5 90s Trends Making A Comeback This Summer

5 90s Trends Making A Comeback This Summer

The 90s are back, and we aren't mad about it
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Summer is the perfect time to spruce up your wardrobe and try something new! This summer season, fashion seems to be heavily influenced by the best time period ever; the 90s. With soft grunge looks and the whole “ugly/pretty” style coming back, we can be confident that we will be cute and comfortable, with a cool edge this summer. So grab a pen or pencil and get ready to jot down some notes on these five hot summer trends to look out for this summer that are sure to have you looking like the perfect 90s queen you know you are.


1. Mom Jeans

Don’t let the name fool you, these jeans are not only reserved for you mom! This style of jeans first made their debut in the early 90s when ladies decided they were through with the tight pants of the 80s and desired a more loose fit at the bottom. These iconic, super high-waisted, slightly baggy jeans blew up during the 90s and they have crept their way back into our closets. If you are itching to tap into your 90s mom side this summer try styling a pair with a simple tank top or short sleeved top, a cool belt, and a sleek pair of sandals or sneakers.

2. Scrunchies

For some unknown reason the scrunchie became extremely popular in the late 80s and remained popular for most of the 90s. This fabric covered hair elastic was invented in 1987 by Rommy H. Revson who was house-sitting when this genius idea struck her. The hair accessory was eventually refered to as the “Scrunchie” seeing as the fabric would “scrunch up” when you put it in your hair. Well get excited again ladies because these cute little hair accessories are back in full force. Go nuts this summer and jazz up your boring old pony tail with a born-again classic!

3. Choker Necklaces

Choker necklaces were around long before the 1990s, as they were actually worn by women of ancient civilizations, however the necklace took over the 90s in many ways. From the classic choker that made a resurgence in the early 90s, to the gothic fashion statement in the mid-90s, and finally to those beloved tattoo chokers most popular in the late 90s that even I can remember fondly. Now these neck-hugging beauties have made a comeback once again just in time for summer. For a modern twist on an old classic, try opting for a delicate chain choker layered with other necklaces or go for a classic black choker for a more edgy vibe.

4. Denim Skirts

Denim skirts of all shapes and sizes were very popular in the 90s. From long floor length denim skirts, to super short, scandalous denim skirts, the 90s saw them all. Now a denim skirt is a classic you can thank the hippies of the 1960s for as they invented this new style by recycling their old jeans and turning them into long denim skirts. Now I don’t recommend a long denim skirt on a hot summer day but a nice mid length one with some cute detailing is the perfect new piece to amp up your summer wardrobe.

5. Crop Tops

Crop tops “popped up” majorly in 90s pop culture. 90s icons such as Britney Spears and Cher Horowitz seemed to effortlessly pull off numerous different crop top looks that made us common folk swoon over their fashion sense. Since then crop tops have been in and out of style but have made a major comeback within the past year and a half it seems. Crop tops are a perfect summer staple that can help you stay cool and look great. This summer, try pairing your favorite crop top with some mom jeans and a choker necklace for a totally tubular 90s throwback look with a modern twist.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Sexism In The Makeup Industry Has Got To Go

It's twenty-eighteen, y'all, and dudes can do makeup too.

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Go into just about any beauty store, and you will find a visibly uncomfortable-looking guy hesitantly following his girlfriend around the stacks of foundation and matte lipsticks. Heck, walk into your local Walmart and you can find dudes pointedly steering away from the makeup isles. You would think Maybelline and Cover Girl carried the plague, not affordable makeup lines.

Here's the thing:

Wearing foundation on your skin doesn't make you a male or a female.

Your chromosomes determine that.

Enjoying applying makeup isn't a one-gender-fits-all sort of situation.

Gender is made up anyway, so there goes that excuse.

Finding pleasure in having clean, clear skin, taking care of your body, and using "beauty" products doesn't decide who or what you are.

You do.

The makeup industry is one of the most women-driven fields out there, but that really is not something to celebrate. Girls dominate the makeup industry because guys aren't "allowed" to partake in the art that truly is makeup (they are called makeup artists for a reason). There are a lot of reasons for this, and none of them are good for men, women, nonbinary individuals, or other gender non-conforming people.

Society hyper-feminizes makeup.

Men make fun of men who like makeup.

People consider makeup to be misleading, to be put on as a show for others' entertainment.

Really, makeup is about making yourself happy, about putting the things you feel inside and showcasing them for the world. It is for making yourself feel good, for creating a living piece of art on your face or body. Makeup takes skill and practice, hours of refining and finesse. It is an expressive art.

Not being a femme woman does not mean your makeup interests should be policed. If you think makeup is cool, do makeup. If you don't like makeup, don't do makeup.

It really is as simple as that.

The thing about this constant battle of who is allowed to do makeup and in what context or for whom that bothers me most, is by doing this, we are preventing incredibly talented individuals from rising to the top in the industry.

Take the makeup artist in the cover image for this very article as an example. Manny is arguably one of the most talented makeup artists of this generation. His YouTube following is made up of over five million subscribers, and his Instagram also has surpassed the 5M followers mark. Not only is Manny incredibly skilled with a brush and makeup palette, but he is charming, witty, compassionate, and entertaining. His newly released makeup line, Lunar Beauty, is a testament to his legacy as an MUA.

Think. Dream. Create. This is how Lunar Beauty finds inspiration to create a world filled with life and color. By blending Manny's passion and experience, we have concocted cosmetics and designed apparel that both men and women will love.

Manny is not the only guy out there slaying the makeup game, and people like him are slowly breaking down the sexist barrier in the makeup industry.

Makeup is all about self-expression. Nobody should get to pick and choose who is allowed to participate.

If you are a gal and you feel threatened by a guy's wickedly sharp cut-crease, grow up and open up your mind. Complement him. Support him. Ask him for tips.

If you are a guy and some pigmented powder threatens your masculinity, go sniff some beef jerky and you'll be fine. Just because your fragile sense of self is easily deconstructed, it does not mean everyone else needs to follow suit.

Let people enjoy the harmless things they enjoy.

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