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Exclusive Interview with Vlada Haggerty

For the past few months, we have been working on our sixth phone case with VladaMUA! Everything about Vlada’s designs screams uniqueness, creativity, and taking things to a new level. Which is why we couldn’t resist collaborating with her once again! This is our exclusive interview with the Ukrainian-born makeup artist herself where she talks about what inspires her and her journey in the beauty industry. Enjoy!

1. You have designed five cases with us and each one is completely different from the other. Where do you draw inspiration from and how do you know if it has never been done before?

I do my best to research images if I have an idea, just to make sure. Also, I try to stay away from very obvious ideas, because chances are, it’s been done before. I love to go to craft stores to find inspiration. All the different textures, colors, ribbons, fabrics just make my mind sparkle!

2. I’m sure that you’ve had many companies try to collaborate with you. Why did you choose to put your artwork and ideas into the hands of Fifth & Ninth?

For me working with companies comes down to working with people. And Fifth & Ninth people really get me!

3. How long does it typically take you to design each lip look?

It depends on the complexity. Anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours. Usually the painted designs take the longest for me.

4. Many of your designs, including your newest collaboration with us, features bumble bees and honeycombs. Is there a particular reason as to why you consistently incorporate these into your designs?

I just love bees! My great grandfather was a beekeper. He had a little bee farm in the woods and every summer I used to come visit him there and watch him work. My family taught me to respect the bees because they work so hard and are so important for having food on the table (my great grandparents grew their own fruits and vegetables). Also, mom calls me bee sometimes because I work so much haha!

5. You went from putting your designs on your own lips, to other makeup companies stealing your ‘lip drip’ designs, to becoming Smashbox’s ‘lip editor in chief’ all within the span of four years. How crazy has your journey been? What experiences have been the most memorable?

It’s been so surreal! I’ve learned so much through all of these experiences! The most memorable and iconic for me personally was meeting and working for Pat McGrath when she first launched her makeup line. She is the inspiration to all of us!

6. Do you have anything to say to young artists who may be scared to make the jump and start pursuing their dreams in the beauty and fashion industry?

Fear is what keeps you away from achieving your dreams. Looking back, all of the best things that happened in my career were really scary at first. Make the jump, it’s worth it!

As you can see, Vlada’s heart of gold and amazing sense of creativity are just two of the many reasons why we absolutely love working with her! Hopefully her words have inspired you as much as they have inspired us. Check out Vlada’s newest case ‘Bee Kind’ by clicking the link here!

Xoxo, The Fifth & Ninth Team!

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Exclusive Interview with Liane V

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We’ve been keeping a secret! We recently collaborated with the beautiful, funny, and extremely outgoing Liane V! Liane is a social media influencer who has dominated the online entertainment industry on platforms such as Vine, Instagram, and Youtube. She preaches positivity and is an inspiration to her fans and to all of those around her. Prior to the launch of her case, we had a chat with Liane in order to get to know her better and to hear her story. Enjoy our exclusive interview with Liane V!

1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be an entertainer?

When I was in high school I realized that I wanted to be an entertainer. I loved performing at talent shows and recitals. My family owned a DJ company and I would always perform at parties.

2. Was there anyone that you looked up to while you were growing up? Did they inspire you to do what you do now?

I looked up to artists like, Beyonce, JLo, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey. They definitely inspire me to do what I do now.

3. You chose not to attend college and moved to Los Angeles instead in order to pursue your dream. What was the first step that you took once you moved there?

The first steps I took once I moved to LA was to sign up for dance classes, acting classes, and vocal coaching.

4. When you are creating a career for yourself, there will always be people who will try to drag you down and discourage you. What do you have to say to those people today?

Those people end up congratulating you, and say things like. “ I knew you could do it!” You just can’t listen to other people’s opinions that discourage your dreams. I’m not the kind of person that will tell them “I told you so.” I just smile and continue to stay focused on what I love doing. Let my work speak for itself.

5. When we reached out to you for a case collaboration, what made you want to design a case that also functioned as a mirror? And how did you come up with the small quotes on each case?

I wanted to design something I personally could use and also have a positive message behind it. I use my mirror case all the time at shoots, or touching up my glam. It’s very handy and all a lot of my friends ask to use it too! Also I love adding the quotes or words to remind us to stay positive. Just a touch of inspiration.

We just wanted to give a HUGE thank you to Liane for taking some time out of her busy schedule to talk with us! Stay tuned for her case’s release date, which we will be posting about very soon. It’s the kind of case that anyone and everyone will love, and we guarantee that you’ll all be just as obsessed as we are!

Xoxo, The Fifth & Ninth Team!

