Ever Pretty Gift Guide For: Grandma and Grandpa!

One of the hardest family members to shop for can be the grandparents! Let’s face it they have seen many holiday’s come and go! When it comes to shopping for Grandma and Grandpa you really have to think outside of the box! On today’s blog we will help give you some inspiration to what to get the grandparents this holiday season!

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We know we know. This looks like a normal boring alarm clock, right? WRONG! This LED Cube Alarm Clock is simply amazing! Just click your fingers, clap your hands or gently tap your bedside table and the time, date and temperature will alternately appear for you in red LED colour. We think it’s just the right amount of hip technology for the grandparents! Thus making this a perfect gift! Find this gift here!

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These Cognac glasses are perfect pieces to add to Grandma and Grandpa’s fine glass collection!  It’s a glass is described as “conceived to be considerate to bouquet, temperature and volume, provoking pleasure and increasing the experience of intimacy when drinking Cognac.” Sounds like a perfect gift! Find these glasses here!

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If your Grandparents are wine lovers, this is the PERFECT gift for them! This warmer/chiller serve wines at their proper temperature. Its attractive classic design with streamlined body enhances table presentation beautifully. It also feature’s an LCD backlit screen that displays preprogrammed temperatures for 33 varieties of red, white and Champagne wines! Talk about the perfect gift for a wine lover!

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If your Grandparent’s are anything like mine, then there is nothing they love more than photographs! And let me tell you my grandparents have THOUSANDS! This gift is the best by far! The Canon Selphy Compact Photo Printer makes printing photo’s easier than ever! Your Grandparents will now be able to print photos with ease from thier kitchen, living room,  a friend’s house, even a hotel room on vacation—all without a computer! Just insert your camera’s memory card into one of the built-in card slots, preview and auto-enhance images on the display, then print! How easy is that?

What gift from above do you think your Grandparents would enjoy the most? Tell us in the comment section below!

 

Ever-Pretty Gift Guide For: Pets!

So if you didn’t know, we’re major animal lovers here at Ever-Pretty. We are those people guilty of stopping you on the sidewalk to snuggle your pooch. Since we’re a little pet-crazy over here, we know how important it is to spoil your furriest family members this holiday. So, we put together a handy guide to pet gifts so stylish, they almost make us want to eat our cereal out of a dog dish. Really though, here’s what we mean…

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We all eat off of nice plates and bowls! Why should you kitty/doggie be any different?These ceramic bowls from Waggo. We love how broad and bright the bowls look! They really bring a more modern look to your everyday doggie dishes! And did we mention they come in three different colors? Yep! You can choose from yellow,blue or red!

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Give your pup something fun to chase after and chew on with a durable cotton canvas and Berber fleece squeaker bone stuffed with eco-fiber fill. The recycled materials are machine washable, so you can keep it fresh (even if it gets buried in the yard). Sounds like the perfect gift!

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Perfect for the lumberjack Russell terrier, a warm wool dog coat offers shelter from the elements while keeping your pooch looking absolutely fetching. Each Billy Wolf coat is handcrafted in New York from vintage stock items and American-made fabrics to create a classic style that’s as exceptional as the dog that wears it.

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Man’s best friend will be proper in plaid with the Top Paw Tartan Bow Red Buckle Collar. Your animal will be looking their holiday best all season long! Of course, we might only recommend this look on a female kitty/doggie!

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This Woolrich Heritage pet carrier is designed with a convenient over the shoulder style for comfortable carrying for pet owners. It is also perfect for providing comfortable and stylish transportation for your pet. Also is very easy to clean super durable!

 

Do you plan on getting your animal something for the holidays? Tell us in the comment section below!

 

 

Ever-Pretty: Top 5 Holiday Song’s!

It just wouldn’t feel like the holiday’s if it weren’t for the classic holiday songs! Once you hear your favorite holiday song on the radio you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside! Come on…you know you do! On today’s blog post we are going to reveille our top five (in no certain order) most favorite holiday songs! Stay tuned to see if you favorite tune made the the cut! —–>

1. LITTLE DRUMMER BOY/ PEACE ON EARTH- BING CROSBY & DAVID BOWIE

You won’t generally turn the headphones down for any version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” but it’s that legendary Bing Crosby-David Bowie duet that sits in the pantheon of eternally listenable Christmas tunes.

