Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Makeup Fit For A Fairy Queen?

Hi guys! :)
So I had another day off from school. I figured since I probably wouldn't be going anywhere, today would be a good day to start trying out some options for show makeup seeing as opening night is in two weeks. That sounds like a lot of time, but it's not... So this is my first 'attempt' at a possible look for my show! Keep in mind, we're doing Midsummer/Jersey and I'm Titania, the fairy queen of the forest.
What You Need:
  • Face-
    • Primer
      • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind
    • Foundation
      • Revlon Colorstay in 110 Ivory
    • Concealer
      • Revlon Spa Concealer in 001 
    • Face Powder
      • ELF Tone Correcting Powder
    • Contour
      • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
    • Highlight
      • Physicians Formula Retro Glow Illuminating Powder
    • Blush
      • Clinique Powder Blush in Cupid
  • Eyes
    • Eye Primer
      • Benefit Stay Don't Stray
    • Loose Glitter
      • NYX Glitter Mania in 03 Crystal
    • Black Pencil Liner
      • NYC Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black
    • Liquid Liner
      • NYX Liquid Crystal LIner in 102 Crystal Onyx
    • False Lashes & Glue
      • Demi-Wispies
    • Mascara
      • Maybelline The Falsies in Black
  • Lips
    • Lipstick (Red or Nude)
      • NYX Snow White or MAC Hue
    • Lipbrush
The face is pretty basic, just prime and use a medium to full coverage foundation. Use a concealer and setting powder as you normally would. Then highlight, contour and add blush. 

 For the eyes apply an eye primer and then wet a flat shader brush and dip it into the loose glitter. I recommend putting a piece of paper or something beneath your eye to keep the glitter from sticking to your foundation. Pat the glitter onto your eyes. Once you have an even amount of glitter on both of your eyes, apply the falsies. Then take a black liquid liner to hide the band of the falsies. Use a black pencil liner to emphasize your lower lash line. Apply mascara to blend the falsies with your natural lashes.
Yeah, that's a super cute  face, I know :p. For lips if your going to go with a dark color, I suggest using a lip brush to initially apply it and then fill in and go over it with the actual lipstick.
 If you decide to do a nude lip, you can just apply it the way you would normally apply any lipstick!
I think I personally prefer this look with the nude lip, but that's just me! For an actual performance I would probably choose more of a berry pink for the lips so that they don't drown under the lights! Also, next time I think I'm going to try this look but actually use eyeshadow, so do a real eye look and then put the glitter on over it! I'll definitely keep posting the looks as I try them out! Let me know if you guys have any requests or if you want me to do a basic stage makeup post. I've been doing this since I was 5 for dance recitals so it's super fun and I don't mind at all! :)

Have a beautiful day ya'll! :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Summer Dresses in Fall?

 Hi guys! :)
Sorry that this post is kind of.... delayed? Senior year is just insane and I'm still trying to find a way to balance everything, but I figured that since I have tomorrow off from school thanks to hurricane Sandy, I'd do some posting!
This is an outfit I wore to school when I had some meeting's that I had to go to and needed to look a little bit more put together than I would on an average day!
So yes, that is me sitting on my bed. Thank you Boo Radley for photobombing basically all of the pictures that I took! I couldn't really take the pictures out side because the weather right now is... well, kind of gross? It happens every year, and I should be used to it by now. But I'm still not a fan!
 Dress- Forever21
 Bracelet- A gift from California! :)

Face- Revlon Color Stay Foundation in 110 Ivory, ELF Color Correcting Powder, Maybelline Bouncy Blush in Pink Frosting
Eyes- NYC Waterproof Eyeliner in Black, Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara, Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
Lips- Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Charm

 Boots- From Marshalls (Brand: Restricted)
Tights- HUE

Can you guys see the little Boo Radley foot? :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this outfit of the day type post! If you'd like to see more, please let me know! To all of you who live in the areas that are affected by Sandy, stay safe!! <3

Have a beautiful day guys! :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Music Marathon!

Hi guys!

So seeing as I haven't really been posting a lot lately, or really...at all. I haven't been doing my 'Music Monday' posts! So I figured that I would do one giant post with all of the songs that I've had on repeat lately. Beware, there may or may not be an overload of T-Swizzle. :)
State of Grace
Harbor- Vienna Teng
They play this song all the time where I work so naturally it gets stuck in my head, I really really love this song!