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Products You Need For This Holiday Season

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Having trouble with your holiday shopping? Us here at Fifth & Ninth know how frustrating it can be finding gifts all in one place for all of the different people in your life. So, we decided to help you out! From the “Edgy Girl” who only wears all black to the “Foodie” who is constantly posting on Instagram about what she is eating, we’ve got you covered on presents that they will absolutely LOVE!

The Edgy Girl is FIERCE and everything she wears has to be bold. We know a couple accessories that will surely satisfy her daring style…

“Cannes” Sunnies

What’s better than a new pair of sunglasses? We recently released five new pairs of sunnies that are perfect all year around. Just because the weather is colder doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to have any sunny days!

Our “Cannes” sunnies are sure to make a statement when paired with any outfit.

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‘Real Talk’ Case

Black and white clothes are major staples in every “Edgy” girl’s closet. Get her a case that she can pair with any and every outfit!

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“YLS” Case

If the “Edgy Girl” in your life doesn’t have this case, then her life probably sucks (no offense.)

We love Yves Saint Laurent as much as the next person, so we drew inspiration from a YSL handbag for this case! It’s simple, but bold, and will definitely turn some heads.

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“Tropez” Sunnies

Bright accessories are a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit. Our crimson “Tropez” sunnies are great for a girl who is trendy and daring.

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‘Jet Black’ Beauty Bank Compact Mirror + Portable Charger

The Beauty Bank is the perfect gift for any occasion, especially the holiday season! Whether fixing your eyeshadow or making sure your lipstick is still in place, the Beauty Bank will keep you pretty and powered.

Choose our ‘Jet Black’ Beauty Bank for your favorite “Edgy Girl” who is always doing her best to look her best.

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The beauty lover is a GLAM GODDESS and absolute makeup junkie. All she can think about is the newest palette that’s dropping. Why not get a gift to REFLECT her style…

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“Positive Vibes” Case

Our newest collaboration with the beautiful Liane V is the perfect phone case for the beauty lover in your life! It doubles as a protective phone case AND a mirror.

Instead of opening her camera app or going through her purse for a makeup mirror, she can just flip her phone around to make sure her makeup is in place!

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Our ‘Red Drip’ and ‘KYLIE’ Cases

Fall and winter are the best seasons to rock red lips. If you’ve got a makeup junkie in your life that can’t leave the house without her red liquid lipstick, these two cases are great gift options.

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‘Don’t Need You’ Bag

Every glam goddess knows the struggle of constantly losing her makeup in her purse. And the struggle of a makeup product exploding all over her brand new Louis bag!

Prevent that from happening with our ‘Don’t Need You’ bag. Not only will it keep all of your fellow beauty lover’s makeup intact, it will also allow her to see whats inside without opening it!

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Beauty Glass

This screen protector not only keeps your phone safe and crack-free, but it also doubles as a mirror!

Forget about opening the camera app when your phone doesn’t even need to be powered on for the Beauty Glass to work its magic!

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Pink Swarovski Beauty Bank

Every makeup fanatic knows how important it is to have a compact mirror on them at all times. Trust us, the beauty lover in your life will be absolutely OBSESSED with our Swarovski Beauty Bank!

Not only is it an illuminating compact mirror with both a 1x normal mirror and 3x magnified mirror, it also serves as a portable phone charger!

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From brunch till dessert the foodie can’t contain themselves around a pretty platter. They’ll love to indulge in these tech accessories that remind them of their favorite treats.

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‘Sushi’ Case

We’ve created many cases here at Fifth & Ninth that look good enough to eat, and our ‘Sushi’ case is definitely one of them!

If you’re constantly seeing that special someone in your life snapping pics of spicy tuna rolls and rainbow rolls, this is the case that they NEED in their life!

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‘Stay Cool’ and ‘Eat In & Get Out’ cases

Whether your fellow foodie has a sweet tooth or prefers the savory side, our case collaborations with Brielle Biermann are sure to satisfy both!

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‘Flowers & Fries’ Case

French fries are easily one of the best foods to ever exist. And the food lover in your life most definitely has a fry obsession just like we do!

Get her our ‘Flowers & Fries’ case so she can look at her favorite guilty pleasure all day long.

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Gold Beauty Bank

If you know someone who is obsessed with food, then you’ve probably seen them way too many times with food in their teeth.

Save her from the embarrassment and get her a Beauty Bank! Not only is it an illuminating compact mirror with both a 1x normal mirror and 2x magnified mirror so she can make sure she’s looking flawless, but it also doubles as a phone charger!

F&N isn’t just for fashionable females, we have plenty of gifts the guys in your lives will love. Why not treat them while you treat yourself…

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‘Dominate The Day’

One of the best gifts in life is the gift of giving back. All proceeds of our ‘Dominate The Day’ case go towards the Dominate The Day Foundation that was created to carry out the legacy of Jordan Williams Sebastian.

