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Steal Her Style: Gigi Gorgeous

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Gigi (Giselle) Gorgeous is one of my fave YouTuber’s ever. I’ve watched her transition into the beautiful person she is today and have gained so much wisdom from her, not to mention a lot of great beauty tips! I am always in awe of Gigi’s self-confidence and style, she always looks flawless (check out her Instagram for proof!) Her style is very glamorous and is inspired by all things girly.

Gigi only wears the best of the best, a lot of her clothes and accessories are designer. Some of her favourite brands include YSL, Moschino and Balenciaga. Gigi wears a lot of red’s and pink’s. She loves bodycon dresses that accentuate her curves and crop tops to show off her toned midriff.

 

Gigi is a huge makeup and beauty fan, a lot of her videos are beauty related and she shares her favourite products and beauty tips on her YouTube channel with her subscribers. I also really enjoy her story-time videos! They are hilarious and usually pretty crazy to say the least!

Gigi’s face is always BEAT FOR DAH GAWWWWDS! She is rarely seen without a good set of eyelashes, as well as Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Lately, she is loving lashes from the eylure range and usually keeps her look quite natural, by using a neutral eye shadow palette and lipstick’s in nude colours, as well as pigmented pink and red shades.

She also loves to use bronzer, to give her that California glow. One of Gigi’s beauty secrets is to take good care of her skin by sticking to a skincare routine, she swears by Hope in a Jar by Philosophy, as one of her favourite moisturizers, to keep her skin hydrated and plump.

To learn more about Gigi’s fave make up look, check out her Everyday Beauty Routine video.

As well as being incredibly beautiful and glamorous, Gigi also does a lot of work for the Transgender & LGBT community. She came out as being trans a few years ago and has been a beacon of hope for many young people. You can read more about Gigis very public transition in her very personal interview with Cosmopolitan Gigi continues to surprise me in many ways, through her gorgeous beauty looks and her bravery to share her story with the world.

Gigi is more than just a beauty icon, she is a inspiration.

Mattel to introduce new Barbie Dolls with various body shapes & skin tones

International toy company Mattel have announced that they will be launching a new set of dolls that represent various ethnicities, sizes and body types. This exciting new range will include dolls ranging in seven different skin tones, curvy body shapes and dolls who are petite in height, as well as dolls who are tall in stature.

This change comes after the criticism Mattel has received over the years, for selling a doll that represents a unattainable body type for young women. I think it is great that Mattel are finally making this change. Don’t get me wrong, Barbie was a huge part of my childhood, as I am sure she was for many young children. I always admired her long blonde hair and exciting lifestyle, that was portrayed through her various career changes, wardrobe choices and popularity. However, it is great to see dolls that look like me and many others around me. It is nice to feel represented.

Personally, I do not like the term “real woman” because I don’t feel that there is such a thing. I do think that it is very smart of Mattel to finally get on board with the concept of body positivity and follow the lead of their demographic and customers, which includes parents, as well as the children who will be playing with these toys.

I really like the fact that some of the dolls have funky hair colours, which also represent the fact that it is okay to experiment with your look and be different. I also feel the same way about Monster High dolls, I feel like they allow children to be playful and witness different types of style and fashion, which may help them discover who they are and what they enjoy style-wise.

Of course, there will always be people who will find a problem with Mattel’s efforts. “There will be people who say we haven’t gone far enough, or people who ask what’s next, question our commitment to this,’ said Tiana Missad, Mattel’s director. “Barbie is a lightning rod for conversation, and of course there will be a backlash.”

What do you think of the new and improved Barbie Dolls?

I think it is a positive step in the right direction and about damn time 🙂

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