6 Trends of Summer 2020 That You Need to Try

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Written by AnnaMarie Jones

Long awaited summer time is finally here and the world is still in a state of uncertainty. While there’s a lot that’s stressful nowadays, your look shouldn’t be one of them. I would love nothing more than to share some colorful, lighthearted and positive vibes with you through six of the hottest trends making their way into the season. We will get through these weird times and we’ll do it together, just with a cuter look than what we were sporting during quarantine.

Our eyes are the ones doing most of the talking during these days of wearing masks, so why not make them stand out? Bold looks, for both eye shadow and liners, are huge this summer and 2020 so far as a whole. So many have already taken their artistic touch to their makeup application from vibrant eyeliner creations with various shapes and patterns to their own attempt at the smoked out “Alexa Demie” fox eye look. We’re bringing “smizing” back and making Tyra Banks proud this summer.

The next look that everyone is recreating, I’ve had my whole life, so really one could say I’ve been a trendsetter from the start. Or I just say it. Either way, the hot look is freckles! Just as we predicted for 2020 trends in our 2019 wrap-up blog, people are starting to love natural looks more and more and are happy sharing that. Those whose freckles come out naturally in the sun and those who need to dot on a few at the end of their daily skin care and makeup routines, are all in love with the sun kissed look.

With a natural face becoming a crowd favorite, that brings us to skin care. Summer is the best time to let our skin breathe and soak up some vitamin D but we also must be gentle with and protect our skin while doing so. The number one way to keep your natural skin healthy and glowy is to have a trusty sunscreen with you throughout the season. A sunscreen that only focuses on protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays and doesn’t mess around with parabens, sulfates or fragrances. If you want your bare skin to be the staple look of your summer season, make sure to keep it protected and healthy.

Our faces aren’t the only thing taking natural form this summer. Natural hair patterns are popping up more and more as 2020 goes on. Whether it be letting your curl patterns be free or not putting heat to your naturally straightened hair, the look of fresh out of the shower, big and bouncy or effortless beach wave hairstyles are the perfect fit to the natural vibes 2020 has already been giving off for beauty trends.

So let’s talk more about hair. Quarantine gave us a lot of time to sit and think about our choices. Some of us remained calm and waited for our favorite stylists to be back behind the chair.. some of us took matters (and scissors) into our own hands. With that being said, front bangs are making a statement, and with various styles. Short, vintage inspired bangs. Full, choppy bangs that perfectly pair the also currently popular modern shag. And of course, the timeless, long 70’s style bangs. Maybe it’s boredom, maybe it’s a new found courage we met during hours of one-on-one time with ourselves. Either way, bangs are back and I am not mad about it.

As just mentioned, so much excitement is happening around front bangs right now. But do you really know excitement unless you’ve colored your bangs a completely different color from the rest of your hair? Hard to tell. I’d say you’re missing out if you haven’t at least seen the newest hair trend. People of all ages have been getting creative with their front bang expression and applying vibrant colors to the hair surrounding their face. No, it may not be for everyone, but whether the hair is bleached a few tones lighter than the rest of your head or the color is a vibrant fuchsia, there’s no doubt that this hair trend will be one of the hottest of the summer!

As we continue to move along throughout the year, the most important trend of all is our health. Keeping the health and well being of ourselves and others around us is what will make the summer and the rest of 2020 the best it can possibly be.

Stay Relaxed and Treat Yourself While at Home

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I can’t be the only one who feels like they’re slowly becoming a lead character in an isolation film. Like I’m a famous romance novelist being trapped in the mountains until I create the perfect ending to my next book. Or I’ve lost my mind inside a haunted hotel where only twins are the checked in guests. Either way, we are in some really weird times right now. It’s easy to feel disconnected or frazzled when things around us are a bit crazy, but just because you’re spending all this time with yourself doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to enjoy it. I’d like to offer up some easy, at-home tricks to keep yourself calm and relaxed with little to no effort. We all deserve to unwind while live rebalances. Put down the red paint, it’s not quite the time to start making friends out of your kid’s volleyball.

 

When I know I’m going to be spending an extended amount of time in my house or in one space, I like to make the area as calming and comforting as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to have essential oils on deck. Whether you’re drawing yourself a hot bath for alone time or you’re creating a relaxing space for the whole household, using essential oils that use soothing ingredients really make all the difference. Adding a few drops into your bubble bath or in a diffuser is all you need. In times like this, it would be best to use oils that focus on anxiety, sleep and calmness, and luckily there are a good amount of them that target all three. Lavender, chamomile, rose, jasmine and bergamot are a handful of ingredients you’ll find in essential oils that work to relax your mind and body. If you’re planning an at-home spa day or want to keep the calm vibes around everyday, make sure to have your favorite essential oil handy to set the tone and kick off your relaxation.

How many of us have wished they could call up their hairstylist for a house call appointment during the past few months? I’m right there with you. All I ask of you is to put away any scissors or thoughts of trimming your own hair and temporarily treat your dried ends in a safer way. You may not know it but you could very easily have all the ingredients to make your own hair mask right in your kitchen cabinets. Although nothing can beat having a fresh shampoo and style or conditioning treatment we can come close with some simple remedies. Instead of using your overripe bananas for banana bread (I mean… you could do both) pair it with an avocado and some coconut oil for a moisturizing hair mask. The natural oils and potassium of the banana will prevent split ends and breakage by protecting the elasticity of your hair, while the avocado will provide vitamin B to help the strength and growth of your hair. You can take it one step further by substituting the banana for a lemon and adding honey and some of your lavender essential oil while it’s handy and create a mask that acts as a natural, antibacterial detangler and scalp conditioner. Other simple ingredients you can use in various mixtures are egg yolk, olive oil, yogurt, sweet potato and apple cider vinegar. It’ll be easier explaining the leftover banana chunks in your hair to your stylist rather than showing up with a homemade buzz cut.

If you’re someone who doesn’t have time for homemade beauty and wellness remedies, we’re lucky enough to know a top skincare line that will let you pick out your favorite skincare products from home to be shipped right to your doorstep, without leaving your bed. I have sensitive skin, especially right now when I don’t have access to facials by my favorite estheticians but thankfully some of my favorite masks are made by Farmhouse Fresh who just so happen to make restocking my skincare products easy even when we have to stay at home. After spending only $30 picking out my products, which trust me is very easy to do, I then go right over to pick out my favorite hand cream to get completely free! With using the code KNICK at checkout, I’m able to get my facial products plus a bonus product as well. Especially now, it’s nice to have those additional luxuries sent right to your front door.

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Lastly, it may seem simple but something as small as moving your body and being active can drastically increase your overall mood. By participating in an online workout video, practicing your favorite yoga poses or even just stretching and going for a walk outside in the fresh air, you gain many benefits such as improved sleep, better focus throughout the day and an overall improved mindset. 

During these strange times, we need to remember that keeping ourselves and our well being in mind is a top priority and shouldn’t be pushed aside. By using these simple tips and tricks that can easily be accomplished from the comfort of your home, I hope you’re able to use the time with yourself to focus your mind and treat yourself to moments of relaxation.