Thursday, February 23, 2012

OOTD: 80's Hair Metal Event + Get Ready with Me Video

Last week I filmed my Get Ready With Me video while I prepared go to an 80's hair metal event. 
Here are a ton of pictures of the makeup & outfit from the night.
For hair & makeup I wanted to mix a little bit of Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe & Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. I really wanted to mix the essence of both but have it look nice on & not too much like a bad costume.
For my outfit I really just wanted to go overboard & have it be completely over-the-top.
I decided to go with my goldish shiny leggings (I couldn't decide between these & my silver jeans, so thanks to my twitter girls for helping me out) & my awesome new boots. Then I decided to go even more overboard & add my fringed bejeweled top. I got this back in my DJ days for an Iggy Pop look I created & haven't had the chance to wear it much since. I love this shirt but, it doesn't really go with too many outfits, so I was super excited to wear it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Boho Chic Rocker Look

I know that this is a little late for the Fall/Winter season but, I have really been loving this look for the past couple of weeks. It looks so great with a warm sweater or big scarf & leather jacket, which seems to be all I have been wearing lately.
Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed
Studio Basics Double Ended Brush (I'm not sure if this is available anymore)
Revlon Satin Eyeshadow in Polished Bronze
Wet N Wild ColorIcon Eyeliner in Black
Revlon Satin Eyeshadow in Platinum Glimmer
Generic Flat Shader Brush (from e-bay brush set)
Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Midnight Blue
Revlon Perle Eyeshadow in Sunlit Sparkle
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Corrupt
Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara
Real Techniques Kabuki Brush
Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer
Gotta B' Urban Blush Brush
Ulta Cheek Color in Infatuation
Tarte LipSugence in Moody
Maybelline Lipstick in Madison Mauve

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Looks- Glowing for Him & Sultry for You

This year I decided to do 2 looks for Valentine's Day. The glowing, perfect version of you that guys love & the sexy, sultry look you love to wear. I hope that you'll give them both a try!
The angle on the Sultry look is a little weird & I didn't notice until I was editing. So, sorry about that. Hopefully it's not too hard to see what I'm doing. I will make sure to watch out for that in the future.

Products Used:
Milani Brow Fix Kit in Light Highlighter Shade
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Studio Tools Crease Brush
Naked from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Ulta Eyeshadow in Twilight
Urban Decay Shadow Brush
Sin from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Virgin from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Sephora Eye Crayon in 505
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast in grey
Creep from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Gunmetal from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Maybelline One By One Mascara
Gotta B' Urban Powder Brush
Ulta Cheek Color in Afterglow
Generic Powder Brush
Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronzer (this is just what I had laying around, 
use any slightly shimmery bronzer)
Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl
ELF Studio Blush Brush
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip
CoverGirl LipPerfection in Siren

This is the simple, chic model type look that I was talking about

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed

Studio Tools Crease Brush
Naked from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Hustle from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Virgin  from Urban Decay Naked Palette
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast in black
Renewal Smudger Brush
Urban Decay Shadow Brush
SideCar from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Toasted from Urban Decay Naked Palette
GunMetal from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Creep from Urban Decay Naked Palette
Revlon Double Twist Mascara
ELF Studio Stippling Brush
ELF Studio Blush in Fuchsia Fusion

ELF Studio Blush Brush
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip
Sephora Retractable Lipliner in Raspberry
Jordana Lipliner in Cranberry Cocktail
Maybelline Super Stay 10hr Stain/Gloss in Fresh Fuchsia #110
(I would also suggest CoverGirl LipPerfection in Eternal)

I hope that you enjoyed both of these Valentine's looks.
I can't wait for March so I can film my smokey green look that I have planned for you.
Have a great Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Day In Pictures- Working On A Photo-shoot & Playlist

