Monday, June 27, 2011

Dance Makeup

On Saturday I invited a good friend over and offered to do her hair and makeup for the dance we were both going to later that night. Here's how hers turned out...

I did her foundation and powder first and applied bronzer on her cheeks and on the edges of her forehead and face. On her eyes I used black, red brown, gold, and bright gold shadows (all from the Coastal Scents shimmer palette.) I lined the eyes with a black liner and black mascara. I like the way it turned out. It looks cool with her blue eyes. I also filled in her eyebrows with a light brown eyeshadow from Maybelline.

Emma, another one of my friends. I wanted to share this picture cuz she's wearing blue mascara! Pretty cool!

And her hair looked so cool. I told her I'd put a picture of it on the blog. :)

I love dances! I feel like there arent many other occasions during the month to take time to get all pretty. I didn't have much time to get myself all dressed up cuz I helped Kelsh get ready but next time for sure.

Have a good week. :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

outfit of the day!

So this was sort of a failure because I don't know how to pose or open my eyes wide :) but I wanted to show an outfit. There's not a ton of variety within brands here but if I do more of these, I'll try to show different styles/brands/price points/etc. Enjoy and try not to judge my cranky expressions! :)

Shirt- cropped from American Eagle- got it on clearance last summer
High-waisted white shorts- American Eagle- around $36 I believe
white undershirt- Aeropostale- buy two for $16 or something cheap :)
Belt- American Eagle, online- also around $36
Sandals- can you guess? American Eagle, it was buy one get one half off, my mom got the other pair. This pair was originally $24.50.
Cat necklace- it was a gift :)
If I could do this outfit over, I would pick a different shirt. It needs to be tucked in or shorter, but at the current length, it does not compliment the outfit like I hoped it would.
Everything except the shirt should still be available.
I did my makeup with the Naked Palette- Hustle all over lid, Buck and Toasted in Crease (Creep to define), Naked as a brow highlight, Virgin as my inner corner highlight. UD eyeliner in Rockstar for above lashline. NYX Mocha for my cheeks and Revlon lipgloss in Coral Reef for my lips. Not that it's very apparent in the pictures, but I like the way it turned out. I might do a picture tutorial soon for something similar.
Thanks to my brother Seth for taking these! Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll try to post before the end of the month- June hasn't been a great month for this blog.


Side note: I don't fake tan, ever. Like Naomi, I'm against that. Going outside provides a better effect for free! :D

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Latest Obsession and Polish of the Week

My latest obsession... Neutral nail polishes. My collection of these little beauties is growing and I just had to get a picture. In order: Revlon Iced Mauve, Milani Disco Lights, Sonia Kashuk Tauped, OPI Barefoot in Barcelona, Essie Sand Tropez, China Glaze Fifth Avenue, Essie French Affair, and Mauve from Forever 21. Love them.

Rhiana bought me this one for my birthday. OPI Barefoot in Barcelona. Love it.

And my polish of the week: Zoya Dove. With some cute little stickers :) I messed up my pinky a little bit. And this was taken a few days after I painted them so the edges are a little worn but for the most part, I loved the way it turned out.

I'll try to post again this weekend. But that's it for now. :)


Monday, June 13, 2011

recent makeup & a latest obsession

First, just some pictures of makeup within the last month or so (I know, I've been so bad about taking pictures and updating... :/) The green is my most recent, and in my defense, I haven't been doing my makeup often at all. I really liked it for the color- I've been in such a neutral block that it was nice to experiment. I feel like it's this way for a lot of girls- getting so into makeup and wild color and then starting to only wear browns. I got the Naked palette by Urban Decay recently, and I love it :) post on that coming up soon, but I was tired of doing product reviews. The three different looks pictured are a cranberry shimmer look (Mac's Cranberry was the star of this show), which was the longest ago; a brown neutral (CS matte palette- I was a fan of this look) and the green summer-y look (mix of CS matte/shimmer palettes and the colors Virgin and Darkhorse from the UD palette.) Be warned, there's a lot of pictures, mostly of my eyes way up close, since I rarely get a good shot of my whole face. Lip colors were either Viva Glam Gaga II or Rimmel Kiss, blush in the green look was NYX Mocha. Whew, that was a lot of boring typing.
Onto pictures. . .

cranberry eyes

brown neutral eyes

and the one with the most pictures- green eyes

My forehead looks so big here, and in most pictures. Pretty sure this isn't a real life thing. I hope.

So there you have it, my most recent makeup pictures. I miss doing my makeup, I'm going to try to get more into it.
And for the mini latest obsession- toe rings! I should take some pictures of my cheap but super cute finds :) they make even my pudgy little toes bearable. I love them! I think on my list of posts-I-really-need-to-do is a fashion post- something I have been getting way more in to.
I'll try to post again, soon! :)
Hope everyone had a great Monday,