Nygmarose top 5 makeup stash

Makeup lover like myself have massive makeup collections. I am running out of space in my beauty box and sometimes I come across new palette that I’d forgotten I had all this while. All this makeup and I will still buy more. I mean… There’s no such thing as too much makeup. If you’re a makeup artist like me, you definitely have to stock up your makeup. I was looking around my beauty box and I realise I have a few products that I will instantly gravitate to. I want to share my top favourite makeup products with you.

1.) Eyeshadow

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When I’m in a hurry or I have to pack just one palette for traveling, my go to is Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. I can create a simple neutral look and I can switch it up to a more dramatic look too. On my lazy days I will use the shade coco on my lid and take a blending brush to blend it upwards to my crease. On my not so lazy day, I like to use the shade maneater on my crease add coco to the outer corner and blessed on my lid. I’m not a big fan of the textured eyeshadow but I do use them on my lid when I do a black smokey eye so the colour would pop. Unfortunately Huda discontinued this palette when she came up with desert dusk palette.

2.) Primer

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I see this product everywhere on Instagram. My first thought was that ahhh just another hype online and probably isn’t that good. I was sceptical. It was pricey too! Sephora Singapore recently bring in the Farsali Rose Gold elixir and Unicorn essence. I went to the store to try it out and end up getting the unicorn essence. I have an oily skin….and also the fact I just want to be fancy having unicorn stuff on my face. OMG girlfriends….. This product is legit. I love the smell, I love how it feels on my skin and I love how my makeup look after using this primer. Best thing is that this is water-based so it helps with my oily skin and it is also free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. YAY! Get it here.

3.) Foundation

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Fenty Beauty. Where do I even begin. Rihanna slay at everything. She’s the ultimate boss babe. Ever since I tried Fenty foundation, I never want any other foundation. It is so light and it stays matte on my oily skin. I don’t need much because the coverage is amazing. You have 40 shades to choose from and I am in the shade 310.  I am looking forward to more Fenty products because girl.. I need to get the whole collection! To be honest I love all of Fenty Beauty base products. It’s my go to for a flawless snatched base! Get it here.

4.) Concealer

I love a good concealer because I have acne scars and hyperpigmentation to cover. My all time favourite concealer is by Roxxmetics. Roxxmetics is a Singapore brand and I come across this brand when I participated in an instagram contest. They sent me the full cover concealer as one of the prize. This product is so amazing. Just a little bit of concealer was able to cover the hyperpigmentation around my mouth area. I use the shade medium. Get it here.

5.) Lashes

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My go to dramatic vavavoom lashes would be Carmen by Huda Beauty. I love my lashes long and thick. 😉 Of course some days I like a pair of nice wispies but if you know me, I go big. Carmen just frame my eyes nicely. I put Carmen on whenever I do a dramatic bold eye look. Be it a cut crease or nice smokey eye. Sadly you can’t get huda lashes in Singapore so you have to buy it from their website which can cost a lot with shipping. Get it here.

There you go girlfriends! That’s my top 5 makeup products. Share with me your top 5. Follow me on instagram or twitter for more beauty updates and my secret project 😉 Until next time!

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA – Review

Hi beauties! I am back again with another review. I know it took me awhile to post this up. I’m sorry! Juggling two jobs can be hectic. I decided to take the time today and write a review on Fenty Beauty. By now you guys probably know how amazing the products are. So I’ll jump straight into my review.

I didn’t want to order it online because I want to get it ASAP! I was too excited. I couldn’t get it on the day it was released so I went the next day. I went to Sephora in Great World City as there’s usually not much of a crowd there but even then there are ladies already crowding around Fenty Beauty display. I was a bit overwhelmed seeing all the 40 shades of foundation so I get one of the Sephora worker to help me colour match the foundation. He was very helpful! Didn’t get his name but shout out to him for the excellent customer service.

