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Last-Minute New Years Eve Outfit Ideas To Ring In 2020

Christmas is just around the corner but it won’t be long before New Year’s Eve is here and that means: PARTY, PARTY, PARTY! New Year’s is the perfect time to dress up and show off your best, most sparkly outfit. But in all of our madness to prep for Xmas every year, most of us forget our New Year’s outfit until the last minute — but that’s definitely not the case year!

If you’re ready to plan your gorgeous look for welcoming in 2020, then look no further. These 11 gorgeous New Year’s outfits are full of sparkle and glam. Whether you’re looking for a dress that’s luscious velvet, soft satin or many, many sequins, we have all of the looks you want. Here, you’ll find just the right outfit to bid goodbye to 2019 and say a big, amazing HELLO to 2020!

1. Crushed Velvet Maxi Dress, $23

Forever 21

Is there anything more luxurious than a truly awesome velvet dress? No, indeed there is not. This maxi dress in gold is soft and decadent but also hella sexy thanks to the slit on your thigh as well as your cleavage. Wear this one if you want to be, ahem, a little more daring than usual.

2. Black Ponte Lace Bodycon Dress, $53

Asos

A bodycon dress is a great way to accent your shape and this one is going to look great on anybody. The lace at the top gives the dress a little something special while still keeping the LBD aesthetic for those who want to go classic yet elegant at the same time.

3. Ace of Spades Sequin Bodycon Dress, $67

Lulus

Sequins are a classic look for New Year’s and red is a color that we can all love forever and ever. The good news is that this chic mini dress is also available in gold and gunmetal gray if you want to go for a more subtle color.

4. Satin Wrap Dress, $27.99

Target

For those that are going to a fancier party that doesn’t require sequins or who simply want a dress that they can wear after the new year, then this satin beauty is the one for you. It’s gorgeous and would be super simple to dress up with some sparkly details that make it NYE-appropriate.

5. The Sparkle Maxi Dress, $129

Shein

If you’re looking for a dress that brings in the WOW factor, then this one’s just what you’ll want. It has a simple black top but the maxi skirt is absolutely to-die-for. The gorgeous purple flowers would look good on anyone, just make sure you’re tall enough (or wear high enough heels).

6. Diamond Sequin Dress, $24

Nastygal

Sequins are great for New Year’s Eve, but can especially be amazing when they create unique shapes that give your dress that little something extra. Sure, silver can be a simple color but these diamond shapes look even better. Definitely pair it with a red lip and black pumps, too.

7. Glittery Dress, $30

Nordstrom Rack

If you’re the kind of chica who prefer to show off some of your more unexpected assets (like your nicely toned back), then this dress is for you. It’s black but not even remotely a simple dress thanks to that sexy open back and the added sparkle.

8. Long Sleeve Sequin Sheath, $150

eloquii.com

If you aren’t a fan of being color but still want to wow in your sparkly splendor, then may I suggest this gorgeous dress perfect for plus-size girls? It’s not only PRETTY but also comfy AF. And did I mention that those silver/gold/emerald colors are great for basically any skin tone and hair color? Yes, you’re welcome.

9. Velvet Balloon-Sleeve Dress, $78

madewell.com

You can never have too many velvet dress options, which is why this balloon-sleeve dress is probably calling your name right now. Available in three different colors, this dress would be perfect over leggings or tights when you are celebrating in the cold.


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This TikTok Hack Shows A Pretty Cool Way To Grow Your Own Avocados At Home

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This TikTok Hack Shows A Pretty Cool Way To Grow Your Own Avocados At Home

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As the pandemic continues to carry us into the infinite unknown the only thing that we can be certain of is that keeping ourselves entertained, busy, and happy is essential. Of course, any plant lover knows that one of the most simple pleasures in life is having some homegrown vegetables in the kitchen. If you’re quarantining and doing all that you can to avoid public spaces like grocery stores this truth goes double.

Recently, a TikTok user uploaded a quick tutorial on how to make your very own avocado plant using supplies you probably have around the house as well as that avocado seed you most definitely toss out way too often. We broke down the steps for you below and they’re pretty easy!

Check them out below.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Avocado seed
  • Water 
  • Paper towels
  • Ziploc bags
  • A vase or glass

1. Once you’ve cut the avocado hold on to the seed

@BradCanning/ TikTok

As TikTok user @BradCanning points out save the seed! As you’re preparing your avocado for a feast, be sure to avoid cutting into the seed.

2. Remove the outer layer of the seed by peeling it off

@BradCanning/ TikTok

Run the seed underwater then dry it. Once it’s dried up, peel off the skin with your fingers to make sure the seed doesn’t go moldy.

3. Allow the seed to sprout and grow a root by wrapping it in a paper towel and putting it in a Ziplock bag

@BradCanning/ TikTok

After the seed has been in the bag for two to three weeks, it’s time to pull it out and crack it open.

