Friday, July 20, 2012

Cosmic Love

A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes
I screamed aloud, as it tore through them, and now it's left me blind

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart

This look was inspired by "Cosmic Love," one of my favorite Florence + the Machine songs! Like I've mentioned in a previous post, I purchased a new palette, and have been playing around with it. This is the second look I've done using this palette. I played with the purple colors since I'm always very weary of purple eye shadows. They tend to look very muddy in my opinion. But I was quite pleased with the blend-ability and color pay off!

Someone on tumblr told me it reminded them of a unicorn! I'm flattered to say the least. I told her, now that I thought about it, it also reminded me of The Donnas' music video for "Fall Behind Me."

But alas, Cosmic love...

List of products used:
Rimmel London Hide the Blemish Concealer in 001 Ivory
Coastal Scents Creative Me Palette #1(I used the indigo, purple-y pink, and first yellow. As well as the two blues in that palette)Photo below
Sally's Girl Gold Loose Glitter
Sally's Girl Glitter Base gel
Rimmel London stay matte pressed powder in 004 Sandstorm
Rimmel London VolumeFlasg Scandaleyes Mascara in 003 Extreme Black,br> NYC Liquid eyeliner in 870 Pearlized Black
MAC pencil eyeliner in Ebony
Duo lash adhesive in clear Model 21 false lashes in 61T
This is the creative me palette!

I took the stars from my eyes, and then I made a map
And knew that somehow I could find my way back
Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too
So I stayed in the darkness with you

Here is Florence + the Machine's "Cosmic Love"

And this is The Donnas video I was referring to!

Azure Allure Eyes

I purchased the Coastal Scents Creative Me Palette #1 recently. I Haven't had a chance to play around with it until today. I did two different looks. I'll show the other one in a different post. I will also be making a separate post reviewing the product and showing swatches.
I call this look Azure Allure. Kinda tacky, I know!
Basically this is just a pretty blue look. Very simple to apply yet makes a dramatic statement! And it has a touch of sparkle, very eye catching indeed!

List of products used:
Creative me Palette #1(photo of colors used below)
Coastal Scents 56 blush and eye shadow Palette(white eye shadow)
Sally's Girl Silver loose glitter
Sally's Girl Glitter Base gel
Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Mac pencil eyeliner in Ebony
Jordana Liquid liner in Black
Rimmel London VolumeFlash Scandaleyes Mascara in 003 Extreme Black
Duo lash adhesive in clear
Model 21 false eyelashes in 61T

I hope to have a tutorial on this look put up soon!

Here's the photo of the creative me palette #1!
I used the bottom three to the left!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

♡ Channeling My Inner Marina ♡

I'm revisiting this look!

A while back I posted a few photos of makeup I did on myself inspired by Marina Diamandis. However they were only in black and white. I really wanted you guys to see how it looked in color. So I finally got my act together and played dress up!

My inspiration!

Now my take!

Let me know if you guys want to see a makeup tutorial on this look!
xoxo April

I can Sparkle up your Eye!

One of my all time favorite holidays is Independence Day!

Reasons why:
.Slip n Slides
.Running through the sprinklers
.Firecracker Popsicles
.Family time

My family and I usually get together for a huge BBQ and then watch fireworks later on in the night. Unfortunately things came up this year and our usual plans got cancelled. I was really bummed about it specially since I got all dolled up.

I made myself feel better with some great music!

Here's is my Americana Playlist:
. "American Woman" by The Guess Who
. "American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
. "America" by Simon & Garfunkel
. "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
. "Star Spangled Banner" by Jimi Hendrix
. "We're an American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad
. "Gramma" by Lana Del Rey
. "National Anthem" by Lana Del Rey

And these are some photos I took!

4th of July makeup <3
And later on in the night I got bored and decided to give myself some bumper bangs and added a bit of blue to my bottom lash line!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Be My Baby

So as I've mentioned before, I have an obsession with the sixties. And my goal in life is to marry a musician(or Matthew Gray Gubler), learn grandmotherly skills by the time I'm 25 and to perfect quintessential sixties fashion staples. I've gotten pretty good at the cut crease mod eye, and I've been doing cat eyes since I first started wearing makeup. Clothing wise, I do a wonderful job at putting outfits together(check out my polyvore sometime). And one of my favorite fashion staples is the beehive. Oh, how I adore big hair! The bigger the better, I always say! However, if you're familiar with the beehive, you know how difficult it can be to do. Now I don't have very much hair to begin with. So I questioned whether or not I would need to buy some wefts or make a hair rat. My mother told me how her aunts would put balled up newspaper in their beehives to make it stand taller. But I opted against it. I wanted to try to use all my own hair.

So I turned on The Ronettes, and got to styling! I think it took about 30 minutes to do. I was playing around with it to see what looked best. I think I've finally got a set way of achieving it!

