We all get stuck in beauty and fashion ruts or don't know how to step it up to the next level. But there are plenty of resources on the Internet or at social media sites like Twitter that can help you get refreshing ideas to upgrade your beauty and fashion knowledge.
Whether you want to learn new techniques to applying makeup or looking for inspirational fashion ideas or advice, there are three sites that I love to check out constantly for tips and trends:
Chriselle is a fashion stylist based out of Los Angeles and her blog at ChriselleInc.com has plenty of information and inspiration to break you out of any fashion rut. Her website features various categories where you can find runway fashions and transform them into everyday styles or even see what's in season and put together an outfit out of things you already own. She shows off new trends and how to wear them and takes beautiful photos that serve as fashion inspiration no matter where you live.
Check out her Closet Confidential, which gives you an inside peek at her own fashions and she offers tips for wearing the current trends and how to pair it with other items in your closet. Runway to Everyday shows you how you can take the looks from fashion runways and find items in your closet to imitate the look or trend.
Before you go shopping, check out her website to see what you need to spice things up in your closet.
Follow Chriselle on Twitter at: @ CHRISELLEtweets
I've seen many makeup gurus on YouTube, but none of them compares to Michelle Phan. She started out on YouTube, giving out tutorials on different makeup looks or offering tips to improve your skin and is now the No. 1 makeup expert on the website. She is frequently publishing new videos, so whether you're looking for a clean summer look or want to improve your technique with makeup application, Michelle Phan is the girl to check out.
One thing that helps her stand out is her easy to follow, well-made videos. She explains each step thoroughly so anyone can follow along. No matter what level you are in application, there is something for you on Michelle's page. Whether you want to learn how to apply eyeliner or blend multiple eyeshadow colors, her user-friendly videos are amazing.
Michelle's YouTube tutorials included Day to Night Makeup, which is perfect for anyone who wants to take an everyday look and spice it up for a night out. Looking for the ideal red lipstick for your skin tone? Her Perfect Red Lips video is informative and helpful in making sure you look your best. Whether you want to watch a tutorial on how to create a chic look with purple eyeshadow or make your own facial cleanser, Michelle is educating and inspiring with her collection of tutorials.
See Michelle's YouTube page here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan
Follow Michelle on Twitter at: @ RiceBunny
Fab, Fit, Fun
I tend to love websites that are a one-stop destination for everyday living and enhancing beauty, health or fashion. One such website, Fab, Fit, Fun was created by E! News personality Giuliana Rancic and has daily updates in categories such as Get Gorgeous, which offers tips and advice for the latest tips and trends, product reviews, tutorials, suggested products and fashion advice from the celebrity herself.
Want something even easier? You can sign up for a newsletter within Fab, Fit, Fun and get ample doses of beauty and fashion advice delivered to your email account daily.
Follow Fab, Fit, Fun on Twitter at: @ FabFitFun
So, there are plenty of websites and tutorials to help you advance you knowledge or take inspiration for fashionable wardrobe choices and they are all free to look through whenever you need to update your look.