4. Fill a jar with water and suspend the seed

@BradCanning/ TikTok

According to Canning’s TikTok “Put the root in water and it will start to sprout … be careful though, this is a total addiction.”

Make sure to place only the roots or half of the seed in water. To do this, Canning used a vase with an opening that fits around the diameter of the seed. Note: others often insert wooden pegs into the seed to suspend it above the water. The root will slowly grow into the water below which means you’ve got a healthy growing plant on your hands.

5. Once the plant gets to a good size pot it in soil.

@BradCanning/ TikTok

Once the plant gets to a good size you can pot it in soil or in a bigger vase to ensure that it keeps growing. According to SF Gate, “After that, the plant takes 10 to 15 years to grow large enough to fruit, which it only does in suitable growing conditions. In U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, it’s safe to grow avocado plants outside. In colder zones, they make attractive houseplants but are unlikely to bear fruit.”

For the full video check it out here.

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From Castor Oil To Fermented Rice Water, Latinas Are Sharing Their Hair Growth Secrets

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From Castor Oil To Fermented Rice Water, Latinas Are Sharing Their Hair Growth Secrets

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When it comes to growing the hair on our head quickly, some of us take all kinds of desperate measures. From hanging our heads upside down to avoiding trimming our hair altogether, we often go to some pretty weird and extreme lengths for some length. We asked Latinas on FIERCE what tricks actually work for them and the answers pretty eye-opening.

Check out the tips below!

Castor oil

“Jamaican Castor oil. But it really did help with my alopecia.” – corazondemelon

Ashwagandha

“Take Ashwagandha as a supplement! I started taking for anxiety but a nice side effect is more healthy hair.” –iamsunshine78

Regular trims when it’s a full moon

“Trim/cut ends during full moon, ideally at midnight (I can’t stay up that late so as close as I can get).” – daleitzy

Coconut oil

“Jamaican castor/coconut oil when your hair is super dirty and a couple of hours before you wash it. Then argan oil after you have washed your hair and it’s still wet or damp.” –angiemhrndz

Rice water

“Fermented rice water.” – butterflydreams__

Prenatals

“Shampoo de ajo and prenatals.”- cynth.iaaa_

Collagen powder

“Collagen powder (unflavored) in my coffee every morning!” – pandacandee

Onions

“Rosemary water and onion hair mask.” –daniela.sp

Wild growth hair oil

“Wild growth hair oil you can find this oil at any beauty supply store.” –bonita_mantiago

Biotin

“Taking biotin pills daily.” – officialdarlin

Mayonaise

“Mayo in my deep conditioner i make my own makes my hair so soft.” –erika_kane__

Monat products

“Great hair care! Good for your scalp and hair and it’s already what you do. Monat has great shampoos, conditioners, styling products that are nontoxic, cruelty free, vegan. Would love to help anyone interested with recommendations.” – claudia__moreno__

Avocados

“My mamá always said that eating lots of avocados would promote hair and nail growth. Tbh I think it definitely helps!” – mandamonqiue

Rosemary

“A blended hair serum with Olive oil, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint oil.” – thekittylounge

Spinach

“Spinach helps my hair grow.” – natalidamasphoto

Apple cider

“I have to add that garlic works magic and apple cider after washing your hair. And not washing your hair everyday with hot water.” – bonita_mantiago

Mamey oil

“I highly recommended castor oil, mamey oil, and ginger and onion 🧅 in the shampoo. They all work magic if you consistently apply them to your hair.” – bonita_mantiago

Olive oil

“Olive oil in your hair for shine and growth & mayonnaise mask to help with hydration and shine!” – d_amoree

Braids

“Braiding your hair before bed.” – veixaley

Cold-pressed oils

“Both my parents have thin hair my dad is bald! I have thin hair it’s in my genes. But these are the things I have tried that didn’t work cold-pressed castor oil, prenatal pills, not washing daily, biotin, collagen, mane and tail, tio nacho shampoo and I’m sure there is more. I started using Monat about 4 months ago and my hair has thickened and grown yes it’s super expensive I use the black shampoo and conditioner the mousse and hair spray and occasionally the root lifter if I want more volume!! NO I don’t sell it!! And I already have a person I buy it from!!! Again it’s hella expensive but it is working for me! Also when you first get it be patient cause I was like this stuff sucks I want my money back but the agent just keep saying give it time cause at first the shampoo didn’t even sud up now it does and if you are still using other products with them it won’t sud up as much either cause it is trying to remove the toxins from your hair!!!” – cindy_adame_cervantes

Fewer shampoo days

“Stop over-washing your hair. This quarantine has allowed the to go longer days without washing it. Now I only was my hair once a week and my hair has stopped falling in chunks and grown so much in length in a year. Ohhh I also have so much new baby hair! Waiiiit and my hair is less oily. Dry shampoo will be your new bestie.” –

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