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Insta-Trends: Yes or No?

Insta-Trends: Yes or No?

Hi babes!

So many trends are created and made popular on Instagram. I thought it would be fun to sort through the different make up, fashion, or lifestyle trends we find on the gram and see which ones I'm down with and which ones I'm gonna have to pass on.

Just so we're clear, if I give something a "no" because it's not my thing.. that doesn't mean I'm throwing shade at someone who likes that trend or whoever I listed as an example. If you like something, rock it.. It doesn't matter what people have to say about it, okay honey!? So now that that's out of the way... let's talk some shit!

"Instagram Brows"

  picture via @air.vm

picture via @air.vm

This is probably the most popular Insta-trend and honestly, I'm here for it. I normally go for a more natural brow on an everyday basis but I love a bold brow... as long as they're done right!  YES!

Glitter Lips

  picture via @alexmarieartistry

picture via @alexmarieartistry

This is definitely not an everyday, just running to the store kinda look.. but it sure is cute! I wouldn't suggest wearing this out to dinner but out to the club (or just to take pictures) it's a YES from me!

"Boxer Braids" aka Cornrows

  picture via @nicoleguerriero

picture via @nicoleguerriero

These too get a YES from me but mostly just in the summer. They're perfect for a pool or beach day. I love that they get all of my hair out of my face but make me feel a little more put together than a plain ol' top knot.

Donuts

 picture via @crumbsdoughnuts

picture via @crumbsdoughnuts

Am I the only one that sees like 7 different donut posts on their feed every morning? Like yeah donuts are good but are they that good? Sorry, they're gonna get a NO from me unless they're from Back Door Donuts on Martha's Vineyard!

Lip Injections

  picture via @jadeywadey180

picture via @jadeywadey180

I'm all for people enhancing things that they are self conscious about but I think some people may be going a little over board. It's kinda scary that a cosmetic procedure (permanent or not) is a trend. Something like this we should definitely be doing to make ourselves happy not to look like our fav Insta-thot. NO thanks!

Oversized Sunnies

  picture via @desiperkins

picture via @desiperkins

Yes, absolutely, 100% YES! I honestly feel like oversized sunnies are like a part of my DNA. My mum pretty much created the oversized sunnies trend way back when I was a youngin' and still rocks it to this day. You betta work, mum! 

Bath Bombs

  picture via @lushcosmetics

picture via @lushcosmetics

I would love to love bath bombs. I mean look how pretty they are! I have to admit though, I'm a little nervous with all that fizzing and sparkles and dye near my lady parts, ya know? So.. for me, NO. Sorry Lush! Still love you!

Highlight on Fleek

  picture via @amrezy

picture via @amrezy

I think a poppin highlight slays, especially in pictures. But, if you don't have perfectly smooth skin, adding a ton of highlight will just bring out the imperfections. So for that reason it's a NO for me, or atleast until my skin in as clear as a baby's booty. But Amrezy honey, you better gloooooow!

Coachella

  picture via @caro_e_

picture via @caro_e_

I think the whole idea of Coachella is... a little strange. If I got the chance to go, I think I'd have to pass... Unless I would be getting the VIP treatment and I'm just a regular degular bish  *Cardi B voice* so I don't see that happening. It's a NO from me Coachella.

Distressed Clothing

  picture via @nicoleguerriero

picture via @nicoleguerriero

I'm kinda here for the "I just got attacked by a dog" distressed clothing trend. I think it's cute for a casual, night time outfit. So, YES to distressed.. But  not if I'm gonna be around old people, I don't have the patience to hear the "uh... You know you have a hole in your shirt, don't cha???" joke. Yes, Alfred, I know. 

Coffin Nails

  picture via @jadetangtheartist

picture via @jadetangtheartist

Coffin nails get a big ass hell YES! I think coffin shaped nails are so chic and classy. They make your hands and fingers look soooo pretty and feminine. Bomb!

Chokers

  picture via @queenpee

picture via @queenpee

I know you probably imagine something other than this ^ when you hear "chokers" but this is the kinda chokers I'm into. The thick fabric ones that go right in the middle of your neck are a no for me but these layered, lower neck, dainty-ish ones are a YES.

Mini Buns

  picture via @chrisspy

picture via @chrisspy

I love a mini bun! Whether it be two mini buns alone, half up/half down with 1 mini bun, or with 2 mini buns.. it's a YES. Super cute for summer.

Rhinestone Bralette

  picture via @desiperkins

picture via @desiperkins

So... this is actually a MAYBE. I think this is super super chic and sexy and would slay during the summer but I'm just not sure my itty bitty titties would fill one of these babies up. I mean, I'll give it a shot.. What's the worst that can happen? (don't answer that)

Monochromatic Outfits

  picture via @amrezy

picture via @amrezy

All black outfits have been a part of pretty much every girls wardrobe since the beginning of time but monochromatic outfits with an actual color aren't as popular. I think I'm gonna give this a YES. I usually don't like mixing different shades of one color but I'm definitely trying this out this summer. PS. Amrezy just slaying our lives again.

Rose Embroidered Clothing  

  picture via @dariafoldes

picture via @dariafoldes

I'm loving this new trend. Literally everything is rose embroidered now a days. It's super cute that you can find it on any article of clothing. A dress, jeans, denim jacket, shoes, anything. I like this, it gets a YES!

Blush Pink

  picture via @marianna_hewitt

picture via @marianna_hewitt

SO here for this. I wanna color my whole life blush pink. My nails, my clothes, my Instagram feed, my bedroom! Anything and everything! YES Blush pink, YES!

Lingerie as Clothes

  picture via @taliacupcake

picture via @taliacupcake

This ones tough. I'm in the middle on this. I think this would be cute for like a night out (I love a good THOT-fit).. But, probably not for like Sunday brunch or something.. Ya know. So it's a MAYBE I guess.

Face Shaving

  picture via @theskinnyconfidential

picture via @theskinnyconfidential

Mhm, you already know. It's a YES. There's really no better feeling than a freshly shaved face. Make up application after shaving is ahhhhh-mazing. You can either use the twinkle razors (shown above) or just a regular old razor (which I use). And no, the "it'll grow back thicker" myth is not true! 

Sugar Hair Bears

  picture via @nataliehalcro

picture via @nataliehalcro

I've never needed any type of hair, skin & nails supplement (thank god) but I have tried them before and... well.. let's just say when that hair starts to grow, you can't really pick where it's coming from. Sorry Sugar Bear Hair, I'm gonna pass. NO!

Okay so final round up: 6 NO's, 2 MAYBE's, and 12 YES's. So clearly, I'm pretty down in the Insta-Trends, does that make me a basic bitch? Oh well, do it for the gram!

I had so much fun planning and writing this post, I would love to do a Part 2! If you guys are interested, please let me know! And of course, if you have any examples of your favorite (or least favorite) Insta-Trends share them with me! Until next time!

Noted, Nina

 

 

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