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Blame it on Pinterest but it seems like the pastel and silver hair trends are here to stay. People are always asking me about my fun-colored hair so I decided to put all my knowledge (and my amazing stylist’s) in one convenient post. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about dyeing your hair pastel or silver. Want even more? Don’t forget to subscribe to the ASOR newsletter!

Many apologies for the radio silence on A State of Ruin, lately. These past few months have been crazy busy! My recent move to Louisville went off without a hitch and it feels AMAZING to be back in the same city as my wonderful partner, Dakota. But you didn’t really think I would pass up a blog post on Halloween weekend did you?! If you are a major procrastinator (like me), check out some of my looks from this year’s #ASORHALLOWEEN for a little creepy inspo! Don’t forget to follow

Braids are the perfect (and chic) solution to the long nights and hair-ruining humidity of summer. From causal to flirty, there are endless ways to style your braids which makes them perfect for every occasion. Try these 3 looks this summer for beautiful braids that will last all day. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@state_of_ruin) for even more summer-time inspiration!

Bluemercury. Haven’t heard of it, yet? You will. Bluemercury was created by Marla Malcolm Beck in 1999 as a one-stop shop for people to find their favorite department beauty brands in one relaxed environment (they even have spa treatments available in store!). Growing from one storefront to multiple locations and eventually getting picked up by Macy’s this year for a cool 120 million dollars,  Bluemercury has the promise of spreading like wildfire. Plus, since it boasts lines like Bobbi Brown, NARS and Estee Lauder, not to mention top-of-the-line skincare products, you can bet your bottom

It’s time to let go of those smokey eye pinterest tutorials. S/S 16 RUNWAYS had us drooling over surprising pops of color. This summer, take a page from fashion week and brighten your lids with bold monocromatic looks. To get started, check out my three takes on this season’s hot new trend. Which one is your favorite? Comment below! Do You Dare is a new ASOR series for the badass babe. In this blogging series, I will uncover the newest, most daring trends in beauty and style. All you have to worry

Love long-wear mattes but hate shrink wrapping your lips into a dry desert? Matte lipsticks are great but they aren’t exactly known for their luxe, soft formula. Enter Jeffree Star Cosmetics. JS has taken over with his Velour Liquid Lipsticks. From naughty nudes to bold hues, these lipsticks are taking the internet by storm. The surprisingly breathable formula packs a major color-punch that lasts all day and well into the night. Move over mattes, there is a new babe in town. **Jeffree Star Cosmetics is cruelty free and vegan, yay! DIRTY

Big Giveaway

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It’s been one whole year since we started  Thread Cincinnati and we are so grateful for all the support we’ve been given since we started this new adventure! In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, we want to spoil one of our readers with a gift any girl would love! By using the rafflecopter below, you’ll be entered to win the coveted + blogger-favorite Clare Vivier leopard clutch, a gorgeous Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace, and a L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lip Color! We love all of our readers and really want

Halloween Looks

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Still don’t know what to be for Halloween? That’s okay. These three drop-dead looks will have you turning heads this weekend! If you have any questions about products or application feel free to comment below or email me 🙂 Remember to follow my Instagram @state_of_ruin for even more Halloween looks. Ice Queen Use Nyx Loose Eyeshadow in Ultra Pearl Mania for that perfect “frozen” shimmer and seasonal floral stems to create an ice crown fir for a queen. Don’t forget to shade using a gray-toned eye shadow! Top the look off  by lining your

Move over red, there is a new color in town. From creamy corals to cool clementines, orange lippies are popping up in all types and shades. While the red lip will forever be a classic, orange is giving a new breath of life to an otherwise overplayed lipstick color.I tried out four different orange-shaded lip colors ranging from matte to high-shine to see if the orange lip could really replace such a classic. All I have to say is… It was nice knowing you, Red.   Kat Von D totally delivers

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