2. WHAM- LAST CHRISTMAS

It’s not offically the holiday’s until you’ve sung your heart out to Wham’s version of This Christmas. The single sold well over a million copies and became the biggest selling single in UK chart history not to reach number one. A year later, it was re-issued for Christmas again and reached number six. A second re-issue at Christmas 1986—by which time Wham! had split—stalled outside the top 40.

 

3. BRITNEY SPEARS- MY ONLY WISH (THIS YEAR)

Yes we just had to add a little 90′s bubble gum pop to this list! This song was released originally in the Christmas compilation album Platinum Christmas. In it Spears asks Santa Claus to find her a lover during the holidays. The track received mixed reviews from music critics, however close to decade after release, reviewers felt the song could be considered a holiday classic. In fact, the song even charted in various countries, mainly on Billboard’s Holiday Songs in 2011 and 2012. The song also received success in South Korea, selling over 600,000 units!

 

4. PAUL MCCARTNEY- WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME

Wonderful Christmastime” is a 1979 Christmas song by Paul McCartney. The song was later added as a bonus track on the 1993 CD reissue of Wings’ Back to the Egg album. Following its release as a stand-alone single in the United Kingdom, “Wonderful Christmastime” peaked at No. 6 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart on January 5th 1980. Although the song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States, it did chart for two weeks on Billboard‘s specially designated Christmas Singles chart in December 1984, peaking at No. 10.

5. MARIAH CAREY- ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

 Now you didn’t think we would end this list without this song did you? This song was released by Columbia Records in 1994 as the lead single from her fourth studio albumMerry Christmas. Carey co-wrote and co-produced the song with Walter Afanasieff. An uptempo love song, the instrumentation includes bell chimes and heavy back-up vocals. The song’s lyrics declare that Mariah does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be with her lover. Isn’t that what everyone wants for Christmas?!

 

What are some of your favorite holiday songs? Tell us in the comment section below!

 

Girls Guide To: Stocking-Stuffers!

Not sure about you but when I was a kid one of my favorite things about the holiday’s was seeing what small gift’s I received in my stocking. I would get things like a new hair brush,nail polish,shampoo & conditioner,a new toothbrush and gift cards! Every year I received something different inside! And let me tell you, it was such a thrill to see what inside. Today we will discuss some great girl inspired stocking-stuffer idea’s for all shoppers!

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As previously stated, as a girl I loved getting a brand new hairbrush each year in my stocking! And may we suggest the “Wet Brush”. This brush is soft, flexible and will detangle your childs hair ever so gently! Not only does this brush work best with wet hair but also dry hair! Talk about the brush of your dreams when it comes to having to brush your child’s hair everyday!

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Yet another way to a girls heart! This awesome Shany nail polish set almost includes all the colors under the rainbow! Specifically this set includes 4 pearl shades,4 neon shades,11 matte shades and 5 glitter shades! Everything a nail art enthusiast could ever want!

You can find this set here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005X2F7KI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005X2F7KI&linkCode=as2&tag=youmodfam-20&linkId=RSNBCZGPNPFKMPB

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This miniature One Diretion: Our Moment perfume is a perfect stocking stuffer size! This 3.4 oz bottle (which was co-designed by all five boys) will have every girl falling in love with the scent! The scent features pink grapefruit, forest fruits and red currant! Yummy! Don’t forget this one on your list! 

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This mini sized gift will fit snugly into your stocking! It is the miniature CHI Deep Brilliance Ceramic Straightener! This iron features a temperature control ranging from 160 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, this tool performs up to 40% faster than many straightening irons available today! The straightener glides through curly and coarse hair without inflicting any damage. Perfect for young girls and women of all ages!

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Oh yes, the many variations of gift cards! These are a sure pleaser for anyone these days! The best part is practically every single place you can think of now has them available! We recommend sticking to places like MAC, Sephora,Wet Seal, Bath and Bodyworks, and Charlotte Russe! These are the ultimate and place to shop for all the latest fashions and make up trends!

 

What gift did you enjoy receiving in your stocking each year? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

No one can be more tricky to shop for than your significant other! I know men typically say that us women can be hard to shop for, but in our experience, nothing could be further from the truth! To help solve this problem, we will show you some great gift idea’s that are perfect for him! And just an FYI, this list includes something to do with bacon…yes bacon. If that doesn’t intrigue your man then nothing will!

