Thursday, August 29, 2013

Get Ready With Me: Smokey Eye & Bold Lip

Hi guys! I tried to film a get ready with me when I went out a couple of weeks ago, but the quality and lighting ended up being horrible, so I recreated it a few days ago.

I was going for a nice dark smokey eye paired with a bright lip. I hope you like it! Here is the final product :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Easy Neutral Glittery Smokey Eye

Hi guys! I recently did a glittery neutral champagne-y eye makeup look, and I'm happy with the results! I hope you guys like it, it was quite simple to do! The recipe is basically this:

Light shimmery color on the lid
Dark cool toned brown in the crease
Black to smoke out the outer V
Champagne-gold glitter of your choice (I used Lit Cosmetics Champagne Wishes)
Dark cool toned brown and black on the bottom lash line
Dark eyeliner to make your eyes pop
Mascara on the top and bottom lashes
Glamorous False Lashes

Flawless skin
Contoured bronzey glow on temples and hollows of cheeks
Bronzey-rose cheeks
Glowy tops of cheekbones and brow bone area

Warm terracotta-rose lips!

Anyway, I'll leave the tutorial in this post for you all to check out if you haven't already! You can also find specific product information and application details by checking out the description bar of my video. Here are some close-ups, and have a great day. :)

As you can tell, there is some clumping and uneven-ness on my right eye. Drats!!! :'( But aside from that, I like the look overall. I hope you guys do too :)

[Video to come tomorrow when published to YouTube]

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Crop Top Pairings: Photos and YT Video

Man it's been a while since I've been on here! Anyway, I recently made a video demonstrating various ways of pairing lots of different crop tops with many different bottoms. Maxi skirts, bodycon skirts, high waisted shorts, the whole nine yard. My rules are simple: create balance.

You must create a harmonious balance between the two pieces of your outfit. If your top is fitted, it will look flattering to wear a loose or flared out bottom, such as a circle skirt or fit and flare (skater) skirt. However, a fitted top can also look aesthetically pleasing with a tight bottom, like a bodycon skirt. Such a pairing definitely turns up the heat on an outfit, and emphasizes your body more, so consider whether you're comfortable with that or if you'd feel like you were putting yourself on display.

Also, looser crop tops look great with fitted bottoms. I haven't yet experimented with two loose pieces, as in a loose top AND a loose bottom but I'm sure someone out there could find a way to make that work. I'm uncertain. Anyway, please enjoy these pictures and check out my YouTube video if you'd like! (Once the video is made public I will link. Until then see below for the pairings!)

* So sorry for the inconsistency of the pictures - for some, but not all, of the YouTube pairings I posed for the camera. For the outfits I didn't pose for (I'm not sure why I didn't), I had to take screen grabs of the YouTube video.

* Note: I actually really don't like the last pairing, the top is way too masculine looking, whereas the dress is flirty, fun, and playful. Disregard!

Thanks for reading!