All or Nothing: September's Beauty Guide

For those still rocking summer freckles and a sunny disposition leftover from August's glory days, keep on keeping on as they say. Undone makeup will never go out of style, especially when paired with this season's preferred matte finish. This autumn is all about precision. Whether sheer, barely there tones or heavy-handed hues with an explosion of pigment, both styles are aptly fitting as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer.

Check out a few of our favorite fall trends below with a few products from our shop to help you get the look!

Image via  @smashboxcosmetics

Crimson Lips

Crimson, the unofficial go-to makeup hue this fall, contrasts past seasons ethereal vibe with a touch of mystery and romance. Keep the rest of your look minimal to balance the powerful lip or add a touch of smudged eyeliner and blush to echo the classic 80's glamazons in Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love". Either way, these lips were made to pout no matter what the temperature.

Eyebrows for Days

It would seem the bold brow is going nowhere fast so hold onto those eyebrow pencils, tinting appointments and, whatever you do, drop those tweezers. The natural vibe is one of our favorite looks and with light makeup, pink toned lips - try locally made Bonnie Tinted Lip Balm - all signs point to big brows.

Metallurgy Mania

Metallics, in all different shades and applications, add a hint of sheen to this season's hyper pigmented obsession. Try a swath of silver over your eyelids for an easy application or a gold lip for unexpected glamour. (Left Image via @peterphilipsmakeup / Right Image via @tomford)

Dusky Rose Tones

Image via  @tomford

Image via @tomford

Pink, dusky hues take monochromatic makeup to a whole new level and are the epitome of versatile on most skin tones..

Barefaced Beauty

Image via  @smashboxcosmetics

Keep your face low-key with a matte finish. Understated yet perfectly you, be sure to moisturize so skin looks fresh and not dry.

Heavy on the Cateye

Image via  @maisonmargiela

Image via @maisonmargiela

Bust the liquid liner out because cat eye's are back in a big way. The bolder the better with these bad boys stunners.

No matter what makeup trend has you ready for sweater weather and cooler temps, healthy skin is a must. To attain a clear, fresh-faced canvas, be sure to check out our selection of Chicago made Bonnie products - i.e. the pore refining mask or herbal skin tonic - to give your skin a naturally beautiful glow regardless of the BB cream or matte powder you choose to try out.

 

- KCH

Fall Accessories are In!

Quite arguably one of the best seasons for stylish dressing, fall is here and layers are back! This week, we decided to highlight a few of our favorite autumnal fashion finds. Stop in to check out these pieces in person or peruse our online shop for the latest and greatest from our shelves to yours!

Add a pop of color with this patterned scarf!

Comes in red or blue, oh yeah!

Go for a carefree, boho vibe with the addition of a little swingy fringe to your ensemble, whether from a wristlet or comfy, cozy poncho.

Up your bag game with this two-for-one tote. Whether you choose the showstopper plum or beige's understated appeal, this sizable bag is the ultimate fall essential no matter where your day takes you!

 

 

 

Needless to say, we here at OSB are ready for fall fashion!

This is just the beginning...

KCH

Warm amber, beige and caramel tones are this season's staple hue and the perfect neutral to pair with statement jewelry.

Hardware never looked so good! These cutesy feather hair clips and bracelet strike the perfect balance between playful and chic.

Au Naturel: Fall Hair Trends

Along with pumpkin spiced lattes and pumpkin beer, back-to-school shopping and much lauded jacket weather, hairstyles are typically in for a reboot or revamp this time of year. With rich, deep hues and lived-in texture at this season's forefront, it would seem our hair is in for a naturally inspired vibe, heavy on the romance. Whether you decide to add finger waves or finally grow out that LOB, this fall is all about keeping your hair perfectly you. And don't worry, funky colors still have a special place in our heart here at OSB so last season's pastel palette most definitely made our list, again. Though these bright and bold hues were technically a summer trend, we won't tell if you don't!

Tortoise Shell Hair Color

Just as the leaves change color this time of year, it would seem those of us who dye our hair also favor a darker, richer hue - especially as the summer streaks fade out. Dubbed the Tortoise Shell Technique, or for those Francophiles: écaille, this dye method enriches and deepens hair's hue through a mixture of various shades and distinct placement of highlights and lowlights. No matter what the technique is called, we love the look. See you later ombré, we're all about écaille this fall. (Image via Folica)

Silky Sleek Low Slung Pony

After the warmer months wreak havoc on your locks sometimes the best repair is a sleek ponytail. Low slung and clean, this style was made bulky sweaters and heavy jackets - no more hair meets zipper fiascos with this look! Fashion and beauty site, Byrdie, gives a tutorial on how to achieve this simple pony sans flyaways in three minutes. Add a touch of hardware - a barrette or clip - for some added drama and you have the perfect updo that feels more like a down do. (Image via Byrdie)

Mid Length Shag

  Image via  Alexa Chung  

  Image via Alexa Chung 

This hairstyle is so of the moment, we couldn't help but highlight two photos of our favorite fashionistas rocking the answer to 2014's LOB. For those who have been living under a hairball, the long bob was everywhere last year and now, as hair grows longer the mid length look appears to be the next step in the cut's natural progression. The ends hit just at the collarbone, allowing for a universally flattering style. Add a touch of texture and bedhead style - try sea salt spray if you haven't already - and you are set to go. The best part about this subtle shag is a little tousle and muss goes a long way so fear not when fall frizz comes to town. This style behaves best when hair is a tiny touch unkempt.

   Image via  Always Judging

   Image via Always Judging

Statement BOB

Image via  Refinery 29  

Image via Refinery 29 

Though bobs and lobs may be on their way out, for those who do decide to rock the longer bob into the colder months ahead we snagged this showstopper of a cut from the article "The Raddest Fall Haircut Trends From L.A.'s Top Stylists" on Refinery 29. To keep a bob on the fresher side of life add few face-framing pieces to lighten the blunt edges and give a little room for play. Curl with loose finger waves, or blow dry straight, sometimes a little update on a classic style is all you need!

My Little Pony Pastels Continue

Call it a holdover from summer but we cannot give up on the pastel trend just yet. These softer, fadeaway colors bring an unexpected pop of whimsy to your everyday routine and that is what we here at OSB are all about. Whether you opt for a dusky rose or seaweed green, one should be warned: this hair is the epitome of high-maintenance. With the color's short lifespan and special conditioning needs to ward off the dreaded fried ends, be sure to check out The Beauty Department's awesome breakdown on everything pastel. While the days may get shorter, there is no reason your hair cannot stay rainbow bright. (Image via The Beauty Department)

Are there any hair trends you are particularly excited for this season? Let us know in the comments below!

- KCH