Hooked Siren – Halloween Mermaid Makeup

Hi beautiful ghouls!

Yesterday I created a Hooked Siren look, complete with shells from the ocean and a hook straight out of my dad’s tackle box. This look took me about an hour and 45 minutes to complete, and I used a hell of a lot of different beauty products/Halloween sfx products to do it. All products used will be bolded so you can find them easily.

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For my face, I used a moisturizer to prime. Then I added e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation and e.l.f. concealer to prep my skin. Next, I added a cream contour to my face – to my temples and around my forehead, the hollows of my cheeks, and my jaw line. I blended this out and finished with It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores setting powder.

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Next, I created the scales! I put a pair of old fishnet stockings around my head, and created an ombre effect of scales using my Julia’s Leaps of Faith eyeshadows! If you don’t know, those are the shadows I make myself! I used the color Puddles ( a bright blue) and Introspective (a smokey purple) which are both currently available for purchase on my Etsy, and then I used a color that is not released on my Etsy shop yet called Mermaid Lagoon (a black based dark blue) for the darkest scale shade!

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After my scales were on, I created the hook injury using a real fishing hook, flesh liquid latex, and ripped up tissues. I let this set and dry on my face while I completed my eyes! For my eyebrows I used Colourpop’s Supershock Eyeshadow in Rhinestone which is a black-based metallic blue/green color on a small angled brush, and filled my brows in like I normally would. This eyeshadow color gave my eyebrows a blu-ish green hue that is reminscent of the ocean floor! Then I used TooFaced Sugar Pop palette and completed my eye makeup with the purples and blues in the palette. I topped the center of my eyelids with the glitter sheer Supershock eyeshadow from Colourpop in Alchemy.

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I completed my eye look with some winged liner using e.l.f. Expert Liner and Ciate London Fierce Flicks. I created a “mermaid tail” wing instead of a traditional wing. Then I used the Essence Cosmetics False Lash mascara to give my lashes definition and length. By this time, my injury was dry, so I picked at it to give it a distressed effect. Then I added my foundation around the outside to make it flesh-toned. I added red and purple tones to the perimeter using the e.l.f. Mad for Matte 2 palette so the wound appeared bruised and infected. At the end, I dumped some fake blood all over it, and let it run down my neck to give the appearance that it was still bleeding.

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I finished my look with a rhinestone headband, and glued some sea shells to my forehead using more liquid latex (this part was surprisingly difficult!). I finished with the Ulta Matte Lip Cream in the shade Allusive for a dark, moody lip that fit the dark blues and purples of this look!

To complete the costume, I added a blue/green sparkly crocheted light-weight sweater (I borrowed from my mom) that looked like a fishing net. I wore a black crop top camisole underneath the netting. Then I wore pearl earrings, a pearly bracelet, and a pearly necklace (all fake of course) to match my underwater theme!

I had SUCH a fun time creating this look yesterday, and I received many compliments on it whether it was in-person compliments, Instagram, or compliments from DMs on Snapchat! I hope you like this look, and try it for yourself! The great part of this costume idea is that you can use any color scheme!

Until next time, stay scary!

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xoxo

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First Day of Fall Makeup!!

Hi beautiful internet readers!

I wanted to show you all a fun and berry-inspired makeup look I completed on the first day of fall (September 22, 2017)! This look was so fun to do, and it was completed using only eyeshadows from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I love this palette SOOOO much, and it is great for fall makeup looks.

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Other products I used included e.l.f. Foundation, Hikari blush/bronzer duo, Becca Cosmetics highlighter, e.l.f. Eyebrow Pencil, e.l.f. Precision Eyeliner, Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in the shade Viper, Chella Beauty Eyebrow Creme, Essence Beauty Brow Gel, and Tarte Cosmetics mascara.

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I really love how this look turned out, and I felt so beautiful! This was also the first time I decided to wear liquid eyeliner in a very long time. Usually, it is hit or miss with how I like the look of winged liner on me, but this day I loved it. Maybe it is the power of my favorite season working it’s magic! ❤

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How do you guys think this look came out? Do you like it? What does your fall makeup look like? Let me know!

xoxoxo

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National Dance Day & National Lipstick Day!

HI EVERYBODY!