I Cry- Flo Rida

Take It All- Adele
Gravity- John Mayer
5 O'Clock- T-Pain, Lily Allen, Wiz Khalifa

Wow. That's a bit of a random mash of songs. Obviously I love every single one of these songs. If you want to know what I blast in my car, and what I look for on Youtube when I get home... now you know!

What's your favorite song of the moment?

Have a beautiful day! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Collective Haul!

Hello lovelies! :)
Today I have a bit of a picture heavy post for you guys! It's just a mishmash of some things that I've picked up from Ulta, Rite Aid, Target and various other stores. Ok! Let's get into the haulage.

Ok, so yes the packaging on these lip balms are adorable but, I really do love the formulation! They are by far my favorite, ever. So my Summer Fruit one was running a little bit low recently so I purchased the Strawberry Sorbet thinking I'd be good for another couple of months. Well little did I know I'd end up at Target 6 days later. I swear, I have been searching for the Alice in Wonderland collection everywhere and they only had 3 left at my target so yeah, you know I bought some! No shame.

This may seem like sort of a random purchase because honestly, how often am I going to wear glitter? But I have a reason! The show that I'm currently in is an adaptation of A Midsummer's Night Dream and I'm playing Titania. If you are familiar with that story, you would know she is the fairy queen. And what fairy queen doesn't wear glitter? I mean... seriously. But I've actually found a way to incorporate them into my everyday makeup routine! There will be a post on that soon. :)
More glitter? Yes. I really haven't been wearing much eye shadow lately so I like to spice up my eyeliner to make my look a bit more interesting!
Guys... I'm in love. This is my absolute favorite new mascara combination. Wow. Amazing. 
I also ran out of my Revlon Photo Ready Primer and decided I wanted to venture out and try a different drugstore face primer this time. Now, I haven't been using this long enough to be able to get a sense if I really  like it or not. But I'll let you know!
Aside from the creepy guy on the front, I love this!<3 I've been using the "Correct" and "Brighten" a lot lately. I did use the "Cover" for a little while right after I got this, but it's definitely too dark for my skin right now so I'll definitely be saving that one for next summer!
Don't judge me? Basically the whole reason I got this was for the really big, nice mirror. I needed a good handheld mirror for when I'm putting my eye makeup on! I obviously am going to use the powder too because my current powder is running a little low, but I really, really love this mirror... :)
I'm not exactly sure why, but I think that this product is discontinued :( I found this at the Christmas Tree Shop. It was only like $1.50 so that's a good thing, but I'm completely bummed that you can't buy this in regular stores. It's just a really pretty matte light peachy nude shade that I've been loving for highlighting my brow bone or for putting all over my lid when I want a brighter look!
Nothing like some good dark nail polishes to get you in the fall spirit! I got these at Rite Aid for $1.99 each. I have used Sinful Colors polishes before, but all of them were neons and I was kind of disappointed at how quickly they chipped. But, I know now that it was just because they were neons. I had Mesmerize on my nails when I had to get my appendix removed, a week later my manicure had barely chipped and that was without a top coat... What?!
I totally understand why everyone is obsessed with these Color Tattoo eye shadows now. They are amazing! I really love both of these colors, they look great with hazel eyes and they just are so fall-ish. I think they look great as an all over color or as a liner. 
Ok guys! 
That's everything that I've purchased recently makeup wise. I've got to say, I'm basically in love with every single one of those products. If you would like me to do individual reviews, just let me know! 
Have a beautiful day<3

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Disappearing Act?

Wow... Where to begin?
Hi I guess! I'm really really sorry that it's been so long since I've posted. I know that it's not really a good excuse, but my senior year has just been super crazy so far and obviously, school comes first! I also recently had my appendix removed so I was basically glued to my couch for about a week. But I'm finally returning to my normal life!
I will definitely try to get back into my normal posting schedule this week and I already have some really fun ideas that I've been dying to post about! Halloween tutorials anyone? :) Keep your eyes peeled for more posts and if you have any requests leave them in the comments! :)

Apparently Boo Radley likes those breakfast cookies just as much as I do! :)
Much love<3