Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wedding Guest FOTD/OOTD

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful vintage style wedding. I know its that time of the year again when weddings seem to be happening everywhere so I thought this would be fun to share what I wore outfit & makeup wise and how I came up with this particular look.

When attempting to decide on what to wear I knew for the outfit I wanted to go with something chic and classy but with some color to it. I also wanted the style to be something mature but still youthful. Height wise I'm only 5 ft, so its very easy to quickly fall into that looking like I'm in high school again or younger category. Since I currently did not own anything that fit this description I had to go dress hunting. You all know that I am a bargain hunter, so I set a limit for myself on the dress of about $30. I went to several different places and tried on countless dresses in various styles. Places like H&M, Charlotte Russe, Sidecca, Forever 21, Papaya, JC Penny's, Macy's.....the list goes on. I just couldn't seem to find what I was looking for. Then I decided to go to Ross. I remembered that years ago I had been able to find some really nice inexpensive dresses there. I had immediately found several that I liked and this is the gorgeous blue dress I ended up purchasing!

I love everything about this dress! The first thing that caught my eye was the color. Its a beautiful shade of blue and so bright! Below are some more specific details that I love about the dress.

-I really like the V neckline the dress has. I feel it creates a really nice flattering shape to the upper half of the dress while still keeping it fun and youthful with the ruffle detail.
-I also really enjoy how the dress is gathered towards the center and then just casually drapes down below the chest area. I thing this is a really flattering cut that would be great for a variety of body shapes. It gives you that nice feminine shape on the upper half while at the same time being loose on the bottom half so it doesn't cling to tightly anywhere to accentuate my not so flat stomach.

For the shoes I decided to just go with something I had. Since the wedding was supposed to be vintage style I choose to wear these. These I purchased a while back at Payless for around $20. All the little cutouts and details on them reminded me of something vintage.

Side View
For makeup I decided to I wanted to do kind of a Hollywood Glam type of look but to use orange somewhere to complement the blue in the dress. They are both complementary colors of each other and when paired together it creates a really nice effect.
I ended up applying a bright orange/coral type of color on my lips and also painting my toes that color.

Makeup Used:
Face: Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse set with E.l.f. Complexion Perfection. I then used Nyc Mosaic Face Powder in All Over Bronze Glow to contour and warmup my face.
Eyes: I first started off with the Maybelline color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze and applied it to my crease and all over my lid. I then used the Wetnwild color icon single in Brulee(Matte Cream) under my brow, the matte medium brown from the Wetnwild Vanity palette just above the crease, the shimmery bronze color from Wnw Vanity (in the crease, on the lid and lower lashline). I applied the dark matte brown from the Wnw Vanity on the out third of the crease and the Wnw Color Icon single in Panther(Matte Black) on the outer forth of the crease. I used the e.l.f. shimmer eyeliner pencil in Ivory on the inner corner, the E.l.f. cream liner in brown on the lower lashline and the black on the upper lashliner. Lastly I applied the e.l.f. volume plumping mascara to my lower lashes and the Eyelure Katy Perry Lashes in Cool Kitty.
Lips: Revlon's Kiss Me Coral

I also used these earrings I have because I thought they went well with the whole vintage theme as well.

And here is the look with the eyes closed. For my hair I just decided to do me regular hairstyle and straighten it :)
A picture of  us at the wedding

Here are some pictures from the Wedding taking by my good friend Ernesto Chavez. Make sure you go checkout his facebook page
 and his site ernestochavezphoto.com
to see more of his work.

This is a sign a painted for the wedding. Doesn't he look so cute holding it?

Friday, June 1, 2012

TV Inspired Collab: Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice

Who is Lydia Deetz? "Photo Credit"
A Closer Look at her Makeup
"Photo Credit"

My Lydia Inspired Look
 Tutorial for the Look:

Products Used:
Sephora 12 hr Jumbo Pencil in Violet "All over lid & up to browbone, Lower lashline"
Wetnwild Color Icon Single in Glamrock"Under Brow,Above crease, Inner Corner, and Lower Lashline"
Wetnwild Color Icon single in Panther "Outer Fourth of Crease and Eyebrows"
Hot Topic Black Heart Baked Eyeshadow (Fuchsia colored)  "Lid"
Hot Topic War Paint Beauty Shadow in Skinny Dip "Outer Third of Crease"
E.l.f. Cream Liner in Black "Wing on Upper Lashline and Outer Forth of Lower Lashline"
E.l.f. Dramatic Lashkit & LashGrip Lash Adhesive "False Lashes on Outer Part of Eye"

Sephora 12 Hr Jumbo Pencil in Black "To Line Upper Lip"
E.l.f. Matte Lipcream in Praline "To Fill inside Black Liner and Blend with Black"
NYC Lipstick in Retro Red "Lower Lip"
NYC Lipstick in Petal "Center on Lower Lip"

Loreal True Match Foundation
E.l.f High Definition Powder "As a Setting Powder"
 Milani Minerals Blush in Sweet Rose "On Center of Cheekbone"

