November 23, 2012

Belated Halloween Update

So, I just wanted to go ahead and share the stuff I did for Halloween. I was a skeleton (tell me if you know the name of the artist whose fashion is replicated in this picture). Two days before I had gotten dressed up as Janelle Monae for a work social hour. skulletonblog blogjanelle Both of these photos have already been edited (unlike most of the stuff that shows up here).

June 2, 2012

Neutral Petticoat

Here is a look from yesterday. It was supposed to be a smokey dark and neutral matte look with a couple of pops of frost (inner eye and lower lid). I wanted something neutral so that I could show off the scarf that I got at an Ethiopian gift shop (you can see that other scarf from photos back in 2010). I just used Petticoat on the cheeks to give a nice sheen of color. IMGP1170 IMGP1168 IMGP1178

May 27, 2012

Bright Blue and Classic Dark

I've been MIA for quite some time haven't I!? Well I wanted to give an update of some of the looks that I've been doing. It's been a while and I hope that I will be able to get a couple more looks out this summer (but don't hold out hope). I've got a busy writing schedule that takes me all through July and then some. This look was made after Xsparkage's Hello Kitty packaging inspired tutorial. I shifted the look from purples blues and pinks to blues/reds, greens, and turquoise/pink. Unfortunately you can't see that because there was so much light exposure when I took the pictures. I used reflects transparent teal, several iridescent blues/teals (one was from Sugarpill as I recall), colors that were similar to blue-brown, and a matte bright green from MAC. IMGP1145 IMGP1144-1 IMGP1143 The other look I did was just a classic nude catwing eye with bold lips. My bold lipstick of course: Black. IMGP1074

February 3, 2012

Black History Month: Music

Long time no post. I just wanted to start off black history month with a newish artist who I really like. His name is Tinashé and he is from Zimbabwe, but grew up in London. I really like his song Zambezi which is a historical fiction piece about the colonial war between the British and the inhabitants of Rhodisia. This particular memory takes place at the Zambezi River (hence the title of the song).
I really love the mbira version a lot (some people refer to it as a thumb harp), but there is also the pop version too.



Enjoy!

I'll post some more makeup related things soon.

December 9, 2011

Lace Up Your Nails

Here is a quick update. I did this yesterday while doing data entry. I didn't get my makeup look because I was dealing with a crashed computer.

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Here is the youtube link that I used for this look. I changed a few things.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydgbh9Q29hs

Base Coat:
Milani Angel
Some old Gap polish (use vanilla plus a nude to get this color)
Diagonal:
Milani Sandman
OPI Warm and Fozzie
Sephora by OPI Gold and Copper Glitter
Black Lace
Miliani Black Nail Art
O RLY Top Coats.

October 31, 2011

Dropping back in for Halloween

Well I know that I haven't been on much (work has been keeping me busy), but since today is Halloween and I did dress up, I thought I would post.
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Oh yeah, and here are some things that remind me of fall:
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August 24, 2011

Humid Moonlight Jealousy

This is really nothing more than just updating to be active. I realized at the end of the night that I had already missed the opportunity to take good pictures (i.e, when the sun was out and when my hair was still nicely done). This look features: UD Grass, Humid, Jealousy Wakes, and Moonlight Path.

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