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5 Best Beauty Kits for Your Budget

Benefit Primed for Lovin’ kit

Whether you’re planning on giving the gift of beauty for the holidays, or searching for some new products to try for yourself, beauty kits are the easiest and most budget friendly way to find what you’re looking for. While some kits are out of range for us beauty junkies on a budget, I’ve taken out the hard work for you and gathered our top Trend Hungry approved beauty kits that give you the most bang for your beloved buck (all kits are under $50!).

1. e.l.f. Studio Favorites Gift Set, $25.00.

e.l.f. Studio Favorites Gift Set


I’m a HUGE supporter and believer in e.l.f. products. Extremely affordable ($3 gel liner anyone?), and quality products make it easy for me to fill my cart within minutes while shopping their site. This kit pieces together seven products, including all of my personal favorites, as well as e.l.f.’s best selling products for a teeny tiny price of $25.00!


2. Benefit Primed for Lovin’ kit, $42.00.

Benefit Primed for Lovin' kit


I’ll start by saying this kit includes Benefit’s “they’re real!” mascara (full size!). If you haven’t tried this mascara yet, you MUST. Hands down best product out there for full, false looking lashes. Not only do you get the mascara (a $23 value), but you also get their outstanding POREfessional primer ($30 value). The kit already pays for itself with these two products alone, but your ALSO get High Beam highlighter ($26 value) and a Sugarbomb lipgloss sample.

3. Smashbox Try It Kit, $19.00.

 Smashbox Try It Ki


5 products for less than 20 bucks? This is a great starter kit to test out Smashbox’s most popular products. They are best known for their amazing collection of primers, and this kit lets you try out not only the best selling foundation primer, but you also get a lid primer. Top it off with purse friendly Full Exposure mascara, Limitless eye liner, and a Lip Enhancing gloss.

4. Lorac TANtalizer Glow to Go Collection, $25.00.

Lorac TANtalizer Glow to Go Collection

Going on vaca? Wishing you were going on vaca? Want to look like you’ve gone on vaca? Fake it (an island tan that is) till you make it with this stunner of a bronzing collection from Lorac. Bronzer, body luminizer, gloss, and three warm shadow shades get you in the beachy mood and give you that sun kissed glow even in the dead of winter.

5. Stila Holiday Essentials Kit, $19.00.

Stila Holiday Essentials Kit

For a brilliant and beautiful holiday look, snag this must have kit from Stila which includes liquid liner, the perfect red liquid lipstick, and a gorgeous shimmery shadow. All of these products are sample size, so they will fit perfectly in your party clutch and are great for on the go. At such a great value, you can pick one up for you and spread the holiday cheer a friend (or two).

Now that I’ve given you my top picks, are there any beauty kits out there you’ve been dying to let all of your friends know about? Now is your chance! Comment and share your faves to spread the beauty kit bliss.



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Top 6 Fall Nail Trends You Need to Try Now!

fall nail trends

As the cooler temps arrive, our wardrobes aren’t the only thing that change up for fall. One of my favorite autumn changes (aside from the leaves) are the reinstatement of fall manis. On the runway, there were classic deep red and black nails, but this season is also filled with some unexpected nails we can’t wait to try! We’re here to give you the top nail trends for this fall, from deep dramatic hues to heavy metals to unexpected shocks of color, read on to find your next go-to favorite.

fall nail trends

1. Matte

Popping up all over the fall 2013 runway, not to mention Pinterest boards, the newest and most popular nail trend is matted nails. Switching up everything you know about your traditional super shiny, high gloss manis for a muted finish looks anything but dull. Our fave was the red nails spotted at Badgley Mischka.

Picture 11

{image via BellaSugar

Deborah Lippmann Red Silk Boxers, $19.00 (If you’d like the color straight from the runway, available Holiday 2013)

Revlon Matte Top Coat, $4.99 (For those of us who want to stick with our tried and true polishes, this top coat can be applied to give any polish a matte finish)

2. Metallic

Gold, gunmetal, silver, and bronze nails give you a hard rock edge while still looking completely elegant. Our favorite metal finish has been this striking gunmetal, as seen at Monique Lhullier.

Picture 12 {image via Harper’s Bazaar}

On model: Essie Over the Edge, $8.00.

Our fave gold: Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in Bold Gold, $2.99.

Our fave silver: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Silver Sweep, $3.49.