Have a look-see!
So I'm actually rocking the beehive again today. I wanted to style my hair like this everyday for a week, to make sure I got the hang of it. I'm planning on filming a tutorial at the end to share with you guys! But before that I have to perfect this baby. How exciting!

Well here's a video of me being a goofball! I felt like Kate Pierson or Cindy Wilson from The B-52's!

Monday, May 7, 2012

60's Throwback!

I just love the sixties! Music, fashion, hair, and makeup! Not to mention it's really rich in culture and history. I'm just so fascinated by the sixties, I often find myself obsessing over it!

The one 60's staple that I've been trying to perfect is the cut crease mod eye! Everyone from Twiggy Larson, Sharon Tate, Pattie Boyd, and Edie Sedgwick have been seen sporting variations of the look!
It's not the easiest look to achieve! But here are a few of my attempts. I did a blue look similar to the one Twiggy's sporting, and a more classic cut crease. Note: My skin was extra dry and patchy due to a recent breakout. it's much better now, but looked awful here.

Here is the blue look.

And here is the more classic neutral cut crease!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Primadonna Girl, yeah. All I ever wanted was the world.

If you haven't heard Marina and the Diamond's "Primadonna" by now, I suggest you do that right now! Actually, just watch the music video, it's adorable! So I was obsessing over the music video and Marina's entire look. It was a bit of a throw back to the 60's, which happens to be my favorite decade! So naturally, I tried recreating the look!

I have no clue as to why I only took black & white photos. . . Maybe I'll do this look again sometime so you can see it in color! But for now just enjoy this!

Ziggy Stardust danced upon my eyelids!

This is a bit of a makeup look I came up with one late night. I had recently bought some glitters and I just couldn't wait to try them out!

My camera was about to die, so I only took a few snapshots!

Enjoy the 20lbs of glitter and pink eye shadow!
I tend to wear my gross scrubby shirt when playing with makeup, sowwy guise!

With a Smile and a Song

First off, I am so sorry! I've been terrible at keeping up with my blog! So for that, I apologize.
I'm a bit of a night owl, which often leaves me being my most creative and animated! Speaking of animated. This next look is something I did on a sort of whim!

As I child I always really loved Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves". My mother had a costume made for me when I was three. I would where it constantly! I would never take it off! I would frolic around in the front yard pretending I was in the enchanted spooky forest. I even went as far as singing to the imaginary bird perched on my finger! Oh, let's not forget acting out scenes non stop. My favorite was lacing my arms over my face, letting out a gasp, while the huntsman tried stabbing me with his dagger. My older sister would be so angry when my mom would take me with her to pick my sister up from school because I would still be wearing my costume. Pffttt, I was fabulous!

Another thing I've always been interested in were the Face Characters at Disneyland. The princesses in particular. Beautiful, yet caked with makeup(not really a bad thing to this glamourpuss). Anyways, I did some research on the subject. Turns out the actors have to apply the makeup themselves. Disney rules gives them a color chart to abide by as well as a few products for them to use. You can use your own products, but still following the guidelines to your character. So with that, I wanted to achieve my own "Snow White" look. And here is what I came up with.

I also had a little fun with hair. I even found myself a red bow to grace the top of my head!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Isn't she Pretty in Pink..

"Pretty in Pink" has always been one of my favorite movies. Although I must admit, I find both Andie and Blain unlikable. I was, however, quite fond of Iona and Duckie.

Here's my logic:
Blain acted like he was all interested in Andie. But c'mon. You don't forget about your girlfriend when you "Supposedly" invited someone else to prom. Like really. That's bullshit, Blain. You know you were only concerned about what your friends thought. And that sappy speech about how you "always believed in her"...Cut the crap.

And thought I don't believe anyone should owe anyone kindness, I do believe you could have been a little nicer to the Duckman. I admit he was immature at times but he was your best friend and also didn't want you to get hurt. Lastly,Andie, I can never forgive you for destroying Iona's beautiful prom dress and turning it into a hideous potato sack.

Now, I'm a bit biased. I'm in love with Duckie! I just adore him. His style, his humor, and he can ride his bike past my house anytime!

But this post is for Iona. She has got to be the coolest character ever! Her style is flawless! And like someone told me " She changed styles often, but deep down inside was always just Iona". Now she sported quite a few looks in the movie. You had Punk Rock Iona, 40's bombshell Iona, Platinum blonde Iona, and Miami vice Iona. But my favorite look by afar was the 60's Nostalgia prom Iona. This is when we get introduced to the pretty in pink polka dot dress.

This post is dedicated to her makeup. She wore a pastel blue frosty shadow w/ bubblegum pink lips and cheeks. Thick winged liner, and killer lashes.

Iona Inspiration!

Now for my rendition of Annie Pott's Iona Pretty in Pink look!

Here's the tutorial!