February 28, 2015 Angela Melero Trends

Beauty Bucket List: 5 Adventurous Beauty Trends to Try Before You Die

How’s your taste for adventure? If your palate prefers the safe side of the beauty fence, this is the article for you girl! We don’t know if you heard, but you’re not getting any younger (sorry, but it’s true), and there is so much beauty to do out there. No we’re not saying to go out and shave your head, but we do think taking a plunge once in a while is good for the soul. Need some inspo? Check out these five beauty looks you MUST try at some point in your life.

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1.    The Pixie Cut

There is something so amazing, yet so frightening about the this dainty haircut, right? As chic as it is, the thought of chopping off your hair to the point of NPP (No Ponytail Possible) scares the daylights out of you. We understand that our hair is a security blanket of sorts for many of us, but sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind! This cut is great for showing off your lovely neck and complexion, so why not just give it a shot? If you hate, you can stock up on all those hats you’ve been marking on Pinterest and rockthem until your locks are long and lovely again!

2.    Pastel Hair

Don’t you want a fun story to tell your grandchildren? How about the time grandma (that’s you) rocked pink hair for a month like no one’s business? Take a chance and try experimenting with pretty pastels. They’re super in right now and are surprisingly subtle (compared to hot pink and neon green). If you’re too terrified to make a commitment, play around with temporary options like hair chalk (we love L’Oréal Profesionnel Hair Chalk). Take a walk on the wild, er, mild, side!

3.    Black Lipstick

We know you’re probably thinking black lipstick is the designated shade for Morticia Addams, you’d be right. However, we really think that goth babe was on to something! Black lipstick is super fun for a night on the town and actually super flattering! Pair it with a fun top knot and mini dress, and you will turning heads like no other!

4.    Polka Dot Cat Eye

Ok, so you’ve mastered the cat eye. Congrats. We couldn’t be prouder. Now it’s time to move on to the next challenge: dots. That’s right, next time you hit the town with the girls, razzle dazzle ‘em with a little polka dot cat eye! Even if it’s not your cup of tea, it’s quite the conversation starter. This look could help you catch the eye of some hottie next time you go out. Go for it!

5.    The Bob

Is No. 1 still marinating in your head? Well, let us propose an alternative to chopping off all your hair -- try chopping it halfway. Ease your way into a super-short cut by trying the tres chic bob that is all the rage in, well, everywhere! Before you go for the chin-length chop, read this guide on how to get the hippest bob ever (and avoid the dreaded Mom bob!).

Which of these will you be marking off your list first? Tell us in the comments below!

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