I wanted to do another day in pictures post but, I wanted this one to be about something different. So I decided to do a behind the scenes type of thing. Kind of a day in pictures when I'm at work.
The perfect opportunity came up last month when I did a shoot with my friend Anthony Norris.
While I was pondering what all I wanted to include in my post, I decided that I kind of wanted to make it a guide for working on a photo-shoot as well. Little tips & tricks that I have learned throughout the years. As well as stuff dealing with my set up & other things like that.
I also wanted to show that working on a photo-shoot is a lengthy process. It's more then just the time you spend at the actual shoot. You end up spending the whole day prepping, doing the actual shoot, & then cleaning up afterwards.
Then I decided to throw in a playlist just for good measure.
So, because I decided I wanted to do a million things in this post, it's insanely long.
It has a ton of pictures & a crap ton of miscellaneous stuff.
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spoiled Brat Quick Club Look

This is my go to club look that I was talking about in my 2011 Favorites.
I love this look so much. It's really quick & simple but, always looks so stunning.

Products Used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Too Faced Blending Brush
Wet N Wild ColorIcon Spoiled Brat Trio
Generic Shader Brush
Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Liner in 0L (black)
Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Mascara
ELF Studio Blush in Fuchsia Fusion
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Brighten
Sephora Retractable Lipliner in Raspberry
Maybelline lipstick in Fifth Ave. Fuchsia
Loreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in Arresting

Let me know if you liked me doing the fast forward of the rest of the face.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Boho Chic Rocker OOTD

For some odd, random reason I decided that I wanted to do a boho chic rocker type of look one day.
I didn't really plan it out so, I kind of threw it together in just a few minutes.
I am pretty happy with how it came out but, I do think that I would change a few things for next time. (Maybe add some feather earrings & a few more long necklaces, plus probably wear different boots)
I think that something like this is perfect for the fall & slightly warmer winter days. 
(please feel free to ignore my super messy desk & bad nails)

Friday, February 3, 2012

January 2012 Complimentary Quickie Makeup Look

So here is my first of the new monthly series Complimentary Quickies!
These are designed to be easy, fast looks that go with pretty much anything. It doesn't matter if you're wearing jeans & a t-shirt to run errands or running a little late for work & need to look nice fast.
Most of these looks will be done with palettes. This is just for ease of use & shorter time. It's much simpler to grab one little palette, then dig through your drawer looking for a certain color.
I will also be using more sheer lipsticks to save time on lining your lips.

Products Used:
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Sleek Dual Ended Brush
Real Techniques Kabuki Brush
Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl
Maybelline Expert Wear Brow Pencil in Blonde
High Definition Double Ended Brush
Ulta Professional Eye Primer
Almay Intense I-color in Trio For Blues
CoverGirl LiquilineBlast in Grey
Studio Tools Blending Brush
Rimmel Soft Kohl in Jet Black
Too Faced Lash Injection
Maybelline Blush in Pressworthy Pink
Gotta B' Urban Powder Brush
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Carnation
I also really love-
CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Siren
Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake or Sweet Tart

Here's a picture of the new Almay trio packaging (obviously in a different color)

Let me know what you think about these looks & if you have any suggestions.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012 Random Purchases

I decided to make my random purchases posts kind of a monthly thing (it will depend on if I have enough each month). I really didn't do any specific shopping this month or look for anything in particular. I just kind of found a few random things that I really liked & picked up a couple of non-exciting things that I needed.
Although, the saddest thing did happen this month. My Sanrio store closed. (pouty sad face) It put me the worst funk. That store was my go to place when I was having a bad day or needed a little pick me up. Whenever I wanted something cute & girly I went there. The saddest part is that I didn't find out until the day it was closing, so pretty much everything was already gone & I didn't even get something pretty as a farewell. I just feel like a piece of my life is missing now. Totally over exaggerated & silly but, I really loved that store. Now I have to rely on the random Hello Kitty stuff at various stores to get my cute fix.

Ok, enough whining, let's get on to the random stuff I bought this month.