The Metallic Temporary Tattoo Trend

Obsessed is not a bigger enough of a word to describe my passion for this latest trend. The metallic temporary tattoo has come out of nowhere and taken the accessory world by storm. Or is it jewelry? Or body art? Perhaps this trend is a little bit of everything, including fabulous! 

From what i can tell, Flash Tattoos and Lulu DK began selling them, then this trend developed a life of its own. These shiny beauties would amp up any festival look or beachside ensemble, and I think these tats are simply too good to pass up!

What Are Metallic Jewelry Temporary Tattoos?



Metallic Jewelry Temporary Tattoos are sheets of designs printed with metallic gold and silver foil (sometimes accompanied with black ink) that can be easily adhered to any body part by dabbing water on the backside. You simply cut out the particular design you would like to use, peel off the protective plastic cover, and place it face-down on whatever area you want the jewelry tattoos to be located. You them take a cloth or paper towel, soak it in water, and wet the backside of the paper. After a few moments, you peel off the paper, and you now have a gorgeous, shiny temporary jewelry tattoo on your body. To take them off, you simply pour some baby oil or rubbing alcohol onto a cloth, and they come off fairly easily.
Aside from their brilliant shine that mimics the look of jewelry, another great feature of these new metallic temporary tattoos is that they are waterproof and last up to a week. The fact that they do not come off with water has made them very popular at beaches and pools for girls who would like to accessorize without being weighed down with physical jewelry.
The best part? They offer the appeal of body art without the long-lasting impacts of being inked for life.  It is certainly a product that you are sure to absolutely love! Need some convincing, see below for inspiration below.



















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Trend Watch: Neoprene

So what's the story behind the futuristic spongy material neoprene, made from synthetic rubber, that we've been seeing a lot of in recent times?  No longer just the stuff of swimwear and scuba wetsuits, neoprene has fast become a fashion favourite and is kind of like the leather of summer.  Neoprene—the soft, flexible material once relegated to scuba gear and laptop sleeves—has found a fashionable place as a summer staple, with top designers taking the fabric out of the water and putting it on the runways. With its strong and defined lines, spongy neoprene creates architectural shapes with a futuristic finish.  Further distancing neoprene from its typical sporty use, designers are fashioning bonded versions by fusing it with brushed felt, wool, and velvet.

When styling neoprene, there are two ways to go. It should either fit like a glove or have a slightly architectural feel to it. This way, you can make the most of this unique fabric without it looking awkward.  The unique fabric allows for a wrinkle-free, bold structure that is Perfect in a skater skirt, oversized coat, thick jumper, or structural crop. No matter how you choose to wear it, neoprene will earn you major fashion cred points! One thing to keep in mind is that neoprene was designed to absorb water and keep you warm. Just make sure to get it dry cleaned if you sweat in it.

Not sure how to incorporate the neoprene trend into your wardrobe? see below for some of our picks.

























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