3. Deep Red

(or Oxblood, which I can’t bring myself to say). This hue, whatever you’d like to call it, is a classically beautiful fall shade, perfect for any occasion and pairs well with all skin tones. We’ve been eyeing up the chic red nails at Wes Gordon:

Picture 13 {mage by OPI via NailPro}

On model: Essie Bordeaux, $8.00.

Other blood-red raves: Nicole by OPI Kardashion Kolor in Sealed with a Kris, $8.00, Revlon ColorStay Longwear in Velvet Rope, $4.99, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wine Not, $6.59.

4. Back in Black

The color formerly observed for only the toughest of the tough gals (and even guys), is back in the spotlight once again. Black is a seemingly intimidating nail color, but looks exceptionally sexy, chic, and gorgeous. Don’t believe me? Check out these amazing nails from BCBG Max Azria :

Picture 16 {image via NailPro}

On model: OPI Black Onyx topped with OPI Matte Nail Envy, $8.00 each.

Other best blacks: Essie Licorice, $8.00, Butter London Union Jack Black, $15.00.

5. 3-D Embellishments

In some shows, the most eye-catching part of the runway was not the clothes, but the nails. From the gold totally blinged out claws at DKNY, to the colorful gems and jewels at Libertine, this trend has upgraded nails from a mere accent to show stealers! If you want to try this trend, we suggest starting off with an accent nail before diving into embellishing all of your digits. Look below for our fave runway inspirations:

Picture 17 DKNY {image via Talking Pretty}

Picture 18 Libertine {image via Glamour}

Picture 19 Nicolas K {mage via HuffPost Style}

Picture 20 Kate Spade {image via Harper’s Bazaar}

6. Neutral Nudes

A modest and feminine nude manicure looks warm and romantic and is perfect for everyday wear. Our fave look was from designer Gabriela Perezutti, who paired up with OPI, where models with lacquered with “Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.”  Also a hit for fall was the buffed out beige from Alexander Wang.

Picture 21 {image via Beauty Launch Pad}

On model: OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, $9.00.

More nice nudes: Butter London All Hail the Queen, $15.00, Sephora Collection Nail Polish in Beige Pink, $5.00.

Which nail trend are you looking forward to testing this season? Any of your current faves we didn’t list? Comment and share your ideas below!

XX, Mackenzie

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TH Fall 2013 Ad Campaign Awards


As the famous and adored September issues are known for their super-sized page counts, we all know the real bulk is in the ads. After all, September issues are for the consumer to use as their Fall fashion bibles, right? But the ads don’t stop there. From TV, to billboards, to Instagram and even Vine, fashion ads are everywhere you look and we’re here to hand out awards for our faves.

Best Girl Gang: ZARA

This ad makes us want to hang with these girls, shop with these girls, and be these girls. The matching hats and all black ensembles adds to the badass-ness.


Most Likely to Make You Want to Go to School: TOMMY HILFIGER DENIM

College prep king Tommy Hilfiger is known for his classic Americana group ads, but this year’s TH Denim ad is making us feel nostalgically collegiate.



Most Creative (or Most Likely to Make You Go WTF?….):  KENZO

Kenzo always exhibits funky and fresh designs and patterns, and this time this eccentric personality goes beyond the runway and onto ads. Bugs, pins, mini-people, tweezers? Nightmare? Brillance? Not sure what to call them, but these ads sure grabbed our attention.




I love a good celeb cameo, and as Michelle Williams and Nicole Kidman show us, their talents go far beyond the silver screen. Absolutely flawless, we couldn’t pick one!




Okay, no words are really needed here. LOOK AT THESE TWO! Simply beautiful.



While most designers don’t feature themselves in ads (ahem, except Marc Jacobs),  Jason Wu went for it and nailed it. It looks like Wu and Turlington were just hanging out having a fun lunch and someone happened to snap a shot of them (which may very well be the case here). Definitely makes me want to hang with Jason Wu.




It’s quite obvious Ms. Delevingne (still practicing on my pronunciation) is the new IT girl. She’s nailed the pout, the stare, and those eyebrows!



Most Glamorous: DIOR

The location, the clothes, the makeup, the hair, everything about Dior seems to always scream classic glamour, and this Fall campaign brought all of these elements together in an almost magical looking scene.


Best by Budget Retailer: H&M

The epitome of effortless beauty, Gisele Bundchen, showcases H&M’s Fall line in a simple, chic, very Brit-inspired ad.



Picture 8

Clean black and whites keep our eyes on those amazing boots the whole time. Want.Want.Want.