Today is a double national holiday for me – it is NATIONAL DANCE DAY, and NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY! Can you believe the two coexist on one amazing day of the year?! 🙂 I am so thankful for both dance and lipstick, and in honor of recognizing the two holidays, today I wanted to tell you all about my favorite ballet shoes, and favorite lipstick to wear on stage!

Let’s start with ballet shoes. I used to be devoted to Bloch Zenith ballet slippers – the canvas type to be exact. I wore them all throughout college. However, as I progressed through college and danced many hours a week, the bone structures of my feet actually shifted and changed, and the Bloch Zenith’s lost their perfect fit. The reason I loved them was because they were soft and form-fitting, and the elastics came pre-sewn. They are still a great option to look into if you’re shopping for new ballet slippers.

Nonetheless, the ballet slippers I am highlighting today are So Danca SD16s! I recently have become a huge fan of these shoes! They fit like a sock, come pre-sewn, are canvas, and hug the shape of the foot in a very flattering way. Furthermore, they are GREAT for turning, center tendu and pirouette, and even for allegro. When my feet get sweaty, they stay put, and I don’t find my feet slipping out of them, or sticking to the floor in a negative way that inhibits my movement.

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So Danca SD16 – I wear a size 7.5 B width

They are incredible, and AFFORDABLE so I highly recommend these slippers to any dancer who wants to try something new! These shoes retail for about $22, and are totally worth the money. As you can tell from the picture, I just bought a new pair for company rehearsals, and I’m obssessed.

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So Danca SD16

Next onto lipstick! I love wearing red lipstick, and more time then not if I have red lipstick on, that means it is show time!! I’m either at a dress rehearsal or in a dressing room putting my makeup on for a show! I’ve tried so many shades of red in all types of finishes – satins, mattes, ultra mattes, metallics, etc. I’ve tried cool-toned reds, blue-toned reds, warm-toned reds, and rust-toned reds. I sweat a lot during dress rehearsals and shows too, and I require a lipstick that can stay put and not move when I am sweating and quickly changing on the side of the stage between numbers.

The lipstick I’ve found that steals the show and is my favorite lipstick for stage is ColourPop’s Ultra-Matte lipstick in the shade Mama! It is a warm/orange-toned red that is super matte! It looks amazing on, and doesn’t move for hours! When reapplication is needed, a dab in the center of the lips will do, and it looks great in photographs, up close, and from far away.

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ColourPop Ultra-Matte Lipstick in Mama

As you can see, I use this lipstick really often and the ColourPop logo has actually rubbed off of the tube. I always throw this in my beauty bag when I have any sort of performance that requires a full-face of makeup, and I am always complimented on it when I wear it. I don’t think a lot of warm-toned reds look good against my teeth, yet this color completes my makeup look when I am on stage! It retails for $6 on the Colourpop website! It’s a steal and definitely worth the very affordable price of $6.

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ColourPop Ultra-Matte Lipstick in Mama

Today is a beautiful Saturday, and the beautiful weather makes it a perfect day to celebrate National Dance Day and National Lipstick Day! I hope you all find something to dance about today, and put on a little bit (or a lot) of your favorite lipstick and let yourself feel beautiful! ❤ Because that is the nature of today, and it is only right to celebrate appropriately!

Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed my post, and let me know how you all are celebrating National Dance Day and National Lipstick Day!

Xoxo

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ColourPop Pressed Eyeshadows – A MUST HAVE

A few months ago, I made a Colourpop order because I wanted to try some of their pressed eyeshadows and their new blotted lip products! I want to focus this post on the pressed eyeshadows because these are probably my favorite drug store eyeshadow formula!

When you order eyeshadow pans from Colourpop, a free empty eyeshadow palette is placed in your cart after every four eyeshadows you add to it (awesome, right?). So basically you create your own custom quads which you can organize by monchromatic color schemes (which is what I did). The four colors I bought are Pretty Cruel, Dreamboat, High Strung, and Pep Talk.

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Pretty Cruel is a matte mauve berry tone with gold glitter flecks! It is gorgeous and is great for deepening my crease color or placing it on the outer v. Dreamboat is another favorite of mine – a perfect crease color! Dreamboat is a muted and matte dusty rose color that is buildable for a deeper color depending on the look you’re trying to achieve. High Strung is a metallic dusty rose that is wonderful for blending and shading on the lid. It can even be used all over for a deeper and more intense look. Finally, Pep Talk is my favorite out of all four. It is a metallic icy peach that gets it’s metallic sheen from fine glitter dust in the formula. It is gorgeous, and great for highlighting the center of the lid, dusting all over the lid, or blending with the other colors.

