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