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So let’s cut right to the chase. Yes this is guaranteed to be the gift of your man’s dreams! Bring home the bacon with these delicious recipes, including appetizers, salads, dinners, and even desserts. Some recipes in this book include: Bacon Reuben Sandwiches Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Apple Bacon German Pancake Chicken Bacon Barbecue Pizza Peanut Butter Bacon Cupcakes and that just to name a few! You could call this the bacon lovers bible! Yum!

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DIY gifts are some of the most memorable gifts, and the easy Mini Monster Bookshelf Brewery gives beer lovers a fun homebrew experience not to be forgotten. Over the course of three weeks, your man can actually watch their homebrew go from raw grain to craft beer: a real craft beer he will be proud of and savor with every sip. Talk about a perfect gift!

pg43tRaR32PKfTHebE32_400Is your sweetie a music lover? If you said yes then this is the COOLEST gift ever! This set of hi-fi stereo speakers plug right into your iPod, iPhone, iPad, MP3 player or comp – oh, and did we mention that they also shoot water into the air while simultaneously syncing to the rhythm of the music?! Yeah, and that’s not all: 4 LED lights reflect off the water as it shoots out the base – you’ve simply got to see this.

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Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! And this is def a gift for made for two! This gift is a variety mix and match gift club! You can send you and your man out to dinner once a month. The next month receive a gift from our gourmet club or maybe a bottle of fine wine and gourmet cheeses from around the world. The choice is yours together! Choose from almost 30 Clubs. Gifts will be sent automatically each month for as many months as you specify. The perfect gift every time!

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Does your guy like a cold strong one every now and then? Well this is the perfect gift for him! He can now enjoy whiskey perfectly chilled and dilution free. Hand carved from high quality granite. Includes a FREE set of whiskey glasses. Set of six whiskey rocks, each measuring 1 x1. Perfect gift for when he’s just having “one of those days!”

 

What gift from above would best suit your sweetheart? Tell us in the comment section below!

 

Gift Guide For Your Co-Workers: Under $20

The holidays are fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing: It’s almost time for the office holiday party. But whether you just want to do a little something nice for your co-workers to spread some holiday cheer or you’re gearing up for the annual Secret Santa gift exchange, gift shopping can be a struggle.

Not sure what to buy for your co-workers this holiday season? Don’t worry. Here are 5 fun and unique gifts that are perfect for the office gift exchange. And the best part? They’re all only $20 or less.

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Help your co-worker never miss a memo again with this playful dinosaur desk organizer. Shaped like a Tyrannosaurus Rex, this organizer features a spring-loaded mouth to hold memos as well as a space to hold pens. It also comes with a notepad, which can be easily stowed away in the back of the organizer.

$12.99 @ Staples

 

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Everyone in your office already runs on coffee, but this mug makes even your co-worker’s third coffee break of the day productive. Designed to look like a yellow notepad with a dry erase marker included, this mug is more than just a vessel for caffeinated beverages it’s a portable place for your co-worker to organize his or her daily tasks.  

$12.95 @ Pier 1

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Lend a hand (literally) to your co-worker with this unique desk organizer. It features a place to hold all of your colleague’s pens and other office supplies as well as a magnetic back that’s perfect for storing items like paper clips. 

$14.99 @ Urban Outfitters

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This 56 cardboard coasters include two full alphabet sets and come packaged in a decorative tin. If you can convince the recipient to keep the coasters in his or her desk, you can take over the conference room table and hold an officewide Scrabble tournament. 

13.99 @ ThinkGeek.com

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Do you have co-workers who make their tea or coffee in the morning, only to rush off to a meeting and come back to a cold beverage? With a mug warmer, they won’t have to waste time running to the office microwave to heat their drinks. They can plug in the warmer right at their desk and let their mug warm up while they work. 

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What gift do you think would best fit your co-workers? Tell us in the comment section below! 

 

Holiday Office Party Recipes!