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In the palette, I ordered them Pep Talk, Dream Boat, High Strung, and Pretty Cruel. How cute is the Colourpop palette by the way?! Love it!

These shadows are a must have in your collection. The colors I chose are great for summer, spring, and warmer fall looks too, so they are versatile from season to season. The texture of these are buttery and super pigmented, with little fallout. They are not dry, and are comfortable to wear. Not to mention, they last ALL DAY LONG!

I also think the colors I chose are reminscent of ones found in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, so if you’re looking for colors similar to the ABH palette that won’t break the bank, Colourpop’s pressed eyeshadows are the way to go! Plus they fit snuggly in this cute and travel friendly magnetic palette, so you cannot go wrong placing an order!

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Right now, Colourpop is having a Memorial Day sale. Certain best sellers are 20% off, there is free U.S. shipping on all orders, and free international shipping on orders of $35 or more. Plus, it is Colourpop’s birthday month, so after you place $10 worth of product in your cart, you qualify for a free limited edition super shock eyeshadow. This deal is insane, so if you haven’t tried these formulas yet, definitely place an order today!

xoxo

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Christmas Eyeshadow Wishlist

There have been so many makeup releases since Black Friday that I can hardly keep up!! Seriously… and being perpetually broke paying for adult expenses (car maintenance, bills, etc.) I’ve been passing up all of the great deals and amazing new releases. I haven’t purchased eyeshadow in a while because to be honest I need more eyeshadow like I need a hole in my head (meaning I don’t need more eyeshadow), but there are a few I’ve been drooling over, and honestly online window shopping has saved me from spending a sh*t ton of money I don’t have to be spending. So here are the items I’ve been eyeing, that I totally don’t need.

E.l.f. Mad for Matte 2 Palette – $10.00

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Ok this one I’m really excited for. I’ve heard great things about the first Mad for Matte palette, but I already own a lot of the colors in the first version of the palette. This one, however, looks like they are all PERFECT transition shades for any eye look you’re trying to create.. and I really want it! I went to the e.l.f. store in the mall today, and they don’t have it (it’s an online exclusive), and the lady also said they were all sold out of the first one. So there’s that. Out of all of the palettes in this post, I think this one is the only I’d buy right now since it is very budget friendly.

 Colourpop Love Line Quad – $18.00

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This quad is everything!! It is the rusty rose gold, and dusty mauve mix of shades of dreams and I love all of the colors in this collection. I don’t need these colors because I have a lot of colors like these (I own single Colourpop shadows and the Carli Bybel palette which have colors like the ones in this quad), HOWEVER, they are slightly different than the ones I own, and as a makeup addict I really want them. I don’t think I’ll be buying these anytime soon, but I will admire them from afar… away from my debit card.

Colourpop All Nighter Quad – $18.00

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This quad came out the same day as the Love Line quad, and this one is pretty unique in it’s collection of shades. Colourpop doesn’t have another quad with similar shades in it, and I find this quad super functional for everyday natural or neutral eye looks. One I’d probably purchase this quad before I purchased Love Line, but again I will be staying far away from the Colourpop checkout. *Sigh*

Morphe 35F Fall into Frost Palette – $22.99

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Morphe’s beautiful 35F palette… UGH this palette is just amazing. I listed this palette on my fall wishlist post back in September (Fall Makeup Wishlist) – I’ve been eyeing it for a long time. What I love about this palette is the versatility – it’s obviously great for fall and winter color eye looks, but the lighter shades and matte shades can be used for day-to-day looks during the spring and summer. Also, the darker colors can be used to create glam night looks, or the lighter colors for simple natural looks when you’re not feeling up for bold eye makeup. Most of the colors are foiled/frosted, and great for bring some shimmery sunshine to the winter season. This palette is affordable, but for my budget right now I will continue to dote on this palette from behind the screen of my laptop.

These are my top wishes for eyeshadows and like I mentioned, I really don’t need to buy any more eyeshadow (especially when I’m broke), but it’s fun to create wishlists/beauty bucket lists or whatever you want to call your makeup addiction.

A girl can dream ok?

Let me know what makeup releases you’ve purchased or are looking forward to getting for the holidays! ❤

Until next time, Happy Holidays!