Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Week of Spring Face

Hello Lovlies!

I've been MIA, I know, but guess what? Last Friday I turned in the first draft of my master's thesis. Yes! I was working' like a mad woman on that thing; therefore, I had to make some sacrifices. Although I wanted to check in and post a lil sum sum, I couldn't. I had to stay diligent. Anywhoo, it's smooth sailing from here with just minor edits to my paper, then I graduate in May :)


So, Spring is here, and although we barely had a a winter (at least we didn't in NC), I am so happy to see it finally arrive:) Spring is my favoritest–yup you heard it right– season of all. Fresh flowers, feeling the sun slightly bronze my skin, and even the pollen. Yes, I get excited at the first sight of pollen, luckily I don't have major allergies. Sorry for those who do.

I have a first week of spring look here that I've worn different variations of in the past few days. Apparently it's trending big this season, but I don't really follow trends just because they're trends. Think about it. The trends are set by whatever a fashion designer premiered in their seasonal show. So we set all of our fashion know how by some people, mostly men, who design clothes. Why do I have to listen to them? I'm not gonna lie though, some of the so called trends are hot, but many times they are recycled styles from years past.

For instance, the bright lips that I'm rockin' in these pics are trending, but guess what? They were also trending in the 80s and 90s!

 So my lil nugget of wisdom is that nothing's new, do what makes you feel beautiful, and don't do it because someone says it's the new thing to do.

Ok...done. Here's the look...

Orange lids, Pop of pink on the lips

White liner on waterline of bottom lids to open the eyes.
Use this trick to make your eyes appear bigger.

Matte Lips

Makeup Used for This Look

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, 520 Natural Caramel
Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder

Contour (right under the cheekbone): BH Cosmetics 26 Color Neutral Eyeshadow/Blush Palette Cheek color: Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette, the peachy glimmer color

On lids only:
NYX Eyeshadow Base with Pearl
Maybelline Color Tattoo, Fierce & Tangy

On crease:
BH Cosmetics 120 Eyeshadow Palette, 3rd Edition, a brown with a hint of orange shade

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, Flared (the purple tube)

NYX Lipliner Pencil, Dolly Pink
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, San Paulo

Don't feel like you have to go out an purchase all the items I used. Use what you have...unless you have money to spend. Look, I can't tell you how to spend your money. :)

I just got the NYX soft matte lip cream and NYX eyeshadow base, and I already love them. Would you like to see a review on these items to know all the specs of these products? If you do, let me know in the comments below.

With fresh flowers and pollen all over your car, 
À Bientôt...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bob Marley Knows What It Is....

Reflecting on marriage. We all need reminders every once in a while. This quote from Bob Marley came just in time...