Picture 7

Most Popular/Crowd Favorite/Best Ad/TH FAVE: TOM FORD


Every since Jay decided to rock Tom Ford, it seems like everyone else does too. Whether you’re a newbie or die-hard Ford fan, we can all agree this campaign is killer. Simple, yet bold; busy, yet pulled together, Ford pulled off the perfect campaign. The 80s themed colors, perfectly posed same trio of models, simple white backgrounds, the list goes on.  I can’t find anything I don’t like about this campaign. What do you think?


Now it’s your turn to weigh in. What ad was your absolute favorite? Share in the comments below!



Beauty, Featured, Features, Hair, Uncategorized

Product Junkie: BB Cream…For Hair? YES!!!

BB cream for hair

Remember the hype? The “all-in -one miracle product” that came to change the beauty game forever? I’m talking about the wildly popular BB and CC creams that have completely taken over, replaced foundation, and have planted themselves permanently into our morning routines. If you haven’t already given in to this new(ish) found phenomenon, the new addition to the BB fam is sure to get you hooked. Introducing BB and CC creams for your hair!

BB cream for hair

Thank the hair gods.

Now my hair problems (well, most of them) can be tamed and treated in the same “10 solutions, 1 step” fashion as my skin, thanks to the BB/CC magic. This product, released initially by Pantene, can be used on wet or dry hair and boasts 10 hair solutions we can all benefit from: silky softness, enhanced shine, moisture, frizz control, tamed fly-aways, manageability, repaired rough hair, strength against damage, smoothness, and heat protection. Honestly, what more could you need?

Be mindful.

There’s one important thing to keep in mind when trying this trend: be mindful of your hair type. If you have oily hair, use less product and apply away from roots to avoid excess oil build up as this product is chock full of moisturizers. It may be best to apply on dry hair for your first time use so you can gauge the correct amount (it’s harder to tell how much product you apply while hair is still wet). For dry hair, apply when wet prior to drying to avoid a frizzy, post blow-out mess. Keep in mind the amount of product you are using, start with a quarter size and apply more post blow drying where necessary.

Overall, I love this product. I’m a huge fan of anything that can cut my routine time down (I think I’ve got a best time of 8 minutes). Strong enough to tame my tresses, but light enough for everyday use, definitely an A+ in my book.


Try the trend.

Aside from Pantene, other brands have taken to the trend, check em’ out below. Let us know what you think of the BB takeover!

1. Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Créme $15.87 for 2-pack

2. Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction $25.00

3. It’s a 10 Hair Care Miracle Silk Smoothing Balm $19.99

4. Keratin Perfect 1-in-1 Hair BB Multi-Action Beauty Balm $28.00


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Friday Find: Kate Spade Clutches for 35 Bucks!

designer deal: kate spade

I am loving writing the Friday Find. It’s making me excited to shop and this designer deal is one you won’t want to pass up. These fun Kate Spade clutches are more than half off, coming is at $35.

kate spade sale

The bags are technically considered canvas cosmetic pouches, but are clearly meant to wear as the main attraction – they’re far to cute to keep inside your purse. Bags have a zip-top closure and are trimmed with leather.

Style Tip: Store your key essentials in the bag for quick trips and fun outings and toss in your bigger bag for work and days that require carrying more.

So which bag do you prefer?

kate spade sale


designer deal: kate spade sale



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Exclusive: Kohl’s Fall 2013 Fashion Preview

fall 2013 fashion
I hate to be the one bringing up Fall Fashion in the middle of summer, but ladies – it’s never too early to start preparing for the next season! Trend Hungry had the chance to get an exclusive preview of what Kohl’s has to offer for fall and we are DYING to give you the 411 on what’s out there! Whether it’s the start of a new school year, a new job, or a crazy adventure; you better be ready to fashionably rock and roll into any situation!
EMBELLISHMENTS, STUDS and PRINTS is where it’s at! Rock & Republic, Call It Spring and Jennifer Lopez’s collections are perfect for school, work, and our favorite … PLAY TIME!
Hi this is Trend Hungry and we’re here to give you a personal forecast for what your closet can be expecting in the fall season:

1. Rock & Republic Black Laser Cutout Tee ($44)

How amazing is this detailed tee? Pair it with jeans, a colorful blazer, flats if you’re running around to class or heels if you’re a young professional and perfection- your outfit is complete! This tee is available in August, so it’s wearable in every season, for every occasion, not to mention it’s super cute!

2. Rock & Republic Camo Leggings ($48)

If you didn’t get the memo, CAMO is back! Well, it never really left but you don’t want to be the only person NOT rocking camouflage. These leggings will hit stores in September and are great for a ladies night out or cheering on your football team! Camo leggings + studded wedges + a white button up= #1 fall fashionista.