I am sure a big number of you have an upcoming holiday party to attend this year. As usual, you will be required to bring a treat! Well no worries! On today’s blog we will discuss some yummy treats that you can bring to your upcoming holiday party! You will for sure be the most talked about treat-bringer with one of these recipes below! Stay tuned for the yummy-ness below…

 

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How cute are these Oreo Snowman cookie pops? The reason these are so great is because they are so unique! The usual is the boring cake pop treats. And don’t get us wrong, those are great! These pop’s however, are different, adorable and easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • Oreo Cookies
  • Cake pop sticks
  • Vanilla quick-melt candy coating
  • Orange Tic-Tacs for nose (cut in half)
  • Black frosting for eyes and mouth

Find directions to this yummy treat here: http://www.mommysavers.com/christmas-treats-oreo-snowman-pops/

 

3615537ebe416a8c89a72ec8362bef62Now we know that when you hear the word kabob you automatically think of shrimp,steak and chicken! Well not this time! These holiday Nutella kabob’s are vegan friendly! All you need to make are mini pancakes! Then you string along your favorite kind of fruits! In this recipe specifically we choose strawberries and banana’s to keep up with the holiday color vibe!

Find more details to this recipe here: http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/nutella-mini-pancake-kabobs/16e84ab3-970b-469b-9d1a-615de9ad2c4b/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_content=brunch&utm_campaign=pancake+kabobs&crlt.pid=camp.h0ngmmwKBDpc

 

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How adorable is this cute and yummy snowman cheeseball? Almost too cute to eat right? This snowman made from cream cheese and finely shredded mozzarella cheese!! I’ll bet you thought that was shredded coconut! Wouldn’t he be a nice addition to YOUR party? And so easy to make. You could also put whatever spices you want into this recipe! 

Find this recipe here: http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/12/cute-and-yummy-snowman-cheeseball.html

 

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This adults only drink is dangerously good! It’s basically a liquid dessert in a martini glass! Remember to drink responsibly this holiday season!

Here’s what you will need:

2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounce white chocolate liqueur
1 ounce white creme de cacao
1 ounce half-and-half
Honey and coarse sanding sugar for rim garnish

Pour the honey into a shallow dish and put the sanding sugar in another shallow dish. Coat the rim of the glass in the honey; then dip the rim in the sugar to coat evenly. Set the glass aside.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the vodka, white chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao and half-and-half. Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared martini glass.

 

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This one is a major crowd pleaser! Everyone LOVES hot chocolate! And what better way to share it with everyone than to make an entire crock pot worth! And to top it off having it in the crock pot will keep it warm!

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Hot Water
  • Crockpot

What You’ll Do:

  • Combine Cocoa, Sugar, and Hot Water in large pan.  Stir, and bring to gentle boil.
  • Transfer mixture to crockpot, and add milk.
  • Stir, then cook on high for 2 hours {or low for 4 hours}, or until hot.
  • Pour into mugs or Mason Jar Mugs, then top with Whip Cream and Sprinkles!

What above receipe do you like the most? Tell us in the comment section below!

 

 

Our Most Fav Holiday Movies!

Once this time of year comes around, there is nothing we love more than putting on our warm and cozy PJ’s and watching one of our all time favorite Christmas movies! And boy oh boy are their tons of them! Today’s blog will be about our top five all time favorite Christmas films! As hard as is it to determine this list we are now confident we have narrowed down our list one final time! Take a look below to see what movies we choose —>

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“Buddy the elf what;s you favorite color?” This movie is by far THE best Christmas classic! This movie is a tale of a young orphan who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts on Christmas Eve is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Buddy later learns he is not really an elf. Plus its Will Ferrell and what more could you want in a Christmas movie?

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National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is THE funniest Christmas film by a long shot! The comic misadventures (starring Chevy Chase) of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing, the third and most successful of the series. This is an all time classic that we can’t get enough of! We don’t even know how many times we have watched this film!

 

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When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return. This is the perfect suspenseful/ family comedy to watch over the holiday’s. We’re sure everyone has seen this film a billion and one times and that’s why we had to add it to the list! Classic 90′s Christmas!

 

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“Your gonna shoot your eye out!” And that’s pretty much all we have to say about this movie. Just kidding! If you haven’t seen this one (what are you living under a rock!?) in this film Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40′s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. No Christmas is complete without watching this movie on repeat!

 

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The Santa Clause stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish St. Nick’s trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas. 

 

What is your favorite holiday movie? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Top 5 Gifts Under $10!

