How to Create a Holiday Wishlist

Holiday season

While you may no longer be writing a letter to Santa, a holiday wishlist is still a great way to let your friends and family know exactly what you want this year. For those who have never created a digital wishlist before, here are some great places to get started.

Pinterest is loved by many due to the way in which it is so easy to use, as well as being plenty of fun. When it comes to a holiday wishlist, Pinterest lays everything out in a beautiful visual format, meaning that your loved ones will be able to quickly skim through to view all of the items. You can add content to your wishlist from any website on the internet, and, once you are done, you can then share it with anybody that has an email address, even if they do not have their own Pinterest account.

Amazon Wish List
Amazon is one of the largest stores on the internet, meaning that you are likely to be able to find just about anything you could want on there. The site’s wish list feature is extremely popular and can be accessed by anyone that searches for your username. Once an item has been paid for, Amazon takes care of all of the delivery details and will ship it straight to your door, with this streamlined process being one of its main advantages. For those who want to create more than one wishlist, Amazon makes this easy, enabling you to control who has access to each list.

One of the top wishlist apps for smartphones, WishMindr has a pleasant interface that is easy to use, and allows you to save items from every website out there in a variety of different ways. When it comes to sharing your list, there are so many ways in which you can do this, from email to text message to social media, meaning that you will be able to share it with just about anyone.

Wishpot is one of the top wishlist websites out there, and, after signing up for an account, you will quickly understand why. In addition to being able to add items from any website, Wishpot also offers a ‘reserve’ feature, which means that once your friends and family have decided what they want to buy, they can easily reserve it until they are ready to make the purchase, and nobody else will be able to buy it in the meantime. Wishpot also monitors the pricing of your product across the internet, and will send you a notification if there are any price drops.

There are many different ways in which you can create a digital holiday wishlist, and the website or app that you choose should depend on the types of gifts that you are hoping to receive. While the Amazon wish list feature is the most convenient, this limits you to products sold by Amazon, whereas most other sites will allow you to add products from all over the internet, so do spend some time exploring your options before picking one.


Pinterest Beauty Predictions for 2016

At the end of each year, social media site Pinterest predicts what the next year will bring when it comes to fashion, beauty lifestyle and more. OROGOLD takes a look at some of the most exciting Pinterest beauty predictions for 2016.

Woman with natural hair

Natural Hair
For those of you who hate spending precious time styling your hair, this Pinterest beauty prediction will make you quite happy. Pinterest predicts that this year will see us all put aside our styling products and tools and embrace our natural hair texture. Whether it be curly, wavy or straight, it is time to let your natural hair shine!

Coffin nails.

Coffin Nails
Coffin nails are an oblong shaped style, resembling the shape of a coffin. While this may seem quite dark, the nails are anything but, looking fierce but sophisticated at the same time. Pinterest saw a massive 4 million coffin-shaped nail ideas being pinned in 2015, and with this showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, it is something we can expect to see much more of in 2016.

Woman with blue hair.

Mermaid-Inspired Locks
Tying in well with the natural hair prediction are mermaid-inspired locks, which are all thanks to a new trend called fluid hair painting. This is a new hair dyeing technique, in which the hair is fanned out onto a large surface and painted in large sections, creating a beautiful gradient effect. Subtle pastel shades have been popular in 2015, and we all predict this to continue on throughout this year.

Woman with au naturel look

Clean, Androgynous Makeup
While 2015 was the year of contouring and strobing, Pinterest predicts that 2016 will pave the way for simple and androgynous makeup. This will be quite a change from the different beauty looks that we have seen in 2015, and OROGOLD is excited to see how the androgynous makeup trend develops.

Eyebrow grooming

Eyebrow Grooming
There has been quite an emphasis on eyebrow grooming lately, and this is a trend that will definitely continue. If you aren’t blessed with naturally thick brows, OROGOLD suggests trying out some of the many new eyebrow products that have appeared on the market, from gels to powders to pencils, all of which will help to create a bold and natural-looking brow.

Cat eyes

Inspired by Adele
Adele’s signature cat-eyes are almost as distinct as her voice, and Pinterest predicts that we will be seeing this style replicated much more in 2016. There are many different ways to create this look for yourself, and if you truly want to exude an Adele vibe, OROGOLD suggests pairing your cat eyes with nude lips and the singer’s statement blush.

Man having  a manicure

While manicures have always been popular amongst women, it would seem as though more men will be catching onto this beauty secret in 2016. The mani and pedi aimed at men is looking to become much more mainstream, so keep an eye out for it at your local nail salon!

From an exciting new hair dyeing technique bringing us mermaid-inspired locks, to even more of an emphasis being placed on beautifully groomed brows, it seems as though 2016 will be filled with style and sophistication. OROGOLD looks forward to seeing more of these looks as 2016 progresses.