3. Jennifer Lopez Embellished Sweatshirt ($48)

How cute is this sweatshirt?! The reason we love it so much is because it’s versatile, comfy and practical. The embellishments on the sleeves allow it to be as casual as you want or as formal as you can make it. Hitting stores in September, it’s perfect for a quick trip to the gym, grabbing coffee with friends on a lazy Sunday or keeping it cool with Casual Fridays at the office.

4. Call It Spring Riding  Boots ($98)


It’s time to get your street grunge on! These boots are a must have and essential for your every day life. Stand out amongst the masses with these killer studded riding boots that match great with jeans, skirts or shorts. You can get so much wear out of these boots, I don’t know why you wouldn’t get them!

5. Call It Spring Scadlock Booties ($75)


Elevate your style a tad with these fun booties. These unique, detailed shoes are tame enough to rock to the office or your internship but funky enough to rock to a concert or your friend’s basement party. Let these booties bring the crazy, rocker out of you…plus, they’ll totally get everyone’s attention because they look unlike anything that’s in stores!

6.  Jennifer Lopez Jeweled Sheath Dress

Jennifer Lopez Look 6

If you were looking to add color to your wardrobe, well – here you go! This dress is a must have because it’s sexy, will grab everyone’s attention (in a good way),  and is super funky. Try with patterned heels or nude wedges. The jewels on the neckline draw enough attention, so skip out on accessory overdose!

Well, there you have it! Six pieces we think will give you tons of wear, won’t kill your wallet and will have heads turning all season!! Be sure to stop by Kohl’s in the fall to snatch up these pieces and CallItSpring.com right now to grab those fab boots!


What are you most excited about rocking this fall?

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3 Summer Hair Trends: Philly Blog Love Heads to Headhouse Salon

philly blogger event

Last night, Philly Blog Love members gathered at Headhouse Salon for an exclusive event featuring a VIP tour of the salon, hair tutorials, tasty cocktails, and sweet cupcake truffle treats from Ms Goody Cupcake!

Philly Blogger Event

Hosted by our Trend Hungry Blogger-in-Chief, Jessie welcomed guests to Headhouse Salon’s absolutely stunning space;  a large, lofty, and chic salon with rafter ceilings and exposed brick walls, bringing together the aesthetics of uptown salons and the edge and simplicity of downtown Philadelphia. Owners Jade, Missy, and Meighan are so warm and welcoming, and offer the perfect combination of professionalism and easy-going attitudes we all look for when hunting for the perfect salon.

After our tour of the salon (and their outdoor deck!), bloggers were given demos on the top  summer hair trends and were able to pick a trend to try out for themselves:

Philly Fashion Blogger Event

1. Summer Shades 

Philly Blogger Hair event

Adding a bit of funky color to your locks is a surefire way to pump up your hair for the summer. Pops of pink, purple, blues, and peach look great as accents, or, if you’re feeling bold, as all over color (a la Katy Perry). Either look can be achieved flawlessly with extensions from Great Lengths, which last 3-5 months and you never have to worry about the color fading or damaging hair. Win-win! (Stop by Headhouse Salon to schedule a  consultation on Great Lengths keratin-bonded extensions, for any color hair!)

2. Beach Bum Blowout

Philly Blogger Event

Relaxed, beachy waves are the go-to look for summer. This carefree style is easy to create: twist towel-dried hair in big sections and blast with diffuser, keeping the twist in tact (twist and pin sections to head for added oomph). When dry, remove twists and shake out hair to reveal beachy, textured waves. My beach blowout was amplified by Arrojo Hair cream, which gave my locks added texture and wave without looking or feeling weighed down. As the day goes on, your waves will get looser and a bit messier, but that’s the beauty of this look; it’s not meant to be perfect! Here I am getting my makeup done by Jade after trying out the beach bum.

3. Fishtail

Philly Blog Love Event

The trendy update of the classic braid (modeled by the night’s host and styled by Meighan). Fishtail braids are EVERYWHERE, yet a  lot of us are still in the dark on how to create one. Luckily, the Headhouse stylists are pros and went step-by-step to show Philly Blog Lovers how it’s done. First, divide hair in two sections. Take a small section of hair from the outer edge of one section and cross over to bring to the opposite side (overlapping as you would for a standard braid). Repeat with a small section from the other side, tightening braid as you continue. Repeat this process and tie off end with an elastic. Directions always seem more complex than they are, so try this one for yourself, it’s way easier than it looks!!

