2.23.2011

40's and 50's

I so should have lived in the 40's and 50's and danced with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly etc. I'd pick an old classic film over a new one ANY day. So, today I decided to mimic the fabulous makeup from the 40's and 50's.

First it's all about the matte face and make sure you've got the rosy cheeks going on. Then I made sure my eyelids were covered with a matte nude. I then used a chocolate brown and swept it over my eyelid. Then I used black eye liner and went in and above (more than a normal day. We're going pinup here) my lash line and winged it on the outisde a touch. It was all about doe eyes back then, so make sure you cover your ridges with white liner. Then finish the eyes off with LOTS of mascara (not spidery of course).

What would a Big Band look be without some red lips? Well, it wouldn't be a Big Band look would it? So, finish off your look with some red lips and people will mistake you with the likes of Judy Garland, Esther Williams, and Ginger Rogers!

Eyes closed like I promised. I know I havn't the past two days. Sorry. Didn't think it was necessary and I was lazy... :(

2.19.2011

I Tell You What

Before I tell you about my day I must tell you about my makeup. Today I wore an orange lipstick. (aka coral) It is the "IT" color for this season and I LOVE it! Not too red but still enough to finish your look. Try it!

Second, I chopped my hair! AH! 10 inches off the back. Wow. All my life I've been a nervous wreck. I worry about EVERYTHING. It's terrible. Today was no different. Luckily I wasn't a cryer, but I was certainly shaking pretty bad by the time I got to the salon. Once my stylist took off the bulk of the length I was ok. I knew I was making the right choice. And I love it! So, dadadadaaaaaaaa! My new haircut and color!

(Promise this picture looks soooo much better on my computer. If you click on it to make it larger you can see the lipstick and just the overall picture better)

It makes me feel fresh and new, I LOVE the color. She did the "Melting" technique (aka Ombre style) where it's darker on top and fades to a lighter color on the bottom. I wish you could see it better. We stuck with my natural color on top and worked it to lighter on bottom. I seriously suggest you all go out and get this style done. It's lower maintenance, looks SO natural, and it's so pretty!

I also love the cut! It's Alexa Chung inspired and I'm so glad I went with it!

Shows the color a bit better...


After getting my hair done I went with my family and our neighbors to the MONSTER TRUCK JAM! And, I TELL YOU WHAT! It was great! Our neighbors are often invited to the Huntsman suite, so that is where we got to watch it from!

How sweet is this suite?? Haha! It was a blast!

Meet El Toro Loco! (the crazy bull)

And the one and only (and winner)...

Graaaaaaavee Diggeeeeeerrr!

I tell you what, ya'll need ter git yerselves ter a monster truck show!
haha! (heard plenty of that kind of talk tonight)

How was your weekend?

What do you think of my new haircut and color?

2.15.2011

Doe Eyed

Have you ever wanted to make your eyes appear larger than they really are? Have you ever looked so tired in the morning and couldn't fix it? Well, try this. White. Liner.

Simply line the ridge next to your eye with a white liner or highlighter and done. It makes the ridge the same color as your eye which makes them appear bigger. Also apply a good amount of mascara and if you like to- curl your lashes. It will really open up your eyes.

I just used NYC's white liner. It's cheap, it works well and lasts all day, and it's going to last me a long time.