With the holiday’s around the corner it seems like we are all running out of time AND money! And if your anything like us then you probably wait until the last min to do your holiday shopping! Well with that in mind, today on our blog we will discuss the top 5 gifts that are quick and under $10! Sounds too good to be true, but we promise you this is no joke! Take a look below if you still don’t believe us —->

 

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Need a thoughtful teacher gift? While this project does need a few days to complete (to allow drying time for the paint) it is easy enough for your kids to on their own with very little assistance from you! Even the materials are easy to find at your local craft store.
Here is what you will need:
plain 4×4″ tiles
chalkboard paint
paint brushes
buttons
felt
tacky glue (or hot glue)
        chalkribbon & gift tag for packaging
 
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Sharpie mugs are all over Pinterest, but do they really work? Usually not in most case’s. The secret to making sure the ink really sticks is to use oil based Sharpies! Make sure to keep these mugs out of the dishwasher if you want to ensure the ink to last even longer! This is such a fun & easy project and an awesome DIY gift idea!
Here is what you need:
Plain mug
Sharpie paint oil-based markers or DecoArt glass paint markers
pencil (optional)
masking tape (optional)
   
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Did you know sugar contains natural alpha-hydrolic acids that exfoliate & soften your skin? This simple yet super effective homemade sugar scrub uses only 3 ingredients, takes just minutes to make, costs just a fraction of expensive store bought scrubs, and smells absolutely amazing!  This is one gift everyone is sure to love!

Here is what you need:
1 cup white sugar
1/4+ cups Coconut oil 
Lemon essential oil
8 oz. mason jar
 
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This easy DIY gift is beyond gorgeous! In fact this gift is something that I would keep up all year round! Your friends and family wont believe it when you tell them you created this masterpiece all on your own!
Here’s what you will need:
8X10 paper
Scissors
Rubberbands
Planting pot
Tree branch with many multiple arms
Sand (to hold down the tree branch inside pot)
 
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Now this DIY gift has to the easiest to make! Not to mention the prettiest! Give this gift to a friend or family member and guaranteed they will believe you spend at least $25 on this gorgeous wreath! You can even make one with different non holiday colors so they have something to hang up all year long!
Here’s what you will need:
Foam ring
Different sized plastic ornaments
Hot Glue sticks
Hot Glue Gun
 

Do you have any creative holiday gifts? Let us know in the comment section below!

 
 

 

 

Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fashion Show

Yes ladies it’s that time of year again! You know, the time where Victoria’s Secret has their annual fashion show and we all are in envy of the 6’0 ft tall models and their KILLER bodies! This year the show was held in London, England at Earls Court for the first time ever. And it just wouldn’t be a VS Fashion show without A list celeb performers! This year the show featured Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift! And we must say they all totally rocked the house! Today we will take a look at some of the guests and performers that attended and rocked the PINK carpet!

 

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Here we have Mel B a.k.a Scary Spice and her handsome hubby Stephen Belafonte. Mel wore an adorable all white two piece suit. Meanwhile Stephen stuck with the black on black suit. We gotta say we love this ying/yang color scheme! Seems like just yesterday the Spice Girls were the performing act at the VS show. However, it was a good 6 years ago! We don’t know about you, but we demand a Spice Girl comeback to the show sometime in the future! Who’s with us? Girl Power!

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Another adorable couple in attendance was 1/5 of One Direction Liam Payne and girlfriend Sophia Smith. Liam Payne only had eyes for his one and only lady at the glamour-packed event. Liam was quoted saying ‘My girlfriend’s studying fashion at university so we’re here on a purely fashion basis! Now that’s the best excuse if we’ve ever heard one! We must say these two where the best dressed couple of the entire night! Watch out David and Victoria Beckham. There is now a new couple on the rise!

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WOW! WOW! WOW! Not only was Taylor Swift rocking the stage but also the PINK carpet! Taylor stunned us all with this killer white top and high slit skirt. As some of you may know Taylor is very close to 6’0 ft and has legs for days! This was a perfect look for her! Maybe next year V.S. should just put Taylor in a bedazzled bikini too. Let’s get this girl a pair of wings already.

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Another female to rock the house was power-house singer Ariana Grande! We couldn’t find any pictures of Ariana walking the PINK carpet but we did find this shot of her on stage! Ariana rocked a cute black sequined two piece body suit with a cute pink and blue leopard print half skirt! She might have been the shortest female on stage but her amazing voice makes her stand taller than all the rest!

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Here’s a familiar face that we haven’t seen in a while! Yes that’s right, Miss.Ellie Goulding! Ellie sported a cute strapless black dress with an adorable bright white heel! Ellie has always had her very own sense of style and she feel nothing short of that when it came to attending this event! We love this look!

 

Who do you think was the best dresses at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show? Let us know in the comment section below!