To Contour I used the following items variously on my face:
 NYC Mosaic Face Powder in All Over Bronze Glow "Hallows of Cheeks, Nose, Temples"
Nyx Runway Palette in Bohemian Rhapsody "Used Grey and Black on Hallow of Cheeks, Chin, Jaw, Nose, and Under Eyes"
Hot Topic Trio "Under Eyes and Hallows of Cheeks"

Hope you like it! Don't forget to go checkout the other TV Inspired looks by the other participants.  :)

Here are their Links:

Yt Channel: Redheadphd
Title: Mad Men's Joan Holloway FOTD
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihymPia7GUw

Yt Channel: Kellywolstenhom1
Title: New Girl Zooey D. Look
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDf3NpwmtWM&lc=zlS7hBdKoShoCToDPVzQ5DhBysdPBPt4e2PhNJG3qSA&feature=inbox

Laurie Ann
Yt Channel: Beautymakeupandmore
Title: Nina Dobrev Inspired Look
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym8K0RLjCMU

Blog: Beauty is my Crush
Title: True Blood: Sookie Stackhouse Inspired Makeup
Link: http://beautyismycrush.blogspot.com/2012/05/affordable-true-blood-sookie-stackhouse.html

Blog: Southern Gorgeous
Title: Glamazon Collab: TV Inspired Makeup Irene Adler
Link: http://southerngorgeous.blogspot.com/2012/05/glamazon-collab-tv-inspired-makeup.html

Blog: Vibrancy On a Brush
Title: House M.D.-Inspired Manicure
Link: http://vibrantbrush.blogspot.com/2012/05/may-collab-house-md-inspired-manicure.html

Yt Channel: BeausicBlog
Title: Dianna Agron/Quinn Fabray Glee Season 3 Finale Inspired Makeup
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HsO7v7OQMY&feature=youtu.be

Blog: Bewitching Beauty MUA
Title: NCIS:Abby/ Strawberry Shortcake
Link: http://bewitchingbeautymua.blogspot.com/2012/06/glamazon-collab-may-tv-characters.html

Saturday, May 19, 2012

FOTD 5/18 "Blue Violet Bliss"

Some days I wake up and have the sudden urge to wear a certain color. As you can tell from my blog, Youtube, and Facebook I have a slight obsession with purple so this tends to happen most with that color.

For the eyes I wanted to do something a little on the smokey side but still keep them colorful. As for the rest of the face I decided on giving the cheeks a warm soft rosy glow and finishing off the look with a warm pink lip.

The look with the eyes open

With the eyes closed. Not sure what happened to my eyebrow here.haha
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Eyes: Tightline and lower lashline (Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream Liner )"Brown Color", All over Lid as a base (Sephora 12 hr jumbo Pencil in Violet), Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara in Waterproof, Inner Corner (E.l.f. Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil)

Cheeks: On upper cheekbone, hallows of my cheeks and temples (Nyc Mosiac Face Powder in All Over Bronze Glow), Upper Cheekbone (Milani Minerals Blush in Mai Tai)
(From left to right)Eyeshadows Used: Nyx Runway Palette in Bohemian Rhapsody, Hot Topic Baked Shadows in Lavender & Violet, Wetnwild Color Icon Single in Panther & Brulee

Shadows Used:
Crease: Matte Grey from Nyx Runway Palette
Inner Half of Lid: Hot Topic Lavender(On Left)
Outer Half of Lid: Hot Topic Violet (On Right)
Upper Lashline: Wetnwild Panther
Brow: Wetnwild Brulee

CoverGirl Lipstick in It's Your Mauve

Monday, April 30, 2012

Playful Pastels-Glamazon Spring Collab

For my Spring Inspired look I chose to to something a little more subtle this time. For this look I wanted to add playfulness to it by adding a pastel color but at the same time keep everything soft while still enhancing some of my features.

In this video I explain a little more about the look and show what products I used:

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Products Used:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald (All over the lid and gently blended up to the crease)
Wetnwild Color Icon Single in Brulee (Under the eyebrow)
Milani Easyliner in Espresso (Lower lashline, Upper waterline, and Outerhalf of Upper lashline)
Loreal Wear Infinite in Sable (Under liner on Lower lashline)
E.l.f. Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil (Inner Corner and tearduct)
E.l.f. Natural Lashes

Milani Mineral Blush in Sunset Beach (Hallows of cheeks, blended up to temples, and upper cheekbone)

Nyc Lipstick in Mousse

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Hope you all enjoyed the look. I hope this gives you that extra push to experiment with some color and just remember that colorful eye looks don't always have to be dramatic. They can be soft and subtle too.  ;)

Make sure you go checkout all the Glamazon Spring inspired looks by the other participants:

Blog: Makeup Insider
Title: Glamazon Collab - Spring Inspired Makeup using Estée Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelée, Topaz Chameleon
Link: http://www.makeupinsider.net/2012/04/glamazon-collab-spring-inspired-makeup.html

Blog: The Glam Goddess
Title: Glamazon Spring Collab-Hydrangea Inspired
Link: http://britters89.blogspot.com/2012/04/glamazon-spring-collab.html

Blog: Polish and Such
Title: Glamazon April Collab - Spring Splatter Mani
Link: http://polishandsuch.blogspot.com/2012/04/glamazon-april-collab-spring-splatt...