This foundation provides kids with tutoring, mentoring, and sports camps in order to help them become the best versions of themselves! To learn more about the foundation, click here.

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Genuine Leather Car Charger

Keep your mans car looking luxurious inside and out with this F&N genuine leather car charger!

This car charger consists of two charging ports and a durable genuine leather strip.

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Black Leather Charging Cable

Get that special someone of yours one of the best gifts that he could possibly ask for, a phone charger that won’t break and fray in a month!

Our genuine leather charging cables are extremely durable and allow your man to charge his phone in style.

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Camouflage iPhone Case

‘Incognito’ case

Does that special guy in your life have a love for camo print? If so, you HAVE to get this case for him!

It’s the perfect case for both men and women to rock on their phones, as well as extremely protective with an impact resistant bumper and slim fit that won’t take up too much room in your pocket.

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Tempered Glass Screen Protector

An amazing gift that both men and women will appreciate is a new screen protector! Yes, protectors may be great at preventing our actual screens from cracking, but after a few months they start to look old and dirty.

A fresh screen protector will have anyone’s phone looking brand new! And if you want to keep your own phone screen looking good as new all the time, check out our Empire Club where we supply you with a new screen protector monthly, quarterly, or yearly!

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We hope that you have a fun and safe Holiday season! If you purchase anything listed above, be sure to post on instagram and tag us @fifthandninth! We love seeing how you guys rock your favorite products. If you’re still struggling with gift shopping, click the link here to check out our gift guide!

Xoxo, The Fifth & Ninth Team!

Why You Absolutely Need The Beauty Bank On Halloween Night

Trust us, we’ve all been there. You’re out at night having the time of your life and you pull out your phone to take pictures and videos of you and your friends, and then one out of two things happen: A) your phone is either dead or clinging on to life at 5% or B) you check yourself out in your camera and realize that you’re looking like a total mess from dancing around for hours.

These two tragedies can make the night go from 100 to 0 real quick. And with Halloween quickly approaching, we all want to look our best and be able to document all of our favorite halloween festivities. Whether it be parties, running through haunted houses, or putting your costumes together with your friends. Now, you’re probably wondering how you’re able to make the night go perfectly. And we’ve got you covered with The Beauty Bank. An illuminating compact mirror that serves as a portable charger for your phone!

Trick or Treating

Whether you are going trick or treating yourself, or you’re taking your younger siblings, it’s always good to have a fully charged phone with you. Going door to door and grabbing as much candy as possible on Halloween night is always fun. But when your phone is dead and you’re left without directions to get back home or a flashlight when it gets dark outside, it’s not going to be as much fun anymore!

The Beauty Bank can solve this problem! It can charge your phone fully up to two times so you’ll never have to worry about running out of battery.

Halloween Parties

Whether you’re going out to the bars or a party that your friend is having on Halloween night, you can definitely expect to break a sweat from the huge crowd and from dancing!

Save yourself time from waiting on the long bathroom line to check yourself in the mirror and just bring your Beauty Bank with you! Pull it out in the middle of the dance floor and it’s illuminating mirror will show you if anything is out of place.

Getting Ready With Your Friends

Planning out costumes with your besties and then getting together to do each other’s hair and makeup is easily one of the best parts of Halloween! However, there can’t possibly be enough mirrors in your friends room for all of you! Pull out the Beauty Bank if you’re stuck mirror-less and start getting ready!

And a bonus: keep your phone charging while you’re getting ready. It’ll be equipped to take thousands of pictures of you and your friends later in the night!

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The Perfect Selfie

Did you create a work of art on your face and your phone camera just isn’t doing it justice? Maybe you spent hours drawing skeleton teeth on your lips or creating perfect whiskers on your cheeks for your cat costume and you just NEED everyone to see your masterpiece.

Turn on your Beauty Bank’s illuminating light and hold it behind your phone as you snap the perfect selfie. We promise it’ll show off every detail!

The Beauty Bank is always there for you, it’s extremely reliable, and it’s always gonna help you look your best! It is easily our best friend. And hopefully now it will be yours too! Shop our Beauty Banks now to ensure that you’re fully charged and looking amazing on Halloween night and every night. We’ve got four colors to choose from, ‘Golden’, ‘Platinum’, ‘Jet Black’, and ‘Rose’. And each one comes with it’s own micro USB cable!

Us here at Fifth & Ninth hope that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! If you’re still looking for costume ideas, click the link here to check out our ‘Halloween Costumes Inspired by VladaMUA’.

Xoxo, The Fifth & Ninth Team!

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