to split and break, so stick to filing one way.
  4. Wipe lotion from nail bed using a cotton ball or tissue.


  1. Apply base coat.
  2. Apply one coat of  your nail color of choice.
  3. Let nails dry before applying a second coat to avoid smudging, then repeat. The less strokes the better. Three swipes of polish per coat is the magic number.
  4. Once dry, seal with top coat. This topcoat, Seche Vite is my personal favorite and my pro-nail friend Rose of Doorbella got me hooked on. She does nails at New York Fashion Week, so what she recommends is the real deal. A good topcoat is what sets a good manicure apart from one that looks, well, not quite as polished.

For this week’s manicure I’m wearing Mineral Fusion nail lacquer in Grotto. It’s one of my favorite shades right now, so highly recommend it.

Have any nail tips you’d like to share? Comment below!

Beauty, Nails

The Lazy-Girl Guide To Halloween Nails

Looking to get your nails in the spooky spirit of Halloween? You don’t have to be a nail artist or ultra skilled in polish painting to snag the style. Here are three simple and affordable ways to decorate your digits for Halloween that require no skill but will bring in the compliments.

1. {Sally Hansen Salon Effectst}  they’re easy to apply, require no dry time, and look far more intricate than any free-hand design. The design pictured glow in the dark!


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2. {Skull Nail Stickers} the skulls are so cute that you probably wear when ever, but they’re especially fitting for the Halloween season. Apply to polished nails then add a clear topcoat to seal the deal.


3. {imPress-On Nails} press-on nails have done a long way. It looks like you went and got a fresh manicure when all you did was stick some fake nails on top of your own. Quick, easy, and great for the lazy glam girl.


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Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

{Link Love} My Posts For ‘The Fashion Spot’

I’m a woman who dabbles. In addition to typing this blog, styling, jewelry curating, and talking trends on TV and radio, I also write for The Fashion Spot. It was a daily read of mine long before I was fortunate enough to join their team of contributors. I often share my tFS posts on Twitter, but thought I’d link to some recent ones here too. Hope you like!

1. Selfie Style: Stars Show Off Their Fall Best on Instagram

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2. 11 Pinterest Hair Tutorials You Need to Try

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3. Where to Shop: 9 Fall Fashion Essentials


4. Eat Pretty: 3 Things to Add to Your Diet for Beautiful Results

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5. 7 Summer Styles You Can Wear All Fall


Beauty, Fashion, Giveaway

{Fall Faves} #1 Win A Trend Hungry Prize Pack Worth Over $200!!!

TGIF! Thank gawd it’s fall!! This is where we announce the #1 for the Trend Hungry Top 5 Fall Faves, but it’s was such a tough choice so for this you get to choose your own #1 and one lucky winner will win a prize pack with lots of goodies plus a $100 to Kohls! 

A Toms Notebook – to write down your hopes and dreams

Wines Stoppers – to cork fizzy drinks after celebrating

Vintage Jewelry – to add a little bling to your look

Shopping Bag – for when the moment strikes

Hair Ties – to pull back tresses for your next adventure

Headphones  – to hear the soundtrack of your fabulous life

False Lashes – because they’re fun

$100 to Kohls – because you know what you like best!!

All these goodies come in a Piccolo Amore tote. Entering is easy and you can up your odds on winning by opting for additional ways.

Winner will be chosen at random one week from today, Friday Oct. 3, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. US entries only.


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