These are the stuff that I manage to get. Trust me that I will go back to Sephora for more! I bought the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation in the shade 310 (S$50), Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife (S$50) and also the Match Stix Trio in Tan 300 (S$79).

I have several problems with my skin. I have dark pigmentation around my mouth area, a little bit of dark eye ring situation and also acne scar. Usually I put primer and colour correct it. However, I wanted to test the foundation by itself and see how’s the coverage and will it cover up the dark pigmentation well. Usually if I don’t colour correct my skin, my overall base will appear ashy. Not cute. The consistency of the foundation is a little runny it is not thick. Application was easy and it is build-able. It doesn’t appear cakey or thick on my skin. I absolutely love it. The older I get the more I hate it when makeup base it too thick and it is a problem for me because I have a lot to cover up so every time my base will end up being thick. So this foundation work very well on its own. It covers most of my pigmentation. I don’t appear ashy but I will still colour correct my skin so that I can get that flawless finish.

Moving on to the Match Stix Trio. I got the one in Tan 300. You can get the individual Match Stix for S$37 but I figured I’ll be saving money buying the Trio set for S$79. The Sephora worker actually helped me figure which shade I should get for contouring my face. The shade Truffle was a nice shade for me because my face is round everywhere and I need something a little dark to define it more. I got that chubby cheeks round face problem.  LOL! So I pick my Trio set based on that. I was skeptical because what if I only liked one of the Match Stix which is Truffle and dislike the other 2 which is Caramel and Rum. When I tried it….. Girl.. I am in love with all 3 of them. How Rihanna???? How do you even do this? This magic right here! I use the shade Caramel as concealer and Rum to highlight my inner corner and I am obsessed. I usually stay away from cream contouring because I hate how much effort I have to put in to blend it nicely but with the Match Stix, it melted like butter. It’s like the product just do the job for you. I didn’t have to try hard to blend it. I was beyond shocked. That’s how you successfully put out a contour stick! #noshade

Last but not least, the star of the show that basically lift my whole look…. The Killawatt highlighter in Trophy Wife. You know I love to glow. I think from now on, this is my go to highlighter. The yellow tone complements my warm skin tone. It can be a bit much if you wear this during the day but hey I am daring enough to rock this blinding highlighter all day every day. If you like a more subtle highlight you can check out the killawatt highlighter duo.

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My Verdict: I 100% approved of Fenty Beauty. I am obsessed. Take my money Riri because I will be coming back for more. I want to get more of the Match Stix and Invisimatte Blotting Powder. The best part about Fenty Beauty is that it is versatile. You can use the Match Stix to highlight, for eyeshadow, to contour or even use it as lipstick! I think I want to try putting Truffle on my lips that would be interesting.

Rihanna did a good job on her makeup line. She took 2 years working on this and when she finally drop it, everything was flawless. That’s how you do it. You put in the hard work and know your product so you can put out something as good as this. People are spending their hard earn money. I see a lot of beauty gurus/celebs dropping makeup line or collab job but people aren’t happy with the finish products because some of the work are rushed and all they care about is making $$$. I am pretty sure Rihanna is already making good money with her career as a singer so when she drop this makeup line she genuinely are doing it because she is passionate to put out products that will cater to every skin tone. I am so proud of her. What’s next for Fenty Beauty? Eyeshadow perhaps?

That’s my review and my final thoughts on Fenty Beauty. I can’t wait to check out all the beautiful look you guys share on instagram and remember to tag #nygmarosebeauty if you want to get your work featured. I am supporting all artist. Follow me on instagram as I post more update there and you can watch my short tutorial using Fenty Beauty products. Stay beautiful and God bless you always.

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

Can Can’s Handmade Liquid Lipstick – Review

Hello lovelies!