Laurie Ann:
Youtube Username: beautymakeupandmore
Title: Tutorial: springtime look
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--W19uzdD5k

Blog: Beauty is my Crush
Title: Spring Makeup Collaboration
Link: http://beautyismycrush.blogspot.com/2012/04/spring-makeup-collaboration.html

Blog: Luvlifebeauty
Title: Spring Collab: Pretty in Pastels
Link: http://luvlifebeauty.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/2549/

Blog : A day in the life of a Georgia Girl
Title: Spring Collab Look-Playful Pansy
Link: http://georgiagirl1081.blogspot.com/2012/04/spring-look-collab-playful-pansy.html

Blog: Gorgeous-Glamour
Title: Glamazon Spring Collab
Link: http://www.gorgeousglamblog.com/#!/2012/04/glamazon-spring-collab.html

Blog: Animal Friendly Beauty
Title: Spring Into Summer With Bh Cosmetics
Link: http://animalfriendlybeauty-therese.blogspot.com/2012/04/spring-into-summer-with-bh-cosmetics.html

Monday, March 12, 2012

NOTD Gold & Red Glitter Fading into Red

My nails with the glitter polish bottle.
This is a new polish I just picked up the other day and when I saw it I just fell in love with the colors. It has gold glitter with larger pieces or red glitter. This is one of several of the China Glaze Polishes from the Hunger Games collection. I purchased this over at my Hot Topic I always go to along with a few other items that I show in this video here:

All in all I love the polish though and immediately knew the look I wanted to try when I saw it.

These are the two main colors I used. China Glaze Electrify and Revlon Fire Fox.
 I first painted all my nails red with fire fox and then used the glitter to paint only the tips. Next I used the glitter again and painted over the tips again to build the glitter but then started to drag it down towards the base of my nails so that it appears to fade. Then lastly I used a clear topcoat to finish off the look.

My favorite part about this nail look is although you see the red at the bottom you also see some red glitter among the gold glitter too. I think it adds a nice balance to the look.

These are the polishes I used from left to right (China Glaze Polish in Electrify from the Hunger Games Collection, Revlon Matte Suede Polish in Fire Fox, and Nutra Nail Touch of Color Strengthener.)

So those are my nails for right now. What type of colors or looks are you sporting right now?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's FOTD

For today's look I decided to wear pink as I'm sure many others out there did today too. lol. Instead of going with the soft romantic type of look today I made the decision to amp it up a little with a fun colorful smokey eye, rosy cheeks and flirty pink lips.

The Finished Look:

This is a Getting Ready Video showing how I created the look:

The Products Used:

WetnWild Color Icon Single in Brulee(Under Brow)
WetnWild Trio in Sweet As Candy(Light Pink on Inner Half of Lid)
WetnWild in Spoiled Brat(Silver in Inner Corner and Inner Forth of Lower Lashline, Sparkly Black in crease and Outer V, Hot Pink in Crease and Outer Half of Lid)
Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner for Blue Eyes(Black on lower and upper lashline and waterlines)
Maybelline Full and Soft Waterproof Mascara
E.l.f. Eyerow Kit
And the tools used

Face, Cheeks & Lips:

Loreal True Match Foundation
Revlon Photoready Concealer
E.l.f. Complexion Perfection(Used as a setting powder)

NYC Mosaic Face Powder in All Over Bronze Glow
Milani Minerals Blush in Sweet Rose

Dasani Strawberry Flavored Lip Balm
WetnWild Megalast Lipstick in 907C

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!  I'm spending mine writing a paper for tomorrow.lol.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FOTD Everythings Purple

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 As you know I love purples, so for todays look I decided to go with a purple theme. Purple shadows, liner, and purple shade of lipstick.

With Eyes Open

Eyes Closed

Products Used
List of Products Used
Loreal True Match Foundation
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer
Cover Fx Translucent Mineral Powder(The one I got from the Beauty Social)

Milani Bronzer in #02 Medium
Milani Minerals Blush in Mai-Tai

Lid:  Hot Topic Baked Shadow in Lavender (Shimmery Iridescent Lavender)
(One of my favorite shadows, if you see it I definitely recommend getting it.)
Crease:Warpaint Eyeshadow by Hot Topic(Matte Blue-Violet)
Transition Color From Crease to Brow:
E.l.f. Smokey Holiday Eyeshadow Palette(Shimmery Warm Lavender with Glitter)
Brow: E.l.f. Smokey Holiday Eyeshadow Palette(Shimmery Frosty White)
Lower Lashline-Milani Easyliner Glitterliner in Purple Quartz
Upper Lashline and Tightline-Wetnwild Cream Liner in Black
Upper Lashes-E.l.f. Natural Eyelash Kit
Lower Lashes-Maybelline Full and Soft Waterproof Mascara

Milani Lipstick in Grape-Tini(Shimmery Soft Lavender With Gold Shimmers. Similar to Wetnwild 502A but more on the purpleside instead on pink.)

Closeup of the shadows and the Glitter Liner. Can you see the glitter?
Hope you all are having a great day and don't forget to experiment with color. Its fun :)