Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fall Essentials: Footwear

This is my favorite time of year for footwear because I actually fit in. I wear boots year 'round but this is the most appropriate time of the year, of course. This whole post and video is about boots and nothing else.

The classic. Doc Martens withstand the test of time and any weather.

Forever 21 has hit or miss shoes, and I always hit. These beauties might be a knock-off, but they're $100 cheaper. I'll take 'em.

Ultimate hit from Forever 21. Wish I got backups of these babies, because they're just that, my children. These are my favorite shoes of the moment, any season.

Wellies are of course a necessity if you live where it rains, sadly it ONLY rains here, I never see snow. But these Urban Outfitters boots I scored for $20 have a hot pink lining and will keep my feet dry while still being chic! (love that they have a biker feel to them!)

The oldest of the shoes. These ALDO shoes I've worn to the ground. Classic soft leather boot with buckles. Casual and cute.

Heeled chelsea boots like these H&M ones are a must. They might be a fad, but they are a very pretty fad.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Inexpensive Beauty Finds (All Drugstore!)

These products are genuinely ones that I use all the time alternatively, and in conjunction with my high-end products that I own. I love these, and the best part is, they're all found at the drugstore!

E.L.F Blush/Highlighter in Gotta Glow $3

Revlon ColorStay Foundation $10

Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick $6

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara $6

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara $4

CoverGirl Natureluxe Silk Foundation $9

Maybelline Super Stay Concealer $6

Rimmel London Kajal Eye Liner Pencil $7

L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base $10-$13

L'Oreal HIP Cream Shadow Paint in Nervy $6 (on Amazon)

Covergirl Eyeshadow Trio in Shimmering Sands $5

Rimmel London Single Eye Shadow in Backstage $4

Ardell False Eyelashes in 110 $4

What I'm Wearing:
L'Oreal Eye Shadow Paint in Nervy as Base
Covergirl Shimmering Sands Trio, all shades
Rimmel London Single Eye Shadow in Backstage, foiled on lid
L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
Rimmel London Kajal Eyeliner on waterline
On Skin:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
E.L.F. Highlight in Gotta Glow on cheekbones
On Lips:
Revlon Soft Nude Lipstick

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Christmas Wish List!

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Ebloui

These are things that I'm asking for for Xmas from multiple people since a lot of these things are really expensive. I know however that Tyler is going to get me a lot off this list, even though I said no :)

Makeup For Ever HD Foundation shade 110
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Illusoire

Stella McCartney STELLANUDE Perfume

Jeffrey Campbell Lita in Distressed Black

Benefit Boxed Powder in Dallas

And that's all for now that I can think of on top of gift cards and home goods and such. I will be updating this frequently I'm sure so keep it bookmarked!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Long Wearing Makeup Tutorial (Using the Naked Palette!)

Products Used:
Not Shown in Video:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Korres Vitamin E Face Primer
MAC Lingering Eyebrow Pencil

In Video:
Revlon Colorstay Foundation using Sigma F80
Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Tone Illuminator
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot
Urban Decay Naked Palette in the colors Buck, Hustle, Toasted, and Sidecar using Sigma E25 and E30, and E55
Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
False Lashes
Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural using Sigma Miss Taylor Flat Top Kabuki
MAC Trace Gold using Sigma F40
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Random Photoshoot of Myself: Grunge

Did a photoshoot for fun, as you may or may not know, modeling is a dream and a passion, but not sure if I can really go anywhere so I don't really persue it. So here are some shots! The theme today was rocker grunge, and I LOVE my makeup and it only took a few seconds because I was going for that messy hair and makeup look. (MAC Paint Pots are my best friend.)


What I'm Wearing:
Flannel from Forever 21
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tee from Goodwill

Korres Soft Eyeliner Pencil in Black
MAC Paint Pots in Groundwork and Quite Natural
Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara

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Monday, November 14, 2011

OOTD: Thigh High

I get a lot of questions about how to wear thigh high socks. I know this can be controversial because they are quite sexy, but I like to pair men's pieces to tone it down, like this men's Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt that I got at goodwill and cut up for more feminine lines. It's all about the mix. Making feminine things more masculine, and manly things more feminine.

T shirt from Goodwill
Skirt from Urban Outfitters
Thigh Highs from Forever 21
Wedges from Reflection

I filmed my MAC tutorial today, can you tell?
Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
Concealer: MAC Studio Finish in NC20
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Light
Blush/Bronzer: MAC Trace Gold
Eyes: MAC Constuctivist Paint Pot, e/s in Twinks, Antiqued, Nylon, and Amber Lights
Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal
Lips: MAC Creme d' Nude

One of the greatest Paint Pots.

Curious kitties :3