Here I am again with another review for you. I recently took part in a makeup challenge on Instagram and the theme was “Unicorn Frappbabe” inspired by the famous Unicorn Frappucino. It was a collaboration between Roxxmetics, Can Can’s Handmade, Raggysha and Teal & Gold Co. They pick 3 winners and I was lucky enough to be one of the winner. Here is my submission for the challenge:

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I didn’t know much about Can Can’s handmade so I decided to look them up. They are Malaysia based cosmetics company and they specialises in makeup for middle to deeper skin tone. I find it amazing as there are not many brands out there that caters to the deeper skin tone. I know I have a difficult time trying to find the right foundation shade or lipstick shade. Sometimes it would look good on the website and when I order it, it just didn’t look good against my skin tone. For now Can Can’s handmade only have 2 shades of liquid lipstick on their website. I hope they will come up with more products in the future.

Can Can’s send me their liquid lipstick in the shade Muse. The packaging look sophisticated with just simple gold logo and lettering on a black box. On their website it stated that it is Cruelty Free, uses natural ingredients, doesn’t contain parabens, SLS, silica and mineral oils.

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The formula isn’t too thick. One swatch and it was very pigmented. I absolutely love the colour. I waited for it to dry down and it wasn’t very drying like some matte liquid lipsticks. I also have to give credit to Raggysha’s chocolate lip scrub that made my lips smooth and making the application of the lipstick easier.

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The liquid lipstick is selling for $59.00RM. You can get yours from their website here. I would rate this liquid lipsticks 8/10. Really hoping they would come up with more shades.

Follow me on instagram for more update and also you can leave a comment if you want me to try any new product. Until next time beauties!

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

 

Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics Makeup Base – Review

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Hey beauties! Calling my beauty junkies in Singapore.

I have a new product that I recently tested. It is a Mattifying Makeup Base by Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics. Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics is a Singapore based company and this is their first product. I am all for supporting local brands. Shout out to the Founder of Schmitzkova Le Beauté Cosmetics, Sarah Schmitzkova for the great service. She actually came and deliver the product to me. So let’s get on with the review.

The packaging look elegant and classy. You know I love a pretty packaging. It has a cream texture and will be powdery after you blend it. Definitely finishes matte. It feels smooth on my skin and it has a very nice powdery floral smell. It is not overwhelming so I’m not mad at it.

A makeup base is basically a primer. You can use it before applying makeup and it acts as a barrier between your skin and the makeup so it won’t clog your pores. I have a combination skin. The area around my cheek can be pretty dry and my T-zone tends to be oily. So I was kind of worried if I put the product all over it can be patchy on my dry area like most matte product would. Surprisingly it didn’t do that at all so I’m able to put it on my entire face. I did a test on this product whereby I go through the whole day without the primer and on the second day I put on the primer. At the end of the day I blot my face with the oil blotting sheet. So here’s the result:

Day 1 without the Makeup Base:

without primer

Day 2 with the Makeup Base:

with primer

As you can see it is significantly better with the primer. My face feel smooth throughout the day. This is for the duration of 8 hours. I am impressed with the product and I will keep using it.

You can order yours from their facebook page (here). They are selling it for $59.90. Give them a like on facebook & follow them on instagram for more updates.

Peace & love,

Nygmarose

Urban Decay Heat Palette

Hey Makeup Junkies! It has been awhile and I’m so sorry for the lack of update. It has been a hectic few months. There’s a lot of new releases that I didn’t get to update. :( Anyway let’s move on to the good part. URBAN DECAY HEAT PALETTE.

Have you guys gotten the new palette? The moment I saw the teaser I got excited. It is packed with a bunch of beautiful warm tones. I can already imagine the number of looks I can create with this palette. Sultry sexy warm tones. You can go without the strong liner and just rock the eyeshadow by itself with a nice wispies lashes.

I haven’t gotten the palette yet as I wanna give away a bunch of my eyeshadow palettes. If you’re from Singapore it is retailing for $83 and you can get it from Sephora. If you’re from the states, it is retailing for $54 in Sephora.

Share with me your looks on instagram with the hashtag (#nygmarosebeauty) and I might just feature some of my favourite.

