Summer Suitcase Essentials With MAKE Creative Director, Ariana Mouyiaris

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Well hello there, new favorite make up line. MAKE might be one of the newest brands on the beauty block, but they’ve already nailed that elusive combination of high-quality products, on-trend colors, and super-cool packaging (v. essential). Also: It’s all paraben free, cruelty free, and never tested on animals. Oh, and did we mention that 10% of every sale goes towards the company’s We See Beauty foundation, especially set up to benefit women-led cooperative businesses? Yeah. Kinda awesome.

In honor of its Nasty Gal launch, we asked MAKE’s jetsetting Creative Director Ariana Mouyiaris to share the five suitcase essentials she can’t live without.

The Triumphant Return Of The Scrunchie

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Few accessories have such a polarizing effect as the scrunchie. You remember scrunchies, right? They’re like normal hairbands, but swathed in fun fabric. According to the U.S Court of Appeals, a woman named Rommy Revson invented and patented the “scunci” in 1986; since then Rommy (could there be a better name for the originator of the scrunchie?) has seen her work ripped off every which way to Sunday, especially during the late 80s and the first half of the 90s, where scrunchies enjoyed a long run of high popularity. They popped up on everyone from Clarissa (of Explains It All fame) to Rayanne Graff to the cast of Mi Vida Loca, plus celebs like Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and TLC were rocking the puffy hair holder. Our beloved scrunchie experienced a period of disgrace in the 2000s (who can forget the infamous “no Manhattan woman would wear a scrunchie” Sex and the City episode in 2003) but it seems like despite the obstacles of the past, they are returning with a vengeance.  The accessory is popping up on the heads of it-girls, on runways, and even on world leaders like Hilary Clinton. Rommy Revson, your legacy lives on…

Blue Hair, Don’t Care

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Here at Nasty Gal, we’re serious about the ultimate anti-prom aesthetic, and we couldn’t think of a better way to say “F you” to conventional school rules than by dyeing our hair the perfect shade of mint blue. We enlisted the help of hair stylist Ashlee Rose Clay to create the ultimate show-stopping (and temporary!) tousled strands perfect for prom, the after party and everything in between.

Island Punk Eyeliner

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For Chanel’s 2014 Resort show in Singapore, makeup artist Peter Phillips created this two-toned black and turquoise cat-eye that, in our minds, evoked equal parts hell-raising pirate and tranquil turquoise seas. We thought it was the perfect punk-yet-still-pretty look for summer, so we got our own makeup artist, Stacey Nishimoto, to recreate it on Sophia. According to Stacey, the end goal is a clean top, and blended bottom—an architectural black line softened by a blue haze. Here are her steps!

Cool Cat

You asked for it! Following up on last week’s smoky eye, we are sending you off to the weekend with the one-and-only cat eye that we used this week on Chrishell. This look is an essential go-to – it’s super easy to apply after a practice session. Once you’ve mastered your talents from the perfect line to the dramatic swing, you’ll never want to go without it. Definitely the epitome of a cool cat.