Makeup Monday: A Midsummer Night's Dream

   
                

My weekend was full of Shakespeare! I'm not complaining, I love Shakespeare! I was asked to help to hair and makeup for my high school's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and took the offer as fast as I could! 
Some other assisted in makeup, don't worry it wasn't all me. However, I did the fairies on the second night. I have a mix of photos from both nights so I can't exactly point out which makeup is mine without being ridiculously elaborate. Well anyway, I hope you enjoy these fun theatrical makeup looks! I always wanted to be a costume designer...
Photo credit goes half to me and half to another fellow Fashion Blogger, Vanessa!







Grungy Picks


Sweater - Thrifted
"NYC" T-Shirt - NYC Vendors
Skirt - Some Shop in England
Boots - Kmart
Jewelry
 - Thrifted/ Small Shop in England


I'm not the best at photography, but I deal with what I am able to do. 
I love grungy things, and it's typically my style during the fall season. However, I missed it a little bit, and so I've decided to throw this together for your viewing pleasure! I might actually wear this tomorrow, die to cold weather and the fact that this sweater could keep an Eskimo warm, ahah! Sorry for the lack of "modeling" I don't know if that is necessarily a bad thing. I had a lot going on today. In fact, it seems like I always have a lot on my plate. Well, time for me to rush to the next thing on my schedule!




Tuesday Tips: Spring/Summer Makeup




Yes, believe it or not, even make up has trends. It makes sense, because when you think of warm weather, you think of light makeup and when you think of cold, usually thicker and bolder makeup comes to mind. Well...maybe that's just me. Well anyway, according to the runway of many famous designers, there are 3 major types of makeup that seem to be popular this summer and spring season. Don't worry, they aren't crazy looks that involve jewels or insane runway makeup that covers about 2/3 of your face. So, what are they?

1. Metallics
2. Nude
3. Swinging 60s Swagger

Don't worry, I will elaborate!
First off, lets look at the metallics


Metallics


 


                      

Top Left:         Chanel Spring/ Summer Line 2013
Top Right:       Chanel Spring/ Summer Line 2013
Lower Left:     Chanel Spring/ Summer Line 2013
Lower Right:   Versace Spring/Summer Line 2013

Of course you don't have to wear eyeshadow as bold as these models do, but if you like to be loud with your fashion, go ahead and take the risk! You can mix and match this kind of grungy and cold makeup with you black and white outfits you have collected to epand your spring wardrobe!


Nude


                

                   

Top Left:                           Versace Spring/ Summer 2013
Top Right:                     Rick Owens Spring/ Summer 2013
Bottom Left:     Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013
Bottom Right:                Rick Owens Spring/ Summer 2013



Now is the time to let your natural beauty shine! With the help of a little concealer, tinted moisturizer, and some finishing powder, you'll be good to go and have a great natural look. This is a great light and airy feel to skin which keeps you looking fresh and naturally radiant!


Swinging 60s Swagger    


   

               
  



Top Left:           Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013
Top Right:           Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013
Bottom Left:            Moschino Spring/Summer 2013
Bottom Right:    Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013

So what do all these makeup looks have in common you may ask? Well take a closer look. They involve bold eyebrows, big eyelashed, and one heck of a lined eye! Basically the rule "LESS IS MORE" doesn't apply here. Considering that 60s clothes are in this summer and spring season, it only makes sense that the makeup matches to complete these fantastic looks!


Hope these tips helped a bit!








Makeup Monday: Boho Gold



Helloooo, fellows!
Or ladies.. I just like to rhyme. Sorry for posting so late on a Monday night. To be honest, I woke up at 2:30 pm and forgot I had to do this! I must still be in vacation mode, haha.
So this look involves metallic shades like copper and gold and a shade that best blends with your skin tone. 


1.) EYES- Apply copper color at each corner of the eye and blend only a bit into the middle.
2.) Dab gold for the majority or coverage on each eyelid. Make it the boldest in the center and just blend it into the copper near the edges.
3.) With the color that best matches your skin tone, blend right under eyebrow.
4.) With a dark shade of eyeliner on the top of the eyelid, draw a line as close to eyelashes as possible. Only start halfway and draw in the direction away from the center of your face. Make it bold at the outer corner of your eye, by making it slightly thicker than the rest of your eyeliner.
5.) Apply mascara.
6.) Continue applying the regular contours and highlights of your face but with lighter tones to look more natural.
7.) Use a light colored lipstick to look natural and even out the face.