Peach Perfect

The beauty community are raving over the peachy eye makeup! Too Faced cosmetics will have exclusive events worldwide to celebrate the global launch of their Sweet Peach collection on the 7 January 2017. Who else is excited?! Looking at the palette I would say the colours are stunning. Definitely a staple and wearable for daily use. They did drop this eyeshadow palette in March and it was selling like hot cake! Fret not people, they are back and you can get your hand on the
m at Sephora or Too Faced website.

You know which cosmetic brand will be releasing a new eyeshadow palette too? Kylie Cosmetics. Yup. Another one to look out for. Kylie has been teasing us with this palette and we can’t wait to get them! It comes with 12 shades. This one is different from her other palette because… This time round she include a mirror and a brush! It’s retailing at $45. The palette will go on sale on the 12 January 2017, 3pm pst. So mark your calendar because you do not want to miss this one. You know how crazy it can be trying to buy makeup online!

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Here’s my take on the peachy eye makeup look. Share with me your looks on instagram by tagging @nygmarose or #peachynygma. I would love to see all your makeup work! Till next time.

Peace & Love,

Nygmarose

Countdown 2017: Top 7 makeup releases in 2016

1.) Cover FX custom enhancer drops

Yes yes yes by now you know highlight is EVERYTHING. We want to glow from head to toe. Makeup junkie everywhere are raving about this product. I personally haven’t try it yet but since my Jeffree Star Skin Frost broke, maybe it’s time for me to get a new highlighter for myself. It is a little pricey but a little goes a long way. I watched the review by Tati (GlamLifeGuru). I am impressed with this product. Share your thoughts on this product. Do you love it or not. It comes in the shades Moonlight, Candlelight, Celestial, Sunlight, Sunkiss and Sunset. You can get it from Sephora for $42.

2.) Silisponge

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O M G guys. This product left me speechless. When I first saw it, I honestly thought it looked like chicken cutlet (i meant for the bra). Hudabeauty took it there when she actually took a bra inserts and cut it and used it for foundation application. I was cracking up like crazy. Some of the beauty trends these days. Molly Cosmetics are the one who came up with this idea. Interesting indeed. Apparently this product will help you from wasting product. As you know sponges usually soak up the product so you end up using more product. Silisponge is also easy to clean! Best of all, it’s cheaper than your beauty blender! Watch Michael Finch review on the silisponge.

3.) L.A girl pro coverage HD foundation

We all have come to love L.A girl concealer but now they come up with this foundation which has been getting very good reviews from the beauty community. If it is true then I say we have a winner. It cost $10 (if you’re from the US). $10 for a foundation that is actually good? Ahhh.. What a dream. I haven’t try this foundation yet but I just might since most of the beauty gurus who tried it seem to be loving the formula. For those of you in Singapore, don’t worry. You can get this foundation here. Here is a review from LustreLux.

4.) Rainbow Highlighter

youtube: Jeffree Star

Ahh another highlighter but this time… It is rainbow. Yes! Ever wanna glow like a unicorn? Now you can. I first saw the rainbow highlighter on Instagram. Everyone was going crazy over this highlighter. The person behind this rainbow madness is Jenna and she own an Etsy store where she sold these highlighter. I’m not that bold to rock a rainbow hightlighter but Jeffree Star definitely can get away with it. So watch his review here on the highlighter.

5.) Modern Renaissance Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills

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This palette was inspired by the colours found in renaissance art. First look at the palette, it just look stunning. I am obsessed with the colours in the palette. It consist of 14 shades. 11 being matte and 3 shimmer. This palette gets a very positive review from most beauty junkie out there. ABH made this palette permanent. If you’re looking for a good palette to splurge on, you should totally get this one. It’s totally worth it and you can create a lot of different looks with this palette. Definitely one of the best releases in 2016. Watch Stephanie Nicole’s review of the Modern Renaissance palette here.