Philadelphia Fashion Blogger Gifting Suite

And there was a SURPRISE!! A popup gifting suite!!! In addition to getting to leave with a new style, each guest got to leave with a slew of Summer Style goodies!!

philly blogger gifting suite

Tee shirts from Organik Clothing // Brush on Sunblock from Susan Posnick //Summer fragrance from Demeter // Tanning & Teeth Whitening from Luminosity // Tint Hair Chalk from Fine Featherheads // Nail Wraps from Jamberry

Philly Blog Love Group Shot

Thanks Headhouse Salon and Philly Blog Love for an amazing event – full of tips, sips, treats … not to mention we all left with a new summer style of our own! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future! Xx

P.S. For more pic check out the photo album on the Philly Blog Love Facebook Page!

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Reuse & Repurpose Your Accessories – Trend Bite


Get inventive girl! A true Trend Hungry fashionista must think outside the box and have fun with style. Do boring pieces that everyone owns win the compliments? Well, sometimes. But, really fabulous style is making it your own, like I did here with by turning by necklace into a hair accessory. video-blog-hair-tip

Even though here at Trend Hungry we like to keep up and be the first on our block to rock blue mascara, it’s all in the styling. So wear the trend your own way and make it work for your life, style, and budget. The more YOU you make the trend, the more amazing it looks!

Did you like this tip? Let’s chat it up in the comments below!

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Beat the Heat: 8 No Sweat Beauty Products You Need This Summer

meltproof  makeup

All of us have been there, those humid days when you HAVE to be outside (for a wedding, a party, a family reunion, whatever) and your makeup doesn’t make it past the first 20 minutes. Soon you find yourself a sweaty mess, complete with clumping or cakey foundation, melting liner, and sticky lips. This, ladies, is the summer face melt. Yikes.

meltproof makeup

I can’t be the only one who is struggling to keep it together in this crazy summer heat. Being hot, sticky, and uncomfortable only irritates me, but luckily I’ve found some solutions to staying pretty and preventing the classic (and all too familiar) “face melt” of summer beauty. Hey, at least now we have long lasting, humidity proof makeup to be happy about, right?!

1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector SPF 30, $7.19. We’ve already discussed the magic of BB creams, but these really come in handy during the summer heat. One product, one application, and one easy step to a smooth, even, fresh face. Being a multi-tasking product really helps, so you don’t have to layer on moisturizer, primer, and foundation (which tend to cake up and melt in the heat). The SPF will keep you protected from those harmful UVs!


2. Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Customer Bronzer Blush & Eye Shadow, $9.19. This lightweight compact is a triple threat of bronzer, blush and shadow. The light reflecting properties of shimmery shades of golden tans and browns are perfect for a long-lasting beachy glow and don’t require layers of application.

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Customer Bronzer Blush & Eye Shadow

3. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer, $20.00. The name says it all! Insure your lids with this sweat-proof primer. Shadows and liners will stay on all day without worry, and this primer consistently gets top knotch reviews; definitely worth the 20 dollar investment!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

4. Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner, $18.00. Known for her tattoos, Ms. Von D’s liner is almost as permanent. This stuff really sticks, throughout the heat, water and whatever else you’ll be getting into this summer, this is your liner! With it’s exact precision and durability, you can even use it to create temporary tattoos!
5. Maybelline Full N’ Soft Waterproof Mascara, $7.99. For all of those waterproof mascaras out there that I’ve tried, this one has to be my favorite. Lashes stay long and full even after water exposure.
6. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, $7.49. This conditioning tinted lip balm is neither thick nor sticky and provides just enough color to make your lips pop. If you’ve already got your summer tan going, shades of orange (try Tutti Frutti) reeaaally pop against tanned skin!
7. The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz, $18.00. If the heat is really bringing ya down, lightly spritz face and neck with this Vitamin C power packed solution. It’ll Instantly wake you up and refresh without disturbing your makeup.
Quick Tip:Throw in the fridge on an extra-hot day for a quick cool down.
8. Clean & Clear Instant Oil Absorbing Sheets, $4.49. Hands down the best product to have if you get shiny! These mini miracle sheets blot away shine and oil (yes, and sweat) to get you back to a matte-looking finish.
There will be plenty of heat waves coming, now you’ll be able to ride them out without looking like a hot mess.


Do you have any must-have products for the summer to ward off face melt?! I’d love to know, I’m always on the lookout. Comment and share your faves!
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