And there is your boho gold look!




My week on instagram


   

This is basically a recap of my trip to Disney World! I met Princess Ariel, which was the highlight of my life so far! hahahah,seriously. I was having a panic attack.. She said she liked my bag, so obviously she thinks I have good style! hahaha, I felt like a weirdo, because I was in line to meet her with a bunch of toddlers and little kids, and then there is me. Anyway, this trip was full of memories that will never leave me. I'm so glad I got to go!



Vacation!!

Sorry for not posting! I'm on my Senior Trip at Disney!!

Tuesday Tips: Your Tanning Options and a Few Pointers


             


Tanning is not for everyone, and I believe in avoiding the sun all together. Besides being too pale to actually obtain color, I think it’s damaging, time consuming, and uncomfortable. However, if you are like many girls out there and enjoy tanning, then I have a few pointers for you!


  • Your safest bet if you want a "tan" and are looking to do that without any harmful UV rays is with self tanner. I know that doing this can go wrong in a lot of ways including being stained orange, or streaking. Make sure you have someone to help you with self tanner if you choose to do this! Also, there are now lotions on the market that will gradually tan your skin more each time it is applied for the most natural look.
    • Self Tanning Tips:
      • Exfoliated before you apply the tanner! Look for dry spots on your skin (especially the elbows and knees). Dry skin types darken faster and deeper than other skin types.
      • Hydrate your skin first! This is so vital if you want an even tan. Why? Because Self tanner will seep deeper into the skin on dry areas, and will be darker and last longer. You don't want to look funky, so don't forget to hydrate!
      • Be conscious of which areas would get sun exposure. Tanning should look natural. Avoid your palms, the soles of your feet, between your fingers, and your underarms! Also use the tanner sparingly around your hairline. If it’s too thick you will look like you’re wearing a tan mask!
    • I've heard from the internet, magazines, and a few other sources that Adonia Bronzing Glow Self Tanner is by far the best out there, with great results. If you're in doubt about self tanning and what products work, then do some research and read reviews!

  • Now, if you can't avoid the natural tanning abilities of the sun, I just ask that you remember this one thing...Wear sunscreen! 
    • Yes, it will slow the tanning process down, but honestly ask yourself...would you rather have a dry/burned looking tan after a few days in the sun, or a more even and healthier looking tan with hydrated skin after 2 weeks in the sun? I'm not saying that it literally only takes 2 weeks because obviously it depends on the skin type.
    • Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, because honestly, SPF 15 won't do anything. A high SPF will tan your skin more evenly with less burning. But because of this, your tan will be deep and last longer!

  • And of course, we have the famous tanning salons! If this is your choice, be sure to find out information about the equipment used and the potential long-term damage to your skin. 
    • Tanning, in general, can dry up skin and if used in moderation can help clear up acne by drying it up.
    • Be careful with tanning too much and becoming addicted to tanning salons. We have seasons for a reason. We shouldn't be exposed to the sun all year round, the way that we are in summer. 
    • Think of the future you. As humans we are always looking to be better and better. That's why you're reasing this right now, because you want to have a "better tan. If you want to avoid some serious wrinkles then tan in moderation. If not, you won't believe the kind of damage it does. Not only in looks, but skin becomes very dry and unhealthy. 


Overall, I'm not a tanning person. I know all of this, because at one point in my life I was desperate for a tan. I started getting wrinkles around my eyes when I was 14(ish), and realized the harms of it. I know that tans are attractive and nice to have, but just remember to be precautious an BE CAREFUL!

Think about long term effects, and don't be reckless!



Oh, Pooh!


Outfit Details:
Dress - (Only available in stores at...) Francesca's
Belt - Thrifted
Earrings - Local Art Show
Necklace - Gift from a friend<3 i="">

All my life I've been a pretty conscious spender, and I usually prefer quantity over quality. However, today I went to the mall with my mom to exchange the dress Shawn got me that didn't fit, for this one! I don't like it as much, but I'm a bigger girl so not everything in there fit me..Awk. Anyway, today I was looking for a crossbody bag for something more than $15 and I actually wanted something with a label for once in my life. Well, mom wasn't too fond of this idea, so I had to settle with a $20 bright yellow bag. It's cute, but since I started dating Shawn, I can actually notice a difference in brands and it's bothering me! I never used to be materialistic, but I can't help but want the nest now that I finally see the difference. Ugh. I'm a typically whiny teenager who only wants wants wants. I have to start taming this new spending habit. Opps!