6.) Glow Kits by Anastasia Beverly Hills

We just can’t get enough do we? Glow your way to 2017!! When they announce on Instagram that they are coming up with two new glow kits, we all went bonkers. We all knew we gotta save up every single dollar we had. We NEED to get our hands on these glow kits. Anastasia Beverly Hills are known for delivering fantastic quality products. This is why we never think twice on splurging on their products. They definitely hit a home run with these glow kits. The two new glow kits are Sweets and Moon Child. Did you see the swatches? Oh.. My.. God. Hang on let me just take a moment to pick my jaw up off the floor. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. That’s it. Go ahead and take my money. Watch Jasmine Hand’s review of the glow kits here.

7.) Kylie Cosmetics – The Burgundy Palette

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Oh Kylie. We can’t end the list without including Kylie. She first release Kylie lip kit in 2015 and the internet went K-RAZY. It was a huge success and then come Kylie Cosmetics in 2016. She has been putting out a lot of other products beside her famous lip kit. The first eyeshadow palette that she put out was the Bronze palette. It gets mix reviews. Some love it, some don’t. Not too long after for fall 2016 she release the burgundy palette. When I first saw the burgundy palette, I straight away fell in love with it. The colour in the palette look stunning! It cost $42 same as the Bronze palette and you get 9 shades. Everyone was obsessed with it. Kylie definitely step up her game and we can’t wait for what’s next.

That conclude some of my favourite releases for 2016. What is yours? Share your favourite in the comment. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year. May 2017 bring us all goodness. May you all be blessed with lots of joy, good health and tonnes of free makeup. Lol! Go ahead and be be-you-tiful.

 

Lots of love,

Nygmarose.

Countdown 2017: Top 5 makeup challenges in 2016

1.) Full face using only highlighters challenge

Youtube: Mariya

2016 is the year of glow. I mean everyone is practically obsessed with everything shiny and shimmering. This challenge originally started from makeup artist name Mariya. She totally nail the look. So it went viral on every social media platform and beauty gurus start participating in this challenge. Some did a flawless job and some…. ehhhh.. not so much but good effort nonetheless. I personally would look like a greasy fried chicken if I take on this challenge so… uhmm.. Epic fail. Here are some of the beauty gurus who I think did a phenomenal job on this challenge: Nikkie Tutorials, Jeffree Star and Farah Dhukai.

2.) Full face using only glitter challenge

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Yet another challenge where we shine all the way to outer space. Aliens must think we have a lot of stars here on earth. Don’t invade us! Katie is a makeup artist who post most of her makeup tutorials on instagram. I remember she was all over instagram with her face full of glitter tutorials (you can check it out here). I think she look very sci-fi futuristic princess from outer space. Maybe this could be 2020 makeup look? You know after makeup brand can produce a glitter makeup that won’t be a pain in the butt to remove. I’m not a big fan of glitter. The thought of glitter getting into my eye gives me anxiety. I don’t see a lot of beauty gurus doing this challenge. I’m guessing they feel the same way about glitters or probably I’m just not aware. Some of the beauty gurus who took on this challenge are Nikkie Tutorials, Mykie (Glam&Gore) and BeautybyJosiek.

3.) Full face using liquid lipsticks challenge

Youtube: Jeffree Star

This challenge was started by Amy Macedo. This had me cracking up coz it was so hard to work with liquid lipsticks! If you have use liquid lipstick before you know it can be a bit drying. I could imagine the face feeling like a sahara desert. Oh and the pores tho. Jeffree star and Manny’s video was hilarious. I think Nikkie Tutorials and Evelina Forsell did a good job on this one. Check out their videos!

4.) Full face using kids makeup.

