This is the month of red I guess! All the outfits I have posted for July have red. Hmm, and stripes too.. Lol, that’s weird! I totally didn’t do that intentionally. I love this outfit because it’s simple and sleek. The cami has a lingerie feel to it and the little dolphin shorts are appealing to the eye even though the stripes are horizontal. I can’t remember where the top is from, but the shorts are from Target I believe. The shoes are Coach and they’re super comfy. Funny story about this outfit actually. A few years ago I wore this top and the bottoms to the beach and went out to eat with my family. After the meal I was walking by the bar from the bathroom, and this creepy, grody drunk man at the bar grabbed me by my stomach. He tried to offer me a drink and I remember saying no way and telling him I was only 17! It was really unsettling to me, because I don’t think this outfit is too sexy or revealing and I was just wearing sneakers with it, so it was totally dressed down to me. Anyways, this outfit lives on and I won’t let anyone stop me! Remember: If anyone ever harrasses you, it’s not your fault for what you wear or how you act. It’s the other person who is being the creep. Don’t let creepy men discourage you from living how you want to live! People over-sexualize the female body, screw what everyone thinks and dress comfy and cute!!
I’ve been super busy trying to finish up my completions for hair school. This weekend was my graduation ceremony! I wore this dress made by Adrianna Papell called Hailey Logan. It is a kind of satin-like material with pink tull underneath, halter top with a cutout below the bust line and a pink zipper in back. I’d say it’s even more charming in person! Nude heels are Charlotte Russe. I broke out my Marc Jacobs mascara since it was a special occasion, I usually hate mascara lol. I also used my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, D&G liquid liner, Maybeline Eye Studio gel liner, light contour with Estee Lauder bronzer/blush, and Dior color awakening lip balm. More makeup than usual, so I felt kind of itchy. Haha. It was a great day though!!!! I was nominated for student of the year, and got a perfect attendance award! It’s pretty cool I can say I have two degrees now too. 😀
Can you GUESS what my favorite color is?! That’s right, pink. It’s the best color ever created. Lol. I am in love with all these pink products!!!! Read about what I think of these gems below and then tell me what you think.
I just got this lip tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Anime, it’s the color nearest the top in the photo above. I like it because it is all natural, has a very light weight feel to it, isn’t sticky, and it’s neon!! Neon pink is so shiny and vivid. It is a bit messy though, the tube it comes in is strange and you have to be careful it doesn’t drip everywhere. It is very pretty but I wish it stayed on longer, it stains your lips but doesn’t stay on the way I thought it would like after you eat and drink.
The color in the middle is a lipstick from the Color Sensational Vivid collection by Maybeline called Hot Plum. This is probably my favorite lipstick, I’ve had it for a few months and am just now writing about it. I wear it very often because it’s the perfect color to bring out my baby blues and also because it’s different. It is a similar hue to these other pinks, but it has violet mixed in with it to make you stand out. Purple lips are always a statement, but this is a very toned down version of bright lip color. It’s not distracting, you can still wear it on a daily basis without looking like you’re from a freak show. I wish this was a lip tint or stain but it’s just traditional lipstick.
The color featured last in the image above is Lively by Tarte. It’s natural, smells like real peppermint, and feels uber soft when you rub your lips together. It’s a matte color which means it doesn’t have a shine to it. I like matte colors because I don’t have many, although you can pat any lip stick and make it flat. This color has a rose color in it, it’s a darker pink than the other colors, it almost is red. When you apply, make sure to use lip liner so it doesn’t feather out. It will stain your lips but you do need to reapply it after eating and drinking because it fades.
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If you want to look like a Barbie doll it is simple: it is all about the eyes. Put on your foundation and primer as usual. Put on pink blush. Use Velvet Black Maybelline Expert Wear eye liner on lower rims of the eye, then on the upper eyelid apply Wetnwild’s Mega Eyes in shade 869, it’s a very dark black. Make sure the line isn’t too thick and that it gradually gets thicker as it reaches the outter corners of you eyes. if you want your eyes to pop even more, line the tops and bottoms of your eye with Maybelline EyeStudio in Blackest Black. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes with white shadow to make your eyes appear further apart. Above the liner on your eyelid, dab on a vivid color such as purple or pink. For your lashes, put on Estee Lauder’s Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in 01 Black. For lip color, use a bright pink shade such as Pouty natural lip luster crayon stick by Tarte. If you want your eyes to be the main and only focus, put foundation over your lips, then put on a nude or shimmery metalic silver on your lips and finish off with a clear, sparkly gloss such as Smacker’s Whipped Cream lip frosting.
The retro cat eye: Use liquid eyeliner (Wetnwild’s Mega Eyes) and drag it about half an inch, more or less depending how daring you are, to make elegant wings in the corners of both eyes. With this look you want your whole eye to be lined with eyeliner to give you that angelic, mod 1960’s kind of vibe. Mark across the top lashline and have it connect to the lower lash line. On the lower lash line it will be easier to use a pencil liner such as NYC’s 901 Jet Black brow and eyeliner pencil. Finish with a black mascara and pink or red lip color.
For a porcelain china doll image: The main thing you want to draw attention to is your lips! Go for lining the tops and bottoms of your eyes much like the way you would for Barbie eyes, minus the eyeshadow. Make the liner thicker on the top lashline though and add black mascara. Make round pink or peach blush circles on your cheeks. Use more than you usually would. Cover lips with foundation, take a pink or red lip tint stick (Covergirl Outlast) and make a heart in the middle of your lips where the philtrum or indentation in your lips occurs. Make the bottom heart sqaured off. Fill in the heart shape with Color Sensational’s Red Revival. Add a big bow in your hair, wear white, and perhaps a skirt.
Giant Anime Eyes: Put primer and concealer over eyes. Put eyeliner on tops and bottoms of eyes. With a pencil liner, draw a circle in the middle of your eye lid that goes from the very edge of the lashline all the way up to the eyebrow. Highlight the outside of the circle with white shadow. With black eye liner, draw a smaller circle within the large circle but make sure their are two little spaces in this circle that look like tears or even tinier circle shapes and fill them in with white shadow or halloween paint makeup. Within the bigger circle, take a green eye shadow or paint and fill in the whole area from lashline to brow. Glue fake eye lashes onto your eyebrow. That’s all!
To look like the Corpse Bride or any rag doll: Hopefully you will have your wedding attire or ragdoll dress picked out. Dye or spray your hair blue or red, depending on what rag doll you are. Line your tops and bottoms as usual. Wear black mascara. Draw on big lashes under you lower lashes. If you use color face paint, use it as eye shadow too. Pink blush needed. Line lips to make the philtrum or indention in the top lip look deeper than it is. Think cartoon character, like Betty Boop lips!
Now you should be able to recreate all of these doll looks ! Have fun =p