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Now this challenge is very interesting. It was created by Makeupbypita. Why do I say interesting? When did kids wear makeup?! When I was growing up, my mum would get me the princess set and the makeup that comes along with it, is not real makeup. It’s just plastic. Hard plastic!! It’s fake. Just to make kids feel fancy. So I was definitely shocked that there’s a bunch of kids makeup on the market today. I don’t particularly want to see my 3-year-old daughter beating her face. It’s scary ok! Imagine waking up to a little girl looking like bride of chucky. Girl… The only makeup I got when I was 9 is a lip gloss. The cheap 1 dollar lip gloss that has fruity flavours. I should try looking for kids makeup in Singapore. hmmm.. Well that aside here are some of the beauty gurus who took part in this challenge: Promise Phan, Christen Dominique and Nicole Skyes.

5.) How I did my makeup in high school challenge

Youtube: Jaclyn Hill

I’m not so sure who came up with this challenge but.. genius. What a way to take a trip down memory lane and look back at our terrible make up job. I must say, my makeup in high school was pretty simple. My makeup bag was just a small pouch. These days, my makeup require a big makeup bag. I think it’s time to upgrade my makeup case because the one I’m using now can’t fit all of my makeup. HELP! I remember in high school I would line my eyes with pencil liner and make it so thick. I was so proud of myself. Who else use their fingers for everything? Just me? Come on. I know we did that hence the break out on my face. Foundation? Oh it was definitely too light for me but I was trying to achieve the vampy look with the pale skin. I’m so goth -.- Mind you I’m not even fair skin so you can imagine how ridiculous I look. Share what are some of the makeup mistake you did in high school. Now let’s check out the people who took part in this challenge: Jaclyn Hill, Tana Mongeau, and Grav3yardgirl.

Which of these challenges are your favourite? Share with us.

Countdown to 2017: Top 5 Makeup Trends in 2016

1.) Glitter everywhere!

Seems like in 2016, we are obsessed with everything sparkling. Glitter is everywhere. Me on the other hand, I have a love/hate relationship with glitter. I mean I love the sparkling shiny effect but…. getting it everywhere is a whole other story. Have you ever had glitter get in your eye? Yes. Nightmare. Some of the glitter trends are glitter brows, glitter lips, glitter eyelid & glitter tears.

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2.) Metallic Lipstick

I remember in the early 2000, metallic lipstick was huge. I used to have a pink metallic hello kitty lipstick. Ahh the memories.. Now it’s making a come back. Out with matte in with metallic. Makeup brands like Kylie Cosmetics, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Milani and others are coming up with a lot of metallic shades and it’s amazing. What are some of your favorite Metallic shades?

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3.) Contouring to the extreme (Body Parts)

Oh how wonderful life is with contouring.. Or else my face will be so flat…. and round. The only contouring I do is on my face. However there has been trend of extreme contouring where people actually contour their body parts! The most common one is contouring the chest to make it appear like you have bigger… uhm.. bosoms. I have also come across videos where people contour their tummy for illusion of abs, contouring their neck and leg to make it appear slimmer. What do you think of these extreme contouring?

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4.) Gold flake eyeshadow

Maybe this is not a super big trend but I saw this when Emma Watson rock it on the red carpet. I also starting to see beauty gurus doing makeup look inspired by it. It’s bold and I think it’s more suitable for the runway, red carpet or perhaps night out in town? I feel like you could always get away with bold look in the night-time.

 

5.) Baking

Oh no we’re not talking about muffin or cupcakes honey. We are baking that face. What????? No don’t start getting idea of putting your face in the oven. Baking here basically mean putting setting powder and leave it to “bake” for 5 minutes(or more) and then dust it off. In the beginning I was kind of skeptical about it but as I tried it…. OMG. This baking stuff works. I realise it sets my concealer better and hide my eyebag like a magic! However be very careful to choose a setting powder that works or else you’re gonna have white undereye which shows up in photos. I’m of the deeper skin tone and finding the right setting powder is important so I won’t appear ashy. I’m currently using Sacha Buttercup setting powder. For people with deeper skin tone like mine I think this works best.

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That’s my top 5 trends in 2016. Did you love it or hate it? What do you think the next trend is gonna be in 2017? Share with us.